March 9, 2023
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Treatment by Herbal Remedies
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a neurological disorder and risk of its occurrence increases with advancing age. More patients are found in the age group of 40 to 60 years. Women are more prone to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis than males. Untreated ALS on progression may cause certain complications in normal breathing, speaking, and brain activities. In this article, we will discuss all of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and how its symptoms can be managed with Ayurveda.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a nervous system disorder that weakens the body’s muscles. This occurs due to adverse impacts on brain nerve cells and the spinal cord in this disease. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis disease is also named- Lou Gehrig’s disease. The cause of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is not yet known and there is no cure for this fatal disease. The symptoms of the disease start in the hands, feet, and extremities. Later it spread to the whole body. The nerve cells continue to be damaged, leading to the loss of functioning like swallowing, walking, speaking, and breathing, connected to neurons getting damaged. These all symptoms are painless but affect your stamina and ability to perform routine activities normally.
In Ayurveda, we correlate Muscles with Mams dhatu. Loss and weakening of muscles occur due to deformity in Mams dhatu formation that causes weakening of muscles. Mams is the third dhatu after Rasa dhatu and Rakt dhatu in the human body and is followed by the other four dhatus. Improper lifestyle and dosha involvement leads to the destruction of dhatus and causes mams destruction. Not managing the disease by showing symptoms of Mamskshya (muscle weakness) will lead to further progression of disease and certain complications. Thus cessation of disease on the destruction of mams dhatu or before it is very necessary and is the line of treatment followed by Ayurveda.
The exact cause is unknown but many causes that are assumed to be a causative factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis are
- Environmental factors
- Exposure to chemicals, viral infections, toxins
- Genetic mutations
The symptoms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis vary in each individual depending on the type of neurons affected
- The symptoms start with muscles twitching and muscles weakening over time. The symptoms become worse if not managed soon. The common symptoms and signs seen are-
- Difficulty walking
- Falling while walking
- Weak muscles of hands, legs, and body
- Difficulty in doing everyday work
- Slurred speech
- Muscles cramps
- Muscles twitching
- Behavioral changes
The diagnosis is difficult and needs deep evaluation through various diagnostic tests such as
- Electromyogram (EMG)
- Nerve conduction test
- MRI scan
- Blood test
- Urine test
- Lumbar puncture
- Muscle biopsy
Since there is no cure for ALS, the treatment followed for easing the symptoms includes
- Medications for muscle spasm
- Muscle relaxants
- Antidepressant medications
- Drugs for respiratory problems
- Breathing care therapies
- Occupational therapy
These medications cannot treat the disease but can stop the progression of symptoms that can stop the disease from getting worse. But on the other hand, these medications are chemical based and have their own side effects. To avoid such complications, Ayurveda offers you a better treatment experience to arrest the progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis with no side effects.
Ayurveda treatment for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis involves various protocols. These modalities improve the overall condition of the patient to a great extent.
- Yoga – Yogasanas also help strengthen body muscles and can be practiced easily at home according to the recommendation of your ayurvedic doctor.
- Panchkarma – Panchakarma includes various therapies that are done with various natural herbal preparations and medicated oils. The therapies help in strengthening the muscles and delaying the further progression of the disease. These therapies are performed by panchakarma experts with the guidance of an Ayurveda doctor.
The ayurvedic medicines used to suppress the condition of the patient are manufactured by Planet Ayurveda company which provides pure and standardized extracts of various medicinal herbs medications worldwide. Medicines are prepared according to the guidelines laid by the government.
Herbal Remedies for ALS by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda ayurvedic medicines used to suppress the condition of the patient are manufactured by Planet Ayurveda company which provides pure and standardized extracts of various medicinal herbs medications worldwide. Medicines are prepared according to the guidelines laid by the government.
- AJMODADI CHURNA
- ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES
- BRAHMI CAPSULES
- MUSLI STRENGTH CAPSULES
- VRIHAT VATCHINTAMANI RAS
- DHANWANTRAM TAILAM
1. AJMODADI CHURNA
This churna consists of Ajmoda (Carum roxburghianum), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Vridh daru (Argyreia speciosa), etc. The powder is consumed in measured quantities and is beneficial in all kinds of joint and muscular pains. The churna is very easy to digest and balances Vata and Kapha doshas.
Dosage- Take 1 teaspoon of churna twice daily
2. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES
These capsules are manufactured with the standard extracts of the herb Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha increases the strength of the body and also enhances immunity of the body. These capsules will balance tridoshas in the body and ease the symptoms of muscle cramps, pain, and stiffness by improving the neurological condition of the patient.
Dosage- Eat 1 capsule twice a day.
3. BRAHMI CAPSULES
These capsules are prepared with standardized extracts of a perennial herb Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Brahmi acts as a brain tonic that improves brain functioning and prevents brain cell damage. Due to these properties of Brahmi, it is recommended in patients with ALS.
Dosage – Eat 1 capsule twice daily
4. MUSLI STRENGTH CAPSULES
These capsules are prepared from pure extracts of Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum). Along with it, Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) is added to enhance its properties. It strengthens the complete reproductive system of males and females by providing strength to the muscles and organs. It will balance tridosha and maintain the strength of muscles and body in a person with ALS disease.
Dosage– Have one capsule twice daily.
5. VRIHAT VATCHINTAMANI RAS
This ayurvedic preparation is used in the management of certain neurological disorders including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. It contains pure Bhasma of Swarna (Gold), Rajat (Silver), and many other metals. It nourishes and gives power to nerves and muscles that will balance doshas and ease the symptoms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis disorder.
Dosage- Have 1 Vati twice daily
This herbal formulation contains all muscle-strengthening herbs including Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), etc. This product as the name suggests nourishes the whole body and helps recover from certain disorders like ALS.
Dosage– Take 1 teaspoon twice daily
7. DHANWANTRAM TAILAM
This herbal oil is made from Prishniparni (Uraria picta), Shyonak (Oroxylum indicum), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Balamoola (Sisa cordifolia), Agnimantha (Premna mucronata), Kola (Ziziphus jujuba), Gambhari (Gmelina arborea) etc. Massaging oil regularly pacifies the Vata dosha at a particular location. The oil also reduces muscle weakness and reduces inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Helps reduce numbness, irritation, and loss of sensations.
Dosage – Heat and apply the oil on muscles, hands, feet (externally),
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As Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis does not have a particular treatment and cure in modern pathy. Why depend on steroids for temporary symptomatic relief when the condition can be managed safely with ayurvedic treatment? Visit our clinics for a better recovery from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis disease. Our talented doctors are treating various patients with such disorders very effectively. For any queries or online consultation visit us at www.PlanetAyurveda.com