Treatable Diseases

The following is a list of diseases in alphabetical order, which we can comprehensively treat with Ayurvedic medicines and procedures. Please note that this list can by no means be complete. If you do not find your disease in this list, do not be disheartened, we do successfully treat all chronic and refractory health problems. Kindly get in touch with us with your detailed medical history and scanned medical reports, and we will do the needful.

Acne Vulgaris

Acne vulgaris, also known as acne, pimples, or zits, are boils which occurs mostly on the face or upper part of the shoulder and the back and are present mostly in the age group of 15 to 25 years, and possibly extend in some individuals till 35 years of age. Hormonal changes in the adolescent age group and changes related to menstruation, stress, obesity, and chronic constipation are all believed to be related to the occurrence an aggravation of acne.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Acne Vulgaris

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for acne is aimed at treating the boils on the face as well as treating the known cause of the condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a known anti-inflammatory action as well as an antiseptic effect are used for prolonged periods in moderate or high doses, depending upon the severity of the condition. Large sized boils or cystic acne may require several medicines in combination and in high doses. In addition to treating the boils present on the face in the affected individual, treatment is also given so as to treat the infection and reduce the chances of recurrence by using herbal medicines which act on the skin, the subcutaneous tissue, as well as the microcirculation supplying the skin of the face. Additional treatment also needs to be given to individuals affected with acne depending upon the known causes for the condition or any known factors present which have a strong contributing effect to acne. Stress is treated with Ayurvedic herbal medicines which reduce anxiety and stress and strengthen the nervous system. Hormonal dysfunction and imbalance is also treated with the appropriate Ayurvedic herbal medicines. Obesity, chronic constipation, and excessive secretion of oil in the skin of the face are treated with medicines which reduce overall fat in the body as well as treat the gastrointestinal system and the liver so as to promote regular bowel movement as also to reduce excessive oil secretion in the skin. In addition to oral medication, local therapy can also be utilised in the form of application of ointments and pastes which usually include medicines which have an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and soothing action on the skin so as to help the boils subside and heal properly without scar formation. Depending upon whether the affected individual has a dry skin or an oily skin, the appropriate ointments are used to treat the skin. Individuals affected with severe acne need regular treatment for periods ranging from four to eight months; however, almost all individuals affected with acne report very good results with regular Ayurvedic herbal treatment.



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Acute intermittent Porphyria (AIP)

Acute intermittent Porphyria (AIP) is an acute manifestation of a metabolic medical disorder which is part of a group of inherited disorders. AIP results from accumulation of porphyrins in the body due to deficiency of certain enzymes which are responsible for conversion of porphyrins into heme. Heme is usually present in all the body tissues, but is mostly found in red blood cells, bone marrow and the liver. The acute presentation causes symptoms like severe pain in abdomen, constipation, vomiting, muscular pain, convulsions, tingling and weakness, confusion, hallucinations, high blood pressure, and tachycardia. The skin can also be affected, causing symptoms like itching and rash.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Acute intermittent Porphyria (AIP)

The modern management of AIP consists of hospital admission, intravenous glucose, and hematin tablets, if available. There is no medication in the modern system of medicine to prevent or cure this problem. Simple Ayurvedic medicines can be used to control as well as reduce symptoms like abdominal pain and vomiting, and thereby prevent or reduce the need for hospital admission. Regular use of Ayurvedic medicines based on the Ayurvedic interpretation of the disease can gradually control all symptoms and help the disease go into a complete remission. After an initial phase of treatment for about six months, most patients affected with AIP can manage very well on their own without the need for multiple medications. AIP can be precipitated by medications, fasting, smoking, infections, surgery, stress, menstrual hormones, excessive use of alcohol, and exposure to the sun. It is therefore very important to avoid all aggravating factors and adopt suitable lifestyle modifications. It is heartening to note that AIP can be very systematically treated and controlled with the help of Ayurvedic medicines, using Ayurvedic principles of treatment.



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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a condition in which the affected individual experiences a severe difficulty in breathing and also has associated symptoms such as anxiety, agitation, and fever. ARDS is usually caused due to severe body insult such as major trauma, sepsis, overdose of drugs, blood transfusion, or a major lung infection. ARDS results in significantly reduced levels of oxygen in the blood which in turn gradually leads to multiple organ failure in the body. All patients affected with ARDS need intensive care along with intravenous fluids, antibiotics, steroids, and mechanical ventilation with oxygen. In spite of all such efforts, mortality in ARDS continues to remain very high.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Ayurvedic herbal treatment can be given as additional and supportive treatment for individuals affected with ARDS, in addition to intensive supportive care. Ayurvedic treatment is aimed at improving the perfusion of oxygen from the lungs into the blood circulation by removing the blockage in the lungs. In addition to this treatment, medicines are also given to maintain circulatory perfusion of the entire body and especially for important organs such as the heart, kidneys, liver, lungs and the brain. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also given in order to treat the known cause for the condition as well as to treat and reduce inflammation and swelling in the lungs. Aggressive treatment with Ayurvedic herbal medicines usually results in improving the pathology in the lungs in about 4 to7 days and this improves the level of oxygen in the circulation, and the patient starts improving gradually. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also given to improve the immunity of the affected individual so as to help fight against the infection affecting the body. Toxins and debris generated due to ARDS are removed from the circulation either through the gastrointestinal tract or through the kidneys. Combined management of modern, conservative intensive care as well as Ayurvedic supportive treatment usually results in a complete recovery of the affected individual within two to four weeks, after which further Ayurvedic treatment can be continued for another four to six weeks in order to prevent a relapse of the condition as well as long-term complications. Ayurvedic herbal treatment thus has a significant role to play in the management of ARDS.



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Advanced Cancer

Advanced cancer is the stage in the life of a cancer patient where modern medicine deems the cancer to be incurable and the focus is more upon palliative treatment of different symptoms such as pain, easy fatigue, loss of weight and appetite, vomiting, weakness, breathlessness, and constipation. In addition to treating the symptoms, the other focus is on attempting to prevent a further spread of the tumour.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Advanced Cancer

In spite of the advanced stage of the cancer, Ayurvedic herbal treatment can still be instituted to treat the cancer, control its spread, treat all the related symptoms, as well as bring about a remission of the tumour and prolong the life span of the affected individual. Treatment of the important symptoms as well as life support care is very important in this context, in order to help keep the individual alive till such time as the medicines become visibly effective and the tumour starts regressing. On a practical level, usually about two months’ time is required for this to happen and it is critical to use all possible means to help keep the patient alive so as to be able to effectively treat the cancer and achieve a long-term success in the treatment of such advanced cancers. The next focus of importance is to use Ayurvedic medicines in high doses in order to effectively reduce tumour size as rapidly as possible without any serious adverse effects. This reduces pressure symptoms and other physiological and metabolic dynamics which can increase morbidity and mortality. It is also equally important to improve the immune status of the affected individual so that the overwhelmed immune system becomes an effective tool in fighting against the cancer. It is also equally important to treat other symptoms which are serious or troublesome to the patient and which can differ according to the type and location of the cancer. The effective treatment for advanced cancer may require joint management by a team of specialist doctors, wherein intensive care can be given in the hospital, and additional supportive treatment can be given in the form of Ayurvedic medicines, in order to help bring about a remission and possible cure even in advanced cancer.



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Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

Age related macular degeneration is also known as ARMD or AMD and is a medical condition which causes a gradual deterioration in the central vision of the eye. ARMD can be either wet or dry; the wet type involves growth of abnormal blood vessels behind the retina which bleed and cause rapid loss of vision. In the dry type of ARMD, there is a gradual break down of the light sensitive cells in the macula which causes a gradual loss of vision. A family history, female gender, age over 60, obesity, and a history of smoking are risk factors for ARMD. The modern management of this condition includes the use of oral medication, injections, laser surgery, and photodynamic therapy.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

The overall results of modern treatment in both types of ARMD are not very encouraging. Ayurvedic herbal treatment has a significant role to play in the treatment of this medical condition, both for the dry and wet types. Ayurvedic herbal medicines prevent a deterioration of the retina as well as the optic nerve, and provide micronutrients to the macula which transmits the sensation of vision to the brain. Ayurvedic herbal medicines also display an anti-inflammatory as well as soothing action on the micro capillaries within the retina as well as the optic nerve. The combined action of these medicines is to reverse the pathology in both the dry and wet types of ARMD, prevent further loss of vision, stabilize vision, and increase visual acuity in the affected individuals. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also utilised to increase the general immune status of the individual affected with ARMD, so as to slow down the degeneration process both in the eye as well as in the whole body, and provide health, vigor and vitality. Immunomodulatory treatment with the help of herbal medicines not only speeds the healing and recovery process in ARMD, but it also ensures that there is no further deterioration or relapse after discontinuation of treatment. Most individuals affected by ARMD need treatment for about nine months to one year in order to get significant improvement in all the symptoms as well as vision. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the management and treatment of ARMD.



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Alcohol and Tobacco Addiction

Addiction to alcohol or tobacco is a stage where an affected individual becomes physically and emotionally dependent upon the substance being misused. Drug addiction treatment usually requires hospital admission and hence is not discussed here, as also alcohol addiction which is severe enough to warrant hospital admission, since such individuals may have serious withdrawal problems including convulsions. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can be given to individuals addicted to alcohol or tobacco on an outpatient basis; however, all such patients need to be under the supervision of a local physician in order to treat withdrawal symptoms or any other medical situation or emergency which may arise.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Alcohol and Tobacco Addiction

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for alcohol and tobacco addiction is aimed at treating the tendency to addiction as well as treating on the associated problems and symptoms. The success of all such addiction treatments depends upon the innate initiative and drive of the affected individual to become free of the addiction. Ayurvedic herbal medicines can be given in order to reduce the craving for alcohol or tobacco, reduce anxiety, increase confidence and also increase a positive outlook towards the addiction and toward life as a whole. In addition, Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also given to detoxifying the circulation and to stimulate the liver as well as the gastrointestinal system. This helps the affected individual to feel fresh and full of vitality, increases appetite and brings about a feeling of well-being. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also given to reduce stress and anxiety, which are usually quoted as being the reasons for the addiction. It is also important to simultaneously treat withdrawal symptoms which present in the affected individual. If the detoxification treatment is started early, the chances for the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms are reduced considerably. Most individuals addicted to alcohol or tobacco, irrespective of the duration of addiction, usually require de-addiction treatment for about four to six months in order to become completely free from the addiction and also obtain good physical and mental health. Ayurvedic herbal treatment thus has a significant role to play in the successful management and treatment of alcohol and tobacco addiction.



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Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is a medical condition in which an affected individual has recurrent episodes of sneezing and running nose, usually after exposure to known allergens like dust, changing weather, damp locations and pets etc. This is a fairly common condition, and though not considered serious, can lead to considerable absenteeism from the workplace or school. The modern treatment of this condition is with anti-histaminic drugs and mucous-membrane stabilising sprays and medicines.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Allergic Rhinitis

In spite of the availability of such modern medicines, many affected individuals continue to be severely affected with this problem, and can experience frustrating recurrences. Ayurvedic medicines have a special role to play in the treatment of this condition. Several Ayurvedic medicines can be used to give symptomatic relief of symptoms; the same medicines when used for 6-8 weeks can help to considerably reduce the frequency of recurrence of this condition, even after exposure to known allergens. Ayurvedic medicines reduce nasal congestion, inflammation, infection, and also help in repairing the damage to the mucous membrane of the nose and throat. The mucous membrane has microscopic hair known as cilia, which can be regenerated so that they start working effectively to reduce infection and inflammation in the entire respiratory tract. Various medicated oils are used as local applications in the nose, and help to reduce frequent episodes of sneezing and watering of nose. The advantage of the regular use of such medicines is that they also treat nasal polyps, and provide additional benefits in the form of thickening and blackening of scalp hair, reduced hair fall, and prevent a deterioration of vision. Several Ayurvedic medicines can also be used as courses of two or three months to treat allergic rhinitis, recurrent asthma, and chronic bronchitis. People affected with allergic rhinitis may also be suffering from other allergic disorders such as eczema and asthma, and these conditions also need to be treated separately. To sum up, allergic rhinitis can be treated quite effectively with Ayurvedic medicines.



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Alopecia (Baldness)

Alopecia or baldness is hair loss usually noted with respect to the scalp of both men and women. While generalized hair loss is known as alopecia, small and circular bald patches are termed as alopecia areata. Noticeable hair loss and the resulting premature baldness can be psychologically very disturbing, since a luxuriant hair growth on the scalp is considered a sign of good health, grooming and personality. Premature hair loss is usually caused due to a genetic tendency, chronic diseases, medications, stress, injury or damage to the hair, and as a side-effect of strong treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy. While actual baldness is more apparent in men, severe hair loss and apparent thinning of hair is more common in women; however, both types of hair loss can prove to be devastating for affected individuals.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Alopecia (Baldness)

Treating baldness or hair loss constitutes a booming medical industry, and various treatments for this condition have emerged, which include allopathic and alternative medications, local scalp treatments using laser therapy, shampoos and conditioners, as well as specialized treatments like wigs and hair grafting. Medicated oils for treating hair loss are available at all chemists over-the-counter, with new medical preparations being added regularly. Ayurvedic herbal treatment for alopecia is a systematic process of looking for the cause of the condition and giving comprehensive treatment for it. A careful history is important in order to identify and treat specific causes such as chronic diseases and the use of specific drugs or harmful treatments. It is best to avoid any known cause for the condition, if possible. Anxiety, stress, a harmful lifestyle, and improper nutrition to the hair roots are usually the commonest causes of premature hair loss in men and women. Ayurvedic treatment can be given as a combination of oral medication and local applications. Oral medication involves the use of medicines which can treat the known causes for the condition. In addition, medicines which have a specific action on the scalp as well as the hair roots are also important in the management of this condition. These medicines improve the blood supply to the hair roots and thereby provide better nutrition to the scalp, while at the same time removing toxins and unwanted elements from this area. These medicines also provide stimulation to the hair roots so as to help regenerate new hair and prevent hair loss. Oral medication is usually supplemented with local application in the form of medicated ointments, pastes, and oils which have to be applied regularly so as to provide good results. Local applications not only provide nutrition for hair roots but also treat skin inflammation, infection and dandruff, and thereby reduce the tendency for hair fall. Regular massage with medicated oils not only aids in hair regrowth but also relaxes the scalp and neck muscles and induces good sleep. It is equally important to give herbal medicines to treat stress and anxiety which are important factors which continue to propagate severe hair fall. It should also be remembered that the rate of regrowth of hair should be much more than the rate of hair fall in order to prevent noticeable hair loss and baldness. Most individuals affected with this condition require regular treatment for 6-9 months in order to get significant benefit from Ayurvedic treatment.



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Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia or memory loss in which there is slowly a progressive degeneration of the brain characterized by impairment of memory and gradually a disturbance in reasoning, planning, language and perception. Alzheimer's disease accounts for nearly one half of all the cases reported for dementia. The risk factors for Alzheimer's disease are old age, genetic factors, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, high levels of cholesterol, a history of head injury and poor academic education. Alzheimer's disease may also be a type of amyloidosis, since there is an abnormal protein deposition in some parts of the brain.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Alzheimer's disease is mainly aimed at strengthening the brain cells and slowing down as well as reversing the degeneration process in different parts of the brain. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which specifically act on the brain cells and strengthen the nerve cells as well as improve the functioning of the brain, are used in high uses for prolonged periods, depending upon the severity of the affliction in the affected individual. Herbal medicines are also used so that the nerve cells start communicating with each other properly and start functioning at optimum on near optimum levels. In addition, Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also used to remove the deposition of abnormal protein in different parts of the brain, which cause damage and dysfunction of the brain. This abnormal protein which is removed from the brain cells is then removed from the circulation either through the gastrointestinal system or through the kidneys. Alzheimer's disease is a chronic condition and in most affected individuals is already in an advanced state, by the time an accurate diagnosis is made. This presents serious limitations on the benefit that medicines can offer to such affected individuals. However, Ayurvedic medicines can be used in high doses for prolonged periods without any serious adverse effects, and can therefore bring about a slow but sustained improvement in people affected with Alzheimer's disease. Treatment needs to be continued regularly for about 9 to15 months.



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Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis is a medical condition involving the deposition of an abnormal protein called amyloid in various tissues of the body including the heart, kidneys, liver, intestines, skin, nerves, joints, and lungs. Amyloidosis can be either localized or systemic, depending upon the area or organs affected. Symptoms resulting from this condition usually result from the abnormal functioning of the involved organs. Alzheimer's disease is due to a localized form of amyloid deposition in the brain, while long-standing kidney failure can cause beta 2 micro globulin amyloidosis. Systemic amyloidosis can be primary, secondary, or inherited.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Amyloidosis

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for amyloidosis involves the removal of the abnormal protein from different parts of the body and treatment of the affected and dysfunctional organs. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific action on protein as well as muscle tissue are used in high doses in the treatment of this condition. In addition, medicines are also used to flush abnormal protein through the circulatory system either from the gastrointestinal tract or through the kidneys. Specific treatment also needs to be given for dysfunctional organs and depends upon the organs affected. Special care needs to be taken when important organs like the heart, kidneys, liver and lungs are affected, since the dysfunction of these organs can adversely affect the individual and increase morbidity and mortality. Most individuals affected with amyloidosis require treatment for periods ranging from six to nine months, depending upon the severity of the condition. Once patients demonstrate a decrease in abnormal protein deposition, further treatment is given to prevent a recurrence of the condition. In order to achieve this, medicines which act on the blood, muscle, as well as fat tissue are used so as to regulate and normalize the metabolism of the body. Treatment also needs to be given to regulate the immune function of the affected individual in order to reduce treatment time and achieve recovery as early as possible. Ayurvedic herbal treatment and thus be judiciously utilised in the management and treatment of amyloidosis.



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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is also known as ALS and is a degenerative disorder of the nervous system which results in progressive muscular weakness, cramps, wasting, and spasticity. There are several different types of ALS which include classic, sporadic, and familial. ALS is basically a motor neuron disease which causes inflammation of the nerves coming out from the spinal cord. This condition is most common in adults from the age of 50 to 70. Currently, there is no known treatment for ALS in the modern system of medicine.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for ALS is aimed at treating the inflammation and progressive degeneration which is characteristic of this disease. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which are known to improve and strengthen the nervous system, and which bring about a regeneration of the nerve cells are used in high doses in the treatment of this condition. Inflammation is treated with herbal medicines which have a known anti-inflammatory action as well as a soothing action on the nerves and the microcirculation supplying the nerves. Treatment for ALS is mainly in the form of oral medication that can be supplemented with localized treatment in the form of application of medicated oils, followed by fomentation with medicated steam. Localised treatment also helps in stimulating the peripheral nerves to heal quickly and brings about an early change in neuromuscular coordination, balance and sensory input. Individuals affected with ALS need to take regular treatment for at least 6 to 9 months in order to significantly benefit from Ayurvedic herbal treatment. However, it is important to note that for a disease with no known cure and treatment, Ayurvedic herbal treatment can successfully improve the quality of life and significantly improve the survival and life span of affected individuals. Aggressive treatment for prolonged periods can bring about a remission in this condition.



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Angina Pectoris

Angina pectoris is a well-known medical condition involving typical chest pain usually resulting from a reduced blood flow through the coronary arteries, thereby starving the heart muscles of much-needed oxygen. Angina pectoris usually results from atherosclerosis, coronary artery spasm, and inflammation of the coronary arteries. The known risk factors for angina pectoris include a family history, cigarette smoking, high cholesterol levels, severe hypertension, and diabetes mellitus. The modern management of this condition involves reduction of the known risk factors and giving medications which reduce cholesterol and hypertension, dissolve blood clots, and improve the blood flow through the coronary arteries.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Angina Pectoris

The Ayurvedic herbal treatment for angina pectoris is aimed at giving symptomatic treatment to reduce chest pain, reducing the risk of a heart attack, and treating the known causes for the condition. Herbal medicines which reduce atherosclerosis as well as bad cholesterol are given to control the major risk factors for angina pectoris. Ayurvedic medicines are also given to treat inflammation in the arteries as well as to prevent coronary artery spasm. Medicines are also given to control high blood pressure and known medical conditions like diabetes mellitus. In addition, Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also given to strengthen the damaged or weak heart muscles so that the heart function is optimized. Several herbal medicines can be given on a long-term basis so as to improve the structure and functioning not only of the coronary arteries but the entire cardiovascular system in general. This treatment not only treats angina pectoris, prevents future heart attacks, but it also prevents other cardiovascular diseases like paralysis, deterioration of vision, and kidney failure. Along with treatment for angina pectoris, it is equally important to advise the affected individual to make suitable lifestyle changes such as cessation of smoking, exercising regularly, and eating healthy food. Relaxation techniques, yogasanas, and breathing techniques such as pranayam can be utilised to reduce stress and increase the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised for the management and treatment of angina pectoris, and for prevention of heart attacks in the affected individual.



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Angioedema

Angioedema is a medical condition which is similar to but more serious than urticaria, and may occasionally have a fatal outcome. It may be either acute if it has occurred for less than six weeks, or may be considered chronic for longer lasting attacks. This condition can be either allergic, hereditary, or may occur due to unknown causes. The causes for this condition include drug reactions, food allergies, local trauma, exposures to extremes of temperatures, allergy to animals, emotional stress, and illness. This condition is more common in women than men, and usually affects the face, extremities and genitalia.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Angioedema

Acute angioedema is best treated in a hospital, since it can be life-threatening. Ayurvedic herbal treatment is very effective for chronic angioedema. Treatment is aimed at reducing the allergic reaction and swelling which is seen in this condition. Treatment is also given according to the known cause for the condition. Medicines which act on the blood, the skin, the subcutaneous tissue, as well as the gastrointestinal system, are usually very useful in the treatment and management of chronic angioedema. Medicines may also be required to treat food allergies and allergy to animals, as well as to reduce and treat emotional stress. Ayurvedic immunomodulatory herbal agents may also required to treat chronic illnesses and improve the immune status of the affected individual. Individuals affected with chronic angioedema usually require Ayurvedic herbal treatment for periods ranging from two to six months, depending upon the severity of the condition, and the individual response of the affected patient to the medicines. Once the symptoms started regressing, the frequency and dosage of the medicines can be gradually reduced and the affected individual can be kept on a maintenance dose, so as to prevent recurrence of the condition. With regular treatment, almost all individuals affected with angioedema recover completely from this condition.



