Ayurvedic Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma)

Acoustic Neuroma

ABOUT ACOUSTIC NEUROMA

Acoustic Neuroma or acoustic neurinoma or acoustic neurilemoma is also known as vestibular schwannoma. It is a benign, non-cancerous, slow growing tumor which is formed on the main or vestibular nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain. The nerves are responsible for balance and hearing. The tumor is the result of over production of schwann cells which normally wraps around the nerve fibers to help support and insulate nerves. Acoustic Neuroma is a rare tumor often affecting middle ages people. More women are affected than men.

TYPES OF ACOUSTIC NEUROMA:-

  1. The unilateral acoustic neuromas affects only one ear. They are not genetic.
  2. The bilateral acoustic neuromas affects both ears and are considered to be inherited. The genetic problem called neurofibromatosis-2 is responsible for this.

People who are exposed to continuous loud noise and the ones who are exposed to neck or face radiation usually develops acoustic neuroma in later years of life. Prolonged usage of cell phones is also one of the cause of developing Acoustic Neuroma.

SYMPTOMS OF ACOUSTIC NEUROMA

  • Symptoms of acoustic neuroma depends on size and growth of the tumor.
  • The pressure from an acoustic neuroma leads to hearing loss which may be one sided or ringing sound in the ear (tinnitus) on the side of the tumor, dizziness (vertigo) and unsteadiness.
  • The problem may lead to facial numbness, tingling or facial weakness and even paralysis of face.
  • Patients may feel feeling of fullness in the ear.
  • Headaches, confusion and walking clumsily. Some even experience taste changes, difficulty in swallowing food and hoarseness in voice. Vomiting is also a known symptom in this problem.
  • Large tumors can press on the brainstem thereby preventing the normal flow of fluid between the brain and spinal cord.

DIAGNOSES OF ACOUSTIC NEUROMA

  • A complete physical exam is conducted along with medical history of the patient is taken to diagnose the problem.
  • Neurological exam is done. Other tests performed are Audiogram, MRI, CT scan, ENG or electronystagmography and ABR or Auditory Brainstem Response.
  • The tests are helpful in determining the location and size of the tumor.

TREATMENT OF ACOUSTIC NEUROMA

Treatment options include watching and waiting for symptoms and tumor to go away, surgery and radiation.

Acupuncture therapy surely helps patients in managing listening .It suppresses the development of the tumor and also relieves the patient of headaches associated with Acoustic Neuroma.

The surgical option involving the risks of surgery like bleeding and infection and there is no guarantee that the tumor will come back or not.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR ACOUSTIC NEUROMA

Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Crab Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma). The pack includes a collection of 6 herbal remedies, which taken together helps in balancing the aggravated body energies and healing the body tissues that are affected. The products are known to effectively shrink the tumors and helps in fighting cancer. The treatment includes using blood cleansing herbs along with some changes in diet.

Dosage:-

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules: 2 capsules to be taken two times in a day with plain water after meals.
  2. Guggul capsules: 2 capsules to be taken two times in a day with plain water after meals.
  3. Curcumin Capsules: 2 capsules to be taken two times in a day with plain water after meals.
  4. Tulsi Capsules: 2 capsules to be taken two times in a day with plain water after meals.
  5. Chanderprabha Vati: 2 tablets to be taken three times in a day with plain water after meals.
  6. Kanchnaar Guggul: 2 tablets to be taken three times in a day with plain water after meals.

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Ashwagandha capsules

These capsules are made from the pure extract of "Ashwagandha" herb also known as Withania Somnifera. The medicine is an excellent immune and energy booster. It enhances the physical and mental capabilities of the body. The medicine works towards balancing the doshas by eliminating excessive toxins out of the body. It works in improving circulatory, reproductive and adrenal systems too. The medicine helps in reducing the stress and anxiety levels of the patient.

Ashwagandha herb is known for its anti-stress and adaptogenic action leading to physical fitness. It stabilizes the blood sugar and also lowers the cholesterol. It has natural rejuvenating properties that helps in maintaining nourishment of the tissues.

2. Guggul Capsules

As the name suggests, these capsules are prepared using best quality guggulu herbal resin. They are useful in maintaining healthy muscles and relieving muscular pain. It is beneficial in revitalizing the cells and in rejuvenating them.

3. Curcumin Capsules

These capsules are very effective in treating Acoustic Neuoma as they are made of curcumin which is known for its anti-microbial, anti-infective, and anti-inflammatory properties. These capsules help with healing process .This medicine acts as a tonic for all body systems like digestive, respiratory and circulatory. It is the best blood purifier and metabolism regulator. Curcumin is an active compound found in turmeric. The medicine protects the body from the damage caused by free radicals.

4. Tulsi Capsules

As the name suggests, these capsules are prepared using standardized extract of herb Tulsi. Tulsi is considered to be the most sacred herb and is very effective in treating cancer or tumors and in reducing the ill effects of radio therapy.

5. Chanderprabha Vati

This medicine is a classical formulation useful in treating cancer, tumors and fibroids as it helps in balancing the kapha dosha. It acts like a catalyst for other herbal medicines to deliver faster therapeutic action. The tablets are a blend of 23 herbs like shilajit, guggul, sharkara, karpoor, dacha, mustak, haridra, amalaka, chvya, vidanga, guduchi, shunthi, maricha etc. The medicine helps with swelling, nausea and vomiting symptoms.

6. Kanchnar Guggul

This herbal product is prepared from the standardized extract of herbs like amalaka, haritaki, bibhitaki, shunthi, marich, pippali, varuna and kachnar bark. The combined formulation has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous properties. This medicine helps in reducing the size of cysts or tumors, and is useful in treating all kinds of blockages.


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