Ayurvedic Treatment for Paralysis, Stroke- Natural & Side-effect free

Paralysis Ayurvedic Treatment About Ayurveda

About Paralysis Ayurvedic Treatment

Paralysis, a pathological condition affecting the motor function in a body part or several body parts. Paralysis is a symptom of diseases of the nervous system.

Paralysis can be characterized as central and peripheral. Central paralysis is associated with a lesion of the motor cortex, which contains central motor neurons. Peripheral paralysis is associated with a neuronal damage, body which are located in the anterior horns of the spinal cord. The main cause of central paralysis is the stroke. Therefore, treatment of stroke will also be same as treatment of paralysis. It should be noted that the density of the nerve agents in different regions of the brain is not the same: in some regions they are extremely concentrated and in some regions density is low. Therefore, there are cases when a defective brain tissue leads to a considerable size small movement disorders, and a small defect cause profound disability in a person.

There are different types of paralysis,

Monoplegia- paralysis of one limb

Hemiplegia- paralysis in the limbs on one side

Paraplegia/ Partial Paralysis- paralysis in the hands or feet only

Quadriplegia- Paralysis of all the limbs


Causes of Paralysis

  1. Stroke, including hemorrhage.

  2. Tumours of the brain and the spinal cord

  3. Injuries of the brain and the spinal cord. Trauma or direct injuries can result in internal bleeding (hemorrhage), which affects the circulation of blood in the central nervous system.

  4. Abscess in the brain and the spinal cord

  5. Inflammations in the brain and the spinal cord

  6. Certain birth defects the nervous system

  7. Myopathy: diseases associated with congenital or acquired metabolic disorders in muscles.

  8. Multiple Sclerosis: This causes damage in the sensory and motor nerves. This results in failure to carry impulses and bring back responses to different parts of the body.

  9. Intoxication (eg:Lead poisoning)

Symptoms of Paralysis

  1. Central paralysis affects certain muscles. This causes loss of muscle strength in the affected muscles.

  2. The patient ceases to feel pain.

  3. Loss of muscle movement, is accompanied by numbness, or loss of sensation.

  4. The person doesn’t feel pain or sense to heat, cold etc, in the paralyzed part of the body.

  5. Loss of control of urine and bowel movement

Ayurvedic Treatment of Paralysis/ Stroke

According to Ayurveda, paralysis is caused by the imbalance of vata-dosha. Vata is the air element of the body, which is responsible for the coordination of all the voluntary movements in the human body. So an imbalance in vata-dosha, due to the accumulation of toxins cause paralysis symptoms.

Ayurvedic treatment of paralysis involves internal medication prescribed by the doctor, panchakarma detoxification therapy for the removal of toxins and a strict ayurvedic diet.

The treatment procedure starts with-

Consultation with an ayurveda physician. (We at superbeing arranges free consultation over the phone or email with a specialized doctor, provided you have send a detailed description of the disease condition and the concerned medical reports)

The doctor performs thorough diagnosis of your body by analyzing your medical reports. He then prescribes a treatment routine to be followed-

A typical treatment routine includes:

    1. No of days required for treatment

    2. The therapies to be followed in each stages of treatment

    3. Number of total sessions required for each therapy

    4. Internal medicines and its timings

    5. Diet to be followed during treatment

    6. Do’s and Don’ts  to be followed before and after  each session

Some of the Panchakarma therapies advised in Ayurveda for Paralysis are :

Snehana: Panchakarma treatment is a Bio-cleansing regimen comprising of five major procedures intended to eliminate the toxic elements from the body and thereby enhances the immunity of the body. Prior to these five major procedures, there is Purva Karma or preparatory procedures given to the patient. Snehana or oleation is one such preparatory procedure.

Snehana stands for lubrication of the body systems by the administration of fatty substances internally and externally. Snehana uses commonly four types of Snehana Dravyas for treatment- ghee, oil, fat & bone marrow. Out of these, Ghee is considered best.

Snehana (Oleation) includes

  • Abhyantara Snehana (Internal Oleation)
  • Bahya Snehana (External Oleation)

The patient who is intended to undergo Snehapana (Internal administration of medicine, Sneha) is the take the medicine in the early morning (within 15 minutes of sunrise) in the prescribed dose based on his digestive capacity, nature of the disease, condition of the body etc. The patient is advised to take complete rest, avoid day sleep and follow a strict diet as prescribed by the doctor.

Swedana: Swedana is a process to induce sweating (sudation) artificially in a patient who has already undergone Snehana.

Swedana has many classifications-

  • On the basis of induction of heat- Thermal & Non Thermal
  • On the basis of application of heat- Local & General
  • On the basis of nature of heat- Dry heat & Moist heat
  • On the basis of intensity of heat- High sweat, Medium sweat & Low sweat

The most common sudation therapy is Vashpa Sweda (Steam Bath). In Steam Bath, medicated steam is applied to the patient’s body for a certain period of time to get perspiration. It removes stiffness, heaviness and coldness from the body.

The patient is advised to lie down inside a steam-bath chamber after massage with warm oil. A thick cotton sheet may be used to cover the body to get proper perspiration. The patient is to remain in the chamber for about 15-20 minutes.

Swedana is effective for neuromuscular diseases like Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, Sciatica etc. Also effective in Rheumatological problems like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and is a great rejuvenation therapy.

Virechana: Virechana is the procedure by which vitiated doshas are eliminated through the anal route. It is the treatment of choice for the pitta dominant individuals.

Before Virechana the patient should undergo the preparatory procedures Snehana & Swedana. Snehana is done for 3-7 days and then Swedana for another 3 days. The medicine for purgation is to be given early morning in around 6 A.M on empty stomach. Usually the purgation will start after 3 hours. Warm water may be given in small doses, when the patient feels thirsty or the urge for evacuation is not felt sufficient. When the evacuation of the bowel is complete as per the features described for proper purgation, the patient is advised to take complete rest.

