• Maanickha Chelvi ks siddha regional research istitute, puducherry
  • Rajesh Kumar
  • Rajendra Kumar A



Introduction: Siddha medicine, one among the ancient indigenous medical systems of India, has a repository of classical formulations as internal
medication and various other unique techniques/therapies as external usage. Varmam is one among such therapies used to treat multiple ailments,
especially related to musculoskeletal and neurological deficits. Sometimes, varmam therapy is used along with internal medications and external
applications as well.
Objective: Adhesive capsulitis or periarthritis may be correlated with kumbavatham which is one of the vatha diseases mentioned in the Siddha
literature Yugi Vaithya Chinthamani. Kumbavatham is one of the most common rheumatological problems in old age group, especially those in
diabetic participants. It is the most common long-term complication next to osteoarthritis in diabetes mellitus patients.
Methods: The present intervention was done in kumbavatham patients who volunteered to undergo the varmam therapy with regular outpatient
department medications, and the results were presented. The effect of varmam therapy on kumbavatham was assessed in accordance with shoulder
pain and disability index.
Result and Conclusion: The result of the current study concludes that the varmam therapy might be useful in the management of kumbavatham
diseases and thus improves the quality of life of the patients.
Keywords: Kumbavatham, Adhesive capsulitis, Varmam therapy, Diabetes mellitus, Siddha.


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Author Biography

Maanickha Chelvi ks, siddha regional research istitute, puducherry

siddha department



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How to Cite

Chelvi ks, M., R. Kumar, and R. Kumar A. “ROLE OF VARMAM THERAPY IN KUMBAVATHAM MANAGEMENT”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 9, no. 8, Oct. 2016, pp. 298-00, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2016.v9s2.12783.



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