Category: Brain Tumor

Herbal Remedies for Progessive Supranuclear Palsy Treatment

ABSTRACT

Progessive supranuclear palsy is a uncommon brain disorder that causes difficulty in walking, eye movement, and balance. The brain is an organ made up of a large number of nerve tissues that is protected within a hard structure known as the skull. It mainly includes functions such as it helps in regulating blood pressure and breathing, releases hormones and processes sensory information. Brain health is an emerging and growing concept that provides plasticity, functioning across life.

Numerous interconnected social and biological genetics play an important role in normal functioning of the brain. The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain and divides into 2 hemispheres. Each hemisphere is divided into regions called lobes. There are 4 lobes- Frontal lobes, parietal lobe, temporal lobe, occipital lobe. There are many conditions affecting the brain such as Cerebrovascular injury such as strokes, Neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and many more. It includes symptoms like headache, dizziness, speech problems, seizures, dilation of one or more pupils. We will study about its causes, symptoms, and its ayurvedic aspect further in this topic.

INTRODUCTION

Progessive supranuclear palsy is a degenerative disease which involves the deterioration of the brain cells which further causes loss of balance, slowing of movements, difficulty in moving eyes. The cause of this disease is unknown but there is accumulation of a protein called Tau within the brain. Sometimes it can be misdiagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This condition keeps on worsening over time. Neurodegenerative refers to the collapse of the nervous system where there is death of numerous cells. Supranuclear refers to damage to localized nuclei in the brain. It is also known as Steele Richardson Olszewski syndrome. It worsens over time and leads to life threatening conditions such as pneumonia, swallowing problems. Supranuclear refers to the region of the brain above 2 small areas called nuclei. It is more commonly seen in men than women and it affects the middle aged or older people.

Progessive Supranuclear Palsy

CAUSES

  • Progessive supranuclear palsy occurs mainly when brain cells are damaged resulting in buildup of protein known as Tau.
  • Tau occurs in the brain and usually breaks down before it reaches a high level.
  • In people who are suffering from Progessive supranuclear palsy the build up protein doesn’t break down and forms harmful clumps in the brain.
  • Clumps of tau are progressively seen in neurodegenerative disorders such as in Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction can also cause progessive supranuclear palsy.
  • Substantia nigra is the most affected part of the brain where palsy symptoms are visible.
  • Clumps formed in the brain cells damages the neurons

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Change in behavior such as irritability
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Loss of balance while walking- Tendency to fall back is an early symptom of this disease.
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Rigid facial muscle
  • Urine incontinence
  • Sleep disruption
  • Constipation
  • Poor eyelid function
  • Contracture of the facial muscles.
  • Dementia

COMPLICATION

  • Falling which could lead to fractures, brain injury.
  • Difficulty focusing your eyes
  • Problems during inhaling food or liquid into the airway (aspiration).
  • Pneumonia which is the most common cause of death in progessive supranuclear palsy.
  • Impulsive behavior

TYPES

It is divided into following categories

  1. Classical Richardson syndrome
  2. Progessive parkinsonism and Progessive supranuclear palsy -pure akinesia with gait freezing
  3. Progessive supranuclear palsy – C
  4. Progessive supranuclear palsy induced by Annonanceae (known as custard apple)

DIAGNOSIS

  • Progessive supranuclear palsy diagnosis is difficult as it has signs and symptoms similar to Parkison disease. So doctor suspect following:
  • Don’t have tremors
  • Unexplained falls
  • Response to parkinson medication
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

TREATMENT

  • Parkisnson’s disease medications- It increases the level of brain chemical which controls the muscle movements, the effectiveness of this medication is temporary lasting for 2-3 years. Medications include- Levodopa, Levodopa with anticholinergic agents. 
  • Onabotulinumtoxin A- Is injected in small doses into muscle of your eyes as botox helps muscles to contract which improves spasms of eyelid.
  • Prism lenses- These lenses are very helpful as they ease the problems with looking downwards. These lenses allow people to look downwards without rolling their eyes downwards.
  • Physical therapy- It helps to improve balance, facial exercise, Gait balance and training helps to relieve symptoms of progessive supranuclear palsy.
  • Mental health- It is counseling with a therapist who improves the copying technique.
  • Antidepressant medications- The most commonly antidepressant medications are- Fluoxetine, Amitriptyline (Elavil).
  • As progessive supranuclear palsy worsens, the patient can’t swallow which prevents him/her from eating and drinking so surgery is recommended (GASTROTOMY).  

AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT

Progessive supranuclear palsy is caused due to vitiated vata dosha. Vata dosha is responsible for control of all the nervous functions in the body. Vata dosha is a tantra which runs the machine of our body. When vata dosha gets disturbed it drives the body crazy, disturbs the events in the body and causes diseases. Vatavyadhi is divided into 2 parts- Dhatukshayajanya avastha pain is reduced by touching. But in Margavrodhajanya pain is aggravated after touching. Due to intake of vata aahara and vihaar, vata dosha gets vitiated which gets stuck in the rikta strotasa and loses their qualities like smoothness and stickiness. On occupying the srotas this vitiated vata will produce Ekanga and Sarvanga diseases. Two pathology plays an important role in vatavyadhi there is decrease in dhatu and srotas become empty, but in margavarodhjanya vatavyadhi there is obstruction due to dhatu, maal and vata dosha gets stagnated which leads to dysfunction in organs. 

CAUSATIVE FACTORS OF VATA VYADHI

  • Intake of dry food, cold food.
  • Improper administration of vamana, virechana.
  • Fear
  • Irritation
  • Excessive consumption of spicy foods.

PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS

  • Stiffness of joints
  • Horripilations
  • Lameness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Numbness in body parts
  • Convulsions
  • Pricking type of pain.

TREATMENT

  • Snehan
  • Swedan
  • Mridu shodhana (virechana)
  • Deepan and Pachana sneha
  • Massage with medicated oils
  • Hot and fresh foods
  • Pouring of medicated oil in the form of seka
  • Consume sour, sweet food

HERBS USEFUL FOR PROGESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY

  • Turmeric- Turmeric (Curcuma longa) rectifies the metabolic fire due to its ushna veerya which further cleanses and detoxifies the ras, enables free circulation to each part of the body and restores the normal functioning of the body. Haridra removes the blocked channels and enables the free movement of vata and makes dhatu nourished and replenished.
  • Shilajit- Shilajit plays an important role in treating urinary disorders, skin disease, worms infestation, mental disorders. Shilajit plays an important role as it has fulvic acid which is preventing Tau protein from aggregating so it is useful in Alzheimer’ disease and is reducing anorexia. It helps to maintain blood pressure, strengthens the skeletal system, brings energy and stamina.
  • Amalaki- Amalaki is the best anti-aging herb which balances all the three doshas in the body, useful in bleeding disorders, fever, and has a rejuvenative property.  It is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants which nourish the tissues. Amalaki promotes healthy circulation, tonify the muscles, enhances memory and brings a sense of calm to mind. It clears and detoxifies the system known as Rasayana herb.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA FOR PROGESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY

Ayurvedic medicines treat the disease as the root cause for maintaining a healthy life. Planet ayurveda is a brand which has been serving pure extract in the form of tablets, capsules, powder which are prepared under guidelines of Ayurvedic board. The medicines prepared are free from any chemicals and preservatives, are 100% pure and vegetarian. Ayurvedic medicine reduces the risk of recurrence of disease and causes no side effects of the treatment as it is pure plant based extracts.

