CONCUSSION- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a violent blow to the head or shaking of the head.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSION
  • CAUSES OF CONCUSSION
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CONCUSSION
  • DIAGNOSIS OF CONCUSSION
  • TREATMENTS FOR CONCUSSION
  • PROGNOSIS OF CONCUSSION
  • COMPLICATIONS OF CONCUSSION
  • CONCUSSION  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CONCUSSION
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSION
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CONCUSSION
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSION
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CONCUSSION
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CONCUSSION
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR CONCUSSION
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CONCUSSION
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR CONCUSSION
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CONCUSSION
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR CONCUSSION
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CONCUSSION
  • YOGA FOR CONCUSSION

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSION

  • Pain on the head
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing ears
  • Imbalance
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Memory loss

CAUSES OF CONCUSSION

Direct trauma to the head occurs due to;

  • Mechanical injuries
  • Direct hit or blow to the head
  • Falling
  • Violent shaking of the head

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CONCUSSION

Above mentioned causative factors may lead to injury to the brain. There are different types of injuries manifested like hematoma, concussion, haemorrhage, skull fracture etc. In concussion, rapid and transient alteration in brain function occurs. Symptoms of concussion are varying based on the degree of damage.

DIAGNOSIS OF CONCUSSION

  • Neurological examinations
  • Imaging techniques like CT scan and MRI

TREATMENTS FOR CONCUSSION

  • Medications – Analgesics
  • Immobilization and rest
  • Treatment of complications
  • Hospitalization needed in case of severe injuries

PROGNOSIS OF CONCUSSION

  • Prognosis is based on the type of injury, associated diseases  and condition of the patient

COMPLICATIONS OF CONCUSSION        

  • Severe headache
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Problems in concentration
  • Severe fatigue

CONCUSSION AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,concussion  falls under shiro abhighata

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CONCUSSION

  • Trauma
  • Injuries

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSION

  • No premonitory signs and symptoms

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CONCUSSION

  • Shiro abhighata is an aganthuja vyadhi. Here traumatic injuries cause damage to the dhathus. It further vitiates the doshas, particularly vata.
  • The aggravated doshas reside in the head and produce pain and other symptoms.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSION

  • Pain on the head – shirasthoda
  • Moha – confusion
  • Chardi – vomiting
  • Smriti nasha – temporary memory loss
  • Nidra nasha – insomnia
  • Ksheena – fatigue

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CONCUSSION

  • Mild concussion and Post-traumatic headaches are manageable with ayurvedic medications

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CONCUSSION

Ayurvedic local treatment for concussion

  • Pain-relieving lepa application
  • Shirodhara
  • Murdhataila – oil massage on the head
  • Shiropichu – chandanadi tailam

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CONCUSSION

  • Pathyashadangam kashayam
  • Brahmi vati
  • Shirasuladi vajra rasa
  • Lakshmivilasa rasa
  • For head massaging – lakshadi tailam, manjishtadi tailam, rasnadi tailam, thenginpushpadi thaila, thungadrumadi tailam

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR CONCUSSION

  • NASYA- anu taila, shadbindhu taila

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CONCUSSION

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR CONCUSSION

  • Massage the painful area for 15 minutes ( NOT too much pressure )
  • Drinking an adequate quantity of water

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CONCUSSION

  • Avoid food items that produce vata , pitta dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, acrid, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, cow’s milk, ghee
  • Oil massage on affected area advised. Which alleviates vata dosha
  • Take proper rest.

YOGA FOR CONCUSSION

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind, cleans the respiration and gets relief from symptoms associated with concussion.

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, and the body relaxed. The patient has to close one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

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Ayurveda Expert, India
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Consultant, Ayurvedaforall

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