Ayurveda for Paralysis
Stroke/Paralysis is defined as the rapid onset of focal neurological deficit resulting from diseases of the cerebral vasculature and its contents. Stroke represents the third most common cause of death in developed nations. The prevalence of stroke in India is approximately 200 per 100,000 persons and 9.94% of total deaths.
In Ayurveda, Paralysis is termed as Pakshaghata which means “paralysis of one half of the body” where “paksha” denotes either half of the body and “Aghata (=paralysis) “denotes the impairment of body movements and mental stability.