Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Ayurvedic Treatment of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Overview

Anterior cruciate ligament injury is defined as the tearing or injury of the one of the major ligament that supports and controls movements of our knee joint. Usually acute cruciate ligament injury is major combination of severe damage of ligaments and bones that are linked with our knee joint. You can hear a loud popping sound in the knee during this injury.Usually knee joint ligaments are mostly injured by indirect twisting and bending of the knee joint. So, athletes and players of soccer, football, high jump and gymnastics are at the major risk of this disease. Depending upon the severity of injury, it is divided into three different grades. In grade 1, injury ligament is slightly stretched or mildly damaged with local tenderness and but the ligament is still capable to stable knee joint. In grade 2, ligament with more disruption and no instability but in grade 3, there is total damage of ligament occurs.

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Knee joint is totally disrupted and ligament is divided into two pieces.Femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone) and patella (knee cap) are the three major bones of our body that are joined together to make our knee joint. Patella is the major bone that sits over front of all the bones to provide protection and to make balance of knee joint. All these bones are connected to each other with the help of ligaments. These ligaments act as a strong connection and support between all these bones. In the same way, collateral and cruciate are the two major ligaments that support our knee joint. Ligaments that are found on the sides of the knee joint are called as collateral ligaments. These ligaments further divided into two types- medial ligament (this ligament is situated inside) and lateral ligament (this ligament is situated outside). Ligaments that are found inside the knee joint is called cruciate ligament. Anterior cruciate ligament inside the knee joint is found in the front side while posterior cruciate ligament is placed in back inside the knee joint. These ligaments inside our knee joint helps to control the movements.

Ayurvedic Outlook

According to Ayurveda, snayu is word that refers to ligaments. Snayu and kandra are very important to perform very crucial functions and movements of joints in the body. Ligament damage is correlated with sandhigatavata according to Ayurveda. External abhighata (injury) in the knee joint leads to rasa, raktadidoshadushti and vataprakopa leads to the vikurti of sandhi, snayu, asthi and kandra of knee joint. Rupture of sanyu is responsible for stiffness, difficulty in movements and also causes severe inflammation and pain.

Causes

This type of injury occurs due to many different reasons that include

  • Direct contact with an object like football etc.
  • Sudden stopping while running
  • High jumping
  • Rapid direction changing
  • Sudden stopping while running

Symptoms

The major typical symptoms of anterior cruciate ligament injury include

  • Killing pain
  • Excessive inflammation
  • Loss of movements
  • Severe tenderness
  • Walking discomfort

Herbal Remedies for Treating Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

According to Ayurveda, herbal formulation and natural herbs are very effective for treating joints related problems. Herbs help in faster healing and give miraculous results with causing any side effects to other organs of the body. Planet Ayurveda provides you amazing and herbal supplements to treat this problem associated with the knee joint naturally. All these herbal supplements are free from preservatives, chemicals, binders, additives, starch and yeast. These herbal formulations are totally safe and have no any side effects. Various herbal formulations for this disorder include

1. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

Boswellia and curcumin are the major anti inflammatory herbs used to prepare this wonderful herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda. Boswellic acid present in shallaki is very effective anti-inflammatory that helps to reduce excessive stiffness and inflammation of joints. Turmeric is major herb of Ayurveda that helps to treat various joint related disorders. Regular use of this herbal supplement is also helpful in treating other vata dosha related problems in body like gout, arthritis, rheumatoid etc. Both the herbs are good for promoting healthy movements of joints. Curcumin is natural anti-oxidant that helps to stimulate our immune system and give strength to our body cells to fight against foreign invaders. Both the herbs help to fight against various harmful toxins and free radicals that are major cause of internal infections and excessive inflammation. This herbal supplement helps to pacify vitiated vata dosha in the body.

Dosage :- 2 capsules two times a day after meals with normal water.

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2. Ashwagandha Capsules

Pure extract of herb, ashwagandha is used to prepare this beneficial supplement of Planet Ayurveda. Ashwagandha is the major herb of Ayurveda that is well known for its restoring properties and immune system boosting effects. Indian ginseng is the common name of ashwagandha and it is very effective herb to improve our internal strength and immunity. Regular use of this herbal supplement helps to reduce excessive pain and inflammation of knee joints due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Bioactive compounds present in this herb is also known for treating anxiety and stress. This herbal supplement also have strong action on testosterone and helps to promote fertility in men. This herb is also very effective remedy for bones and also used to increase muscle mass. Regular intake of this herbal supplement also helps to improve brain function and good to reduce high blood pressure and glucose level in the body.

