Ayurvedic treatment for Blepharospasm

The main reason for this condition is considered to be the disfunction of basal ganglia and it deranges the functioning of the trigeminal system and the seventh cranial nerve.

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Blepharospasm Ayurvedic Treatment At Matha

Blepharospasm is an involuntary forceful closure or spasm of the eyelids. It is not directly involved in vision, but since the patient is not able to open his eyes, vision becomes involved indirectly. Usually, it starts as a simple involuntary blinking of lids occasionally. Later, episodic closure of the lids develops. Gradually, the frequency of the episodes increases, and the interval between two episodes decreases.

The main reason for this condition is considered to be the dysfunction of basal ganglia and it deranges the functioning of the trigeminal system and the seventh cranial nerve.

According to ayurveda, the condition is due to Vata predominance. The vitiated Vata in turn deranges the functions of the lid. there are various methods to treat this condition. Simple ophthalmic medication alone will not work out. Methods that act upon the CNS is absolutely necessary.

Extraocular treatment procedures such as nasyam, sirovasthi, sirodhara, etc. are some among them. The selection of medicines used for such procedures is very important because the result lies in the medicines used.

Ophthalmic medications are also equally important. There are highly specified treatment procedures for the application of medicine in the eye to suit the anatomical and physiological peculiarities of the organ. The procedures such as tharpanam, putapakam, pindi, etc. are found to be effective.

Blepharospasm refers to a condition where there is involuntary and forceful contraction of the eyelids, leading to their closure beyond the individual’s control. Initially, symptoms may include itching or frequent involuntary blinking, which may go unnoticed. Gradually, blinking becomes more frequent and forceful, resulting in forceful closure of the eyelids. This condition can cause practical difficulties for the individual, such as an inability to express emotions like crying, laughing, or smiling, impacting social communication.

While blepharospasm does not directly affect vision, the inability to open the eyes can significantly impair daily activities. In severe cases, the spasm may spread to neighboring muscles such as the jaws, cheeks, eyebrows, and even the forehead, exacerbating the problem.

Blepharospasm is often an independent condition with its own etiological factors and progressive nature. However, it can sometimes be confused with other conditions like dystonia, facial paralysis, or myasthenia. Thus, a differential diagnosis is essential for proper treatment.

In Ayurveda, blepharospasm is seen as a disorder of Vata, the dosha responsible for movement. The eyelids, being predominantly Kapha-dominant, are affected by the disorder of Vata. Treatment aims to normalize the function of Vata in the eyelids.

Treatment involves oral medications to control Vata, as well as localized treatments on the head region, such as Nasya (nasal medication) and Shirovasti (oil pooling on the head). Specific eye massages, hot fermentations, and Nitro Tarpana (medicated eye filling) may also be employed to strengthen the muscles and nerves of the eyelids.

Stress and tension exacerbate blepharospasm, so stress management techniques like yoga, pranayama, and relaxation exercises are beneficial. Additionally, strengthening and soothing treatments for affected muscles, such as Gandusa and Ropana, may be employed.

Treatment may involve hospitalization initially, followed by home care with medications and lifestyle adjustments. Monitoring and supervision by experienced practitioners are crucial throughout the treatment process. Overall, a comprehensive approach addressing physical, mental, and muscular aspects yields the best results in managing blepharospasm.

Systematic ayurvedic cure for Blepharospasm

According to ayurveda, the condition is due to Vata predominance. The vitiated Vata in turn deranges the functions of the lid. there are various methods to treat this condition. Simple ophthalmic medication alone will not work out. Methods that act upon the CNS are absolutely necessary.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am 45 years old male. One year back, I experienced that my eyelids are blinking frequently and I am not able to control or resist it. Initially, I did not consider it seriously. Gradually, the problem increased. Sometimes, the eyes were closed and I could not open easily. After checkups, doctors informed that it is blepharospasm. Oral medicines and injection on the eye lid were started. But I got only temporary relief. The spasm and closure of the eyelids are continuing. Is there any treatment in ayurveda?

Yes, there are methods in ayurveda to manage this condition. Simple ophthalmic medication is not enough. Treatment procedures that act on the central nervous system are necessary. So, we prefer an inpatient level of hospitalized treatment.

I am 58 years old man and I am diabetic. I am diagnosed with blepharospasm. In spite of different medicines, the condition is getting worsened. I am not able to open my eyes freely and always in a spastic condition. Is there anything in ayurveda to support me ?

There are methods in ayurveda to help you. But a permanent cure depends on many other factors. A detailed investigation on ayurvedic basis is necessary before proceeding. Anyways, you will get betterment with ayurvedic treatment.

I am 61 years old lady and my eye problem was diagnosed as blepharospasm 2 years back. Now, I am not able to open or close my eyes voluntarily. It is forcilbly getting closed and very difficult to open voluntarily. I am great pain due to this condition. Is there a permanent cure ?

There are lots of patients who have got a permanent cure, but it may not happen in all patients and all conditions of blepharospasm. Anyway, ayurveda can reduce the intensity of your condition. For that, you will have to undergo systematic ayurvedic treatment procedures.

I am 42 years old lady working on computer 8 to 10 hours daily. Recently, I noticed my eyelids are blinking frequently beyond my control. I went for a checkup and doctors informed me it is the starting of blepharospasm. They gave me a warning that there is a possibility of increasing the problem and there is no total cure for this. Oral medicines are continued and also suggested injections on eyelid later. Doctor, can the progression of disease be controlled by ayurveda? and will I be able to continue my profession in future?

Do not worry. This profession is treatable in ayurveda. But a simple eye drops or oral medicines are not enough for you. You have to undergo a systematic ayurvedic line of treatment. For this, you have to spare a period of 2 to 3 weeks with total eye rest. Inpatient treatment is also compulsory. Systematic ayurvedic treatment procedures such as nasyam, sirovasthi, tharpanam etc. with very specific selective medicines are advised for you. It will give you good results.

Doctor, I have a very serious eye problem. I am a 45 years old lady. My problem is episodic closure of my eyelids with spasm. I am not able to open my eyes under my control. This problem is there for the last 4-5 years. They say it is blepharospasm. At present, I am using medicines, and also taking injections on the eye lids according to the directions of doctor. But I have only temporary relief. I am really worried of this problem. Is there anything to be done in ayurveda?

See, your tension and worries will only increase the problem. Mental relaxation is absolutely necessary for better results of the treatment. There is treatment in ayurveda to help you. Be prepared for a scientific and systematic ayurvedic treatment as an inpatient. A period of 2 to 3 weeks may be needed. Even after that, you will have to continue some medications at home. Anyway, detailed in-person consultation and discussion is necessary before the start of treatment.

I am a patient with blepharospasm for the last 4 years. Now, I am 62 years old. I have taken botox injection 3 times already. But the results are always temporary only. Doctors say that I have to continue the same again and again.

You will have to undergo systematic ayurvedic treatment. This will consist of inpatient (admitted) level treatment first and then continuous medications at home thereafter. It will help you at least to prolong the interval between the injections.

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