Ayurvedic Treatment for BLEPHAROSPASM

Ayurvedic Treatment for Blepharospasm is based on Ayurvedic concept of Vata dosha derangement. In Ayurveda, such condition is comparable with Kruchronmeelana which is postulated to be resultant of vata vitiation. Due to the causative factors, excess vitiation of doshas occur in the body, vitiated doshas move through the ‘netranadi’ to the eyes. Doshas particularly vata accumulated in the eyelids produce involuntary blinking.    Blepharospasm is the involuntary blinking or twitching of the eyelids.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BLEPHAROSPASM
  • CAUSES OF BLEPHAROSPASM
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF BLEPHAROSPASM
  • DIAGNOSIS OF BLEPHAROSPASM
  • TREATMENTS FOR BLEPHAROSPASM
  • PROGNOSIS OF BLEPHAROSPASM
  • COMPLICATIONS OF BLEPHAROSPASM
  • BLEPHAROSPASM  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF BLEPHAROSPASM
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF BLEPHAROSPASM
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF BLEPHAROSPASM
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BLEPHAROSPASM
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF BLEPHAROSPASM
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR BLEPHAROSPASM
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR BLEPHAROSPASM
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR BLEPHAROSPASM
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR BLEPHAROSPASM
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR BLEPHAROSPASM
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR BLEPHAROSPASM
  • YOGA FOR BLEPHAROSPASM
  • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF BLEPHAROSPASM

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BLEPHAROSPASM

  • Blinking
  • Eye irritations
  • Photophobia

CAUSES OF BLEPHAROSPASM

  • The exact cause is unknown
  • Abnormal functioning of the brain’s basal ganglia.
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Certain medications
  • Hormonal changes

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF BLEPHAROSPASM

Blepharospasm is associated with an abnormal function of the basal ganglion from an unknown cause. The basal ganglion is the part of the brain responsible for controlling the muscles.

DIAGNOSIS OF BLEPHAROSPASM

  • Proper history taking
  • Diagnosis is done by proper examination of the eyelid by the doctor

TREATMENTS OF BLEPHAROSPASM

  • Anticholinergic drugs
  • Surgical interventions
  • Injection of botulinum toxin

PROGNOSIS OF BLEPHAROSPASM

Botulinum toxin and surgery help to control blepharospasm but may not cure it.

COMPLICATIONS OF BLEPHAROSPASM

  • Complications may arise after the botulinum toxin injection and surgery.

BLEPHAROSPASM AND AYURVEDA

In Ayurveda, such condition is comparable with Kruchronmeelana which is postulated to be resultant of vata vitiation.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF BLEPHAROSPASM

  • Excess vitiation of vata dosha
  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Exposure to dust and smoke

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF BLEPHAROSPASM

  • Twitching of eyelids

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF BLEPHAROSPASM

Due to the causative factors, excess vitiation of doshas occur in the body, vitiated doshas move through the ‘netranadi’ to the eyes. Doshas particularly vata accumulated in the eyelids produce involuntary blinking.

LAKSHANA – AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BLEPHAROSPASM

  • Krichra unmeelana – involuntary blinking of eyelids

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF BLEPHAROSPASM

  • Sadhya vyadhi – curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR BLEPHAROSPASM

Ayurvedic local treatment for BLEPHAROSPASM

  • Netraseka – pouring of medicines into the eyes
  • Netratarpana – with triphala ghrita, jivanthyadi ghrita

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR BLEPHAROSPASM

  • Dhanwantharam Kashayam
  • Ashtavargam Kashayam
  • Drakshadi Kashayam
  • Pachanamrutham Kashayam
  • Bala Tailam
  • Kshirabala Tailam
  • Dhanwantharam tailam
  • Sahacharadi Tailam
  • Maharasnadi kashayam
  • Dasamularishtam
  • Dhanwantharam ghrita
  • Rasarajaras

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES TREATMENT FOR BLEPHAROSPASM

Ayurvedic medicines for internal administration for blepharospasm

  • Dhanwantharam Kashayam
  • Ashtavargam Kashayam
  • Drakshadi Kashayam
  • Pachanamrutham Kashayam
  • Bala Tailam
  • Kshirabala Tailam
  • Dhanwantharam tailam
  • Sahacharadi Tailam
  • Maharasnadi kashayam
  • Dasamularishtam
  • Dhanwantharam ghrita
  • Rasarajaras

HOME REMEDIES FOR BLEPHAROSPASM

  • Warm swab application may reduce the spasm
  • Gentle eyelid rubbing

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR BLEPHAROSPASM

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like hot, pungent, salty and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume a balanced diet
  • Avoid exposure to dust and smoke
  • Oil massage on the head alleviates vata dosha

YOGA FOR BLEPHAROSPASM

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from the eye irritations associated with blepharospasm

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF BLEPHAROSPASM

  1. Management of blepharospasm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1298706/

  • Efficacy of Netraseka in Blepharospasm w.s.r to Kruchronmeelana

https://www.ijam.co.in/index.php/ijam/article/view/1559

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