Ayurveda considers neurological disorders to be the result of Vata disorder. Some forty Neurological disorders are classified in Ayurveda as Vata Disorders.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:
Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease would include medicines to prevent degeneration and strengthening of the brain. Panchakarma treatments, rasayana therapies and diet regulations would all form part of the treatment. Ayurveda therapies like thalam, siro dhara and siro vasti are commonly prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease patients.
Ayurvedic treatments for Parkinson’s Disease will be done after a complete analysis of the patient, time of onset, physical condition, history of previous disease in the family etc.Ayurvedic therapies will consist of Panchakarma treatments and internal medicines,Vasti, Shirodhara,Ayurvedic massages, sirovasti etc. are found effective in arresting the disease and helping in the recovery process.
As Multiple Sclerosis is due to vata and pitta excess, all ayurvedic treatments will aim at bringing back to normalcy the vata and Pitta dosha. The treatment will include internal medicines for suppressing immune reactions in the brain and later for correcting disabilities.
Ayurvedic treatments for Epilepsy would include:Panchakarma Treatments, Internal Medicines like Kashayams, Lehyams, Choorans etc. Therapis like Siro pichu, Thalam, Shirodhara, Yoga & Meditation would also be helpful.
Ayurveda terms Paralysis as pakshavada, a disorder caused by the vitiation of vata dosha.
Internal medicines will be given in addition to purification therapies like vasti, abhyangam,kizhi, siro dhara, thalam, njavara kizhi etc. to bring the patient back to normalcy after the removal of toxins. Purification process will be undertaken only after a complete diagnosis of the patient the condition of patient, duration of disease and whether actual cause of the disease is hemorrhage, emboli or ischemia. Specific exercises will be helpful in some patients. Yoga and meditation is found to be very effective and is also part of the ayurveda treatment for paralysis.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Sleep Disorders,Anxiety & Depression,Dementia,Bipolar Disorders varies according to actual cause of the condition.
Panchakarma therapies, rasayana therapies, yoga and meditation, life style changes including diet regime all form part of Ayurveda treatment for sleep disorder.Panchakarma therapies done are generally siro pichu, thalam, Indian Head massage,siro vasti, siro dhara etc. internal medicines would also be required.