Dosage :- 2 capsules two times a day after meals with normal water.

3. Joint Aid Plus

Joint aid plus is again unique blend of various anti-inflammatory herbs of Ayurveda. Nirgundi, shallaki, ashwagandha, guggul and the sonth are the various herbs used to prepare this herbal formulation for bones and joints. Nirgundi is the amazing herb of Ayurveda that is anti-arthritic in nature. Anti-inflammatory properties of shallaki and ashwagandha helps aid with joint inflammation and pain. Regular intake of this herbal supplement is also very beneficial for treating other disorders associated with joints and bones.

Dosage :- 2 capsules two times a day after meals with normal water.

4. Aamvatantak Churna

Major cause of serious joint and bone related problems in Ayurveda is vata dosha. This powerful blend prepared by Planet Ayurveda works on vitiated dosha and protects our bones and joints from harmful effects of vata dosha. Aamvantantak churna is fine blend of ashwagandha, methi, suranjaan, gorkhmundi, haridra and sonth. All the herbs used in this fine powder are analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and immune-modulator in nature. This herbal supplement helps to nourish and strengthen our bones and joints. This herbal formulation fight against harmful toxins and protect our body cells from the harmful effects of inflammation. It is also very useful for treating gout and rheumatoid.

Dosage :- 1 tablespoonful two times a day after meals with normal water.

Herbal Remedies for West’s Syndrome (Infantile Syndrome) & Lennox Gastaut Syndrome

Overview

The onset is usually between 3-8 months of life. It is characterized by a combination of salaam spells (sudden dropping of the head and flexion of arms), mental retardation and hyper arrhythmic pattern of EEG (diffuse high voltage slow spike and chaotic activity).

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Common Causes of Infantile Spasms

  1. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  2. Neuro-cutaneous syndrome especially tuberous sclerosis
  3. Perinatal infections
  4. Haemorrhage
  5. Injury
  6. Metabolic disorders
  7. Localized structural malformations

This infantile disorder was first described by Dr.W.J west because his own child is affected by this disorder. ACTH and corticosteroids frequently help, the course varies from 2-12 weeks, depending upon response. But it is not long- term treatment for this disorder. These medications cause other ill effects to other part organs and systems of the body. Herbs are the natural and safe treatment for this disorder.

Lennox Gastaut Syndrome

Onset is usually in late infancy or childhood, is characterized by mixed seizures hyper including myoclonic, atypical absence generalized tonic- colonic or partial seizures. Intellectual regression is invariable. Very slow background and slow generalized spike- wave discharges are observed on factors such as head injury, anoxia, cardiopulmonary arrest, and post-vaccine encephalopathy and CNS infections.

Drug of choice is valproic acid, benzodiazepines and ACTH but these drugs are not safe for body cells and cause serious side-effects.  Prognosis is often unsatisfactory. Learn more about Lennox Gastaut Syndrome

Causes

No cause may be identified in a large number of cases. The spasm occurs in clusters usually on waking. Prognosis for mental development is poor.

As per Ayurvedic point of view the three doshas rule our body and a imbalance in their functioning disturbs the whole body function. Vata doshas is more prominent in comparison to other two doshas.

Herbal Treatment for West’s Syndrome and Lennox – Gastaut Syndrome

1. Calm Easy Capsules

Calm easy capsules are the 100% natural product of planet Ayurveda that very efficient nervine tonic. Ashwagandha, brahmi and tagar are amazing herbs of Ayurveda that are used to prepare this wonderful supplement for various nervous system related problems. It is a miraculous stress buster and deals with various brain – related conditions like stress, anxiety, nervous breakdown, epilepsy and mental retardation. It is a very effective formulation that helps to relieve stress and increases stamina naturally. It is good for small children as it helps in the nourishment of neurons. It helps to improve both mental and physical stamina in the body. Brahmi used in this herbal supplement is very amazing herb for brain used in Ayurveda from 1000 years.

