Paralysis is the loss of the ability to move (and sometimes to feel anything) in part or most of the body, typically as a result of illness or in certain cases poison. Paraplegia is defined as the paralysis of the legs and lower body.
This condition occurs due to
- Temporary ischemic attack
- Cerebrovascular accident
- Head trauma
- Diabetes mellitus
- Brain infections
The common symptoms comprise:
- Unexpected weakness and loss of function of hands , legs or both
- Trouble walking, holding, or grasping
- Increased muscle spasm and stiffness
- Delay in developmental highlights for children like standing, sitting and walking
- In certain conditions, difficulty in speech
Ayurveda and Paralysis
In Ayurveda, this condition is known as Pakshaghatha, which means, loss of ability of one side of the body. It is said that this condition happen owing to the disruption in the vata dosha, which controls the motor and sensory activities of the body.
The elements that worsen the vitiation of vata dosha are essentially: Abhighatha (External Injury), Premeha (diabetes).
In Ayurveda, the right balance of three doshas (vata, pitta, kapha) and panchabhootha (5 rudimentary elements) makes the typical human action.
The central line of treatment will be to bring back the motor and sensory functions of the brain. The internal medicine and ghee preparations boost the blood supply.
Natural antioxidants increase the oxygenation to the brain and decreases cell death.
The external therapy advances the peripheral nervous system and circulation. The heat modalities maintain the muscle tone and lessen spasms.
The internal medication comprises special decoctions, tablets, powder medication, fermented medicines, and special ghee.
External Treatment Modalities – Thala, Nasya, Sirodhara, Ksheeradhara, Pichu, Sirovasti, Ksheeradhooma, Lepana, Medhya Rasayanas etc.