Title: Ayurvedic Management of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy: A Case Study
Authors: Dr Sarita Sonale Alias, Dr Sarita Gaikwad
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare, progressive or relapsing neuromuscular disorder with chronicity of more than 8 weeks, manifesting in to bilaterally symmetrical proximal and distal weakness of muscles of extremities, tingling, numbness, fatigue, gait imbalance with loss of deep tendon reflexes. It is also termed as an Auto immune disorder for which no specific and effective treatment is available, though Plasmapheresis, steroid therapy, immunotherapy, stem cell therapy, etc. have been tried with variable success rates. Here is a case study that was treated by Modern medicine by steroids and Plasmapheresis for more than 2 months with no improvement but case was only deteriorated. Such case came to Ayurvedic Research ward, Sassoon General Hospital in bed ridden state. With initiation of Ayurvedic treatment, there was marked improvement in his condition, and the bed ridden patient began to walk. This case study showed a ray of hope to thousands of such poor sufferers of C.I.D.P., that Ayurved has potential and strength to effectively treat this progressive neurological disorder.
Keywords: Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (C.I.D.P.), Guillain Barre Syndrome, Auto immune disease, Ayurvedic management, Aam-vat vyadhi.