Paralysis is a condition where a person looses the ability to move any of his muscles. Sometimes, he/she may also experience loss of sense of touch.
The condition normally occurs as a result of damage to the nerves, spinal cord or the brain and may not have anything to do with the muscles themselves. Disruption of communication of nerve impulses anywhere along the pathway from the brain to the muscles can impair control of muscle movement and cause muscle weakness and loss of coordination. Muscle weakness can progress to paralysis, loss of the ability to move the muscles.
It can occur as a localized condition where a small part of the body is affected or as a generalized condition, where a larger area of the body is affected. Following are some of the common terms used along with paralysis conditions:
- Monoplegia – condition where one limb is paralysed
- Hemiplegia – condition where limbs on one side of the body is paralysed – e.g. arm and leg on one side of the body.
- Paraplegia – condition where both legs or body parts below the pelvis are paralysed.
- Quadriplegia – (also known as tetraplegia) – condition where both arms and legs are paralysed.
Ayurvedic treatment for paralysis
Treatment in ayurveda involves
- External therapies like panchakarma to improve the functioning of peripheral nervous system and circulation
- Internal medicines to improve the nerve and brain function
Prospects of cure
Early stages in paralysis (particularly before 1 year has lapsed) are curable. Where a complete cure is not feasible, symptoms can be reduced and the condition of the patient can be seen to improve. When paralysis occurs in very old people or infants, it is hard to cure.
Ayurveda Doctors for Paralysis Treatment in Kerala
Ayurveda Hospitals for Paralysis Treatment in Kerala
- Punarnava Ayurveda Hospital, Ernakulam
- Amala Ayurveda Hospital, Thrissur
- Earth Ayurveda Hospital,Kottayam
- Vasudeva Vilasam Aryavaidyasala, Trivandrum