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Huntington's Disease - Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Huntington's Disease - Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

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Learn How to Live With Huntington's Disease

Learn How to Live With Huntington's Disease

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Published by: leduxx on Jan 14, 2012
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 ==== ====Learn How to Live With Huntington's Diseasehttp://amzn.to/yi8Cti ==== ====Huntington's disease, also known as Huntington's chorea, is an inherited, autosomal dominant,progressive, degenerative disease usually seen in middle age. Common symptoms of thiscondition include sudden, jerky, involuntary movements (chorea) throughout the body; problemswith balance and co-ordination; slurred speech; swallowing problems; cognitive defects; irritabilityor depression; and dementia. This condition is believed to result due to dysfunctional metabolismof cholesterol resulting in degeneration of the brain cells and their interconnections. The Ayurvedic treatment of Huntington's disease is aimed at controlling the symptoms and treatingthe basic cause of the disease. Medicines like Kutaj (Holarrhina antidysentrica), Patol (Tricosanthedioica), Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Patha (Cissampelos pareira),Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Psyllium (Plantago ovata), Lashuna(Allium sativum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) are used toregulate and normalize the metabolism of cholesterol. Medicines like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri),Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Ashwagandha (Withaniasomnifera) and Mandukparni (Centella asiatica) are used to prevent or slow down thedegeneration of the network of brain cells and improve dementia, and cognitive and speechdefects. Depression and irritability can be treated using medicines like Brahmi-Vati, Saraswatarishta,Laxmi-Vilas-Ras, Drakshasav and Shrung-Bhasma. Involuntary, jerky movements of the body aretreated using medicines like Bruhat-Vat-Chintamani, Maha-Vat-Vidhvans-Ras, Vat-Gajankush-Ras, Sinhanaad-Guggulu, Vish-Tinduk-Vati, Dashmoolarishta, Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Rasna(Pluchea lanceolata), Erandmool (Ricinus communis), Deodar (Cedrus deodara), Shalparni(Desmodium gangeticum), Prushnaparni (Uraria picta), Bala (Sida cordifolia) and Naagbala(Grewia hirsuta). The entire body is massaged using medicated oils like Mahanarayan oil,Mahamash oil and Mahasaindhav oil. This is followed by steam fomentation of the full body byusing medicines like Dashmool-Qadha and Nirgundi-Qadha. Panchkarma procedures like'Shirobasti' and 'Shirodhara' are also quite useful in this condition and need to be givenperiodically on a long-term basis. Patients affected with Huntington's disease need to exercise regularly, maintain proper nutritionand take up physiotherapy and speech therapy. Family counseling and genetic counseling arealso recommended in this condition. Dr. A. A. Mundewadi is Chief Ayurvedic Physician at Mundewadi Ayurvedic Clinic based at Thane,Maharashtra, India. He is available as an online Ayurvedic Consultant athttp://www.ayurvedaphysician.com

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