Multiple sclerosis (MS) is also known as “disseminated sclerosis” or “encephalomyelitis disseminata”, is an inflammatory disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and scarring as well as a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms. Disease onset usually occurs in young adults, and is more common in women.
A person with MS can suffer almost any neurological symptom or sign, including changes in sensation such as loss of sensitivity or tingling, pricking or numbness, muscle weakness, muscle stiffness, muscle spasms, or difficulty in moving; difficulties with coordination and balance (ataxia); problems in speech (dysarthria) or swallowing (dysphagia), visual problems (nystagmus, optic neuritis including phosphenes, or diplopia), fatigue, acute or chronic pain, and bladder and bowel difficulties.
A multiple sclerosis diagnosis is made by the history of symptoms and a neurological exam, often with the help of tests such as an MRI or a spinal tap. No one’s sure what causes multiple sclerosis, but it may be hereditary. There’s no cure for multiple sclerosis, but treatment can relieve worsening of symptoms.
Ayurveda Treatment Possibilities of MS
MS can be contained & reversed with the help of Ayurveda based herbal medicines without any kind of side effects. The similar kind of pathogenesis in documented as Khanja[ ataxia], pitta[shadhaka]avrita vata, kapha[avalambhaka]avritavata[ vyana/udana/apana].We at Vedanta Ayurveda with personalized approach a patient of MS treat with very good response. Personalized herbal extracts are mixed in two formulations based on the nature, agni , bala of patient & disease 1.Amahara- to reverse the underlying disease process 2.Medhyarasayana-to rejuvenate & regenerate the nerves . It is observed that scarred get healed with this approach. In some of the patients Ayurvedic Panchakarma like Basti, Virechana are needed along with some personalized yogakiryas & changes in dietary stuffs & pattern of eating.