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Uveitis Alternative Natural Ayurveda Treatment and Management

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Uveitis is an inflammatory disorder affecting the eyes. It usually occurs due to the inflammation and swelling of the uvea, a middle layer of the eyes. Uveitis can be infectious as well as non-infectious in nature. Ayurveda  may offers uveitis alternative herbal management and treatment options.[1]

 

 Symptoms of Uveitis

 

Uveitis can occur in one or both the eyes. The common symptoms of this disorder may include pain and severe redness in the affected eyes, dark spots floating in the vision, an excessive sensitivity to light, and blurred vision.

 

 

Depending on the parts of the eyes affected, uveitis can be categorized into different forms as given below.

 

Anterior uveitis:

 

Anterior uveitis occurs when the front of the eyes called the iris is affected. That is why; it is also called iritis. Iritis is the commonest form of uveitis that is known to affect even healthy people. It can affect one or both the eyes at once. The use of Ayurveda natural herbs for iritis may reduce the pain, redness, and swelling caused due to this condition. [3]

 

Intermediate Uveitis:

 

Intermediate uveitis affects the middle part of the eyes called the pars plana. It is also called iridocyclitis. This form of uveitis usually affects the patients who suffer from an autoimmune disease like multiple sclerosis or lupus.

 

The use of herbs like Giloy that regulate the immune functions [4] may be beneficial to control the symptoms of intermediate and granulomatous uveitis. These herbs may control the abnormal response of the immune system to the body’s own cells thereby may help preventing damage or inflammation in the eyes and other tissues of the body.

 

Posterior Uveitis:

 

Posterior uveitis, also called choroiditis, affects the posterior part of the eyes called the choroid. The tissues and the arteries in this part of the eyes hold more importance as they deliver blood to the posterior side of the eye. This form of uveitis is more common in the people having an infection due to a virus, or fungi.

 

It may also occur in the patients suffering from an autoimmune disorder. Ayurvedic herbs may be used to reduce the risk of infections. The herbs recommended by the Indian medicine may works by strengthening the body’s response to the pathogens. [5]

 

An improperly managed uveitis can result in a higher risk of complications including cataracts, and glaucoma. Ayurvedic treatments and management, which involve the use of herbs and food that are non-inflammatory, immunity boosting in nature may help in the prevention of these complications.

 

Natural Ayurvedic Herbs Useful in Uveitis

 

Here is the list of Ayurvedic herbs, which may help to reduce swelling, redness and other symptoms of this uveitis conditions.

 

Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia): Giloy can be used for the eyelid inflammation treatment. It may acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and reduces pain, redness, and swelling in the eyes. [6]

 

 

Licorice: Licorice root has been traditionally used to control the symptoms of chronic uveitis. Research conducted by Jeong Mo Han, and Yun Jong Lee and published in the Korean Journal of Ophthalmalgy Ophthalmology in 2012 has shown that this herb may reduce inflammation in the eyes and regulate the immune system response thereby  could able to reduce the risk of complications associated with uveitis.

 

Bakuchi (Psoralia corylifolia): Ayurvedic practitioner may advise you to use Bakuchi to prevent the complications of uveitis linked to infections. It may also reduce pain in the eyes by acting as a natural analgesic agent. 

 

Turmeric: Turmeric may help in treatment for uveitis symptoms by acting as an anti-inflammatory, anti-infective, and immunity-boosting agent. 

 

Uveitis Natural Treatment In Ayurveda

 

Uveitis treatment in Ayurveda involves the use of herbs and eye treatment called Akshi- Tarpan which may be helpful in the improvement in normal health and functions of the eyes [10]. Ayurveda may also offers management for the autoimmune uveitis by recommending herbs that may regulate the functions and response of the immune cells. The treatment may be coupled with an ayurvedic diet, which includes the foods may that may prevent inflammation and infections.

Akshi Tarpan In Melbourne

Ayurvedic Clinic In Melbourne, Australia

 

Patients diagnosed with uveitis can contact the ayurvedic clinic in Melbourne, Australia to discuss holistic plan for the symptoms of this condition. Ayurvedic practitioner (with ayurveda doctor degree from India) at this wellness centre can suggest herbs and a panchakarma therapy. Panchakarma can help with eliminating the inflammation-causing toxins from the body.

 

The use of Ayurvedic medicine could also help to avoid the complications of uveitis linked to the faulty immune system. Ayurvedic practitioner aim to provide a holistic treatment for uveitis by improving your immunity as well as general health of eyes.

 

 

If you wish to consult Ayurveda, you may choose to contact one of our Ayurveda Practitioners Gurnam Saini or Pooja Saini in Melbourne. Both of our Practitioners are Qualified Ayurveda Doctors from India. You may contact us at "Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic".  People who can't reach us personally, may choose for online Ayurveda consultation. 

 

 

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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