EFFECT OF YOGIC COLON CLEANSING (LAGHU SANKHAPRAKSHALANA KRIYA) ON BOWEL HEALTH IN HEALTHY
INDIVIDUALS; A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Sashikiran H C 2 Rabin Lal Shrestha3
1 BNYS graduate SDM
College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Ujire 574240, Karnataka India
2 Assistant professor SDM College of Naturopathy and Yogic
Sciences, Ujire 574240, Karnataka India
3 Post Graduate SDM College
of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Ujire 574240, Karnataka India
for correspondence: Dr.Sunil Sapkota, SDM College of Naturopathy and Yogic
Sciences Ujire 574240, Karnataka India, [email protected]
Introduction: Laghu Sankhaprakshalana
(LSP) is a type of yogic cleansing technique (Shatkarma) which is being practiced since ancient time. In this
technique, set of Asanas that aids
the intestinal motility are practiced along with intake of lukewarm saline
water. It is an easy and effective technique to clean the
gastrointestinal canal. This study aims to
study the effect of LSP on bowel health.
Aim: To evaluate the effect of Laghu Sankhaprakshalana practice on bowel health in healthy
individuals and safety of it.
Materials and Methods:
Sixty healthy individuals (Male 30 & Female 30) of mean age 20.70±2.89
were randomly recruited for study group (n=30)
and control group (n=30). The study group was made to practice
LSP once per week, for four weeks. The control group received no intervention.
Constipation score was recorded by using Cleveland Clinic Constipation Score before
and after completion of four sessions of LSP.
was a significant reduction in constipation score, p