Reversing Neurological disorders n Neuron-Regeneration with Ayurveda
The structural, functional, biochemical or nerve conduction abnormalities in brain, spinal cord or other nerves are termed as Neurological disorders Major disorders are various types of Neuropathy , Paralysis, Brain dysfunctions related to language [ Aphasia] , writing [ dysgraphia], speech [ Dysarthria], patterns [ Apraxia], identification [Agnosia] and memory [ Amnesia], Neuralgias, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s disorder, Multiple sclerosis, Migraines, ADHD, Autism, OCD, neuropsychiatric illnesses etc.
Diagnosis & Conventional Treatment
- The causes are genetic, congenital disorders, infections, life styles, dietary, environmental hazards, brain-spinal cord-nerve injury, stress, autoimmune, degenerative, ageing, diseases of other systems like cardiovascular, immune system, endocrine system effecting the nerves.
- Diagnosed with clinical history, laboratory tests and scanning, EEG, EMG studies
- Treatment may vary from clinical counseling, life style changes, physiotherapy or other therapy, neuro-habilitation, medication or surgeries depending on the nature of abnormalities but very limited options in various degenerative natures of disorders, and disorders effecting higher functions
Ayurveda Treatment Possibilities
- In Ayurveda Neurological disorders are of two categories –1. related to higher functions - Unmanda n attavabhinevesha, & 2. effecting the motors functions termed as Apashamara. The pathogenesis involved like various types of Avarnas, and major disease conditions are avasAda , vishAda, khanja,ardita, kampavAta, mastulunga, urustambha, annantavAta, anidrA, ghridhrashi,avabahuka etc.
- The prognosis of these diseases are reversible from complete to partial or irreversible but treatment outcome - progression of disease can be checked / slow downing or reversed depending on the bala of vyadhi and Agni, bala of the diseased persons.
- Treatments modalities like AchAra rasAyAna, personalized Ay. Medicines & AhAra- vihAra adaptations, yoga, traditional therapies like Shashthi-shalipinda svedana, shirodhAra & Panchakarma specially Vasti N Virechana.
- The herbal extracts are selected based on the nature of patient n state of disease to reverse the underlying disease process and to rejuvenate & or regenerate the nerves. This approach is found effective in 90% of the cases of various neurological disorders with diverse pathology.
Neuralgia is the process of burning, stabbing and severe pain that is due to the damaged nerve. This damaged nerve might be anywhere in the entire body but most commonly occurs in the neck and face. The main cause of the damaged nerves can be diabetes or disease like multiple sclerosis or infection or old age. The treatment of Neuralgia is dependent on the causes. The main cause of the problem is damage to the nerve often. Each nerve from human body is protected via Myelin sheath. When this sheet gets damaged or worn out, the stabbing shock like pain of neuralgia happens. There are factors like old age that also cause the damage.
Migraine disease - a chronic neurological disease characterized by periodic severe headache. The distinguishing feature - is that most of the pain extends only on one half of the head. Migraine is a very common problem. It is found in 10% of people. Seizures may occur rarely - once a year, but the majority of patients they happen 1-2 times a week. The beautiful half of humanity often suffers from bouts of severe headache. But many men are faced with this problem. Migraine headaches occur most often on one side of the head, but may apply to both of its halves.
At a stroke (cerebro-vascular accidents) in certain parts of the brain blood flow is reduced or completely eliminated. Stroke is a major cause of the deterioration of brain function in adults. There are two types of strokes. Ischemic stroke (cerebral circulation on ischemic type) occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or capillary in the brain, 80% of strokes are ischemic. The second type of hemorrhagic stroke (cerebro-vascular accident on the hemorrhagic type) occurs when the brain bursts a blood vessel and bleeding occurs. In both cases, the damaged area of the brain cells no longer receives oxygen and nutrients they need in sufficient quantity and begin to die.
Paralysis - this is a major change in the body, leading to the loss and impaired motor functions. In medicine, the paralysis is characterized by the degree of manifestation of resistance and containment. There are full and partial paralysis, permanent and transient, common and non-proliferation. In the diagnosis of paralysis in a place opposite the place of CNS, it is called crossover or contralateral paralysis. Among the organic causes of paralysis, isolated: traumatic condition, disseminated encephalomyelitis, infectious diseases (eg, viral encephalitis, various kinds of tuberculosis, inflammation of the meninges, polio), the body poisoning, metabolic disorder, eating disorder, vascular disease, cancer tumor.
Often, Neuropsychiatric Disorders occur as a consequence of brain damage such as a result of traumatic brain injury, acute or chronic intoxication (alcohol, psychoactive substances of different groups), long-term disease, as the effects of stroke; brain damage as a result of violations of metabolic and hormonal processes.
Symptoms of Neuropsychiatric Disorders in organic brain lesions is very diverse, a common feature is its causal relationship to the primary disease. The treatment should take place under the control of the underlying disease, laboratory parameters, taking into account the effect of drug therapy on the underlying disease.
Parkinson's disease (PD) - multisystem neurodegenerative disease affecting various neurotransmitter systems and a wide range of nervous and mental (emotional, cognitive, psychotic, behavioral) disorders. Neuropsychiatric disorders are found in most patients with PD, as the leading factors that reduce quality of life. A significant negative impact on the quality of life of patients and their families have a neuro-psychological (emotional, cognitive, psychotic, behavioral disorders), as well as the pathogenesis close to these symptoms sleep disturbances and fatigue. Depression, dementia, psychotic symptoms are predictors of poor quality of life of patients regardless of the severity of motor symptoms of the disease.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia (dementia) and is 35-45% of all dementia states. The mechanism of developing Alzheimer's disease today is not fully elucidated. There are several theories to explain the emergence and progression of atrophic processes in the central nervous system. However, none of them is generally accepted. It should be noted that the first symptoms are nonspecific and are often interpreted by the patient and his social environment as the physiological age-related decline of mental abilities. Therefore, to determine the clinical onset of Alzheimer's disease is not always possible.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) - A chronic disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. The reason it is a malfunction of the immune system. It invades the brain, destroy the myelin sheath of nerve fibers and lead to scarring. This neural tissue is replaced by connective. Unlike other neurological diseases that occur more frequently in elderly, this occurs in people between 15 and 40 years. There are cases where the PC was detected in children from two years old. But after 50 the risk of developing this disease is sharply reduced.
Myasthenia gravis – It is a neuromuscular disease with typical chronic-relapsing, or chronic-progressive course. Myasthenia gravis, which symptoms include fast abnormal fatigue, notes in striated muscle, can progress to this kind of conditions, which make them particularly similar to paralysis. It is characterized by severe muscle weakness and increased their fatigue. The disease implies a loss in cholinergic receptors of postsynaptic membrane. A possible involvement in the process is any muscle; meanwhile, often there is a tendency to shock the muscles of the neck, face, throat, tongue and eyes.