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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Friday, June 9, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of SPS (Stiff Person Syndrome) - Rare Autoimmune Disease

Stiff Person Syndrome

Stiff Person Syndrome is a very rare syndrome which occurs in about one in a million. This syndrome is most common in middle-aged people. This syndrome is also known as Stiff Man Syndrome. It is a neurological disorder with an unclear cause, characterized by progressive stiffness and rigidity. This syndrome is frequently associated with some other autoimmune diseases like thyroiditis, diabetes, pernicious anemia and vitiligo. The exact cause of Stiff Person Syndrome is unknown as it is a very rare syndrome.


The severity and progression of stiff person syndrome vary from person to person. The person feels stiffness, pain and discomfort in the neck and lower back. The hips and shoulders are also affected by Stiff Person Syndrome. As the disease progresses the leg muscles get stiff. Sometimes stiffness may progress involving the face or arms. Muscle spasm are very painful in this situation which worsen existing stiffness. Spasms may last for an hour. Daily activities and routine work get affected due to Stiff Person Syndrome. Some person get so affected that they have to use walker or wheelchair. Most conditions occur due to respiratory problems, diabetic conditions, thyroiditis, pernicious anemia and vitiligo. Stiff Person Syndrome also increases the incidence of epilepsy.


Stiff Person Syndrome patients have high amount of glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody titers. Glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody is a presynaptic autoantigen that play a role in the condition but these autoantibodies affect SPS patients are not known. These syndrome patients have high titer GAD antibodies that inhibit GABA- receptor- associated proteins.


According to Ayurveda Stiff Person Syndrome involves toxicity, weak digestive capacity, imbalance of physiology and the imbalance of immunity in body. In Stiff Person Syndrome vata and kapha dosha is imbalanced most prominently. In this condition there are some products by Planet Ayurveda which help in managing this syndrome as Ayurvedic medications are good for healing and managing the disease from its root cause. Planet Ayurveda has six products which reduce the sign and symptoms of Stiff Person Syndrome.

1) Pitta Balance

These herbal capsules contain ingredients like coral calcium, agate calcium, pearl calcium, tinospora cordifolia stem extracts etc in it. These ingredients have the properties to balance vata, pitta and kapha dosha in the body. Due to its wonderful and cooling effect it helps in reducing leg cramps, muscular cramps which occur during Stiff Person Syndrome.

Dosage: one capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

2) Boswellia Curcumin

It has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, analgesic properties in it. Boswellia contains boswellic acid in it which can fight against inflammation, swelling and stiffness in body. Curcumin has antioxidant properties in it which not only supports joint but also have neuroprotective activity in it. The combination of Boswellia and Curcumin provides support to the immunity hence beneficial in reducing signs and symptoms of Stiff Person Syndrome.

Dosage: One capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

3) Ashwagandha Capsules

These capsules is one of the most important adaptogen in the ayurvedic system of medicine. This product contain root extract of Ashwgandha which helpful for fatigue, stress, anxiety, nervous breakdown, diabetes etc which are beneficial in Stiff Person Syndrome. This herb has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in it which helps in reducing the causes and symptoms of Stiff Person Syndrome as it is useful in respiratory problems, skin problems, decreased immunity, anxiety, fatigue etc. It helps in suppressing any kind of foreign body, promotes development and growth of the body.

Dosage: one to two capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

4) Yograj Guggul

This herbal product contain ingredients like ajmoda, jeeraka, ela, chavya, ela, rasna, triphala, musta, trikatu, usheera, guggulu, gokshura, dhanyaka etc in it. These ingredients has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, muscle relaxant, carminative, antioxidant, Adaptogenic properties in it which is useful in pain disorders, stiffness, swelling in joints, muscle spasm, backache with stiffness, joint stiffness. This product increases the strength and immunity in body. All these conditions during Stiff Person Syndrome is managed by Yograj Guggul.

Dosage: One to two tablets twice or thrice a day before or after meals.

5) Vrt Vaat Chita Mani Ras

This product is a blend of herbal and mineral ingredients. The ingredients in this ras are parade, gandhak, loh bhasma, vanga bhasma, swarna bhasma, shilajatu bhasma, rajat bhasma, chitraka, bhringraj and arjuna etc in it. This product balances vata, pitta and kapha dosha in body. This product helps in treating signs and symptoms of Stiff Person Syndrome like diabetes, respiratory diseases, stiffness in body, muscular cramps and pain in body and increase immunity.

Dosage: One pill daily with milk can be consumed by the patient.

6) Brahmi Capsules

This product contains natural high- quality extract of Brahmi plant. This herb contains alkaloids, saponins, sterols, stimastorol, betulic acid, betasitosterol, bacopasaponins and bacosides etc in it which improves retention of memory, helps in treating convulsions, prevents epilepsy attacks which are common in Stiff Person Syndrome. It has anti-inflammatory properties which reduces inflammation and pain, treats skin problems, increase metabolism, improve respiratory health problems, skin problems.

Dosage: One to two capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

All these products are beneficial in preventing the signs and symptoms of Stiff Person Syndrome as these are natural and safe for use without causing any further defect to body. These product gives best result in Stiff Person Syndrome.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow this article is really helpful. I will share this article with my grandparents. Thank you so such for sharing such a nice information. Best wishes and Regards