Ayurvedic Treatment for Paralysis in Kerala

Leelajani Ayur Care treatment for paralysis involves panchakarma and external therapies to improve the functions of nervous system bringing back the sensory and motor functions of the brain.


Paralysis & Ayurveda

Leelajani Ayur Care is one of the leading hospitals in Trivandrum for paralysis treatment in Ayurveda. Paralysis is the condition when one side of a person’s body loses muscle function and is not able to move. This is because of damage to the nervous system or the spinal cord. This damage can be caused by a stroke, trauma and injury to the nerves or through muscular dystrophy. The paralysis may be either complete or partial. Hemiplegia is the name given to the condition when muscle weakness affects one side of the body, Paraplegia refers to paralysis of the lower half of the body and quadriplegia means the paralysis of the complete torso and the four limbs.

Called Pakshaghat in Ayurveda, paralysis in Ayurveda is thought to be caused by an extreme imbalance of the Vata element. The Vata dosha is what governs the voluntary movements in a body and coordinates the sensory communication activities in the human body. This imbalance is caused by activities such as sleeplessness, dry food ingestion, and overexertion which may cause the cerebral haemorrhage. It is advised to undergo Ayurveda therapy once the blood pressure and sugar of the patient are brought under control. Early intervention of Ayurveda treatment increases the chances of the recovery from Paralysis condition.

Paralysis Treatment through Ayurveda

At Leelajani Ayur Care, Ayurvedic treatment for paralysis is aimed at restoring the sensory functions and restoring the alignment of the motor functions through different treatment modalities such as external therapies, Panchakarma, Yoga, Meditation, breathing exercises, and internal medications.

External Therapies

Abhyanga is a full-body massage that is given with different Ayurvedic formulations and oils such as Dhanwantaram Taila, Bala Ashwagandha Taila, Ksheerabala Taila, and Mahamasha taila. These massages help to strengthen the muscles and rejuvenate the body. Pizhichil is yet another technique where the whole body is anointed and bathed in warm medicated oils. The body is held in different postures when the Pizhichil takes place. This helps to improve the blood circulation in the whole body. Njavara Kizhi is a technique in which medicinal rice cooked in milk and other herbal decoctions is held in boluses and used for fomentation of the whole body. It is very effective for patients suffering from paralysis and helps to nourish the body. Shirodhara is a process when a continuous stream of a mix of medicated oils is poured on the head. It helps to relax both the body and the mind and has proved useful in the treatment of hemiplegia. Udwarthanam is yet another method of massage that is done by using medicated powders and using an upward movement on the body. This helps to improve circulation and strengthen muscles. Heat therapy called Patra Pottali Sveda and Nadi Sveda are procedures that help to reduce the spasticity in the muscles and improve the muscle tone.

Internal medications

The common internal medications used for the treatment of paralysis using Ayurveda are bala and ashwagandha capsules. In addition, Dhanadanayanadi Kashayam, Dhanwantari Kashayam and Dhanwantari Tailam also prove to be effective if ingested. The large supply of antioxidants that are present in Ayurvedic medicines helps to increase the supply of oxygen to the brain and stall brain death. All of these treatments may not bring about immediate results. However, some improvement is usually seen in a span of 6 months to 1 year.

Yogic techniques

Practising the Pranayama regularly helps to purify the respiratory system and the nadi. There are different types of pranayama. Depending on the type that is practised, the pranic energy flow may be increased or decreased in the major nadis. Diaphragmatic breathing helps to increase the air volume in the lungs. Pranayama and meditation together help the patient to have some control over the autonomic function and allows the patient to control the dilation of the bronchial passages during the start of an asthmatic episode.