Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Ayurvedic Natural Treatment
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), also known as the Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome, is a rare disorder affecting the nervous system. This condition causes a difficulty in making movements such as walking, and even creates problems in maintain balance. The movements of the eyes are also affected due to this disorder. Patients diagnosed with this condition may seek progressive supranuclear palsy ayurvedic approach.
Progressive supranuclear palsy occurs due to the deterioration and degeneration of the cells in regions of the brain that control the thinking processes and the body movements.
Some other symptoms of this condition include a progressive loss of muscle and joint coordination, and stiffness of the muscles in the neck and back. It may also result in slow movements, and cognitive dysfunctions.
Patients also have a higher risk of falling and injuring themselves due to the loss of muscle coordination and an inability to maintain the balance and posture.
The symptoms of this condition tend to worsen over a period of time and even result in life-threatening complications including pneumonia.
The exact cause of Progressive supranuclear palsy is not known. However, it is believed to occur due to the loss of or damage to the myelin sheath, a covering of the nerve cells, which helps in the conduction of the nerve impulses.
The involvement of the nerves and the loss of myelin sheath can trigger complications such as a difficulty in swallowing, tremors, difficulty in bending forward or backward the neck up and jaw jerks.
Some patients also experience an inability to focus the eyes due to which they have a double vision or blurring of vision. They may also have a difficulty in looking downward. As a result, they often face embarrassing situations like spilling the food or falling of objects from the hands.
The lack of proper eye movements may also cause them to appear disinterested in the conversation. These symptoms of progressive supranuclear palsy can affect the personal and professional life of the patients and even affect their self-esteem and self-confidence.
Patients may advised to contact any qualified and experienced ayurvedic consultant or doctor, who can recommend a holistic approach. Ayurveda expert may suggests some herbs and recommend yoga asana to improve the muscle movements. The treatment may also include meditation and breathing exercises aimed at restoring your self-esteem and self-confidence.
If not managed properly, progressive supranuclear palsy can cause sleep disturbances due to which the patients experience immense mental stress. They often develop a loss of interest in routine activities and exhibit impulsive behavior, which may involve laughing and crying for no apparent reason.
Over time, the condition can worsen resulting in the loss of memory, logical reasoning skills, and the problem-solving abilities. These complications can increase the risk of anxiety and depression. Ayurvedic treatment may help to address PSP by improving the quality of life and reducing the risk of dangerous consequences like depression.
Progressive supranuclear palsy natural treatment using ayurvedic herbs and food may offer benefits by controlling the symptoms.
Progressive supranuclear palsy treatment in Ayurveda texts may includes the use of herbs in combination with other therapies aimed at supporting the movements of the patients and improving the quality of life.
Bala (Sida cordifolia): Ayurveda, The system of Indian medicine, may advises the use of Bala for improving muscle movements and supporting the brain functions. This herb may acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. 
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): This herb is known for its rejuvenative properties. It may prevent degenerative changes in the brain and nerves and might help in PSP.
A research conducted by Singh N., and Bhalla M. at and published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine in 2011 has shown that Ashwagandha may also improve the energy levels and mental stress. This may help to restore the ability of the patients to carry on with the routine activities with better ease. It may also reduce the risk of depression and loss of memory by acting as an adaptogen and preventing brain damage. 
Kaunch Beej (Mucuna pruriens): Kaunch Beej may be used as an natural approach for controlling the symptoms of PSP. It may lower the risk of complications of this disease by acting as an anti-inflammatory agent. 
Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri ): In ayurvedic texts Brahmi has been mentioned as a memory-boosting herb. Patients suffering from PSP may benefit from the use of this herb as it may prevent the memory loss . A research conducted by Roodenrys S., and Booth D. and published in the Neuropsychopharmacology in 2002 has shown that Brahmi may also improve the other cognitive skills like logical reasoning analytical and problem-solving skills. 
Ayurveda may offers some approach in the management of PSP neuro disease. The management may enhance the nerve functions and muscle movements.
The ayurvedic doctor may also advise an ayurvedic diet and herbs which may improve memory and over cognitive function. The diet may also include a rich content of proteins to support the muscle growth. Ayurvedic treatments based on the concept of tridosha or the three humors may also correct the underlying imbalance of the humors.
Ayurvedic practitioner at Panchakarma wellness centre may also advise panchakarma therapy.
Panchakarma is a natural detoxification therapy that may help in the symptoms of PSP by removing toxins that may cause damage to the brain and nerves. The elimination of these toxic substances from the body may help to restore the natural functions of the vital organs.
Ayurvedic naturopath may offer an integrated approach to the PSP management by herbs, and a balanced diet as well as including yoga asanas and massage therapies in the treatment plan.
A combination of these therapies as recommended by the ayurveda specialist may provide help to the patients with PSP.
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
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