Parkinson’s disease, a progressive ailment, is a prevalent neurodegenerative disorder primarily afflicting elderly individuals. Its onset is gradual, and its slow progression can lead to significant debilitation in later stages. Ayurveda refers to a related condition as ‘vepathu.’
This complex and largely hereditary disorder has an elusive origin, making it the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the general population. The disease’s trajectory and the degree of impairment experienced can vary substantially among individuals. While some individuals with Parkinson’s enjoy a relatively productive life, others experience more rapid disability. Premature mortality is often linked to complications like injuries from falls or pneumonia
Classification of Parkinson’s Disease
Primary or Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease: The cause of idiopathic Parkinson’s is unknown. This form typically responds well to medications that enhance dopamine levels in the brain.
Secondary or Acquired Parkinson’s Disease: Secondary Parkinson’s has a known cause, often linked to medications that reduce dopaminergic activity.
Hereditary Parkinson’s Disease: This occurs when individuals inherit Parkinson’s-related genes from their parents.
Parkinson Plus Syndromes or Multiple System Degeneration: These are progressive neurological disorders caused by an overproduction of a brain protein, leading to nerve cell degeneration in multiple brain areas (multiple systems)
Signs and Symptoms
- Tremors: Shaking in fingers, hands, arms, feet, legs, jaw, or head.
- Rigidity: Stiffness in limbs and trunk, muscle aches, and pain, resulting in the loss of fine hand movements.
- Bradykinesia: Slowness in initiating and completing movements.
- Postural Instability: Impaired or lost reflexes.
- Parkinsonian Gait: Walking in a stooped position or with an absence of arm swing.
- Additional Symptoms: Some individuals may experience symptoms like lightheadedness, dizziness, constipation, urinary issues, muscle cramps, speech problems, and difficulty swallowing
Ayurvedic Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease
With an EMPHASIS ON AWARENESS AND HOLISTIC APPROACH, there is HOPE for those battling Parkinson’s disease.
Abhay Ayurvedic Hospital presents a comprehensive approach to Parkinson’s disease treatment. Our holistic treatment modalities aim to reduce tremors and enhance both fine and gross motor movements.
We design Ayurveda Panchakarma therapies and prescribe Ayurveda herbal medicines tailored for Parkinson’s patients.
External treatments such as Shirodhara and Shirobasti Ayurvedic therapies help slow down neurodegeneration and improve associated symptoms. Basti and Nasya cleansing procedures contribute to disease control and progression management.
The most effective strategy to combat Parkinson’s progression involves combining treatments with herbs, dietary adjustments, yoga and meditation practices, and other naturopathy therapies.
These holistic approaches not only alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms but also deter further disease advancement. They significantly enhance the quality of life for individuals facing this condition.
At Abhay Ayurvedic Hospital, our team of expert Ayurveda doctors specializes in treating Parkinson’s disease.