The chain of nerve cells that runs from the brain from side to side the spinal cord out to the muscle is called the motor pathway. Normal muscle function requires intact connections all along this motor pathway. Damage at any point reduces the brain's ability to control the muscle's movements. This reduced efficiency causes weakness, also called paresis. Complete loss of message prevents any willed movement at all.
This lack of control is called paralysis. Certain inherited abnormality in muscle cause periodic paralysis, in which the weakness comes and goes. Paralysis may affect an individual muscle, but it usually affects an entire body region. The sharing of weakness is an important clue to the location of the nerve injure that is causing the paralysis.
There are many potential causes of paralysis: The two most common causes of paralysis are stroke and trauma, chiefly to the nervous system or the brain or to the nerves that have an effect on muscles. Certain diseases such as poliomyelitis, peroneal dystrophy, spina bifida, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Bell’s palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and multiple sclerosis may also cause paralysis to occur. Botulism, paralytic shellfish poisoning, and certain types of poisons, chiefly those that directly affect the nervous system, may also lead to paralysis. Signs & Symptoms of Paralysis: -
The signs and symptoms of paralysis generally depend upon what caused the paralysis, as well as which part of the body is affected. Loss of group and feeling can be sudden and instant, such as with trauma or stroke, or it can begin with muscle flaw and gradually progress. Some of the indirect effects of paralysis include:
• Changes to muscles, joints, and bones. • Spasticity of the limbs. • Muscle spasms. • Pressure sores. • Edema. • Blood clots in the lower limbs. • Bacterial infection. • Constipation. • Sexual difficulties. • Abnormal sweating. • Balance problems.
Natural Treatment for Paralysis: -
• Akasbel leaves should be cooked in steam (they should be placed over a vessel filled with water and placed over a fire) and the hot vapours applied to the affected parts of the body. The cooked leaves may be crushed and used as a poultice over the paralysed limbs. • Mix up 50 ml Mashabaladi Quath, 50 mg asafoetida and 500 mg of Rock salt and shake well and store in a bottle having a dropper. It should be used as nasal drops – for the purpose of being inserted in the opposite nostril to the affected side. For instance if paralysis has affected right side, use drops in the left nostril and so on. • Daily drink the decoction (kasaya) prepared out of Adathoda (Adusogae) leaves for about 1-2 months. This will help to cure paralysis, rheumatism and other pains in joints. • One gram of the root of the Rough-Chaff Tree (Chirchita) and one grain of Pepper should be ground together in 10 grams of milk and used as nose drops. • Regularly eat the cooked meat, blood, heart and liver of green pigeons or doves found in the forests; and daily massage the body and the limbs with medicated oils such as Narayana thaila or Mahanarayana thaila which can be purchased from Ayurvedic shops.
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