AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF PAKSHAGHATA (CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT): A CASE STUDY

Megha G, Diwakar Papurao Joshi, Vikas Chauhan

Abstract


Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in India. Stroke is heterogeneous group of disorders. This disease has posed a great problem to the medical field as far as its treatment is concerned. There is a wealth of information available on the cause, prevention, risk, and treatment of stroke. Even then much, less is known about the treatment of the stroke, there is no any satisfactory and widely acceptable measure for the stroke. Many studies were being conducted in the field of Ayurveda as well as in contemporary fields for achieving the better line of management for Cerebro Vascular accident (CVA).
A case study of CVA was admitted, with the complaints of loss of strength in the right side of the body, associated with drowsiness, difficulty in walking , slurred speech, heaviness of affected side of the body with pain, stiffness, and bladder incontinence slurred speech and on examination found Glasgow coma scale was 14/15 (E -3, M-5, V-6) and CT scan suggested- Acute hemorrhage in left thalamus and corona radiata and along with laboratory investigations, case was diagnosed as Pakshaghata with Pittakaphaavruta. Various treatment procedures like Shirodhara, Shirosthalam, Kayaseka, Nasya, Basti and with oral medicines were adopted at various stages of the disease. There was a remarkable improvement in the subjective and objective clinical features. Result are encouraging for the further advance research in CVA.
Keywords: Stroke, Ayurveda, Pakshaghata, Cerebro Vascular Accident

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