When one or more muscles in body stop function, this condition is termed as Paralysis. It can be accompanied by sensory loss in the affected area.Paralysis can be complete or partial. When it affect whole body it is known as complete Paralysis. When a specific body part is affected it is known as partial Paralysis. Also, facial Paralysis is one of the most common disabilities. It generally result from stroke and mainly one side of the face is affected.
When it affects the lower half of the body, including both legs, is called paraplegia. When it affects the arms and legs is known as quadriplegia. And when it Involve only one side, it is hemiplegia.
Causes of Paralysis:
1) Damage in the nervous system, especially the spinal cord.
2) Stroke, trauma with nerve injury.
3) Poliomyelitis, botulism, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral
Sclerosis (ALS), Bell’s palsy, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy.
4) Environmental factors like toxins and radiations.
Symptoms of Paralysis:
The common symptoms of Paralysis include,
1) Changes to circulation, respiration, kidneys, muscles, joints, bones and gastrointestinal system.
2) Muscle spasms and Spasticity of the limbs.
3) Disruption of normal working of the tissues, glands, and organs.
4) Feelings of numbness or pain, Skin injury, Constipation, Balance problems, vision problems etc.
In Ayurveda, Paralysis falls under Vatavyadhi disorder and its main treatment is normalizing the flow of Prana Vayu. Paralysis is described as Paksaghtata, Paksha Vadha and Ekanga Vata. And facial paralysis is termed as Ardita Vata.
At Amulya, We carry out Ayurveda therapies depending on the general condition of the patient like Abhyangaswedam, Nasyam, Karnapooranam, Snehapanam, Virechanam, Shirovasti, Pizhichil, Navarakizhi, Vasti etc. We guide on diet and life style modification to enhance the result of treatments.