Neurological Disorder – Disease Problem Causes Symptoms Treatment As Per Ayurveda And Traditional Healing Methods

The major system of the body i.e Nervous system which regulates the activities of the whole body. It comprises of two parts as central nervous system ( brain and spinal cord) and peripheral nervous system( other nerual elements). Each and every function of the body is coordinated by this system so any impairement in this system can impaires the daily routine of the individual.

“Ayurveda is an ancient science” which is treating this neurological disorder since its birth but the nomenclature of the diseases are different. It is described under the context of Vata Vyadhi and some under Manas Vyadhi. Only Vata Dosha have the moving properties so it can move independently or can move Pitta and Kapha along with it. So when there is vitation of Vata Dosha it can disturb the whole body independently or along with other Doshas disturbing the harmony of the body resulting in various diseases which includes neurological diseases too.

Causes Of Neurological Disorder

As described above vitiation of Vata Dosha is the main reason which may be caused  by faulty diet, lifestyle habits, wrong exercise methods, stress. Increasing competition results in increasing stress, jealousy, envy, insomnia and many mental illness.

Other causes as infection, injury, accident and genetics.

Neurological Disorder Along With Its Ayurvedic Nomenclature

  • Bell’s palsy (Ardit)
  • CVA-cerebrovascular accident or stroke (Urdhvag rakta pitta)
  • Seizure or convulsion (Aakshepak)
  • Epilepsy (Apasmar)
  • Hysteria (Apatantrak)
  • Parkinson’s disease(Kampa vata)
  • Trigeminal neuritis (Sirograha)
  • Brachial neuritis (Vishvachi)
  • Frozen shoulder (Avabahuk)
  • lock jaw/trismus (Hanugraha)
  • Sciatica (Gridhrasi)
  • Migraine (Ardhavbhedak)
  • Peripheral neuritis (Twachagat vata)
  • Hemiplegia, paraplegia (Pakshaghat )
  • Cervical Spondylosis (Manyastambh)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuro psychiatric diseases (Manas vyadhi) -ADHD- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Amnetia
  • OCD -obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Autism
  • Alzeimer’s
  • Depressions (Avsaad)
  • Muscular dystrophy as DMD, GBS (Snaugata vata)
  • Neuralgia,
  • Vertigo (Bhram)
  • Injury, meningitis, encephalitis
  • Tumour (Arbud)

Sign And Symptoms Of Neurological Disorder

  • Partial Or Complete Paralysis
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Seizures
  • Partial Or Complete Loss Of Sensation
  • Difficulty In Reading , Writing, Any Cognitive Abilities
  • Severe Pain
  • Tremors
  • Decrease Alertness Or Hyperactivity
  • Headache
  • Blurred Vision
  • Behavioural Change
  • Slurred Speech.

All this above sign and symptoms describe in Vata Vyadhi Lakshana as given below in Shloka

सङ्कोच पर्वणां स्तम्भो भङ्नोऽस्थ्नां पर्वणामपि ।
लोमहर्षः प्रलापश्र्च पाणिपृष्ठशिरोग्रहः ॥

खाञ्ज्यं पाङ्गुल्यकुब्जत्वे शोषोऽङ्गानामनिद्रता ।
गर्भशुक्ररजोनाशः स्पन्दनं गात्रसुप्तता ॥

शिरोनासाक्षिजत्रूणां ग्रीवायाश्र्चापि हुण्डनम् ।
भेदस्तोदार्तिराक्षेपो मोहश्र्चायास एव च ॥

एवंविधानि रुपाणि करोति कुपितोऽनिलः ।
हेतुस्थानविशेषाञ्च भवेद्रोगविशेषकृत् ॥ …………… च.चि.२८

Ayurvedic Management Of Neurological Disorder

Ayurveda the ancient science treats the imbalances of the Dosha Dhatu elements of the body and maintains the harmony of the body and mind. Considering this principle it treats every diseases. Neurological Diseases are described as vitiation of Vata Dosha mainly as it has moving property so along with Vata it can disturb or block other two Doshas results in complicated disease. So considering vitiation of Doshas treatment varies accordingly.

Maintaing balance of all three Doshas with the help of Panchakarma Therapies, herbo mineral palliative medicines and Yoga, Asana, Meditation practice which is done very effectively in Ayurveda.

Panchakarma Treatments to remove toxins are Shodhan therapies as Vamana, Virechana, Basti, Nasya, Raktamokshan Other Panchakarma Treatment as Shirodhara, Snehana, Swedana, Lepam, Shiropichu. Various medicated oils, herbal and herbo mineral medicines are used. Along with this therapies Yoga, Asana, Pranayamas, Stress Relieving Meditation training is given . So ayurveda has a combo pack of removing toxins from the body revitalizing tissues by palliative treatment and maintaince of Doshas harmony by proper Diet, Lifestyle, Yoga, and Meditation guidance.