Posted by Mukesh D. Jain
|Posted By :- Mukesh D. Jain on Ayurveda
|Posted At :- 14 May 2010
|Practicing Ayurveda Acharya since 1981, specialising in Neuro-Muscular health using Panch Karma, Yoga and scientifically verified Rasayana herbs
|Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD) New Treatment
All limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD) show a similar distribution of muscle weakness, affecting both upper arms and legs. Most common symptoms are difficulty climbing stairs, standing from a squatting position, or raising arms above the head. Although muscle biopsy remains a useful tool, molecular genetic studies are now available for cofirmed diagnosis. Mamsagni Rasayana is new investigational ayurvedic molecule that have shown promising results.
The limb-girdle muscular dystrophies are genetic disorder that progress to loss of walking ability within a few years and cause sedate disability, while others progress very gradually over many years and cause minimal disability. The usual symptoms may involve muscle weakness, apparent lack of coordination and progressive crippling, resulting in fixations (contractures) of the muscles around your joints and loss of mobility. No treatment is at present known in any system of medicine which has any definite influence upon muscular dystrophy. The absence of specific treatment for muscular dystrophy makes it all the more important to consider complementary and alternative approaches of treatment. In India, the Dystrophy boys always seek Ayurvedic help in the hope for some relief. The Ayurvedic treatment involving Rasayana group of herbo-mineral or gold based medicine, yogic support and specific Panch karma procedures have shown definite protective influence and longer survival upon muscular dystrophy. Ayurvedic specialists carefully consider this condition as adibala-pravrit Mamsa-vata-kshaya due to srotorodha. There is depletion of Mamsagni paving the way of Ama formation. It is followed by vitiation of Kapha dosha. The complex pathogenesis of LGMD manifests as first prokopa and then depletion of Vata element and is responsible for progressive wasting and necrosis of the affected muscle fibers.
Some tests, such as DNA analyses in genetic disorders and enzyme assays in the metabolic myopathies, will provide a specific diagnosis. Other tests, such as electromyography and Creatine kinase (CK) is most useful laboratory study for LGMD.
Treatment of LGMD is aimed to prolong survival and improve quality of life includes weight control to avoid obesity, Panch Karma procedures and stretching yogic exercises to encourage mobility and prevent contractures. The Mamsagni Rasayana-KS (MR-KS) is new ayurvedic molecule developed by Dr Mukesh D. Jain of AMDS India after care through clinical research of over 15 years on Neuro-Muscular Diseases at Central Medical Institute Bhilai, India. Get more information in google link below:
Ayurvedic Til-Mash Pinda Swedana treatment along with Rasayana herbo-mineral resources should be investigated in the light of possible influence on Sarcolemma membrane and NF?B: blockade. In this context targeted research is needed to identify safe ayurvedic herbs, Yogic techniques and Panch karma procedures to further improve complementary approach of Ayurveda. The Ayurvedic program is useful in the long term management of muscular dystrophies. There is further need of controlled studies on a large scale with improved study design and assessment techniques.
Additional LGMD Information
AMDS Support Groups
Ayush Muscular Dystrophy Society India
Sanjivani 6/5 Priyadarshnai East, Supela
Bhilai CG 490023. Phone:(788) 229-2358