Ayurvedic Treatment for Paralysis

Ayurvedic Treatment for Paralysis

According to Ayurveda, nothing is there in this nature that cannot be used as medicine. It further denotes that everything in this world is created out of the combination of five elements, i.e., air, water, ether, fire, and earth including the body. Paralysis is known as Pakshaghat in Ayurveda that is caused due to the vitiation of Vata dosha. Ayurvedic treatment for Paralysis includes different types of massages that relax the muscles and stimulate nerves.

Paralysis or Pakshaghat is the loss of the ability to move some or all of your body. Paralysis may be temporary or permanent depending on the causes of the condition. Major causes of paralysis are strokes and spinal cord injuries. Other than this serious autoimmune disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis and Guillain-Barré syndrome, in which the immune system attacks healthy nerve cells may also lead to weakness, numbness, and tingling and may eventually result in paralysis.

The communication between the sensory nerves and the central nervous system is controlling our sense of movement in the body. Any disturbance in the communication of nerves that occurs anywhere along the pathway from the brain to the muscles can damage control of muscle movement and may lead to muscle weakness and loss of coordination. Muscle weakness can further develop into paralysis, the loss of the ability to move the muscles.

Symptoms :

  • Insensitivity or pain in the affected muscles.

  • Muscle weakness

  • Evident signs of muscle loss (muscle atrophy)

  • Stiffness

  • Muscle twitches (involuntary contractions of muscle)

A few forms of paralysis allow the patient to continue to lead a normal life, but some other forms may cause severe complications. Ayurveda stands to be one of the most effective treatment methods among the various treatment modalities available for recovery from Paralysis or stroke conditions. Pakshaghata is discussed in Ayurveda under Vata Vyadhi disorder.

Ayurveda prescribes various internal medicines and external treatment methods to restore sensory and motor functions of the brain.

Internal medicines:

Every internal medicine of Ayurveda for Pakshaghat may not be suitable for all patients. Based on the several dosha levels and the existence of diseases, medicines are listed or changed to arrive at the perfect treatment plan. These medicines may be rich in antioxidants and are administered to increase the availability of oxygen in the brain and thus., revive the dormant cells. Medicines are usually prepared out of but not restricted to:

  • Bala

  • Ashwagandha

  • Radish oil

External treatments:

Ayurveda always makes use of abundant external treatments along with internal medicines for better results. The external treatments are utilized such that they are advantageous for relieving the stiffness in the muscular system and also for stimulating the internal organs to balance doshas.

Panchakarma (Detoxifying therapies) for Paralysis

Ayurveda with Panchakarma therapies along with oral medications may help treat Paralysis. The therapies like Abhyanga, Nasyam, Vasti, Virechanam, Pizhichil, Navarakizhi, etc. are.

Swedana - is a therapeutic application to keep the body warm and relieve the pain and stiffness, through steam therapy or sitting in the sun. Swedana is a procedure done before Panchakarma. A medicinal-herbal combination is added to the steam to cure the condition.

Snehana (Oleation)

is the use of medicated oils that prepares the body to receive Panchakarma treatment. It also includes the massage of oil over the skin for a specific time.

Panchakarma therapies render immense benefits in paralysis treatment. Some of the procedures that give effective results are :


is the medicated oil massage done to prevent several diseases that help to maintain and promote positive health. Shiro Abhyanga (oil massage on the head), shareera Abhyanga (oil massage on the full body), and Pada abhyanga (oil massage on lower limbs) are some abhyanga procedures that benefit nourishing the entire body and stimulate the internal organs of the body.

Basti (Medicated enema)

is a procedure in panchakarma to cleanse the disturbances in dosha levels as it works on the whole body from head to toe and draws out impurities by its potency. It helps to nourish and stabilize the overall functions of the body and heals the stroke patient if they approach the initial months of the paralytic attack.

Nasya –

Nasal instillation of ayurvedic medicated oils are proved to be effective in the treatment of facial paralysis. Administration of Nasya helps to strengthen the muscles, nerves, and circulation above the shoulder.

Virechana (Purgation) –

This procedure helps to increase the metabolism, relieve constipation, and strengthens the gut, also helps to improve the functioning of the nerves in the affected area.

Yogic practices

like the practice of Pranayama, deep relaxation techniques, and various asanas to correct posture imbalances can also be supportive for paralysis treatment. Apart from this diet and lifestyle modifications are also beneficial throughout the treatment of Paralysis.

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