Multiple Sclerosis is a complex autoimmune disorder that can disable central nervous system (CNS) including brain and spinal cord. In this disease, the immune system of the body attacks the protective myelin sheath that covers the nerve fibres. The result is disruption in communication between brain and rest of the body. As a consequence, the nerves themselves deteriorate or become permanently damaged.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis:
- Weakness or Numbness in one or more limbs that affects one side of the body at a time which can be legs or trunk etc.
- Partial or complete loss of vision followed by pain in the eye movement.
- Pain in different parts of the body.
- Sensations of electric shock that may occur with certain types of neck movement more specifically bending the neck forward.
- Lack of coordination or tremor or unsteady gait.
- Slurred speech is observed.
- Problems with bowel and bladder functions.
Causes of Multiple Sclerosis:
Multiple Sclerosis occurs when the immune system of the body attacks its own tissues. This malfunction of the immune system results in destroying myelin which is a fatty substance that coats and protects the nerve fibres in the spinal cord and brain. Therefore, when the protective myelin is damaged and the nerve fiber is exposed, the travel of message through nerve may slow down or even get blocked.
- Age factor: Multiple Sclerosis can occur at any age. However, it is most observed in people ranging from 15 years to 60 years of age.
- Family History: A person will be at higher risk of Multiple Sclerosis, if one of the parents or siblings is suffering from the disease.
- Gender: Females are more likely to develop conditions of Multiple Sclerosis.
- Race: People from the Northern European descendants are at higher risk to develop Multiple Sclerosis than people from Asia, America, Africa or other continents.
- Infections: Epstein-Barr is the virus that is considered responsible for infectious mononucleosis.
- Smoking: Smokers are more prone to develop conditions of Multiple Sclerosis than non-smokers.
- Stiffness in muscles.
- Problems in sexual functions, bladder and even bowel movement.
Multiple sclerosis is a condition in which myelin sheath gets depleted. Myelin sheath is an insulating covering sheath around the nerve cells. According to Ayurveda, the Balanced Tridoshas are responsible for maintaining the structural integrity of myelin sheath. Specially, Vayu that governs the movement force among three bio-humors for stimulation of nerve impulses from brain to other parts of the body and from organs to the brain. The disturbances in the immune system are also one of the reasons to cause neuromuscular diseases, as body’s own immune system mistakenly damages the myelin sheath of nerves.
Major Role of Natural herbs in Multiple Sclerosis:-
- They helps to calm the immune system to inhibit disease progression
- Reduce inflammation of nerves.
- Repair or rejuvenate the damaged myelin sheath.
- Induce body processes to reverse or remove the scars in the nervous system.
Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis
The practice of Yoga leads us to live a healthy and happy life.
Multiple Sclerosis is a complex autoimmune disorder in which the condition is very uncomfortable and painful. Practicing Yoga may help to strengthen and align the body for standing up or sitting. Yoga also decreases fatigue in multiple Sclerosis patients and improves the symptoms of anxiety, depression, bladder function, pain, weakness etc.
The following Yogasanas may be helpful for Multiple Sclerosis Patients:-
- Tadasana-It is a basic standing Asana.
- Adho Mukhoasana– This asana looks like a dog bending forward.
- Supta Padangausthasana– It is a restorative yoga performed with or without props.
- Dandasana– It is done in a sitting position with the legs extending forwards.
- Paschimottasana– This asana is done in a sitting posture and bending forward.
- Bharadvajasana– It is a spinal twist Asana in seating position.
- Bhujangasana– This yogasana increases posture control, symmetry and balance and strengthens muscles.
- Shavasana– It is a corpse pose asana done at the end of the Yoga session to relax the body.
Meditation can be of great benefit for the people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. It helps to release stress, anxiety, insomnia, pain and improves self-esteem of a person.
This breathing technique balances Tridoshas and reduces fatigue.
At ND Care Nirogam Private Limited:
Our herbs have dhatu poshak properties which help to nourish the nervous system and prevent the destruction of nerve sheath (Majja Dhatu) of neurons. These rejuvenating herbs (Rasayana) induce the cellular metabolism and promote adequate nutrient supply to the myelin sheath (Majja Dhatu). These natural herbs also have Vatshhamaka properties which help to balance the vitiated bio-elements and regulate the normal function of nerve conduction. This way these herbs play an immuno-modulatory action and are rich in anti-oxidants that can fight against free radical damage and also reduce inflammation of myelin sheath.
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“Ayurvedic cerebral activator”
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