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Journal of Preventive Medicine and Holistic Health

The effect of pratidina (daily) practice and ekahantara (alternate) practice of nasya with anutaila in chronic sinusitis – A comparative clinical trial

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Author Details: Swathi Tikale,Binitha A*

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2454-6712

Print ISSN : 2454-6704

Article First Page : 61

Article End Page : 67


Nasya is the panchakarma to eliminate morbid doshas in head and neck. Vagbhatacharya opines that except for Vatika clinical conditions Nasya should be done for 7a days but as ekahanthara (alternate) that is with a gap of one day in between. As no previous studies were available on the efficacy and safety of ekahantara nasya, a comparative clinical study was conducted with anutaila in chronic sinusitis. 20 participants were divided by convenience sampling into group A (pratidina nasya) and group B (ekahantara nasya). The assessment was done by Scoring of symptoms, Haematological evaluation, Rhino sinusitis disability index, Event evaluation scale and Nasya samyak lakshana.
Significant reduction in symptoms score was seen in both group A (p<0>samyak yoga score was 82% in group A while in group B it was 95%. Asmyak yoga score in group A was 18% and 5% in group B and the difference was statistically significant (p<0>ekahantara practice of nasya with Anutaila was more safe and effective compared to pratidina practice of nasya in chronic sinusitis.

Keywords: Ekahantara nasya, Pratidina nasya, Chronic sinusitis, Anutaila

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2454-6712.2018.0014