Ayurveda's Ray of Hope to Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's disease is a Brain Disorder which steadily destroys the ability to Reason, Remember, Imagine, and Learn. It's different from the mild forgetfulness commonly observed in older people. Throughout the disease, people with Alzheimer's no longer identify themselves or much about the world around them. Depression, Anxiety, and Paranoia often accompany these symptoms. Although there is no cure, Ayurvedic Treatments for Alzheimer's help lessen symptoms and slow its progression.
Alzheimer's is widespread, affecting 10% or more of those over age 65 and nearly half of those over age 85. Slightly more women than men have Alzheimer's disease. Its increasing prevalence has led to call Alzheimer's "The Disease of the Century."
The Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are:
Physical: Impaired movement or coordination, muscle rigidity, shuffling or dragging feet while walking, Insomnia or disturbances in sleep patterns, weight loss, incontinence; muscle twitching or seizures, etc.
Psychological: Memory loss, including not identifying friends and family members; difficulty concentrating difficulty comprehending words, completing sentences, or finding the right words, loss of familiarity with surroundings, wandering aimlessly, depression, Hallucinations, delusions, and psychosis, aggression, agitation, anxiety, restlessness, accusatory behaviours (such as accusations of spousal infidelity), withdrawal, disinterest, hostility, loss of inhibitions etc.
According to Ayurveda, all the diseases caused due to imbalances of the three senses (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) in the body. Alzheimer's disease is due to an imbalance of vata, which is common in old age. According to ayurvedic principles, vata in the tissues of the nervous system, especially the brain, gets imbalanced. It directly leads to problems like lower levels of coordination, clear thinking, lack of inhibitions and retarded words and Actions
Mano Vaha Srotas or the mid-channel that carries thoughts is affected due to vitiation of vata. It is the reason for delusions and mental disturbances. Ayurveda too offers some assistance in healing a person living with Alzheimer's. Ayurvedic treatment for Alzheimer's in Warangal has firmly gained the success rate.
The line of treatment advocated in the management of Alzheimer's are:
- Mrudhu Shodhanam (letting the toxins out of the body throughPANCHAKARMA CHIKITSA- Ayurveda's Detoxification Procedures mainly Navana Nasyam, Niruha Vasthi, and Anuvasana Vasthi, etc),
- Shamanam (management of the disease by giving internal medicines mostly- Vacha, Bramhi, Jatamamsi, Shankhapushpi and other Medhya Herbs),
- Shiro Vasthi,
- Ksheera Dhara,
- Takra Dhara,
- Pranayama & Satwavajaya Chikitsa Yoga helps them a lot,
In the early and middle stages of Alzheimer's disease, people with the illness may be painfully aware of their intellectual failings and what is yet to come. At this stage and throughout the condition, it's vitally important to support their mental and emotional well-being.