Acute calculus cholecystitis (ACC) is a frequently reported medical condition in general practice. Approximately 20% of patients with gallbladder stones experience ACC in their lifetime. Ayurveda and Yoga are ancient traditional systems of medicine used for treatment of diseases and improving and maintaining health. There has been an increased use of Ayurveda and Yoga in the management of several health conditions in India and worldwide. The present case study is of 34 years female patient who had ACC. Post diagnosis of ACC patient was advised to undergo cholecystectomy; however, she approached alternative therapies with c/o vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, jaundice, itching, and abdominal bloating with deranged liver functions. Ayurveda and Yoga intervention protocol was designed. Ayurveda treatment consisted of mild purgation (mruduvirechana) with trivrittalehyam for consecutive seven days, followed by oral administration of Tab Liv 52, Bhunimbadi Kadha twice daily, and Amalaki Rasayana in the morning for 45 days. Patients received 8 teleyoga sessions over a period of 45 days. A therapeutic diet was advised during treatment period. After two months patient reported complete recovery in symptoms, and all laboratory investigations reached to normal range. This case study suggests the positive role of Ayurveda and yoga intervention in the management of ACC. This case report warrants future clinical studies on integrative medicine in ACC.Copyright © 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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