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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a medical condition which refers to ankylosis or a fusion of the affected vertebrae. This medical condition involves chronic inflammation of the spine and sacroiliac joints resulting in pain, stiffness, fatigue and possibly, involvement of several joints. Ankylosing spondylitis is believed to be influenced by genetics, environmental factors and disturbed immunity. When the auto immune aspect is predominant, affected individuals may have a complete fusion of the backbone and may also report involvement of other organs like the eyes, heart, lungs, and kidneys. The modern management of this condition includes the use of painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, and immune-suppressant drugs.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for ankylosing spondylitis involves the use of anti-inflammatory medicines to treat the chronic inflammatory process in the vertebrae as well as the sacroiliac joints. These medicines gradually reduce the inflammation and heal the vertebrae as well as the intervertebral joints, so that the backbone reverts back to normal or near normal. These results are obtained without any evidence of major side-effects, even with long-term use of Ayurvedic herbal medicines. Localized treatment for the backbone can also be utilised along with oral medication. Local treatment is in the form of herbal ointments and medicated oils which can be applied, after which hot fomentation is given to the backbone and the sacroiliac joints. Combined oral and local treatments provide quick relief from pain and stiffness. In addition to the above treatment, Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also given to provide immunomodulation in the affected individual, so that the immune process in the body starts helping the body rather than fighting against it. This treatment not only reduces the symptoms quickly, but it also helps in curing the disease completely, as well as preventing involvement of internal organs. Ayurvedic herbal treatment needs to be given for about four to six months in patients affected with ankylosing spondylitis, depending upon the severity of the condition. Almost all patients who take regular treatment get cured from this condition. Individuals who have pronounced fusion of the vertebrae can also benefit from treatment considerably. Ayurvedic herbal treatment thus has a significant contribution in the management and treatment of ankylosing spondylitis.



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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a psychological medical condition which is seen mostly in female adolescents, and is characterized by gross weight loss, depression, irritability, lack of sleep, and an obsession with food. This condition is seen more in athletes, models, dancers and actors. This condition is diagnosed with the help of four basic criteria which include a refusal to maintain standard body weight, an intense fear of becoming fat, a distorted self image, and at least three missed periods in women. The modern management of anorexia nervosa usually consists of counseling, psychotherapy, and treatment with antipsychotic drugs.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for anorexia nervosa basically consists of treating the psychological condition of the affected individual. The main focus is to treat the distorted self perception of the patient, so that he or she can come to terms with his or her body. Ayurvedic treatment also involves the treatment of the intense fear of gaining weight, which usually prevents affected individuals from consuming a normal diet. Treatment is also given to treat the complications of anorexia nervosa such as severe weight loss, sleeplessness, dizziness, psychological upsets, missed periods etc. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which increase confidence and bring about a feeling of well-being are usually used for people affected with anorexia nervosa. These medicines also bring about a correction of hormonal disturbances and disturbances in the neurotransmitters of the brain, so that the affected individual is able to think logically and show a positive attitude for acceptance of a normal body image. Distorted or delusional thinking, or extreme attitudes related to weight gain can be gradually corrected with the help of Ayurvedic herbal medicines. Medicines are also given to improve appetite and to help the person put on weight. Depression, irritability, sleeplessness, and the abnormal obsession for food also need to be treated with the appropriate therapy. Individuals affected with anorexia nervosa need to be treated with Ayurvedic herbal medicines for about two to four months in order to significantly benefit from treatment. Overall, most people with anorexia nervosa recover completely and start leading a normal life, thanks to Ayurvedic herbal treatment.



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Anxiety Neurosis

Anxiety neurosis is a medical condition in which an affected individual exhibits an excessive and exaggerated anxiety and worry about normal day-to-day events, to the extent that it interferes with daily functioning and interpersonal relationships. Genetics, environmental factors, and a dysfunction of the brain neurotransmitters are believed to be the causes for anxiety neurosis. Individuals affected with this condition display excessive worry and tension, an unrealistic attitude towards problems, restlessness, lack of sleep, concentration and energy, and frequent urination. The modern management of this condition includes the use of sedatives, and sedatives, and the use of Cognitive behavioural therapy.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Anxiety Neurosis

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for anxiety neurosis is aimed at correcting the dysfunction of the brain, strengthening the nerve cells in the brain, and improving the coordination between the neurotransmitters and the nerve cells of the entire nervous system. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific affinity for the central nervous system and especially the brain, are used in to high doses, and can bring about a dramatic change in individuals affected with severe anxiety neurosis. Medicines are also given to reduce anxiety as well as to boost the confidence of the affected individual. People affected with anxiety neurosis, depending upon the severity of the condition, required aggressive treatment for periods ranging from four to six months. Cognitive behavioural therapy or CBT, in addition to counseling and psychotherapy, can be given along with Ayurvedic herbal treatment. Medicines can also be given to help the affected individual to sleep well. In addition, Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also given to improve the general stamina and vitality of the affected individual, since this brings about a feeling of confidence and well-being, and therefore contributes to reducing the anxiety. Since individuals affected with anxiety neurosis respond very differently to treatment, the overall treatment package needs to be tailored to suit individual requirements. However, Ayurvedic herbal treatment is effective in curing a significant majority of people affected with anxiety neurosis.



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Aortic regurgitation (AR or AI)

Aortic regurgitation (AR), also known as aortic insufficiency (AI), is a medical condition in which the aortic valve is incompetent and thereby allows a backflow of blood from the aorta into the left ventricle. This may be due to damage to the valves or enlargement of the originating part of the aorta (the aortic root). This can result from infections, drugs, or diseases like hypertension and chronic autoimmune disorders. Conventional management involves the use of medicines to control blood pressure and reduce peripheral resistance, thereby reducing the load on the heart. Long-term AR normally results in enlargement of the left ventricular, symptoms like breathlessness, and in the long run, congestive cardiac failure (CCF). Surgical treatment involves replacement of the defective valve.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Aortic regurgitation (AR or AI)

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for AR is aimed at treating the known cause of the condition. Herbal medicines are used in order to reduce any possible chronic infection, improve the functioning of the heart, treat damage heart muscle as well as damaged and enlarged aortic root, and strengthen the tendons attached to the valves. A combination of such treatments is helpful in bringing about a gradual improvement in the functioning of the valves, thereby reducing symptoms. This helps to gradually reduce the load on the overburdened left ventricle and thereby reduces or prevents left ventricular hypertrophy and the long-term risk for congestive heart failure. Ayurvedic herbal treatment needs to be given for periods ranging from 6 to 12 months in order to bring about significant improvement in patients suffering from AR. Herbal treatment is completely safe for long-term use and can be used along with conventional modern therapy. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can significantly improve the quality of life of patients suffering from AR and can also improve overall survival, as well as reduce the requirement for surgery.



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Aortic Valve Stenosis

Aortic valve stenosis is a condition in which the aortic valve becomes abnormally narrow, either because of congenital causes, age related degeneration, or scarring due to rheumatic fever. The constriction of the aortic opening results in a reduced outflow blood because of which the heart muscles need to work against an obstruction and therefore start hypertrophying and increasing in size. The long-term effects of Aortic valve stenosis are a decrease in cardiac output and heart failure, with common symptoms such as chest pain, fainting, and breathlessness. The modern management of aortic valve stenosis involves the dilatation of the valves or surgical valve replacement.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Aortic Valve Stenosis

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for aortic valve stenosis is aimed at treating the leaves of the aortic valve as well as the associated tendons and heart muscles in such a way that the aortic opening increases partially, and at the same time, the cardiac muscles get strength and are able to achieve a good cardiac output. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which act on the blood, muscles, and heart valves, are used in high doses, for prolonged periods, in order to bring about the required results. Understandably, results are good and noticeable in the early stages of aortic valves stenosis, and may not be very effective in case of advanced heart failure. Ayurvedic treatment consists mainly of oral medication; however, this treatment can be supplemented with the help of localized therapy as well as oral Panchkarma procedures. The oral intake of medicated ghee results in a relaxation of the aortic valves. In addition, localized Panchkarma procedures aimed directly on the chest wall, in the form of application of medicated oils and ghee, also help in strengthening the heart muscles and in partially relaxing the aortic stenosis. Treatment is usually required for about four to six months, and can significantly improve the quality of life of affected individuals, as well as improve the overall survival of the patient. Ayurvedic herbal treatment thus has a significant role to play in the management and treatment of aortic valves stenosis.



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Aplastic Anemia

Aplastic anemia is a medical condition resulting from bone marrow failure in which the production of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets decreases drastically. Nearly 80% of individuals affected with aplastic anemia have some acquired cause of the disease which includes infectious diseases, toxic exposure, drug reactions, and unknown factors. A severely dysfunctional immune system is believed to be the cause for aplastic anemia. Common symptoms for this condition include severe anemia, bleeding, fever, and infections.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Aplastic Anemia

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for aplastic anemia is aimed at treating the known cause of the condition, improving the immune status of the affected individual, and giving medicines which act on the bone marrow. Treating the dysfunctional immune status of the individual is of utmost importance, since a strong immunity can help bring about an early reversal of symptoms and a complete cure. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which act directly on the bone marrow and stimulate it to produce the normally required amount of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, are used in high doses for prolonged periods. In addition, medicines which act on the liver and spleen as well as the blood tissue are also used in combination with the above-mentioned medicines. This combination treatment helps in an earlier remission from the symptoms of aplastic anemia, brings about an early cure, and prevents recurrence of the condition. The use of Ayurvedic immunomodulatory herbal agents reduces the treatment time and helps in maintaining the strength, stamina and vitality of the affected individual. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can also be given as supportive treatment in addition to modern conventional treatment. Treatment with Ayurvedic herbal medicines is normally required for a period of about six to nine months, in order to bring about significant improvement in the affected individual. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the management and treatment of aplastic anemia.



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Appendicitis

Appendicitis is infection and inflammation of the appendix, which is a rudimentary part of the intestines. In the initial phase of inflammation, the appendix is very friable, that is, it can rupture easily. In this stage, it is advisable to admit the patient to a surgical hospital for close observation and treatment, and surgery if necessary. Once this acute stage passes of, Ayurvedic medicines can be commenced to help resolve the mass.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Appendicitis

Ayurvedic treatment for appendicitis is aimed at treating the infection, helping the inflammation subside, and dissolving the lump. The herbal medicines useful for this have special properties to not only control the infection, but to improve the blood supply to the appendix, without causing any harm to the organ. This helps in detoxifying the mass, as well clearing the debris from the area. The appendicular lump thus starts dissolving slowly, and the appendix heals completely over time. The advantage of this type of treatment is that the appendicitis can be cured completely, so that further episodes of infection and inflammation are prevented. This is especially useful in patients with appendicitis, who cannot be operated upon, or who have recurrent episodes. Ayurvedic treatment is usually given for three months, after which people with two or three recurrent episodes have been symptom-free since the last fifteen to twenty years. While this treatment has also been successfully used in patients with severe and acute infection of the appendix, this is not routinely recommended because of the potential risk of perforation, and its resulting complications. Judiciously used, Ayurvedic treatment can thus prove to be a boon for patients who experience the painful and often frustrating episodes of recurrent appendicitis.



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Ascites

Ascites is a medical condition in which there is an abnormal collection of fluid in the abdominal cavity, usually resulting from liver disease caused by alcoholism, chronic viral hepatitis, and drug abuse; however, tumours, obstruction in the portal vein, and protein loss can also be causes for ascites. The modern management of ascites involves treatment of the known cause for the condition as well as removal of excess fluid by tapping procedures.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Ascites

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for ascites includes oral medication to treat the known causes for the condition, specific treatment to reduce accumulation of fluid, as well as treatment to remove the obstruction, which is usually present due to cirrhosis of the liver. Diet regulation plays an important part in the Ayurvedic management of ascites. Most patients with confirmed ascites are initially given an exclusive diet of milk for six months, followed by a mixture of milk and other liquids for another three months, after which light diet is advised for another three months. The obstruction which usually causes ascites can be either a large-sized clot of thrombus in the inferior vena cava, or cirrhosis of the liver which prevents circulation inside the liver. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are used to treat the specific obstruction which is the known cause of the pathology in affected individuals. Ayurvedic herbal medicines with act on the clot and gradually dissolve the clot are given for prolonged periods in high doses, in order to reverse the condition. Alternatively, Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific action on the liver cells and prevent death, degeneration and cirrhosis of the liver cells are used for prolonged periods. During this treatment, dead cells, toxins, and other debris are formed as a part of treatment which are then flushed out of the body through the blood circulation either through the gastrointestinal tract or through the kidneys. Regular, mild purgation is also given in order to achieve this flushing out of toxins as well as to remove the accumulated fluid in the abdominal cavity. Treatment is usually required for periods ranging from 9 to 15 months; however, most people affected with ascites, who take regular treatment can get significant benefit from Ayurvedic herbal treatment.



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Asthma

Bronchial asthma is a medical condition in which there are recurrent episodes of breathlessness and wheezing in the lungs, usually resulting from allergy to dust mite, pollen grain, dust and different foodstuffs. Bronchial asthma is a chronic condition which can seriously affect quality of life and result in frequent absences from school or work places. The modern management of bronchial asthma involves the use of oral medication as well as different types of inhalers, which serve to control an attack as well as gradually reduce the frequency of episodes; however, these treatments cannot completely eradicate the disease.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Asthma

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for bronchial asthma is aimed at treating the pathology in the lungs as well as increasing the strength and resistance power of the respiratory mucosa so as to gradually reduce symptoms as well as the frequency and severity of recurrent episodes. The large airways in the lungs are believed to have increased reactivity in individuals affected with bronchial asthma. This leads to chronic inflammation in the lungs with an increased amount of mucous production which blocks the airways and further aggravates breathlessness. The chronic inflammation gradually leads to permanent damage of the respiratory mucosa within the lungs. Ayurvedic herbal medicines treat the inflammation in the lungs and gradually reduce the amount of mucous production as well as hyper-reactivity of the airways. In addition, some herbal medicines have a direct and specific action on the respiratory mucosa and help in a complete healing of the mucosa along with strengthening so that it gradually becomes immune to offending substances. This gradually leads to a reduction in the frequency and severity of the episodes of bronchial asthma. Once this stage is achieved, further treatment is given in order to improve the overall immune status of the individual as well as strengthen the lungs considerably, so that this condition is significantly controlled and possibly cured. Most individuals affected with bronchial asthma require regular treatment periods ranging from sixto nine months. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the management and treatment of bronchial asthma.



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Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is also known as atopic eczema or eczema. This disease causes characteristic inflammation of the skin followed by oozing, crusting and later dryness and fissuring of the skin. This condition is present both in children as well as in adults; the skin-wise distribution of the disease is different in children as compared to adults. Individuals who are allergic or have a family atopy (tendency of immediate onset allergic reactions) are usually predisposed to this condition and may also concurrently suffer from other allergic conditions like allergic rhinitis (hay fever), asthma, and food allergies. Conventional treatment is in the form of local moisturizer applications, and steroids in the form of local application or oral medication.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Atopic Dermatitis

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for atopic dermatitis is aimed at reducing the sensitivity of affected individuals as well as strengthening the skin, subcutaneous tissue, as well as the local muscular structures in the affected lesions. Herbal treatment is given to treat and strengthen the blood tissue as well as skin and subcutaneous tissue. Herbal medicines are also given to improve the immunity of the skin as well as general immune status of affected individuals. Treatment is usually in the form of oral medication supplemented by local applications. Individuals suffering from very chronic or severe forms of the disease can also be given additional treatment modalities like Panchkarma procedures, which bring about detoxification and purification of affected body tissues. Depending upon the severity of the disease, Ayurvedic herbal treatment needs to be given for periods ranging from two to six months. Almost all individuals affected with the disease can be cured completely. Affected individuals need to make adequate lifestyle modifications and diet restrictions in order to prevent and avoid aggravation or recurrence of the disease.



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Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a medical condition in which the upper chambers of the heart beat at an abnormally fast rate. This results in dysfunctional blood circulation, which causes breathlessness, chest pain, fainting, and an increased risk of the formation of blood clots and other complications. There are multiple causes of atrial fibrillation which need to be investigated thoroughly in order to effectively treat this condition.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

Ayurvedic medicines have a very good corrective action for the treatment of heart related medical conditions like irregular heart beats, conduction blocks, heart failure, and dilated heart. Angina pains, and recurrent heart attacks, which result from blocked coronary arteries, can also be effectively treated with Ayurvedic medicines. Conduction defects of the heart include atrial fibrillation, bundle branch block, ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. These conditions can be treated effectively with Ayurvedic medicines. In addition to treating the conduction defects, known causes also have to be treated concurrently. The scope of Ayurvedic treatment in such problems related to the heart is highlighted in patient testimonials such as the one given below: “Dear Dr Mundewadi, I really think your Ayurvedic medicine has saved me: last December 2010, I was taken to hospital for atrial fibrillation and given some medicine, multaq, which made me very weak, I could not have any activity, just go from bed to my armchair, and back to bed. I turned to Ayurvedic medicine, and Dr Mundewadi sent me his medication for atrial fibrillation; by that time I had stopped taking multaq because of its side effects and replaced it with a beta-blocker. I took the Ayurvedic medicine as well as the beta-blocker for 3 months, and at the end of May, went to my cardiologist who could not find any sign of atrial fibrillation; he told me to stop my beta-blocker and everything is fine, I am only taking warfarin and if all goes well, I will stop it in 6 months. I think it is a pity Ayurvedic medicine is not well known outside India; I think Indian doctors should make their medicine known all over the world. PS: Please feel free to use this testimonial, but just sign it with my initials, F.L.H., from France”.



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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is also known as ADHD and is a medical condition in which the affected individual is not able to focus and concentrate on a specific task or purpose. This can affect the individual's ability to be productive, and may also adversely affect social relationships and self-esteem. Three types of ADHD are usually seen: Primarily hyperactive type is rarely seen; primarily inattentive type is seen more in girls and in adults of both sexes; and the most common type is the combined inattentive and hyperactive type. Genetics is considered to be the primary cause for ADHD although environmental factors also contribute to its occurrence. This condition results from an imbalance of neurotransmitters in some parts of the brain, which may be underdeveloped in some people affected with ADHD.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for ADHD is aimed at strengthening the central nervous system, especially the brain and normalizing and regulating the function of the neurotransmitters in the brain. Treatment is also given according to the specific type of ADHD seen in the affected individual. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which act on the nerve cells as well as the brain are used in high doses for prolonged periods. In addition, medicines which act on the blood tissue and which improve the circulation of the brain and provide proper nutrients to it, are used in combination with the above-mentioned medicines. Depending upon the type of ADHD and the age of the affected individual, different types of herbal and herbomineral medicines are used in the management and treatment of ADHD. Certain Ayurvedic Panchkarma treatment procedure such as Shiro-Basti and Shirodhara may also be very effective in the treatment of ADHD; however, these procedure may be difficult or contraindicated in smaller children. Most individuals affected with severe type of ADHD may require treatment for about six to nine months in order to achieve significant benefit from treatment. However, Ayurvedic herbal treatment is very effective in treating the symptoms of ADHD and dramatically changing the life of the affected individual. Ayurvedic herbal treatment thus has a significant role to play in the management and treatment of ADHD.



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Autism

Autism is a medical condition classified as a neuro-developmental disorder in which boys are more affected than girls, and display problems with social interactions, impaired verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as repetitive behaviour, along with narrow and restricted interests. Environmental, immunological, and metabolic factors contribute to causing autism, while genetics is believed to play the most important role. The modern management of children with autism consists of behavioural therapy combined with specific education, and periodical assessment by a multidisciplinary team.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Autism

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for autism involves the use of herbal medicines which have a known affinity for the central nervous system and which strengthen the brain cells as well as the connections between the brain synapses. Herbal medicines need to be given for prolonged periods in high doses in order to bring about a noticeable improvement in children affected with autism; however, since herbal medicines have a very wide safety margin, there are no concerns about the prolonged use of these medicines even in children, and no major side-effects of treatment are observed. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also given improve verbal and non-verbal communication in affected children. Herbal medicines are also given to improve neuromuscular coordination as well as improve the functioning of all the sense organs. This brings about a wholesome improvement in affected individuals, and significant improvement can be seen within about four to six months of starting treatment. Ayurvedic herbal treatment needs to be given for about 9 to12 months in order to bring about a complete control of most of the dysfunctional symptoms which are normally seen in autism. Ayurvedic herbal treatment thus has a significant role to play in the management and treatment of children affected with autism.



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Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)

Auto immune hemolytic anemia, also known in short is AIHA, is a disease related to the blood cells. Normally red blood cells have a lifespan of 100 to120 days; in this disease the cells get destroyed prematurely within a few days or weeks, and in severe cases may cause acute anemia and require blood transfusions. Affected individuals display symptoms of mild jaundice and anemia. The liver and spleen may be enlarged. As the name of this disease suggests, this disease has an auto immune origin. The dysfunctional auto-immune status may result from infections, drugs and diseases like chronic auto immune disorders and cancers. Treatment is usually with steroids and immune suppressants; if this does not work, splenectomy is a viable surgical option.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for AIHA is usually aimed at treating any known cause for the disease. In addition, medicines which improve the immune status of the body are used in high doses. Medicines which act on the liver and spleen are also used in high doses. These medicines need to be given for chronic periods ranging from 8 to 12 months. A combination of such Ayurvedic medicines gradually helps to improve the blood picture and improve the viable lifespan of red blood cells. This gradually normalizes the size of the spleen and reduces the need for blood transfusions. AIHA is a rare disease which is quite refractory to conventional treatment. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can bring about significant improvement in such patients and cause long-term or permanent remission of the disease.



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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip (AVN)

Avascular necrosis of the hip is a medical condition in which, due to various reasons, the blood supply to the head of the hip joint reduces drastically. This results in a gradual deterioration of the structure of the hip joint, resulting in a destruction of the hip bone head. This causes severe pain to the affected person and also results in impaired mobility of the hip joint. There are no modern medicines which can halt the progress of this disease or reverse the damage done to the hip joint. Modern treatment consists of controlling pain and graded mobility exercises of the joint. The standard treatment for advanced avascular necrosis of the joint is surgical correction, whereby the hip joint is either repaired or replaced.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip (AVN)

Ayurvedic medicines can be utilised judiciously to treat avascular necrosis of hip. Ayurvedic medicines help to restore normal blood supply to the hip joint and also provide sufficient nutrition and calcium to the hip joint to help restore and reorganise the structure of the hip joint. In addition, pain also needs to be controlled effectively in order to maintain the morale of the affected individual. Local application of medicated oils and fomentation also helps in reducing pain to some extent. The main treatment of avascular necrosis of hip is to help reorganise the hip joint to the maximum extent possible. The amount of improvement obtained with medicines depends upon the degree of damage done when the patient opts for Ayurvedic treatment. However, irrespective of when treatment is commenced, all people affected with avascular necrosis of hip improve to some extent. Usually, treatment is required from four to six months in order to give significant relief to the patient. Most of the people affected with avascular necrosis of the hip can resume their normal day-to-day activities and lead a near normal life. Ayurvedic treatment is thus very important in the treatment of avascular necrosis of hip.



