Today is the era of modernization and fast life
where everybody is busy and living a stressful life.
Advancement of busy, professional and social life,
continuous work and overexertion, changing life style of
modern human being has created several disharmonies in
his biological system. The present clinical study was
conducted in Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and Hospital
Hubli to compare the combined effectiveness of Shirolepa
& Shiropichu in Reducing the Perceived Stress in
Employees along with Concomitant Treatments in
Chittodwega caused by Occupational stress.
The research Question of the study were: Whether
the combined effect of Shirolepa with concomitant
treatment significantly decrease the signs and symptoms
of Occupational stress vis-a-vis Chittodwega ; the scores
of Professional life stress scale and DSM V when
compared to Shiropichu with Jyothismathi tailam
followed by concomitant treatments.
The design of the study was Open Labeled Double
Arm (Uncontrolled) Exploratory Clinical Trail.
Overall effect of therapy showed that, 70% patient
was cured or markedly improved at the end of 60 days of
treatment in the Shirolepa group. 30% patients gained
moderate improvement. While in the Shiropichu group
35% of patients gained marked improvement, 60% were
moderately improved while 5% were having mild
Hence, it can be concluded that, improvement in the
Shirolepa group was more significant and consistent as
compared to Shiropichu group.
By seeing the results it’s evident that no patient had
complete remission after Shirolepa/Shiropichu followed
by Nasya i.e. on 15th day. This implies that only Shirolepa
or Shiropichu is insufficient for the management of
Chittodwega (OS). After completion of the treatment
(60days) Subjects got marked relief in the symptoms. So
the present study was ideal for Occupational stress having
a package of treatments for long duration.
Keywords : Occupational Stress, Chittodwega, Shiropichu, Shirolepa, Professional Life Stress Scale, DSM V