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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 178-184

Contribution of Ayurveda for the management of Swarabheda: A case study

Department of Panchakarma, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital and Research Centre, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Manju Mohan
Department of Panchakarma, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital and Research Centre, Wardha, Maharashtra.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JISM.JISM_59_19

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Background: Voice is a means of communicating verbal messages, which serves as a powerful carrier of personality and emotional, educational, and social status. Dysphonia (impaired voice production) is a very common ailment, affecting nearly one-third of the population at some point in their life. Hoarseness of voice can be correlated to Swarabheda in Ayurveda. The management provided by contemporary medicine for this condition is either conservative or surgical in nature, which is cost worthy. Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of Ayurvedic management of Swarabheda.Materials and Methods: A 35-year-old woman approached to Ayurvedic hospital with complaints of hoarseness of voice and difficulty and pain while deglutition and talking since 1 year. She was diagnosed with Vataj swarabheda and was treated with Panchakarma treatment including Marsha Nasya with Anutaila and Gandusha along with Shamana Chikitsa. The treatment was continued for consecutive 1 month. Results: Hoarseness of voice was assessed after 15 days with the help of Buffalo III Voice Profile and satisfactory outcome was found especially in the quality and loudness of voice, mental strength, and confidence of patient. Conclusion: The collaborative approach of the aforementioned therapy gives symptomatic relief in Swarabheda.

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