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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-36

Ayurvedic management of fibromyalgia with severe depression: A case report


1 Department of Panchakarma, Shri Dhanvantari Ayurvedic Medical College and Research Center, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Panchakarma, All India institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ram Lakhan Meena
Assistant Professor, Department of Panchakarma, Shri Dhanvantari Ayurvedic Medical College and Research Center, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jacr.jacr_70_20

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Fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome is a musculoskeletal condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain with many clinical presentations. Its prevalence is estimated at around 2% in the general population. Various pharmacological interventions are of little efficacy and its prognosis is also poor. Some treatments are available to control the symptoms, but no complete cure has been documented for this syndrome. Certain Panchakarma procedures and internal Ayurvedic medicines have been proved to be beneficial in the management of FM. The present report deals with a case of FM managed by Panchakarma treatment. The Ayurvedic diagnosis of Mamsagata vata was made and Panchakarma procedures such as Abhyanga (~therapeutic massage), Bashpa swedana (~sudation), and Basti (~therapeutic enema) along with Shirodhara were done followed by internal medicines. Assessment criteria was based on the scoring of FM Impact Questionnaire. Encouraging results were found in physical signs of FM.


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