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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 228-231

Hirayama disease: An ayurvedic approach


1 Department of Kayachikitsa, Danigond Post Graduation Centre, SDM Trust's Ayurvedic Medical College, Terdal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Kayachikitsa - Rasayana Vajeekarana, KAHER's Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya Post Graduate Studies and Research Centre, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Kayachikitsa, SBG Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Kayachikitsa, SBSS Krishna Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Sankeshwar, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Swarda Ravindra Uppin
Department of Kayachikitsa - Rasayana Vajeekarana, KAHER's Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya Post Graduate Studies and Research Centre, Shahapur, Belagavi, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/joa.joa_196_20

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Introduction: Hirayama disease, also known as Monomelic amyotrophy or benign focal amyotrophy, is a rare motor neuron disease. It is reported to primarily affect males of southeast Asia, particularly India and Japan. Clinical findings and Intervention: A 27 years male patient approached Ayurveda OPD with a known case of Hirayama Disease from last 9 years. Considering this condition, the treatment was planned according to Ayurvedic Medicinal system which included courses of Nasya karma, Basti karma and Shamana aushadi. Outcome: Post treatment, the patient showed considerable clinical improvement, and arrest in disease progression was observed. Conclusion: The present condition is understood under the spectrum of Vata vyadhi and was diagnosed as a case of Viswachi. The treatment was focused upon pacifying vata Dosha and restoring strength and functional capacity.


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