Q: My father is experiencing tremors in his hand since the last eight years. Of late, the condition has worsened. He has been taking allopathic medicines but has not found much relief. He is diagnosed with spinocerebellar ataxia 12. Can Ayurveda help?

Spinocerebellar ataxia is mainly a genetic disorder and is commonly indicated by derelicted coordination and associated tremors of hands. It progresses at a slow pace and also affects the gait and associated movements. 

In Ayurveda it can be correlated with Vata vyadhi (neurological disorders) and more specifically nanatmaja vyadhi (involving vata only).

Through Ayurveda we can provide palliative care and rehabilitate the patient via panchakarma therapies among which medicated enema will be very instrumental in treating the condition. Such patients are also given medicated ghee to consume. Such therapies have been found to significantly help in improving the symptoms.

Dr V L Shyam is a Dubai-based Ayurveda physician. Got a problem? Our fantastic panel of renowned experts is available to answer all your questions related to fashion, well-being, nutrition, finance and hypnotherapy. Email your queries to friday@gulfnews.com.

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