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Muscular Dystrophy Natural Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Muscular Dystrophy Natural Treatment

Muscular dystrophy  may refers to a group of disorders that are characterized by the progressive loss of muscle mass and strength. Ayurvedic treatment may help in muscular dystrophy symptoms by supporting the natural ability of the body to repair. [1]


Ayurveda, the system of Indian medicine, may help in reducing the symptoms of this disease like weekness etc. by protecting the muscle tissues against wasting.


There are also a few ayurvedic massage therapies [2], which may help to prevent the on going weakening of muscles.


Symptoms of Mascular Dystrophy


The symptoms of muscular dystrophy include a waddling gait, difficulty in running or jumping, pain or stiffness in the muscles, a tendency to walk on toes, learning difficulties, difficulty in sitting up and standing and frequent falls.


As the condition becomes worse, it may cause more symptoms such as a complete inability to walk, shortening of the tendons and muscles, breathing problems, and an abnormal curvature of the spine. 


The Ayurvedic physician can prescribe natural herbs, make appropriate changes in the diet such as including healing foods for muscular dystrophy. The ayurvedic diet may improve the muscle mass and strength and prevent worsening of the condition.


Ayurvedic Traditional Herbs Which Could Help with Muscular Dystrophy


Below are  herbs, which been used traditionally in contions like muscular dystrophy:


Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) [3]


Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) [4]


Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) [5]


Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) [6]


Ayurvedic Medicine Approach For Muscular Dystrophy


The ayurvedic medicine for muscular dystrophy is aimed at providing holistic treatment. The treatment may also include the use of herbs as well as Shasti Shali Pinda Sweda, a therapy that supports the health of the muscle's protein.


These treatments can be coupled with yoga, and stretching exercises that may improve the mobility and flexibility of the joints. Ayurvedic physician may also recommend low-impact aerobic exercises, such as walking, jogging, and swimming to maintain the mobility, strength, and general health. Breathing exercises such as pranayama are recommended to improve the lung functions.


Panchakarma treatment may be recommended to prevent worsening of the condition due to the damage caused by the toxins (amma) accumulated in the body.



If you wish to enquire more information on how ayurveda can offer support with muscular dystrophy, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.



Gurnam Saini

Ayurvedic Practitioner  (Recognised as Ayurvedic Doctor in India)

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine from India

MD in Alternative Medicine from India 

Certificate in Panchkarma Detox

Member of AAA (Australasian Association of Ayurveda)

Organising Secretary of AYUSH MELBOURNE CONFERENCE, 2018

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Disclaimer: 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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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More