AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF ARDITA (FACIAL PALSY): A CASE STUDAY
Dr. Pranjali B. Kharat*, Dr. Prashant Baghel, Dr. Ashishkumar L. Bansod, Dr. Sayali A. Kulkarni
Aacharya Charaka has explain 80 Vataja nanatmaja vyadhi one of them is Ardita. It can be correlated with the disease facial palsy in modern science. In Ardita Vyadhi under wide spectrum facial paralysis can be placed which is explained in Ayurvedic classics. The present study was done to find out the effective Ayurvedic management in facial palsy. For present study, a 32 years old male having history of twitching of left side face (deviation), difficulty in moving up left eyebrow, heaviness in left side angle of mouth, difficulty in closing left eye, this symptoms are since last 2 years was registered in our OPD. History and examination shows the diagnosis of facial nerve paralysis and patient sings, symptoms was treated on the basis of Ardita Chikitsa. Start Pachana with Lashunadi Vati, Nasya with Anutail, Shirodhara, after Nasya Dhoompana with Vacha Churna, Nitya Virechana with Eranda Tail, along with oral drugs and exercise. 100% relief was found in twitching of left side face (deviation), heaviness in left side angle of mouth and 90% relief in difficulty of closing left eye, difficulty in moving up left eyebrow. Before starting the treatment House Brackmannâ€™s grading of facial nerve was Grade 4 and after 30 days treatment it was Grade 2. After and during this treatment no any side effect seen.
Keywords: Ardita, Facial palsy, Nasya, Shirodhara, Ayurvedic management.
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