Frequently Asked Questions
Normally, messages from the nerve cells in the brain called upper motor neurons are transmitted to the nerve cells in the brainstem and spinal cord called the lower motor neurons. They then transmit them to the concerned muscles.
When there are disruptions in the signals between the lower motor neurons and the muscles, the muscles do not work properly. Due to a lack of movement, the muscles begin getting wasted and suffer uncontrollable twitching. When there are disruptions between the upper motor neurons, the movements and the limbs become stiff with presentations of exaggerated reflexes. Gradually with time, the efficacy to control movements is alleviated.
Therefore, MND can be considered a vata vyadhi.
● Lethargic grip
● Speech with slurries
● Difficulty in movements
● Eventually, this leads to paralysis
The below-mentioned treatments can be administered :
● Eliminatory procedures
● Enema (vasti)
● Sudation procedure
● Rasayana (rejuvenative) procedures using herbs like ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and formulations like chyawanprash etc
● Nourish therapies to assist the growth of depleted muscles