Neurological disorders (Pakshagata and Ardita)

Ayurvedic medicine regards all neurological disorders as diseases due to the vitiation of the Vata Dosha. The main symptoms are paralysis, spasticity or rigidity of certain body parts.

The main methods of treatment are

  • purification of the body by mild unctuous purgation
  • oil and decoction enemas
  • massages with medicated oils (Abhyanga)
  • unctuous fomentation (heat application after oil massage, pouring of warm medicated oil over body parts or the head etc.)
  • administration of Vata controlling drugs through the nose
  • brain tonics and general rejuvenation therapies

Neurological diseases always require a long term treatment or repeated treatments with intervals. The success rate of Ayurvedic treatment is comparatively high.