The nervous system is one of the most
complicated and sophisticated systems of our body. It
helps to regulate, govern and coordinate our body.
Nervous system disorders are very severe and possess a
great threat to the person’s overall well-being and
quality of life. Ayurveda has explained them under the
term Vatavyadhis.Vatavyadhis are a group of disorders
that arises due to improper functioning of Vata (one of
the three doshas of the body) and lead to the symptoms
described similar to the nervous system disorders. In this
paper, an attempt is made to compile the information
available regarding three Vatavyadhis- Apsmar
(Epilepsy), Pakshaghata (Hemiplegia), and Kampavata
Keywords : Ayurveda, nervous system disorders, vatavyadhi, manovahasrotas, apasmar, epilepsy, pakshaghata, hemiplegia, kampavata, parkinson’s, ayurvedic management.