Author(s): Zarnigar *, Abdul Rahaman , Malik Itrat
Falije nisfi (Hemiplegia) is complete or nearly complete paralysis on one side of the body. Its incidence increases markedly with advancing age. With improvements in health care, more people survive strokes but many have to cope with the physical, psychological, social and functional sequelae, resulting in increased personal and public costs and a marked decline in their quality of life. The applied methods used in rehabilitation programs are, however, primarily based on clinical and empirical experience over a period of time; the scientific basis of these methods is rather poor. There is a need to develop alternate options for the rehabilitation of Falije nisfi. The objective of the study was to enable individual patients to achieve their full potential and to maximize the benefits from Dalak and unani medicines, in order to attain the highest possible degree of physical and psychological performance. Randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted in IPD and regimenal unit of NIUM hospital. Forty patients were divided, twenty each in test (Dalak) and control group. Dalak Motadil (moderate massage) was performed on patients in test (Dalak) group with Roghane Qust and control group patients were treated with unani medicine based on munzij, mushil and muqawwi aasab drugs. Both groups showed significant (p < 0.05) functional gain in Fugyl Meyer upper limb score, but gain in Dalak group is more than control group, both groups showed improvement in walking speed test and walking ability test but the difference is statistically insignificant.