AN ANALYTICAL STUDY ON THE CLINICAL EFFICACY OF PEENISA PUGAI TOWARDS THE MANAGEMENT OF PEENISAM (SINUSITIS)Abstract
Pugai (fumigation) is one among the external medicines in treating a variety of diseases with the fumes of herbs or aromatic substance. Peenisa pugai is an external therapeutic measure that has been indicated in Siddha literature for the effective management of Peenisam that can be symptomatically correlated with that of Sinusitis. The aim of the present Pilot study was to compare the efficacy of internal therapy alone (Gowrisinthamani chendooram and Thirikaduku chooranam) with that of internal therapy in combination with Peenisa pugai. The clinical study was conducted at Ayothidoss Pandithar hospital, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai- 47. In this study, 60 patients with sinusitis were divided into two groups Group A and Group B. Group A (30 Patients) were administered with internal medicine alone (NIS OPD Medicine) & Group B included 30 patients with internal medicines along with Peenisa pugai. Pugai was externally administered for 10 min with the time interval of 5 days up to 5 sittings. The Prognosis of each patient was assessed by Friedman and katsantonis staging protocol. The results showed that the group B patients with both external and internal therapy showed good prognosis than group A.
R. Gnanasundari, P. Shanmugapriya *, J. I. Kumar, R. Jeevagladys and V. Banumathi
Department of Nanju Noolum Maruthuva Neethi Noolum, National Institute of Siddha, Tambaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
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