Ayurvedic Treatment For Blepharospasm With Herbal Remedies
Blepharospasm is a rare neurological disorder that is characterized by contractions and involuntary spasms of muscles around the eyes. These muscular spasms are intermittent which means they come and go. Blepharospasm initially starts as twitching of muscles around the eyes and then can progress and worsen in a state where the patient is not even able to open eyes. This disorder also affects the ability of the person to see. It is a rare condition whose exact cause remains unknown. Blepharospasm is part of adult onset focal dystonias which is a group of disorders. You can get all the information about Blepharospasm in this article along with its herbal treatment.
INTRODUCTION TO BLEPHAROSPASM
Blepharospasm is a neurological disorder which affects the muscles around the eyes causing uncontrolled movements of the muscles and twitching of eyelids which comes and goes from time to time. This muscular twitching becomes worse with passing time. With the progression of the disease, patients experience narrowing of opening between the eyes and constant blinking. In an advanced and worse scenario it becomes difficult for the person to keep the eyes open for long or even open them. Blepharospasm directly does not cause blindness or affect vision but it can cause functional blindness due to the inability of opening the eyes.
AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF BLEPHAROSPASM
Balance of the tridosha, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha govern the health and any imbalance in them causes disease. As per Ayurveda, Blepharospasm is caused due to the vitiation of Vata dosha. This vitiated Vata dosha causes improper functioning of the eyelids.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BLEPHAROSPASM
The signs and symptoms of Blepharospasm are
- Frequent blinking of eyelids which is intermittent, i.e. comes and goes.
- Blinking is present during the day and goes away when person is sleeping in night.
- With the progression of disease, blinking become severe and time of relief become less.
- Dryness in the eyes
- Narrowing of eyes
- Irritation in the eyes
- Eyes feel tired
- Inability to keep open eyes or even open them (in advance stages).
CAUSES OF BLEPHAROSPASM
The exact cause of Blepharospasm is not known. It can occur because of abnormal electrical activity in the deep structure that is located deep in the brain and helps to control movement, i.e. Basal ganglia.
RISK FACTORS OF BLEPHAROSPASM
There can be certain risk factors which increases the chance of person getting Blepharospasm like:
- Middle age people are more prone, however person from any age can get it.
- Certain medications like medicines for Parkinson’s disease can also cause it.
- Some medical conditions also make a person prone to it like Wilson disease, general dystonia, Tardive dyskinesia, and Meige syndrome.
DIAGNOSIS OF BLEPHAROSPASM
Your doctor can diagnose the Blepharospasm from the medical history and physical examination. As it is a rare condition hence thorough clinical evaluation is needed to differentiate it from other similar medical conditions.
TREATMENT FOR BLEPHAROSPASM
In conventional system of medicine, typically three type of treatment is available for blepharospasm, i.e. medications like anticholinergics which block the involuntary movement of muscles, botulinum toxin injections that weakens the ability of muscles of eyes to twitch and surgery that involves removal of whole or part of eye muscles that are overactive.
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR BLEPHAROSPASM
As blepharospasm is caused due to the predominance and vitiation of Vata dosha. Hence the treatment in Ayurveda aims at restoring the balance of Vata dosha and eliminating the root cause of the ailment. There are many therapies and herbal remedies which help in doing so. Different herbs are there in nature which possess natural quality to restore the balance of tridosha and treat symptoms of the disease naturally.
HERBAL REMEDIES OF PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda is a very well known name in the market of herbal pharmaceutical manufacturing companies which are involved in producing herbal remedies and products. All these remedies are prepared under the strict supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors, using authentic herbs and principles of Ayurveda. For Blepharospasm Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies which pacify the Vata dosha and treat the associated symptoms of the disease.
- Brahmi Capsules
- Ashwagandha Ghan Vati
- Neuro Plan Syrup
- Angel Eye Vitale
1. Brahmi Capsule
Single herb, i.e. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is used in the standardized extract form to prepare the Brahmi capsules. These capsules help in treating all kinds of neurological disorders owing to its natural properties. Brahmi capsules help in treating involuntary spasms and twitching of muscles.
Dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.
2. Ashwagandhaghan Vati
Ashwagandha ghan vati is the single herb tablet that is prepared using extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These therapeutic herbal tablets give strength to the muscles and also help to prevent and treat spasm and twitching. It helps in relieving the muscle stiffness and gives strength to the muscles.
Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.
3. Neuro Plan Syrup
Neuro Plan syrup is the multi herbal combination prepared using neuroprotective herbs like Madukaparni (Centella asiatica), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) etc. This herbal syrup helps in fighting all kinds of neurological diseases and its associated complaints.
Dosage: Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water.
Numerous medicinal herbs like Agnimantha (Premna mucronata), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Patla (Sterospermum suveolens), Patla (Sterospermum suveolens), Prishnaparni (Uraria picta), Kashmarya (Gmelina arborea), Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum), Mashparni (Teramnus labialis), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Mudgaparni (Phaseolus trilobus), etc. Vikramprash helps in pacifying the Vata dosha in the body and also enhances immunity as well.
Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful twice daily with milk.
5. Angel Eye Vital
Herbal ingredients like marigold (Tagetes), bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Carrot seed (Daucus carota), Corn (Zea mays), pure extract of vitamin c, zinc, etc are used in the formulation of these medicinal capsules. Angel eye vitale capsules help in correcting the vision, treating the vision ailments and maintaining proper intraocular pressure in the eyes.
Dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.
Blepharospasm can cause functional blindness if not diagnosed and treated timely and correctly. Hence if you are noticing any of these symptoms do contact your healthcare advisor as soon as possible and start the treatment.
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