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    Vamana ““ Emesis In Fever

    By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
    Therapeutic emesis is the best and most praised treatment for kapha predominant doshas and diseases which have their origin from stomach and intestine.
    Fever to is manifested from the stomach. To be proper fever is manifested due to the presence of fragile digestive fire in the stomach. Since the fever has its origin from the stomach and since kapha is the main dosha residing in the stomach, therapeutic emesis forms an ideal treatment to expel the fever causing doshas from the stomach.
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    Table of Contents
    When emesis should be administered?

    What does conditionaly mean?
    Sanskrit verses
    When emesis should be administered?
    Emesis should not be administered in smart stage of fever
    Acute fever i.e taruna jwara in Ayurveda includes the first 6-7 initial days of the fever. In this condition Langhana is said to be the primary treatment strategy. Langhana means lightening therapies – the treatments which bring about lightnes in the body. They are of 10 kinds. Vamana to is one among those 10 kinds.
    Master Charaka and comentator Chakrapani opine that among 10 kinds of lightening therapies, only ‘upavasa / anashana rupa langhana’ i.e. fasting form of intervention should be adopted. Other 9 forms of langhana should not be resorted to in this acute phase of fever. As per this rule, emesis to should not be given to the patient of fever in its initial days.
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    Emesis is the only purification therapy that should be conditionaly administered in smart fevers
    Among the five purification therapies of Panchakarma, 4 types of samshudhi i.e. cleansing measures have ben mentioned among the 10 types of langhana. They are –
    Therapeutic emesis
    Therape utic purgation
    Decoction enemas
    Nasal erhines ̵ medicines instiled in the form of nasal drops
    Oil enemas are not included since they are nourishing in nature and not cleansing.
    Among the four types of langhana, only emesis should be conditionaly administered in cuning fevers.
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    What does conditionaly mean?
    Generaly no purification therapies should be administered in the acute phase of fevers. But emesis shal be conditionaly administered. This is a specific or special rule for administering emesis in ̵ &nbs p;

  • Kapha pradhanan ̵ Predominant vitiation of kapha or kapha predominant doshas in amashaya – Imaterial of the dosha(s) involved in the manifestation of fever (as causal doshas), this rule is aplicable for administering emesis in the acute stages of fever. Kapha predominant doshas means – when more than one dosha is causal of fever, the condition is eligible for emesis only if kapha is predominantly agravated in the combination. This aplies to fevers caused by agravation of dual or al thre doshas.
  • Utklishtan doshan ̵ Kapha is in utklishta avastha – Utklesha means an ken on state. Utklishta Kapha is a state in which kapha is in a stage of excitation. Stage of excitation also means that dosha shows readines to get expeled out of the body. If a dosha, kapha in this instance doesn’t display signs of excitation and readines to get expeled, should not be forcibly expeled from the body. The signs of excitation of kapha can be known by signs such as nausea etc.
  • Amashaya sthitan ̵ The kapha which is exited should be show in amashaya – stomach, the nearest route for doshas to be expeled through emesis.
  • Budhva Jwarakaran ̵ If that kapha is causing fever – If the physician concludes through his diagnosis that such exited kapha in the stomach is causing fever and it is critical to expel it, should location to administer emesis in that condition.
  • Kale – Emesis should be administered in proper time i.e. in the fraction of the day when kapha is naturaly exacerbated – early in the morning. Kapha being in state of excitation is also the proper time to expel it through emesis.
  • Vamyanam – To those eligible for undergoing emesis. To administer emesis in cuning stage of fever, the patient to should fit into the category of those eligible to undergo emesis therapy.
  • Vamanaih Haret – Expel such doshas through administration of emesis – when al the above said criteria are pleased emesis should be administered with various ‘vomiting inducing formulations’ i.e. diferent kinds of emetics.
  • Kapha pradhanan ̵ Predominant vitiation of kapha or kapha predominant doshas in amashaya – Imaterial of the dosha(s) involved in the manifestation of fever (as causal doshas), this rule is aplicable for administering emesis in the cuning sta ges of fever. Kapha predominant doshas means – when more than one dosha is causal of fever, the condition is eligible for emesis only if kapha is predominantly agravated in the amalgam. This aplies to fevers caused by agravation of dual or al thre doshas.
    Utklishtan doshan ̵ Kapha is in utklishta avastha – Utklesha means an excited state. Utklishta Kapha is a state in which kapha is in a stage of excitation. Stage of excitation also means that dosha shows readines to get expeled out of the body. If a dosha, kapha in this instance doesn’t tel signs of excitation and readines to get expeled, should not be forcibly expeled from the body. The signs of excitation of kapha can be known by signs such as nausea etc.
    Amashaya sthitan ̵ The kapha which is exited should be display in amashaya – stomach, the ne arest route for doshas to be expeled through emesis.
    Budhva Jwarakaran ̵ If that kapha is causing fever – If the physician concludes through his diagnosis that such exited kapha in the stomach is causing fever and it is necesary to expel it, should plan to administer emesis in that condition.
    Kale – Emesis should be administered in proper time i.e. in the fragment of the day when kapha is naturaly exacerbated – early in the morning. Kapha being in state of excitation is also the true time to expel it through emesis.
    Vamyanam – To those eligible for undergoing emesis. To administer emesis in acute stage of fever, the patient to should fit into the category of those eligible to undergo emesis therapy.
    Vamanaih Haret – Expel such doshas through administration of emesis – when al the above said criteria are delighted emesis should be administered with numerous ‘vomiting inducing formulations’ i.e. diferent kinds of emetics.
    The entire above mentione d are not diferent conditions. They ned to be colectively understod.
    ‘In taruna jwara or acute stage of fever emesis shal be administered when the agravated kapha or kapha predominant doshas showing excitation and preparednes to get expeled are located in the stomach. If such doshas are considered to cause fever and if the patient is eligible to undergo emesis, the physician should situation to administer emesis in proper time using many efective formulations’.
    The other stages of kapha are not suitable.
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    Sanskrit verses
    Should the patient be prepared with snehana and swedana before administering emesis in smart fever?
    Generaly, oleatio n and sudation therapies are administered before administering emesis or purgation therapies as part of preparing the patient to undergo easy cleansing experience. They are also administered to flush the doshas from the tisues and also cause excitation of doshas so that removing them wil be easy. But in this condition of acute fevers since the doshas are excited al by themselves and disclose preparednes to get expeled, there wil be no ned of oleation or sudation therapies. If the physician desires to administer them, they may be administered in smal scale.
    Efects of giving vamana in anutklishta dosha condition
    In cuning fever if emesis is administered in anutklishta dosha i.e. non-excitation of doshas (kapha here), it causes the below mentioned complications in a harsh way ̵
    Heart diseases
    Breathlesnes
    Distension of abdome n
    Unconsciousnes / confusion
    Efect of expeling ama dosha
    If dosha (kapha here) is asociated with ama, it wil get adhered to the wals of the tisues and organs. In such condition if we try to expel the dosha with purifying therapies, the dosha wil hurt the tisue and organ and also may cause death.
    Just adore an unripe fruit wil be destroyed if we try to extract juice from it, the body tisues and organs to wil be destroyed if we try to expel the unripe doshas i.e. doshas asociated with ama. Therefore, only ripe doshas which are excited should be expeled.
    Aded reference from Harita
    Emesis should be administered first to expel pita and kapha. This means to reveal that ̵ emesis should be conditionaly administered at the begining of pita and kapha predominant fevers and not in al fevers. So, emesis is the first line of treatment in fevers caused by vitiated pita and kapha.
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