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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ayurvedic Treatment for Bell’s Palsy

INTRODUCTION

Bell's palsy is the paralysis or weakness of the muscles on one side of the face. In this disorder there is a damage to the facial nerve that controls the muscles of the face. It causes the affected side of the face to droop. The nerve damage can also effect the sense of taste. It is not the result of a stroke or transient ischemic attack while these disorders can cause facial paralysis. The sudden weakness that occurs on the one side of the face should be checked by a doctor to rule out the serious causes.

WHAT CAN BE THE CAUSES OF THE BELL'S PALSY?

  • The main cause of the Bell's palsy, is the damage of the nerve that control the one side of the face by inflammation.
  • Another cause may be herpes virus that cause cold sores.
  • Many health problems cause weakness or paralysis of the face. If the specific reason for the weakness not found, the condition is known as Bell's palsy.
  • Tumors in the facial region can also be one of the cause of Bell's palsy.

WHAT CAN BE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE BELL'S PALSY?

  • Sudden drooping of the one side of the face due to the weakness and paralysis of the muscles. It is difficult for the person to close the eye of the affected side.
  • Expressionless face.
  • Excessive tearing or dry eye.
  • Loss of taste buds.
  • Pain in or behind the ear.
  • Numbness in the affected side of the face.
  • Increased sensitivity to sound.

WHAT CAN BE THE RISK FACTOR OF THE BELL'S PALSY?

  • Pregnant women in third trimester or after giving birth.
  • Diabetes.
  • Family History

HOW TO DIAGNOSE THE BELL'S PALSY?

  • First doctor will ask some question’s regarding Bell’s palsy symptoms.
  • Physical and neurological examination.
  • Blood tests
  • MRI and Scan

WHAT HERBAL REMEDIES PLANET AYURVEDA PROVIDES FOR THE BELL'S PALSY?

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR BELL'S PALSY:

According to Ayurveda, Bell's palsy is caused by the Vitiation of the Vata dosha. It is known as Ardita disease in Ayurveda. Planet Ayurveda provides herbal remedy for Bell's palsy and that is Bell's palsy care Pack. The herbs and formulations used in this Pack helps to balance the vata dosha. It provides the combating effect to the nervous system and improve the immunity of the body. As compare to the modern medicine treatment, they provide only symptomatic relief but Planet Ayurveda's herbal remedy for the Bell's palsy that is Bell's Palsy Care Pack helps in achieving a long lasting relief from the disorder without any side effects.

BELL'S PALSY CARE PACK:

  1. Ashwagandha capsules
  2. Brahmi capsules
  3. Chanderprabha vati
  4. Curcumin capsules
  5. Nirgundi oil

Let's see the description of the herbal formulations:

1. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES:

These capsules are the standardized extract of the Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera).

It is regarded as the first class Adaptogenic tonic in one of the world's greatest herbal medical system "Ayurveda". It is a very popular herb for vitalizing property on the body. Aswagandha is the best herb for balancing the "Vata". It provides strength to the nervous system and improves the functioning of the body. It helps in the early recovery from the disorder.

Pack Size: 1 Bottle (60 capsules).

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water, after meals.

2. BRAHMI CAPSULES:

These capsules are manufactured by the standardized extract of the Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri).

These capsules are one of the best herbal capsules which have all round effect on nervous system and nerve disorders. In Bell's palsy it helps in the fast recovery of the facial nerve so that it starts functioning properly. It also have an anti-inflammatory property. It has vata pacifying effect therefore, it is very helpful to treat the nerve problems.

Pack Size: 1 bottle (60 capsules).

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water, after meals.

3. CHANDERPRABHA VATI:

It consist of Asphaltum (Shilajit), Commiphora mukul (Guggul), Shakara (Sugar), Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi), Cyprus rotundus (Mustak), Zingiber officanlis (Shunthi), Potassium carbonate (Yavshaar) etc.

It is one of the best and most popular herbal formulation in Ayurveda. These tablets have the great rejuvenating property that strengthen the facial nerve help in restore its normal function. It also helps to balance the vitiate vata body energy. This Chandarprabha vati is an ancient remedy. It is 100% natural supplement without any preservatives and chemicals.

Pack Size: 1 Bottle (120 Tablets).

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day with plain water, after meals.

4. CURCUMIN CAPSULES:

These capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of natural herb known as a Turmeric. Its Latin name is curcuma longa. It is the best anti-inflammatory herb.

In the case of the Bell's palsy when the nerves get inflamed due to infection or injury, it helps to suppress the inflammation of the nerves. The herb helps to coordinate all three body energy's vata, pitta and kapha. When these three energies are not in coordination, they may lead to disordered body functions and may alter the proper functioning of the body systems. This herb helps to bring back these energies in equilibrium.

Pack Size: 1 bottle (60 capsules).

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water, after meals.

5. NIRGUNDI OIL:

Nirgundi oil is prepared form the lead extracts Nirgundi (Vitex nirgundo). Nirgundi is a sanskrit word which literally meaning which protects from ailments.

This oil helps to balance the vata dosha. Vata energy controls all the nervous activities in the body. This oil has a fat and oily texture which is just opposite to the dry characteristic of the vata dosha. It is used for massage in patients of Bell palsy, its regular use improve the weakness of the facial nerves.

Dosage: It is used for the local application and gentle massage over the face.

WHY PLANET AYURVEDA?

  • Planet Ayurveda offers following benefits over other market products
  • The medicines are 100% pure and natural.
  • The medicines are free from side effects.
  • The products are made without the addition of chemicals or additives and preservatives.
  • The products are formulated by the MD Ayurvedic doctors.
  • The products are safe to use.
  • The product are 100% pure vegetarian.

WHAT PREVENTION AND BASIC CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN BY THE PATIENT?

PREVENTION AND BASIC CARE:

  • The face must not be exposed to the drastic weather like cold or rain.
  • In winter season special care should be taken, as nerves get numb during this season. One should cover properly the whole body with warm clothes or shawl.
  • In some of the facial paralysis, the eyes cannot be closed. There is a chances of introduce of foreign bodies in the eyes. Hence, the eyes should be cleaned regularly.
  • Tiredness and sleepiness during day time aggravates vata. So, it’s important have proper sleep in night.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • One should avoid curd and other sours.
  • One should avoid fermented food, as it increases the vata dosha in the body.
  • One should have green leafy vegetables as, they are very beneficial in Bell’s palsy.
  • One should do hot fomentation.

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