PRODUCTS LIST

  1. VRIHAT VATCHINTAMANI RAS
  2. MUSLI STRENGTH
  3. YOGRAJ GUGGUL
  4. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULE
  5. NOURISH MAXX
  6. BRAHMI CAPSULE
Herbal Remedies for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

Vrihat vatchintamani ras is one of the classical formulations which is effective in balancing vata dosha. It is prepared in the form of tablets by planet Ayurveda using ingredients like- Swarna bhasma (Calx of Gold), Rasa Sindoor (Red sulphide of mercury), Praval bhasma (Calx of coral) and many more. These tablets are helpful in maintaining cardiac health by strengthening the muscles, used in a variety of diseases like diabetes, splenomegaly, hypertension. This tablet has rajata bhasma  which is an excellent drug for mental health disorders and has antidepressant property. 

Dosage– 1 tablet twice daily to be chewed with plain water after meals.

2. Musli Strength

Musli strength is a great formulation prepared by planet ayurveda in the form of capsules using ingredients like- Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). It helps in strengthening of the body and bone, uplifts the power of the reproductive system as it increases the quality and quantity of sperms. It has gokshura which is a diuretic and has cleansing properties on the urinary system and on lithotriptic activity. Tribulus has wound healing properties and balances tridosha.

Dosage– 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meal

3. Yograj Guggul

Yograj guggul are herbal tablets formulated by planet ayurveda using ingredients like- Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis),Cardamomum (Elettaria cardamomum), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) and many more. It is a useful preparation used in the treatment of splenomegaly, abdominal tumours, bone marrow, and increases digestion power. Yograj guggul is widely used in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

Dosage– 2tablets twice daily with lukewarm water.

4. Ashwagandha Capsules

These are single herbals capsules formulated by planet ayurveda using standardised extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha has rejuvenating that helps to maintain proper nourishment of the tissues. These capsules are useful in back stiffness, muscle fatigue, and have the property of balancing vata dosha in the body as vata dosha governs all the movement in the body. Ashwagandha has antioxidant, immunting enhancing, anti stress, rejuvenating properties. It inhibits inflammation and improves memory.

Dosage– 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. Nourish Maxx

Nourish maxx is a herbal powder preparation formulated by planet ayurveda using various ingredients like- Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum). It helps to nourish the entire body, useful for both males and females, natural protein supplement for weight gain, bodybuilder, short height. Helps to maintain proper functioning of the organs. This powder has ashwagandha which helps to maintain and help the body to adapt to various types of stress.

Dosage– 1 tsp twice daily with normal water.

6. Brahmi Capsule

Brahmi capsules are single herbal preparation which is formulated by planet ayurveda using standardised extract of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Brahmi is the best brain tonic which wonderfully works on brain health, promotes the regeneration of cells of the brain , so very helpful in Progessive supranuclear palsy, Alzheimer’s disease. It shows a miraculous effect on the liver as it removes the toxins from the body and promotes the functioning of the liver. Brahmi is useful in irregular menstruation, impotence, premature ejaculations, helps to relieve and prevent stress.

Dosage– 1 capsule twice daily with plain water.

CONCLUSION

Progessive supranuclear palsy is a uncommon brain disorder that causes difficulty in walking, eye movement, and balance.  The cause of this disease is unknown but there is accumulation of a protein called Tau within the brain.Vata dosha is responsible for control of all the nervous functions in the body. Further we studied its purva roop and many herbal remedies to cure this vata vyadhi. Planet Ayurveda also prepared many formulations which are useful in this disease without any side effects and maintained a healthy lifestyle for future needs. 

Brain Tumor And Its Treatment In Ayurveda

Abstract

The brain is the most complex part of the human body that manages memory, touch, emotions, behaviour, hunger, temperature, motor skill, touch and each and every activity that regulates our body. Several brain disorders are arising by day due to various factors such as unhealthy diet, lifestyle choices, environmental factors and many others. Brain tumour is uncommon and one of the most difficult disorders of the brain to treat. Brain tumours mostly occur in young age and middle age. Brain tumours lead from an unwanted proliferation of cells, obtained from neural tissue or structural, supportive tissue within the brain. Brain tumors have to be distinguished on the basis of size, location and type but it has a similar appearance like abscesses, infarctions and demyelination. There are different types of brain tumours which are curable by allopathic and ayurvedic medicines. Ayurvedic medicines play a vital role for the treatment of all forms of tumours. This article throws light on brain tumor, its causes, risk factors, symptoms and ayurvedic treatment of brain tumor which is offered by planet ayurveda.

