Ayurvedic Treatment for
Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder. This is one of the most communal extra-pyramidal crippling ailments affecting aged adults. The disease has insidious arrival and its slow progressiveness leads to severe morbidity in advanced age. A disease condition ‘vepathu’ termed in Ayurveda Treatment may be associated with Parkinsons disease.

Parkinson’s disease is a diverse and hereditary complex disorder of largely unidentified etiology. It is second most common neurodegenerative disease in the overall population.

The advancement of this disease and the amount of impairment vary from individual to individual. Some people affected with Parkinson live for more productive life, whereas others become disabled much more quickly. Generally premature death is due to complications such as falling-related injuries or pneumonia.

Classification of Parkinson’s Disease

Primary or Idiopathic

Idiopathic Parkinson has no known cause. This type tends to respond well to drugs that work by improving the levels of dopamine molecules in the brain.

Secondary or Acquired

Secondary Parkinson’s has a known cause. The utmost common origin is the use of drugs that decrease dopaminergic activity.

Hereditary

When one inherits disease-related genes of Parkinson’s from parents.

Parkinson Plus Syndromes or Multiple System Degeneration

Parkinson Plus Syndrome is a progressive neurological disease. It is caused by an overproduction of a protein in the brain. This causes degeneration (atrophy) of nerve cells in several areas of the brain (multiple systems).

Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Tremors

Shaky in fingers, hands, arms, feet, legs, jaw or head

Rigidity

Stiffness of Limbs and trunk, muscle aches and pain, loss of fine hand movements.

Bradykinesia

Slowness to initiate movement and complete movement.

Postural Instability

Impaired or lost reflexes

Parkinsonian Gait

Walking in a stooped position or absence of arm swing.

Also associated symptoms like Light headedness/Dizziness, Constipation, Urinary Issues, Muscle Cramps, Speech Problems and Swallowing Difficulty are seen.

Classification of Parkinson’s Disease

Facial Paralysis

loss of strength and mobility of facial muscles

Hemiplegia

affecting one side of the body

Quadriplegia

Paralysis of all four limbs

Monoplaegia

loss of strength of one limb

Paraplegia

Paralysis of both legs

Symptoms for Paralysis

  • Loss of strength of limbs
  • Dropping of eyelid and mouth deviation in case of facial paralysis
  • Bowel and Bladder may be affected in severe cases.
  • Impaired movement of hands and legs.
  • Instability mental function.
  • Speech may be affected (slurred speech)
  • Vision blurriness or double vision.
  • Numbness of limbs.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Paralysis

Ayurvedic Treatment for Paralysis can be treated by Panchakarma which is one of the important treatment modality of Ayurveda.  Panchakarma means five procedures, which are as follows:

  • Vamana (therapeutic emesis)
  • Virechana (purgation)
  • Asthapanvasti (enema using medicated decoction)
  • Anuvasanvasti (enema using medicated oil)
  • Shirovirechan /nasya (nasal administration of medicines)

Along with these five major procedures there are various other allied therapies like snehana (oleation), swedana (fomentation) etc.; are also collectively comes under panchakarma.

Panchakarma has no adverse effects and it is very useful in treating neurological diseases as well as paralysis.

“The Procedure like Shashtika shali pinda Sweda, Matra Basti, Shiro Basti, Sarvanga Abhyanga helps in nerve strengthening and increases blood circulation of the affected part, that helps to fasten and progress the movements”

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All the Ayurveda treatments will be customized by Physician only after detailed consultation. Treatments may be changed based on the individual strength.