Paralysis refers to the inability of moving one’s limbs or specific body parts owing to various reasons. The disease is widespread across the globe and has various reasons attributing to the same. Though the allopathic medicine and modern science has advanced a lot and has cured a lot of people, the damages are visible even after the treatment and people suffer serious after-effects such as reduced or limited motility; crude appearances or permanent pains etc. On the other hand, the Ayurveda offers marvellous treatments and has innumerable cases of a complete cure and zero relapses for paralysis. Find all about the Ayurvedic Perspective and the Ayurvedic Treatment for paralysis.

Paralysis – Ayurvedic Perspective:

  • Paralysis is also called Hemiplegia and is the most common manifestation of the ‘stroke with neurological deficit’.
  • The Ayurvedic perspective of the paralysis states that paralysis or Pakshaghata occurs due to the aggravation of Vata which leads to the drying of Snayu and Srotas on one side of the body which in turn make the organs incapable of movement and devoid of sensation.

Causes of Paralysis:

  • In Ayurveda it is stated that there are different causes of paralysis:
    • Cerebrovascular accidents (Stroke)
    • Cerebral haemorrhage
    • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
    • Cerebral thrombosis
    • Internal carotid artery thrombosis or stenosis
    • Cerebral embolism
    • Venous sinus thrombosis
    • Hypertensive encephalopathy
    • Cerebral tumours
    • Acute encephalitis
  • Once the pyramidal tracts are damaged, the voluntary damage is reduced or completely lost and the motor impulses are interrupted.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Paralysis in Kerala – Medicines and treatment procedure:

Kerala is one of those states in India where Ayurvedic Treatments are highly popular and are of highest quality. The general treatment procedures followed at any reputed Ayurvedic Hospital in Kerala are:

  • Carefully manage and ensure that the risk factors and diseases such as acute encephalitis, heart diseases and hypertension are kept at bay.
  • Bio-cleansing therapies are administered which are termed as the Samshodhana Chikitsa.
  • The next step is the Palliative Therapy or the Aamana Chikitsa.
  • Snehana (Oil Massage):

The affected areas are massaged with controlled motion with the combination or a few of the following oils:

    • Maha narayana taila
    • Sahacharadi taila
    • Dhanvantara taila  
    • Karpasasthyadi taila
    • Prabhanjana vimardana taila
    • Kshirabala taila
    • Mahamsha taila
    • Bala taila
  • Svedana or the Medicated Fomentation is the next step in which body is massaged and allowed to produce sweat which releases the toxins or accumulated impurities. This treatment takes 1 to 2 weeks.

Sarvanga Sveda or the full body fomentation

Shashtika Shali Sveda

  • Purgation forms the next step which is termed as the Virechana in which various herbal decoctions are administered under expert guidance to purge the body insides of all the toxins and impurities.
    • Katuki
    • Haritaki
    • Aragvadha Phala Majja
    • Draksha etc are administered
  • Another Ayurvedic Procedure which is used to cleanse the insides of the body is Vasti or the medicated enema.
  • Kashaya Vasti, Kshira Vasti and Matra Vasti are some of its types that are carried on for 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Nasya Karma is done in which a few drops of herbal oils are poured into the nostrils for around 1 week.
  • Shirovasti is done daily for around 45 minutes till 1 week with herbal oils such as Narayana Taila, Ksheera Bala Taila and Chandana Bala Lakshadi Taila.
  • Shirodhara is done daily for around 45 minutes till 3 weeks with the herbal oils in which a continuous stream of oil is poured on the head.

These are some of the procedures in the Ayurvedic Treatment for Paralysis in Kerala that are followed at most of the reputed hospitals. The order and the duration of the procedures might vary from doctor to doctor and from patient to patient. Apart from these Ayurvedic procedures, the doctors or the Ayurvedic Expert will also suggest some lifestyle and dietary modifications which are essential to be followed to aid in the treatment and bring about the actual effect. The most common ones that have been recommended by the experts are mentioned in the following section.

Dietary and Lifestyle modifications for the Ayurvedic Treatment for Paralysis:

Dietary Changes:

  • Introduce Black gram, Horse gram, onion, garlic, ginger, radish, ash gourd and green gram to the diet.
  • Pomegranate, mangoes and grapes should be taken.
  • The patient should take low fat and high fibre diet along with the rasayana drugs.
  • Closely administer and manage the risk factors such as hypertension, heart diseases and diabetes mellitus.
  • Closely monitor and control the weight and cholesterol levels.
  • Avoid eating oily, fatty, astringent and pungent food items and incompatible foods such as peas, barley etc.
  • Alcohol and smoking is prohibited.
  • Don’t suppress natural urges.

Lifestyle modifications:

  • Do pranayama such as Anuloma Viloma, Nadi Shodhana and Bhramari etc.
  • Practice deep relaxation techniques such as Yoga Nidra.
  • For posture correction, do the Asanas suggested by the Ayurvedic Practitioner.
  • The affected body part should be used optimally and the patient should be active to allow blood flow and movement to become normal gradually.
  • Take help of the Ayurvedic expert for the exercises and daily movement practices of the affected body part.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Paralysis – What do the results say?

  • The early stages of Paralysis are curable and the symptoms can be considerably reduced with significant improvement in the condition of the patient.
  • Very old patients and infants are very hard to cure.
  • The complete cure is not feasible in very old and severe cases.

We at Hindusthan Ayurvedic provide treatment for paralysis at our clinic. For further information call +91 7561 898 936.

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