The four most common causes of paralysis are:

1) Stroke : Blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. It is of 2 types.

a) Ischaemic : Where the blood supply is stopped due to a blood clot (this accounts for 85% of all cases)

b) Haemorrhagic : Where a weakened blood vessel supplying the brain bursts.

There is also a related condition known as a transient ischaemic attack (TIA), where the supply of blood to the brain is temporarily interrupted, causing a 'mini-stroke' often lasting between 30 minutes and several hours.

If the supply of blood is restricted or stopped, brain cells begin to die. This can lead to brain injury, disability and possibly death.

2) Head injury : Any serious assault to head and brain may lead to paralysis.

3) Spinal cord injury

4) Multiple sclerosis : Loss of myelin (protein cover of nerve tissues) in brain and spinal cord.

Our Solution : Though it is said that there is currently no cure for permanent paralysis; improvement can be achieved in terms of quality of life to the patients by Panchakarma and different types of Snehan Swedan treatments, physiotherapy available at Ayurved Retreat. The medication improves perfusion and energy in brain tissue.