Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Basic description of the disease
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, degenerative neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. The disease belongs to a group of disorders known as motor neuron diseases, which are characterized by the gradual degeneration and death of motor neurons.
Motor neurons are nerve cells located in the brain, brain stem, and spinal cord that serve as controlling units and vital communication links between the nervous system and the voluntary muscles of the body. Messages from motor neurons in the brain are transmitted to motor neurons in the spinal cord - and from them to particular muscles. In ALS, both brain and spinal neurons degenerate or die, ceasing to send messages to muscles. Unable to function, the muscles gradually weaken, waste away and twitch , the ability of the brain to start and control voluntary movement is lost.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis does not affect a person’s ability to see, smell, and taste, hear, or recognize touch. Regardless of the part of the body first affected by the disease, muscle weakness and atrophy spread to other parts of the body as the disease progresses.
The Ayurvedic diagnosis of this case, Motor Neuron Disease can be as Kaphavrita Udaana and Vyana Vata. Here foremost treatment plan was to remove the Avarana of Kapha and Ama internally .
According to Ayurveda the degenerative conditions affecting brain are mainly due to vitiation of Vata dosha, this vitiation or change from normalcy is mainly due to obstruction or blockage in its sensory and motor activities by other doshas(Pitta and Kapha) or dushyas like dhatus (body tissue) or malas leading to the so called disease.
The main activity of Vata get blocked by Kapha dosha leading to the condition of reduced activity,weakness,spasm.
Removing the blockage caused by a specific dosha and maintaining the normalcy of Vata dosha is the main line of treatment,it can be effectively managed by specific oral medicines and peripheral treatment modalities.
First of Ayurveda starts with Detoxification of body:
The first thing is to remove the deep-seated toxins from the body
Various Panchakarma procedures like Udwartana (herbal powder massage), Sarvaanga Abhyanga (full body oil massage), Bashpa Sweda (sudation in steam chamber), Vasti (enema procedures), Shashtika Shali Pinda Sweda (rice bolus massage) and Nasya (Errhine therapy) therapies which were found to be beneficial in improving speech difficulties and tackling muscle weakness.
Next step is Rasayana Therapy
Rasayana is the medicine of nourishment. These nourish the body deeply.
Internal medication - Mamsagni Rasayana, Saha Bala along with Omni Power is effective and safe Ayurvedic supplement for treatment, other herbal supliments like Ajmodadi churna, Ashwagandharishtha, Ras rajeshwar rasa, Narsingh churna.
Please contact our Ayurvedic doctor for the exact treatment of the disease.
Devastating thoughts and emotions
People with a tendency to paralysis are very inflexible, adhere to old principles, do not accept the opinion of others - they prevent themselves and others from changing. Also avoiding responsibility.
Eat A Nutrient Diet
The first step is to REMOVE all toxins
Vegetables are a wonderful source of accessible nutrition
Eat healthy fats coconut oil, cold-pressed olive oil, cultured butter or ghee and avocado
Physical therapy (PT) and exercise are beneficial
Swimming is recommended