A Clinical Study on Siddha Diagnostic Methodology, Line of Treatment and Dietary Regimen of Urathapithavatham

Neela, R (2016) A Clinical Study on Siddha Diagnostic Methodology, Line of Treatment and Dietary Regimen of Urathapithavatham. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Arumbakkam, Chennai.


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Yugi has described a number of diseases in Siddha system of medicine. Urathapithavatham is one of the pitha diseases recited by this siddhar in his ‘Yugi Vaithiya Cinthamani’. The symptoms mentioned in Urathapithavatham may be correlated with those of Hypertension. In the Modern Medicine, Hypertension as a clinical entity really came into being in 1896 with the invention of the cuff-based sphygmomanometer by scipione Riva-Rocci, in 1896 which is only before 120 yrs. Whereas the siddhar Yugi has described the symptoms of the disease, now called as Hypertension, even before 10000 yrs. The author has taken Urathapithavatham (Hypertension) as her dissertation topic because hypertension is an “iceberg” disease. According to WHO, globally, the overall prevalence of raised blood pressure in adults aged 25 and over was around 40% in 2008. Worldwide, raised blood pressure is estimated to cause 7.5 million deaths, about 12.8% of the total of all deaths. Early diagnosis using Ennvagai Thervu and treatment in Siddha system would definitely help in preventing the mortality and morbidity due to complications of hypertension. The following page of this study contains detailed reports of the analysis that were made upon careful observation of the Siddha literature that elaborates various aspects of the disease. AIM : To conduct a study on Urathapithavatham and there by to document the symptoms and signs of Urathapithavatham using Siddha Diagnostic Methodology. OBJECTIVE : PRIMARY OBJECTIVE : To elucidate Siddha diagnostic methodology for causes and clinical methods in the Urathapithavatham. SECONDARY OBJECTIVE : • To collect literary evidences about Urathapithavatham. • To study the detailed etiological factors of Urathapithavatham. • To analyze the signs and symptoms of Urathapithavatham. • To find out the changes of Udal thathu and Uyir thathu. • To correlate the symptoms of Urathapithavatham with that of closely resembling conditions in modern medical literature. • To have an idea of incidence of the Urathapithavatham with reference to sex, age, habit. • To standardize the line of treatment for Urathapithavatham. • To recommend a dietary regimen for Urathapithavatham. CONCLUSION : The disease URATHAPITHAVATHAM was taken for my clinical study with reference in Yugi Vaithiya Cinthamani – 800. The study of Urathapithavatham was carried out in this dissertation giving importance to the changes in the Uyir thathukkal and Udal thathukkal. The changes in the Uyir thathukkal and Udal thathukkal were assessed by Siddha parameters like Ennvagai Thervu, Manikkadai Nool and Yakkai Ilakkanam. A paralleled modern diagnosis was derived through blood pressure monitoring and 40 cases were observed clinically in the outpatient division. From this study, the following data were concluded. • Maximum incidence of age was between 34 – 66 years ie. Pitha kaalam. • Males were affected more than females. • The aetiological factors like increased intake of salt, sour and pungent tastes in food, stress sleep deprivation and hot environment were strongly associated with the prevalence of the disease. • 100% of cases were from neithal nilam. • 100% were prone to anger, 62.5% had confusion, 62.5% had headache and 92.5% had insomnia. • Praanan, Samaanan and Devadhathan were affected in all the cases. • Ranjagam and Sathagam were affected in all the cases. • Tharpagam is affected in 67.5% of the cases. • This observational study reveals i. In Ennvagai Thervu, Naadi – 65% revealed Pithavatha naadi Neerkuri – 67.5% had pale yellow colour urine Neikkuri – 47.5% showed irregular pattern of spreading ii. In manikkadai nool 50% of the patients had 9 ¼ fbs iii. In Yakkai 57.5% were pithavatha thegi The symptoms of Urathapithavatham may be correlated with Hypertension in modern medium.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: (Reg.No. 321315101)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Siddha Diagnostic Methodology ; Line of Treatment ; Dietary Regimen ; Urathapithavatham.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 03:09
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2019 15:08
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/489

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