Parkinson's disease, known in Ayurveda as "Kampavata," is a chronic and progressive neurological disorder that affects the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical messenger that is responsible for controlled movement and coordination of the various body parts. But in case of patients with PD, the brain releases decreased amount of dopamine that leaves a person unable to control movement normally.
According to the principles of Ayurveda, Parkinson's disease develops because of aggravation of Vata Dosha. Aggravated Vata Dosha can dry up the nerves with adverse affects.
The most common signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are Tremors, Muscular Rigidity, Mask Face/Staring, slowness of movement (slowness of movements)difficulty with walking and impaired balance. Thinking and behavioural problems may also occur
Causes : The cause of Parkinson's disease is generally unknown. But these factors may responsible for Parkinson’s Disease.
Line of Treatment:
Ayurvedic management of Parkinson’s Disease aims to treat the vitiated vata dosha and improve jathar agni (digestive fire) for nervous stimulation and Brimhana (Nourishment) by:
Prospects of cure :
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