Cardiovascular ailments have been on the rise for the past couple of decades, and the number of people who encounter strokes is also common among them. The main reasons for the increase in such cases are because of the lack of physical activity, unhealthy diet, and bad lifestyle habits. Once the person returns home after being hospitalized for a stroke, most patients cannot delve into normal life just like that. They will be facing several issues like physical strength, mental strength, speech, movement, etc., and need to relearn even the basics. Integrative stroke rehabilitation treatment helps to regain physical strength and mental stability and helps the person slowly return to their routine life. Integrative treatment for stroke rehabilitation can help the brain to start functioning at the original pace and these integrated techniques are known to restore the functioning as it was before. The factors that promise strong recovery are as follows: The severity of the injury, the attitude and willpower of the patient, the attention and support from family members that can instil a sense of need and confidence in the patient, etc. The time after the stroke and the start of rehabilitation are crucial, and as the doctor gives the green signal starts with the rehabilitation process.
Integrated Stroke Rehabilitation Treatment
People follow up with an all-integrated stroke rehabilitation treatment, which is inclusive of faceted treatments that include EECP, acupuncture, yoga, physiotherapy and Ayurveda.
There are many alternative treatments and integrative treatment for stroke rehabilitation and are gaining traction, and one among them is EECP. The EECP, enumerated as Enhanced External Counter pulsation treatment, is an outpatient therapy that improves the blood circulation to various internal organs including brain. The treatment uses pressure on the lower limbs to improves the blood circulation in stroke patients.
EECP treatment or therapy is a medical practice that is approved by the FDA.
After the stroke patients are subjected to EECP treatment, middle cerebral artery mean flow velocities increased on both ipsilateral and contralateral sides increased when compared with baseline. Flow augmentation induced by EECP suggests the improvement of cerebral perfusion and collateral supply from ipsilateral and contralateral sides.
Physiotherapy is one of the most important treatment modality suggested to stroke patients to regain their physical movement and mental stability. Physiotherapists work along with medical practitioners to understand the issues and devise methods that will help the patient to bounce back in no time. Physiotherapists usually come along with other therapists like speech therapists and language therapists and collectively they are called the stroke team.
The damaged cells by stroke are replaced by the brain in the recovery process and this process is called neuroplasticity. Applying physiotherapy at the right time can help fasten the process of replacing the damaged cells by the brain and results in a faster recovery process. Being active is necessary right after the stroke as it will help with restoring physical movement. At least 45 minutes should be the length of time for each therapy session.
Moving around and trying to get back to the old self has to be initiated by the patient. The initiative will have a direct effect on how physiotherapy works and will help speed up the process of recovery. Small steps and even moving from one position to another should be in high regard and keep practicing on a similar line. Physiotherapists will introduce you to some exercises that help strengthen your weakened muscles and help with the balance of the body. Stretching exercises will help improve blood flow and over time they will increase the intensity of exercises. Setting personal goals and having self-confidence can do wonders in your recovery process.
Acupuncture is known to develop biological responses in the body of the patient after the stroke. These responses are mediated by sensory neurons that structure within the central nervous system. Acupuncture was initially practiced in China, and patients have given positive feedback about the improvement in motor, sensation, speech, and other neurological functions.
Acupuncture is the process by which fine needles have penetrated the skin. The treatment is inexpensive and has shown its efficacy in many patients. Acupuncture has been proven to improve the central nervous system’s functioning in the best way possible.
Acupuncture sends correct signals to the brain and activates self-healing processes and helps in the impactful functioning of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. It also helps dial down the inflammation in the body.
Some studies have also shown that acupuncture can have psychological benefits and brings down the chances of depression.
Yoga can help reinstate the balance that might have been lost after the stroke. In a study conducted in 2014, it was found that an 8-week continuous yoga intervention improved emotional well-being, improved stability and the range of emotion. Participation in yoga can bring positive effects and activity on stroke-induced imbalance. As the emotional balance improves it will have a direct effect on the quality of life. At Bethaniya Clinic, we give equal importance to yoga along with other medicines in our integrated treatment for stroke rehabilitation
In Ayurveda, the stroke is known as “ Pakshaghata.” As per Ayurveda, it is known to arise when there is an imbalance in the vitiation of Vata dosha. The line of treatment in Ayurveda brings back motor and sensory functions back into the body. Ayurvedic practices bring in both internal and external medicines. Internal medicines help detoxify the body with good blood supply and natural oxidants. External medicinal practices like panchakarma will improve the functioning of the peripheral nervous system. By including Ayurveda in our integrated treatment for stroke rehabilitation, the patient will be able to bring back the following advantages:
Why choose Bethaniya Clinic for stroke rehabilitation treatment?
Bethaniya Clinic is one of the best hospital in Kerala, providing integrated treatment for various diseases. Here we provide holistic and integrative treatment for stroke rehabilitation, inculcating several therapies. Bethaniya tries to instill the notion of health by encouraging people to move towards a more holistic level by giving importance to nutrition and understanding the body and its needs. Stroke can be a life-changing event and it will take a long time to recover from its repercussions. At Bethaniya Clinic, we believe that with the right ounce of care and therapies, it becomes possible to rejuvenate the body from within and help with the healing process at a much better pace.
We offer a result-oriented integrated treatment for stroke rehabilitation. For scheduling an appointment with our specialist doctor, contact us now.