Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects the nervous system, especially the brain, spinal cord and the nerves. It is a chronic disorder that causes symptoms such as weakness of the muscles or paralysis, muscle stiffness, blurred vision and even blindness. Natural treatment for multiple sclerosis with the help of herbal remedies and Ayurvedic therapies like Marma Ayurvedic Massage, Shirodhara (Third Eye Drip), and Swedena (Herbal steam fomentation) can help offer relief from these symptoms.
Multiple sclerosis is caused due to the damage to the myelin sheath of the nerves as a result of which their ability to carry impulses is hampered. This condition is considered autoimmune in nature as it is triggered due to a faulty immune system that attacks the normal tissues like the myelin sheaths. The herbal remedies possess medicinal properties, which help to treat multiple sclerosis by correcting the abnormal response of the immune system and protecting the myelin sheaths.
The damage to the myelin results in the formation of a scar or sclerosis. Hence, Multiple sclerosis means the development of scar tissues called lesions or plaques in multiple nerves of the body. As the disease progresses, the lesions get worse resulting in the breakage of the nerve fibers.
The incidence of this disease is higher in the people between 20 and 50 years of age. The risk is higher in women than men. The environmental factors such as the exposure to the sunlight may play a role in determining the risk of occurrence of this condition.
The role of diet in the development of this disease is not known. However, Ayurvedic experts recommend following a dosha specific diet that can hasten the recovery and maintain the overall health and fitness of the patient.
Urinary complaints such as a difficulty in emptying the bladder, increased frequency of urination, especially at night, and urge incontinence
Bowel problems like constipation and bowel incontinence
Loss of cognitive functions such as reduced memory and attention span, and speech impairment
Fatigue and reduced ability to perform routine activities
Vertigo and dizziness
Numbness and weakness in one or more limbs
Tingling sensation in some parts of the body
Spasticity and spasm of the muscles
Dry and rough skin
Tremors or involuntary quivering movements
Double vision and partial or total loss of vision
These symptoms primarily occur due to the inability of the nerves to transmit electrical impulses from the brain to the target tissues. Multiple sclerosis management using Ayurvedic remedies is aimed at preventing damage to the nerves, enhancing the ability of the body to repair the damaged tissues, and improving the functions of the nervous system.
Ayurveda recommends alternative treatments for MS that are aimed at slowing down the demyelination in the nervous system and correcting the underlying causes. According to Ayurveda, multiple sclerosis occurs due to an imbalance in the Vata dosha that controls the level of activation and balance in the nervous system. This Vata imbalance is responsible for causing most of the symptoms of MS including pain, insomnia, constipation, anxiety, fear, fatigue, poor digestion, dry or rough skin, and heightened sensitivity. The condition worsens due to the buildup of plaques around the affected nerves. Ayurvedic remedies treats MS naturally by cleansing the tissues affected by such impurities and restoring the physiological balance within the nervous system.
The treatment also corrects the compromised immune response and the resultant impairment of the ability of the body to heal and repair. Healing multiple sclerosis naturally with the help of Ayurvedic medications and dietary changes can help the patients to achieve long-term results and improve the quality of their life.
The Ayurvedic medicine also offers an immunity-enhancing therapy for strengthening the natural immune response of the body. The rejuvenation treatments help to enliven the healing ability of the body.
The use of natural medicine for MS can help the patients by calming the immune system, relieving the inflammation of the nerves, rejuvenating the myelin-producing cells, and activating the body’s processes to heal the scars.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) : This herb offers MS natural treatment with its ability to correct the response of the immune system. It helps to balance the functions of the immune system and prevents the progression of the disease by protecting the myelin sheath against the damage by the immune cells.
Pippali (Piper longum): Pippali acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and an immunomodulator. It helsp to reduce inflammation in the nervous system and aims to prevent an abnormal response of the immune system, which is the prime factor responsible for causing this disease.
Bala (Sida cordifolia): Bala aims to protect the nerve tissues against the damage caused by the immune cells. It also helps to reduce tingling and numbness in the extremities and provides relief from muscle weakness and stiffness.
Rasana (Pluchea Lanceolata): It may reduce inflammation and provides relief from the gastrointestinal disturbances like constipation. It also acts as an analgesic and can help reduce pain caused due to this condition.
Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): Brahmi ensures an improvement in the cognitive functions of the nervous system. It helps to improve memory, and attention span. This herb also helps to get rid of the symptoms like insomnia, fatigue, and dizziness.
Ayurveda recommends a diet for multiple sclerosis to improve the chances of recovery of the patient. It advises avoidance of gluten, abnormal fats, fish, dairy products, caffeine, smoking, and alcohol. An Ayurvedic diet for treating this disease comprises of the use of olive oil and coconut oil, and eating freshly-cooked foods, raw vegetables, fruits, dark green leafy salads, nuts, and seeds.
Ayurvedic Treatments are aimed at providing relief from the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and preventing the progress of the disease. Our Ayurvedic doctors in Melbourne believe in providing holistic treatment to the patients suffering from this disease by correcting the imbalance in the Vata dosha. We recommend the use of herbs and following a diet, which can bring about an improvement in the overall health of the patients. We also offer therapies like Panchakarma Detox to purify blood and help the body get rid of the excess toxins that can worsen the symptoms. Our Ayurvedic Clinic also offers therapies like Marma Massage, Shirodhara, and Swedena to ensure faster recovery of the patient. Marma Massage strengthens the nerves and muscles. Shirodhara involves pouring a warm, herbarized oil across the forehead, which produces a relaxing effect on the nervous system and mind. Swedena creates a purifying effect and helps in the elimination of toxins through increasing perspiration, and opening up the channels of elimination.
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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Disclaimer: Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic does not claim to cure Multiple Sclerosis. The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.
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