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Understanding Stroke and Ayurvedic Rehabilitation at Vedagram Hospital

All movements of the body are controlled from the brain. To control each part of the body, the brain has got specific parts. Any damage to that part will result in loss of function of that part. 

A stroke is a type of cerebrovascular disease. “Cerebro” refers to the brain, and “vascular” means arteries and veins. A stroke occurs when blood vessels become narrowed or ruptured, disrupting the blood flow to the brain.

Generally, stroke can cause five types of disabilities:

  • Paralysis or problems controlling movement, Sensory disturbances including pain,
  • Problems using or understanding language.
  • Problems with thinking and memory and emotional disturbances.
  • The outcomes of treatment are more successful

THE FIRST STEP to recognize the Signs and Symptoms for Stroke Paralysis and if any of these are seen in the person then immediately shift to the nearest hospital, quick action and perhaps save a life.

  • Sudden unresponsiveness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech.
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Difficulty in walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination.
  • Severe headache with no known cause.

Traditional Ayurvedic texts explain this as ‘Pakshaghatha‘ , and elaborate treatments are explained. In Kerala our old Vaidyas had modified these treatment modalities and developed special Massage and treatment techniques such as ‘Njavara ‘ ‘ Pizhichil ‘ ‘ Upanaham ‘ ‘ Lepam ‘ etc which makes non mobile organs mobile and get stiff joints loosened.

Ayurveda doesn’t stop at these techniques. It harnesses an array of medicines that are carefully chosen to match each patient’s unique needs and their specific disease conditions. These can be oils, medicated oils, decoctions, herbal powders, fermented kashayams, and more. During the massages and treatments, sensory stimulations play a crucial role in rekindling the body’s motor functions, and they stimulate the rewiring and regeneration of brain cells.

The Holistic Approach at Vedagram

At Vedagram Hospital, we believe in an integrated approach. We marry the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with modern medical practices, physical therapy, and yoga. This synergistic blend creates a potent recipe for healing and rehabilitation. Our experience tells us that this approach is not just effective; it’s often more effective than conventional treatments.

A stroke can be a daunting challenge, but with the right combination of traditional Ayurvedic treatments and modern medical support, the road to recovery becomes much more navigable. At Vedagram, we’re committed to helping our patients regain control over their bodies and their lives. In the journey to heal and recover, we invite you to explore the age-old wisdom of Ayurveda blended with the precision of modern medicine. It’s a harmonious symphony that celebrates life and well-being.

Advantages of Ayurvedic and Physiotherapy Rehabilitation:

  • Strengthen the muscle tissue
  • Re-establishes the neuromuscular function
  • Recuperate the lost function of the body
  • Improves the quality of life of the patient
  • The patient can very well perform his normal daily activities

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