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Title : EFFECT OF SUTTIGAI THERAPY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF AZHAL KEELVAYU - AN OPEN COMPARATIVE STUDY
Authors : Jiji Mol V.C, Bavya K, S. Murugesan, P. Shanmuga Priya, R. Madhavan, M. Murugesan
Abstract : The main objective of the present study is to outweigh the therapeutic efficacy of suttigai therapy for the management of azhal keelvayu (osteoarthritis) by an open comparative clinical study among patients with oil application and patients with suttigai therapy receiving the same internal medicines. An open comparative study was conducted in National Inststute of Siddha IPD among 12 patients who had screened positively for Osteoarthritis. The patients were divided into two groups. Group 1 and Group 2 were treated with same internal medicines but different external medications oil application and suttigai therapy, respectively. There was significant reduction in pain and symptoms in patients receiving suttigai therapy as compared to patients receiving oil application. The result of the study was explored by using KOOS score .The beneficial effect of the suttigai therapy was revealed with suitable statistical analysis.

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