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Stroke is considered as Pakshaghata in Ayurveda, one among the Vatavyadhi, as the vitiated vata dosha hampers the sensory and motor activities of the body. Pakshaghata / stroke being the most common ailment affecting the central nervous system, it leads to disability of certain parts of the body. This is caused due to blockage (blood clot – thrombosis) or the rupture (haemorrhage) of the blood vessels supplying to the brain & results in medical emergency.

Causes of Stroke
  • Dyslipidaemia (high cholesterol levels), diabetes, high blood pressure, overweight / obesity.
  • Smoking, alcohol, sedentary lifestyle, stress, heredity, cardiovascular diseases, etc. 

A unique integrative approach at RISA complements Ayurveda treatment with allied healthcare options like physiotherapy, Yoga etc., thus providing optimal care to the patient. The condition can be effectively managed through Ayurveda interventions. The symptoms can be alleviated and disability minimized so that the quality of life can be enhanced.

Ayurveda treatment includes shodhana (cleansing) therapies such as virechana (purgation), basti (colonic administration of medicaments) nasya (nasal administration of medicines), snehana (external therapies like oleation) and svedana (sudation) in its varied forms. These are complemented and followed on by suitable internal medications that include medicated fats (oil or ghee based preparations), decoctives, powders and pills.

Some of the most frequently advised Panchakarma therapies include Shastika Shali Pinda Sweda (rice-herb milk poultice), Shastika lepana (rice wrap), Kayaseka (pouring of medicaments over the body), Shirodhara (oil pouring over head), Shiropichu (herb / oil paste application), Nasya (nasal administration of medicines), Basti (colonic administration of medicaments).

This article is intended for education and awareness purpose only. Ayurveda medications, advise & treatments are always individualised. We recommend you to take advice from experienced Ayurveda doctors.

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