Ayurvedic Treatment of Neuro-Muscular Diseases
|Human diseases are unlimited. How many afflictions have been in the past and how many will evolve in the future, there is no definite answer.
||Ayurveda envisages that although the number of diseases may be unlimited, their treatment can be well defined by focusing on their primary causes. Therefore we can fight and win over complex and serious diseases with the help of Ayurveda.
||There are many complex diseases which can be successfully managed with the help of Ayurvedic Panch Karma, Rasayana and Yoga. Some of these diseases & their management is briefly described on this website.
Neuromuscular disabilities are those which affect the muscular and nervous system, causing disturbances in the coordination of limbs, muscular weakness, loss of control over muscles, limited activity, etc. Loss of muscular function and muscular control may lead to spasms and involuntary fits of twitches and stiffening of the muscles.
There are many neuro-muscular diseases about which there is greater confusion and misunderstanding than the triumvirate of progressive muscular dystrophy, progressive muscular atrophy, and arthrogryposis. For example, there is widespread belief that progressive muscular dystrophy is almost universally a rapidly progressive and fatal condition. Likewise, it is commonly believed that one of the varieties of progressive muscular atrophy -amyotonia congenita-is a temporary condition from which the infant or the child gradually recovers. On the other hand, there are those who believe that there is no such clinical condition as amyotonia congenita, and that the disease represents an example of the earlier described progressive muscular atrophy of Werdnig-Hoffmann, which has a dismal prognosis. With respect to arthrogryposis, it is not clearly established whether this condition is a congenital disease of the connective tissue, the muscles, or the nervous system.
Long list of Muscular dystrophies and other Neuro-Muscular disabilities
|Progressive Muscular Dystrophies
||Duchenne, Limb Girdle, Facioscapulo-humeral, Myotonic, Ophtalmoplegic..
|Progressive Muscular Atrophies
||Werdnig-Hoffman, Peroneal muscular atrophy, amyotonia congenita
|Benign Congenital Hypotonia
||Walton’s Ataxia – Frederick’s / Marie’s
|Inflammatory Diseases of Muscle
||Polymyositis – Acute and Chronic
||Schilder’s disease, Krabbe’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
|Metabolic disorders of Nervous system
||Lipoidoses, Cerebro-macular degeneration (Tay-Sach’s), Niemann-Pick disease, Hurler’s disease gargoylism, Gaucher’s disease
||Galactosemia, Glycogen storage disease, Maple sugar disease
||Thyrotoxic dystrophy, Menopausal dystrophy.