Brain Tumor

Introduction

A brain tumour is a mass, or collection of unwanted growth of tissue in which cells grow. Any abnormal growth inside restricted space of the body can cause various health disorders. In such cases brain tumours can be cancerous (benign) or noncancerous(malignant). When benign or malignant tumours develop they affect pressure inside your skull. This can cause brain impaired and it can be incurable. However, brain tumours are distinguished as primary or secondary. A primary tumour is produced in your brain , while a secondary brain tumor occurs when cancer cells develop in the brain and spread to different body parts such as breast or lungs. Secondary brain tumour is also called cas metastatic brain tumor.

Types of Brain Tumour

1. Primary Brain Tumours

Arise from your brain. They can grow from your:

  • Glands
  • Nerve cells
  • Brain cells
  • The membranes that surround brains, which are known as meninges.

Although, primary tumours can be cancerous or benign. The common types of tumours in adults are gliomas and meningiomas.

Other Types of Primary Brain Tumors are :

  • Germ cells tumors of the brain , which can be cancerous or non cancerous.
  • Pituitary tumour , which is generally benign.
  • Ependymomas, usually cancerous
  • Carniophyringomas, mostly occur in children and are benign.
  • Central nervous system is a type of malignant tumour.
  • Meningiomas, which occurs in the meninges.

2. Secondary Brain Tumours:

What are the Symptoms of Brain Tumor

Symptoms of the brain tumours are categorized on the size and location of the tumour. Headaches are the most common symptoms of brain tumour. You may experiences during

  • Produce while sleeping
  • When wake up in the morning
  • Exercise, coughing and sneezing

You may also experience about certain following symptoms of brain tumour

  • Variations in mental functioning
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Confusion
  • Seizures
  • Double and blurred vision
  • General weakness

Other Symptoms may Include

  • Uncontrolled movements
  • Weakness in arm, legs and face
  • Changes in emotions, behaviour and mood
  • Hearing changes
  • Dizziness
  • Disorientation
  • Troubles in speaking, thinking
  • Tiredness
  • Complication with coordination and balance
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulties reading and writing

What are the Causes of Brain Tumour

Brain tumours are increased from various forms of brain tissue ( For example astrocytes, glial cells and other brain cells ). Most of the people affected with brain tumour, those having a job in oil refinery, handlers of chemicals like chemists, benzene, or rubber industry workers, show the highest risk of brain tumour than the others. Other causes like smoking, excessive use of cellphones, and viral infections are also responsible for the growth of tumours. Brain tumours are also caused by variation in DNA inside cells.

Furthermore Risk Factors of Brain Tumor may include

  • Hereditary
  • Age
  • High exposure to radiation
  • Environmental factors
  • Ethnicity and race
  • Home and work exposure
  • Gender
  • Allergens, viruses and infections

How to Diagnose Brain Tumours

Doctors use different tests to evaluate the presence of brain tumours. These may include:

  • Physical examination
  • MRI of the head
  • CT scan
  • Blood test
  • Biopsy
  • Spinal tap
  • Neurological exam
  • Skull – X Rays
  • Angiography

What are the Treatments for Brain Tumours

The treatments of brain tumors depend upon the type, location and size of the brain. Doctors use different therapies to treat the brain tumours which may include- chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, targeted therapy, laser thermal ablation, immunotherapy and many others. Apart from these allopathic therapies, ayurvedic treatments are also useful and effective for the treatment of all kinds of tumours. According to ayurveda, tumour is known as “arbud” that occurs due to the imbalances in doshas ( vata, pitta and kapha). Planet Ayurveda offered the best combination of herbal products such as CRAB CARE PACK for ayurvedic healing of brain tumours. These herbal remedies are prepared by following proper guidelines and principles of ayurveda which are strictly followed from ancient times. The below listed products are formulated by using high quality herbs which are natural and 100 % pure. Lets see the description and dosage of crab care pack:

