Bel’s Palsy (Ardita vata ) Management through Ayurveda.
Facial muscle functions play an integral fraction in our day today life. Face is the index of mind. Facial expresions reveal the mod of a person (smile, sorow etc.).
Facial paralysis is defined as an incompetence to crawl the muscles of the face, on one or both sides. cancel incidence is 15-30 cases per 10,0 population. It afects both men and women, with more chances in the age group of 10 to 40 years.
In Ayurveda, ardita vata is mentioned one among the vataja nanatmaja vikara.
Let us se to whom ardita vata can afect,
Women during post delivery period
Weak and emaciated people
Excesive yawning, loud laughing
Eating hard fod stuf
Carying heavy loads on head
Infection of midle ear
Herpes zoster and Viral infection
Pathogenesis – Due to nidana sevana, vata gets agravated and hold sthana in the mukha ardha bhaga leading to vikrti of mukha known as Ardita vata.
Predominal symptoms of ardita vata
Feling of horipilation
Generalised or localised tremors
Excesive lacrimation or turbidity of eyes
Numbnes and pricking aflict at the site
Stifnes in the sides of neck and lower jaw
Signs and symptoms
Impairment of taste
Ringing in one or both ears
Dificulty in spech
Pain and discomfort in jaw and behind the ears
Tremors in head
We gain a set of treatments like,
Nasyam, Nadi sweda (Kshera dhoma), Upanaha sweda (Kukutanda sweda), Sirobasti, Karna porana, Akshitarpana
Some of the single drugs useful are Lashuna, Nirgundi, Eranda, Panasa patra, Ashwagandha, Vacha, Gugulu, Rasna etc
Dr Aarati Vatambe M.D
Center Head – Nalagandla