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Parkinsons disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system (CNS). The motor symptoms of Parkinsons disease are due to the death of dopamine generating cells in the substantia nigra that is a region of the mid-brain. The cause of cell death is not known. The symptoms of Parkinsons disease develop gradually. They often start with a slight tremor in one hand and a feeling of stiffness in the body. Over time, other symptoms develop, and some people can experience dementia.

Some signs of Parkinsonism are:

  • Tremor
  • Rigidity
  • Bradykinesia
  • Postural instability
  • Parkinsonian gait: Individuals with more progressive Parkinsons disease develop a distinctive shuffling walk with a stooped position and a diminished or absent arm swing.
  • Fixed facial expressions due to changes in the nerves that control face muscles
  • A voice tremor
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Mood changes including depression
  • Difficulty in chewing and swallowing
  • Fatigue
  • Dementia

Risk factors

  • Past traumatic brain injury
  • Toxin Exposure: Such as pesticides, solvents, metals, and other pollutants.
  • Gender: Males are 50% more likely to develop the condition than females
  • Age: The condition often appears from the age of 60 years.
  • Some drugs and medications

Ayurvedic View

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According to Ayurveda, most of the diseases of the Vata are essentially the conditions of degenerative diseases of the nervous system. Parkinsons disease which is correlated as Kampa Vata in Ayurveda is one such condition caused by the imbalance of Vata. Due to the aggravated Chalaguna of Vata dosha, the onset of disease begins and exhibits. The treatment of Kampa Vata consists of both internal and external administration of drugs in different forms aimed to reverse the Vata imbalance.

At Samwarthika Ayurveda Hospital, we are offering exclusive ayurvedic treatment for Parkinsons disease. Panchakarma therapies are found very effective not only in controlling the symptoms but also in arresting the further progression of the disease. Quality of life can be improved drastically with these custom-made therapies.

Shodhana Chikitsa (Bio-cleansing therapies depend on the strength of the patient and prognosis of disease), Kayaseka, Vasthi, Shirodhara, Siropichu, Sirovasthi, etc. like treatments are implemented for the management of Parkinsons disease. We customize all treatments only after detailed consultation with the Physician. We are also providing Yoga or meditation to focus on reducing stress or anxiety.