The clinical study was carried out on total 27 (group S: 13 and group PS: 14) patients. The general observations regarding some important aspects are as follows:
Out of 27 patients, 25 completed the treatment while 2 dropped out. Maximum, 29.63% of the patients belonged to 30–40 years age group 70.37% were males, 77.78% patients were married. Totally 40.74% patients were occupied with stressful jobs, while 18.52% were laborers.
Maximum, 40.74% patients were having Teekshnagni (at physiological level), while Mandagni was found in 14.81% of the patients. Habit of Vishamashana was found in 29.63% patients, were habitual of doing Vishamashana, while the habit of taking nap immediately after lunch was found in 55.56% patients. Totally 40.74% of the patients were having Antarmukha type of personality.
Vata-Pitta, Pitta-Vata, and Kapha-Pitta
Shareera Prakriti was found in 18.52%, while 25.93% of the patients were having Vata-Kapha Prakriti. Totally 29.63% of the patients were of Raja-Sattva Manasa Prakriti, while 25.93% patients were having Sattva-Raja Prakriti. 14.81% of the patients were having Raja-Tama or Tama-Raja Prakriti, while patients having Sattva-Tama or Tama-Sattva Manasa Prakriti were 7.41%. Maximum, 51.85%, of the patients were having Madhyama Sattva.
Group S shown significant effect on Chinta and Dwesha, while on Bhaya, Krodha, Shoka, and Dainya, it showed highly significant effect .
Effect of therapy on Manasa Bhavas in Group S
Effect of placebo + Sattvavajaya Chikitsa in group PS was found to be significant on Krodha and Shoka, while on Eershya, Dwesha, and Lobha, its effect was insignificant. In the Lakshanas - Shoka and Krodha, this group showed significant effect .
Effect of therapy on Manasa Bhavas in Group PS
Group S shown significant effect on maximum Lakshanas of Vata, viz. Vishtambha, Sadanam, Angamarda, Katigraha, Shiraso ruk, and Vibandha, followed by two Kaphaja lakshanas (66.67%) Chhardi and Arochaka. The effect of Shunthi was minimum on Pittaja Lakshanas, among which it showed significant effect on Bhrama only .
Effect of therapy on Sharirika Lakshanas in Group S
The effect of PS group on Bhrama was significant, while on Avipaka it showed highly significant effect. In Vatika lakshanas Sadanam, Angamarda, and Katigraha, it showed highly significant effect .
Effect of therapy on Sharirika Lakshanas in Group PS
Except Dainya, on all the above-mentioned Rajasika and Tamasika Manobhavas, Shunthi showed effect which indicates that the difference between the effects of S and PS groups on Raja and Tama is not by chance. Dainya is a Tamasika bhava which produces due to Vatakshaya. The difference between the therapeutic effects of groups S and PS is significant, hence the effect of Shunthi on Dainya may be by chance .
Comparative effect of therapy on Manobhavas causing Ajeerna
In the same way, χ2 applied on the characteristics of Ajeerna – 8 Vataja, 3 Pittaja, and 3 Kaphaja Lakshanas – reveals the fact as follows:
In all the 14 parameters, group PS has shown effect which indicates that the difference between the effects of groups S and PS on the manifestations of Ajeerna are not by chance.