Author(s): Kshama Gupta*, Prasad Mamidi
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain syndrome occurs more commonly in women. Its prevalence is estimated around 2% in the general population. Various pharmacological or psychological interventions are of little efficacy and the global prognosis of FM is poor. There was no clarity regarding the concept and management of FM according to Ayurveda. The present article deals with a case of FM managed by Ayurvedic treatment. The Ayurvedic diagnosis of Mamsagata vata with Vishada was made and panchakarma procedures were done. Two assessments were taken before treatment and after follow up on FIQ (Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire). There was 6.8% of relief on FIQ with two months of treatment. Ayurvedic panchakarma treatment found to be useful in the management of physical signs and symptoms of FM like pain, tenderness, stiffness, constipation, headache, fatigue etc; but it has not provided relief in psychological conditions like depression and anxiety associated with FM.