Everything You Need To Know About Bell's Palsy and its Treatment
- Bell’s palsy is a condition of paralysis of the facial muscles resulting in their weakness. This condition causes psychosocial, functional, and aesthetic disturbance to the patient.
- It is the most common cranial neuropathy and may originate from various kinds of damage to the seventh nerve. The maximum cases of bell's palsy are in between the middle old-aged and are found more in men than women.
- It often causes facial muscle weakness, the condition can make talking, laughing, eating and swallowing a difficult task. Prakash Nethralaya follows a holistic approach and provides effective relief in all these symptoms with Ayurvedic Bell's Palsy Treatment.
- There's no specific test for Bell's palsy. The doctor diagnoses the disease by looking at the face and can ask to move the facial muscles by closing the eyes, lifting the brows, showing the teeth and other facial movements.
- According to Ayurveda, Bell's Palsy is called Ardita. Vitiation of Vata dosha is a major cause of the bell’s palsy. This vitiation can be because of excess cold foods, disturbed sleep, stress, and some viral infections.
- The symptoms of bell’s palsy include mild weakness to total paralysis of one side of the face, difficulty in making facial expressions like smiling or closing the eyes, taste disturbances, excessive salivation, pain in the jaw or behind the ear, numbness, and headache.
- Bell’s palsy treatment can cure it completely by using Ayurveda medicines, Yoga, oil massages, diet and lifestyle changes.
- A few cases may require panchakarma therapies like Nasya, Shirodhara, Tharpana, and oil massages along with the Ayurveda medicines.
- Cold food, Fast food, Dry food, Stale food, Curd will aggravate the problem more and has to be avoided.
- Garlic, Ajwain, Turmeric, Shunthi, and Heeng are useful herbs and should be encouraged for the treatment of Bell’s palsy.
- Yoga and facial exercises will help to improve the strength of the face muscles.
Symptoms of Bell's Palsy
The patient complains of the numbness and loss of strength of the facial muscles. Chewing, Smiling, and other facial expressions become difficult.
Pain is felt in the jaw bone, behind the ear, behind the neck, headache, and the whole facial area because of muscular weakness.
Sensation to taste, smell and sometimes even to listen are reduced or even lost. Double vision or loss of vision can also be there if eyes are affected.
Why To Choose Ayurveda?
Looks for the Root Cause
The ayurvedic approach of treatment looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. There are two ways of treatment; Shodhan, and Shaman. Shodhan is a complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Medicines always work better in a patient who has been detoxified with Panchakarma.
Ayurveda medicines are processed in the most natural way and not in the synthetic and chemical form. This is for this reason that the medicines are soft on the body and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take the medicines for longer durations. The complete eradication of the root cause ensures the cure and prevents future health complications.
Ayurveda is not merely a medical science. Rather, it is a philosophical science too. The basic principles of Ayurveda consider an individual human a specific identity and hence his treatment. Ayurveda gives importance to the treatment of the patient rather than the treatment of the disease. Two patients of the same disease can have different treatments because of the difference in their body constitution.
Our Approach To Bell's Palsy Treatment
After a personal consultation, the exact line of treatment is decided which is based on the specific condition of the patient. The medicines for Bell’s palsy generally consist of oral medicines and oils for massages. Diet restrictions and other preventions are guided to the patient.