Herbal Crab Care Pack by Planet Ayurveda

  1. Curcumin Capsule
  2. Ashwagandha Capsule
  3. Chandraprabha Vati
  4. Tulsi Capsule
  5. Kanchnaar Guggul
  6. Guggul Capsules

crab-care-packs

Product’s Description

1. Curcumin Capsule

Curcumin is a biologically active compound which is present in turmeric. These capsules contain anti inflammatory, anti diabetic, anti cancer,  anti coagulant, anti parasitic, anti mutagenic and anti thrombotic properties. The herbal curcumin capsules help in treating scleroderma, tonsils, sinusitis, increased LDL level and many other health disorders. This herbal remedy is very effective for the treatment of benign or malignant tumours.

Dosage  – 2 capsules twice a day with  warm water, after food.

2. Ashwagandha Capsule

These capsules are formulated by using extract of ashwagandha (withania somnifera ) herb. These herbal capsules  are effective to fight against stress, insomnia, blood pressure, nervous breakdown, ageing, chronic fatigue, diabetic neuropathy and maintain other body functions. Planet Ayurveda formulate these capsules without using any chemical, fillers,. Color, binders, and additives. These  capsules are 100 % pure and safe to use. It controls the abnormal growth of cells in your body.

Dosage – 1 capsule two times a day with warm water, after meals.

3. Chandraprabha Vati

These tablets are a unique mixture of herbs which may include mustak (Cyprus rotandak), vacha(acorus calamus), sharkara (Sugar), guduchi (tinospora cordifolia), vidanga (embelia ribes) and many other herbs. Chandraprabha Vati are helpful in detoxification of blood, boost immune system, eliminate anemia and reduce the abnormal development of cancer cells.  These are very effective for the treatment of brain tumours and all other forms of tumour.

Dosage- 2 tablets three times a day with warm water, after food.

4. Tulsi Capsule

Tulsi is a traditional planet which is used for various medicinal purposes and  in some spiritual activities. It is known for its various uses. Planet ayurveda formulate tulsi capsules by using pure extracts  of tulsi ( Ocimum tenuiflorum) herb. These Herbal capsules are highly efficient in the treatment of brain tumour, AIDS and improve all body functions.  These capsules are free from side effects because there is  no availability of chemicals, preservatives, colors and fertilizers. It is  also  beneficial for coughing.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice a day with warm water, after meals.

5. Kanchnaar Guggul

These herbal tablets help to treat blockage of lymphatic vessels, malignant tumours, uterine fibroids, goitre, ovarian cysts and metastatic tumours. These tablets contain various ingredients such as  triphala , dalchini (cinnamomum verum), tejpata (Cinnamomum tamala), elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), varun (crateva religiosa ) and many other herbs. These herbal tablets are very effective for the treatment  of all types of tumours.

Dosage – 2 tablets three  times a day with warm water,after meals.

6. Guggul Capsules

Planet ayurveda’s guggul capsules contains bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), amalaki ( Phyllanthus emblica ) haritaki (Terminalia chebula )  and shuddha guggulu ( Commiphora wightii ) and many other. These herbs work together and provide relief from the spread of the cancer cells to different sites  of  the body. It also promotes a healthy immune system and maintains tridosha in the body.

Dosage- 2 capsules  two times a day with warm water, after meals.

Outcomes

After reading this above article , it concluded that tumors are curable if we take care of them at the proper time. Ayurvedic medicines play a vital role to control these harmful conditions. Ayurveda is a natural healthcare system which offers various herbal remedies for the treatment of each and every disease . The above mentioned products are highly advantageous for curing brain tumours from the roots and also stop the recurrence of tumours. There is no risk of using these herbal remedies because these are prepared by using natural ingredients. However, these remedies are not only treating brain tumours but are also beneficial for preventing other health disorders. In case of any query kindly visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com. For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id herbalremedies123@yahoo.com.