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Ayurvedic Treatment for Stroke Rehabilitation
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Paralysis is one of the most common disabilities following a stroke. The paralysis is usually on the side of the body opposite the side of the brain damaged by stroke, and may affect the face, an arm, a leg, or the entire side of the body. This one-sided paralysis is called hemiplegia if it involves complete inability to move or hemiparesis if it is less than total weakness.
The types and degrees of disability following a stroke depend upon the area of the brain damaged and the extent of damage.
Generally, stroke can cause five types of disabilities:
Paralysis or problems controlling movement; Sensory disturbances including pain; Problems using or understanding language; Problems with thinking and memory; and Emotional disturbances. In Ayurveda, the causative factors as well as the development of the disease are explained in a similar manner to Allopathy. However the outcomes of treatment are more successful with Ayurveda medicines and therapy when compared to modern medicine.
A stroke is when there is no blood supply to a part of the brain and the brain cannot get blood and oxygen. If blood flow is stopped for longer than a few seconds, brain cells can die, causing irreparable damage. Stroke paralysis happens after someone has had a stroke.In Ayurveda, stroke paralysis is considered as Pakshavadha (paralysis of one side of the body).
At AyurVAID Hospitals, an optimized treatment plan is formed by our senior physicians considering the stage of the paralysis, and for how long the patient has had this condition as well as their strength. If the paralysis is of a recent onset, then medication such as Dhanwantram Kashayam etc. is prescribed along with some mild treatments like Abhyanga (Application of medicated oil on the body), or Kaya Seka (pouring of warm medicated oil on the body). A patient who has had paralysis due to a stroke for longer than one year requires more extensive treatment. This is because half of the body has been inactive for so long that the muscles start to waste away (no longer have strength to function).
Disclaimer: * Outcomes may vary from person to person