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    Ayurvedic stroke prevention and management

    Ayurvedic stroke prevention and management

    A Stroke is a medical emergency, it occurs when the blood supply to the part of the brain is interrupted or reduced,preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients.Brain cells begin to die in minutes.Sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when blood flow to the brain is lost by blockage of an artery to the brain.Early action can reduce brain damage and complications. IAFA has unique measures to prevent stroke through routine internal as well as external treatment measures. Stroke management is highly successful in Ayurveda through natural friendly measures.

    Trouble walking,dizziness,loss of coordination, difficulty in understanding,numbness of face,arm,leg,blurred vision etc. are signs and symptoms.

    Stroke causes are,

    • Blocked Artery (Ischemic Stroke): This is a common type of Stroke,blocked or narrowed artery causes fatty deposits that builds up in blood vessels or by blood clots or other debris that travels through blood stream and lodge in blood vessels of the brain.
    • Leaking or Bursting Blood Vessel (Hemorrhagic Stroke): Blood vessels in brain leaks or ruptures cause of uncontrolled blood pressure,over consumption of blood thinners,bulges at weak spots in the walls of blood vessels (aneurysm),trauma,protein deposits in blood vessel walls,Ischemic stroke leading to hemorrhage.
    • Temporary Disruption of Blood Flow to the Brain (Transient Ischemic Stroke): It is a ministroke,it’s a temporary period of symptoms and don’t cause permanent damage.It is caused by temporary decrease in blood supply to the brain which may last as five minutes.Transient Ischemic Attack occurs when clots or debris reduces or blocks blood flow to the nervous system.

    Ayurvedic Reference of Stroke

    In Ayurveda Stroke is explained as Pakshaghat disease.Pakshaghat is explained under Vatvyadhi.Due to similar signs and symptoms it’s correlated with Stroke.

    Types of Pakshaghat according to the dosha dominance,

    • Vatajanubandhi – It is incurable type
    • Pittajanubandhi – In which Burning Sensation,Giddiness and is difficult to treat.
    • Kaphajanubandhi – In this type swelling is there and is difficult to treat.

    Signs and Symptoms of Stroke or Pakshaghat

    • Headache
    • Giddiness
    • Vomiting
    • Blurred vision
    • Difficulty in Speaking
    • Fatigue
    • Reduced sensation of touch
    • Difficulty in Swallowing
    • Loss of sensation in half body
    • Reduced Muscle Function
    • Mental Confusion

    Causes of Stroke or Pakshaghat

    • Excessive Consumption of salt,sour,pungent,alkaline Food Items
    • Suppression of Natural Urges
    • Indigestion
    • Unwholesome Food
    • Excessive Exercise
    • Excess Exhaustion
    • Excessive Purification Therapy
    • Night Awakening
    • Daytime Sleep
    • Stress
    • Excess Blood Letting

    Dr.Gupta’s IAFA is dedicated in the genuine Ayurvedic management of various illnesses including Stroke. Institute of Applied Food Allergy® is the most reliable institution for all your concerns about health”.

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    Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery
    Master’s in Health Administration

    Diet Management in Stroke or Pakshaghat

    Do’s (Pathya) Consume Following,

    • Black Gram
    • Horse Gram
    • Onion
    • Garlic
    • Ginger
    • Radish
    • Ash gourd
    • Green Gram
    • Pomegranate
    • Mango
    • Grapes
    • High Fiber Diet

    Don’ts (Apathya) Avoid Following,

    • Pungent,Astringent,Salty,Oily Fatty Food Items
    • Avoid Bengal Gram,Peas
    • Excessive Starvation
    • Excessive Exercise
    • Alcohol consumption
    • Cigarette Smoking
    • Suppression of Natural Urges
    • Awakening Night

    Yogasanas for Stroke or Pakshaghat

    Yogasanas and Pranayama should be performed under guidance of qualified Yoga practioner.Yoga can enhance the impact of therapy.Yoga improves balance,strength,flexibility and energy levels.Yoga improves mind body connection.Practice Yoga and Pranayama regularly.

    • Virabhadrasana
    • Utthitaparvkonasana
    • In pranayama,Anulom
    • Vilom
    • Nadishodhana
    • Bhramari
    • Yoganidra


    Internal Medicines for Stroke or Pakshaghat

    • Yograj Guggul
    • Sutshekhar Ras
    • Samirpannag Ras
    • Vata gajankush
    • Bruhatvatchintamani

    • Maharasnadi Kwath
    • Trayodashang Guggul
    • Brahmi Vati
    • Vatari Guggul

    Purification Therapy of Stroke or Pakshaghat

    Purification Therapy or Panchakarma is detoxification procedure and it has unique  approach to the disease hence it is essential for the management of the disease.


    It improves blood circulation,relives  stress,relaxes muscles and relieves pain.Bala tailam,Mahanarayan tailam used in snehan.


    In Swedan purification Therapy in which Ayurveda herbs steam given to the patient.Nirgundikwath,Dashmool Kwath,Erandmool Kwath are used in Swedan.


    Medicines are given orally to clean gastrointestinal tract.Body removes toxins through the rectum.


    Ayurveda herbs oils or kwath enema is given to remove toxins through theRectum of the body.


    Some Ayurveda herbs mixed with oil or any other liquid like milk or ghrita drops puts inthe nostrils.Ghrita,Anutail,Shadbindu Tail used in Nasya.

    Single Herbs used in Stroke or Pakshaghat

    • Rasona (Allium sativum linn)
    • Brahmi (Barcopa monnier linn)

    • Aswagandha (Withania somnifera duna)
    • Eranda (Ricinus communis)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question. What can cause Stroke?

    Answer. A blocked artery or leaking/ bursting blood vessel can cause Stroke.

    Question. What is the main cause of Stroke?

    Answer. High Blood Pressure is the leading cause.

    Question. Who is at higher risk of Stroke?

    Answer. Lifestyle Factors like High BP,High Cholesterol,Smoking,DM,Heavy Alcohol Drinking,Cigarette Smoking etc. are higher risk of Stroke.

    Question. Can Stress cause Stroke?

    Answer. If Stress is chronic it can cause Stroke.

    Question. Can Ayurveda prevent Stroke?

    Answer. Yes,Adopting Ayurveda Diet and Changing Lifestyle can prevent Stroke.


    Keywords: Stroke, Pakshaghat, Ischemic Stroke, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Stroke.


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