Ayurveda treatments for Neurological disorders

20.7.11

Paralysis : Loss of voluntary movement (motor function). Paralysis that affects only one muscle or limb is partial paralysis, also known as palsy; paralysis of all muscles is total paralysis, as may occur in cases of botulism. There may be general paralysis, involvement of only one side (hemiplegia), paralysis on both sides at one level (paraplegia or quadriplegia), or localized paralysis [i.e. facial paralysis] in a small group of nerves or muscles. The underlying pathology may be different such as Cerebro-Vascular Accidents (CVA), neoplasm, infections, etc. but paralysis will be a common symptom. The degree and extent of neurological deficit depend upon the location and extension of damage to the brain cells. In certain cases along with motor deficits, disturbance of speech and loss of higher functions are also observed.

The similar disease conditions based on clinical observations are Ardita, Pakshaghata, Pakshavadha and Ekanga Vata in Ayurveda classics like Charaka Samhita.

In Ayurveda the treatment documented based on the state of disease, chronicity, & constitution, age, physical-mental strength, agni [digestive-metabolic status] of patient.

The traditional therapies like Abhyanga, Pinzichil, Nadi-swedana, Patra-pinda- swedana, Shashthishali-pinda- swedana, Sarvangasvedana, Shiro- Vasti, Shiraodhara,, & among Panchakarma therapeutics like Nasyam, Virechanam, Vasti are advocated & among them are selected depending on state of disease & diseased.

Dr Prasher developed herbal product based on the Charaka Samhita in a convenient dosages form for paralysis, especially to regenerate the neurons.

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