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Baldness (Alopecia)

Baldness or hair loss was initially considered to be clearly age related; however, premature baldness is being seen quite often even in very young men and women, often due to diverse factors such as genetics, diseases, medications, stress, and injury or damage to the hair. Generalised hair loss is known as alopecia, while small and circular bald patches on the scalp are known as alopecia areata. The latter is usually due to immune dysfunction.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Baldness (Alopecia)

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for baldness is aimed at treating the known cause for the condition as well as providing nourishment to the scalp and to the hair follicles. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which are known to act on the skin as well as on the hair tissue are used for several months in order to reduce the rate of hair fall and to increase the growth rate. According to Ayurvedic pathophysiology, hair is considered to be a sub-tissue of the bone and therefore treatment for baldness includes treatment to strengthen the bone tissue as well as to normalise and regulate the metabolism of bone tissue. This treatment is both in the form of oral medication as well as local application of medicated oils on the scalp. Local application is usually done in the form of a light massage of the medicated oil from the base of the neck right up to the forehead once a day, usually at night or about one hour prior to taking a bath. In addition to treating known causes for hair loss such as disease, injury and damage to hair and the use of medications, it is very important to treat chronic stress which is not usually reported by the affected individual and can cause several insidious symptoms in addition to premature hair loss. The addition of herbal anti-stress medication to other treatment for baldness brings about very fast improvement and hair fall reduces noticeably in a short period. Most individuals require treatment for periods ranging from 4to 8 months, at the end of which affected individuals report a growth of thick and luxuriant hair. It is equally important to maintain a good and healthy as well as balanced diet, and adopt a healthy lifestyle.



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Bedwetting (Nocturnal enuresis)

Bedwetting is also known as nocturnal enuresis and is defined as bedwetting in children aged five years or more, having at least one or two episodes per week over at least a three month period. Children up to seven years usually grow out of this condition and may not require treatment; however children more than 8 years of age having nocturnal enuresis usually require treatment in order to avoid social embarrassment and adversely affecting academic performance.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Bedwetting (Nocturnal enuresis)

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for bedwetting is aimed at treating the known cause of the condition as well as treating any known causes or contributing factors which may be perpetuating or aggravating the condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific action on the neuromuscular activity related to the urinary bladder are used for periods of two to four months in order to bring about a good control of the bladder sphincter in the affected child. These medicines improve the tone of the bladder muscles as well as bring about a gradual voluntary control of the sphincter of the urinary bladder. It is equally important to investigate into psychological factors like fear, anxiety and social ills like bullying, ragging and abuse, since bedwetting may originate as a consequence of these situations. Other medical conditions like chronic constipation, recurrent diarrhoea and worm infestation can also contribute to bedwetting. All such contributory factors need the appropriate treatment as well as counseling. Most children having nocturnal enuresis need regular treatment for about two to four months, after which the dosage of medicines as well as the frequency can be reduced gradually and then stopped completely in another month or two, so as to prevent a recurrence of the condition. Almost all children suffering from this condition recover completely with regular Ayurvedic herbal treatment.



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Behcet's Syndrome

Behcet's Syndrome is also known as Behcet's disease and consists of symptoms such as mouth and genital ulcers and inflammation around the pupil of the eye which is known as uveitis. This disease mainly involves inflammation and can affect the arteries, veins, retina, brain, joints, skin and intestines. This condition is seen mostly in people from the Eastern Mediterranean and Asia, and is known to be strongly related to genetic and environmental factors.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Behcet's Syndrome

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Behcet's syndrome mainly involves treatment of the inflammation of the affected organs and systems in the individual affected with this condition. Treatment is also directed towards treatment of the mouth and oral ulcers, with a special attention to inflammation in the eyes. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a strong anti-inflammatory action are used in high doses in this condition. Medicines which act on the blood tissue as well as lymph tissue are used primarily in the treatment of this condition. Additional treatment depends upon treatment of the specific organ involved. Medicines which have a specific action on the arteries, veins, joints, skin, the intestines, the eye and the brain are used in combination with the above-mentioned medicines. The combination of medicines depends upon the specific symptoms and severity as presenting in the affected individual. Most individuals affected with Behcet's syndrome need regular treatment for about six to nine months in order to be completely free from this disease and to prevent recurrence of the symptoms. Once a remission of symptoms is seen, medicines can be reduced gradually so that the affected individual is maintained on a very low dose of Ayurvedic herbal medicines, with a view to prevent recurrence. It is important to look out for symptoms of the eye in order to prevent a loss of vision. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the successful management and treatment of Behcet's syndrome.



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Bell's Palsy

Bell's palsy is a medical condition in which the affected individual gets paralyzed on one side of the face and may also have a dysfunction of the sense of taste, salivation, and tear formation. Bell's palsy usually occurs due to damage to the facial nerve. Usually, this condition resolves spontaneously within a few weeks to a few months; however, a few affected individuals may have permanent residual facial weakness.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Bell's Palsy

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Bell's palsy is aimed at treating the damage to the facial nerve as well as treating any other known causes for the condition, including damage to the circulation in the brain. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a direct action on the facial nerve are used in high doses for a few weeks, to bring about an early a remission of this condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which are useful in this condition usually have different modes of action which include directly strengthening the nerve cells and the communication between the nerve cells, as well as normalizing the microcirculation to the nerve. The main treatment for Bell's palsy is by oral medication; however, this treatment can be supplemented by localized therapy in the form of application of medicated oils on the affected part of the face followed by medicated steam fomentation. This brings about earlier results and reduces the treatment time. Most individuals affected with Bell's palsy require treatment for about 4 to 12 weeks in order to get a complete remission from the condition. It is also important to treat other contributing causes such as high blood pressure, diabetes and atherosclerosis. An individual who does not respond adequately to treatment may require more investigations in order to correctly diagnose the medical condition and any hidden causes for it. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the management and treatment of Bell's palsy.



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Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

Benign prostatic hypertrophy, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia is a non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland in men, which occurs with natural ageing. The growth of the prostate gland causes constriction of the urethra, causing symptoms such as slower passage and dribbling of urine. This condition is usually treated with medications or surgery.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

While commencing treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy, it is important to rule out any cancerous growth of the prostate gland. Once malignancy has been ruled out, Ayurvedic herbal medicines can be given which have an anti-inflammatory effect and also gradually reduce the size of the prostate. As the prostate gland reduces in size, the obstruction to the flow of urine reduces, and urine flow reverts to normal. The advantage of using Ayurvedic herbal medicines in the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy is that these medicines can be used on a long-term basis even in the elderly population without any risk of serious adverse effects. The additional advantage of Ayurvedic herbal medicines is that, while these medicines have a curative effect on benign prostatic hyper trophy, these medicines also act equally well on the kidneys and help these organs to function at an optimum level. Ayurvedic herbal medicines need to be used for a period of about three to six months, so as to completely cure patients affected with benign prostatic hypertrophy. A full course of treatment also helps prevent recurrence of the condition even after completely stopping all medicines. Most Ayurvedic herbal medicines which are useful in benign prostatic hypertrophy also act as immunomodulatory agents and therefore bring about a feeling of well-being in patients affected with this condition, who are usually from the elderly population. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the management and complete treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy.



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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric medical condition in which an affected individual experiences alternating patterns of manic and depressive illness. Some people experience both type of symptoms simultaneously. While the exact cause for bipolar disorder is unknown, it is believed that biochemical, genetic, and environmental factors are responsible for triggering this condition. Bipolar disorder is a chronic condition and according to the modern system of medicine, most affected individuals require psychiatric medication as well as counseling and regular supervision, possibly life-long.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Bipolar Disorder

The Ayurvedic herbal treatment for bipolar disorder is aimed at providing symptomatic treatment for the manic or depressive episodes; in addition, treatment is also provided to treat the brain cells and correct possible abnormalities within the brain cells and their connecting neurotransmitters. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are given to provide sedation and correction of aggressive and psychotic behaviour in individuals who have manic episodes. Individuals who have depressive episodes are given Ayurvedic herbal medicines which treat and cure the depression. In addition, herbal medicines are given to people affected with bipolar disorder so as to strengthen the nervous system and the brain cells, and normalize the neurotransmitters in the brain. These medicines are continued on a long-term basis so as to treat the root cause of bipolar disorder. These medicines usually are required for about six to nine months in order to produce significant results in patients severely affected with bipolar disorder, while those with mild to moderate symptoms may require treatment for lesser durations. To sum up, most people affected with bipolar disorder can be managed very well with Ayurvedic herbal treatment and can be assisted to lead near normal lives.



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Bleeding Disorders and Hereditary Anemias

Bleeding disorders include different diseases like Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) and heamophilia A, B and C, Hereditary anemias include diseases like Thalassemia Beta major and minor and sickle-cell anemia. Ayurvedic herbal treatment has immense scope in the management of these diseases, since there is no known treatment or cure for these conditions in the modern system of medicine.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Bleeding Disorders and Hereditary Anemias

Simple herbal medicines can be used to treat HHT and heamophilia to such an extent that all the symptoms of bleeding and its long term complications can be prevented for several months or even up to several years. This results in preventing long term complications, and brings about an overall improvement in quality of life as well as morbidity and mortality. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can also increase the hemoglobin count in hereditary anemias such as Thalassemia and sickle-cell anemia. The tendency of the rupture of the RBCs in the blood can be decreased significantly with the help of Ayurvedic herbal treatment. This reduces complications such as acute pain crises, arthritis, infections, fatigue, low blood count, leg ulcers, liver and spleen congestion, and damage to the lungs, heart and eyes, Both in terms of simplicity of treatment as well as safety from adverse effects, Ayurvedic treatment has a strong edge over other treatment modalities and can definitely redefine the management and treatment of bleeding disorders as well as hereditary anemias.



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Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a medical condition in which the outer part of the eyelids gets inflamed and cause symptoms like redness and watering of eyes, burning sensation, swelling and itching of the eyelids, followed by crusting. If allowed to continue, this condition may later on cause a loss of the eyelashes. Obstruction, inflammation, and infection of the oil glands present in the eyelashes are believed to cause this condition, and this pathology usually occurs because of bacterial infection, dandruff, and obstruction of the oil glands in the eyelids. The modern management of blepharitis usually consists of giving antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications; however, this condition is quite resistant to treatment. Local antibiotic ointments can also be used in the eye and as well as on the eyelids.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Blepharitis

Ayurvedic herbal treatment is very effective in the management and complete treatment of blepharitis. This treatment is both safe as well as highly effective, and can completely prevent recurrence of this condition. Most people affected with blepharitis who take conventional treatment usually complain of a lack of response to medicines, or a temporary improvement, followed by a recurrence of the condition. All such people who have blepharitis can take advantage of Ayurvedic herbal treatments in order to completely cure this problem as well prevent a recurrence of the condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which are used in the treatment of blepharitis reduce the inflammation and blockage in the eyelids and ensure proper secretion of oil from the oil glands. Ayurvedic medicines also treat bacterial infection as well prevent a recurrence of infection. These medicines remove the dead tissue from the eyelids as well as toxins resulting from the blockage and infection. In addition, Ayurvedic herbal medicines also improve the local as well as the general immunity of the affected individual. These mechanisms of action of Ayurvedic Herbal medicines treat the blepharitis completely and ensure that there is no recurrence of the condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines can thus be judiciously used in the treatment and cure of blepharitis.



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Body Odour

Body odour is the unpleasant smell emanating from the body due to excessive sweating. In itself, sweat is odourless; however, bacterial infection of the sweat results in a characteristic unpleasant odour. This is usually present more in males than in females, since men tend to sweat more. Body odour is more likely to come from special body parts such as from the underarms, genital area and from below the breasts.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Body Odour

Management of body odour is usually not a major issue for most individuals. Daily hygiene of the body, including a regular bath, shaving axillary and genital hair, using deodorants sprays and powders, and the regular use of cotton clothes and socks, is usually sufficient to avoid body odour due to sweating. However, some individuals continue to suffer from body odour in spite of observing a daily good hygiene. In addition, certain medical conditions like obesity and diabetes, and the use of spicy food, can result in excessive sweating, thereby resulting in body odour. Individuals who suffer from excessive sweating and who complain of body odour usually face social embarrassment, and therefore opt for medical treatment of the body odour. The Ayurvedic management for such individuals includes treating infection, reducing sweating, and also controlling stress which can cause excessive sweating. Medicines can be used in the form of local applications, as well as oral medication. Local applications reduce the tendency of excessive sweating, soothe inflamed skin and treat or reduce bacterial infection. Oral medication acts on the nervous system and thereby reduces stress as well as the tendency for excessive sweating. In addition, oral medications also have a soothing action on the skin and help to fight body odour. It is equally important to treat the contributory factors of body odour such as obesity and diabetes. Needless to say, the maintenance of good personal hygiene is a must in the management of body odour. With proper hygiene and Ayurvedic medication, most people affected with body odour get relief within four to six weeks of treatment. Such individuals can then continue without medication by just following proper hygienic practices and avoiding the risk factors for body odour, such as using spicy food and the intake of red meat and alcohol.



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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a very common type of cancer and a leading cause of death in women. Breast cancer consists mainly of ductal cancer and lobular cancer, and involves environmental factors as well as risk factors such as increasing age, a personal history or a family history. The modern management of breast cancer usually involves a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormonal therapy.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Breast Cancer

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for breast cancer is aimed at treating the primary tumour, treating the cancer cells present in the blood and lymph circulation, as well as treating any known metastases of the disease. The treatment consists partly of using general herbal medicines which are useful in cancer and partly utilizing medicines which have a specific action on the breast tissue. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which act primarily on the lymph, the blood, fat, as well as muscle tissue are used in high doses in combination so as to treat the primary tumour aggressively and bring about a remission at the earliest. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific action on the circulation are also used together along with the above-mentioned medicines so that the spread of the disease to other organs of the body can be prevented or slowed down. In addition, if the affected individual already has known metastases in other parts of the body, the secondary tumours are treated according to the specific organ involved. Most women affected with breast cancer need aggressive and regular treatment for about 9 to12 months in order to get a complete remission from the cancer, to prevent a spread or recurrence of the disease, and to significantly bring about an improvement in the survival rate. Ayurvedic herbal medicines can also be used in combination with conventional therapy, in order to improve the quality of life and survival in women affected with severe and advanced breast cancer. Ayurvedic herbal medicines thus have a significant role to play in the management and treatment of breast cancer.



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Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis is a medical condition which involves an abnormal dilatation of the proximal and medium sized airways in the lungs. This is a chronic and obstructive lung disease with symptoms which include breathlessness, severe cough and hemoptysis. Severe affliction with this medical condition can result in a complete collapse of the airways, and can cause significant morbidity and mortality. The common causes of bronchiectasis include recurrent lung infections, bronchial obstruction, hereditary lung disorders, and some auto immune diseases.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Bronchiectasis

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for bronchiectasis involves treatment of the inflammation of the airways in the lungs as well as treatment to reverse the abnormal dilatation of these parts. Treatment is also aimed at any known cause of the disease. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a strong anti-inflammatory action and also have a specific affinity for the respiratory tract as well as the lungs, are used in high doses for prolonged periods in order to bring about a significant improvement in the pathology of bronchiectasis, which in turn relieves symptoms significantly. Ayurvedic herbal treatment is also aimed at treating recurrent lung infections as well as recurrent allergic conditions such as bronchial asthma, as well as chronic bronchitis. If the affected individual is known to suffer from some auto immune disorder, this condition also needs to be treated concurrently. In addition to giving Ayurvedic herbal medicines to reduce the inflammation and dilatation, herbal medicines are also given to improve the strength of the lungs as well as the respiratory mucosa. Most people affected with bronchiectasis need regular treatment for about six to eight months in order to get significant improvement from the symptoms and to get noticeable relief from recurrent attacks of lung infections. Usually, people affected with bronchiectasis also require treatment to bring about an improvement in the general strength and stamina of the body, so as to bring about a general improvement in the patient’s condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines can thus these judiciously utilised in the successful management and treatment of bronchiectasis.



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Bullous Pemphigoid

Bullous pemphigoid is a medical condition in which blisters appear on the skin or mucous membrane, accompanied with itching, oozing, burning sensation, discomfort and pain. This condition is comparatively rare and is usually seen in elderly people. Bullous pemphigoid usually results from a disturbed immunity. Steroids are usually used in the treatment of this condition, and can only temporarily control the symptoms and the rash. These medicines usually are not successful in completely curing the condition.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Bullous Pemphigoid

Ayurvedic medicines are particularly very effective in the treatment of bullous pemphigoid. These medicines not only boost the immunity of the body, but also act directly on the skin and subcutaneous tissue, and help treat the disease completely. Herbal medicines also act on the blood and remove toxins and impurities present in the blood, which are responsible for causing this disease. Ayurvedic medicines improve the general immunity of the body as well as the specific immunity and healing capacity of the skin and mucous membranes. Treatment for about four to six months is usually required to help control the blisters and heal all the lesions, both in the skin as well as in the mucous membrane. While these medicines have a corrective action, they also act on the liver and kidneys and bring about detoxification of the body, so that further recurrence of the condition is prevented. In addition, these medicines also help to strengthen the defense mechanism of the body so that other diseases are also prevented. Local application in the form of ointments containing different herbs can also be used along with oral medication, in order to accelerate the healing process. Some patients affected with bullous pemphigoid may have considerably reduced immunity because of which the disease presents in a very severe form. Such patients may require aggressive Ayurvedic therapy, with medicines being used in very high doses. However, the advantage of Ayurvedic medicines in this situation is that high doses of medicines can be used without any adverse effects. Ayurvedic medicines therefore prove to be quite effective in the complete treatment of bullous pemphigoid.



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Bursitis

A bursa is a small, fluid filled sac present near the joints and performs the function of lubricating and cushioning pressure points between the bones, tendons and muscles in the joints. An overuse of joints, direct trauma or stressed out joints can cause bursitis, in which the affected individual experiences a dull ache or stiffness near joints with an increase of pain due to pressure or movement. In most affected patients, the swollen or inflamed bursa can be seen, especially if present just below the skin; for example, bursitis just below the knee is usually caused because of excessive kneeling work, and the inflamed bursa can be seen as a swollen cyst just below the knee. Infection, arthritis, or gout can also cause bursitis.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Bursitis

The Ayurvedic herbal treatment for bursitis consists of giving medicines which reduce the inflammation, pain and swelling in the bursa and give relief to the affected individual. Most modern medicines which have an anti-inflammatory action are usually not very useful or successful in the treatment of chronic bursitis. Ayurvedic herbal medicines have a more pronounced anti-inflammatory action which treats the inflamed bursa and facilitates the lubricating and cushioning function, which is markedly reduced in bursitis. Local application of Ayurvedic herbal medicines can also be done in the form of herbal ointments, pastes, and medicated oils. Local application also provides immediate relief from pain and stiffness of movement. Soothing ointments need to be used where redness and inflammation can be seen in the bursa. If there is no redness but there is pain and swelling in the bursa, then irritant and pain relieving ointments can be used which also reduce the swelling. Ayurvedic herbal treatment needs to be given for about two to six weeks in order to bring about complete relief in people affected with bursitis. In order to prevent recurrence, the affected individual needs to be given proper advice to make lifestyle changes so as to prevent recurrence of the condition.



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Cancer

Cancer is defined as an abnormal growth of cells in any organ or tissue of the body which in the longer run proves to be destructive and life-threatening. Depending upon which organ or body part are affected and also the type of cell growth in the tumour, cancer is given different names. Different types of cancers have different growth rates and varying long-term outcomes; with some cancers been highly amenable to treatment while others are notoriously difficult to treat. The modern management of cancer includes a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy. Even with the latest advancements in treatment, most cancers still have a grim long-term outlook.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cancer

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for cancer is aimed at treating the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells, preventing its spread to other parts of the body, as well as treating secondary tumours present in the body. An important aspect of Ayurvedic treatment is to boost the immune status of the affected individual in order to help the body in its fight against the cancer, as well as to maintain the strength and stamina of the patient. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific action on uncontrolled division of cells are used in high doses and for prolonged periods in order to treat the cancer and bring about a remission at the earliest. Other herbal medicines which have a specific action on the affected organ, tissue, or system are also added to the above-mentioned medicines, so that the combination works faster and in a more predictable manner. Cancer cells spread in the body through the blood circulation as well as the lymphatic circulation, or by a direct physical spread from adjoining organs. Medicines are also used to prevent the spread of cancer cells and to destroy the cancer cells present in the blood or lymphatic circulation. In addition, if the affected individual has known secondary tumours, these are also treated specifically with appropriate Ayurvedic herbal medicines. Immunomodulatory herbal medicines are also used in high doses in order to fortify the fight against the cancer. Most individuals affected with cancer need aggressive and regular treatment for periods ranging from six to eighteen months. Ayurvedic treatment can also be given in combination with conventional modern treatment. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can induce a remission in most types of cancer and can definitely increase the lifespan as well as the quality of life of affected individuals.



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Cancer of Larynx

Cancer of the larynx is also known as laryngeal cancer and is a squamous cell type of carcinoma of the voice box situated in the throat. This cancer is seen more in men, especially those who smoke and drink alcohol excessively or are exposed to asbestos or sulphuric acid. The common symptoms of laryngeal cancer include a hoarseness of voice, cough, breathlessness, and a feeling of a lump in the neck. The modern management of this condition includes the use of radiation therapy, surgery, and chemotherapy.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cancer of Larynx

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for cancer of larynx is aimed at treating the primary tumour, treating the symptoms of the condition, giving treatment to prevent its spread to other parts of the body, as well as treating the known causes for this condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which treat uncontrolled growth of cells in general, are used for the treatment of cancer of the larynx; in addition, specific herbal medicines which act on the larynx are used in order to bring about an early response in the treatment of this tumour. Herbal medicines which act on the blood and lymph tissue are also given in order to destroy the cancer cells present in the circulation, so as to prevent a spread of the cancer in the body. If the affected individual has known metastases of the laryngeal cancer, these new growths need to be treated separately with medicines specific to the affected organs. In combination with the above treatment, medicines also need to be given to boost the immune status of the patients affected with laryngeal cancer, in order to help the body fight against this cancer. Immunomodulation with herbal medicines helps to maintain the strength and vitality of the patient, brings about a significant improvement with treatment, and considerably reduces the treatment time. A robust immune system definitely helps in bringing about a complete remission of the cancer, provided treatment is started at the earliest and continued regularly till complete remission is obtained. Overall, most people affected with laryngeal cancer require treatment for about six to nine months in order to get significant improvement from this condition. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be utilised in the management and treatment of laryngeal cancer.



