The basic and minimum treatment duration is for 50-60 days. 60 days Is the optimum one what doctor suggests. If the patient is unable to avail sufficient leave from the work, then 45 days of intense treatment could be tried. If the disease is advanced with severe symptoms and extensive lesions in the brain and spine, then more treatment days will be required. But the precise treatment duration could only be assessed after direct or online consultation with the doctors.
We can talk about 3 stages:
a) Stage of total recovery:
Complete recovery from MS without leaving any residual symptoms. This is possible in patients with an early diagnosis of MS. With fewer lesions in brain, where the spine is not affected or where the lesions are small on the spinal cord; without having serious symptoms like walking debility or incontinence etc. EDSS 1-3.5 (for more info read staging of MS according to PAMS).
Expected results after 3 years PAMS
b) Stage of improvement and stability
Patients between EDDS 4-6 are considered to belong to this stage. Those who can walk independently but with some difficulties or those who need walking aid, those with balancing issues, lack of bowel and bladder control, or vision problems, or fine motoric symptoms, extreme fatigue, etc, fall under this category. (For more info read staging of MS according to PAMS) stabilization of MS and improvement of MS symptoms. Stages of prevention- preventing the progression of disease.
C) Stages of management
For patients above EDSS 6.5, progression can be slowed down with continuous therapies and PAMS herbal medications.
MS is a curable disease if treated at the initial stage. To reach that state the patient needs to give sufficient time for the treatment as recommended, and the patient needs to follow all advice given to them and apply all the new erudition pertaining to MS, health, medications, treatments, and lifestyle (including but not limited to diet and sleep), learned during their stay with us.
It is essential to bring the recent MRI (taken within 3 months before starting the treatment) and other relevant documents like: perimetry test for vision disturbance, Vitamin B12 and B3 screening, VEP, nerve conduction test etc. Expected expense will be 200 Euro (as per 2019). Since the labs, testing and scan center is affiliated with us, they will provide research-oriented MRI reports, which is otherwise difficult to acquire from other labs, testing and scan centers (PAMS recommended) .
It is essential to bring the MRI film or CD and reports from the neurologist, radiologist (translated in English). The report should mention the number of lesions present, its location, note the volume of the brain and all the other details.
We recommend taking a fresh MRI before starting with our treatments and then take an MRI after every year of treatment, so that we can track the progression of the disease, and the treatment time can be adjusted accordingly. If you cannot manage to take an MRI in your country, it could be done here in private lab and scanning centers, offering scanning, and testing that match the European standards with reasonable prices. It would cost around 350 euro for the brain and spine with contrast.
Also carry with you
Plan for some free space amongst your luggage on your return home to take with you 8 – 9 kg of herbs to last till the next treatment cycle. We will provide you with certification for customs clearance, confirming that the herbs you are carrying are not toxic and are only for medical purpose.
The first draft of G.M.P was formed by W.H.O in 1968 and later, it was followed internationally. In India GMP (good manufacturing practices) is a set of legal guidelines that have been regulated by W.H.O (World health organization) since 1975. In India, GMP was introduced in 1988 as an amendment to Drug and Cosmetic rule 1945. In India licences for the manufacturing of Ayurveda drugs are issued only to such units which fulfil the GMP requirements. GMP regulations require medicines to be produced consistently according to defined quality standards and enabling companies to eliminate or at least minimize instances of contamination, mix-ups, and errors, which in turn protects the consumer from purchasing a product which is ineffective or dangerous. The final product quality testing is insufficient to assure the quality of individual medicine. The assessment of quality at each step of manufacturing process, therefore, becomes an indispensable aspect. Ayurveda medicines have been used since Vedic period for the treatment of mankind and play a very important role in treatment of diseases. The production of medicines plays a great role in the treatment. The medicines have to be prepared with (high) quality raw material; proper procedure of preparation should be followed so as to give a standard quality medicine. The good outcome will only be found if standard operative procedure has been followed from collection of raw material till dispensing of the prepared medicines and these have been explained under GMP. These GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) guidelines aim to ensure that drugs and other pharmaceutical products are safe and effective. Since then, GMP has been considered a seal of quality for pharmaceutical products.
Good Manufacturing Practices have been adopted by many countries worldwide and that includes India which is now the second largest producer of pharmaceutical products in the world. A Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a production and testing practice that helps to ensure a quality product.
PAMS treatment is indicated for 3 times, each time the inpatient therapy must last for approximately 50-60 days. Besides. the patient has to take herbal preparations during the entire period of treatment; to be precise, all 180 days of inpatient treatment and 965 days of medicine, after being discharged from the premises. The exact number of days of the treatment is subject to change, based on the individual’s condition. The final decision regarding the total number of treatment days is decided at the time of consultation. (see under Dr.Prasanth’s Ayurveda ). After finishing the 3 cycles of treatments, the herbal preparation can be discontinued. However, these medications can be taken for long term as it has several other benefits. Normally, these medicines help in rejuvenation, recovering of the nervous system, keeping the digestive system in form, and prevention of diseases. Some patients prefer to continue some of their medicines due to the absence of any side effects.
PAMS treatment is indicated for 3 times, 50-60 days inpatient therapy and the patient must take herbal preparations during the whole period. To be precise: 180 days of inpatient treatment and 965 days of medicine. The final decision for the treatment days is decided at the time of consultation. (See under Dr Prasanth’s Ayurveda)
After finishing the 3 cycles of treatments the herbal preparations can be discontinued. Normally these medicines help in rejuvenation, recovering of the nervous system, keeping the digestive system in form, and prevention of diseases
Since this is a research institute, all patient data are recorded with utmost accuracy so that we can find a lasting cure for MS in the future. And so, everybody is invited to participate in the program to find the solution for MS. We include all our patients in the research program since it is essential, and we request your cooperation with us.
