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Role of Ayurvedic Management in Facial Paralysis: A Case Study

Aparna Sharma, Diptendu Dash, Ish Sharma


Paralysis is the loss of motor function of a part of human body, negligibly or partially curable most of the times. Facial palsy is known to leave some long lasting disability in many cases. In Ayurvedic text, facial paralysis correlates with Ardita according to the sign and symptoms. One male patient, aged 35 years had complaints of weakness, stiffness and pain in left side of face and difficulty in swallowing and was diagnosed to suffer with Ardita/facial palsy and was administered the Ayurvedic management viz. Virechan procedure and Samshaman Chikitsa (Ashwagandha powder, Shatavari powder, Chopchini powder combination and Brahma Rasayan). Significant relief in weakness, stiffness and pain was noticed, along with improvement in swallowing and phonation abilities, in comparison to the pre-treatment condition. Virechan Karma followed by Shaman Sneha and Samshaman Chikitsa provided moderate improvement in facial paralysis.

 Keywords: Facial paralysis, Ardita, Panchakrma, Shaman Chikitsa

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Aparna Sharma, Diptendu Dash, Vaidya Ish Sharma. Role of Ayurvedic Management in Facial Paralysis: A Case Study. Trends in Drug Delivery. 2017; 4(2): 23–25p.

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