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Cancer of the Uterus

Cancer of the uterus is cancer affecting the different layers of the uterus, but is usually most common in the inner lining of the uterus known as endometrium. Hence, this cancer is also known as uterine cancer or endometrial cancer. The common risk factors for cancer of the uterus include age over 50, white race, obesity, colorectal cancer, overgrowth of endometrium also known as endometrial hyperplasia, and a history of having taken hormone replacement therapy. The common symptoms of this disease include unusual vagina bleeding or discharge, pelvic pain and tenderness, painful intercourse, and difficult or painful urination. The modern management of uterine cancer includes surgery, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cancer of the Uterus

The Ayurvedic management of uterine cancer includes treatment of the main tumor, treatment of the neighboring lymph nodes, as well as treatment of cancer cells present in the blood circulation as well as in other sites of the body. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are used which directly act on the uterus, especially the uterine muscle and mucosa. This treatment includes two types of herbal medicines: the first type includes medicines which have a direct affinity for the uterus and other pelvic organs; the other type includes medicines which act against abnormal growth of cells, and destroys the cancer cells. Herbal medicines are also added in order to flush these cancer cells out of the body either through the gastrointestinal tract or theough the kidneys and urinary system. In addition, medicines are also given to prevent the spread of the cancer to the lymph channels and the blood circulation. If the affected individual has some known metastases of uterine cancer in some other part of the body, additional medicines are given to treat the new cancer growths. With the above mentioned treatments, it is also important to use herbal medicines to boost the immunity of the affected individual. This helps the body to fight against the cancer, thereby decreasing treatment time and improving the results. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the management and treatment of uterine cancer.



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Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is a medical condition in which the muscles of the heart get affected due to various reasons such as high blood pressure, acute infections, episodes of heart attack, and other diseases related to the heart and lungs. Cardiomyopathy renders the heart unable to efficiently pump blood to the body, resulting in heart failure, circulatory failure, thrombosis and other complications. Cardiomyopathy can be of the different types: dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cardiomyopathy

The modern management of cardiomyopathy depends upon the type and the severity of the condition. Modern management however, is mostly supportive in nature and is not curative. Ayurvedic treatment can be applied in the management of cardiomyopathy since it has more specific action on the heart muscles and can therefore provide specific results and a possible cure for the condition. An accurate diagnosis of the condition is essential before commencing treatment. Treatment differs according to the different types of cardiomyopathy. Dilated cardiomyopathy is treated with Ayurvedic medicines which provide strength and contractile capacity to the heart muscles. These medicines improve the efficiency of the heart and rapidly correct the condition of dilated cardiomyopathy. In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, medicines are given which act on the cardiac muscles and reduce the size of the muscles, which have hypertrophied. This treatment takes a longer time to have effect; however, the pumping action of the heart improves slowly and in a definite manner. Restrictive cardiomyopathy is a condition in which, usually, the heart muscles contract and reduce the circulatory space within the heart. In this situation, Ayurvedic medicines can be given to reduce the constrictive action on the heart, so as to improve the heart function. Associated conditions with cardiomyopathy also need to be treated concurrently, in addition to treating any visible complications of the condition. Ayurvedic treatment can therefore be judiciously applied in the management of the different types of cardiomyopathy.



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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a medical condition affecting the wrist, in which repetitive moments of the fingers, usually occupational, such as uninterrupted typing, cause a swelling of the fibrous tissue in the wrist. This swelling in turn exerts pressure on the median nerve, thereby causing numbness, tingling and pain in the thumb, index and middle fingers. Other medical conditions can also cause the carpal tunnel syndrome such as obesity, pregnancy, arthritis, hyperthyroidism, diabetes and trauma. A similar condition occurring in the foot is known as tarsal tunnel syndrome; however, this condition is less common.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is mainly an occupational hazard for individuals engaged in administrative work, who need to do a lot of typing on a daily basis. This condition may also be seen commonly in patients affected with arthritis or who have undergone physical trauma. The Ayurvedic herbal treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome involves giving symptomatic treatment for pain and swelling as well as for the numbness and burning sensation. Treatment is also given to reduce the swelling in the fibrous tissue situated in the wrist. Ayurvedic herbal medicines have a good anti- inflammatory action, which reduces pain, swelling, as well as other symptoms related to carpal tunnel syndrome. This treatment can also be supported by local treatment in the form of local applications as well as fomentation. Ayurvedic herbal ointments, pastes, and medicated oils are used as local therapy. Local therapy also helps in quickly reducing pain and swelling related to the condition. Most people affected with carpal tunnel syndrome need to take Ayurvedic herbal treatment for about 1 to 2 months in order to get complete relief from the condition. People who present with an advanced condition also report symptoms of nerve damage. Such patients may require longer treatment, typically lasting for about four to six months. However, almost all patients affected with carpal tunnel syndrome recover completely with Ayurvedic herbal treatment. It is equally important for the patient to reduce the cause of the condition, in order to get earlier relief and to prevent recurrence of the condition.



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Cataract

Cataract is an age related opacification of the natural lens which is present inside the eye. This lens helps to focus incoming light onto the retina, so that clear vision can be obtained. Cataract is formed due to loss of proteins in the lens caused by age related processes. Cataract can also be caused as a result of eye inflammation, excessive exposure to ultraviolet sun rays, eye surgery, diabetes, excessive smoking, the use of certain drugs, and may also be a congenital condition. Symptoms of cataract include blurred vision, increased shortsightedness, double vision, and difficulty in withstanding light glare.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cataract

The formation of cataract inside the eye can be seen right from the time it starts maturing, especially when an aged patient starts complaining of diminishing vision. A normal lens is completely clear and is not visible to the naked eye; however, a mature cataract is visible as an opaque circle. A mature cataract is usually treated in the modern system of medicine by surgical removal and replacement with a synthetic lens. However, Ayurvedic herbal treatment can be utilised in the prevention of cataract formation, and also for delaying a full maturation of the cataract. For this purpose, Ayurvedic herbal medicines are used which provide nourishment to the inner parts of the eye, including the lens. This keeps the inner environment of the eye healthy and prevents the effects of ageing. In addition, other herbal medicines which remove toxins and accumulated debris from the eye are used, in order to delay age related changes within the eye. Herbal medicines are also used to keep the body healthy and delay the generalised process of ageing within the body. Along with healthy lifestyle and a nourishing diet, such medicines contribute in delaying ageing in general for the entire body. Such herbal medicines are equally useful in preventing not only cataract but also other age related medical conditions and complications of the eye. Ayurvedic medicated herbal drops can also be used to keep the eyes healthy. It should however, be kept in mind that surgery and lens implantation is the best treatment option for a mature cataract.



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Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is also known as sprue, non tropical sprue, gluten enteropathy, and adult celiac disease. This is a disease of the small intestine in which the inner lining gets inflamed and destroyed due to an immunological reaction to gluten protein, which is present in wheat, rye, barley, and oats. This damage causes a reduction in the absorption of dietary nutrients and therefore causes nutritional, vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Symptoms of this condition include diarrhoea, malodorous flatulence, abdominal bloating, increased amounts of fat in the stool, weight loss, fluid retention, anemia, osteoporosis, easy bruising, peripheral neuropathy, infertility and muscle weakness. Therefore, individuals affected with this condition required vitamin and mineral supplements and should follow a gluten-free diet.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Celiac Disease

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for celiac disease is aimed at treating the root cause of the condition as well as giving symptomatic treatment. Herbal medicines which have a digestive action and improve absorption and assimilation of food are important in the management of this condition. These medicines can only be useful if these are combined with other medicines which can help improve and regenerate the inner lining of the small intestines. In addition, immunomodulatory herbal medicines are also used in order to prevent or cure the immunological reaction present within the small intestines. Individuals suffering from celiac disease for prolonged periods need an aggressive therapy in the form of progressively increasing doses of Ayurvedic medicines in order to bring about a regeneration of the inner lining of the small intestine, and a remission of all associated symptoms. These treatments are known as ‘Vardhmaan Rasayan’ in the Ayurvedic system of medicines. Treatment is generally required for about four to six months in order to bring about a complete remission of all symptoms. Individuals taking Ayurvedic treatment usually need to adopt a diet of yogurt, buttermilk, and juices and solutions of cereals, pulses and fruits.



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Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR)

Central serous retinopathy, aka CSR, is a disease of the eyes in which there is loss of vision due to accumulation of fluid beneath the retina. There is localised retinal detachment in mostly male patients aged 20 to 50. The loss of vision is usually painless and sudden. This condition may be significantly related to stress and the use of steroids. About 80 to 90% of affected individuals recover spontaneously within 6 months; however, the remaining 10% may have persistent symptoms or recurrent episodes. A variant known as type II CSR demonstrates more widespread retinal pathology and is associated with a more serious prognosis.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR)

In CSR, there is accumulation of choroidal fluid beneath the retina due to breaks in the retinal pigment epithelium. This condition can therefore be treated with Ayurvedic herbal medicines which reduce the accumulation of fluid and strengthen the retinal epithelium in order to prevent further leakage. Ayurvedic medicines are also given to strengthen all the components of the eye so as to be stress resistant so that there are no long-term recurrences of the condition. Treatment needs to be given for about three to four months in order to bring about a complete remission of the disease and significantly reduce chances of recurrence. Individuals with type II CSR may need to be treated more aggressively and for longer periods. Ayurvedic herbal eye drops can also be used to supplement the oral treatment. Some patients may need additional treatment for stress. Some individuals report concurrent problems of gastritis or kidney disease, which may need additional treatment.



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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder involving neuromuscular coordination, balance, and movement of the body. Cerebral palsy usually results from early brain damage within the first few months or years of life and may also result from infections such as bacterial meningitis or viral encephalitis, or from head injury. The symptoms of cerebral palsy include ataxia, spasticity, and a disturbed walking gait. In this condition, the muscles are either too stiff or too floppy and demonstrate exaggerated reflexes.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cerebral Palsy

Ayurvedic herbal Treatment for cerebral palsy is aimed at treating the primary dysfunction of the brain as well as improving muscular tone and strength and neuromuscular coordination. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a strengthening action on the brain and individual nerve cells are used in high doses for prolonged periods in order to bring about improvement in the symptoms related to cerebral palsy. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which specifically improve neuromuscular coordination and also have a specific action on the muscles are also used in combination with the above-mentioned medicines. Treatment for cerebral palsy is in the form of oral medication as well as localized application. Local applications include medicated oils which can be applied to specific affected parts of the body or to the entire body. Hot fomentation with medicated steam after the application of medicated oils also helps in improving muscular strength and tone. Herbal medicines which have a specific action on muscle and nerve tissue are basically very useful in the management and treatment of cerebral palsy. Most people affected with cerebral palsy need treatment for prolonged periods which range from six months to two years, in order to get significant improvement in their symptoms. However, it is important to note that Ayurvedic herbal treatment can bring about a significant improvement in the quality of life of individuals affected with cerebral palsy.



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Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women, and is a leading cause of death. Cervical cancer usually affects women in the age between 35 and 55. 80% of survival cancer is of the squamous cell carcinoma type, while adenocarcinoma makes up the balance 15%. Risk factors for cervical cancer include early sexual activity, multiple sexual partners, sexually transmitted diseases, heavy smoking, and a weak immune system. The modern management of cervical cancer includes a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cervical Cancer

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for cervical cancer is aimed at treating the primary tumour, preventing its spread to other parts of the body, and also treating any known metastases of the disease. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a general action on cancer cells are used in high doses in this disease. In addition, herbal medicines which have a specific action on the uterine muscle and cervix are also used in combination with the above-mentioned medicines. Ayurvedic medicines which act on the lymph and the blood tissue are used to prevent the spread of the cancer to other parts of the body. In addition, if the individual already has known metastases, these are treated according to the specific organ affected. Most women affected with cervical cancer needs aggressive and prolonged treatment for about six to nine months in order to get a remission from the tumour, to improve the quality of life, and to significantly improve the survival rate from this condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines can also be given concurrently along with conventional therapy, to improve the chances for a complete cure, and to prevent a recurrence of the condition. Ayurvedic herbal immunomodulatory drugs are also used in high doses in order to improve and strengthen the immune system of affected individuals. This helps in treating the cancer and maintaining the strength and stamina of affected individuals. Ayurvedic herbal treatment thus has a significant role to play in the management and treatment of cervical cancer.



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Cervical Spondylosis

The brachial nerve originates in the neck and extends down into both the arms till the hands. Cervical spondylosis is a disease which causes irritation of the brachial nerve, causing pain, tingling and numbness in the neck and shoulder, which radiates down to the arm and fingers. Cervical spondylosis usually has a gradual onset of pain due to degeneration of the vertebrae in the neck.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cervical Spondylosis

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for cervical spondylosis is aimed at treating the pain as well as halting and reversing the damage to the vertebrae in the neck region. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are given in order to provide nutrition to the vertebral bones, and improve circulation in this area so as to strengthen the bones of the vertebrae as well as the surrounding muscular tissue. In addition, medicines are also given to reduce the irritation of the brachial nerve as well as reduce pain, tingling and numbness resulting from the disease. This treatment can be provided in the form of oral medication as well as localised therapy. Local therapy is given in the form of application of medicated oils in the neck region as well as on the affected shoulder and arm, followed by fomentation of the area with medicated steam. This usually provides an immediate relief from pain and stiffness. The oral medication provides long-term treatment as well as a prevention of the condition. In addition to providing nutrition to the cervical vertebrae, the herbal medicines also facilitate early healing and opening up of the microcirculation in the cervical vertebrae, so that the degeneration of the vertebrae is reversed at the earliest. Physical exercises in the form of neck and shoulder exercises as well as grip exercises of the hands are also beneficial in the treatment of cervical spondylosis. Most individuals affected with this condition require Ayurvedic herbal treatment for about four to six months in order to get a complete relief from this condition. Ayurvedic herbal treatment thus as a definite role to play in the management and treatment of cervical spondylosis.



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Chalazion

A chalazion is a slowly enlarging nodule which can be seen on the eyelid. Most of these growths are not very painful but tend to keep on increasing in size, and most affected individuals commonly present with this condition because of cosmetic concerns. A chalazion may persist for several weeks or months, and is usually quite resistant to medical treatment. Ophthalmologists usually advise surgical removal of the chalazion; however, most affected individuals are reluctant to opt for surgical removal because of concerns of damage to the eye or eyelid.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Chalazion

Ayurvedic herbal treatment is very effective in treating and completely curing chalazion. Simple herbal medicines which have an anti-inflammatory effect are used for the treatment of chalazion. These medicines gradually reduce the swelling, which usually disappears in a month or to. The advantage of using Ayurvedic herbal medicines for the treatment of chalazion is that most affected individuals do not report any recurrences after using these medicines. Recurrences can possibly occur if modern medicines or other conventional treatments have been utilised in the treatment of chalazion. Chalazion usually occurs in the oil secreting glands within the eyelid due to inflammation and obstruction. An inflammation of these glands near the eyelashes can result in a painful swelling which is known as stye. These swellings can usually be treated successfully with the help of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications, as well as painkillers. Localized treatment in the form of ointments and mild fomentation also helps to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling. A stye usually lasts for one or two weeks and can be treated with modern medicines; however a chalazion typically lasts for a much longer time and can be treated completely and successfully with Ayurvedic herbal medicines. Ayurvedic herbal treatment is thus very effective in the management and treatment of chalazion. Ayurvedic treatment can also be utilised for the successful treatment of stye.



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Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral infection caused by the Chikungunya virus which is transmitted through mosquito bites. Individuals under stress, children, and pregnant women are more prone to complications when afflicted with Chikungunya. The symptoms in this medical condition include high fever, severe headache, chills, rash, nausea and vomiting, muscular pain, and severe pain with swelling in joints. The Chikungunya virus can be very infective and disabling, and can affect large populations at a time. People affected with this condition usually continue to have symptoms for several weeks or even several months.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Chikungunya

The Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Chikungunya consists of giving symptomatic treatment for the fever and also using Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have an anti-viral action and which control the Chikungunya virus. Medicines are given to control fever and body ache, as well as chills and rash. Medicines are also given to control nausea and vomiting and other symptoms commonly seen in this medical condition. More importantly, aggressive treatment is given for the swollen and painful joints which are characteristic of Chikungunya, and which persist for a long time, often disabling the patient considerably. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which reduce pain, control the inflammation and reduce swelling in the joints, are used in high doses in order to bring about a fast and significant relief for the painful joints. Oral medication is supplemented with the use of local treatment in the form of herbal ointments and medicated oils. Local hot fomentation is also applied on the affected joints in order to give faster relief from pain and swelling. Lastly, Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a strong anti-viral action are used in the treatment of Chikungunya in order to inactivate this virus and prevent its replication and spread. These treatments help to control the fever as well as other symptoms and complications, and also prevent community spread of this condition. Ayurvedic herbal treatment needs to be continued for about 4 to 12 weeks in order to completely treat this condition as well as its complications. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the management and treatment of Chikungunya.



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Cholangiocarcinoma, Gall bladder cancer

Cholangiocarcinoma (CC), also known as gall bladder cancer, is a malignancy of the biliary duct system and may originate either in the liver or the extrahepatic bile ducts. More than 95% of these tumors are ductal adenocarcinomas and many patients present with inoperable or metastatic disease. Long-standing inflammation and chronic parasitic infection are believed to be responsible for this condition. Common symptoms include jaundice, clay colored stools, dark urine, itching, weight loss and abdominal pain.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cholangiocarcinoma, Gall bladder cancer

The Ayurvedic treatment of CC is aimed at treating the tumor, controlling the symptoms, preventing a blockage of bile flow, infection and other complications and prolonging life. Ayurvedic medicines like Arogya-Vardhini, Triphala-Guggulu, Kanchnaar-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Guggulu, Chandraprabha-Vati and Bhunimbadi-Qadha are used to treat the actual tumor. Herbal medicines like Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Karela (Momordica charantia), Trikatu (Three pungent herbs), Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Mandukparni (Centella asiatica), Haridra (Curcuma longa) and Daruharidra (Berberis aristata) can also be used for this purpose. Most of these herbal medicines also reduce inflammation and prevent infection. Medicines like Yashtimadhuk (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) can prevent or treat complications like fistula formation. These medicines need to be given in very high doses round the clock, in order to heal fistulas resulting from the tumor. In order to prevent a recurrence of fistula, these medicines should be continued for at least two months after complete healing has occurred. Some patients are not in a position to swallow medicines, for example, those with severe vomiting. For such patients, the medicines can be powdered, mixed with milk and honey, and then administered by a syringe, through a nasogastric tube. Medicines like Kutki, Trikatu, Shankh-Vati, Chitrakadi-Vati, Hingashtak-Churna and Samudradi-Lavan-Churna can be used to treat jaundice and abdominal pain. Itching is usually caused because of a deposition of bile pigment under the skin. This symptom can be treated using medicines like Haridra, Amalaki, Trikatu and Triphala (Three fruits). Weight loss is usually treated by the basic treatment of the tumor itself. However, extensive weight loss can be treated using medicines like Suvarna-Malini-Vasant, Suvarna-Sutshekhar-Ras, Suvarna-Parpati, Panchamrut-Parpati, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Bala (Sida cordifolia) and Naagbala (Grewia hirsuta). Medicines like Mahamanjishthadi-Qadha, Saarivasav, Kanchnaar-Guggulu and Punarnavadi-Qadha can be used to prevent the spread of the tumor to other parts of the body. These medicines, in combination with immunomodulatory medicines, have a combined effect in prolonging life for the affected patients. Immune-boosting medicines include Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Bhrungraj (Eclipta alba), Triphala, Abhrak-Bhasma, Suvarna-Bhasma and Heerak-Bhasma. CC is generally considered to have a poor prognosis with an overall survival of approximately six months, despite aggressive modern anti-cancer therapy and interventional supportive care. Ayurvedic treatment, therefore, has a definite role to play in treating this tumor and prolonging life.



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Cholecystitis, Gall Bladder Colic

Gall bladder colic, also known as biliary colic or cholecystitis, is an inflammation of the gall bladder which usually results from chronic obstruction of the common bile duct. This condition causes symptoms like pain in the right side of the abdomen, nausea and vomiting, and fever. Female white individuals in their 30s and 40s are usually susceptible to this condition. An acute attack of gall bladder colic usually requires hospitalization since the acute and severe inflammation can result in gangrene and perforation of the gall bladder.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cholecystitis, Gall Bladder Colic

Ayurvedic herbal treatment is useful in individuals who have recurrent gall bladder colic and who do not wish to opt for surgery or are unfit for surgery. Herbal medicines are given to reduce the inflammation in the gall bladder as well as to dissolve the impacted stones in the common bile duct. This results in a reduction of the symptoms like pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting and fever. Herbal medicines which act on the liver, the gall bladder, and the common bile are given on a long-term basis, usually from three to six months. These medicines help in a normalization and correction of the liver cells so that they start secreting bile to an optimum level. These medicines also help to liquefy bile to the desired proportion, and prevent sludge formation in the gall bladder. In addition, herbal medicines are also given which have a strong action on the gall stones and help break-up the existing impacted stones in the common bile duct. These treatments help to dissolve the gall stones which have caused the gall bladder colic, and also help to prevent a recurrence of the condition. Regular and prolonged treatment is given for several months till the affected individual is completely relieved of the symptoms, and no recurrence of the pain is observed. The medicines are then gradually tapered off and stopped completely. In order to prevent recurrences, adequate dietary advice needs to be given; for example avoiding alcohol binges and regular intake of fatty foods. Ayurvedic herbal treatment is just very effective in the management and treatment of recurrent gall bladder colic.



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Cholesteatoma

Cholesteatoma is a noncancerous growth which can occur in the middle ear canal. This usually results from keratinizing squamous epithelium in the middle ear and/or mastoid process. Though this is not a cancerous growth, it can cause considerable destruction of the inner ear and surrounding regions. It can therefore cause deafness, giddiness, ear discharge, pain and irritation of the facial nerve, and rarely cause infection and damage to the brain. A chronic and persistent ear discharge accompanied by deafness is usually taken to be due to cholesteatoma unless proved otherwise. Physicians need to be very alert in order to diagnose this condition in a timely manner. Modern management of this condition is by surgery; however the surgery itself can cause permanent damage and hearing loss.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cholesteatoma

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for cholesteatoma is aimed at treating the growth aggressively so as to cause a complete remission at the earliest and prevent damage to the middle and inner ear structures as well as surrounding organs and brain. Herbal medicines which reduce tumor growth as well as act specifically on the ear are used in high doses. There are several medicines and herbal combinations which have a specific action on different diseases of the external and internal ear organs. A combination of these medicines is used in order to treat and cure the disease. Ayurvedic herbal treatment may be required for periods ranging from three to six months; however, regular assessment is important in order to ensure that the disease is responding to treatment so as to prevent risk of life and other complications.



