Osteoarthritis in Ayurveda

Ayurveda for Osteoarthritis

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Types of Osteoarthritis

  1. Facial Paralysis – loss of strength and mobility of facial muscles.
  2. Monoplaegia – loss of strength of one limb.
  3. Hemiplegia – affecting one side of the body.
  4. Paraplegia – Paralysis of both legs.
  5. Quadriplegia – Paralysis of all four limbs.

Hemiplegia is the most common presentation of stroke with paralysis affecting face, limbs and trunk on one side.

Causes of Osteoarthritis

  1. Brain tumors
  2. Uncontrolled Hypertension
  3. Brain injury due to accident or trauma
  4. Shock
  5. Brain infection.

Symptoms for Osteoarthritis

  • Loss of strength of limbs
  • Dropping of eyelid and mouth deviation in case of facial paralysis
  • Bowel and Bladder may be affected in severe cases.
  • Impaired movement of hands and legs.
  • Instability mental function.
  • Speech may be affected (slurred speech)
  • Vision blurriness or double vision.
  • Numbness of limbs.

Diagnosis for Osteoarthritis

  • Symptomatic-  When you lose a function of your hands or legs
  • MRI
  • CT-SCAN

Ayurvedic Management for Osteoarthritis

Paralysis in Ayurveda can be treated by Panchakarma which is one of the important treatment modality of Ayurveda.  Panchakarma means five procedures, which are as follows:

  • Vamana (therapeutic emesis),
  • Virechana (purgation),
  • Asthapanvasti (enema using medicated decoction),
  • Anuvasanvasti (enema using medicated oil) and
  • Shirovirechan /nasya (nasal administration of medicines).

Along with these five major procedures there are various other allied therapies like snehana (oleation), swedana (fomentation) etc.; are also collectively comes under panchakarma.

Rejuvenation has no adverse effects and it is very useful in treating neurological diseases as well as paralysis.

“The Procedure like Shashtika shali pinda Sweda, Matra Basti, Shiro Basti, Sarvanga Abhyanga helps in nerve strengthening and increases blood circulation of the affected part, that helps to fasten and progress the movements”.

Disclaimer

All the Ayurveda treatments will be customized by Physician only after detailed consultation. Treatments may be changed based on the individual strength.