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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 62

PA01.13. Hemiplegia - An ayurvedic perspective

1 Visvanath Ayurvedic Hospital, 50/9, Main Road, Shengottai-627809, India
2 Prarthana Clinic, D 24, Revathy Block, Saran Villa apartments, Iravathanallur, Madurai-625009, India
3 Rathna Ayurvedics, No.1DD First Street, Arappalayam, Madurai-625016, India

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Subramanian Hariharan
Visvanath Ayurvedic Hospital, 50/9, Main Road, Shengottai-627809
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Purpose: Hemiplegia is a prevalent and disabling neurological disorder, which arises from multiple etiologies like Systemic Hypertension, Injuries, Tumors, Embolism and other vascular occlusions of the brain. It is well explained in Ayurveda as Pakshaghata one of the kevala vata vyadhis, resulting when Vatakopa affects the Siras (vascular structures) and Snayus (Tendons and Ligaments ) of any one half of the body characterized by paralysis of the affected half of the body, face and impaired movements of joints and extremities. In modern science, the lesion and clinical symptoms stands classified in accordance with the site of infarction of the brain. Hemiplegia Pakshaghata however today, currently challenges the clinicians warranting a comprehensive and effective medication. Ayurvedic polyherbal formulations have been found to have therapeutic efficacy for Hemiplegia. This study aims to determine the clinical efficacy of Danadanayanadi Kasayam, Ksheerabala Avarthi and Ekangavir Ras towards restoring the normalcy in Pakshaghata. Method: 15 patients in the age group of 30 70 with Pakshaghata were randomly selected and administered Danadanayanadi Kasayam, Ksheerabala Avarthi and Ekangavir Ras for a period of 6 - 8 weeks. The clinical progress of the patients was observed daily. The gradual recovery from the clinical symptoms was observed and documented. Result: The patients administered with the trial drugs portrayed a marked recovery from the inability to move the arms and legs, stiffness, incoherent speech, deviation of mouth, hyperreflexia, poor concentration, confusions and impaired functions of the sensory organs. Conclusion: It is extrapolated and fortified from the observations that Ayurvedic polyherbal formulations viz. Danadanayanadi Kasayam, Ksheerabala Avarthi and Ekangavir Ras undoubtedly has the efficacy of treating Hemiplegia and helps in the recovery from ailment.

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