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Motor Neuron Disease (MND) - Neurological Disease


Motor Neuron Disease or MND( a kind of Neurological Disease) is a general term given to a group of diseases affecting the motor neurons that controls muscle movement in the brain and spinal cord. A condition affecting the motor neurons causes degeneration of the muscles, causing loss of mobility in the limbs, difficulty with speech, swallowing and breathing. In such conditions, the messages from the motor neurons are not able to reach the specific voluntary muscles causing immobility. The condition affects vital muscle activities and eventually loses the control over voluntary movement.

There are 4 major types of Motor Neuron Diseases including:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Progressive bulbar palsy (PBP)
  • Progressive muscular atrophy (PMA)
  • Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS)

Symptoms for motor neuron disease

Common symptoms associated with motor neuron diseases include:

  • Muscle spasms and cramps
  • Weakness of the muscles of the arms and legs.
  • Difficulty in swallowing, breathing and drinking
  • Slurring of speech
  • Pain and muscle twitching
  • Change in voice
  • Fatigue
  • Emotional changes
  • Excess yawning and tiredness
  • Depression and anxiety

Causes for motor neuron diseases

According to Ayurveda, imbalance in doshas in the body is the primary causes of any disorder. Few common factors that lead to motor neuron diseases include:

  • Physical and mental stress
  • Accumulation of toxins and impurities in deep tissues
  • Improper diet and low physical activity
  • Deterioration of nervous system
  • Imbalance of Vata dosha
  • Compromised resistance ability

Ayurvedic treatment for motor neuron diseases

At Ayur Bethaniya Ayurveda Hospital, we provide effective treatment options for motor neuron diseases. The treatment method aims at resolving the underlying cause of the condition and to gradually recover the function of voluntary muscles. Aggravation of Vata dosha is considered as the predominant factor that causes motor neuron diseases as they are responsible for the cognitive and neo-cognitive function of the brain. The treatment plan aims to pacify the aggravated doshas in the body, eliminate accumulated toxins from the deep layer of tissues, and bring in balance and harmony of the bodily systems. To achieve this various herbal decoctions, herbal oils and other medications are administered to neutralize the secretion of various chemical neurotransmitters and hormones. Specialized panchakarma programs are designed to recover based on the severity of the condition and includes shirodhara, patarpotli massage, abhyangam and shashtishali pinda svedam. However there is no complete cure for any motor neuron disorder but it helps the patients to recover from majority of symptoms that affects the quality of life. The treatment methods relax the body and mind and bring in balance to the system. Along with treatment plan, yoga is also instructed under the supervision of a trained yoga instructor to improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles and joints. Yoga brings in inner joy and happiness, improves the blood circulation throughout the body, rejuvenates within and reduces mental stress. To know more about motor neuron disease treatment plan and treatment cost, book an appointment now.

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