A Study on Annavarana Vaatham

Kathirvel, K (2012) A Study on Annavarana Vaatham. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.


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INTRODUCTION: Annavarana Vaatham has been described under Vaatha Nithanam in Dhanvanthri Vaidhyam Volume I which has been taken for the present study. Sixteen patients reported at the OPD of Govt. Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai with the clinical symptoms of Annavarana Vaatham, a disease of Annamayakosam were selected for this study. The present study of Annavarana vaatham was mainly based on Siddha diagnostic methods – mainly by Ennvagai Thervugal and Manikkadai Nool. During this study, it was observed that all cases had improper diet habits, modified life style and emotional stress and it was found to be the underlying etiological factors for increased vaatham (↑Samana vayu). The increased Samana vayu which inturn leads to increased Kiletha kabham along with it. Both of them together decrease the Anila pitham resulting in Mandhagni (↑Samana vayu + ↑Kiletha kabham = ↓Anila pitham). Mandhagni leads to indigestion and hence inadequate Saaram affects the Seven Udal kattugal leading to the disease Annavarana vaatham. The clinical features of Annavarana vaatham- abdominal pain occurs immediately after intake of food, indigestion, abdominal distension, epigastric pain and food aggravates the pain can be correlated with that of Gastric ulcer. Dhanvanthiri had stated that Kirumi as one of the main etiological factors for Annavarana vaatham. This has also been stressed under modern medicine, which states that Helicobacter pylori is associated with 70% of Gastric ulcer cases. Based on the modern investigations – Endoscopy, Biopsy reports reveals that all Annavarana vaatham patients have findings of Chronic gastric ulcer. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: “Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open”. Now a days the stress and stress induced disorders are a great challenge to the present society. There is a remarkable transition in the lifestyle pattern of majority of Indians. Our dietary pattern has changed to low fibre, high fat and processed food. Chronic stress has deleterious effects on the body and may enhance development of diseases. Fast food, sleepless work and other changes in the lifestyle are causing more and more problems in the stomach. One among them is Annavarana vaatham, one of the disorders of Annamaya kosam. Hence, the present study is undertaken. AIM OF THE STUDY: To study the disease on the basis of Siddha physiology, Siddha pathology, Panchabootha theory, Mukkutram, Udal thaadhukkal and diagnose the patient on the basis of Ennvagai thervugal and Manikadai Nool. CONCLUSION: To conclude, though these features reveal uncomplicated stage of the disease, the patient must be aware of it. Proper diet habits, life style manners along with early diagnosis and palliative treatment are helpful in avoiding complications.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.32093004
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diagnostic Methodology, Symptomatology, Annavarana Vaatham.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2020 08:01
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2020 08:01
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12769

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