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CLINICAL RESEARCH
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 517-522

A comparative clinical study on standardization of Vamana Vidhi by classical and traditional methods


1 Assistant Professor, MSM Institute of Ayurveda, BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, Sonipat, Haryana, India
2 Panchakarma Physician, Department of Panchakarma, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Panchakarma, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
4 Professor, Department of Kaya Chikitsa, JS Patel Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Nilesh N Bhatt
Department of Panchakarma, I.P.G.T. and R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar 361 008, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.110531

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Vamana Karma (process of emesis) is considered as Pradhana Karma (prime procedure) meant for inducing therapeutic vomiting, indicated for the purification of Urdhwa Bhaga (upper part) of the body. It is the process by which contents of stomach, including Kapha and Pitta are expelled out of the body through oral route. Acharya Charak and Sushruta have advocated various procedures for Vamana Karma known as classical methods, whereas some traditional methods are also being followed. As very little works has been carried out in the direction of Vamana Karma and as not a single work has been carried out on standardization of Vamana Vidhi comparing to both classical and traditional methods, the present study had been selected. The clinical trial was conducted in a randomized sample of 50 individuals (Both patients and volunteers) resolved into two sub-groups, viz. individuals in Group A was performed Vamana with classical methods and Group B with traditional methods. From the observations and results obtained in the present clinical study, it can be concluded that the method mentioned in classics is very much beneficial from every point of view in comparison to the traditional method. It is very easy, safest, less time-consuming and clinically as well as statistically most effective method without producing any type of complications.


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