Muscle wasting & loss of walking lead to wheelchair dependence and eventually death. No treatment is at present known in any system of medicine which has any definite influence upon muscular dystrophy. The absence of specific treatment for muscular dystrophy makes it all the more important to consider complementary ayurvedic approaches of treatment. The dysfunction of Vata & Dhatvagnis is the main pathology. Being a genetic disease, muscle degeneration occurs due to progressive diminishing of Dhatvagnis specially Mamsagni along with aggravation of Vata element. Ayurveda holds promise of optimum health and functional abilities.