What are neurological disorders?
The manifestations of neurological disorders depend on how and which part of the nervous system is affected: central or peripheral, or there are combined disorders.
- The central part includes both brains: The brain and the spinal cord. They process information about what is happening in the body, as well as control and coordinate all its reactions and functions. This applies both to the organism internally and to its contacts with the environment. This is realized with the help of the peripheral part of the nervous system.
- It is a continuation of the brain and includes the nerves of the body, its divisions/cervical, shoulders, lumbar, and other / and ganglia. Finished, brain impulses are transmitted to the limbs and various organs, and response is returned.
- Neurological diseases are disorders that can occur anywhere in this chain. The brain, for example, can become inflamed, since meningitis is an inflammation of the outer layer, and encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain matter itself. Many other neurological disorders are associated with the brain: atherosclerosis, depression, phobia, epilepsy, autism, personality disorders, etc.
Different Ayurvedic treatments for neurological disorders
Speaking of treating neurological disorders associated with Vata, we have to clarify one thing. Vata is responsible for all the movements of the body, so without that energy, the other two Doshas cannot flow in the body. Therefore, disturbances in Vata can even cause blockages in Pitta and Kapha.
And generally, when one Dosha becomes unbalanced, it also causes imbalances in the other two. Therefore, the Ayurvedic specialist must determine what are the imbalances and the extent of the deviations of the Doshas, in order to prescribe a treatment, etc., a way to restore their natural proportions that are unique to all.
From a philosophical point of view, Vata is related to wind and space, individually, with lightness, dryness, and coldness. Like everything else, these can also be balanced with their opposites. Therefore, to calm Vata, food must be heavier, oily, fluid and hot, freshly prepared, and the flavors salty, sweet.
- Basmati rice
Foods to avoid:
- Pineapple and so on
Vegetables to add to the menu:
- Sweet potatoes
The spices are also heating up. For example:
Black pepper and so on, since according to the opinion of the Ayurvedic specialist oils can be taken internally. Traditionally, you can drink a cup of ginger tea in the morning and at night before bed, a cup of turmeric milk.
Along with the Ayurvedic nutritional regimen, cleansing of toxins that accumulate in the body should also be performed as an essential part of restoring the natural state and optimal functioning of the organs. Externally it is done with the pouring of oils to warm the body, massages, herbal rubs, as well as herbal sauna.
Oils are opposed to dryness, as the most beneficial are hemp, flax, sesame, oil, ghee, and others. Internal cleansing is done with laxatives and cleansers. Treatment also includes meditation and yoga – selected asanas and exercises for neurological disorders.