Everything You Need to Know About Multiple Sclerosis & it's Treatment
- 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.
- 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.
- Multiple Sclerosis generally appears when people are between 20 to 40 years old. However, it can affect patients in their childhood and old age also.
- 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.
- Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), Relapse-remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS), Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS), and Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis are the four main clinical types.
- 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.
- 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.
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.