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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 14-17

Effect of siddha medicine and Yogam in Swasakasam (Bronchial Asthma) patient - A case report

1 AYUSH Wellness Clinic, President’s Estate, Rastrapathi Bhawan, New Delhi -110001, India
2 Siddha Clinical Research Unit, Ayurveda & Unani Tibbia College, Karol Bagh, New Delhi -110005, India
3 Central Council for Research in Siddha, Chennai-106, India

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P Mirunaleni
AYUSH Wellness Clinic, President’s Estate, Rastrapathi Bhawan, New Delhi -110001
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The prevalence of bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis is on the rise in India. In the Siddha text, Pothu maruthuvam, bronchial asthma is referred to Swasakasam. Among the different modalities of treatment, poly-herbal combinations, yoga practice and pranayamam are said to be well-accepted, safe and effective in treating Swasakasam. 39-year-old old male, IT professional was referred to Siddha wing at Integrated AYUSH OPD, All India Institute of Ayurveda, for the management of bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis. He was treated with Siddha medicines, Yogam and pranayamam practice for 3 months. He showed significant improvement in control of asthma, reduction in taking salbutamol puff, anti - histamine drugs and his quality of life improved.

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