ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR BELL’S PALSY
Condition that causes sudden weakness in one side of the muscles of face. The weakness is temporary and Significantly improves over weeks in most cases. Inflammation, compression or swelling of the nerves that controls facial muscles leads to development of this condition. Half of the face appears to droop due to weakness and on afflicted side, individual find it challenging to smile or close your eye.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF BELL'S PALSY?
Damage to facial nerve that causes swelling can lead to Bell's palsy. Viral infections can play a role in development of Bell's palsy. Some of the viruses which may lead to Bell's palsy includes :Herpes simplex 1 virusEpstein-barrAdeno virusHerpes zosterCoxsackie virusRubellaInfluenza BMumps
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF BELL'S PALSY?
Symptoms tends to come suddenly and reach peak severity within 48 to 72 hours. The symptoms differ in severity from mild weakness to total paralysis. Usually the symptoms start improving in three weeks but in severe cases it takes longer for nerve to heal and regain its functions.
Some of the common symptoms experienced by the individual with bell's palsy includes :Weakness and drooping of facial musclesFeel pain in jaw or behind ear on affected sideLess sense of tasteHave headacheRinging in earsSensitivity to soundDry eyes and mouthDifficulty in talkingHaving trouble drinking and eatingMuscle twitches in faceIrritation of eye of affected side
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF BELL'S PALSY?
Certain factors tends to increase the risk for development of Bell's palsy. The factors includes :Auto-immune diseaseMononucleosisRespiratory infections like flu or coldCold soresHigh blood pressureDiabetesPregnancyFamily history of Bell's palsy
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS OF BELL'S PALSY?
In severe cases individual may develop some complications like :Irregular re-growth of nerve fibersIrreversible damage to facial nervePartial or complete blindness of eye which won't close.
In ayurved it can be correlated with Ardita, one among the 80 Vataja Nanatmaja Vyadhis. Due to nidan sevan like intake of hard substances, excess laughing, day sleep, heavy weight bearing, improper lying or sitting posture etc leads to the vitiation of the Vata dosha. The aggravated vata travels to the face and get lodged in the corresponding nerves, veins and arteries situated there. The obstruction by vata leads to decline in function of nerves of nearby area which in turn produce symptoms there and cause Ardita.
HERBS FOR BELL'S PALSY :NirgundiLavangaSarhapaGugguluHinguBalaRasnaAshwagandha
PANCHKARMA FOR BELL'S PALSY:Nasyamshiro vastidhoomapanamukh lepamshiro dhara
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE MEDICATION FOR TREATMENT OF BELL'S PALSY:
1. Detox Premium Powder:
These are the herbo-mineral sachets which help in detoxification and maintain proper metabolism of all the functions. This formulation acts at the level of the nervous system and facilitate the proper conduction of signal impulse from the nerves to the muscles. These sachets have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune modulator. The ingredients present in it are moti pishti, parwal pishti, shukta pishti, Giloy satv, kamdudha ras, Jahar Mohra, akik pishti, gandhak rasayan, sutshekhar ras, etc. It is very beneficial in reducing the swelling, redness, stiffness, and improves the movements of joints.
Recommended Dosage -Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
2. Nerve up tablet:
These tablets are pure ayurvedic formulation. Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata and kapha dosha. It acts as a nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, , praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. It is beneficial in the Bell's palsy.
Recommended Dosage -Take 1 tablet twice daily.
3. Makar rasayan:
It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchla, guduchi satva, shudha shilajeet, ras sindoor, moonga bhasma, shankh bhasma, praval pishti etc. These ingredients show antioxidant, aphrodisiac, analgesic and immune modulator properties. It helps to rejuvenate body tissues and act as an immune modulator, Immunity booster, Improves vitality, improves the overall health of an individual, Acts on Central Nervous System, Help reduces stress and anxiety.
Recommended Dosage- Take 1 tablet twice daily.
4. Vata Tablet
Vata balance tablet is a rejuvenating blend of herbs is specially formulated to balance Vata doshas without aggravating Pitta or Kapha doshas. It may be used to support overall health and well-being by Vata constitutions with or without food. For those with a dual constitution that includes Vata or a tridoshic constitution, it is an excellent formula for the Vata season, which in most parts of the world is autumn and early winter.
Recommended Dosage- Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.
5. Panchsakar Churna:
This churna is very effective for acidity patients as it shows antioxidant, anti- inflammatory, laxative, analgesic properties. It is a classical herbal churna prepared from ingredients like Shatapushpa, Balaharitaki, Shunthi, Swarnapatri, Saindhav lavana. It helps in removing all toxins from the body provides good results in acidity. All signs symptoms related to acidity are treated with the regular use of this churna.
Recommended Dosage- Take 1 teaspoonful at bedtime with warm water.
6. Trikatu Syrup:
Trikatu Syrup helps to eliminate excess Kapha or mucous from the body, supports the respiratory system, manages weight, helps to take out impurities or ama from the body, supports healthy detoxification. It shows anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, antioxidant properties. This syrup is made up of equal parts of three herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum). It is an Appetizer and improves digestion, supports normal gastric function, and normal circulation.
Recommended Dosage- Take 2 teaspoonful twice or thrice daily before meals.