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Chronic Constipation

Constipation is defined as less than three bowel movements in a week, while severe constipation indicates less than one bowel movement per week. Constipation can be due to various causes which include habit, diet, the use of medications including overuse of laxative, hormonal disorders, and diseases of the intestines and of the central nervous system. Most medications including pain killers, antidepressants, iron supplements, and anticonvulsants, antacids containing aluminum, and calcium channel blockers can cause constipation; however, for most affected individuals, discontinuation of the medication is not necessary and a simple increase of dietary fiber may be an effective solution.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Chronic Constipation

The management of chronic constipation deals with giving symptomatic treatment for the constipation as well as treating the known causes of the condition. The commonest advice given to individuals with habitual constipation is to increase the water consumption and intake of dietary fiber. Fresh fruits and vegetables increase the bulk formation in the stools, and the regular intake of ample quantities along with liquids is sufficient to treat constipation in most affected individuals. A few individuals also need to be helped to inculcate the habit of regular or daily bowel evacuation, in order to treat constipation. A careful history needs to be taken for all the medications which need to be taken on a regular basis, in order to rule out treatable causes for the constipation. Ironically, constipation can also result from an overuse of laxatives. This results from a chronic irritation of the bowels. The treatment for this sort of constipation is to use Ayurvedic herbal medicines which facilitate normal bowel movement and also provide a soothing action on the inflamed intestinal mucosa. These herbal medicines also provide some amount of lubrication which reduces the inflammation in intestines and also helps in the evacuation of stools. Ayurvedic medicines have a very good effect on the gastrointestinal tract and help in improving appetite, aiding in digestion, as well as helping in assimilation of the digestion food particles and lastly, evacuation of the formed stools. Most Ayurvedic medicines therefore help in chronic constipation, do not have any adverse effects, and are also not habit forming. Depending upon the severity of constipation, most affected individuals need treatment for around one or two months after which the medicines can be gradually tapered off and stopped completely. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be utilised to successfully treat chronic constipation.



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Chronic Depression

Chronic depression, as the name suggests, is mild to moderate depression which persists for long durations, sometimes for years together. The symptoms of chronic depression may not be very intense, but include persistent feelings of sadness, helplessness, hopelessness, lack of sleep, appetite and energy, a lack of interest and concentration in day-to-day activities, persistent physical complaints, and occasionally, thoughts of death or suicide. A disorder of the neurotransmitters in the brain, stress, chronic illnesses, the need for long-term medication, and maladjustments in work or relationships may contribute to chronic depression.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Chronic Depression

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for chronic depression is aimed at treating the known cause of the condition, as well as giving medicines to strengthen the nerve cells and the neurotransmitters in the brain, as well as giving medicines to increase the confidence and vitality of the affected individual. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific action on the brain are used in high doses for prolonged periods, in order to treat the dysfunction and any possible disorder in the brain. Ayurvedic mood stabilizing medicines are also used along with the above-mentioned medicines, in order to uplift the mood of the affected individual, and reduce feelings of sadness, helplessness and hopelessness. Ayurvedic medicines are also used to normalize and regulate the functions of the entire body so that the affected individual feels fresh and energetic, and is able to carry on day-to-day activities in a near normal manner. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also given to increase the confidence of the affected individual so as to treat the chronic depression, reduce feelings of helplessness and suicidal tendencies and help in adjustments to working or personal relationships. Most individuals affected with chronic depression, depending upon the severity of the condition, require Ayurvedic herbal treatment for periods ranging from two to six months, in order to get complete relief from this condition. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can significantly alter the life of individuals affected with chronic depression, and can bring about a dramatic change in the quality of life of such people.



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Chronic Diarrhea

Diarrhea which lasts for more than two weeks is termed as chronic diarrhea. This medical condition is significant, since it can cause severe dehydration and may prove to be life-threatening for people with a compromised immune system. Chronic diarrhea can occur due to infections, food allergy, surgery, medications, hyperthyroidism, disturbed immunity, and some inherited disorders.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Chronic Diarrhea

The Ayurvedic herbal treatment for chronic diarrhea is based on treating the cause of the disease, as well as giving symptomatic treatment for chronic diarrhea. Ayurvedic medicines act very well on diseases of the gastrointestinal system, and are especially useful for digestion problems. Ayurvedic herbal medicines increase the secretion of digestive enzymes within the gastrointestinal tract, and help in the complete digestion and absorption of ingested food. Ayurvedic herbal medicines also reduce the sensitivity and intolerance of the digestive mucosa to different irritant substances. In addition, Ayurvedic herbal medicines also improve both the immunity of the gastrointestinal mucosa as well as the immunity of the affected person in general. In addition to providing symptomatic treatment, as well as treating the root cause of the disease, there are herbal Ayurvedic medicines which can be given after resolution of all the symptoms for four to six week courses. These medicines strengthen the entire gastrointestinal system, especially the gastrointestinal mucosa as well as all the organs such as the liver and pancreas, which are involved in secreting digestive enzymes into the intestine. This treatment prevents further recurrences of chronic diarrhea and the affected individual experiences a better immunity to ingested food. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised to manage and treat chronic diarrhea.



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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a group of symptoms which last for six months or more. The syndrome includes symptoms such as loss of memory, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, muscular pain, joint pain without inflammation, headache, loss of sleep, and extreme exhaustion. This syndrome usually affects people in their 40s and 50s, and is seen more in women. This medical condition results from the after effects of a virus infection, inflammation of the nervous system, hormonal disturbances, or an immune-compromised status. It is important to rule out specific infections like tuberculosis, HIV and malignancy; diagnosis of this syndrome is mostly by excluding all other known diseases. Chronic fatigue syndrome, by its very chronic nature, results in social isolation, depression, loss of working hours, and severe life style restrictions.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome can be treated with Ayurvedic herbal medicines both symptomatically as well as to correct the likely causes for the condition. Medicines which strengthen the central nervous system as well as treat possible inflammation are used on a long-term basis. In addition, medicines which stimulate all the systems of the body as well as the important organs are used, so as to improve the body function to an optimum level and bring about a feeling of well-being, vigor, and vitality. Some individuals affected with this condition may also need mild sedatives in order to reduce sleeplessness. Anti-inflammatory Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also used in order to treat enlarged lymph nodes, sore throat, and muscular and joint pains. In addition, herbal medicines which boost the immunity of the body, increase appetite, as well as remove toxins from the blood are used so as to treat chronic fatigue syndrome completely and prevent a recurrence of this condition. Most individuals affected with this syndrome need treatment for about three to six months, depending upon the severity and causes of the condition. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be utilised to completely treat and cure chronic fatigue syndrome.



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Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an acquired immune-related inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nervous system, usually involving the nerve roots. This condition involves the loss of protective covering of the peripheral nerves. Symptoms of CIDP can be quite variable, and include numbness, tingling, pain, burning pain, progressive muscular weakness, loss of deep tendon reflexes, and abnormal sensation. This condition usually results from an auto immune reaction. The symptoms may be progressive and intermittent. Autonomic dysfunction may be present in addition to the other symptoms, and includes symptoms like giddiness, bladder and bowel dysfunction, and cardiac problems. Investigations like electromyography and nerve conduction studies are necessary for the diagnosis of CIDP. The modern management of CIDP includes the use of steroids, plasmapheresis, intravenous immunoglobin and immuno-suppressants. The prognosis of this condition is variable and includes relapses and remissions.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for CIDP involves the use of herbal medicines which have a specific action on nerve cells and on the entire nervous system. These medicines help in a gradual and progressive regeneration of damaged peripheral nerves, and thereby gradually reduce symptoms. Medicines may also be given for immunomodulation of the affected individual, so as to reduce the auto immune reaction and prevent further damage to the nervous system. Specific symptoms need to be treated separately. Supplementary treatment can be given in the form of local massage of the entire body or the affected limbs with the use of medicated oils, as well as the use of fomentation using medicated steam. This treatment can hasten the process of recovery and provide a sense of well-being. Depending upon the severity of the condition, treatment can be given for periods ranging from 6 to12 months. Most individuals affected with CIDP usually obtain significant improvement with the help of Ayurvedic herbal treatment. Long-term treatment with herbal medicines can also help to prevent relapses. Ayurvedic herbal treatment is thus very useful in the management and treatment of CIDP.



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Chronic Low Back Pain or Back-ache

Chronic low back pain or back-ache can be due to different causes. A faulty posture with poor muscular tone is one of the most common causes for this condition, and can be easily remedied by regular exercises, some loss of weight, and adopting an active life-style.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain or Back-ache

There are however, several serious causes for this condition, which need energetic and effective treatment. A slipped or herniated disc is a common cause, and can cause chronic pain by exerting pressure on the nerves coming out from the inter-vertebral openings. Arthritis of the spine and sacro-iliac joints is another common condition which can cause chronic low back pain. These conditions can be treated using Ayurvedic medicines which reduce pain, swelling and inflammation, and also sooth irritated nerves. A combination of oral medicines and local treatment is very effective in relieving pain and muscular spasm. Rest may be required in the acute phase, while regulated activity and exercise is recommended in the chronic phase. A more serious cause of chronic, intractable low back pain is fracture and/or collapse of the vertebrae, resulting in bulging of the vertebral column, displacement of the vertebrae, and severe pressure on the nerves, which can result in neurological deficits, pain, limitation of movement, loss of sphincter control, and paralysis of limbs. Modern medicines are usually not successful in controlling the pain and neurological symptoms associated with this condition. Orthopoedic surgeons usually advise surgery to correct the condition; however, the results after surgery are usually not very promising. Some patients get partial benefit; some get no benefit; while a few may in fact have aggravation of pain, not to mention the risks usually associated with any major surgery. Ayurvedic treatment in such a situation can be very effective in relieving pain as well as neurological deficits, and can prevent further deterioration and loss of mobility. Treatment is aimed at strengthening the vertebrae, the spinal muscles, and treating the irritation and inflammation of nerves. Ayurvedic panchkarma procedures like medicated enema may be required in a few patients. It may be difficult for modern physicians to visualise how the structural pathology in this condition can be treated without actual physical manipulation of the vertebral column; however, experience has consistently shown that severely incapacitated patients have benefited from Ayurvedic treatment and do not experience a relapse in their condition. Ayurvedic treatment can thus prove to be a boon for patients with chronic and intractable low back pain.



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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is also known as COPD or Emphysema and is a medical condition which causes breathlessness, which worsens gradually over time. The symptoms of COPD include cough, breathlessness, wheezing, large amounts of expectoration, and a feeling of tightness in the chest. COPD is usually caused due to heavy smoking, and long term exposure to air pollution, chemical fumes or dust. COPD can cause considerable disability and is a leading cause of death.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for COPD is aimed at treating the symptoms related to the respiratory tract such as wheezing, breathlessness and cough. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which reduce infection and inflammation in the lungs, soothe the mucosa lining the airways and gradually reduce the amount of abnormal mucous production, are used in high doses. This treatment brings about a significant reduction in the symptoms related to this condition. In addition, Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also given to strengthen the respiratory mucosa and normalize the cilia or tiny hair present in the upper respiratory tract. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also used to treat the alveoli, which are the tiny terminal parts of the airways. The large airways as well as these alveoli get damaged and loose their elasticity in COPD and related conditions. This leads to a permanent dilatation and dysfunction of these parts, leading to a diminished capacity for oxygenation of the body. Ayurvedic medicines help to reverse the damage done in COPD and bring about an improved functioning of the lungs, thereby improving oxygenation of the body and reducing associated symptoms of COPD. Herbal medicines are also given to improve the general immune status of the affected individual as well as to strengthen the entire respiratory tract. People affected with COPD need to take regular treatment for about 4 to 6 months, in order to get significant improvement in symptoms related to COPD. If regularly taken, Ayurvedic herbal treatment can significantly reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with COPD.



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Chronic Urticaria

Urticaria, also known as hives, is a medical condition in which an affected individual develops a rash on the skin which is usually accompanied by severe itching. Urticaria can be either acute if it is of less than six weeks duration or chronic if it persists for longer duration. This condition is usually caused by offending food products, medications, insect bites, or infections. Chronic urticaria may be aggravated or perpetuated by chronic stress. The modern management of this condition is usually with the local application of soothing ointments and oral antihistaminic medications as well as beta2-blockers.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Chronic Urticaria

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for urticaria is aimed at giving symptomatic treatment for the itching and rash as well as treating the cause of the condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific action of preventing rash and itching are used in high doses for a short time so as to give immediate symptomatic relief. Oral medication can also be supplemented with localized therapy which shortens treatment time and gives immediate relief. In addition to symptomatic treatment, Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also given to boost the immune status of the individual, reduce hyper-reactivity of the skin and underlying tissue, and correct allergy as well as stress. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific action on the skin and mucous membranes as well as the underlying subcutaneous tissue, and the microcirculation supplying the skin and mucous membranes are used in high doses for prolonged periods, especially in the treatment of chronic urticaria. Ayurvedic herbal immunomodulatory agents also need to be combined with the above-mentioned medicines, in order to bring about a quick remission for chronic urticaria. In addition, if required, treatment also needs to be given to correct abnormalities in dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract as well as chronic worm infestation. Most individuals affected with chronic urticaria require regular Ayurvedic herbal treatment for periods ranging from four to six months in order to get a complete remission and cure from the condition. Medicines may be continued in a lower those as maintenance therapy in order to prevent recurrence of the condition. It is advisable to refrain from known causes for chronic urticaria.



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Cirrhosis of the Liver

Cirrhosis of the liver is a medical condition in which a diseased liver slowly starts degenerating, and cellular tissue is replaced with scar tissue. This eventually blocks blood flow through the liver and is responsible for a gradual dysfunction of the liver in the processing of nutrients, hormones, drugs, naturally produced toxins, as well as the production of proteins and other substances made by the liver. The common causes for cirrhosis of the liver include hepatitis C, fatty liver, alcohol abuse, chronic viral infections, inherited disorders, exposure to environmental toxins, and reaction to medications.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cirrhosis of the Liver

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for cirrhosis of the liver is aimed at bringing about a reversal of degeneration and death of the liver cells, and an increase in the blood supply passing through the liver. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which act on the liver cells and reduce inflammation and damage, and bring about a healing in the liver, are used in high doses. In addition, other herbal medicines are also used which reduce fibrosis and remove dead cells and damage tissue from the organ. Toxins and unwanted material are removed through the kidneys and also the gastrointestinal tract. Medicines are also given to remove inflammation and toxins present in the circulatory system. In addition, herbal medicines are also given to treat viral infections if present, and to reduce the effect of environmental toxins present in the blood. Alcohol abuse is one of the commonest causes for cirrhosis of liver, and alcohol dependence or misuse also needs to be treated concurrently along with the treatment for cirrhosis of liver. Most people affected with this condition need regular treatment for about four to six months, depending upon the severity of the condition. If treatment is taken regularly, most people affected with cirrhosis of the liver benefit significantly from treatment, with a significant increase in lifespan as well as considerable improvement in the quality of life. Ayurvedic Herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the management and treatment of cirrhosis of the liver.



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Claudication Intermittent

Intermittent claudication or pain is a medical condition which indicates peripheral arterial disease, while constant pain indicates a more serious and advanced condition. Claudication is usually because of atherosclerosis of the arteries in the extremities, which reduces blood supply to the limbs. Symptoms include pain in the legs and especially in the calves, and discolouration or ulceration of the skin. Claudication has certain associated risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, age over 50 and a family history of the disease. The modern management of this condition includes cessation of smoking, regular exercise, especially walking, and other symptomatic treatment.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Claudication Intermittent

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for claudication includes treatment of the symptoms as well as treatment of the root cause of the disease. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are given to reduce atherosclerosis in the arteries, in the extremities in particular, and in general, all the arteries of the body. Herbal medicines which are useful in this condition reduce cholesterol, reduce the deposition of atheromatous plaques in the arteries and also reduce inflammation and stickiness in the walls of the arteries. Such treatment is given in high doses for about 4 to 6 months and usually provides significant relief from the symptoms of pain and discolouration of skin as well as possible ulceration. This is because this herbal treatment gradually reduces the blockage within the arteries and restores the blood supply to the affected parts. Other concurrent medical conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes also need to be treated simultaneously, in order to bring about a significant improvement of symptoms in the affected individual as well as to prevent a relapse. Cessation of smoking is a must along with the adoption of a healthy lifestyle such as regular walking and deep breathing, which help in reducing the treatment time for this condition. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the successful management and treatment of claudication.



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Colon Cancer

Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is cancer arising in the colon and return. These cancers usually results from polyps and chronic ulcerative colitis, and are more common in the western world, probably because of a high fat diet. The common symptoms of colorectal cancer include fatigue, weakness, anemia, breathlessness, a change in bowel habits, a reduction in the size of the stools, diarrhoea or constipation, blood with the stool, dark stool, weight loss, abdominal pain, cramps, and bloating. The modern management of colorectal cancer includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Colon Cancer

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for colon cancer is aimed at treating the primary tumour, giving medicines to kill cancer cells in the blood and lymphatic regulation, and boosting the immunity of the affected individuals. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which prevent uncontrolled multiplication of cells are used in high doses in the treatment of colon cancer. In addition, herbal medicines which have a specific affinity for the intestines are used here, so that treatment is targeted to the colorectal cancer. In addition, herbal medicines are also given which destroy any cancer cells present in the blood or the lymphatic circulation, so that the spread of the cancer to other parts of the body can be prevented. If colorectal cancer has metastasized to other parts of the body, treatment is then given according to the specific organ affected. Ayurvedic herbal immunomodulatory agents are also used in high doses so as to boost the immune status of the affected individual, so that the immune system of the patient starts helping in the fight against the cancer. Immunomodulation also helps the affected individual to maintain strength and stamina, and to carry on day-to-day activities at a normal or near-normal level. Depending upon the staging of the cancer, most individuals affected with colon cancer require treatment for about six to nine months, in order to bring about a complete remission of the cancer. However, more treatment may be required in order to prevent a recurrence of the condition by destroying all the cancer cells present in the blood circulation. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the management and treatment of colorectal cancer.



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Coma and Semi Coma

Coma is a medical condition in which the affected individual displays no responsiveness to external stimuli, different reflexes may be diminished are absent, while involuntary functions like heart rate and respiration may continue, albeit irregularly. Semi coma is a condition in which an individual may respond to painful stimuli by groaning or opening the eyes. The causes for coma usually include brain lesions, trauma, metabolic abnormalities, infections, and toxicity due to drugs or physical agents.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Coma and Semi Coma

The modern management of coma consists of giving generalised medical care which includes the maintenance of proper respiration and circulation, care of the skin and excretory organs, control of infection, and removal of the known cause. In addition to modern intensive care in the hospital, Ayurvedic herbal treatment can be given as additional and supportive therapy in order to treat the known cause for the condition and help maintain blood perfusion to important organs such as the kidneys, liver, heart, lungs and brain. While severe infections can be best treated by modern antibiotics which are given through the intravenous route, generalised inflammation and inflammatory reactions which lead to circulatory collapse and multiple organ failure can be successfully treated with the help of Ayurvedic herbal medicines. Ayurvedic herbal medicines can be powdered, mixed with honey, diluted with milk and then pushed through an intragastric tube. Herbal medicines are used in high doses in order to reduce and treat generalised inflammation in the body. These medicines treat the damage to the various organs and systems in the body and initiate a process of healing. The toxins and debris generated from this reaction are removed from the body through the gastrointestinal tract or through the kidneys. Other Ayurvedic medicines maintain vital blood supply to important organs so as to preserve life and prevent multiple organ failure, and bring about recovery in a short span of time. More specific treatment can be added according to the exact cause for coma. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the management and treatment of coma and semi coma.



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Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF)

A normal heart provides oxygenated blood to the entire body and also keeps all the cells of the body healthy and nourished. Congestive cardiac failure, also known as congestive heart failure is a condition in which the unhealthy heart is not able to keep up its pumping action in the required manner. The common symptoms of CCF include fatigue, breathlessness, edema of the lower limbs, increased urination, and decreased appetite. A simple x-ray of the chest shows an enlarged heart. CCF can be caused by related medical conditions such as heart attack, high blood pressure, diseases of the valves of the heart, and long-term alcohol and drug abuse.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF)

The Ayurvedic herbal treatment of CCF includes symptomatic treatment to strengthen the heart as well as treatment of the known causes for the condition. Alcohol and drug abuse needs to be discontinued at the earliest, in order to prevent further damage to the heart. High blood pressure and diseases of the heart valves need to be treated, since these medical conditions over-exert the heart. Once the known causes of CCF have been controlled or treated, Ayurvedic herbo-mineral medicines are used in order to strengthen the heart muscles and improve oxygen supply to the heart. These medicines significantly improve the working capacity of the heart as well as its efficiency, in spite of the damage sustained by the heart. The Ayurvedic herbal treatment of CCF needs to be continued for at least four to six months in order to bring about significant improvement in individuals affected with CCF. The advantage of Ayurvedic herbal medicines is that these not only bring about an improvement in the working efficiency of the heart, but these changes are also maintained over time, so that the patient continues to experience the benefits even after discontinuing the medicines. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus bring about dramatic improvement in patients affected with CCF.



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Cor Pulmonale

Cor pulmonale is a medical condition characterized by breathlessness, fatigue, cough, chest pain, and occasionally hemoptysis. This condition is normally caused by diseases of the respiratory system which cause inflammation within the respiratory tract and thereby block the pulmonary circulation due to which a back pressure is created on the right ventricle of the heart. Cor pulmonale may also be caused by pulmonary hypertension, which may be either idiopathic or secondary. Congestive cardiac failure caused by diseases of the left side of the heart is not considered within the medical entity of cor pulmonale. The modern management of this condition consists of giving symptomatic treatment for cough and breathlessness and using diuretics to reduce overload on the heart.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cor Pulmonale

The Ayurvedic herbal treatment of cor pulmonale consists of giving symptomatic treatment to reduce breathlessness and cough, as well as treating the cause of the medical condition. Any known disease of the respiratory tract, such as chronic bronchitis, chronic asthmatic bronchitis, and interstitial lung disease are treated with appropriate herbal medicines to reduce the inflammation and congestion in the respiratory tract, so that the pathology in the respiratory tract can be reversed, and its adverse effects on the pulmonary circulation can be reduced or reversed completely. This results in a reversal of the pathology of cor pulmonale, thereby reducing the load on the right ventricle. Pulmonary hypertension, if present, needs to these treated separately with special Ayurvedic herbs which relax the pulmonary vessels and reduce the constant pressure on the heart and lungs. Most patients affected with cor pulmonale need to take treatment for at least four to six months in order to get significant improvement or a complete cure from cor pulmonale, so that the patient is free from all related symptoms, and there is no recurrence of the condition. It is important to adequately investigate the affected individual, so that concurrent diseases of the heart are treated with appropriate medicines. A judicious use of Ayurvedic herbal medicines can thus successfully treat patients affected with cor pulmonale and either cures the patient, or reduces symptoms significantly as well as improves the quality of life of the patient.



