Exploring Ayurveda For Cerebellar Ataxia And Pain Control

Western medicine is innovative, but if you search through PubMed, you find very few drug trials for degenerative cerebellar ataxia. There is no known cure for ataxia, so our best hope still lies in finding a therapy to ease the symptoms. With all the modern innovations available what if one possible answer lies in an ancient system of holistic healing? Ayurvedic medicine deserves a look. “Ayurveda” comes from the Sanskrit words Ayur (life) and Veda ( knowledge) and is the oldest (5,000-year-old) recorded system of medicine in history. It combines the concept of whole health; lifestyle, exercise, diet along with medicinal herb compounds, some which predate written history. Many traditional therapies are now being studied in a clinical setting using western methods of research, double-blind trials, and research review to prove or disprove their efficacy. The most promising trial we’ve previously highlighted is Degenerative Cerebellar Ataxia After Ayurvedic Therapy. In 2009 a joint study in India was conducted by…

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Cerebellar Ataxia and Ayurvedic Therapy Possibilities

MRI 2014

Gait, balance, hand coordination, vision, speech, swallowing, cognitive, mood problems, and fatigue are all related to the ataxia that develops because of cerebellar atrophy. Ataxia was once referred to as the “Drunken Sailor” syndrome a few hundred years ago. We can relate big time. The gait problems that arrive with the symptoms from Superficial Siderosis are just one of many that fall under the authority of ataxia. The nature of Gary’s cerebellar atrophy has dropped almost every single symptom directly in our lap. Vision issues have made driving no longer possible. Speech, swallowing, and coordination problems are intensified by fatigue. Cognitive issues appear to be evening out some as of late so being the glass half full part of this partnership I’m going to chalk that up to some positive effect of the green tea. As for mood, well we’ve been married 37 years, so we deal with that in…

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