Everything You Need To Know About Blepharospasm and it's Treatment
- Blepharospasm is an abnormal twitching or forceful contraction, and excessive blinking of the eyelids.
- Hoarseness of voice, facial contractions, double vision, dryness of eyes, photophobia, and eye irritation are the major symptoms of blepharospasm. Prakash Nethralaya follows a holistic approach and provides effective relief in all these symptoms with Ayurvedic Blepharospasm Treatment.
- According to Ayurveda, Bleharospasm is caused due to aggravated Vata dosha.
- Mental stress, lack of sleep or wrong hours of sleep, prolonged constipation, use of refrigerated foodstuffs, tobacco and side effects of some of the modern medicines are the major trigger factors for Blepharospasm.
- Ayurveda treatment for Blepharospasm comprises panchakarma therapies like Nasya, Virechan, Tharpana, Shirodhara or Shirovasti, and others.
- Use of Garlic, Ajwain, and Heeng will help to control the symptoms and should be encouraged in the diet.
- Cold food items, staple food, wrong timings of food and sleep, fast food, tobacco, alcohol, mental frustration and working on computer screens for long hours will aggravate the symptoms and should be discouraged.
- It is generally seen in persons after 50 years of age.
Symptoms of Blepharospasm
The major symptom of blepharospasm is eye twitching or the involuntary forceful eye contraction. The contraction increases during social involvement, talking in public places, facing some unknown person or doing some work.
Almost all the patients of blepharospasm complain of eye dryness, mouth dryness, and skin dryness. Hoarseness of voice, Irritation, redness, the stickiness of eyelids, and pain are the associated symptoms of dryness.
The patient experiences difficulty while going outside in the bright sunlight or the artificial light and hence wishes to stay in the darkroom for most of the time. This photophobia is due to the dryness in the eyes.
Why To Choose Ayurveda?
Looks for the Root Cause
The ayurvedic approach of treatment looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. There are two ways of treatment; Shodhan, and Shaman. Shodhan is a complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Medicines always work better in a patient who has been detoxified with Panchakarma.
Ayurveda medicines are processed in the most natural way and not in the synthetic and chemical form. This is for this reason that the medicines are soft on the body and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take the medicines for longer durations. The complete eradication of the root cause ensures the cure and prevents future health complications.
Ayurveda is not merely a medical science. Rather, it is a philosophical science too. The basic principles of Ayurveda consider an individual human a specific identity and hence his treatment. Ayurveda gives importance to the treatment of the patient rather than the treatment of the disease. Two patients of the same disease can have different treatments because of the difference in their body constitution.
Our Approach To Blepharospasm Treatment
This is a powerful Vata disorder. This is why the Ayurvedic treatment for Blepharospasm focuses on the use of powerful Panchakarma therapies of Virechana, vasti, Nasya, Shirodhara or Shirovasti, Netradhara, and Tharpana. Complete detoxification of the body along with the use of Ayurvedic medicines, diet recommendations, correcting the lifestyle, use of yoga & Pranayama are practiced in a cumulative way. This is how an effective solution is reached out.