Major alkaloids present in this herb helps to aid with mind related problems and helps to sharpen memory. This herb helps to improve transmission in neurons. Anti-oxidant nature of this herb helps to fight against various factors and micro-organisms that cause serious infections in the brain. This herb helps to rejuvenate brain cells, aid with stress and anxiety and helps to improve concentration. Calming effects of Ashwagandha helps to treat major problems related with the brain like anxiety, epilepsy, and seizures etc. it also calms the brain which boost our immune system naturally. Tagar is hypotensive, relaxant, and antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory in nature. This herb helps to treat various conditions like nervousness, nervous attacks, seizures, stress and migraine etc. this supplement helps to improve concentration and grasping power in children.

Dosage :-

For Adults :- 2 capsules two times a day after meals with normal water.
For Children :- 1 capsule two times a day after meals with normal water.

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2. Ashwagandha Capsules

Standardized extract of Ashwagandha is used to prepare this incredibly powerful supplement for mental and physical health. Ashwagandha is very amazing herb of Ayurveda used to manage mental stress from many years back. This herbal supplement helps to boost brain functions and used to reduce excessive stress and anxiety naturally. Adaptogen present in this herb is used as a general tonic that helps to relieve both mental and physical stress. Roots of this plant have a very strong aroma that is described as a horse like the smell. Cooling effects of Ashwagandha help to calm the brain and reduce internal inflammation in brain.

Beside this Ashwagandha capsules are also used to treat joint-related problems and helps to reduce inflammation and excessive stiffness in case of arthritis and rheumatoid. This herbal supplement is also good for diabetic sufferers as it helps to reduce high sugar and high cholesterol levels in the body naturally. Anti-oxidant properties of this herb are beneficial to fight against free radicals and toxins that causes serious infections in body and brain cells. This herbal supplement also fight against cancer cells and useful in treating liver problems.

Dosage :-

For Adults :-2 capsules two times a day after meals with normal water.
For Children :-1 capsules two times a day after meals with normal water.

3. Brahmi Capsules

Pure extract obtained from herb BacopaMonnieri is used in the preparation of this powerful herbal remedy for brain available at planet Ayurveda. Bacosides present in this herb works wonderfully on brain cells and cope with serious problems that affect brain cells. Hypoglycaemia is the major issue that causes serious problems in small infants, this herb deals naturally with this problem and protects children for risk of serious brain- related problems. This herbal formulation helps to boost our immune system and also good for treating liver – related problems.

According to Ayurveda this herb is very good medhyarasayana- herb that is good for brain cells and functions and used to improve memory and balya – herb used to boost internal strength and immunity in body. Regular use of this herbal supplements helps to eliminate harmful radicals and toxins out from the body. It protect body and brain cells from the damage of harmful radicals. In children is used to enhance memory, improve concentration and to increase grasping power. It pacifies vata and kaphadosha in body. This herb is also Broncho-dilator in nature and used to treat respiratory tract related problems.

Dosage2 capsules twice daily for adults and 1 capsules twice daily for children after meals with normal water.

4. Medhya Churna

It is a fine blend of herbs that are very beneficial for promoting the health of brain cells. vacha, Ashwagandha, ajmoda, shwetajeerak, kirshanjeerak, sonth, maricha, pippali, patha, shankhpushpi and brahmi are the beneficial herbs of Ayurveda used to prepare this powerful blend for a healthy mind. This herbal supplement is used to enhance brain power and improves concentration levels. This amazing herbal supplement helps to nourish brain cells and used to rejuvenate the nervous system.

This product helps to relieve stress and excessive anxiety miraculously. It helps to pacify vitiated vatadosha in the body that is a major cause of many nervous system related problems. Regular intake of this supplement is also used to treat epilepsy and improves mental clarity. This herbal product has great potential to improve memory and to fight against various nervous system associated infections.

Dosage :-
For adults- 1 tablespoonful two times a day with normal water after meals.

For children :- ½ tablespoon two times a day with normal water after meals.

All the above mentioned products of planet Ayurveda are prepared by natural herbs of Ayurveda and totally free from any adulteration. Nature and pure extract of herbs are used in the preparation of this miraculous product for nervous system related problems. All these herbal supplements are formulated under the supervision of MD Ayurveda experts. No chemicals, binders, preservatives, colours, fillers, starch and yeast are added to these products. For better results of these products regular intake of supplements is highly recommended.