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Epilepsy

It is nervous disorder characterized by unusual nervous activity inside the brain which causes seizures and may associated with loss of consciousness and it may recur over a period of time if not managed properly. A variety of symptoms may include in this condition as a short spell of black out, confused memory, intermittent fainting spells during which bowel or bladder control is lost. Epileptic episodes are usually followed by extreme tiredness, person becomes stiff, falls, sudden bounts of blinking, excessive jerk in body, and inability to communicate. It is of different types based on the presentation. The major accountable causes includes genetic changes, brain injuries and infections to the central nervous system, followed by a stroke attack, hypoxia and drug abuse.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Temporary confusion.
  • A staring spell involving involuntary jerky movements
  • Stiff muscles.
  • Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs.
  • Loss of consciousness or awareness.
  • Psychological symptoms such as fear, anxiety

Ayurveda Treatment for Epilepsy

According of Ayurveda epilepsy or Apasmara is a condition which may affect a person’s intellect for a short period of time and he won’t be able to orient himself to time and space. There are many nidanas or causative factors are mentioned in Ayurveda for apasmara and it includes- unwholesome diet habits, intake of old/contaminated or impure food items, consuming materials which may affect the intellect, improper uses of senses, suppression of natural urges. All this causes vitiation of  saririk  and manasik  doshas such as vata dosha, rajo and tamo gunas. Other causes includes excessive anxiety, stress, grief, lust and unwholesome physical activities.

Ayurveda aims in restoring the harmony of mind and body with the aid of classical panchakarma therapies and herbal combinations. It acts by normalizing the functions of nervous systems by calming down aggravated vata dosha. It will be followed by tailor made diet and life style changes and proper counselling which is termed as sattvavajaya chikitsa in Ayurveda for avoiding recurrence. Ayurveda can effectively improve the quality of life and all these are executed in such a way as to meet the individual requirement of each person and state of disease.

Our Approach

AyurVAID has pioneered evidence based, award winning Precision Ayurveda based protocols for treatment of mental disorders. Following the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, our physicians perform an in-depth assessment of the key symptoms and health factors of each patient to diagnose the root causes around your diet, individual constitution, lifestyle, work pattern and genetic predisposition.

Based on the assessment, we arrive at the optimal ayurveda protocol of mental disorders for Samprapti Vighatan or breaking the etiopathogenesis, considering the extent of disease progression, risk factors, your individual constitution (Prakriti) and the disease prognosis. This approach bridges the gap between the patient’s individualistic factors and the standard treatment protocols thereby making the therapy effective and safe.

Our whole person centric approach will help you regain your happiest and healthiest state of life. Our rehabilitation specialists will also give you advice on ergonomics, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to help you better manage epileptic episodes.

Patient centricity is at the core of AyurVAID approach, and we have been widely recognized for our breakthrough approach. Some of them include:

  • The first NABH accredited hospital in India, Quality Council of India.
  • Winner of prestigious National award for Best Ayurveda Centre of the year 2017 from Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
  • Industry best customer satisfaction score of 92%, rated by our patients

Our Outcome

Ayurvedic treatment for seizure disorders is basically aiming in restoring the mind body balance and overall improvement in the quality of life and level of independence of a patient. Post treatment patients will be able to control the remission by following a wholesome diet, healthy life style and proper counselling. Most of the cases Ayurveda can help in either tapering or stopping excessive use of antiepileptics to the maximum extend which may adversely affect the individuals in long term use.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can Epilepsy affects my thoughts?
These feelings may be present most of the time, or appear just before, during or after a seizure. Some people become depressed, others may show some kind of irritability and the major mood disorders which are commonly seen in people with epilepsy are major depression and dysthymia.
2. Is Epilepsy is a mental illness?
No, it is not, the vast majority of people living with epilepsy have no cognitive or psychological problem. For the most part, psychological issues in epilepsy are limited to people with severe and uncontrolled epilepsy
3. Does Epilepsy affects memory?
People with epilepsy tend to have forgot things than normal people and most often recent short-term memory is most affected than long term.
4. Can Ayurveda Cure Epilepsy?
Yes, Ayurveda can effectively manage epilepsy with time tested medications and panchkarma therapies and will be able to either stop relapses or reduce it to the maximum extend.

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