I have been to Baba Ramdev's ashram for this purpose. There is no cure available either in Ayurveda/Homeopath. At least in Patanjali Yogpeeth (Baba Ramedev's Ashram) they were honest and they told me clearly that there is no cure available with them. With massage therapy they can delay the degeneration (which is possible through other means as well) but cannot treat it. In India i have spoken to almost all good Ayurved doctors and their response is same. Yes, there are quacks who are claiming that they can cure this disease which is completely baseless. I stay in Delhi, capital of India so i have the first hand experience of these treatments. My advice will be not to take this route as i have met 2-3 families who are suffering because of Ayurved/Homeopath treatment.
I am in Bangalore,India. I had also met many groups/doctors here for Ayurvedic medicines. No proven results.
But I across one interesting fact.
Many of the Ayurvedic supplements contains Brahmi (Bacopa Extract), Ashwagandaha(Withania somnifera) and Turmeric (Curcuma longa). They contain many other ingredients also.
(1) Ashwagandha is a recognised adaptogen, i.e. it improves physical energy and athletic ability; it increases immunity to colds and infections. Ashwagandha is an excellent anti-inflammatory drug with good healing capabilities. It reduces swelling and helps restore blood supply. In Ayurvedic practices, turmeric has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent and remedy for gastrointestinal discomfort associated with irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive disorders.
(2) According to the Ayurveda, Brahmi has antioxidant properties. It has been reported to reduce oxidation of fats in the blood stream, which is the risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Brahmi is considered as the main rejuvenating herb for the nerve and brain cells.
(3) In Ayurvedic practices, turmeric has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent and remedy for gastrointestinal discomfort associated with irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive disorders.
Now as per Protandim website, Protandim also contains similar ingredients.
As per website,it says that
Protandim contains silymarin from Silybum marianum (milk thistle), bacopasides from Bacopa monniera, withanolides from Withania somnifera (ashwagandha), polyphenolics from Camellia sinensis (green tea), and curcumin from Curcuma longa (turmeric).
Again, no proven results for Protandim( in the context of Duchenne), but it appears to help muscles.
So my guess is that these ingredients (Mainly Ashwagandha,Brahmi, Turmeric) somehow help the body.How much,upto what extent....will not know till any proven study happens.
Did anyone pursue this further? This thread is from 2008 and I am curious if anyone used Ayurvedic Treatment with positive results?