Nasal polyps- how to manage through ayurveda?
Hello, a 55 year old male patient visited ENT OPD with chief complaints of B/L nasal blockage, difficulty in breathing and irritation in throat since 10 years. The symptoms were aggravated during evening time and on exposure to dusts and cold. His personality was average built; body weight was 68 kg and belonging to middle class socioeconomic status. Occupationally, he was a farmer. No significant family history and personal history identified. He consulted many allopathic ENT surgeons where he was diagnosed as Right Ethmoidal Polyp Grade IV with chronic sinusitis. He was treated by antibiotics, NSAIDS and steroids nasal spray but got symptomatic relief only. Further he was advised for surgical intervention polypectomy. There was no history of diabetes mellitus or hypertension. His vitals were within normal limits. On general examination, there was no pallor, icterus, clubbing of nails, oedema or lymphadenopathy noted. No CNS abnormalities noted on through examination. How to manage his nasal polyps through ayurveda?
@nakul Ayurveda believes in treating the disease at its root cause from within. Sodhana and Shamana both therapies were given to the patient. Sadhyovirechana with Nimbamritadi Erand taila detoxifies the body and removes the vitiated pitta and kapha doshas from the kosta. Nasya karma with Shikari taila was instilled into both nostrils and was expected to strengthen the vital functions of the sense organs by its unique mode of action through Shringataka marma. Sthanika avagundana helped to open the Vatavaha shrotas and lightened the head. The ingredients used for avagundana Dhanyaka, Haridra and Tulasi in Triphala kashaya was supposed to pacify vitiated vata-kapha Doshas. The active principle in gunja lepa is Abrin which contains Toxalbumin and Glycosides, a water soluble glycoprotein inhibits protein synthesis and causes agglutination, hemolysis and cell destruction. The internal medications also helped to pacify the vitiated Doshas and brought into the equilibrium state. The combination of both sodhana and shamana therapies as well as local gunja lepa was acted synergistically to combat against the vitiated tridoshas in pathology of Nasa arsha