Brachial neuritis

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Brachial neuritis

Basic description of the disease

Brachial neuritis is a form of peripheral neuropathy that affects the chest, shoulder, arm and hand. Peripheral neuropathy is a disease characterized by pain or loss of function in the nerves that carry signals to and from the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to other parts of the body. 

Brachial neuritis is also referred to as brachial neuropathy or a brachial plexus injury. When acute brachial neuritis occurs, the damage to the brachial nerves comes on suddenly and unexpectedly, without being related to any other injury or physical condition.
Brachial neuritis affects mainly the lower nerves in the arm and hand. The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves that travels from the spinal cord to the chest, shoulder, arms, and hands. It usually affects just one side of the body, but it can involve other nerves and other parts of the body, as well. 

In Ayurveda Brachial neuritis is called as Vishwachi. 

As it is Vata dosha disorder, Ayurveda suggested  treatments for Vata vyadhi. 

The treatment protocol designed for the Vishwachi include Panchkarma terapies as well as Ayurvedic massages and internal Ayurvedic formulation. 

Vata managements of medicated oils through rectal is better management for the identified clinical condition Vishwachi

Very effective in the treatment of specific diseases are Panchatikta ksheera Basti (enema with medicated milk)  the duration of use depends on the course of the disease and the current condition. Treatment is very sucessfull along with Shalishastic pind sweda

 The oral Ayurvedic medication prescribed for Brachial neuritis recommended is Ashwagandha churna,  Shatavari churna , Gokshur churna . 

Other Ayurvedic treatments like Nasya , Abyanga, Swedana , Niruha , Matrabasthas been mentioned as the prime line of treatment.  Hence in order to find an effective solution in this .

The exact methods of treatment and the need for internal medicine are determined by the Ayurvedic doctor during the visit.

Devastating thoughts and emotions

Too much healing in good faith causes the body to suffer pain. Also a long-standing situation. Sometimes neuritis works as a way of attracting attention - for someone to take care of me, for whom I am important.


  • Ice or heat therapy

  • Yoga and meditation

  • Self massage regulary 

  • Rest 

  •  Essential oils like sage, pepermint, tea tree is helpfull,

  • avoid spicy and greasy food

  • ginger – external and internal


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