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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 171-174

Wound healing effect of Vimlāpanakarma with Jātyādi tailam in diabetic foot

Department of Shalyatantra, KLEU's Shri B M Kankana wadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Yogesh Sheshagirirao Kulkarni
KLEU's Shri B M Kankanwadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Shahapur, Belgaum, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0257-7941.157164

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Introduction: Diabetic Foot ulcer is the commonest burning problem in the society. Many histopathological studies show prolonged inflammatory phase in diabetic wounds. In Sushruta Samhita, Vimlāpanakarma (gentle massage) quoted, as first line of treatment for Vranashotha (inflammation). Case Report: A 70 yrs old male patient, presented with complaints of ulcer associated with severe pain and reddish skin discoloration over ventral aspect of 3 rd toe of right foot since 2 months. Vimlāpanakarma performed with Jātyādi taila around the wound for about 15-20 minutes daily for 10 days and follow-up done for period of 45 days. Discussion: By Vimlāpanakarma with Jātyādi taila there will be raised local temperature, due to which vasoconstriction is relieved and necessary nutrients, oxygen, insulin etc. are carried to the wound site, thereby improving the anoxic condition of wound. Conclusion: Vimlāpanakarma showed significant role in wound healing of Diabetic Foot ulcer, in a short period of time 10 days with no recurrence seen till 45 days follow-up.

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