Role of Ksheera Dhooma and Nasya in the management of Ardita (Bell’s palsy): A Case Study

  • Irosha Jeewanthika Jayakody M.I.J. Jayakody, Reading of MD Ayurveda Kayachikithsa with Board Certification, Senior Registrar, Postgraduate Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • E.D.T.P. Gunaratne Reading for PhD, Senior Lecturer, Department of Kayachikithsa and Deshiyachikithsa, Faculty of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • R.D.H. Kulatunga Professor, Head of the Department of Kayachikithsa and Deshiyachikithsa, Faculty of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Keywords: Ayurveda, Ardita, Bell's palsy, Ksheera Dhooma, Nasya

Abstract

Ardita is one of the neurological condition explained in Ayurveda associated with the imbalance of Vata Dosha which refers to facial paralysis or Bell`s palsy. The present case study was carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of Ksheera Dhooma (Medicated fumigation with milk) and Nasya (Nasal administration of medicated oil) in the management of Ardita.  The case focused on a 41-year-old male patient diagnosed as Ardita presented at the IPD, Ayurveda Teaching Hospital- Borella and Sri Lanka with left-side weakness on the face for two weeks. The study was a single case study. Before the commencement of the treatment, written consent was obtained and all the clinical findings were recorded. The treatment regimen includes of Shad Bindu Taila Nasya followed by the application of Ksheera Bala Oil on the face and Ksheera Dhooma externally for 21 days without internal drugs. The House – Brackman facial nerve grading system was used to assess the clinical features before and after the treatment.  The result showed significant improvement in motor functions and asymmetry of face. After the treatment gradation improved from grade 4 to grade 1. Based on the results, the study concluded that comprehensive management with Nasya, Abyanga and Ksheera Dhooma is effective in managing Ardita Roga.

Published
2023-12-24
How to Cite
Jayakody, I., Gunaratne, E., & Kulatunga, R. (2023, December 24). Role of Ksheera Dhooma and Nasya in the management of Ardita (Bell’s palsy): A Case Study. International Journal of AYUSH Case Reports, 7(4), 478-485. Retrieved from https://ijacare.in/index.php/ijacare/article/view/486