Virechana is the best treatment for Gastrointestinal disorders, Dermatological disorders etc. Virechana cleans the channels by the removal of accumulated waste products, undigested material, and the toxins mainly from the gut (Gastrointestinal tract). It enhances the appetite, power of digestion and absorption of food.


Vasti: Vasti is method in which special medicated preparation in injected into the rectum. Vasti treatment is used to eliminate the vata (air) dosha out through the rectum. Vasti is a very effective cleansing process. It rejuvenates the body and alleviates constipation, diarrhea and other digestive disorders. In simple terms, Vasti means medicated enema.

It washes out all your toxins through the digestive tract. The medicinal preparation is introduced into the bowel through the anus. The medicine pulls out the toxins from the entire body, which are then expelled out of the body. Since this therapy improves the overall digestion of the body, this helps the body to respond to the weight reducing diet.

Abhyanga: Abhyanga is a part of Panchakarma treatment method which involves application of warm medicated oil over the body with mild pressure. The medicine is rubbed over the body in directions comfortable to the patient. It improves strength and alleviates Vata. Abhyanga is a type of Bahya Snehana which can be performed as therapeutic procedure as well as preventive procedure.

The patient is made to sit on the Abhyanga table with leg extended. The oil is to be heated to optimum temperature and applied over the head, ears and soles of the feet. And then the oil is applied uniformly with mild pressure over the body by two masseurs standing on both sides of the table. Massage is started from scalp, head and moves down to neck, upper back, shoulders, upper arms, forearms, hands and then chest, abdomen, lower back and lower limbs.

Abhyanga should be done in sitting, supine, right lateral and left lateral positions and prone position. At the end of the procedure the oil on the body is wiped off with tissue or towel. The procedure normally takes 30- 40 minutes.

Patient is advised to take complete rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Bath can be taken with hot water and soap to remove the oil from the body. Light semisolid digestible diet is advised after the bath.

Pizhichil: Pizhichil is a preparatory procedure of Panchakarma which has the advantage of producing the effects of Snehana and Swedana at the same time. Pizhichil has its origin in Kerala Ayurveda. Pizhichil is a procedure by which the body is made to perspire by means of pouring warm medicated oil in a specific manner.

The patient is made to sit on a dhara table with legs extended. A cotton swab after soaking in suitable oil is applied over the scalp. Then Karnapurana (application of oil in the ears) is done. The rolled cotton cloth has to be tied above the ears, around the head at the level of forehead.Ears should be plugged with cotton and oil is applied all over the body. Gentle massage is performed by two masseurs attending on either sides of the patient.

The oil used for Pizhichil is to be heated by keeping the vessel on a hot water bath. The temperature of the oil must be comfortable to the patient. Then piece of cloth is to be dipped in the warm oil and squeezed over body with right hand. Simultaneously gentle massage is done with left hand. The oil should flow in uniform stream from the thumb facing downwards from a height 12 to 20 cms. or as per the condition of the disease./ patient. This process is continued in seven positions given below.

Basically only 3 positions are described- Sitting, Supine and Prone, but practically 7 positions are followed.

    - Sitting

    - Supine

    - Left lateral

    - Prone

    - Right lateral

    - Supine

    - Sitting

After Pizhichil, body of the patient is to be massaged gently and oil is to be wiped off with clean towel over the scalp and body.Then fresh oil is applied all over the body and covered with blanket or cotton cloth. Rest is advised for few minutes followed by hot water bath.

The duration of Pizhichil varies from 45 -60 minutes and usually performed 7,14 or 21 days according to the condition of the patient/ disease.

Pizhichil is performed for Neuromuscular disorders like Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, Peripheral Neuropathy, Muscular and Ligamentous injuries. It is also effective in Orthopaedic & Rheumatological problems like cervical spondylosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Other degenerative joint diseases.

Navarakizhi: In this therapy, medicated oil is applied to the whole body and then the body is massaged with small cotton cloth boluses filled with cooked Njavara rice. Njavara rice has immense medicinal value.

The boluses are dipped in this regenerating mixture of cow's milk and a brewed herbal decoction, and then applied to the body, causing the body to sweat.


Shirodhara: "Shiro," means head, and "dhara" is the continuous flow of a liquid. In this process, warm herbal oils, milk or buttermilk, or decoction is poured in a slow steady stream on your forehead.

This treatment is profoundly relaxing, nourishing. A steady flow of warm oil onto the forehead will be very effective in the treatment of Migraine.

Shirovasti: In shirovasti a bandage is tied and a cylindrical compartment is sealed to head in the form of a cap. Warm medicated oil is poured into the compartment and allowed to soak into the scalp.

This is a very effective therapy for treating insomnia, depression, migraine, stroke, paralysis etc.

About Ayurveda

Ayurveda, which means the science of life. (Ayur = Life, Veda = Science). Ayurveda is a traditional System of treatment (medical science) which was developed in India more than 5000 years ago. Ayurvedic treatment which helps to cure most of the diseases. Major treatment methods are massages, Pizhichil, Njavarakizhi, Sirodhara, Vasthi, Sirovasthi, Udvarthanam, Abhyangam, Nasyam, Thalam etc. The main Advantage of taking ayurveda treatment is, its completely natural because herbal medicines are used to treat any disease conditions. Its a natural medical system focused on physical, mental and spiritual growth of human beings and it focus on treating and get rid off the root cause of the disease (Complete cure) rather than suppressing the symptoms.Special Ayurveda packages available in kerala for most of the ailments

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