Neurological disorders treated by Naturopathy include:
Naturopathic Remedies for Nervous Disorders
There are more than 600 diseases of the nervous system; some of the natural remedies are listed below:
Headache: Headache affects people of all ages, occupation, caste, creed and race. It has become a part and parcel of one’s daily life. Most people experience headache as a sort of ‘pain in the head’ which is actually due to congestion in the blood vessels which press the nerve endings present in the skull region. Depending on the cause, headaches are classified as tension headaches, toxaemic headaches, congestive headaches, sinus headaches, postural headaches, cluster headaches and one sided headache otherwise known as migraine.
Since constipation is the root cause of most of the simple forms of headaches, treat constipation. Take warm water enema. A gentle head and neck region massage provides relief. Hot foot bath diverting blood to lower limbs relieves congestive headaches. Steam baths help in removing toxins by sweat, and provide relief for some of the headaches.
Insomnia: The most common sleep disorder is Insomnia or sleeplessness. It is mainly due to psychiatric or medical problems such as depression, alcoholism, sleep apnoea, etc.
Drink a glass of warm water or milk with honey before going to bed. Eat early a light dinner. Take hot and cold foot bath which relieves cramps occurring in the legs due to varicose veins or any other condition. Do deep breathing for 10 minutes. Avoid stimulating drinks such as coffee, tea, cola or cocoa with evening meals or after.
Migraine: Migraine headache takes the form of either classical migraine or simple common migraine. The classical migraine attack can easily be distinguished from the other by the chain of reactions that characterize it. Common or simple migraine occurs more frequently than the classical one.
Regular practice of Yogasanas, Kriyas and Pranayama improves health and relaxes the body. Avoid consumption of condiments, pickles, sugar, tea, coffee, tobacco, alcohol and heavy spicy food on the onset of attack. Head massage followed by hot foot immersion, a cold trauma and cold pack help to relieve the symptoms.