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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is a medical condition which causes a reduced blood supply to the arteries supplying the heart by a process known as atherosclerosis, in which fatty deposits accumulate in the walls of the arteries. A partial block in the coronary arteries results in an attack of angina, while a complete block results in a heart attack.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Coronary Artery Disease

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for coronary artery disease is aimed at reducing the deposits of atheroma which obstruct the lumen of the arteries, as well as treating other risk factors for coronary artery disease. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific action on fat tissue and which prevent as also reduce atherosclerosis are used in high doses for prolonged periods in order to treat the root cause of coronary artery disease. These herbal medicines also reduce overall cholesterol and lipid levels in the blood and regulate the reposition of fat in all the tissues, including the arteries. Treatment also needs to be given for associated factors which contribute to an attack of angina or heart attack. These causes include stress, high blood pressure, and diabetes. All these contributory factors need to be treated aggressively so as to comprehensively reduce the risk for a heart attack. Lifestyle changes also need to be made in order to reduce stress, manage weight, and undertake regular physical activity. Most individuals who have confirmed atherosclerosis need Ayurvedic herbal treatment for periods ranging from three to nine months in order to significantly reduce the risk for heart attack. Regular physical activity in the form of brisk walking, jogging, aerobic exercises, yogic asanas or a judicious combination of all the above-mentioned is important in order to reduce atherosclerosis and to reduce the long-term risk for an attack of angina or heart attack. Individuals at risk also need to develop healthy eating habits and avoid foodstuffs containing high amounts of fat. Stress can be reduced with the help of yogic asanas and breathing exercises as well as relaxation techniques. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus contribute significantly in treating coronary artery disease and reducing the risk for heart attacks.



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Costochondritis

Costochondritis is a medical condition in which the smaller joints between the ribs and the chest bone or the joints between the ribs and the backbone get swollen and inflamed. This results in acute pain and tenderness in the affected area. Costochondritis can result from heavy manual work, local trauma, prolonged work, and generalised inflammation of the joints.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Costochondritis

Costochondritis can be treated effectively with Ayurvedic herbal medicines. These medicines effectively reduce the pain, inflammation and tenderness in the affected areas. Treatment is in the form of oral medication as well as the local application of medicated oils or ointments, followed by fomentation. The pain felt in costochondritis is usually highly localized; however, in certain affected individuals, the location of the pain is not localized. In the treatment of such individuals, the local application of ointments is to be done in the entire affected area from the front part of the chest to the backbone. This is followed by fomentation, which usually gives very good results. Most people affected with costochondritis benefit with about 2 to 6 weeks of Ayurvedic therapy. Some individuals have a different type of costochondritis known as Teitz Syndrome, in which the inflammation takes a longer time to subside; however regular treatment for about 2 to 4 months usually suffices to bring about a complete relief from pain. Patients with costochondritis who have a history of trauma need to be investigated to rule out fracture of the ribs. If there is evidence of fracture, treatment needs to be slightly modified in order to treat the fracture. In such situations, it is important to rule out injury to internal organs like the lungs. Once this possibility is ruled out, treatment through oral medicines and local applications, along with medicines to bring about a faster healing of the fracture, usually suffices. Ayurvedic medicines can thus be judiciously used to treat costochondritis.



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Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel diseases which causes symptoms like chronic diarrhoea, abdominal pain, blood in the stool, ulceration of intestines, reduced appetite and weight loss, and in advanced cases, formation of fistulas and abscesses. Young white patients staying in urban areas and with a family history of the disease, or history of smoking, are more at risk for Crohn's disease. This disease occurs in patches inside the digestive tract and can often involve the entire tissue of the intestines. Crohn's disease is usually treated in the modern system of medicine with steroids, anti- inflammatory drugs, and immune suppressant medicines; however, the response to these medicines is not very encouraging.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Crohn's Disease

Ayurvedic herbal medicines are very effective in the treatment and correction of digestive tract abnormalities. Herbal medicines reduce inflammation in the intestines, improve digestive secretions, help in the digestion, and also optimize absorption of digested food elements. Herbal medicines also aid in normal bowel evacuation. In addition, Ayurvedic herbal medicines also treat inflammation and heal ulceration in the intestines. Ayurvedic herbal treatment is therefore very effective in the treatment and cure of chronic conditions of the intestinal tract such as Crohn's disease. In addition, Ayurvedic herbal medicines boost the immune status of the affected individual, which is mostly compromised in Crohn's disease. Immune regulation of the body helps in prompt healing of the ulceration in the intestines and prevents complications like fistulas and abscesses. Ayurvedic herbal medicines also remove toxins generated in the blood of affected individuals. In addition, herbal medicines aid in digestion and absorption of food, and therefore help the affected individual to gradually put on weight. Most people affected with Crohn's disease usually require Ayurvedic herbal treatment from about four to six months, depending upon the severity of the condition, and the immune status of the patient. Overall, almost all people affected with this disease recover completely from the condition provided they take regular treatment. Ayurvedic herbal treatment is thus very effective in the management and treatment of Crohn's disease.



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Cushing's Syndrome

Cushing's syndrome is a medical condition which typically displays the side effects of high dose and chronic steroid therapy. Long-term exposure to high levels of cortisol hormone produce the classical signs of Cushing's syndrome which include a fatty hump between the shoulders, a rounded face, stretch marks on the skin, high blood pressure, bone loss, and diabetes. Cushing's syndrome is caused by prolonged use of steroid medications, pituitary gland or an ectopic ACTH secreting tumour, and a primary adrenal gland disease. The modern management of this condition includes discontinuation of steroids, surgery, radiation therapy, and oral medications.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cushing's Syndrome

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cushing's syndrome involves treating the symptoms of the disease as well as treating the cause of the condition, if known. Herbal medicines which reduce oedema and retention of water in the body are used in the appropriate doses so as to reduce body oedema and high blood pressure. Herbal medicines and herbo mineral combinations which strengthen bone are used to correct the bone loss. Herbal antidiabetic medicines are used to treat diabetes, if present. If the cause of Cushing's syndrome is a tumour of the pituitary gland and brain, or adrenal gland, Ayurvedic herbal medicines which act specifically on the brain tissue and on the adrenal gland are used in high doses in order to treat the tumour. Medicines which act on the blood as well as the lymphatic circulation are also used so as to bring about an early resolution of the tumour as well as of the symptoms related to Cushing's syndrome. The high levels of cortisol are brought down by flushing the hormone from the circulatory system with the help of herbal medicines, either through the gastrointestinal system or through the kidneys and the urinary tract. Depending upon the severity and cause of Cushing's syndrome, individuals affected with this disorder need treatment for about six months to eighteen months. However, with regular Ayurvedic herbal treatment, almost all patients affected with Cushing's syndrome recover completely.



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Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis, also known as CF, Fibrocystic disease, or Mucoviscidosis, is an inherited disorder resulting from a faulty gene, due to which a protein controlling the movement of salt and water in the cells is not produced in the required quantities. Cystic fibrosis is predominantly a disease of the mucous and sweat glands and results in thick and sticky mucous and very salty sweat. This disease is seen mostly in Northern Europe and some parts of America. The common symptoms of this condition include thick sputum, salty skin, dehydration, male infertility, respiratory problems, diarrhoea, bulky and foul smelling stools, pain in the abdomen, and failure to thrive. In addition to respiratory problems, cystic fibrosis can also cause pancreatitis, intestinal blockage, nasal polyps, rectal prolapse, liver disease, diabetes, gall stones, and weakened bones. The sweat test is usually used for the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for cystic fibrosis is aimed at giving symptomatic treatment for the presenting symptoms of this condition, as well as giving medicines to treat the root cause of the condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are given to treat the respiratory as well as gastrointestinal diseases resulting from this condition. In addition, Ayurvedic herbal medicines are given to reduce the thickness and stickiness of mucous as well as to reduce the amount of salt present in sweat. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which act on the lymphatic and blood tissue as also medicines acting on the fat tissue are used in combination, so that the movement of salt and water from within the cells of the body can be regulated correctly. In addition, Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also used which act on the DNA of the cells of the body so as to correct the dysfunctional gene to the maximum extent possible. This result in at least a partial secretion of the protein controlling the movement of salt and water, and cystic fibrosis can thereby be corrected. Treatment is required for about six to nine months in order to bring about a significant improvement both in the metabolism as well as in the resulting dysfunctions in the body. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can bring about a significant change in the quality of life of patients with cystic fibrosis, and can significantly improve survival.



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Cytomegalovirus Infection (CMV)

Cytomegalovirus infection is a condition which is usually asymptomatic in normal and healthy individuals, but which can cause significant symptoms and affect almost any body organ in immunocompromised individuals. An infected mother can pass on the infection to her unborn child resulting in significant congenital abnormalities, or the mother may experience frequent abortions. The prognosis for Cytomegalovirus infection thus usually depends upon the underlying disease as well as the overall immune status of affected individual.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cytomegalovirus Infection (CMV)

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Cytomegalovirus infection is usually focused upon improving the immune status of affected individuals. Ayurvedic herbal immunomodulatory agents are used in high uses so as to boost the immune status in as short time as possible, so as to reduce the total treatment time of affected individual, reduce the severity of symptoms, prevent complications, and avoid recurrence of the infection. In order to treat the infection, Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a known anti-viral action can also be used to control the infection at the earliest so as to treat the symptoms and prevent long-term complications. Pregnant women who are positive for TORCH infections or who have a history of recurrent abortions or congenital abnormalities in the newborn can be treated with Ayurvedic herbal medicines to remove the root cause of the condition. Treatment for Cytomegalovirus infection can be started about two or three months in advance of conception, so as to prevent complications during childbirth as well as prevent congenital abnormalities in the newborn. The duration of treatment for Cytomegalovirus infection in immunocompromised individuals depends upon the severity of the infection as well as the immune response of the patient; however, almost all individuals benefit significantly from Ayurvedic herbal treatment and can obtain a long lasting cure from this condition. Ayurvedic herbal treatment thus has a significant contribution to play in the management and treatment of Cytomegalovirus infection.



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Dark and Light Skin Patches

Skin patches result from disturbances in the skin pigmentation. This can be due to different causes such as trauma, infection, vascular growths, and skin diseases. An increase in the skin pigmentation can cause darkening of the skin, whereas a decrease in the pigmentation can cause light patches on the skin. Exposure to the sun and contact with chemicals and cosmetics can also cause skin patches. The treatment of skin patches depends upon the known cause for the condition. The modern management of this condition is usually in the form of local application of different types of ointments.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Dark and Light Skin Patches

The Ayurvedic treatment of skin patches involves the use of herbal medicines which act on the skin, the subcutaneous tissue, and the underlying muscle and vascular structure. Ayurvedic treatment also aims to remove impurities and toxins from the blood so as to permanently treat the skin patches and prevent recurrence. In some individuals who have recurrent skin patches, there may also be a need to boost the immunity so that recurrent viral and bacterial infections can be avoided. Most of the Ayurvedic herbal medicines which are useful in the treatment of skin patches have a multipronged action useful in all sort of skin diseases. These medicines are useful in improving the immunity of the skin and underlying tissues, so that recurrent infections can be prevented. They also reduce vascular growths and normalize the action of the skin pigment. In addition, they normalize the circulation in the affected area, so that any abnormality present in the skin and underlying tissue can be gradually corrected through the blood flow. Skin patches, both dark as well as light, can be treated completely with the regular use of Ayurvedic medicines for periods ranging from 1 to 6 months. The response of different individuals to the medicines can be different; hence the wide range in the duration of treatment. Local applications are also very important in the treatment of skin patches. Dark skin patches require different ointments while light skin patches naturally require different medicines to be applied locally. Ointments required for dark skin patches are usually soothing in nature and work to reduce the pigment in the area. On the other hand, ointments which are useful in the treatment of light skin patches are more strong and irritant in nature, and serve to increase the pigment in the affected area. Some people affected with multiple skin patches all over the body may need generalised treatment to treat the skin and blood abnormalities and to boost the overall immunity of the body.



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Dementia

Dementia is a medical condition in which there is a gradual decline in cognitive functions which include reasoning, memory and other mental abilities. Dementia gradually impairs day-to-day activities such as household work, driving, and personal care such as bathing, dressing, and feeding. This condition affects about 1% of the elderly population and is different from age-related memory loss in which an individual may forget small details but will still be able to learn new things and is generally overall self-dependent. Dementia can be of two types: irreversible which includes causes such as brain damage resulting from Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and Parkinson's disease; the reversible type of dementia includes causes such as head injury, infections, CSF fluid accumulation, tumours, metabolic and hormonal disorders, drug reactions, toxic exposure, and poor oxygen supply.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Dementia

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for dementia involves the use of Ayurvedic herbal medicines which act on the brain, strengthen the brain cells, improve neurotransmission between the brain synapses, and gradually help reverse the process of degeneration in the brain. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which act on the central nervous system are used in high doses for prolonged periods, in order to treat dementia. Treatment is also given to correct any known causes for the condition, such as inflammation, infection, pressure due to tumour or excess fluid, the development of toxicity due to drugs or chemicals, as well as the correction of metabolic and hormonal disorders. Treatment of atherosclerosis and a gradually diminishing supply of oxygen to the brain is an important aspect of treatment especially in the elderly, and more so in individuals with known cardiovascular disease. It is important that a correct diagnosis of dementia be made at the earliest, This helps in commencing early treatment and in halting the degeneration of the brain cells. Depending upon the severity of the condition, individuals affected with dementia may require Ayurvedic herbal treatment for periods ranging from 6 to 15 months.



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Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a type of fever which is caused by transmission of the dengue virus through mosquito bite. This fever is characterized by high temperature, severe body pain, vomiting, and skin rash. This fever usually subsides after standard treatment with painkillers and symptomatic medication for fever. More severe manifestations of the fever require administration of intravenous fluids, after which the fever subsides rapidly. A severe manifestation of dengue fever is known as dengue hemorrhagic fever, in which disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) occurs. This results in generalized bleeding in the body and can prove to be serious or even fatal.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Dengue Fever

The Ayurvedic management of dengue fever consists of giving symptomatic treatment for all the symptoms. The Ayurvedic medicines given for fever usually also reduce skin rash and burning sensation in the body. Additional treatment needs to be given to treat the severe body pain, which is usually characteristic of this fever. Other symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea have to be treated separately. Treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation has to be done aggressively in order to prevent morbidity and mortality from this condition. Usually, the bleeding results from gross inflammation of the blood vessels and small capillaries all over the body. This inflammation can be controlled by using Ayurvedic herbal medicines in high doses, which act swiftly and thereby prevent or reduce hemorrhage within the body. Treating the blood also reduces toxins present within the blood and thereby prevents any further complications. As mentioned previously, most individuals suffering from dengue fever respond rapidly; however, this condition is not to be taken lightly and treatment has to be instituted as early as possible, and affected individuals need to be under close supervision. Timely treatment and medication has been known to prevent serious complications.



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Dermatomyositis

Dermatomyositis is a medical condition in which both muscles as well as skin are affected, with inflammation the muscles causing progressive muscular weakness, while the skin displays a typical pink colored or dusky red rash. Muscular weakness is seen in muscles which are close the to the trunk, and progressive weakness may cause complications like difficulty in swallowing, breathlessness, difficulty in raising the arms and shoulders, aspiration pneumonia, ulceration and bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, and calcium deposits in the body. Dermatomyositis is seen more in women in the age groups of 5 to15 and 40 to 60. This condition is believed to be due to a disturbed immune system.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Dermatomyositis

The Ayurvedic herbal treatment for dermatomyositis is aimed at treating muscular weakness as well as the skin rash, and also boosting the immune status of the body. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are used which act on the muscular tissue and helps in providing normal nourishment to the muscular tissue through improved microcirculation. This gradually helps in strengthening the muscular tissue and muscle fibers, so that they start to function normally. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also utilised to treat the skin, the subcutaneous tissue, as well as blood and blood vessels so as to reduce the inflammation and gradually treat and heal the skin rash. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also given to flush the toxins generated from the muscles and remove these from the circulation, either through the gastrointestinal tract or through the kidneys. This treatment helps in early recovery from dermatomyositis, and reduces the treatment time. In addition, Ayurvedic herbal medicines which are known immunomodulatory agents are also used in high doses so as to boost the immunity of the affected individual. This treatment also helps in an early resolution of dermatomyositis. In most people affected with this condition, regular treatment needs to be given for about four to six months, in order to bring about complete recovery of the condition. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus successfully manage and treat dermatomyositis.



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Dermographism

Dermographism is a condition in which the skin displays an exaggerated response to physical pressure. The response is in the form of redness, swelling, itching and possibly oozing. The symptoms are aggravated by heat, minor pressure, exercise, stress, and emotion. Dermographism is usually seen in young adults and can be either acute, intermediate reaction type, or present as a delayed form of reaction.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Dermographism

The Ayurvedic treatment of Dermographism consists of treating the skin as well as the subcutaneous tissue and the microcirculation of the skin in such a way so as to reduce or normalise the exaggerated skin response to pressure. Treatment is given both as oral medication as well as local application. Local application is usually done on the entire skin of the body, and soothing herbal medicated oils and ointments are used for this purpose. These soothing medications reduce the hyper reactivity of the skin and prevent symptoms of Dermographism to a great extent. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are given orally in order to treat the blood tissue, blood vessels, the capillaries immediately below the skin and in the subcutaneous tissue in order to reduce the hyper reactive component in the blood and in the subcutaneous tissue cells. Herbal medicines are also given to soothe the irritable nerves below the skin, since this is an important aspect of treatment. Herbal medicines which have a strengthening and soothing action on the nerves are given for prolonged periods, and these medicines have a dual action out of which the first part is locally on the skin and the second part is on the brain, so that the entire nervous system of the affected individual is acted upon. This helps in turn to reduce the Dermographism symptoms from the entire skin of the body. Depending upon the severity of the condition, and the known aggravating factors, Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Dermographism is usually required for about two to six months, in which period most patients get completely cured.



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Diabetes Complications

Diabetes mellitus is a medical condition which results in inadequately metabolized and excess glucose in the blood. This excess glucose causes adverse effects on the entire body, especially on the heart, kidneys, eyes, nerves, extremities, the gastrointestinal system, and the brain. Untreated diabetes mellitus can cause numerous complications in the different organs and body systems. In addition to treatment of diabetes, a large number of individuals affected with diabetes also need separate treatment for the complications of diabetes.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Diabetes Complications

Ayurvedic herbal medicines can be used very effectively to treat complications resulting from chronic diabetes. The advantage and importance of using Ayurvedic herbal medicines in individuals affected with diabetes is that these medicines are safe for prolonged use, they treat most of the complications successfully, and they have an additional bonus of reducing blood sugar. Ayurvedic herbal medicines can thus comprehensively treat diabetes mellitus. Ayurvedic medicines stimulate the pancreas to start secreting adequate amounts of insulin in order to completely metabolize glucose in the blood, so that this glucose can be taken up by the cells of the body and utilised for their benefit. Ayurvedic medicines also provide adequate blood supply to all the parts of the body so that nourishment in the form of glucose, oxygen, and other nutrients is provided regularly to the entire body. This prevents degeneration and dysfunction of the various organs and systems in the body. Ayurvedic herbal medicines also stimulate the important organs like the heart and kidneys as well as the gastrointestinal system to function at an optimum level, so that no dysfunction of the organs or systems is observed. Regular treatment with Ayurvedic herbal medicines prevents deterioration of vision as well as a degeneration of the nerves. Complications like neuropathy, intermittent diarrhea and constipation, heart attacks, and kidney failure which can be observed in chronic or untreated diabetes are thereby completely prevented with the regular use of Ayurvedic herbal medicines. Several Ayurvedic medicines have been proved to conclusively reduce blood sugar levels in diabetic patients and the regular use of such medicines keeps diabetic patients well for prolonged periods. Most such diabetic individuals can therefore enjoy drug-free holidays, provided they regularly monitor their blood sugar levels. Ayurvedic herbal treatment is therefore very effective in providing treatment and improving the quality of life of diabetic patients, as well as preventing complications from diabetes.



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Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a medical condition in which the body is unable to produce sufficient amount of insulin to enable a normal glucose uptake by the body cells, thereby resulting in increased blood sugar levels.Type1 diabetic patients produce significantly less amounts of insulin while type 2 diabetic patients cannot cope up due to increased weight and metabolic dysfunction. Because of this, type 1 diabetic patients usually required insulin injections while type 2 diabetic patients can control their blood sugar with a combination of diet, weight management, exercise, and medications.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Diabetes Mellitus

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for diabetes mellitus involves the proper use of Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific action on the glucose metabolism of the body and which help the insulin-secreting pancreas to discharge its functions in a normal manner. Treatment needs to be tailor-made according to the requirements of each individual patient, and may also depend upon the type of diabetes mellitus. Type 2 diabetic patients usually require medicines both to lower blood sugar, increase insulin secretion as well as reduce body fat and overall body weight. Type 1 diabetic patients require medicines which specifically act on the pancreas and stimulate it to secrete increased quantities of insulin so as to suit the body requirements. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic medical condition and usually requires lifelong adjustments, so as to minimize symptoms, and carry on a near normal life with the minimum required medications. Discipline, patience, and strict control of day to day activities as well as lifestyle is a must in the successful management of diabetes mellitus. Diet regulation, regulated physical activity, and weight control are very important in order to successfully regulated blood sugar, and minimize the chances for long-term complications resulting from diabetes mellitus. The proper use of Ayurvedic herbal medicines can significantly alter the overall prognosis of diabetes mellitus.



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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)

Disseminated intravascular coagulation is a serious medical disorder in which there is a failure of generalised coagulation of the blood in the entire body. This usually results from acute or serious infections, severe trauma, or as a result of other diseases. Disseminated intravascular coagulation is usually characterized by generalised bleeding, septic shock, and multiple organ failure. This condition needs to be treated in the intensive care of a hospital; however, the management in such a situation is mostly for life support and care, with the addition of steroids to treat the condition, and antibiotics for possible infection.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)

The Ayurvedic herbal treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation is aimed at treating the generalised inflammation process which commences in this condition. It is this inflammation which acts upon the arteries, veins, and the capillaries and results in a generalised bleeding and oozing in the entire body. The inflammatory process also gives rise to toxins which harm different vital organs and thereby cause multiple organ failure. Ayurvedic medicines are given to promptly treat the inflammation, to boost the immunity of the body, and to protect all the vital organs. Treatment is also given to treat the blood and blood vessels, so that harmful toxins and products of inflammation are swiftly removed from the body, usually through the urine. Treatment of the inflammation also treats fever as well as infection present in the body. Care is also taken to individually treat the vital organs such as the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys. If not treated aggressively and correctly, disseminated intravascular coagulation can produce considerable morbidity and mortality. It is important, in the best interest of the patient, to combine hospital intensive care and judicious Ayurvedic treatment so as to treat the condition promptly and save life. Not only in the treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation, but in the treatment of all serious medical conditions, the benefits of Ayurvedic therapy need to be well-documented and universally publicized.



