AYURVEDIC MANAGMENT OF SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY(SMA)-A CASE REPORT

Authors

  • Prapulla K Post Graduate Scholar

Keywords:

Beeja doshajanya vyadhi, Majjagata vata, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Udanavruta Prana Vata

Abstract

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a set of autosomal recessive disorder characterized by progressive muscle atrophy and motor neuron loss, often resulting in dependency and shortened life span. SMA affects roughly 1 in 10,000 live births. According to Ayurveda, this disease comes under the purview of Beeja Doshajanya Vyadhi, Udanavruta Prana Vata, Majjagata Vata and its symptoms are Bala kshaya, Karma kshaya, Varna hani, Ojokshaya and Marana. A 28-year-old male graduate was admitted to SDM Hospital in Hassan, complaints of difficulty in climbing stairs and walking with assistance since seven years, associated with slurred speech for the same period of time. Initially Rookshana and Avaranahara line of management was done. Followed by Samanya Vatavyadhi chikitsa (Brimhana) and Shamanoushadhi. Patient had a remarkable improvement in symptoms and quality of life(QOL)

Key words: Beeja doshajanya vyadhi, Majjagata vata, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Udanavruta Prana Vata.

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Published

2023-01-14

How to Cite

K, P. (2023). AYURVEDIC MANAGMENT OF SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY(SMA)-A CASE REPORT . Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM), 10(6). Retrieved from http://jahm.co.in/index.php/jahm/article/view/594