Ayurvedic View On Isaacs Syndrome & Its Treatment With Herbs
Diseases are not uncommon. We can see it everywhere. Everyone carries something within them. It could be a minor cold, tonsillitis, PCOS, diabetes, or asthma. However, some diseases occur infrequently, and only a few people are genetically predisposed to them! What we are about to discuss is one of these rare disorders.
ISAACS Syndrome, also known as Continuous Muscle Fiber Activity Syndrome, is an uncommon neuromuscular condition. Let’s get started, shall we?
An Overview of ISAACS Syndrome
This is a rare neurological condition that causes continual twitching and contraction of muscle fibers. Muscle stiffness and decreased reflexes are symptoms of the illness. This can affect persons between the ages of 15 and 60, with the majority of them in their 40s.
Symptoms Of Isaacs Syndrome
The initial symptom is muscle twitching with a rippling appearance (myokymia), which further progresses into stiffness, cramping, and weakness. Delayed muscle relaxation, diminished reflexes, Muscle atrophy, difficulty coordinating voluntary movements (ataxia), and Increased sweating are seen as associated symptoms. All these symptoms can be exhibited even in sleep or under anesthesia. All muscles except smooth muscles and cardiac muscles are affected and the symptoms and difficulties occur accordingly.
Causes Of Isaacs Syndrome
We haven’t arrived at a definite conclusion of what the cause might be, but we have figured out there are two ways a person can be affected by this disease. One is hereditary. This condition can also be acquired, which may be through malignancies or nervous system-specific autoimmune disorders, or neuropathies.
Diagnosis Of Isaacs Syndrome
There is no specific test for Issac’s syndrome. General signs and symptoms are used to filter other differential diagnoses and arrive at this conclusion. Lab tests like blood and urine routine are used for filtering purposes and also to find if there are any underlying diseases that triggered Issac’s syndrome. Imaging techniques and electromyography are used to find out the health status of nerves and muscles.
Treatment Options In Modern Science
- Anticonvulsant medications to relieve continuous twitching and spasm are given.
- Plasma therapy and/or intravenous immunoglobulin therapy are options that can be explored.
Prognosis: This is a disease that is said to be incurable but not fatal, that has to be managed.
Let’s see what Ayurveda has in store for this condition.
Some diseases are linked to what we eat or what we do, this is according to modern science. But when you look into Ayurveda, everything is connected to our diet and other regimens. All the causative factors mentioned in 5 to 10 line slokas in all the classics we study are filled with mistakes done in diet and physical activities, some when done in excess, somewhen isn’t done enough. In this case of Issac’s syndrome, Vata dosakopa (vitiation of Vata dosa) is exhibited through the symptoms. Vata is aggravated easily with mistakes in our Diet or sleep schedule or how much we move our body. When we starve ourselves or deprive our bodies of sleep, Vata vitiates! And when a dosha is vitiated it creates havoc inside our body. It acts upon the weakest point of our body and triggers pain or disease itself. When you have a trigger ready to off like a genetic error for Issac disease, a chronically vitiated Vata dosha can easily manifest the whole disease. But need not worry. Due to this impulsive nature of Vata, more than half of our classics are written about how to calm down Vata, and we are going to share these secrets with you today!
Let’s look at some external therapies;
- Abhyanga: oil has all the opposite properties of Vata and along with a good massage calming those muscles is just a matter of days and you will see drastic changes in you within a week! (This depends upon the chronicity of the disease, the newer the disease, the faster you achieve relief!)
- Swedhana: this is similar to a sauna. After a good oil massage, you are subjected to sedation in a wooden box, except for your head, the box covers from your neck to leg.
- Vasthi: Vasthi is one of the five external therapies that is specifically mentioned for Vata dosha. It is said to cover half of the treatment against Vata! It is similar to an enema and the decoction used for Enema contains Vata alleviating drugs.
- Takra Dhara: a whole-body takradhara is said to be effective against all the dosha vitiation and is perfect for calming down the muscles and you will for sure experience good quality sleep after this treatment.
- Shastikahali pinda swedhan: This is an extremely nourishing way of sudation. A bag of rice cooked in decoction and milk mixture is used to massage and sudate at the same time, the cloth bag is frequently dipped in the same mixture used to cook rice and applied to the body. No need to worry, the therapist always ensures that the heat is bearable.
As we have explored plenty of external measures, now let’s go into the treasure house of Planet Ayurveda and see some carefully handpicked medicines for Issac’s syndrome. But let us introduce ourselves before we show you, our elixirs!
