A Prospective Single ArmOpen Pilot Trial to Study the Antioxidant Property of Ayurvedic Massage Therapy in Healthy Individuals

Malagi, KJ and Adiga, Shripathi H and Rao, Anjali and Shenoy, Revathi P and Kamath, Madhusudhan (2013) A Prospective Single ArmOpen Pilot Trial to Study the Antioxidant Property of Ayurvedic Massage Therapy in Healthy Individuals. International Journal of Pharmacology and Clinical Sciences, 2 (4). pp. 121-125.

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Abstract

Ayurveda, the kernel of the ancient Indian wisdom, reckons abhyanga as a daily regimen owing to its univocal properties like jaraapaha (~delaying ageing process) pushtirit (nourishing), shramahara (removing tiredness) pushtyayu (~ bestowing longevity) etc. Hence, this study was envisioned to show the antioxidant property of abhyanga on healthy individuals. Recruited voluntary healthy individuals both male and female between eighteen to seventy years of age were given Ayurvedic oil massage with simple gingili oil every day in empty stomach for forty five minutes for a period of seven days. The fasting blood samples of the subjects were collected before and after the study. The study was explicated utilizing the method of Koracevic et al method for the determination of total antioxidant status (TAS) and spectrophotometric method for accomplishing the thiol assay. The mean value with respect to the TAS was 0.88 before the treatment and 0.92 after the treatment and that of thiol was 317.39 and 311.66 before and after the therapy respectively. In TAS, p- value was 0.016 which is < 0.05 and there was a decrease in serum thiols which was not statistically significant. However, the study establishes the antioxidant property of abhyanga and necessitates further comprehension of the same.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antioxidant; Ayurveda; Abhyanga; Massage; Panchakarma
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Ayurveda
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 06:22
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2015 06:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142416

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