Management of hyposmia through Ayurveda - A case study

Authors

  • Dr. Mohit . PG Scholar
  • Dr. Rohan Mohan Das Corresponding Author
  • Dr. Suhas Kumar Shetty Author 3
  • Dr. Suraj Kumbar Author 4

Abstract

Abstract

Background: Hyposmia, a diminished sense of smell, can significantly impact one's quality of life. Despite its prevalence, it is often underestimated in large population studies. Various factors like chronic rhino-sinusitis and aging contribute to this condition.

Objective: This case study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of Ayurvedic interventions, including Mukhabhyanga followed by Nasya therapy with Lasuna swara and Anu taila, along with Ekangveera rasa and Ksheerbala DS capsules, in managing hyposmia.

Methods: A 49-year-old male with a 4-month history of decreased sense of smell and loss of taste was treated with the aforementioned Ayurvedic interventions for seven days. Clinical examination, smell tests, and PEA test were conducted before and after treatment to assess olfactory function.

Results: After seven days of treatment, the patient showed significant improvement in olfactory function, as evidenced by the ability to detect odors in smell tests and reduced PEA detection threshold. No adverse effects were reported during or after treatment.

Conclusion: This case study suggests that Mukhabhyanga followed by Nasya therapy along with Ekangveera rasa and Ksheerbala DS capsules may effectively manage hyposmia. Further research with larger sample sizes is warranted to validate these findings and explore long-term outcomes. Ayurvedic interventions offer a promising approach for addressing olfactory disorders and improving quality of life in affected individuals.

Author Biographies

Dr. Rohan Mohan Das, Corresponding Author

Corresponding Author/ Author 2- Dr. Rohan Mohan Das

(Assistant professor Department of Kaya Chikitsa,

KAHERs Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalya Belagavi,

Karnataka- 590003.)

Dr. Suhas Kumar Shetty, Author 3

Author 3-  Dr. Suhas Kumar Shetty

(Principal / Professor Department of Kaya Chikitsa,

KAHERs Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalya Belagavi,

Karnataka- 590003.)

Dr. Suraj Kumbar, Author 4

Author 4- Dr. Suraj Kumbar

(Consultant / Assistant professor KLE Ayurveda Medical College, Chikodi)

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Published

2024-05-10

How to Cite

., D. M., Dr. Rohan Mohan Das, Dr. Suhas Kumar Shetty, & Dr. Suraj Kumbar. (2024). Management of hyposmia through Ayurveda - A case study. Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM), 12(4). Retrieved from https://jahm.co.in/index.php/jahm/article/view/1339