Don't lose the hope, when its dark, stars come out. It seems present time is era of diseases. Everyone has the minor to major health ailments. Staying positive during the illness, helps in better healing. There is great saying – when 'I' is replaced by 'we' even illness become wellness.

Friedreich's Ataxia? Have you heard this name before or have you seen anyone diagnosed with this disorder? Friedreich's Ataxia is one more name in the list of neurodegenerative diseases. It is described as genetic, progressive, neurodegenerative movement disorder, starts between 10 and 15 years usually before the age of 25. It is a common form of inherited ataxia. It comprises the variety of neurological problems, cardiomyopathy, diabetes, scoliosis etc. FRDA is mostly associated with cardiomyopathy, a disease of cardiac muscle which may lead to heart failure. Although there is no permanent cure for this disease but symptoms can be managed. But Ayurvedic treatment for Friedreich's Ataxia is effective to manage the symptoms of this disorder.

What is the cause of Friedreich's Ataxia (FRDA)?

It is caused by abnormalities (mutations) in the FXN gene which codes for frataxin, a protein. This protein is required for proper functioning of mitochondria (energy producing parts of our cells). In People with Friedreich's Ataxia both copies of the FXN gene are abnormal that are not able to produce adequate amounts of frataxin. Due to this tissues which are dependent on cellular energy production (nerve and heart cells) start to degenerate.

If one experiences these symptoms then it is friedreich's ataxia

  • Progressive Ataxia of limbs
  • Weak legs
  • Muscles weakness
  • Slurred speech (dysarthria)
  • Lack of coordination
  • Change in vision especially color vision
  • Scoliosis
  • Foot abnormalities like clubfoot
  • Loss of hearing
  • Inward turning of feet
  • Spine curves sideways (Scoliosis)
  • Enlargement of the heart or impaired pumping capacity (Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy)

Ayurvedic treatment - a safe, reliable way to manage the Friedreich's Ataxia

In lap of Mother Nature there are various herbs which help to heal the sickness. Ayurveda, traditional science of healing in which inherent properties of herbs are used to treat the diseases. In Ayurveda cause of neurodegenerative diseases is imbalance of vata dosha. Friedreich's Ataxia is due to beeja dosha.

Protein frataxin is interrelated with pranavata which controls the action of udana and further vyana vata is impaired and induced gati. Due to the decreased pranayatna (action potential) there is a less ATP production (urga karma). It further leads to decreased cellular metabolism (known as bala in ayurveda) and amadrvya is produced at the cellular levels. This ama creates the obstruction and iron alteration and reacts with oxygen to produce free radicals (known as amavisha) and destroys cellular processes. Friedreich's ataxia is known to be caused due to imbalance in vata, the prana, udana and vyana types of vata.

Various herbs like

  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri)
  • Tagar (Valeriana wallichii)

are very helpful to manage the symptoms of Friedreich's Ataxia.

Ayurvedic treatment for Friedreich's Ataxia by Planet Ayurveda

Ayurvedic treatment for Friedreich's Ataxia comprises herbal remedies to manage the symptoms of FRDA. All the herbal supplements are prepared from the herbs and natural ingredients. Moreover these herbal supplements are completely safe for the use as they are free from any color, preservative, chemicals, starch etc.

1. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is considered as the one of most potent herb in Ayurveda. Use of this herb is very effective to manage the neurodegenerative disorders. It is an effective herb for stress, anxiety, nervous breakdown, neuropathy due to diabetes. This herbs accts as the powerful nervine tonic. Use of this herb helps in the strengthening of muscles, even relieves the muscle spasm and fatigue. This herb has amazing property help to balance the vata dosha. It is vata dosha which helps to improve the body movements including the movements of nerve impulses throughout the nervous system in Friedreich's Ataxia. This herb helps to strengthen the body. Hence, in Friedreich's Ataxia, ashwagandha capsules help to manage the symptoms of Friedreich's Ataxia.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals.

2. BRAHMI CAPSULES

Brahmi capsules are procured from pure extracts of herb Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri). It is another beneficial herb for brain. In neurodegenerative problems this herb acts in an amazing way as it helps to improve the neuron degeneration. Rejuvenating, anti-oxidant and anti-stress properties of this herb are good to relieve nervous exhaustion and mental fatigue.

Dose – 2 capsules two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

3. STRESS SUPPORT

As the name of this herbal product suggests that it is meant to manage the depression and stress. For Ayurvedic treatment for Friedreich's Ataxia, stress support works well. These capsules are made from the pure extracts of herbs which help to relax the mind and body. These herbs help to prevent oxidative damage due to stress. These 3 herbs - Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Tagar (Valeriana wallichii) and Brahmi (Bacopa monnoieri) are used in the production of stress support. These herbs work altogether in a synergetic way to manage the symptoms of Friedreich's Ataxia. Herb Ashwagandha forms up the ojas and balances the vata dosha in the nervous system and the mind.

Dose: - 1 capsule, twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

4. VRIHAT VATCHINTAMANI RAS

This herbal product is prepared by the combination of various natural ingredients like Swarna Bhasma, Rajata Bhasma, Abhraka Bhasma, Loha Bhasma, Pravala Bhasma, Mukta Bhasma and Suta Bhasma. All the natural ingredients used in the formulation of Vrihat vat chintamani ras help to maintain the healthy functioning of brain. In Friedreich's Ataxia, this herbal product is very helpful to manage the symptoms. It helps to balance the vata dosha which is responsible for Friedreich's Ataxia. Hence it is an effective herbal formulation of Planet for maintaining healthy nervous system.

Dosage - As advised by the physician

5. BRAHMI CHYAWANPRASH

Brahmi Chyawanprash is an amazing unique blend of Amla (Emblica officianalis), Brahmi (Bacopa monieri) and 48 other herbs. This herbal jam is meant to maintain the overall wellbeing of body. It helps to boost up the immunity as well strength and energy in the body. In Friedreich's Ataxia, consumption of this herbal jam is very useful to improve the brain functions. It also helps to manage the symptoms of this neurodegenerative disorder.

Dosage - 2 -3 tea spoon full, twice to thrice daily after meals, preferably with milk.

Why should one go for planet ayurveda?

  • All the products are 100% pure.
  • Efficacy of the herbs is checked in the labs before making any herbal formulation.
  • Products are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch and any color.
  • All the products are manufactured under the guidance of highly experienced MD Ayurveda doctors.
Author's Bio: 

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: http://www.planetayurveda.com & Download our Android App Planet Aurveda from Google Play Store