Bell’s Palsy – A case study of cure through Marma Chikitsa
This is a case study of an 81 year old person with Bell’s Palsy who was cured with Marma Chikitsa within a month from the date he had his symptom.
The occurrence of Bell’s Palsy
On 26th February, this 81 year old man, wake up with restricted facial muscle movement. The right side of his face had lost its movement. The right side of his face had drooped down. His eyes were watering. Additionally, he was unable to rinse his mouth comfortably, because he was unable to hold water in his mouth. The muscles of the right cheek and lips had altogether lost their strength.
He lives with his son, daughter-in-law and two grand children. His son called me so that his father could be examined. After performing his Nadi Pariksha and his physical examination and evaluation, I concluded that he had severe emotional as well as mental stress which led to his condition called Bell’s Palsy.
In addition to his condition of Bell’s Palsy, he also had additional symptoms of high blood pressure as well as type II diabetes for which he was taking allopathic medication.
Planning The Treatment
His treatment to cure Bell’s palsy was carefully planned. Medicated Ayurvedic oils as nasya (nasal drops) and medicated ayurvedic oils were planned for a head massage. Since the weather was warm and close to summer, this period was considered perfect for both these treatments. Thereafter, Marma Chikitsa was planned as the main therapy to treat his symptom of temporary facial paralysis.
Treating Bell’s Palsy
As the treatment began, the aged man was pessimistic. His narrated to me additional symptoms that the right side of his head ached when he woke up in the middle of the night to urinate. This was concerning because, if the symptom progressed, it could lead to a paralytic stroke.
We proceeded with the treatment with regularity. While his son administered the nasal drops and did the head massage, we performed Marma Chikitsa on him.
On 20th day of treatment
The results were encouraging. After about 15 days, the 81 year old man mentioned that his headache was reducing. Also, we noticed that his facial muscles were responding to the treatment. He himself felt a reduction in the numbness. His symptom of temporary facial paralysis was easing its way out, it seemed.
We reviewed his condition on 18th March 2021, which is the 20th day of treatment. His face looks to be near normal. His condition has much improved. The headache is negligible. He also noticed that his eyes which were watering, has much improved. His mouth, with which he could not hold water, nor rinse, was now able to do both.
His speech seemed to have suffered a bit due to Bell’s Palsy. Even that symptom had gone.
The necessary consent forms were signed by the client so that we could publish this case study.
We provided appropriate and necessary treatments. In less than a month, he has achieved a near complete recovery. Looking at the the way his treatment is progressing, it seems that, he will be in good health within another 15-30 days of treatment.
— Dr. Mahesh Krishnamurthy