What is paralysis?
Paralysis is a loss of muscle function in one part of the body. It may be partial or complete, temporary or permanent, localized or generalized. Most patients feel no pain in the paralyzed areas of their body. You also have no control over how these muscles move. Paralysis can affect any part of the body at any point in a person’s life.
Types of paralysis
There are many classifications of paralysis. They describe where the paralysis is, how heavy it is, and how long it lasts.
Localized paralysis affects only part of the body, such as the face or hand.
Generalized paralysis is a group of states that affect multiple parts of the body. Types of generalized paralysis include:
Monoplegia affects a part of the body.
Hemiplegia touches an arm and a leg on the same side of the body.
Paraplegia affects both legs.
Quadriplegia or quadriplegia affects both arms and both legs.
Paralysis can be temporary or permanent. Bell palsy often causes temporary facial paralysis. Blows can temporarily paralyze one side of the body.
A flaccid paralysis involves relaxed muscles and weakens the limbs. Spastic paralysis involves muscle rigidity. Spastic paralysis can cause muscles to contract uncontrollably.
What causes paralysis?
Some patients were born paralyzed. Others develop paralysis after an accident or medical condition. Common causes of paralysis are:
Spinal cord injury
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
traumatic brain injury
A study published in 2004 showed that 29 percent of paralyzed patients are paralyzed by a stroke. The study also showed that 23 percent of patients are paralyzed due to spinal cord injury (Christopher Foundation and Dana Reeve).
What are the symptoms of paralysis?
The symptoms of paralysis are usually easy to identify. A patient will lose sensitivity in a certain or extended range. Paralysis makes a muscle difficult or impossible to control. Sometimes tingling or numbness occurs before complete paralysis of a limb or muscle.
Mudra for paralysis
Mudra is part of holistic healing such as Ayurveda and Yoga. It is very useful and easy to practice. Anyone can do it anytime, and you do not need the experience to do it. Only forty-five minutes of regular practice are enough to get good results. To learn more about these mudras, click on the links.
Before practicing mudras, it is very important to find your ayurvedic body type. To find your ayurvedic body type, follow this link.