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Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative disorders constitute serious mental illness in which affected individuals escape reality in involuntary and unhealthy ways by suppressing memories or assuming alternate identities, usually to escape from or cope up with some form of trauma. The common symptoms of this condition include memory loss for certain time periods, events and people, mental health problems, depersonalization, derealization, and a blurred sense of identity. Dissociative disorders are usually of four types which include amnesia, identity disorder, fugue and the personalization. Treatment for this condition includes psychotherapy, hypnosis, medication, creative art therapy, and cognitive therapy, in which collective treatment may be required with coordinated efforts by a Psychiatrist, counselor, and social worker, possibly with a support system from family and friends. Though treatment can be difficult, many individuals suffering from this disorder are able to learn new ways of coping and lead healthy, productive lives.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Dissociative Disorders

Ayurvedic herbal treatment can be given either as independent therapy or as a supportive therapy to the modern management of this condition. Joint teamwork is usually preferable in successfully and safely handling such affected individuals. Ayurvedic medicines can be used in the management of this condition which help the affected individuals to cope up with trauma and help to adjust and accept reality. Ayurvedic medicines work on the nervous system as well as the brain and affect the thinking process of individuals in order to remove derealization and depersonalization, and bring about acceptance of reality and normal behaviour. Treatment needs to be aggressive and long-term in order to bring about good results. Ayurvedic oral medication can also be supplemented with different Panchkarma treatments such as Shiro Basti, Shirodhara, medicated enemas, and full body massage. These Panchkarma treatments help to bring about earlier results, and improve the chances of full recovery. Depending upon the severity of the condition and degree of psychosis, most individuals affected with this condition require treatment ranging from six months to several years. Ayurvedic herbal treatment thus has definite and significant role to play in the management and treatment of dissociative disorders.



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Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder which has characteristic physical diagnostic features. This medical condition is not inherited, but is caused by genetic variations involving the 21st chromosome and is of 3 types which include the Trisomy 21, the Mosaic Down syndrome, and the translocation Down syndrome. The distinctive features of Down syndrome include flattened facial features, a protruding tongue, a small head, upward slanting eyes, unusual shaped ears, broad and short hands with relatively short fingers, and poor muscle tone which causes excessive flexibility. Down syndrome can cause severe learning disability as well as complications like heart defects, leukemia, susceptibility to infection, dementia in later life, and other structural and functional problems.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Down Syndrome

The Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Down syndrome is aimed at treating the known structural and functional defects in the affected individual as well as giving medicines to strengthen the nerves and muscles of the body so as to prevent long-term complications. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are given to strengthen the brain as well as the nervous system in order to prevent or minimize learning disability and neuromuscular incoordination, and also prevent or minimize the chances for dementia in later life. Immunomodulatory herbal agents are also given on a long-term basis in order to improve the immune status of the body and minimize the susceptibility to infection as well as to the possibility of diseases like leukemia. If the affected individual presents for treatment as a young infant, it is not possible to diagnose at that stage how Down syndrome is going to affect the individual in the long run. In such a situation, Ayurvedic herbal medicines which act on the different tissues of the body and improve and normalize the metabolism of the tissues are used in minute doses on a long-term basis, so as to possibly prevent structural complications like heart defects and dysfunction of different organs in the future. Ayurvedic herbal medicines can also be given to expectant mothers who have pregnancies late in life, where the possibility for Down syndrome in the child increases. Similarly, mothers who have a history of children with Down syndrome can also be given medicines during future pregnancies, in order to possibly reduce the chances for having a child again with Down syndrome.



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Duchene Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Duchene muscular dystrophy is an inherited disorder involving the muscles. There is a gradual degeneration of muscles leading to inability to stand and move, gradual loss of muscle bulk, skeletal deformities, finally leading to respiratory failure. Females are carriers of this disease but are not affected, while males are affected with this disease. Symptoms are apparent after the first few years of life. The normal life span of children affected with this condition is around 25 years. Currently, there is no treatment or cure for this disease. Management is supportive and conservative.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Duchene Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Duchene muscular dystrophy is aimed at treating the root cause of the condition. Treatment is given to help prevent and slow down the degeneration of muscles in the body. Medicines which act on the muscular tissue are given in high doses, along with other local procedures like fomentation and body massage with medicated oils. Medicated enema, aka basti are also given first to prevent degeneration and loss of muscle tissue. It is important to commence treatment at the earliest, once the diagnosis is made, in order to bring about maximum benefit of treatment and help the affected individual live a normal life to the maximum extent possible. Ayurvedic medicines can considerably reduce disability from disease and possibly increase the normal life span of affected individuals.



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Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is a medical condition related to abnormal bleeding from the uterus which is usually associated with ovulation failure and there are no other detectable organic causes for the condition. A diagnosis of dysfunctional uterine bleeding or DUB is usually made only when all other known causes for uterine bleeding have been ruled out.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for dysfunctional uterine bleeding is aimed at giving symptomatic treatment of the bleeding as well as treating the known causes for the condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific action on the uterus, the ovaries, and the brain centers which regulate the working of entire genital system, are used in high doses for several months in order to provide complete relief from both the symptoms as well as any possible causes for the disease. Herbal medicines regulate any possible dysfunction of the hormones in the affected individual and also reduce inflammation and treat any possible infection in the genital tract. Since ovulation failure or a dysfunction of the ovaries is believed to be the prime cause for dysfunctional uterine bleeding, medicines which act specifically on the ovaries are used for about three to six months. These medicines act on the ovaries and reduce inflammation and any possible fluid collection. Herbal medicines also act on the ovaries and help them to function normally. This helps in controlling and correcting the dysfunctional uterine bleeding. In addition, medicines which act on the uterus also have an additional function of reducing inflammation and swelling in the mucosa of the uterus in addition to having a direct action of controlling the bleeding. Most affected women complaining of chronic dysfunctional uterine bleeding also have other problems like weakness, giddiness, anemia etc. All these problems need to be treated with appropriate herbal medicines. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the management and treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding.



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Dyshidrosis

Dyshidrosis is also known as pompholyx or dyshidrotic eczema and is a skin condition which causes small, fluid filled vesicles on the palms and soles. These blisters cause intense itching and usually dry up after about 3 weeks, leaving behind painful fissures. The risk factors for this condition include female sex, stress, history of seasonal allergies, exposure to metal salts, and frequent exposure to water.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Dyshidrosis

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for dyshidrosis is aimed at treating the vesicles in the palms and soles, reducing itching, and either preventing or treating the fissures which form afterward. Treatment is also aimed at healing the skin condition and preventing its recurrence. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific action on skin, subcutaneous tissue, and the capillaries supplying the skin, are used in the treatment of this condition. These medicines remove the toxins from the blood, reduce allergic components which can cause skin conditions, and bring about early healing of the skin lesions. These medicines also improve and strengthen the connective tissue of the skin and the subcutaneous tissue. Treatment is mainly in the form of oral medication; however, this can be supplemented with Ayurvedic local therapy in the form of application of medicated ointments, pastes and oils, which have a curative and moisturizing action on the skin. Local applications can reduce itching and also prevent or treat the formation of blisters as well as help to prevent secondary infection in the lesions. Depending upon the severity of the condition, most individuals affected with dyshidrosis require treatment for about four to six weeks in order to completely heal the condition. Individuals who have recurrence of the condition may require treatment for about three to four months, in order to comprehensively treat the skin condition as well as improve the immune status of the affected individuals. Medicines may also be required to treat stress. Over exposure to water needs to be attended to.



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Dyslexia

Dyslexia is the most common form of learning disability in children and can cause a dysfunction in the child's ability to read, write, spell, or speak. Dyslexia is not caused by vision or hearing problems or as a result of brain damage, impaired intelligence, or mental retardation. This medical condition results more from impairment in the brain’s ability to translate images received from the eyes or ears into understandable language.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Dyslexia

The modern management of dyslexia includes an accurate diagnosis, a specification of the actual learning disability of the affected child, and organized teamwork in order to help create optimum learning conditions and practical avenues for optimum academic performance of the child. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can be added as supportive treatment in the management of dyslexia. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific action on the central nervous system are used in high doses and for prolonged periods in children affected with dyslexia. The advantage of using these medicines is that these medicines have a specific action on the brain cells as well as on the neurotransmitters connecting the brain cell synapses, and are safe for long-term use even in children. Ayurvedic herbal treatment needs to be given for about six to twelve months in order to bring about a significant improvement in the ability of the dyslexia child to read, write, spell words or speak correctly. Ayurvedic treatment is also given to correct all the tissues of the body as well as metabolic and physiological function of the different systems. This combined treatment helps to bring about an optimum functioning of the brain so that the disability of the child is significantly reduced or corrected. The response to treatment varies considerably between different individuals, and therefore the overall management and the treatment package needs to be tailor-made in order to suit individual requirements. Ayurvedic herbal treatment thus has a significant role to play in the management and treatment of dyslexia.



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Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia is also known as functional dyspepsia, non-ulcer dyspepsia, or simply, indigestion. Dyspepsia is a functional medical disorder in which the affected individual experiences upper abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, belching, and early satiety. The symptoms are usually aggravated after eating. Infection, depression, and menstruation are known to aggravate this condition. While this condition is usually chronic, the affected individual usually does not suffer from any serious complications. Dyspepsia or indigestion is usually diagnosed by ruling out other specific medical conditions. Dyspepsia is believed to occur due to a hypersensitivity or dysfunction of the nerves and muscles of the stomach.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia is believed to be a functional disorder and the modern management of this condition usually consists of reassurance, and the use of carminative medicines and sedatives. Ayurvedic herbal treatment is more specific in the management and treatment of dyspepsia, since different herbal medicines can be used which specifically target the cause for this condition, and also treat symptoms and the tendency to predisposition for this medical condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines give symptomatic improvement from the bloating, nausea, abdominal pain and distension. Herbal medicines are very good to improve digestion and normalize the movement of the stomach and intestine. Herbal medicines also improve appetite and reduce early satiety. While treating dyspepsia, it is advisable to rule out other medical conditions like hyperacidity and peptic ulcer. However, the use of Ayurvedic herbal medicines makes treatment much simpler, since most of these medicines treat both the dyspepsia as well as show equally effective results for hyperacidity and peptic ulcer. These medicines not only improve the symptoms and cure the disease, but they also bring about a feeling of well-being in the affected individual. Ayurvedic herbal treatment is thus very effective in the management of dyspepsia and is much superior to modern treatment in this aspect.



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Ecthyma

Ecthyma is ulceration of the skin because of streptococci bacterial infection. This condition usually presents in the form of all vesicle or pustule or ulceration which is accompanied by enlarged regional lymph nodes. Ecthyma is usually seen in children, diabetic persons, and neglected elderly patients. Injury, high temperature and humidity, unhygienic conditions and a compromised immune status are risk factors for ecthyma, which usually heals slowly and commonly produces a scar. Ecthyma is usually treated in the modern system of medicines with the appropriate antibiotics, painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Ecthyma

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for ecthyma involves treating the infection, reducing inflammation, can bring about an early healing of the lesions. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a good anti-inflammatory action are used for the treatment of ecthyma; these treat both the infection as well as inflammation, and heal the ulcer, usually without scarring. Ayurvedic herbal medicines can also be utilised to boost the immunity of the affected individual, so that ecthyma is cured easily and in much lesser time, and recurrence of the condition can also be avoided. People who have recurrent ecthyma need to be given Ayurvedic herbal medicines for longer duration in order to treat infection, prevent recurrence, strengthen the immunity of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, and improve the immune status of the person, so that bacterial infection cannot take place easily. It is equally important to educate the affected individual as well as the caregivers to improve the hygiene and nutrition of the affected individual. With these steps, ecthyma can usually be treated completely and successfully with Ayurvedic herbal treatment, and also ensure that no recurrence takes place.



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Eczema

Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a skin condition characterised by irritation of the skin, which leads to rash, oozing and subsequent crust formation in the affected area. Repeated bouts of scratching lead to thickening and blackening of the skin. Eczema can present in different ways in adults and children. Depending upon the site affected, the presentation of eczema can also be quite varied. While not considered to be a serious or life-threatening medical condition, eczema can be socially embarrassing and psychologically disturbing. It is also usually associated with other allergy-induced disorders such as asthma and allergic rhinitis.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Eczema

Recurrence is characteristic of this skin condition. Modern treatment for eczema involves the use of steroids and anti-allergic medicines in the form of oral medication or local application, to relieve inflammation and itching. While the eczema responds immediately to this treatment, it subsides for a few days, after which the entire process of rash, itching and oozing starts all over again. Ayurvedic treatment too can be given in the form of local application as well as oral medication. Treatment is aimed at reversing the entire disease-producing process, and not just for relieving the symptoms. Eczema can be treated with the use of only herbal medicines, which are completely safe, even for prolonged use. Skin inflammation and rash is treated in such a way as to both relieve symptoms as well as to reduce the sensitivity of the skin, and strengthen the layers of the skin, so that they become immune to challenging elements, both external as well as internal. Blood as well as blood vessels are also treated for inflammation and sensitivity, to further reduce chances of a recurrence. Lastly, medicines are given to soothe nerves as well as the brain, so that the eczema can be completely eradicated, and the chances for recurrence are minimised, or prevented altogether. Other associated medical conditions also need consideration while treating eczema. Affected individuals suffering from eczema since several decades have been observed to become free from this condition after taking regular treatment for just 3-6 months, without suffering a relapse. It is best to avoid known causative and precipitating factors for this condition.



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Encephalitis

Encephalitis is a medical condition in which the brain gets infected usually due to a virus or occasionally due to bacteria, fungi, or other parasites. Other causes for encephalitis include inflammation of the brain, bleeding, tumor, collagen disorders, toxins, drugs and vaccines. The symptoms of encephalitis include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, neck pain and rigidity, altered consciousness, tremor, convulsions, and later on, respiratory arrest, coma and death. The modern management of encephalitis includes intensive hospital care, antibiotics and steroids.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Encephalitis

Ayurvedic herbal treatment can be given as an additional and supportive treatment for patients of encephalitis who are being managed in hospital. Ayurvedic treatment is aimed at treating the inflammation and damage to the brain so as to control the infection, minimise damage and help in reducing morbidity and mortality resulting from this condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a strengthening action on the nervous system are used in high doses in order to bring about an early remission for encephalitis. After treating and controlling inflammation, the toxins generated due to this condition are removed from the circulation either through the gastrointestinal system or through the kidneys. Ayurvedic medicines can also be given to help maintain and stabilise the general condition of the affected individual so as to tide over the crisis. In order to achieve this, Ayurvedic medicines which maintain blood perfusion to important organs are used, in combination with other herbal medicines which have a strong immunomodulatory effect. The combined action of all these medicines is to help treat encephalitis, control symptoms, and bring about an early recovery, with minimum chances of acute and long-term complications. Ayurvedic herbal treatment needs to be instituted as early as possible in individuals having confirmed encephalitis, in order to maximise the therapeutic benefit which can be obtained from treatment. In addition, Ayurvedic herbal treatment may also need to be continued for several months in order to prevent long-term complications and neurological damage.



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Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome (EVAS)

The vestibular aqueduct is a tiny bony canal which extends from the inner ear endolymphatic space towards the brain. Enlarged vestibular aqueduct can cause symptoms associated with hearing and balance, and this is known as enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome (EVAS). Genetic and environmental factors are responsible for this condition. About 70 to 80% of this condition causes only hearing loss and is therefore non-syndromic. The Pendred syndrome causes hearing loss as well as thyroid dysfunction and is seen in one-third cases of EVAS. Sometimes the neck as well as the kidneys can also be affected in addition to hearing dysfunction. Usually, hearing is normal in the first few years of life. Hearing loss becomes noticeable in early childhood, usually after incidents like head trauma, upper respiratory tract infection, jumping, and air travel. Usually there is a gradually progressive hearing loss, tinnitus as well as vertigo. Children experience balance and coordination problems. Hearing loss is usually sensorineural in origin, but may rarely also be due to conductive hearing impairment. The long-term course of this condition is variable, and varies from few symptoms to profound hearing loss as well as severe associated symptoms.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome (EVAS)

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for EVAS is related to providing symptomatic improvement according to the presentation of symptoms in each individual. Herbal medicines are given to possibly reduce the size of the bony canal which is responsible for symptoms. Other herbal medicines are used to reduce the pressure of the excess fluid which is responsible for causing hearing loss and other symptoms. Long-term Ayurvedic treatment is also given so as to protect the outer and inner sensory hair from getting damaged due to EVAS. Associated symptoms in the syndromic condition need to be treated accordingly. The main aim of treatment with Ayurvedic herbal medicines is to bring about in improvement in the hearing loss as well as prevent long-term permanent damage related to the ears as well as to the other organs in the body. Herbal treatment is safe for long-term use and can therefore be safely used both in children as well as affected adults. Treatment with Ayurvedic herbal medicines needs to be started as early as possible, in order to obtain the maximum possible benefit from treatment. Ayurvedic treatment initially needs to be given for periods ranging from six months to one year, and later on can be given as required. Ayurvedic herbal treatment thus has a significant role to play in the management and treatment of EVAS.



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Epistaxis Recurrent

Epistaxis is the medical condition signifying bleeding from the nose. This usually results from trauma, direct blows to the nose, prolonged nasal congestion and repeated blowing of the nose, and bleeding disorders. Epistaxis may sometimes occur without any known cause for the condition. Recurrent epistaxis sometimes occurs in children, and occasionally runs in some families. While in children, recurrent epistaxis may not have any particular cause, if there is a family history, it may be usually related to some bleeding disorder.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Epistaxis Recurrent

The immediate treatment of epistaxis involves the application of direct pressure to the nose for a few minutes in order to stop the bleeding. Application of ice around the nose can also help to slow down or stop the bleeding. It is also important to keep the affected individual in an upright position, so as to reduce the flow of blood to the nose. In people with recurrent epistaxis, it is important to investigate for possible causes for the condition. Treatment in such situations involves treating the cause, so as to treat recurrent epistaxis. The Ayurvedic treatment of recurrent epistaxis involves treating the known causes of the condition, and also giving symptomatic treatment to stop the bleeding. Medicines are given to treat nasal congestion and to strengthen the nasal mucosa, so that recurrent ulceration and bleeding can be prevented. If there is a known bleeding disorder, specific treatment for this condition needs to be given. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which act on the blood, blood vessels, and the mucous membrane are chosen so as to completely treat recurrent epistaxis and prevent further episodes. While oral medications are important in the treatment of this condition, local application of soothing powders or medicated oils, is also equally important. For recurrent respiratory infections, Ayurvedic medicines are given so as to prevent and treat infections and prevent further recurrence. Most of the medicines useful in such situations also help to boost the general immunity of the body. Treatment of the blood disorders may require the use of different medicines. While treating recurrent epistaxis, it is also important to inquire about the use of drug misuse in the form of inhalation, and also to rule out exposure to irritant gases and dust. A judicious use of Ayurvedic herbal medicines is thus very effective in the treatment of recurrent epistaxis.



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Erythema Dyschromicum Perstans (Ashy Dermatosis)

Erythema dyschromicum perstans, also known as ashy dermatosis, is a skin disorder in which grey colored patches appear on the face, neck and trunk. This condition is more common in women, and is similar in histopathological nature to Lichen planus. In most cases the cause is unknown, but it may also result from parasite or viral infection or as a result of side effects from drugs. This condition may persist for several years and is usually resistant to treatment

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Erythema Dyschromicum Perstans (Ashy Dermatosis)

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for erythema dyschromicum perstans is aimed at treating the skin and underlying tissues so as to remove the hyper pigmented patches. Treatment is also given to improve generalised and specific skin immunity as well as remove inflammation in the skin patches if present. Treatment is also given to normalise skin color on a long-term basis. Since the histopathological and other features of ashy dermatosis and lichen planus overlap considerably, the treatment for this condition is also quite similar to that of lichen planus. Treatment can be given both in the form of oral medication as well as local skin ointments. Depending upon the severity of the condition and individual response of patients, Ayurvedic herbal treatment for erythema dyschromicum perstans may be required for periods ranging from six to twelve months. Those who do not respond quickly to medication may require high doses of oral medications. However, all patients invariably respond very well to treatment with a complete remission of skin lesions.



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Erythema Multiforme

Erythema Multiforme, also known as Stevens - Johnson syndrome, is a medical disorder of the skin and mucous membranes and is characterized by red skin lesions covering about 10 to 30% of the body surface area. The lesions start really healing after about 7 days, but may have a tendency to recur. While the mild presentation of the disease is known as Erythema Multiforme, the severe involvement, covering about 30% of the surface area of the skin, is known as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, which is associated with a more severe morbidity and mortality. A disturbed immunity is believed to be responsible for the occurrence of Erythema Multiforme or toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Erythema Multiforme

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Erythema Multiforme as well as for toxic epidermal necrolysis is aimed at treating the skin lesions as well as correcting the pathology of the conditions. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific action on the skin, the subcutaneous tissue, as well as the mucous membranes are used in high doses so as to bring about a rapid relief from the lesions. The herbal medicines used for this condition have an anti-inflammatory as well as a soothing action on the capillaries present below the skin. These medicines heal the damage and bring about a rapid resolution of the lesions. Toxic epidermal necrolysis needs to be treated more aggressively because of its serious nature. Since the root cause of the condition is a dispute disturbed immunity, Ayurvedic herbal immunomodulatory medicines are used in high uses in order to rapidly correct the immune status of the affected individual. This brings about a rapid response for all the symptoms of Erythema multiforme as well as toxic epidermal necrolysis. Once the lesions start healing, other Ayurvedic herbal medicines are added to strengthen the connective tissue of the skin and mucous membranes as well as the blood vessels supplying these areas. Most patients affected with Erythema multiforme need treatment for about four to eight weeks in order to complete recover from this condition. Individuals affected with toxic epidermal necrolysis may require treatment for about four to six months. Prolonged treatment is essential in order to bring about a complete healing as well as prevent relapse after discontinuation of therapy. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the management and treatment of Erythema multiforme as well as toxic epidermal necrolysis.



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Erythema Nodosum

Erythema nodosum is a medical condition involving inflammation of the fatty layer of the skin. This causes reddish, painful and tender lumps which are usually seen in the front part of the legs below the knees. While this condition is usually self-limiting, some affected individuals may suffer from this condition for several years, with intermittent recurrences. This is an inflammatory process and may be associated with a dysfunctional immune system resulting from a reaction to medications.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Erythema Nodosum

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for erythema nodosum is aimed at treating the inflammation of the skin as well as treating any known cause for the condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which treat the blood tissue as well as which act on the skin and the subcutaneous layers are used in the treatment of erythema nodosum. Most of the herbal medicines useful in this condition have an anti- inflammatory effect and also remove toxins as well as impurities present in the blood. These medicines have a soothing action on the microcirculation in the skin, and serve to reduce inflammation and also carry away toxins and debris from the tender lumps seen in this condition. While the spontaneous resolution of this condition takes about 3 to 6 weeks, the chronic condition may last much longer, and therefore requires treatment for about 2 to 6 months. It is important to rule out the causes for this condition and to stop any medications responsible for the inflammation seen in erythema nodosum. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have an immunomodulatory action are also used in the treatment of this condition so as to boost the immune status of the affected individual. Since the nodes observed in erythema nodosum are very painful, local treatment can also be given in the form of ointments and pastes. These serve to reduce pain and inflammation and help in an early resolution of the lumps. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be successfully utilised in the management and treatment of erythema nodosum.



