Muscular Dystrophy Society India (A charter of Ayush Samiti)
|Ayush Muscular Dystrophy Society India (AMDS India)
The Ayush Samiti works with different professional organizations, government
departments, institutions and social organisations for the cause. Dr Mukesh
Jain, secretary of Ayush Samiti, is a well known ayurvedic physician,
researcher, author and teacher since 1981. He is past President of Indian
Society of Clinical Ayurveda and currently Ayurvedic head of Ayush Muscular
The Society, has been active in the field of authentic Ayurvedic supportive
treatment and rehabilitation which was first intitiated by Dr Mukesh Jain under
expert clinical guidance of Padma Shri Prof M P Pandey in Central Medical
Institute, Bhilai in 1995. The Patients are diagnosed by modern methods.
Ayurvedic Panch Karma and Yoga therapists then carry out a family support based
rehabilitation program, which increases the duration of the ambulatory stage.
This Ayurvedic approach has been developed wherein patient’s care taker is also
actively invloved in the rehabilitative programs at a special Sanjivani clinic
in Bhilai. This holistic approach has proven to be more beneficial to the
families and is being explored further.
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A number of families of afflicted children are registered with AMD society,
which is involved in helping families with information about all aspects of NMD
including Ayurvedic Treatment, Yoga, physiotherapy, diet, monitoring the
breathing, and updates about what is new in the form treatments that may be in
Muscular dystrophy is not a single disease but a group of hereditary muscle
destroying disorders, vary in their inheritance pattern, age of onset, initial
muscle attacked and rate of progression. It is no incurable condition, rather it
is a genetic problem for which no satisfactory treatment have yet been found in
any system of medicine.
Diagnosis & Further Research
The muscle biopsy & DNA Test are most important investigations. High levels of
creatinine phosphokinase, or CK, in the blood can confirm the diagnosis.
Electromyography, shows the typical features of a muscle dystrophy.
Histochemistry & Immuno-histochemistry uses antibodies to detect the presence or
absence of proteins. This analysis can show whether the cells are missing
dystrophin (indicating DMD or BMD), sarcoglycans (limb-girdle MD), merosin
(congenital MD) or other proteins whose absence causes specific muscular
Fight & Win Muscular Dystrophy
AMDS India wish to inform you of the promising results that we have achieved at
our special clinic in treating the debilitating effects of muscular dystrophy
using Ayurveda and Yoga based techniques. The Muscular Dystrophy programme being
run at Sanjivani Hospital Bhilai, India focuses on - (i) Reducing weight, (ii)
Improving muscle tone and functional ability in patients using specific
Panchkarma procedures, specially developed Rasayana supplement, and yogic
support. Following promising medicines are being used at Sanjivani Wellness
Centre in Bhilai under Panch Karma Program on NMD since 2001:-
1. Mamsagni Rasayana 500 mg twice daily with milk.
2. Sukumar Guggul Rasayana 125 mg twice daily with water.
3. Liquid Ashwagandharitha or Balaristha 10-20 ml twice daily
4. Abhyanga with Shatbala Prasarni oil & Til-Mash Pinda Sweda
5. Anuvasana Vasti with Shatbala Prasarni Oil.
Presentation on Muscular Dystrophy