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Dementia! The words ‘loss of memory’ does not justify the intensity of the disorder. Gradually losing the mental health or ability is quite destructive. Triggered by physical changes in the brain, there treatment has no cure in the western medications. Is there a cure for Dementia? Yes. Even the modern medical sciences that couldn’t find cure for dementia found the hint for curing dementia in Ayurveda.

Ayurveda and Dementia

Ayurveda classifies age related disorders, geriatrics as Rasayanatantra.  It is the most common problem in elders, across the world. Ayurveda classics marked this condition as a natural phenomenon, a transitional phase caused due to ageing.

Dementia is a Vata disorder (PranaVata) in Ayurveda. Abnormal movements or lack of normalcy in the body movements is influenced by Vata. There is no specific or single cause that affects the normal functions of the brain or damages the brain cells. Lifestyle, drinking, smoking, excessive stress, and many other habits collectively leads to gradual damage of brain cells, aggravation of Vata in the brain.

Ayurvedic Treatments for Dementia

Panchakarma Therapy

Panchakarma and Rasayana therapy are quite effective in addressing dementia. Ayurveda do not aim at rejuvenation of brain as a treatment. It is perceived as a whole body imbalance triggered by any specific dosha imbalance.

Detox therapy – Panchakarma bring wonderful change in rejuvenating the dry, damaged and degenerative brain cells and nerves. The therapeutic procedures involve,

  • Vamana
  • Virechana
  • Nasya
  • Vasti

In addition, procedures like Shirodhara and Abhyanga are highly effective in rejuvenating the nerves and brain cells. It nourishes the whole body. Along with this internal medicines are administered.

Ayurvedic Medicines and Herbs

Ayurveda uses the medicinal herbs packed with antioxidants, immune boosting and anti-inflammatory compounds. The herbs improve the cognitive functions of the brain and boost the memory, which in turn slow down the brain aging and strengthen the nervous system.

The top five ayurvedic formulations / plant proven effective for slowing down the brain age include the following:

  • Ashwagandha
  • Brahmi
  • Shankhpushpi
  • Gotu Kola
  • Guggul
  • Licorice

Among these herbs, Ashwagandha, called as Indian Gensingcounts as the best medicine for dementia. It has multiple healing properties that boost the brain functions. It is an adaptogen, anti-stress element, holds versatile compounds that soothe your body and brain. It has proven to enhance the neuro-degenerative conditions.

Brahmi is an excellent Ayurvedic medicine for mental health. It combats against oxidative stress and enhance the co-ordination. It also stimulate and strengthen the nervous system.

Apart from treatment for dementia based on individual diagnosis, certain things help control and prevent dementia.

Lifestyle plays a major role in prevention and management of dementia. Including the nourishing foods that are highly nutritious helps prevention.

  • Include nuts and seeds
  • Get adequate sunshine for Vitamin D
  • Omega 3 and magnesium levels
  • Meditation and regular breathing exercise
  • Adequate sleep and rest
  • Physical activates

Dementia needs a combination treatment approach, which calls for a treatment for a specific duration which range from 15 to 35 days. Make sure to get appropriate diagnosis and consultation from the comprehensive Ayurvedic wellness center in Melbourne, at Ayurways.

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