A study on the symptamatology and diagnostic methodology of Vatha Kannagam

Princy, B (2017) A study on the symptamatology and diagnostic methodology of Vatha Kannagam. Masters thesis, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai.


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The author concludes the study on Vathakannagam with fruitful results validating the symptomatology and siddha diagnostic methodology. Study on Naadi threw up a narrow identifiable (Vathapithan) for Vathakannagam. So the presence of vathapitha naadi in Vathakannagam patients should be taken as a sign of altered vatha humour followed by altered pitham humour which might lead on this disease. If normal patients found with vathapitham naadi other than pitha kaalam, they should be taken as a pathological state and preventive measures should be adapted. Nearly more than 60% of the cases were observed results a clinician can diagnose this clinical entity as Vathakannagam with confidence. Sedentary life style, mental stress and increased exposure to air are said to be an important factor initiating or aggravating the Vathakannagam, in this study also most of the patients had initial tripping, tottering and staggering in dizziness while climbing up or getting down or trying to step high off the ground, general weakness in the whole body due to relaxing of the muscles, and spreading wide the limbes as it were a wings of the bird. It can be concluded that with the genesis of Vathakannagam and subsequently the Vathakannagam could be the path of development of the disease. So along with medicines for improving the functional disabilities yogam and physical activities or exercises, they improve the weakness in the whole body. Vaatham humour which is the root cause of this disease, it was found to be elevated which confirms the literary standpoint said by Sage Yugi. Therefore steps should be taken to keep it under check. Most of the patients had Vathapitham thega amaippu, it is an important factor precipitating this disease. Study on Neerkuri in this study can be taken as one of the significant diagnostic tool for diagnosing this disease. With study on udal thathukkal, it was found that all cases (100%) had affected oon, kozhuppu, enbu, moolai, and sukkilam thathu, and 30% had affected with Senneer. So the medicines should be prescribed for strengthen these udal thathukkal. Neerkuri and Neikkuri is one of the effective diagnostic and prognostic tool used in this study. Segregation of humours depending on clearance / pale yellow and yellow colour of urine in neerkuri and vathapitham neikkuri in structural changes. By corroborating the modern knowledge to this age-old method can be enhanced and new horizons can be explored. Neikkuri (Oil spreading sign) is based on the consistency, thickness, density of urine and by seeing the shape of spread oil drop on the urine surface. These changes in the properties of the urine as compared to normal occur due to release of various excretory substances in the urine in different disease conditions which can be assessed by the patterns formed by the oil drop during this neikkuri and thereby the diagnosis and prognosis can be assessed. According to our system, due to alternation of the bodys normal physiological functions during diseases and production of Vatham,Pitham, Kapham, the chemical composition of urine also changes which ultimately changes the pattern of oil drop spreading. CONCLUSION: The patients with symptoms of Vathakannagam mentioned by Sage Yugi confirmed to majority of symptoms mentioned in the modern literature of Cerebellar ataxia. Thus the study validated the symptomatology elucidated by Sage Yugi and matched it with severity of the disease. From this study, it is evident that, with Naadi, Manikadai nool, Neerkuri, Neikuri and udal thathukkal examination, this disease can be diagnosed easily and confidently. The author concludes that these diagnostic parameters can be successfully implemented by the physician at the clinical level in the diagnosis of Vathakannagam.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: (Reg.No: 321415206)
Uncontrolled Keywords: A study on the symptamatology and diagnostic methodology of Vatha Kannagam
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Kambaraman B
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 03:17
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018 03:17
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/9613

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