Ayurvedic Treatment of Tourette Syndrome
Our human body is made up of many systems including digestive system , excretory system, circulatory system and nervous system etc. Nervous system is considered very important for transmitting signals and reflex actions. Hyper activity and slow activity of nervous signal transmission can cause very difficult situations for the person. Hyperactivity or hypersensitive nervous system conditions can be seen mostly in old age people (tremors) . If we relate it with ayurveda it is due to aggravated VATA DOSHA as in ayurvedic texts it is explained that all movements and nerve activities are due to vata or function of vata. Few other conditions are also due to hyperactivity of nerves i.e- ADHD and anxiety. This shloka explains the properties and importance of vata.* पितम पंगू कफम पंगू पंगवो मल धातवा | यत नियन्ते वायु तत गछन्ति मेघवत || Importance of vayu – shloka explains that all movements in the body are under control of vata. Both pitta and kapha are lame without vata . Even clouds depend on vayu for their movement. Let’s discuss it in detail!
Tourette is a condition related to CNS (central nervous system). This syndrome is characterized by particular tics. TICS- these are certain sudden movements, sounds or twitches which are REPEATEDLY seen in patients suffering with tourette syndrome. An example of a less severe stage is rapid eye blinking habits.
These tics are of various types
- Motor tics
- Vocal tics
- Complex and simple tics
According to modern science the cause for tourette syndrome is not yet known exactly but scientists and researchers believe its due to genetic mutation and due to some habits like smoking by mother when she was pregnant. But these causes are not so satisfactory but on the other hand ayurveda explains the main cause of tourette is increased vata which as a result does hyperactivity. On the other hand many nervous system related disorders are result of
- Old trauma
- Physical inactivity
- Tobacco drugs
- Use of stimulants unknowingly for long time for example some food or fruit which are nerve stimulants
Till date it can not be diagnosed by any blood examination or any particular test
Only way to diagnose is the tics and frequency of them. Patients can have only vocal tics or some movements and it can be a combination of both . If a patient is facing these tics repeatedly more than a month then it is considered that person is having tourette syndrome.
- CNS depressants therapy
- Use of opioids and Opium derivatives
MANAGEMENT ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA
Herbs – These are few herbs which can help in managing nervous system disorders and overactive nervous system
- Ashwagandha (withania somnifera)
- Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
- Gingko tree Ginkgo biloba (living fossil)
- Turmeric (curcuma longa)
- Lavender (lavandula angustifolia)
- California poppy ( Eschscholzia californica)
- Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
HERBAL REMEDIES FOR TOURETTE SYNDROME BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda is a manufacturer of Ayurvedic medicines derived entirely from plants. All products are GMP certified and 100% vegan. This medicine does not contain chemicals, additives or preservatives. Planet Ayurveda provides Herbal Remedies for TOURETTE SYNDROME they are as follows .
- Neurogenie capsules
- Medhya Churna
- Neuroplan Syrup
- Brahmi Ghrit
- Stress Support Capsules
1. Neurogenie Capsules
It is a capsule formulation by planet ayurveda. It is a combination of brahmi and ashwagandha . These both are good for nerve strengthening and relaxing nerve activity. As the name suggests ( withania somnifera ) Somnifera denotes relaxing , sleep inducing , nerve relaxing. These both herbs are also good for sleep disorders and headaches. By reducing nerve activity it plays an important role in management of tourette syndrome.
Dosage – 1 tablet twice daily after food.
2. Medhya churna
it is a powder formulation which has been described in classical preparations. It is made by mixing following dravyas – vacha (acorus calamus), ashwagandha (withania somnifera), ajmoda(carum roxburghianum), sonth (zinziber officinalis ), maricha(piper nigrum) , shankhapushpi (convolvulus pluricaulis), brahmi (bacopa monnieri). These drugs have anti inflammatory properties, nerve strengthening and relaxing nerve also ashwagandha helps in balancing doshas. Hence this churna formulation has great effect in tourette and other CNS disorders.
Dosage – Half teaspoon twice with warm milk and scrub over tongue.
3. Neuroplan Syrup
This is a syrup formulation made by MD experts of planet ayurveda. This formulation is made with the following drugs brahmi (bacopa monerie), mandukaparni (centella asiatica), shankhpushpi (convolvulus pluricaulis), jyotishmati(celastrus paniculatus), ashwagandha(withania somnifera) maricha(piper nigrum) honey etc. This formulation is beneficial in the nervous system and nerve disorders and it has great results in tourette syndrome.
Dosage – 2 tsp twice daily with warm water.
4. Brahmi Ghrit
It is a classical formulation made by planet ayurveda using brahmi as the main component . Brahmi is considered best in nerve relaxation and mind relaxing . It is made by using brahmi(bacopa monnieri) vacha(acorus calamus), shankh pushpi(convolvulus pluricaulis) , kutha (saussurea lappa) and ghee. These drugs together are best for managing tourette syndrome.
Dosage – 1 tsp twice daily with warm water.
5. Stress support
It is tablet formulation made by MD experts at Planet ayurveda. It is a combination of Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) , tagar ( Valeriana wallichii) , brahmi (bacopa monnieri) . These three drugs are considered best in CNS and nervous system disorders. And it is good for managing tourette syndrome.
Dosage – 1 tablet twice daily with warm water.
As we have discussed, most central nervous system related disorders are due to genetics , some old trauma/injury or infection into the system . There’s no particular reason for these disorders . but ayurveda believes that it is nothing but hyperactivity of nerves which is related to vata aggregation. And it can be managed and brought to normal condition by proper dietetics (for example – avoiding vata aggravating food like potato, lettuce, tomato, all sour fruits , apple etc) and one can add vata suppressing food items in diet and kapha increasing food (for example – ghee , ashwagandha , herbal oils , masha and meat products). This article provides a complete knowledge about tourette’s, causes symptoms and ayurvedic aspect and herbal remedies by planet ayurveda . As our old vedic literature explains, we should focus on our daily regimen (DINCHARYA ) and seasonal regimen (RITUCHARYA) . So that we can maintain our tridosha balance. Ayurveda says –|| सम दोष समाग्नि सम धातु मलक्रियश्चा प्रासनात्मेन्द्रियमनस स्वस्थ इति अभिधीयते || Health is defined as a balanced state of dosha , agni , dhatu and mala . Which leads to happy mind soul and body .
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