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.
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.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease
With the AWARENESS AND HOLISTIC APPROACH there is a HOPE for Parkinson’s disease.
Shathayu Retreat has brought about a comprehensive approach to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The holistic ways of treatment modalities will help in the reduction of the tremors and in overall improvement of the fine and gross motor movements.
We plan Ayurveda Panchakarma therapies for Parkinson’s and Ayurveda herbal medicines for treating Parkinson’s.
Externally Shirodhara and shirobasti Ayurveda therapies help to arrest the neuro-degeneration and to improve the associated symptoms. Basti / Nasya cleansing processes help in retarding the disease and controlling the progression.
Most effective way to combat Parkinson’s progression is to club treatments with herbs, diet, yoga /meditation and other naturopathy therapies.
These are found very effective not only in controlling the symptoms of Parkinson’s but also in arresting the further progression of the disease. The quality of life can be drastically improved with these custom made therapies.
Shathayu Retreat has expertise Ayurveda doctors for Parkinson’s disease.