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The Ayurvedic Perspective on the Etiopathogenesis of Neurodegeneration | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2380-5439

Journal of Health Education Research & Development
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The Ayurvedic Perspective on the Etiopathogenesis of Neurodegeneration

Jibin Joy*
Translational Scientific Research, Mundomthanath House, Poothrikka P.O, Puthencruz via Ernakulam, Kerala-682308, India
Corresponding Author : Jibin Joy
Translational Scientific Research, Mundomthanath House
Poothrikka P.O, Puthencruz via Ernakulam, Kerala-682308, India
Tel: +91-0484-2764941
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 06, 2015 Accepted: September 26, 2015 Published: September 28, 2015
Citation: Jibin Joy (2015) The Ayurvedic Perspective on the Etiopathogenesis of Neurodegeneration. J Health Edu Res Dev 3:137. doi:10.4172/2380-5439.1000137
Copyright: © 2015 Jibin Joy. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

The homeostatic signaling system in Homo sapiens is highly complex involving diverse physiological processes which are what enables the biological regulation of life. Human body is a highly dynamic system, the normal functioning of which is coordinated and maintained by a well-established mechanism of homeostatic regulation. Disorder genesis and progression has an underlying disruption in homeostatic regulation, even though pathophysiology and clinical presentations may vary. Progressive neurodegenerative conditions are an outcome of disrupted homeostatic regulation, which triggers accumulation of dysfunctions and impairment of neuroplasticity. Ayurveda considers neurodegenerative conditions to be brought by the imbalance of 'Vata', the energy that moves through the brain and the nerves. The scholars behind classical ayurvedic literature considered neural impulses to be a kind of air traveling through the body, controlling both voluntary and involuntary functions. Oxygen is the real time mediator of homeostatic signaling system and defective oxygen transport; thereby impairment in oxygenation is the prime underlying factor in neurodegenerative conditions. The broad spectrum therapeutic effects demonstrated by Withania Somnifera or Ashwagandha are a result of its profound mechanism of enhancement of oxygenation. Also the ayurvedic branch of medicine known as 'Rasa Shastra' uses 'Bhasma', traditionally prepared Nano medicines, some of which shows influential enhancement in oxygenation.

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