Author(s): Jyoti, Sidram Guled*
Introduction: The incidence of Obesity is increasing day by day in more percentage due to sedentary lifestyle and food habits and is resulting into many serious systemic complications. Sthoulya is kapha pradhana and medo-pradoshaja vyadhi. Charaka samhita mentioned Sthoulya disease under the eight varieties of personalities which are designated as Astha Nindita Purusha. Sthoulya is kapha and meda predominant vyadhi and vamana karma is prime therapy and it eliminates kapha and meda. Udvartana is another important therapy in Sthoulya that results in kapha meda vilayana and hence the present study is entitled as “Clinical study on effect of Vamana and Udvartana karma in the management of Sthoulya” was planned. Aims and Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of the Vamana karma, Udvartana in Sthoulya and to compare and assess the effect of both the therapies. Materials And Methods: Total 30 patients were selected, distributed in 2 equal groups, Group A treated with Vamana karma and Group B treated with Udvartana. Observations And Results: The progress was assessed based on subjective parameters considered by giving scores to the clinical signs and symptoms and objective parameters were done before treatment and after treatment with a specially prepared case proforma. Discussion and Conclusion: All the patients in both groups were responded positively without any complications. Group A with Vamana showed highly significant results in symptoms; Atikshudha, Ati pipasa, Nidradhikya, Shrama and Hyperlipidemia. Group B with Udvartana also showed highly significant results in symptoms like Nidradhikya, Swedadhikya, Dourgandya, Shrama and Alasya.