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A 32 year old Female came to our clinic diagnosed with Progressive Systemic Sclerosis (part of CREST syndrome). She was on steroids and antimetabolites and was non
Diabetes Mellitus (Non DM) with normal Gynecological and Obstetrics history.
Her face skin was very tight and tanned and she experienced hand pain at the tip of fingers that was excruciating even with simple touch. She would experience breathlessness and feel exertion after climbing stairs for the first floor. She had difficulty with opening her mouth and she could open it only up to two fingers.
We customized her treatment according to doshas,dhatavas,malas.
We also included classical Ayurvedic medicine formulations like:Gandhak Rasayan,Mahavaat Vidvhans, Punarnava Mandoor and Chandraprabha.
We recommended Virechan (detox) one of the five Panchkarma therapies.
In addition, we prescribed external oleation therapy like Snehan and Abhayangam.
Protein - Average to Moderate
Fats: Average to Moderate
Low and Gluten free Carbs
Fruits and Vegetables
Exercise + Yoga:
Yoga, Pranayama, breathing exercise
Shankh Chaalan (blowing of holy Concha)
Spirometry and whistling
The patient is "off" of steroids and immunosuppressants such as antimetabolites since the 4th month of treatment..
Her breathlessness and exertion has improved a lot. She can walk 2 to 3 kms (even with 4 to 5 kgs weights without any interruptions.
She can climb up to 3 to 4 floors now without feeling breathless.
She can 'Laugh" and open her mouth completely (almost up to 4 fingers as opposed to 2 fingers)
Her skin tightness has reduced remarkably.
Her tanning of skin has improved to its original skin color.