A Study on Siddha Diagnostic Methodology of Neerkkuri and Neikkuri for “Uthiravaatha Sronitham”

Ananthi, S (2022) A Study on Siddha Diagnostic Methodology of Neerkkuri and Neikkuri for “Uthiravaatha Sronitham”. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.

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Siddha system of medicine has unique diagnostic methods i.e. En vagai thervu (mainly Naadi, Neerkkuri and Neikkuri), Pancha patchi sasthiram and Manikkadai nool. The author had collected review of literature, definition, aetiology and classifications from the siddha literatures. For the clinical study, 40 cases OPD were selected as per the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The informed consent were obtained from the patients. Case sheet proforma were maintained for 40 cases. This topic is submitted to the screening committee members and got approved from them as well as from the IEC committee members later. Among 40 cases, Sex - 95% cases were female. Socio-economic status - 45% cases have lower socio economic status. Symptoms – 100% cases have pain in the small joints of toes and fingers and 92.5% cases have swelling in the knee joint, ankle joint, dorsal foot of the body. Thegi - 37.5% cases have Piththa vaatha thegi. Nilam - 80% cases were in Marutha nilam. Piraaya kaalam – In 92.5% of cases, Piththa kaalam is affected. Uyir thathukkal - In 100% cases Viyaanan, Samaanan is affected. In 100% cases Saathaga piththam affected. In 100% cases – Avalampakam and Santhigam were affected. Udal thathukkal – In 100% of cases Saaram, Cenneer, Oon, Koluppu and Enpu were affected. En vagai thervu – Naadi- In 55% of cases, Vaatha piththa naadi is affected. Sparisam - In 92.5% of cases, Thoduvali and 40% of cases Nirammatram present. Naa - In 90% of cases, Naa Niram is affected. Niram - In 50% of cases, Niram is black. Mozhi - In 60% of cases, have Sama oli (medium pitch). Vizhi - In 57.5% cases, have normal Parvai thiran. Malam - In 37.5% cases have Constipation. Moothiram - In 37.5% cases have straw colored type of Neerkkuri, 37.5% cases have Vaatha piththa type of Neikkuri. Pancha patchi sasthiram: Majority of cases were come to hospital first visit on Tuesday (25.5%). The Patcham is equally distributed in between Poorva patcham (Valarpirai) and Amara patcham (Theipirai) 60% of cases were came to hospital on 2-m pozhuthu. According to percentage of bootham in the activity of die, fire (30%), is more affected, according to percentage of bootham in the activity of sleep, space (30%), is more affected. Based on the activity of birds, 27.5% of cases have affected vaatha piththa kuttram in pancha patchi sasthiram. Manikkadai alavu – In 30% cases have 8¼ Manikkadai alavu. CONCLUSION: This study would provide the documentary data of various parameters such as eight fold examinations (mainly Neerkkuri and Neikkuri), Pancha patchi sasthiram and Manikkadai nool of Uthiravaatha sronitham patients. In this study, it is observed that in the disease Uthiravaatha sronitham, derangement of humors Vaatham and Piththam involved predominantly. 55% of cases shows Vaatha piththa naadi. Majority of cases, neikkuri pattern have Vaatha involvement predominantly (72%). So the drugs which corrects the vitiated vaatham and piththam could be chosen for the treatment of Uthiravaatha sronitham. It would be helpful for the future reference and cost effective to diagnose the Uthiravaatha sronitham. Early diagnosis of the disease may reduce the development of complications of the disease. This study has been conducted only as an observational type of study. Further more observational studies and experimental studies with large sample size should be needed to carry out for validating this research in more efficient way in future.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.321915002
Uncontrolled Keywords: Siddha Diagnostic Methodology, Neerkkuri, Neikkuri, Uthiravaatha Sronitham.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 01 May 2023 18:21
Last Modified: 07 May 2023 06:44
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/21205

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