Can MOG Antibody disease Managed Through Ayurveda?
The field of Central nervous system and other neurological diseases is very much vivid out of which demyelinating disease is any disease in which the myelin sheath of the nerves is damaged. These diseases can be caused by infectious agents, autoimmune conditions, genetically inherited or other factors. One new condition associated with pathogenic serum antibodies against MOG. The features of this disease may overlap with aquaporin-4 antibody neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders but can be distinguished from the condition of multiple sclerosis. In this article we’re going to discuss this MOG Antibody disease, along with the best Ayurvedic treatment for the disease.
MOG Antibody disease is a neuro-inflammatory auto-immune disorder that preferably causes inflammation in the optic nerve, or other nerves/structures associated with CNS due to lack or attack on the glycoprotein MOG by body’ own antibodies. Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) is a necessary adhesion molecule to provide structural integrity to the myelin sheath of the neuron and thus this glycoprotein is an important unit in the myelination of nerves. MOG related diseases range from classical neuromyelitis optica to cortical encephalitis and acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis.
Sign and Symptoms
The antibodies to MOG damage the integrity of the myelin sheath (demyelination) which resist in neurotransmission along the neurons that leads to various neurological manifestations. As discussed earlier this disease preferably affects the optic nerve so the clinical features include blurring in the vision, painful eye movements, loss of color vision, which ultimately leads to complete loss of vision (rare), other systemic manifestations include unsteadiness, extreme lethargy or tiredness, nausea and vomiting, weakness of upper and lower limbs, bowel/bladder problems, and pain in back.
MOG Antibody disease is the disorder of unknown etiology i.e. the exact cause of the disease is not known. But this disease is believed to be linked to an abnormal immune system response to MOG protein affecting the central nervous system. Further, non-familial inheritance pattern is being followed by the disease associated with the disorders related with MOG antibody.
The various neurological disorders in Ayurveda are considered to be due to the vitiation of vata dosha. In this disease i.e. MOG Antibody diseases, the autoimmune condition is raised due to the ama (endotoxins) resulting from the incomplete digestion of the food due to mandagni (weakened digestive fire), these ama under the influence of vitiated vata dosha start affecting the body’s immune system, and start attacking the Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein cells in the myelin covering of the neuron of nerves, leading to the various neurological manifestations resolution form the affected nerve.
Treatment of MOG Antibody disease
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1. Ashwagandha Capsules
These capsules are formulated using the standardised extracts of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These capsules are being used for the management of MOG Antibody diseases due to the balaya (providing strength) effects of Ashwagandha. This herb not only provides physical strength to the body but also helps in strengthening the nervous system by providing the strength to the nerve fibers and neurons. Also, it helps in improving the brain functions, rejuvenation effects on the body, and balance pitta and vata dosha of the body.
Dosage- 1 capsule twice daily, with water after meal.
2. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
This Ayurvedic herbomineral preparation is used as a supplement for vataj (neurological) disorders. The ingredients of this tablet include suvarna bhasma (clax of gold), praval bhasma (clax of coral), mukta bhasma (clax of pearl), along with the juicy extract of Aloe barbadensis. This formulation is the best medication for balancing the vata dosha i.e. the main dosha related with neurological disorders. It helps in reducing the pain and weakness like symptoms associated with the MOG antibody disease. It helps in maintaining the good health of the nervous system, support the mental health.
3. Curcumin Capsules
The manufacturing of these capsules is done with the help of standardised extract of the functional phytoconstituent curcumin from Haridra (Curcuma longa). The anti-inflammatory properties of haridra helps in reducing inflammation in the myelin sheath, also the abundance of antioxidants in the curcumin aids in cleansing the toxins that are responsible in triggering the autoimmune responses. These capsules help in managing the condition of MOG antibody disorders by fighting infections, strengthening the nervous system and boosting up the immune system.
This powder is formulated by Planet Ayurveda’s experts for providing the strength (mental as well as physical) to the body which are having ingredients such as
- Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
- Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum)
- Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)
These four are considered as the best herbal supplements for providing necessary nourishment for the body even at the cellular levels. The combined properties of this powder’s ingredients allow strengthening of the nerve fibres that prevent further demyelination of the neurons as a result of underlying auto-immune disease such as MOG antibody disorders.
Dosage-1 teaspoonful twice daily, after a meal with lukewarm water.
5. Brahmi Capsule
The capsules contain the standardised extract of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Brahmi is the best Ayurvedic herb for the brain and neurological ailments. It is also considered as the best nervine tonic and being used since ages for calming the mental stress and providing adequate nutrition to the nerve cells and brain cells. The antioxidants present in these capsules help in scavenging the free radicals which are the main reason for triggering the antibody response against self myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein resulting in inflammatory or non-inflammatory MOA antibody related disorders.
6. Amalaki Rasayan
The standardised extract of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) is used for the formulation of these capsules. Amalaki is the rich source of Vitamin C and other antioxidants that promotes the body’s immunity for better protection of the infectious and auto-immune condition. The amalaki is one of the best herbs that maintain gut health, digestive wellness, blood purification and strengthen nerve health. These capsules are very much essential supplements for the management and prevention of further progression of diseases associated with MOG Antibody.
Dosage-1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.
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There is no exact treatment plan for the disease available with the allopathic system of medicine. The focus is mostly symptomatic. The common treatment options available with them are oral steroids, intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP), oral immunosuppressants, plasma exchange, intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIGs). These all medications are having multiple adverse effects on the immune system or on the whole body. Whereas the Ayurveda, focus on treating this type of diseases with herbal formulations along with life and dietary changes. And this method is quite effective, relatively having much lesser side-effects, boosting immunity and also reducing the chances of recurrence in case of MOA antibody disorders.