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Muscular Dystrophy

The muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic diseases categorized by progressive weakness and deterioration of the skeletal or voluntary muscles which controls the movement.

The heart muscles and other involuntary muscles are also affected in forms of muscular dystrophy, and a few forms include other organs also. The symptoms are as the result of a weakening of the body's muscles. This weakening is due to the death of the muscle cells and muscle tissues which leads to ongoing muscle wasting and weakness. Muscular dystrophy gets worse over time ultimately. This results in disability, difficulty walking, use of a wheelchair and the need for leg and hand braces.

muscular dystrophy treatment in kerala

There is no fixed form of loss of muscles functioning. Few people might have problem in walking and other movements of hands and feet while other might find difficulty in breathing as the first sign of loss of muscle working. With progressive muscular loss; there will be loss of functions also.

Ayurveda deliberates this condition as Mamsavatakshaya that is impairments of Mamsagni (muscle enzyme). It involves unbalanced Vata and subsequent deterioration of muscles and structures connected to it.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy

Vaidya Health Care provides effective ayurvedic treatment for muscular dystrophy in kerala . Ayurvedic management of Muscular Dystrophy treatment will involve confirming proper nutrition to the muscle tissue and to precise the fire component associated with the muscular tissue of the body ensuring appropriate nutrition to whole body and to the muscles in particular thus maintaining a good range of movement of all the joints of the body and strengthening them.

Ayurvedic methodology of holistic treatment, using scientifically tested herbs, diet and yogic support illustrates strong evidence of considerable benefit for children and adults with neuro-muscular disability and muscular dystrophies. Ayurvedic herbs delay the process of destruction of muscles by improving Agni, which is a key factor required to synthesize cellular protein.

Ayurveda Management

Ayurveda treatment for muscle weakness includes of the several treatment modalities, Ayurveda has showed and stands to be one of the most effective treatment practices for the best possible recovery for Muscular Dystrophy condition.

At Vaidya Healthcare Hospital, we offer exceptional Panchakarma therapies, some oral medications and yogic support. The Ayurvedic therapies include udwertana with steam, abhyanga and swedam, dhanyamla dhara, nasya karma, karna pooranam, snehapanam which is followed by Virechanam, shiro vasti, shiro dhara, sarvanga dhara (Pizhichil), shiro pichu, thalam, navarakizhi, vasti (Mustadi raja yapana vasti), rasayana chikitsa. It also includes mud therapy and enema. Other therapies includes meditation, pranayama, yoga, exercise, diet and life style modification

Yogic Support

Gentle yogasanas and breathing exercises helps in strengthening the muscles, spine and helps to have good neuro-muscular fitness.

  • Tad asana
  • Padahastasana
  • Trikonasana
  • Vakrasana
  • Relaxation
  • Paschimottanasa
  • Vakrasana
  • Shashankasana
  • Pawanmuktasana
  • Ardha Shalabhasana


  • Left nostril breathing
  • Right nostril breathing
  • Sitali or Sitkari


Authored By: Dr. Kiran B Nair

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