Acharya Charaka (1500BC – 400AD) the great physician of Ayurveda has mentioned epidemic conditions under the head ‘Janapadodhwamsa” (Ch.S.Vimana Sthana-2) and dedicated a separate chapter on epidemic disorders named as Janapadodhwamsa Vimanam. The symptoms of Vata Pitta Jvara and Vata Kapha Jvara are similar to the symptoms of Chikungunya fever to some extent. The description of Sandhigata Sannipata Jvara mentioned by Bhava Prakkasha (1550AD) can be equated with Chikungunya fever. The principle of Ayurveda in such type of infections is that of Immunomodulation. In addition to symptomatic relief the immunomodulatory drugs help to reverse the inflammatory process as well as prevent the tissue damage. Also this autoimmunity can be correlated to the concept of AmaRasa in Ayurveda ,so Deepana , pachana , agnivardhaka chikitsa is the basis of treatment in Ayurveda . Combination of Shothahara , shoolahara , agnivardhaka , and immunomodulatory drugs are effective in post viral Arthralgia as per the principles of Ayurveda.
KEY WORDS : Chickengunya fever , arthralgia , sandhigatasannipatajwara , immune-modulatory , rasayana .