Natural Cure For Stiff Person Syndrome

Abstract

Stiff person syndrome is an autoimmune disorder which mainly affects the brain and spinal cord. In this disease there is stiffness in the muscles of the trunk and limbs, which causes postural changes (lordosis). There may be chronic pain, impaired mobility and stiffness of the whole body. In this article we are going to discuss Stiff person syndrome and also the Ayurvedic aspect of disease and also herbal treatment regarding this disease. So be with me till the end.

Stiff Person Syndrome

Introduction of Stiff Person Syndrome

Stiff person syndrome is a syndrome that affects the nervous system mainly brain and spinal cord. It is an autoimmune neurological disorder which affects the central nervous system. Stiff person syndrome is also called Moersch-woltman syndrome. There is a spasm of muscles which may be painful. This led to altered posture and also lost the ability to walk. This syndrome is extremely rare and symptoms take a few months to several years to aggravate. Stiffness starts from limbs and trunk and then throughout the whole body. The stiffness increases and causes inappropriate posture i.e. hunched posture.

Incidence

  • Age -: more common above age 40
  • Sex-: women are more prone.

Triggering Factors

  • Noise
  • Emotional stress
  • Physical touch
  • Sensitive to light.

Ayurvedic Aspect of Disease

Ayurveda is an ancient therapy which helps to cure the patient by the root cause and also helps the patient to attain a healthy lifestyle. According to Ayurveda there should be the balance of tri dosha and also stated that imbalance of tri dosha causes disease. In Stiff person syndrome there is predominance of vata dosha and the vata accumulates in muscles and causes stiffness of muscles, impaired posture and pain in muscles. The balance of tri dosha can be maintained by diet, Ayurvedic medicines, lifestyle etc.

Causes of Stiff Person Syndrome

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Thyroid
  • Vitiligo
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Glutamic acid decarboxylase (presence of antibodies that attacks proteins present in brain)

Symptoms of Stiff Person Syndrome

  • Severe muscle stiffness
  • Rigidity in arms and even face.
  • Pain in limbs
  • Spasm of muscles of limbs and abdominal muscles.
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Difficulty in daily activities.
  • Fractures (due to severe spasm)
  • Excessive sweating
  • Sensory problems like sensitivity to light etc.
  • Depression and anxiety

Risk Factors

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Lung cancer

Diagnosis of Stiff Person Syndrome

  • Medical history (any history of autoimmune disease, Parkinson disease, Multiple sclerosis)
  • Physical examination (posture examination)
  • Blood test (presence of antibodies)
  • Electromyography
  • X-rays for any fracture.
  • Lumbar puncture. 

Treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome

  • Benzodiazepines
  • Gabapentin
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Analgesics
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Immunotherapy
  • Autologous stem cell transplant

As we know there are some side effects of the allopathic treatment and also these side effects show adverse effects to the person. These side effects hamper the body’s other systems too and also affects the health of the body. These side effects further cause health issues that hamper the body’s functioning. Ayurvedic medicines help in curing the disease from its root cause and also to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Ayurvedic medicines are pure herbal medicine and are side effects free. They don’t cause any side effects as they are pure herbal and beneficial. So, ayurvedic medicines help in curing the disease from the root cause and helps in pacifying the tri dosha of our body as mentioned by achrayas Charka and Shusruta.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a globally recognized firm that provides best herb remedies to the patient because it extracts pure raw materials from the herb and makes 100% genuine products with no side effects and best overall result for 20 years. In Ayurveda, one of the best methods to overcome overactive bladder is to normalize the vata dosha in the body. And planet Ayurveda provides the best Ayurvedic medicines to treat the imbalanced vata dosha. Its products are pure vegetarian and naturally extracted from the herb and medicinal plant. Planet Ayurveda strictly follows the government guidelines for making their product best. It is a GMP certified firm.

The following herbal remedies from planet Ayurveda are:

  1. Pitta Balance
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules
  3. Boswellia Curcumin
  4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
  5. Yograj Guggul
  6. Brahmi Capsules


Product’s Description

1. Pitta Balance

Major Ingredients of pitta balance are Praval Pishti (coral calcium), Jawar Mohra Pishti, Kamdudha ras, Akik Pishti, Giloy satva, Mukta Pishti etc. It helps to balance our pitta dosha in the body. And helps to get rid of diseases due to pitta. It helps in digestion of food and also maintains our liver health.

Dosage : 1 capsule twice a day after meal with plain water.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsule (Withania somnifera) contains 500 mg purified extract. It has antioxidant properties as it helps in reduction of stress and anxiety and enhances physical and mental stamina. It helps in immunity boosting and pacify the nervous system. Ashwagandha capsules helps in calming the brain and reduces the swelling of brain.

Dosage : 1 capsule twice a day after meal.

3. Boswellia Curcumin

Major ingredients are Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (curcuma longa). Boswellia Curcumin is used for brain edema and is best used as an anti-inflammatory drug. It has best effects on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn’s disease and reduces brain edema. It helps in reduction of stiffness in our body due to accumulation of vata.

Dosage : 2 capsules twice a day, after a meal with plain water.

4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

Vrihat Vatchintamani ras is a classical herbal formulation specially prepared to balance the vata dosha. Major ingredients are Swarna bhasma, Abhraka bhasma, Rajat bhasma, Loha bhasma, Pravala bhasma etc. It has the best effects on muscle stiffness and helps in maintaining the movements of muscles. It is indicated in paralysis, migraine, vertigo and psychosis.

Dosage : 125 mg once a day after a meal.

5. Yograj Guggul

Major ingredients are Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Bibhitaki (Terminalia Billerica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Pippali (piper longum), Gokhshur (Tribulus terrestris) etc. Yograj Guggul helps in joint pain and helps to ease movement of joints. It helps in eliminating the toxins from the body. It helps in pacification of vata dosha in the body. 

Dosage : 2 tablets twice a day with Lukewarm water.

6. Brahmi Capsules

Major ingredient is Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). It is beneficial in brain disorders. It also rejuvenates brain cells and increases the efficiency of the brain. It is one of the drugs of medhya rasayana and maintains a healthy mind. Brahmi capsules help in maintaining a steady functioning of the brain and are also helpful in memory loss.

Dosage -: 2 capsules twice a day with plain water after a meal.

Conclusion

It is better to take Ayurvedic medicine because it has no side effects with best results over the years. Ayurveda treats patients with ancient methods and effectively cure the patients. So the above mentioned medicines of herbal Ayurveda are best to treat this because all the medicines are free from any preservatives and other chemicals that affect your health. All the herbs are purely vegetarian and made up of 100% naturally occurring organic herbs. For more details of our products check out our website www.planetayurveda.com and for queries you can send your queries to our email id herbal remedies123@yahoo.com.  In a nutshell, it can be concluded that with appropriate and timely management of vata levels of the body, the quality of life of the patient can be improved effectively.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan is one of the best Ayurvedic doctor from Chandigarh, North India. Chandigarh is situated in north India about 200 miles north of New Delhi. Ayurvedic medicine is getting quiet popular now a days and Dr. Vikram Chauhan is leading Ayurvedist from Chandigarh having solved many complicated cases from North India as well as rest of the world.