ASSESSMENT OF PROGNOSTIC ASPECTS OF SHIRASHOOLA (HEADACHE) BY TAILA BINDU PARIKSHA
1Monika Priya, Deeksha Rana, Anukul Chandra Kar
Indian traditional medicine has a great history which describes about the ways to remain healthy, diagnostic methods of diseases, their treatment and prognosis in detail. For proper diagnosis of diseases, Ayurveda has advised to examine patient’s different patho-physiological aspects through several methods like <em>Ashtasthana, Dashavidha,DvadashavidhaPariksha</em> mentioned under<em>Roga-RogiPariksha</em>. <em>MutraPariksha</em>, mentioned under <em>AshtasthanaPariksha,</em>is an ancient method of urine examination. In the Ayurvedic classics, there is no direct description of methodology to ascertain the prognosis of <em>Shirashoola</em> (headache).<em>TailaBinduPariksha</em>, which is a part of <em>MutraPariksha</em>is used ascertain the prognosis of diseases. International Headache Society (IHS) has developed aHeadache intensityscale (HIS)which helps doctors and research scholars to assess the intensity of Headache so that they may easily ascertain the functional capacity of a patient and the progress of disease.An open study was undertaken on a single group of 90 headache patients and were subjected to <em>TailaBinduPariksha.</em>The HIS score was also assessed and compared with shape and direction of spread.In majority of the patients, the correlation was found statistically highly significant. <em>TailaBinduPariksha</em>may be used as an alternative method to ascertain the prognosis of headache patients.
Ayurveda, TailaBinduPariksha, Shirashoola, Headache Intensity scale