AYURVEDIC TREATMENT AND HERBAL REMEDIES FOR MOEBIUS SYNDROME
Moebius condition, Moebius syndrome or Mobius disorder, is a rare mental problem brought about by weakness or loss of motion (paralysis) of many nerves, basically, the 6th (abducens) and 7th (facial) nerves; however, other cranial nerves may likewise be impacted. Now, we will discuss the causes, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment according to modern science and an Ayurvedic overview, diet and lifestyle recommendation and herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda.
Moebius disorder is a birth defect that predominantly impacts the muscles that control facial expressions and eye development. It is achieved by the nonappearance of the 6th and 7th cranial nerves, which control eye development and facial expressions. If the 7th nerve is affected, individuals with Mobius disorder can’t smile, scowl, lift their lips, raise their eyebrows, or shut their eyes. If the 6th nerve is affected, the eye can’t protrude beyond the centre. Different irregularities incorporate unfortunate advancement of the pectoral muscles and limb defects.
The specific reason is unknown, but it might be brought about by the nonappearance or underdevelopment of the sixth and seventh cranial nerves, as referenced previously. In some cases, it is connected to the transformations of the genes PLXD 1 and REV3L. Different factors might be:
- Environmental Factors
- Hereditary Elements
- Side effects of specific medications taken during pregnancy
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
The signs and symptoms of Moebius syndrome differ generally, depending on which cranial nerves are affected. Signs and symptoms include:
- Facial palsy
- Microstomia (Small Sized-mouth)
- Strabismus (crossed eyes)
- Hypotonia (Weak muscle tone)
- Defects in the feet and hands (clubfoot, missing fingers and toes, webbed fingers)
- Micrognathia (Small chin)
- Cleft palate
- Short and different shapes of the tongue
- Undeveloped chest muscles
- Difficulty swallowing
- Hearing problem
- Sucking and chewing problems
- Difficulty breathing
- Dry eyes
- Difficulty in speaking
- Crooked or missing teeth
- Puckering the lips
- Difficulty eating
- Delay in development (Milestones like sitting, crawling, and walking)
- Mutation analysis
- Physical examination according to the patient’s signs and symptoms
- Taking family history
There is no specific cure for Moebius syndrome. Strong treatment is given to patients with Moebius syndrome as per their signs and symptoms. There is a smile surgery (a medical procedure) that is useful for Moebius bleeding. Here are some treatments that involve:
- Eye Drops for lubrication
- For Clubfoot, there is a Ponseti method
- Splints, artificial body parts, and braces
- Contact lenses for protection and to correct the eyes
- Separation of webbed fingers
- Tracheotomy to improve breathing
- Fix tooth separation or other dental issues
AYURVEDIC OVERVIEW OF MOEBIUS SYNDROME
In Ayurveda, we can connect this disease to the vitiation of Vata dosha because Vata is the principal factor influencing the nervous system. The individual whose Vata is vitiated or continues in some unacceptable way besets the body with messes connecting with their area and works and removes life presently. Because of causative factors, Vata gets disturbed, and topping off the empty channels of the body produces different problems about the whole body or one of the parts.
SAMPRAPTI OF VATA DOSHA
Charak Samhita referenced that reasons for the vitiation of Vata can be partitioned into two Samprapti i.e. Dhatukshayajanya and Margavarodhjanya. Due to dhatu kshaya, the channels become empty, and Vata gets vitiated. This can prompt degenerative changes in the nervous system that lead to various disorders.
- Akshi Tarpana
- Karna Poorana
- Shiro Pichu
- Rehabilitation Therapy
OILS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICATION
- Karpasathyadi Taila
- Bala Taila
- Ksheerbala Taila
- Saindhavadi Taila
SOME HERBS THAT ARE USEFUL
- Garlic (Allium Sativum)
- Hingu (Asafoetida)
- Nirgundi (Vitex Negundo)
- Lavanga (Syzygium Aromaticum)
- Guggulu (Commiphora Mukul)
- Bala (Sida Cordifolia)
HERBAL REMEDIES FOR MOEBIUS SYNDROME BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda gives different Ayurvedic solutions for various diseases of the human body. They rigorously follow all the Ayurvedic standards made sense of in the old Ayurveda books. Every one of these Ayurvedic remedies is GMP-ensured. There is at present no particular treatment for this disease. Just supportive treatment is given to forestall different diseases and to tonically affect the nervous system. Planet Ayurveda offers the accompanying herbal remedies for Moebius Condition:-
- Neurogenie Capsules
- Guggul Capsules
- Sarotovahi Capsules
- Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
1. NEUROGENIE CAPSULES
These capsules are made up of standardised herbal extracts of two herbs that are whole plant Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and the roots of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Its taste is bitter and astringent. Ashwagandha is very helpful for the brain and nervous system and it prevents all kinds of weakness. It gives strength to the human body. Brahmi has antioxidant properties and it also enhances memory, learning and concentration power. It is an amazing drug that reduces stress, anxiety and nervousness. It simultaneously calms and energises the mind.
Dosage: 2 capsules, two times a day.
2. GUGGUL CAPSULES
These are herbal capsules that contain only one herb; Guggul (Commiphora mukul). Its taste is bitter and the effect is hot. It maintains Vata, Kapha and Pitta in the body. It is light, dry, and unctuous. It is useful in various types of ailments such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout etc. It reduces pain, tenderness and swelling of the inflamed joints. It is also an immune stimulant. These cases will uphold solid muscles and will keep up with their solidarity. These capsules will uphold healthy muscles and will keep up with their strength.
Dosage: 1-2 capsules, two times a day.
3. SAROTOVAHI CAPSULES
These are polyherbal capsules that are made up of Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), Dalchini (Cinnamomum verum), Shilajit (Asphaltum), and Vidanga (Embelia ribes). Reduce Kapha dosha in the body and unclog microchannels. Increases the health of bodily fluids due to its effect on the Srotas and also helps to remove ama dosha from the body. Shilajit boosts brain function and is also useful in the slow ageing process. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and it is also a memory enhancer. Haridra is an amazing herb that is very effective for auto-immune disorders and it eliminates toxins out of the body. It is the best herb for all types of skin disorders.
Dosage: 2 capsules, two times a day.
4. VRIHAT VATCHINTAMANI RAS
These are polyherbal pills that contain Swarna Bhasma (Gold calx), Abhraka Bhasma (Mica ash), Mukta Bhasma (Pearl calx), Aloe vera juice extract and many more. It is indicated in Facial palsy, epilepsy, migraine, tremors, digestive disorders, hemiplegia, vertigo etc. It pacifies the Pitta and Vata doshas. It is helpful in the reduction of muscle and joint pain and in post-viral fever.
Dosage: 1 pill, two times a day.
DIET AND LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATION
Good for health: Wheat, raisins, lukewarm milk, red rice, meat soup, garlic, black gram.
Not good for you: Dry and bitter substances, fried food, stress, strain, work exhaustion, etiological factors.
Moebius syndrome is a kind of inborn facial loss of motion or paralysis. The condition, for the most part, influences the two sides of the face. Children with Moebius syndrome often experience trouble moving their faces. For example, they can’t smile, cause a commotion, or close their eyelids. The face could hang or appear “mask-like.” A couple of children with Moebius syndrome similarly have weird enhancements in the chest muscles.
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