Friday, June 22, 2012

Fight and destroy Musular dystrophy with Ayurveda

                                   Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a severe genetic degenerative disorder of muscle tissue.

Characteristics of DMD:
  • Onset of muscle weakness usually before 4 years of age,
  • Selective muscle involvement of pelvic and pectoral girdles,
  • Hypertrophy of the calves muscle,
  • Grossly elevated serum CPK levels and
  • Relentlessly progressive weakness of muscle, leading to inability to work within 10 years of onset and later to contractures and thoracic deformity. There is no specific cure in any system of medicine and the death usually occurs before the age of 20 years caused by respiratory failure or less frequently by cardiac involvement.
Treatment of DMD:

At present no treatment is known in any system of medicine which has any definite influence upon muscular dystrophy. According to the research, Ayurvedic treatment involving medicine and Panchakarma massage, Yoga and Pranayama have shown definite protective influence and longer survival upon muscular dystrophy.             
Ayurvedic treatments:
  1. Mamsagni Rasayana which contains Curcuma longa, Withania somnifera, Terminalia arjuna, Tinospora cordifolia, Suvarna bhasma, Praval, etc.
  2. Ashwagandha arishta / Bala arishta

Panchakarma therapies:
  1. Abhyangam with Shat bala prasarini tailam
  2. Pizichil with Chandan bala lakshaadi tailam
  3. Til-Mash Pinda Sweda with use of herbs like Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Bala (Sida cordifolia), and Ashwagandha (W. somnifera), and Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), and Haridra (Curcuma domestica), and Daru Haridra (Berberis aristata), and Mustaka (Cyperus rotundus), and Barbreng (Embelia ribes), and Mamsa Rohini: (Soymida febrifuda) as additional ingredients to Til, Masha, unpolished rice and wheat bran, all cooked in the decoction of Bala (Sida cordifolia), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and milk.
  4. Anuvasana basti with Shatbala-Prasarni oil or Mustaadi yapan basti.

Benefits from the Ayurveda treatment:

  • Delays or slowdowns or reverse the progressive muscular degeneration.
  • Retards the muscular degeneration due to fat deposition.
  • Weight loss
  • Reduces serum Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) levels thus helping to reduce the muscle damage.
  • Allows longer survival by increasing muscle CPK enzyme.
  • Improves muscle tone and functional abilities.
  • Helps to stabilize the Sarcolemma membrane defect in the muscle fibres.
  • It also remove excess fat deposition in the muscle and increases muscle power.
Yoga and Pranayam:   
Pranayamas – Anulom-Vilom, Kapalbhati, Bhastrika.
Yoga asana - Pawan muktasana, Padmasana, Veer bhadrasana, Parvatasana, Surya namaskar.

Avoid saturated fats and refined foods.
Sea vegetables, fruits, whole grains, essential fatty acid and legumes should be taken.

Other treatments:
Physiotherapy is very helpful in DMD.
Vitamin E, B-complex and minerals like Selenium too help to reduce the effects of DMD.

Though genes are considered to be the culprit for the disease, there are a good number of DMD patients who do not have a family history of the disease. So, a person should undergo tests to diagnose DMD and contact Ayurvedic doctors at earliest to help such kids to be independent and have a long life.

(P.S: As every human being is different according to Ayurveda, all have different cures. So, kindly consult us or an Ayurvedic doctor before taking any herbal medicines.)

    This post is written by Dr.Jaina Patwa who is a Chief Ayurvedic practitioner based at Vile Parle, Mumbai, India. She is available as an online Ayurvedic Consultant on Skype. Skype ID - vishwacare

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