Paralysis (Pakshavadha) is defined as the loss of muscle movement and coordination in some part of the body. The losses of movement of muscles arise in system of muscles, such as hand muscles, leg muscles, etc. leading to paralysis in that particular region.
Main symptoms of paralysis are:
- Weakness or paralysis of the limbs
- Paralysis of the muscles of the face
- Difficulty in speaking
- Coordination problems
- Vision problems
- Sudden headache
- Loss of consciousness
This can result in monoplegia (paralysis of one limb), hemiplegia (paralysis of upper and lower limb in one side of the body), and paraplegia (paralysis of lower limbs).
Home remedies for paralysis
Drinking 20-40 ml. liter radish oil two to three times a day also helps to cure paralysis.
Grind the root of Akarkara into a fine paste. Mix it with mahua oil and massage it.
Mix 625 milligram of black pepper powder and 625 milligram of sunti powder with honey and take it twice or thrice a day. This cures the distorted shape of the face of a person affected by paralysis.
Take ½ kg roughly grounded roots of sugarcane and boil it in water. When quantity of water reduces and becomes 1 kg strain it. Mix same quantity of Misri and six gram of each of piple bamsalochan, black pepper, cardamom and mulethi. Keep it on slow fire and stir it and make the syrup. Take 1-2 grams regularly it will help.
The person is supposed to eat freshly cooked food. Anything that is bitter, pungent and astringent in taste should be avoided over the period of time. A strict diet which should be followed to make sure no barley, millet and rye are consumed. Certain dry fruits such as apple, figs, pears, and pomegranate are not advisable. White meat like poultry and fish is preferred than red meat like beef, pork and mutton.
Paralysis treatment in ayurveda
Treatments for paralysis in ayurveda starts with balancing the flow of prana vayu (breath) in body.
When life energy reaches to all parts of body equally, paralysis is cured.
Ayurveda suggest a series of therapies for the treatment of paralysis,
Abhyangam is a full body massage therapy that relaxes muscles and nerves in body.
It is done using medicinal oils and with the help of 2 therapists in a synchronised manner for about 45 minutes.
The pressure applied and number of strokes for the massage vary according to the condition of the patient.
The rhythmic movement combined with right amount of pressure will help to relieve stiffness in joints and muscles and frees the body movement.
This procedure also improves blood circulation in body which in-turn removes metabolic wastes and helps to take life energy to all parts of the body.
It is a combination of massage and heat treatment.
During the procedure the whole body will be bathed in warm medicated oil on which simultaneous soft massage will be applied.
More than 3 litres of warm medicinal oils will be used for the procedure during a session. This therapy will increase the immune power of body.
2 – 4 therapist will perform the massage under the supervision of a main physicist. Whole area of the body will be covered in the massage except head.
A session will take just more than 1 hour, during which warm oil is poured on the body continually along with massage.
It is a highly rejuvenating treatment which enhances muscular tone and re-tunes the nervous system.
Our body movements are controlled by the communication between the sensory nerves and central nervous system. Any disruption of communication between the the nerve impulses from brain and muscles can impair the control of muscle movement which can gradually result in paralysis.
Medicinal intake is also a part of paralysis treatment in ayurveda. Some of the herbal medicines that strengthen the nervous system are,
Rajasirobhushanam : Gives normalcy to all affected areas.
Rasarajarasa : Used for treatments related to different manifestations of hysteria.
Ekangaveerarasa: For nervous debility.
Vatagajamkusa : For the hemiplegia and paraplegia treatments
Yogendra Rasa: Gives strength to nerves
Cost of Ayurvedic Treatment of Paralysis
Treatment duration and treatment method will be different to each patient depending on the severity and the body part effected by paralysis.
The first stage of treatment as in any case is the proper diagnosis of the condition. The methods and duration of treatment can only be determined after the diagnosis.
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