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Failure to Thrive in Children

Failure to thrive or growth failure is described in children whose growth has been observed to be low or decreased over time. The causes may be either organic for non- organic and may also be of prenatal or postnatal origin. Common symptoms of this condition include oedema, wasting, enlargement of liver, rash, changes in skin, hair color and mental status, and signs of vitamin deficiency. Children affected with growth failure require aggressive dietary management and regular, prolonged follow-up in order to observe their growth parameters using appropriate growth charts. The successful treatment of this condition requires coordinated efforts by medical personal from different fields which include pediatric, nutritional, mental health, and social work.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Failure to Thrive in Children

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for failure to thrive in children is aimed at providing nutrition to children which can be easily digested and assimilated, as well as treating any known causes for the condition. Nutrition is provided in the form of extracts and solutions of glucose, electrolyte solutions, milk, buttermilk, granules of cereals and pulses, and solutions of fruits and vegetables. The diet of such children is planned according to the digestive capacity and capacity for oral intake of each individual person. Such solutions can also be given as a slow and continuous rectal drip. Adequate treatment needs to be given for any known cause of the condition, and therefore treatment will differ considerably according to the cause. In addition, herbal immunomodulatory treatment can also be given to such children in order to provide long-lasting immunity to diseases. Medicines which act on the digestive system and on the liver are especially useful in the management of this condition. In addition, some children will benefit considerably from a complete body massage using medicated oils. Depending upon the severity of the condition and the known cause, treatment for children with failure to thrive may be required for periods ranging from two to six months. Ayurvedic herbal treatment thus has a definite role to play in the management of failure to thrive in children.



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Fibromyalgia (Fibrositis)

Fibromyalgia, also known as fibrositis, is a medical condition in which the affected individual usually complains of multiple tender points all over the body. This condition is usually seen in females in the age of 35 to 55. Fibromyalgia is usually not associated with inflammation, but is usually more related to an increased awareness of pain in multiple sites. Affected female individuals usually complain of pain, weakness, giddiness and loss of appetite. Treatment is usually done with pain killers, psychotherapy and reassurance.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Fibromyalgia (Fibrositis)

The Ayurvedic treatment for fibromyalgia consists of treating the pain, reducing the susceptibility to pain, as well as increasing the confidence and vitality of the affected individuals. Herbal medicines are given which can safely reduce the pain and control different symptoms of anxiety, giddiness, loss of appetite etc. Local application of medicated oils reduces the susceptibility to pain and increases the strength and vitality of the skin, subcutaneous tissue and muscles. Fomentation can also be utilised after the application of the oils. In addition, Ayurvedic medicines are given to treat depression and improve the flow of positive thoughts within the affected individuals. Treatment for fibromyalgia usually needs to be given for about four to six weeks in order to bring about noticeable results for affected individuals. Counselling and reassurance can also be given to such people. Most affected females should be advised to keep themselves busy and to have a positive outlook towards life. A judicious combination of psychotherapy and Ayurvedic medication can thus help successfully and effectively to treat patients having fibromyalgia.



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Filariasis

Filariasis is an infection of the lymph notes caused by a parasite. This is a chronic condition and is endemic in many parts of the world, usually the tropical and sub-tropical areas. Filariasis is also known as elephantiasis, since it causes swelling of the lymph nodes and subcutaneous tissue, usually in the entire legs and feet, resulting in elephant-like feet. This infection may persist for years in spite of adequate treatment. Initial symptoms include recurrent fever, swelling, redness and heat in the affected area, and pain. In the chronic phase, most people have painless swelling.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Filariasis

The Ayurvedic treatment for filariasis consists of using herbal medicines which are known to act on the filarial infection. Treatment destroys the parasites present within the blood and lymph nodes. In addition, treatment is given to treat the blood as well as the lymph fluid, so that infection as well as obstruction can be prevented or reduced as early as possible. This treatment also reduces swelling in the subcutaneous tissue. Reduction of blockage and swelling is paramount in the successful treatment of filariasis. This can prevent the further formation of elephantiasis or elephant-foot, which is very difficult to treat and can be only surgically corrected. In addition to destroying the filarial parasite, medicines are also given to remove the dead parasites as well as generated toxins through the intestines as well as the kidneys. This result in an early resolution of all the symptoms related to filarial infection. With this treatment, redness, heat and pain resolve rapidly. People affected with filariasis, who commence treatment at an early stage, benefit the most. Treatment commenced after several years of infection is usually not very successful; however, even at this stage, if the blockage in the lymph nodes and glands can be reduced surgically, further treatment can be done with the help of Ayurvedic medicines, so as to treat the condition completely. Ayurvedic treatment, if started early and taken regularly for long periods, can thus help to completely treat filariasis infection.



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Freidreich's Ataxia

Freidreich's ataxia is a medical condition resulting from a genetic abnormality which causes a gradual degeneration of the nervous system. This results in impaired movement and coordination, tremors, difficulty in speech, and other complications. This is a progressive disease in which the symptoms keep on increasing over time. There is no specific treatment or cure for this condition in the modern system of medicine. Treatment or management of this condition is therefore at best only supportive.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Freidreich's Ataxia

Ayurvedic herbal treatment is very effective in Freidreich’s ataxia, since Ayurvedic medicines work very well to help in the recovery of the nervous system. Ayurvedic medicines help the brain cells as well as nerves to regenerate and function normally. Ayurvedic treatment can be given in the form of oral medication as well as local massage of medicated herbal oils, followed by fomentation. Ayurvedic treatment needs to be aggressively given while managing this condition, so that symptoms can be adequately treated and further deterioration can be prevented at the earliest. Aggressive treatment prevents further complications and reduces the morbidity and mortality associated with this condition. Ayurvedic treatment therefore effectively treats the root cause of Freidreich’s ataxia. The treatment improves all the symptoms like loss of balance, tremors, muscular in-coordination, difficulty in speech, and problems related to vital organs such as the heart. It is important to keep in mind that results are apparent only after a few months of regular treatment, since the regeneration of the damaged nervous system takes time. Individuals affected with Freidreich’s ataxia therefore need to take regular Ayurvedic treatment for least six months in order to get good results. Treatment can then be gradually tapered off and then stopped completely. Ayurvedic medicines can therefore completely change the outlook for people affected with Freidreich’s ataxia.



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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a medical condition in which there is severe pain in the affected shoulder joint. This medical condition initially involves severe pain and limitation of movement in the shoulder joint, after which the stiffness in the joint increases considerably. This is followed by a stage of thawing, in which the stiffness reduces slightly. While this condition is usually seen in the elderly population, it can also occur in the young or middle aged people. A previous history of trauma or prolonged immobilisation usually contributes to this medical condition.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a medical condition which is quite difficult to treat within the modern system of medicine. The use of anti-inflammatory medicines and pain killers usually gives temporary relief; however, the affected individual continues to suffer from the frozen shoulder syndrome. For patients with severe pain and pronounced immobility, surgery may be the only final option. Ayurvedic treatment is quite effective in the management of frozen shoulder. Ayurvedic medicines not only reduce pain and inflammation, but they also help to reduce the stiffness of the associated tendons and bring about laxity within the frozen shoulder. Herbal medicines provide strength and mobility to the muscles surrounding the shoulder capsule. Ayurvedic treatment for frozen shoulder is given in the form of oral medication as well as local application of medicated herbal oils, followed by hot fomentation. Treatment is usually required for about two to four months in order to give substantial relief to the individual affected with frozen shoulder. Ayurvedic treatment can therefore be very effective the management of frozen shoulder.



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Gall bladder cancer

Cholangiocarcinoma (CC), also known as gall bladder cancer, is a malignancy of the biliary duct system and may originate either in the liver or the extrahepatic bile ducts. More than 95% of these tumors are ductal adenocarcinomas and many patients present with inoperable or metastatic disease. Long-standing inflammation and chronic parasitic infection are believed to be responsible for this condition. Common symptoms include jaundice, clay colored stools, dark urine, itching, weight loss and abdominal pain.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Gall bladder cancer

The Ayurvedic treatment of CC is aimed at treating the tumor, controlling the symptoms, preventing a blockage of bile flow, infection and other complications and prolonging life. Ayurvedic medicines like Arogya-Vardhini, Triphala-Guggulu, Kanchnaar-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Guggulu, Chandraprabha-Vati and Bhunimbadi-Qadha are used to treat the actual tumor. Herbal medicines like Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Karela (Momordica charantia), Trikatu (Three pungent herbs), Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Mandukparni (Centella asiatica), Haridra (Curcuma longa) and Daruharidra (Berberis aristata) can also be used for this purpose. Most of these herbal medicines also reduce inflammation and prevent infection. Medicines like Yashtimadhuk (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) can prevent or treat complications like fistula formation. These medicines need to be given in very high doses round the clock, in order to heal fistulas resulting from the tumor. In order to prevent a recurrence of fistula, these medicines should be continued for at least two months after complete healing has occurred. Some patients are not in a position to swallow medicines, for example, those with severe vomiting. For such patients, the medicines can be powdered, mixed with milk and honey, and then administered by a syringe, through a nasogastric tube. Medicines like Kutki, Trikatu, Shankh-Vati, Chitrakadi-Vati, Hingashtak-Churna and Samudradi-Lavan-Churna can be used to treat jaundice and abdominal pain. Itching is usually caused because of a deposition of bile pigment under the skin. This symptom can be treated using medicines like Haridra, Amalaki, Trikatu and Triphala (Three fruits). Weight loss is usually treated by the basic treatment of the tumor itself. However, extensive weight loss can be treated using medicines like Suvarna-Malini-Vasant, Suvarna-Sutshekhar-Ras, Suvarna-Parpati, Panchamrut-Parpati, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Bala (Sida cordifolia) and Naagbala (Grewia hirsuta). Medicines like Mahamanjishthadi-Qadha, Saarivasav, Kanchnaar-Guggulu and Punarnavadi-Qadha can be used to prevent the spread of the tumor to other parts of the body. These medicines, in combination with immunomodulatory medicines, have a combined effect in prolonging life for the affected patients. Immune-boosting medicines include Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Bhrungraj (Eclipta alba), Triphala, Abhrak-Bhasma, Suvarna-Bhasma and Heerak-Bhasma. CC is generally considered to have a poor prognosis with an overall survival of approximately six months, despite aggressive modern anti-cancer therapy and interventional supportive care. Ayurvedic treatment, therefore, has a definite role to play in treating this tumor and prolonging life.



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Gall Bladder Colic

Gall bladder colic, also known as biliary colic or cholecystitis, is an inflammation of the gall bladder which usually results from chronic obstruction of the common bile duct. This condition causes symptoms like pain in the right side of the abdomen, nausea and vomiting, and fever. Female white individuals in their 30s and 40s are usually susceptible to this condition. An acute attack of gall bladder colic usually requires hospitalization since the acute and severe inflammation can result in gangrene and perforation of the gall bladder.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Gall Bladder Colic

Ayurvedic herbal treatment is useful in individuals who have recurrent gall bladder colic and who do not wish to opt for surgery or are unfit for surgery. Herbal medicines are given to reduce the inflammation in the gall bladder as well as to dissolve the impacted stones in the common bile duct. This results in a reduction of the symptoms like pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting and fever. Herbal medicines which act on the liver, the gall bladder, and the common bile are given on a long-term basis, usually from three to six months. These medicines help in a normalization and correction of the liver cells so that they start secreting bile to an optimum level. These medicines also help to liquefy bile to the desired proportion, and prevent sludge formation in the gall bladder. In addition, herbal medicines are also given which have a strong action on the gall stones and help break-up the existing impacted stones in the common bile duct. These treatments help to dissolve the gall stones which have caused the gall bladder colic, and also help to prevent a recurrence of the condition. Regular and prolonged treatment is given for several months till the affected individual is completely relieved of the symptoms, and no recurrence of the pain is observed. The medicines are then gradually tapered off and stopped completely. In order to prevent recurrences, adequate dietary advice needs to be given; for example avoiding alcohol binges and regular intake of fatty foods. Ayurvedic herbal treatment is just very effective in the management and treatment of recurrent gall bladder colic.



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Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastro esophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD, is a medical condition in which there is damage to the lower part of the esophagus due to reflux of acid from the stomach. This can be due to excessive acid secretion, mucosal damage, an inefficient lower esophageal sphincter, and lifestyle issues. Treatment involves making lifestyle modifications like reducing weight, reducing aggravating food items, increasing the height of the head side of the bed, and medications like antacids, H2 receptor antagonists, and proton pump inhibitors. This condition can occur at all ages and in both sexes. An untreated or severe condition may cause permanent damage in the lower esophagus or even changes of malignancy.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Ayurvedic herbal treatment is very effective in the treatment of GERD. Treatment is given to reduce acid output, improve digestion, improve mucosal immunity, heal ulceration and improve the mobility of esophagus as well as the functioning of the lower esophagus sphincter. Medicines is safe and highly effective Treatment needs to be given for periods ranging from three to six months, depending upon the severity of the condition and the response of individual patients. Those who have a severe problem and do not respond to standard oral medication can also be given Panchkarma procedures like Vaman (induced emesis) or Virechan (induced purgation). These procedures are then followed up with oral medication which helps even patients with severe condition to have prolonged remission or a complete cure. Lifestyle modifications and diet control are also very important in the management of GERD.



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Giant Cell Arteritis

Giant cell arteritis is also known as cranial arteritis or temporal arteritis. This is a medical condition involving inflammation in the arteries situated in the temple area. This leads to pain and tenderness in the temple area, where the hardened arteries can be felt. Associated symptoms include pain and tenderness in the jaw and near the eyes, and muscular pains elsewhere in the body. Cranial arteritis is a serious condition since it can involve loss of eyesight if the condition is not treated properly. Elderly women are usually more susceptible to this disease.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Giant Cell Arteritis

The modern treatment of giant cell arteritis or temporal arteritis involves the use of steroids to reduce the inflammation within the arteries. While steroids promptly reduced the inflammation and pain, in most affected individuals, these medicines need to be continued permanently or on a long-term basis, which is not usually desirable because of the side-effects of steroids. In most instances, the inflammation recurs after the steroids have been stopped. Ayurvedic herbal treatment is especially useful in the treatment of giant cell arteritis or temporal arteritis. Ayurvedic medicines reduce the inflammation within the arteries promptly, while the pain within the arteries as well as in the surrounding areas also subsides quickly. In addition, treatment with Ayurvedic herbal medicines also prevents recurrence of the disease. An important advantage of Ayurvedic herbal medicines is that it can prevent complications like blindness. This is because Ayurvedic medicines treat inflammation and prevent blockage of the arteries. Ayurvedic herbal treatment is therefore very effective in the treatment and cure of giant cell arteritis or temporal arteritis.



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Gout

Gout is a medical condition which is usually characterized by attacks of arthritic pain, most commonly seen in the base of the big toe, though other joints like the ankles, knees, wrists, fingers, and elbows can also be affected. Alcohol binges, hypertension, obesity, the use of certain medications, and some diseases like hyperthyroidism and leukemia can predispose to gout. Some people may have only the manifestation of high blood levels of uric acid, a condition known hyperuricemia. With other patients, gout symptoms include arthritis, reduced kidney function and kidney stones. The arthritis of gout is characterized by severe pain in the affected joint, redness, swelling and discoloration, and usually results from the deposition of the uric acid crystals in the tissues.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Gout

The Ayurvedic herbal treatment for gout consists of giving symptomatic treatment for the symptoms as well as treating the root cause of the disease, which is an excess of uric acid, and which is deposited in abnormal locations. Several Ayurvedic herbal medicines are known to be specific in their action for the treatment and management of gout. These medicines reduce the presence of uric acid in the blood and also flush the uric acid crystals deposited within tissues and joints. These medicines usually remove the uric acid through the kidneys. Medicines are also used which treat the inflammation, swelling, and pain in different joints. Medicines are also given to preserve and repair the kidney function, and to help dissolve kidney stones if present. It is also important to investigate the affected individual thoroughly in order to diagnose any conditions responsible for high uric acid levels. If present, such medical conditions like hyperthyroidism and leukemia need to be treated. Ayurvedic treatment for gout and its complications usually needs to be continued for about two to four months in order to get complete relief from the condition. Complications like chronic kidney failure may need to be treated for longer periods. Conditions like leukemia need to be treated aggressively for at least six to nine months. Overall, a judicious use of Ayurvedic Herbal medicines can completely cure gout and prevent its recurrence. Adequate lifestyle changes need to be adopted in order to avoid factors predisposing to gout.



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Guillan-Barre Syndrome

Guillan-Barre syndrome is a medical condition which involves severe dysfunction of the nervous system and weakness of nerves, resulting in numbness and eventual muscular paralysis, leading to respiratory failure. While the cause of Guillan-Barre syndrome is not known, it is usually known to result after an infection of the lungs or the gastrointestinal system. The modern management of this condition consists of supportive treatment, plasmapheresis, and intravenous immunoglobin.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Guillan-Barre Syndrome

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Guillan-Barre syndrome is aimed at treating the dysfunction of the immune system, treatment of the damage to the nervous system, and also treating the complications of this condition. Respiratory paralysis is a serious condition requiring immediate treatment and hospitalization in intensive care. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a good immunomodulatory action are used in high doses in order to treat the severe dysfunction of the immune system in the affected individual. Herbal medicines which act on the nervous system and which help to repair the damage done to the nerves are also used in high doses in order to bring about an early recovery of the affected individual. In addition, medicines are also given to treat the infection of the respiratory tract or the gastrointestinal tract in order to treat the root cause of the condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also given to reduce the inflammatory process which is the main cause for Guillan-Barre syndrome. While oral medication is necessary to treat this condition, supportive treatment in the form of local application of medicated oils and hot fomentation can also be utilised in the treatment of this condition. This results in an early recovery from weakness and numbness, which are characteristic of this condition. Most people affected with Guillan-Barre syndrome need Ayurvedic herbal treatment for about four to six months in order to get a complete recovery from this condition. Persons with a severe dysfunction of the immune system may require longer treatment. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the management and treatment of Guillan-Barre syndrome.



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Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Halitosis or bad breath is believed to be quite common in the general population and usually results from poor dental hygiene. However, halitosis can also result from diseases of the respiratory tract as well as the digestive system. In addition, diseases of the kidneys and liver in a chronic condition can also cause bad breath. Fasting for prolonged duration, and eating certain food stuffs can also cause bad breath. Maintaining oral hygiene is a must in the treatment of halitosis or bad breath. Regular brushing of the teeth, massage of the gums and rinsing with water, especially after consuming food, usually takes care of bad breath. Infection in the gums and decaying teeth need to be attended to at the earliest possible. In addition, chronic infections of the lungs as well as the digestive tract need to be treated completely. Ayurvedic herbal medicines can be given in order to improve the immunity of the lungs as well as normalize the mucosa present in the respiratory tract. The digestive capacity in the intestines needs to be normalized with the help of Ayurvedic herbal medicines, so as to reduce chances for bad breath.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Chronic kidney failure as well as chronic liver failure also contributes to the retention of toxic elements and metabolic byproducts in the blood, which result in bad breath. These conditions need to be treated aggressively by using the appropriate Ayurvedic medicines. In such situations, treatment is naturally long-term, and the immediate priority is to treat these serious medical conditions, in which halitosis or bad breath is just one minor but significant symptom. Ayurvedic medicines can also be given to treat the blood and muscle tissue so as to reduce the chances for a recurrence of halitosis or bad breath. In most instances, bad breath is usually a symptom and indicator of more underlying serious medical problems. Hence, chronic and persistent bad breath should be attended to at the earliest.



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Heamophilia

Heamophilia is an inherited disorder which causes a dysfunction of the blood clotting system, leading to severe and prolonged bleeding, which may be life-threatening. Heamophilia A is caused by a lack of clotting factor viii; heamophilia B is caused by a lack of clotting factor ix; and heamophilia C is caused by lack of clotting factor xi. Most people affected with severe heamophilia usually require periodical infusion of whole blood or clotting factors.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Heamophilia

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for heamophilia is aimed at improving the clotting system of the body so that the risks of severe and life-threatening bleeding can be reduced or prevented altogether. Complications like bleeding in joints and internal bleeding can also be prevented with the appropriate Ayurvedic herbal treatment. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are given which bring about a natural clotting of the blood even in patients affected with heamophilia. In addition, Ayurvedic herbal medicines are given which act on the blood tissue, the liver and spleen and on the bone marrow. The overall effect of these medicines is to stimulate the bone marrow as well as the liver and spleen to produce sufficient amount of clotting factors required to prevent abnormal bleeding in affected individuals. If individuals affected with heamophilia do not respond to these simple Ayurvedic herbal medicines, additional herbo-mineral medicines are used which act on defective DNA and genes so as to restore the dysfunctional blood clotting system of the affected individual. Treatment is usually required for about four to six months, in which subcutaneous bleeding spots disappear completely, the bleeding from joints resolves gradually, and affected individuals report the spontaneous healing of cuts and wounds. Even individuals with severe hemophilia, who previously required periodical transfusion, report that after taking Ayurvedic herbal treatment, they do not require any further transfusions. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus be judiciously utilised in the successful management and treatment of heamophilia.



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Hearing Loss

Hearing loss which requires treatment can be of three types: Sensorineural hearing loss, conductive hearing loss, and a mixed type which involves hearing loss with both the previously mentioned types. It is best to conduct a thorough medical examination as well as an audiometry test to correctly diagnose the cause and type of hearing loss.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Hearing Loss

Ayurvedic medicines are effective in all types of hearing loss. The aim of treatment in sensorineural hearing loss is to help regenerate the auditory nerve, the parts of the inner ear connected to the auditory nerve, as well as to strengthen the hearing centre in the brain. Depending upon the severity of nerve damage, treatment from 3-6 months is usually required to help restore hearing to normal or near-normal levels. Other concurrent medical conditions like diabetes and hypertension may also have an impact upon the duration of treatment and the improvement observed with Ayurvedic medicines. In addition, elderly people with other nervous system involvement , for example, diseases like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, may also need to be treated concurrently for these diseases, before they can get benefit for hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss is usually related to damage in the middle ear, due to various reasons like recurrent infections, trauma, or congenital defects. The aim of treatment in this type of hearing loss is to repair the damage in the middle ear - usually related to the small bones which connect the ear drum to the auditory nerve. Ossification of these bones is the usual end-result, whic causes hearing loss.Treatment is aimed at healing these damaged bones to the extent possible, and removing or treating any known cause for the condition. Ayurvedic medicines are uni