Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic disorder which weakens the muscles and over a period of time which disables the person to work actively without any problem. A person suffering from muscular dystrophy has either incorrect or missing information in the genes, which prevents the formation of the different proteins which are necessary for the healthy development of muscles. Muscular Dystrophies are a genetic disorder and person is suffering this since birth.
Ayurveda considers this condition as Mamsa-vata-kshaya related to Beeja dosha and impairments of Mamsagni, the muscle enzyme. It involves deranged Vata and subsequent degeneration of muscles and structures related to it. Ayurvedic treatment will slow or stop the progression of muscle degeneration and gives great relief to the patient.
There is no clear cut description of Muscular dystrophy in Ayurveda. But still, Ayurveda can help a lot in Muscular dystrophy. Ayurveda always thinks about the body as a whole and not in parts. So Ayurvedic management of Muscular Dystrophy will involve ensuring proper nutrition to the muscle tissue and to correct the Agni component related with the Muscular tissue of the body ensuring proper nutrition to whole body in general and to the muscles in particular.
- Ensuring proper nutrition and growth of the muscles.
- Maintaining a good range of movement for all the joints.
- Proper nutrition to the body as a whole.
- Some medicines for muscular dystrophy are mansrohini, marich, triphala, guduchi, guggul, tejapatra, nirgundi, masha, bala, ashwagandha.
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