Dr. Arun Mohanan is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kollam, Kerala. He has completed his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery in 2009 from RGUHS, Bangalore and M. D. (Bhaishajya Kalpana) in 2012 from RGUHS, Bangalore. Prior to joining Amrita, Dr. Arun worked as Assistant Professor in Parassinikkadavu Ayurveda Medical College, Kannur, Kerala from June 2012 to June 2013.


Publication Type: Journal Article
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2015 Journal Article Mishra Abhaya Kumar, Remya, A., and Arun, M., “Role of Greevabasti in Manyastambha (cervical spondylosis)”, AAMJ (Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal), vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 361 - 363, 2015.[Abstract]

Manyastambha is one of the Nanatmaja Vata vyadhi. It can be correlated with cervical spondylosis in modern medicine. Cervical spondylosis is a very common condition. It is estimated that 9 out of 10 adults will have some degree of cervical spondylosis. It usually occurs in people of age 50 or older. With the emergence of computer technology in recent years, many computer engineers also developed cervical spondylosis. It is a degenerative condition of cervical spine that most likely to be caused by age related changes in inter vertebral discs. It may cause pressure on nerve roots with subsequent pain or paraesthesia in upper limbs.
Compression of nerve roots occur when a disc prolapses laterally. The main symptoms of cervical spondylosis are pain in the neck radiating to shoulder, upper arms, hands and back of the head. Any movement may cause aggravation of pain, so patient try to hold the neck rigidly. There may be muscle wasting, numbness and loss of sensation in arms, hands and fingers. Greevabasti is a variety of external snehana. It is a procedure of applying heat to cervical region by retaining warm medicated oil within a specially formed frame on this area. It is a localized form of basti, which is indicated in painful conditions of cervical region like cervical spondylosis, Spondylolysthesis, Cervical IVDP etc. Commonly used medicated oils are Mahanarayana taila, Mahamasha taila, Karpasastyadi taila etc. Greevabasti is found to be an effective treatment in many cases of cervical spondylosis.

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2015 Journal Article R. Divya, Mishra Abhaya Kumar, and Arun, M., “Effect of modified Patrapinda sweda with egg yolk for instant pain relief in Katigraha”, AAMJ (Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal), vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 402 - 404, 2015.[Abstract]

Low back ache affects approximately 60-85% of adults during some point of their life. Katigraha which is correlated with Lumbar Spondylosis (LS) is a degenerative condition affecting the discs, vertebral bodies and associated joints of lumbar spine. It is a neurological as well as musculoskeletal disorder. According to Ayurveda, katipradesha is described as an important seat of vata. In katigraha, vata gets vitiated at its own region producing pain and numbness. So vatahara treatments like Patrapinda sweda which is a snigdha sweda has been in practice. The modification of same Patrapinda sweda by adding egg yolk has found to be much effective in relieving the pain of katigraha. Traditionally the extraction of oil from egg yolk is a practice and is an effective pain reliever. There is extensive use of this oil with other medicated oils for external application in almost all nervous diseases. In katigraha as the pain and numbness are due to nerve root compression, use of kukkudantataila is very much effective. The same practice is modified in making special Patrapinda potali for swedana in katigraha.

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