ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: CASE REPORT: MANAGEMENT OF CEREBELLAR ATROPHY THROUGH AYURVEDIC MEDICINES
Article Category: Case Reports
DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.110118
Author: Arjun M. *, Reshma T.
Abstract: Cerebellum is known as little brain and mainly controls and coordinates the movements of the body. It is the second largest part of the brain. The degeneration to the cerebellum results in cerebellar atrophy, which seriously alters the body movements, gait and speech. The ataxic gait also known as cerebellar ataxia is a cardinal symptom of the problem. In this case report, a 54-year-old male came to the OPD complaining of ataxic gait and scanning speech, which was diagnosed as cerebellar atrophy. Ayurvedic treatment mainly comprising of Abhrakabhasma along with Mahakalyanaka ghrita was given to the patient for a period of 50 days and found remarkable improvement in symptoms. The symptoms were assessed using Scale for the assessment and rating of ataxia (SARA), before and after the treatment i.e., on Day 0 and Day 101. The patient’s total score changed from 29 to 4 after the treatment. The patient was almost completely recovered within a period of 101 days. No adverse drug reactions were reported during the entire course of treatment. This case report focuses on the effect of Ayurvedic medicines in the management of Cerebellar ataxia as well as Cerebellar atrophy.
Keyword: Cerebellar atrophy, ataxia, Abhrakabhasma, Kampavata, Mahakalyanakaghrita