Neurological Disorders

Neurological Disorder is a disorder of the body’s nervous system. The disease is rather widespread and affects the elderly generation more than any other age group. Neurological Disorder is characterized by stiffness, tremor, impaired movement and lack of coordination

Neurological Disorders according to the modern day interpretation are a result of genetic disorders, infections, lifestyles, brain injury, malnutrition, spinal cord injury and nerve injury among others.

Ayurveda considers neurological disorders to be the result of vata disorder. The vitiation of vata dosha causes imbalance and disharmony in the human system and will lead to neurological disorder. Ayurvedic treatments for neurological disorders will aim to rectify this vata imbalance and bring the vata dosha in harmony with pita and kapha dosha so as to eliminate every type of disease in an individual.

We deal here with a few of the neurological diseases that are more common among the present day population: Alzheimer’s disease, Epilepsy, Migraine and Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Paralysis and Sleep Disorders.

Ayurveda & Neurological Disorders

As Alzheimers disease is a result of vitiation of vata dosha they are advised to consume vata pacifying foods. A diet of basmati rice, dal, well cooked vegetables etc are all thus recommended. Ayurveda uses medicinal herbs in the several formulations that it makes for treating epilepsy patients. The medicinal herbs used commonly are brahmi, sanku puspam, malkagni, and jata manzi. These medicinal herbs are used in the preparation of kashayams, lehyams, choornam and aristams for epilepsy patients.

Patients suffering from migraine and headache should maintain good dietary habits. This will ensure good health and offer immunity from recurring bouts of headaches. During the time of head ache they should not eat very heavy meals. Consuming cooked vegetables without having it fried in oil should be encouraged. Ayurvedic treatment of multiple sclerosis involves the use of medicinal herbs in the preparations of kashayams, arishtams, choornams, lehyams etc. These medicinal herbs have been time tested and have been found effective from the earliest of times. Parkinson's disease patients are given oral medicines as part of the rejuvenation treatment in ayurveda. These oral medicines are extracts of pure medicinal herbs and are used in the preparation of kashayams, lehyams, choornams etc to be consumed by patients suffering from Parkinson's disease

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