A Study on Neerkuri and Neikkuri Diagnostic Methodology of Siddha System in “Kaalaanjagapadai” (Psoriasis)

Vasantha, S (2020) A Study on Neerkuri and Neikkuri Diagnostic Methodology of Siddha System in “Kaalaanjagapadai” (Psoriasis). Masters thesis, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai.

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Kaalaanjagapadai (Psoriasis) is one of the commonest, non-contagious dermatological disease which affects population. It is a chronic, inflammatory and proliferative skin disease with symptoms of scaling and itching. The affected (Psoriasis) patients are psychologically impacted with self-consciousness, they also have frustration and excommunication from the family/society, feeling shame which often leading to severe mental depression. Primary objective of this study is to document the diagnostic patterns of Neikkuri in Kaalaanjagapadai and to observe if there would be any significant Neikkuri patterns which may provide a clue in the diagnosis, prognosis or its complications. The study was unanimously approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee and the Clinical part of the study was registered in the Clinical Trial Registry of India. Validity of the study, if done in a proper way it is cost effective and takes less time to do. One of the main benefits is if the diagnosis is done in a Siddha way, it would be easy to treat the disease on Tridosham basis and it will be effective than empirically administering medicines for mere symptoms. For this study 80 patients were screened with known case of Kaalaanjagapadai in National institute of Siddha – In Patient Department and Out Patient Department. Among them 70 patients gave willingness to participate in the study and the patients were included in the study. Pitham is dislodged from its residing site the skin due to its affections and the dislodged Pitham could be detected in the urine as PithathilPitham Pattern of Neikkuri. Majority of patients fell within the finger breadth between 9 to 9 3/4 (45 cases i.e 64.4%). It is stated in Agathiyar Soodamani Kaiyiru Soothiram that the 9 finger breadth of manikkadainool have the possibility of dryness (Varatchi). CONCLUSION: The study has concluded that most of the patients had predominant patterns of the Pithathil pitham (53%) and Pitham (24.6%). It is probably because of the reason that Pitham is dislodged from its residing site the skin. This dislodged Pitham could be detected in the urine as Pithathil Pitham (Reinforced Pitham) Pattern of Neikkuri. This manifestation facilitates the detection of current status or magnitude of the ailment and to treat it according to the deranged humours. Other diagnostic parameters such as Naadi, Sparisam, Naa, Niram, Mozhi, Vizhi and Malam do not show much significance as this study was done in a minimal population. If the study would be conducted with a larger sample size, it will yield more significant results.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: 321715206
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neerkuri, Neikkuri, Diagnostic Methodology, Siddha System, Kaalaanjagapadai, Psoriasis.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2021 01:29
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 01:29
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/18119

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