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Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa, turmeric) are two remarkable ingredients that are undoubtedly the best when combined. The benefits of turmeric are numerous, if your condition is acquired due to neuropathy or malignancy or immunity disorders, all of these can be controlled by turmeric, its nothing less than what we told you “Elixir” and shallaki is a body replenishing tonic used to boost general health, it is best for alleviating Vata.
Dosage: Best if consumed 1 capsule twice daily, after meals with plain water.
2. VRIHAT VATCHINTAMANI RAS
Pills are made using Swarna Bhasma (fine powder of Gold), Rajata Bhasma (fine powder of Silver), Abhrak Bhasma (fine powder of Mica), Loha Bhasma (fine powder of Iron), Pravala Bhasma (coral calcium powder), etc. Vrihat vat Chintamani ras is a rasaushadhi, a rasaushadhi is said to be a medicine made of metal or minerals that are capable of alleviating disease and its symptoms at a pace incomparable to other medicines. Great in neurogenic diseases, this amalgamation of precious ingredients can reinstall normal nerve function and decrease involuntary movements.
Dosage: Best if consumed in a course of 60 pills. Daily dosage should be consumed under the guidance of a doctor.
3. RASRAJ RAS
A classical Herbo mineral medicine in tablet form, formulation adapted from Siddha yoga sangraha. The effect of this medicine on neuromuscular conditions is a boon for patients with Issac’s syndrome. Around 11 ingredients on the list, each of them is at its best to alleviate Vata and restore healthy nerve functions.
Dosage: a course of 30 tablets is recommended, a daily dosage of 1-2 tablets can be taken twice, and it is to be chewed with plain water after meals.
4. ASHWAGANDHA GHAN VATI
Each tablet is made from 500 mg of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) , effective in pacifying Vata and supporting neuromuscular activities. It is an adaptogen that helps in coping with stress and a calming drug that will help tone down the erratic nerve impulses and pacify the unwanted movements of the muscles. it also promotes general wellness and helps in tackling underlying disorders that may have caused an acquired Issac’s syndrome.
Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily is the recommended dosage.
5. BRAHMI GHRIT
This is a polyherbal preparation with a medium of ghee containing Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Kustha (Saussurea lappa), and Shankhpushpi (convolvulus pluricaulis). Brahmi has a special effect on brain and neuron activities, shankhpushpi is an effective anticonvulsant, and Vacha and Kushta have their expertise in the nervous system. The blend helps with the overall wellness of an Issac syndrome patient. The medicine is easily penetrable due to its medium, ghee. All the drugs included in the ingredient help in calming the nervous system and avoiding unwanted muscle twitchings.
Dosage: Best to consume two bottles of brahmi ghrita. Daily dosage can be 1 tsp twice a day after meals with warm water.
A polyherbal formulation in paste form. 47 ingredients including Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Agnimantha (Premna mucronata), Syonak (Oroxylum Indicum), and their innumerable phytoconstituents make this medicine an incredible health tonic for your nerves and muscles. This enhances brain and nerve function and calms down unnecessary muscle movements. It is best to alleviate Vata dosha and restore normal nerve functions.
Dosage: intake of 1-2 teaspoonfuls, twice or thrice daily, with milk is recommended. Two bottles should be consumed in total.
7. TELOMERE BOOSTUP
A polyherbal capsule containing Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), etc. a Planet Ayurveda creation that can be used for several conditions. Amla is researched for its effect on genetics and related disorders, it is nourishing and it is capable of alleviating all three doshas. Ashwagandha and amla strengthen the body and calm down the over-excited nerves. Giloy is perfect to digest any Ama present in the body, which is always considered to be present in autoimmune conditions that lead to acquired Issac’s syndrome.
Dosage: A course of 1 bottle of telomere boostup is recommended. The daily dosage can be 1-2 Capsules once or twice.
8. MORINGA CAPSULES
A single herb capsule containing a standardized extract of Moringa oleifera. Moringa is widely used as a home remedy for strengthening the body and alleviating Vata. This concentrated form of Moringa helps in nourishing the body, alleviating Vata, and bringing back nerve activities to their normalcy.
Dosage: a daily dosage of 1-2 Capsules once or twice is recommended. One bottle should be consumed in total for the best results.
Ayurveda is a life science; it never generalizes any ailment and does not even require a disease label. Ayurveda teaches us to pay attention to what our bodies are trying to tell us. Each Ayurveda doctor is educated to read even the smallest clues the body gives us in order to determine which dosa is vitiated or which element is low. Your decision to heal with Ayurveda will never fail. We guarantee miracles. We hope to meet you soon and welcome you to the Planet Ayurveda family!
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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