Huntington's disease is a rare, inherited condition that is characterized by a progressive breakdown or degeneration of the nerve cells. Huntington's disease can have a detrimental impact on the routine life of the patients by affecting their movements, thinking, and cognitive functions. The use of alternative ayurveda natural treatment for Huntington’s disease can help to control the symptoms and reduce the risk of its complications. 
Huntington’s disease is commonly associated with a higher risk of obsessive-compulsive disorder, a disease marked by recurring, intrusive thoughts and behaviors. It may also increase the risk of mania resulting in fluctuating moods, impulsive behavior, overactivity, and an inflated self-confidence and self-esteem.
Huntington's disease occurs due to an inherited defect in a gene. Hence, the answer to how does Huntington’s disease occur can be found in the genetic make-up of a person. It is an autosomal dominant disorder. This means a person can suffer from this condition if he receives just one copy of the defective gene.
The common symptoms of this diseases are associated with the movements, motor skills, cognitive abilities and mental health. It may impair the gait and coordination of the patients resulting in involuntary jerking, writhing movements, rigidity of the muscles, muscle contracture, slow eye movements, impaired posture or balance and a difficulty in swallowing.
It may also cause cognitive impairments resulting in difficulty in organizing, and prioritizing as well as a lack of flexibility, tendency to get stuck with any behavior, thought or an action. Some other common symptoms include a lack of impulse control, and hyperactivity.
Feelings of irritability, fatigue, loss of energy, apathy, social withdrawal, insomnia, and frequent thoughts of suicide are also common symptoms of this disease.
There are some Ayurvedic herbs that can help in the treatment and prevention of Huntington’s disease associated symptoms.
Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): Brahmi can be used for Huntington’s disease management. This herb acts on the brain and the nerves and improves the functions of the nervous system. It can help in the symptoms of this disease by enhancing the cognitive abilities of a person as well as relieving stress, anxiety, and the risk of depression associated with it. 
Dasmool (10 roots of herbs): Dasmoola can be used to enhance the digestive functions. This can help the patients with Huntington’s disease by improving the breakdown and absorption of food thus providing a higher supply of nutrients to the body. It can ensure the body is supplied with the essential vitamins and minerals needed for the repair of the damaged tissue.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Ashwagandha can be helpful for relieving fatigues and weakness caused due to this disease. It can increase the energy levels and improve the patient’s stamina, and endurance. It can also relieve the symptoms such as irritability, sadness, insomnia, and social withdrawal. Ashwagandha can also acts as a rejuvenator and stimulates the regeneration of the damaged nerves and brain cells. It can reduce the degenerative changes in the brain. 
Patients diagnosed with Huntington’s disease can obtain management of the symptoms of this disease with ayurvedic natural treatments. The treatment involves the use of herbs, life-style, food, yoga and meditation which can prevent degenerative changes in the nervous system. The practitioners may also prescribe an ayurvedic diet to ensure a healthy lifestyle and dietary habits that do not support the progress of the diseases. The foods included in the diet recommended by the ayurvedic practitioner (with ayurveda doctor qualification from India) at the Melbourne natural medicine clinic can help to improve the general health of the patients. The treatment also includes Panchakarma, a therapy aimed at detoxifying the body.
If you wish to enquire more information on how ayurveda can offer support with Huntington Disease, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.
Dr Gurnam Saini (Ayurvedic Doctor)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine from India
MD in Alternative Medicine from India
Certificate in Ayurveda Panchkarma Detox from India
Certificate in Ayurveda Pulse & Tongue diagnosis from India
Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from Melbourne
Member of AAA (Australasian Association of Ayurveda)
Organising Secretary of AYUSH MELBOURNE CONFERENCE, 2018
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