AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF PAKSHAGHATA- A SINGLE CASE STUDY
Keywords:Pakshaghata, Panchkarma, Ayurveda, Hemiplegia, Physiotherapy, Basti Chikitsa
Introduction: Hemiplegia is the commonest manifestation of a stroke with neurological deficit affecting the face, upper and lower extremities. Pakshghata describe in Ayurveda can be correlated with hemiplegia. Panchakarma with physiotherapy and internal medication plays a key role in the management of Pakshghata. The present study was planned to assess the efficacy of Panchakarma along with internal medication in the management of Pakshaghata. Material and Methods: A 52 years old male patient visited to Kayachikitsa OPD of O.H.Nazar Ayurveda college, Surat with complaints of loss of movements at left upper and lower limbs, unable to walk associated with slurred speech and generalized weakness. He was diagnosed as Vama Pakshghata according to Ayurveda. He was treated with Panchkarma procedures along with physiotherapy and internal medicine. Results: After completion of treatment improvement was found in the movement of upper and lower limbs and he was able to walk without support with improvement in quality of life. Conclusion: Hence, it can be concluded that Panchkarma along with physiotherapy and internal medicine are effective in the management of Pakshaghata. It also stops the further progression of disease. Though it is a single case study, further clinical researches are needed for its scientific validation.
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