MANAGEMENT OF PAKSHAGHATA (STROKE SYNDROME) - A CASE REPORT
Dr. Chakravarthula Adithya* and Dr. Rajalakshmi M.G.
Pakshaghata is a disease that is included under 80 nanatmaja vata vyadhi. The onset of this illness is originated due to the vitiation of vata dosha having shiras as adhisthana and its manifestation is observed in one half of the body leading to either loss or reduced strength and functional disability in one half of the body. Such a manifestation based on the signs and symptoms of the disease mimics in modern parlance with cerebro-vascular accident presenting with hemiplegia. Hemiplegia is resultant of acute loss of blood circulation to the parts of the brain leading to neurological dysfunction of one half of the body that is supplied by affected part of the brain. As explained earlier, the signs of symptoms of Vama Pakshaghata were observed in a female patient aged about 41 years. As per the treatment principles of Pakshaghata, the patient was treated along with oral medications. There was a remarkable change that was observed after the treatment. The details will be elaborated in full paper.
Keywords: Pakshaghata, hemiplegia, stroke, vatavyadhi, cerebro-vascular accident.
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