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Article: EFFICACY OF MASHABALADI PACHANA KASHAYA NASYA IN FACIAL PALSY: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Meenakshi, K. K. Sharma, Parul Sharma, Namrata Bhatt
Abstract: Facial palsy refers to the loss of facial movements due to the damage to the nerve supplying the facial muscle. Facial nerve palsy is the most common cranial nerve motor neuropathy. The facial nerve conveys motor, sensory and parasympathetic fibers and hence facial palsy results in both functional and cosmetic impairments. Mostly it is idiopathic in nature. Here presents a case report of 53 years, old female with right LMN right hemifacial palsy presenting with symptoms of deviation of angle of mouth to right side, difficulty in speech, pain around ear, numbness in right side of face and also in tongue, difficulty in wrinkling of forehead in right side. Panchakarma procedures like Mashbaladi pachana kashaya nasya and paan with Ayurvedic herbo – mineral formulation has been used in presenting case and successfully treated the ailment. Patient got complete relief in all symptoms with appreciable changes. Based on the symptoms facial palsy is co-related with `Ardita’ in Ayurveda.
Keyword: Ardita, Facial palsy, Nasya, Sweda