Multiple sclerosis – Right Treatment at the Right Time with Ayurveda

Multiple sclerosis conditions can be treated effectively with diverse Ayurvedic treatments along with Yoga and proper diet and lifestyle recommendations.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system. This chronic autoimmune disorder will disrupt the flow of information within the brain, and disrupts communication between the brain and body. This disorder causes destruction of the myelin coating that surrounds and protects nerve fibers.

This condition is more common in women than men. Some people have mild symptoms. Multiple sclerosis symptoms in females mainly include blurred vision and numbness, one eye blindness and tingling in the limbs. In severe cases, symptoms may include paralysis, vision loss, and mobility concerns. At Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda, we provide the best Ayurveda treatments to take care of this chronic condition. Our very effective treatment methodologies for MS are based on the classical texts of Ayurveda. 

“Ayurveda’s integrated approach reduces body illness and kindles the natural rhythm of metabolism of the body. Natural therapies, blended herbs, lifestyle practices, and regulated diet plans of this treatment grant longevity with zero side effects.”, says Dr Robin Jacob, our Chief Physician and Head of yoga department at Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda.

Specialized in Multiple sclerosis, our physicians have a deep understanding of MS and its treatment modalities. We have been successfully providing multiple sclerosis treatment for patients in different countries. Early intervention is critical to cure the condition, as the condition may go incurable, if the nerve myelin is lost or damaged beyond the body’s ability to repair it. In such cases, treatments are provided to manage the condition.

Let us check more in detail about this autoimmune disease.

Causes of MS

Though the exact multiple sclerosis causes are not known, the scientists in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has reported that MS is believed to be triggered by a combination of factors including

  • immunology – In MS, an abnormal immune response causes inflammation and damage in the central nervous system. Major cells that are involved in this are T cells and B cells.
  • epidemiology – Studies are researching the environmental factors that contribute to the risk of developing MS. 
  • genetics – Though the condition is not genetic, there is still a genetic risk that may be inherited
  • infectious agents – Studies are pursuing to determine if viruses and bacteria including measles, human herpesvirus-6, and more are involved in the development of MS.

Other main factors that are expected to cause the condition include pitta and kapha doshas, heredity, environmental factors, smoking, alcohol consumption, mental stress, and more. Depletion of the body elements caused by MS is called Dhatus. Therefore it’s a disease of Vata.

Multiple sclerosis types

Multiple sclerosis symptoms depend on the type of disorder you have. Four types of MS that are identified are – 

Clinically Isolated Syndrome (CIS)

To be diagnosed as CIS, it is necessary for the episode to last at least 24 hours. Caused by inflammation and demyelination in the CNS, this syndrome is first episode of neurologic symptoms and there’s a high likelihood of a second episode. Symptoms may vary, but commonly include:

  • Vision issues
  • Vertigo
  • Facial sensation loss
  • Arm and leg weakness
  • Loss of control of bodily movements
  • Bladder disorders

Relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS)

This attack can also last anywhere from 24 hours to several weeks. Symptoms that appear will depend on the area of the brain or spinal cord that the disease has damaged. Referred to as relapses or exacerbations, these attacks will come with different symptoms such as-

  • Numbness
  • Sensitivity to heat
  • Bowel/bladder issues
  • Vision problems
  • Depression

Primary progressive MS (PPMS) 

With this attack, neurologic function worsens or disability accumulates as soon as symptoms appear. The condition develops when the immune system attacks a substance called myelin. Major symptoms include

  • Trouble in walking
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain in diverse areas
  • Mood swings
  • Numbness

Secondary progressive MS (SPMS)

This condition develops from relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS). Individuals with frequent severe relapses at the time of diagnosis are at higher risk. Symptoms include

  • Fatigue
  • Double vision
  • Cognition problems
  • Walking difficulties

Diagnosis and treatment options

Multiple sclerosis diagnosis is done mainly with a thorough medical history and examination. Our physicians recommend blood tests, MRI scan, or lumbar puncture to identify the disease and stage. However, diagnosing MS can be difficult in people with unusual symptoms or any other progressive conditions.

Treatment of MS starts with preventing further progress of the disorder. Our physicians aim at eliminating the root cause of any disorder and thus preventing the recurrence of the disease in the body. MS treatment provided in our Kerala Ayurveda Hospital Retreat Centre include:

  • Jatharagni
  • Rasayana guna medicines for rejuvenation
  • Abhyanga
  • Dhara
  • Snehapana
  • Shirodhara
  • Shirovasti
  • Nasya
  • Matra vasti
  • Anuvasana vasti 
  • Njavara kizhi and
  • Sattvavajaya

Diet and lifestyle recommendations made by our physicians include

  • Avoiding acidic foods and food with high sodium
  • Staying hydrated
  • Intake of timely food
  • Taking enough rest
  • Consuming more antioxidants rich fruits
  • Avoiding overexposure to sun and heavy wind

At Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda, Yoga is a critical component of our treatment program. Here patients can learn yoga under the direct supervision of Dr. Robin Jacob and Mrs. Anju Robin. Our physicians train meditation along with yoga poses such as Dandasana, Vipareetakarnika, Trikonasana, and much more for our patients to maintain a healthy balance of their Jeeva Dhatus. 

Looking for an experienced Ayurveda hospital in Kerala to get multiple sclerosis treatment? Take support from physicians and therapists at Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda. We have been providing effective MS treatments since 1938. “Ayurveda has proven to have a very therapeutic approach towards Neurological disorders as it supports maintaining a healthy balance for the brain. Ayurveda can help manage the health issues resulting from neurological disorders with its holistic approach plus comprehensive Ayurveda Medicine and treatments like Panchakarma, palliative medicines, disease-specific Rasayana (Immune modulators), along with dietary and lifestyle recommendations,” says our Chief Physician and Director.

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