Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that can easily ruin anybody’s life. Its effects literally sabotage the chances of normal life and leave the person cripple in every manner. Its progress in an individual cannot be predicted in any way. Some may experience mild symptoms like tingling in limbs, blurry vision and numbness. A few others, on the other hand, experience mobility issues, vision loss, and paralysis. An effective treatment is to slow down its progress and allow the patient a normal life as best as possible. There is an effective multiple sclerosis cure in Ayurveda that helps in controlling the disease symptoms and effects in the most natural way. Why go for heavy medication if it can be done in a natural way? If you feel intrigued, keep reading to find out how it treats the disease as complicated as this one.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic neuroinflammatory disease affecting the central nervous system (CNS). The inflammation in the brain and spinal cord deteriorates myelin (the fatty protective covering of the nerve fibres), leading to disturbances in the nerve signals.
Causes of Multiple Sclerosis
The cause of Multiple Sclerosis is unknown. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the body's cells. A combination of genetics, infections, mental stress, the side effects of certain medicines, and environmental factors are responsible for Multiple Sclerosis.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Numbness of the limbs, electric-shock sensations, poor coordination, partial or complete loss of vision, slurred speech, fatigue, dizziness, problems with sexual functions, and poor bladder control are the leading Multiple Sclerosis symptoms.
Types of Multiple Sclerosis
- Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) - It is the beginning of sclerosis with symptoms that never last for more than 24 hours. Its range is limited to a single episode but if the person has a second episode then it reaches the next stage of the disease.
- Relapse-remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) - The second episode of CIS that we spoke about in the above paragraph is known as Relapse-remitting MS or RRMS. It shows an increase of symptoms followed by several periods of remission and the symptoms stay a little longer this time. They either go partially or completely within a few days.
- Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS) - At this stage, the symptoms becomes more progressive without any remissions or relapses. There may be periods of stability in-between and some alternate periods when symptoms either get worse or better.
- Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS) - At this stage, the person experiences episodes of remission and relapses. But at this stage, it is confirmed that the disease will now progress steadily.
Diagnosis and Multiple Sclerosis Treatment in Ayurveda
The doctors carry out numerous neurological and physical examinations and check the patient’s medical history. There is no single test that can diagnose this disease but the doctors definitely carry out MRI scans, spinal fluid analysis, and some other tests to confirm multiple sclerosis.
An imbalance of Vata and Pitta, when combines with Aam (the toxic material), leads to the pathology of Multiple Sclerosis. So, Multiple Sclerosis treatment in Ayurveda aims to balance the Vata-Pitta, by strengthening Kapha, correcting Agni, cellular metabolism, and enhancing Ojus (Immune system).
Panchakarma therapies Vaman, Virechan, Nasya, Vasti, Snehpana, Abhyanga, Shirodhara, and Udvarthanam, help improve the symptoms.
Diet and Lifestyle Changes
- A Vaat-Pitta pacifying, healthy, balanced diet, mental peace, sound sleep, and Yoga promote a faster recovery.
- Junk food, fast food, non-compatible food, mental stress, tobacco, and alcohol will increase the symptoms, and the patient should avoid them.
- Multiple sclerosis patients need a good diet of probiotics and prebiotics. They need to eat things that improve their gut bacterial activity so it will be a good idea to add more yoghurt, curd, buttermilk and fermented food items to their diet.
- As for prebiotics, the patient should be given the optimum amount of onions, garlic, and green leafy vegetables.
- Patients of ML also face a lack of vitamins, so it is better to start vitamin supplements along with a vitamin-rich diet.
- Weight management is another tricky task that needs to be managed well. People who face mobility issues due to multiple sclerosis must be given a monitored diet of fats and carbs to keep their weight under control.
- Mood swings and oversensitivity is another issue related to multiple sclerosis patients. They need constant love, care, patience, and a lot of tolerance. It is a good idea for family members to take turns and make sure the patient gets the required attention. Try not to leave the patient with just one person as it may get too much for him or her emotionally and physically.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Numbness in Limbs
Our Approach To Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
Our Ayurveda expert does a comprehensive examination of the patient. A complete neurological assessment gives an idea about the damage and provides clarity of the treatment line. Several blood tests and an MRI scan may be required to confirm the diagnosis. Then, the doctor prescribes Panchakarma therapies, diet, and lifestyle changes. Patients with Multiple Sclerosis need to stay in the hospital for three to four weeks and continue Ayurveda medicines for about 2-3 years. You can get more information about the prognosis of the disease and the treatment line by an online video consultation with an Ayurvedic specialist.
Why To Choose Ayurveda?
Looks for the Root Cause
The ayurvedic approach of disease looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. Ayurveda offers two ways of treatment; One is Shodhan, and the other is Shaman. Shodhan is complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Ayurveda medicines always work better in a patient detoxified with Panchakarma.
Ayurveda medicines are processed most naturally and not in the synthetic and chemical form. For this reason, the herbs are soft on the body, and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take them 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. Instead, 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.