AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS: A CASE STUDY
Sachin Tike, Surekha Khandekar* and Urvashi Belkhude
Deep vein thrombosis or deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a serious life threatening condition that may lead to
sudden death. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the third most common vascular disease, after ischemic heart disease
(IHD) stroke and it is silent killer, it affects approximately 0.1% of persons per year. There is no satisfactory
management of this disease is available in modern medical sciences. It involves intravenous Heparin, Warfarin and
Venous Thrombectomy. A 32 years old male patient having right lower limb DVT was successfully treated with
Ayurveda by Jalaukaavcharana (Leech therapy),Nitya Virechana, Raktamokshan (bloodletting), Guduchyadi basti
(Enema of Tinosporia cordifolia & other drugs). The patient was cured by this Ayurvedic regimen within one
month. The Venous Doppler showed dramatic changes before and after the treatment. It proved that Ayurvedic
management of Deep vein thrombosis is faster, cost effective and easily available for a common man.
Keywords: DVT, Guduchyadi basti, Leech, Enema.
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