Parkinson's disease is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The disease gradually deteriorates the nerve junctions at the base of the brain and affects muscle control and movements of the body. With this condition, the patient loses control over the body movement and experience shaking or shivering while movement and at advanced stages causes behavioral and emotional problems
Causes of Parkinson's disease
The exact cause of Parkinson's disease is unclear as till date. However genetic factors play a a role in the development of the disorder. The motor symptoms of the disease result from the death of cells in the substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain.This results in not enough dopamine in these areas. Other factors include over drug usage and exposure to environmental toxins may trigger the disorder.
Symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Characteristic motor symptoms include the following:
Ayurvedic treatment for Parkinson's disease
The disease was comprehensively described by James Parkinson in 1817 (An Essay on the Shaking Palsy). But the review of much early literature of Ayurveda date back as far as 5000 BC would show that syndrome strikingly similar to Parkinsonism was already known including the treatment with the seeds of a plant containing therapeutic levels of what is today known as levodopa apart from several other preparations.
It is known as “Kampa vata”. According to Ayurveda, most of the diseases of the Vata are essentially the conditions of degenerative diseases of the nervous system. Kampa vata is one such condition caused by imbalance of Vata. The treatment of ‘kampavata’ consists of both internal and external administration of drugs in different forms aimed to reverse the ‘vata’ imbalance.
Ayurveda was found to be an effective treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine. It has an integrated approach to the prevention and treatment of illness and tries to maintain or re-establish the harmony between the mind, body, and forces of nature.
According to Ayurveda, massive vitiation of vata, dries up the brain cells leading to tremors and instability, weak digestive fire, indigestion and accumulation of toxins at cellular levels providing a conducive environment. In Ayur Bethaniya Ayurveda Hospital, we believe in eliminating the root cause of any disorder and thereby prevent the reoccurrence of the disease in the body. Our Ayurvedic treatment plan consists of the procedures to eliminate the toxins from the body, rejuvenate the nervous system and restore the digestive mechanism using combination of unique herbal formulas. Herbal decoction that aids in proper digestion and removal of bocks in the nervous system rejuvenates the body and improves the blood circulation system. It also brings in harmony and balance in the basic principles of the body. Along with the treatment procedure, the doctor also instructs to adapt few lifestyle modifications with proper diet and regimen to restore the function of the nervous system. This includes replacing junk and unhealthy food with nutritious alternatives that nourishes the nervous system
At Ayur Bethaniya Ayurveda Hospital, our treatment plans are customized as per patient health condition and program include Ayurvedic massages, nasya, basti and specialized treatments that help in minimizing vata diseases and also aids in internal cleansing of various body system. The treatment duration depends on the severity of the condition and may range from for 5 to 21 days to create an ideal and balanced internal physical environment for faster healing and recovery. The treatment plan cleanses the areas of toxins and blockage that cause the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Along with the treatment plan, basic yoga are also instructed to minimize vata diseases, rejuvenate and maintain a healthy nervous system and to faster healing and recovery.
If the patient is already on Allopathic medication, these treatments and medicines can be comfortably combined with them. Our Ayurveda treatment regime proves effective in controlling the side effects of allopathic medications and even in reducing the dosage of allopathic medications. If a patient can come in the initial stages or before starting the allopathic medication, the results are wonderful.
At Ayur Bethaniya Ayurveda Hospital, we provide safe and effective herbal treatment plans that are customized as per individual patient condition to treat and recover from Parkinson’s diseases. We ensure complete recovery from the symptoms caused by the disease condition through cleansing and rejuvenating the body, mind and soul to feel a better individual. To know more about Parkinson’s disease treatment method and treatment cost, book an appointment now.