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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Arachnoiditis - Symptoms & Causes

The word Arachnoiditis means "inflammation of the arachnoid". It is rare disease condition. Most of the peoples are not aware about this disease. It is incurable but it can be managed with the Ayurveda. Ayurveda provides number of herbs which has positive results without any side effects. Ayurveda treatment involves different herbs such as Ashwangandha, Shallaki, curcumin, kalonji, methi etc. These herbs have ability to manage the symptoms of disease. Here we will discuss the different aspects of Arachnoiditis and its Ayurvedic treatment.


It is a painful condition that involves the inflammation of arachnoid i.e. the middle of three membranes that surround and protect the brain and the nerves of the spinal cord.

There may be different reasons involved in the inflammation of arachnoid such as after surgery, spinal cord injury, infection, or irritation from chemicals injected into the spine. It may result in damage of spinal nerves, causing them to scar and clump together. It may also effects the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in brain and spinal cord.


It has not regular symptoms involve. But common symptoms are-

  • Irritation, scarring, and binding of nerve roots and blood vessels
  • Tingling, numbness, or weakness in the legs
  • Sensations that may feel like insects crawling on the skin or water trickling down the leg
  • Severe shooting pain that can be similar to an electric shock sensation
  • Muscle cramps, spasms and uncontrollable twitching
  • Bladder, bowel and sexual problems
  • Stinging and burning pain
  • Neurologic problems
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Stiffness


It has different causes and it can be categorized in the following four groups:

  • Trauma: The meninges can be endure trauma as a result of spinal surgery (often multiple procedures), cranial or spinal injury, or needle insertion to remove CSF for testing.
  • Injections: Injection of anesthestic drugs, corticosteroids, medications, or medical dyes/chemicals injected near the spinal cord (epidural) or directly into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
  • Infection: Infection of the arachnoid/CSF (meningitis)
  • Blood: Blood in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) secondary to trauma, spontaneous bleeding, or infection


As per Ayurveda there are three main energies in the body i.e. vata, pitta and kapha, are responsible for healthy wellbeing. Imbalance of any three may result in any health complications. Ayurveda has focus to balance these doshas and therefore manages health problems.


Planet Ayurveda offers 100% natural treatment for different diseases. They offer different formulations like capsules, tablet and powders. These are pure herbal formulation which are free from chemicals, preservatives. They offer following combination of medicines for the treatment of arachnoiditis:

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2. Boswellia-Ccurcumin
  3. Hakam Churna
  4. Yograj Guggul
  5. Vrt Vaat Chintamani Ras


1. Ashwagandha Capsules

These are pure herbal capsules prepared from Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) extract.

Withania somnifera - It is also known as Winter Cherry. It is a small shrub which belongs to family Solanaceae. Ashwagandha is native to India, parts of Africa and Mediterranean.

Uses- It is very well known herb in Ayurveda for its health benefits. It helps to promote the overall wellbeing of body. It also enhances the immunity of body. Helps to reduce the inflammation as it possess the anti-inflammatory properties. Use of these capsule are beneficial in fatigue, stress and weakness.

Dosage- 1-2 capsules twice daily after 30 min of meals.

2. Cap. Boswellia Curucmin

These are herbal capsules obtained from two anti-inflammatory herbs - Shallaki (Boswellia serrate) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa).

  • Shallaki (Boswellia serrate) - It contains terpenoids called Boswellic acids that possess anti-inflammatory properties. It is useful in various inflammatory conditions.
  • Curcumin (Curcuma longa) - It is main constituent of turmeric that has wide range of medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

Uses- These capsules are useful in the management of symptoms associated with disease condition like Tingling, numbness, or weakness in the legs, Muscle cramps, spasms and uncontrollable twitching etc.

Dosage- 1-2 capsules twice daily, after meals with plain water.

3. Hakam Churna

This powder formulation is also called "Tridoshic Rasayan". It is helpful in relieving pain, back ache and other painful inflammatory conditions.


  • Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum)
  • Kalonji (Nigella sativa)
  • Methi (Trigonelia foencum graecum)
  • Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi)

Uses- These herbs are packed with vata pacifying properties which is main cause of this disease as per Ayurveda. It is very good remedy for management of arachnoiditis.

Dose- 3-5 grams of this powder should be consumed with hot water, two times in a day.

4. Tab. Yograj Guggul

These are herbal tablets offered by Planet Ayurveda to manage with painful conditions. The ingredients of Yograj Guggul are listed below:

Main Ingredients:

  • Guggul (Commiphora mukul)
  • Mustak (Cyperus rotundus)
  • Chitrak Mool (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Bhibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Ajwain (Carum copticum)
  • Black pepper (Embelia ribes)
  • Gokhsura (Tribulus terrestris)
  • Black cumin (Nigella sativa)
  • Ajamoda (Trachyspermum roxburghianum)
  • Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)
  • Pepper (Piper cubeba)
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata)
  • Rock salt (Saindhav lavan)
  • Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)
  • Marich (Piper nigrum)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica)
  • Usher (Vetiveria zizanioides)
  • Talis patra (Abies webbiana)
  • Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala)

Benefits- The herbs used in this formulation have great medicinal properties. It is used in muscle problems, chronic pains and swelling. It has anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, pain relieving properties also. It helps to strengthen the muscles.

Dose- 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

5. Tab. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

It is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form. It is used in the treatment of Vata Dosha imbalance diseases such as arachnoiditis. It gives wonderful results with above said herbs combination.

Dosage- 1 tablet to be chewed with milk.

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