You are welcome at our hospital at any time. There you can meet our patients in different stages of their treatment. It is also possible for you to contact other patients with their consent. You can feel free to watch our video testimonials on the website as well.
Most of the relapses could be controlled during the 1st 60 days of PAMS. But certain highly progressive forms of MS may require the 2nd or 3rd treatment to control further relapses and progression.
Sometimes the patient may experience multiple relapses in a year. And in cases where the patient already has a disease activity when they come to Ayush Prana, a relapse can happen.
Moreover, a minimum of 3 weeks of treatment is required for the medicine to take effect, weaken, and eventually stop the disease progression. In case, of milder to moderate relapse herbal medications can be used to manage the condition. you get a milder to moderate relapse herbal medications can be used to manage the condition.
However, if the attack is severe, corticosteroids could be used to manage the condition as an emergency response.
MS requires hardcore treatment as well as radical changes in lifestyle that include dietary changes, sleep habits, exercising etc. During treatment with Ayush Prana these lifestyle changes must be followed and specifically during the inpatient period i.e., when the patient is admitted. A prescribed lifestyle is explained to each patient which must be strictly followed..
It is of the utmost importance that the gross improvement will happen only with these pathya (the prescribed lifestyle during treatment). if it is not followed thoroughly, complications may arise during or after the treatment. We shall constantly remind the patient of these pathya. If they are seen to lack the motivation to follow this pathya exactly, and in cases of defiance of the pathya and the changes, a letter of warning will be served to you. Also, those who are willing to complete the full course of treatment at Ayush Prana are welcome to stay here ( refer for online consultation)
This pathya will be challenging to those:
For those who cannot travel due to physical disability can take our herbal medication. Once the patient’s condition has improved, they are welcome to come for the treatment. Please register on the page to have an appointment for the consultation and prescription of the medicines.
Half of the total amount need to be paid in advance at the time of admission when the patient’s oil is to be prepared. The remaining amount, after the bill for the entire of course of the patient is calculated, must be paid when the previous installment has been consumed; this will be around the middle of your course of treatment at Ayush Prana or weeks prior to your discharge.
Payment can be done through online modes of payment in the above-mentioned installments. The exchange and extra bank fees which are involved in the transactions will be deducted from you. You can also make the entire payment of the expenses of your treatment at the beginning itself. For the days without any treatment, for example, resting after coming to our place, will be charged only for the accommodation and food. Once the treatment has been started, the amount will be calculated normally regardless of the number of treatments per days which will be determined by the doctor for each patient based on requirements. If there are no treatments at all on days in between due to any reason, you will only be charged for food and stay (see price for bystander). You may be charged extra on certain herbs, care, and all other services.
Extra 100 euro will be charged for calculation, per week, in case you interrupt the treatment and would like to leave the centre, for example, two weeks earlier than planned. We are a small centre with limited accommodation. At once we can accommodate only 19 patients. A place in Ayush Prana will be confirmed once your flight has been booked and confirmed or when you have paid 300 euros for blocking your accommodation in advance. Kindly note that this advance amount will be discounted from the final bill during the time of your discharge or would serve as a cancellation fee, in case, you rescind your reservation you made with us for your treatment. calculated for the final bill or would serve as cancellation fee in case you don’t come anymore.
No, we don’t have other branches.
The first day, on reaching Ayush Prana, the patient will spend the day resting and sleeping only. It is important to get some rest after the travel in order to cope with the therapies. The treatment as a preparation for Shirovasti will be done the next day.
A typical day at Ayush Prana will feature doctors’ visit, treatments, social activities if preferred, meditation and yoga, etc… Patients will be motivated to wake up early and go to sleep at around 9.00PM.
It is not preferable to travel during Ayurvedic treatment. A state of complete rest is advised.
Since the therapies extend over a long period of time, with doctors’ consent one may undertake short travel to nearby sightseeing locations once the patient’s condition is stabilized. There are few beautiful locations one can visit.
Even though there are many unknown causative factors for MS, Dr. Prasanth could find in almost all the patients during hundreds of consultations some common factors listed as follows:
60-70% of Multiple Sclerosis patients have neuro-immune axis, what is triggered by uncontrolled prolonged infections by certain microorganisms, toxicity, immune compromised conditions like prolonged childhood infections, and frequent antibiotic intake etc.
We have rooms which can be used to accommodate disabled patients. Few of our ground floor rooms have ramp for the wheelchair. The rooms and bathrooms are quite spacious. for the disabled patients.
Ayush Prana is situated at the end of a small village in a silent area with almost no traffic. Still, we wish to discourage the expectations of a 100% stillness. At times there may be some noise due to maintenance work of the place, or the neighbourhood where the music can be heard from the nearby Church, Temple, or Mosque. It is at the same time a very safe place, without any infractions, where the tourists or any foreigners are welcomed by the locals. One of the most beautiful things here is the familiar and the relaxed atmosphere and out exceptionally friendly staff.
India is a pretty humid country, therefore please anticipate some unpleasantness due to the weather at the beginning. Most patients seamlessly adjust to the climate within a few days.
The temperature in our hospital is always far cooler than outside, because of the small river running parallel to the campus and the presence of many trees ensure shade everywhere. From March till June, it is summertime with the highest temperature 35 – 40 degrees. From June till end of August is normally monsoon time when it is rainy all through the day but without coldness. From September to March the temperatures are very comfortable during the day (25-30 degrees) and a bit cooler during the nights. The temperature variation is minimal from the coldest weather till the hottest, so most of the time sunshine will brighten our days and the mood.