Paralysis Treatment in Ayurveda

Strengthen the nervous system and regain movement and sensation in paralysed parts with Ayurvedic Treatment & Panchakarma

Paralysis Treatment in Ayurveda

Strengthen the nervous system and regain movement and sensation in paralysed parts with Ayurvedic Treatment & Panchakarma

What is Paralysis?

Paralysis is a condition in which you can’t move certain parts of your body, due to a loss of muscle function. There is a loss of either sensation and movement for multiple parts of the body. It comes in many different forms and can be either temporary or permanent. This happens when something goes wrong between the order in which impulses are passed by the brain and the muscles.

Paralysis can affect either one or both sides of the human body. In some cases, just one area of your body gets affected, while in some other cases it can be spread over many areas.

Types of Paralysis


It is the type, which affects only one arm or leg.


This type affects the same area on both sides of the body, such as both arms and both sides of the face.

Quadriplegia Or Tetraplegia

This type of paralysis, affects both of your arms and both of your legs.


It affects one arm and one leg on the same side of your body.

Causes or Symptoms of Paralysis

Muscular Dystrophy
Cerebral palsy
Traumatic Brain Injury

Paralysis can have an effect on any part of the body and can show the following symptoms:

  1. Partial or complete loss of sensation and movement of the affected part.
  2. Speech is also affected in certain cases.
  3. Problems with blood flow, breathing, and heart rate.
  4. Changes in the normal function of organs, glands, and other tissues.
  5. Generalized stiffness of the body.

The major causes of paralysis are as follows:

  1. Damaged brain tissue because of haemorrhage or clotting of blood in the cranial vessels. It is known as ‘stroke’.
  2. The compression of the vertebral discs results in loss of sensitivity in the cervical and lumbar nerves.
  3. Post-polio syndrome.
  4. Cerebral palsy.
  5. Multiple Sclerosis.
  6. Traumatic Brain Injury.
  7. Neurofibromatosis.
  8. Unspecified birth defect.
  9. Hereditary Paraplegia.
  10. Certain Medications.
  11. Muscular Dystrophy.

Paralysis Treatment in Ayurveda

Ayurvedic paralysis treatment is done by finding the causes of paralysis according to ayurvedic texts. This disease has been discussed in Ayurveda under Vatavyadhi disorder. There are various terms such as Paksaghata, Paksha Vadha and EkangaVata that have been used to describe Paralysis in Ayurveda.

The Ayurvedic Paralysis attack treatment focuses on stabilizing the dosha balance. Improving nervous strength is the prime target of this treatment. This treatment includes excellent Panchakarma therapies and ayurvedic medicine along with oral medications. The therapies like Abhyanga swedan, Nasyam, Karna pooranam, Snehapanam, Virechanam, Shirovasti, Sarvangadhara (Pizhichil), Pichu, and Vasti, etc. are done as per the ayurvedic texts under the guidance of ayurvedic experts.

Pinda Sweda Treatment

This is done by mild oil application with the help of special milk rice medicinal bundles made of cheesecloth.

Sarvangadara Treatment

This is done by applying small steam-heated bundles of herbs tied in cotton bags and pressed gently on aching parts of the body.


It is also called Enema therapy. The therapy purifies the colon where the primary location of Vata nourishes the body.


It is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gentle pouring of liquids over the forehead and can be one of the steps involved in Panchakarma. The name comes from the Sanskrit words Shiro (head) and dhara (flow).

Shiro Abhyanga

It is the most popular ayurvedic Indian head massage for stress relief. A soothing massage of the head, neck, and shoulder, commonly used in this therapy.


Warm herbal oils are extremely beneficial for Ayurvedic massages. The Ayurvedic massages that could be beneficial to paralyzed patients are done according to the proper methods of the ayurvedic texts.


It is also known as Purgative therapy. These wastes are eliminated through the lower pathway of the body. Virechana is used for Pitta disorder to cleanse the primary site of the pitta where is in the stomach and small intestine. It is the best Paralysis treatment in Ayurveda.

Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

It is one of the best ancient paralysis treatments in Ayurveda. This treatment is done by following a proper routine including the Nadi shodan Pranayam and yoga. NadiShodhana pranayama is incredibly calming, and soothing to the mind, the nervous system, and effectively balances Vata, pitta, and Kapha.

Home Remedies for Paralysis

Here are some natural home remedies to cure paralysis:

  1. Apply the clean and ground asparagus leaves on the area of pain caused by paralysis.
  2. For relief from Inflammation and pain due to paralysis, dip a few drumstick leaves in castor oil and apply to the pain area.
  3. Coconut oil 20-40 ml twice a day daily can help in curing the condition.
  4. If you have a distorted face due to paralysis, mix equal portions of black pepper powder and dry ginger powder with honey and take it twice or thrice a day.
  5. Take 1 teaspoon of flaxseed oil in a day.
  6. Vitamin C in a day also helps in curing the condition.
  7. Grind the akarkara root into a fine paste and mix it with honey tree/butter tree oil. Massage the affected area twice or thrice daily.

Preventions/Lifestyle for Paralysis

The natural treatment for paralysis can also be done by inculcating certain lifestyle changes or preventive measures in daily routine such as:

  • Avoid constipation.
  • Avoid fried, fast, processed and junk food.
  • Involve yourself in regular exercise and yoga.
  • Always eat fresh food that is warm. Avoid cold food.
  • Avoid foods that are bitter, acidic, or pungent.
  • Do regular oil massage over the affected part

The Benefits of Ayurveda for Paralysis treatment at Prakash Nethralaya

Investigates The Root Cause

The Ayurvedic approach to illness looks for the fundamental causes of the disease rather than symptoms. The main causative factor of the disease is removed from the patient's daily routine. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, treatment is decided from the available two directions as per the classics. First one is Shodhan (detoxification) to clean the body with the help of Panchakarma therapies and the another is Shaman (balancing the doshas) by using Ayurveda medicines, diet correction and lifestyle adjustments. Detoxification with Panchakarma improves the efficacy of Ayurveda medicines in chronic and advanced cases.

Medicines Are Safe To Take

Ayurveda medications are not manufactured in a synthetic or chemical form but in their natural state. Because of this, the herbs are gentle on the body, and there is no chance of side effect or adverse reactions, regardless of the length of time the patient takes them. At Prakash Nethralaya, we use the best quality Ayurveda medicines to ensure the safest and fastest recovery. There is in house processing and dispensing of the medicines for our patients. A few medicines are made available from the good manufacturing companies also.

Uses Holistic Strategy

Ayurveda is based on the idea that each person has a distinct personality and body type and, as a result, their treatment. Ayurveda places more emphasis on treating the patient rather than treating the ailment. The physical composition of two different people with the same ailment may need a different therapeutic approach. An Ayurveda expert at Prakash Nethralaya uses this body type analysis and then reaches at a conclusion of diagnosis and the line of treatment. Accordingly our doctors prescribe the diet, lifestyle changes, yoga, Ayurveda medicines, and Panchakarma therapies.