What is muscular dystrophy disease?
The muscular dystrophy or atrophy is a hereditary disease that causes degeneration in the muscles resulting in lack of activity, this condition result in loss of power in the muscles that leads to the reduction of their size and loss of strength in them. Muscular dystrophy usually occur in childhood or may be at middle age in some cases.
Other causes of muscular dystrophy:
The most common symptoms in muscular dystrophy are:
Ayurvedic prospective of muscular dystrophy:
According to Ayurvedic medicine, muscular dystrophy occurs due to an imbalance in the 3 humors with predominance of Kapha and Vata imbalance. There is obstruction to the flow of vata due to the aggrevation of kapha dosha. Ayurveda accepts the fear of change, anger, stress among other causes.
Ayurvedic treatments of muscular dystrophy:
Ayurvedic panchkarma (Abhyangam, Vasti) and rejuvenation therapies are quite beneficial in management of muscular dystrophy. Vata and Kapha balancing herbs provide additional benefits in management of this disease.
Some herbs and herbal combinations:
Ginger: can be used in compresses or as massage oil, this product has anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties and is a great stimulant for muscles atrophied by the disease.
Guggulu: It is an anti-inflammatory. It is considered as one of the best herbs for reducing ama in tissues of the body. It is considered excellent in the treatment of muscular dystrophy.
Guduchi: This herb is usually added to preparations with guggul in the treatment of imbalance of Vata. It has many uses; it is a good anti-inflammatory and analgesic in the treatment of this disease
Dhanwantharam Thailam: This is Ayurvedic oil that has been designed to treat joint pain due to excess of Vata in a person’s body. The conditions that this oil can help relieve are rheumatoid and muscular dystrophy, spondylitis, headache conditions and neuromuscular. The oil is made with a combination of herbs such as Balamoola, Yava, Kola, and Kulatha and can be used on a daily basis.
Mahanarayana Taila: One of the most popular Ayurvedic oils, Narayana taila works well in musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions such as joint pain, osteoarthritis, and cervical spondylitis. This oil is composed of herbs such as bilva, ashwagandha, kantakari, bullet and Atibala that make it effective against joint and muscle pain when a massage is in the affected area.
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