Parkinson's disease has a major socioeconomic impact on society. It is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by sensory and motor impairment involving resting tremor, postural instability, gait difficulty, rigidity, speech difficulty, behavioral changes etc. The chronic progressive course of the disease often leads to severe disability resulting in high expenses of treatment and rehabilitation of patients. The therapy mainly consists of amelioration of the symptoms with Ayurvedic Medicines and Panchakarma treatments.
Signs and Symptoms to Identify Parkinson's disease:
→ Tremors on hands, legs, any body parts and full body
→ Stiffness & Rigidity of body parts
→ Instability of posture
→ Slow movements
→ Impaired balance and coordination
→ Pain while swinging arms
→ Limping while walking
→ Bladder issues
→ Cognitive issues
→ Insomnia, fearful dreams and hallucinations
→ Involuntary movements
→ Loss of smell
→ Double vision
→ Impaired hearing
→ Dressing difficulties
→ Slipping chappels
→ Muscle spasms
→ Sexual dysfunctions
Types of Parkinson's disease
Though generally, everyone who can find any of these symptoms can get himself tested for Parkinson's disease, it has to be understood that there are various types of the disease too. There is the Secondary Parkinsonism and then there are several other rare of Parkinson's disease that has been around due to various other causes. Though Parkinson's disease is inherited and it is considered chronic to the point of being incurable as per modern medicine, the best method of treatment for PD has been said to be that by Ayurveda. We, from VIAMS have experience and understanding of the exact nature of the disease. In fact, it has been said that the disease can be cured better with a combination of special Ayurvedic preparatory medicines and unique Ayurvedic treatments.
Therapies and Ayurvedic Treatment for Parkinson's disease
There are specialized treatments for patients to get a control and even try to soothe their nerves with Ayurvedic therapies and medications comprising of medicated oils, medicated ghee’s decoctions etc that are made from herbs.
In fact, the reason Ayurveda works miracles for patients suffering from PD is that while Ayurveda treatment is usually for the entire body, normal medicines would just be for killing symptoms. Ayurveda works in curing from the deep root level and helping the entire body to recover. The treatment for Parkinson's disease has been founded since 5000 years in Ayurveda texts whereas it is just 150 years long the modern science has developed medicines for this disease. Classic Ayurvedic books like “Besavarajeeyam” details this as “KAMPA VATA”, Ashtanga Hridhayam, Madhava Nidanam, Susrutha Samhitha etc stated about the Parkinson’s disease with a treatment protocol. "Kampa Vata" correlated to Parkinson's disease can be treated by very effective and soothing Ayurvedic medicines and treatments. The treatment protocol includes Panchakarma treatments and unique speciality treatments.
A healthy diet consisting of fiber rich food, intake of regenerative medicines made from rare herbs, Physical rehabilitation(physiotherapy) and yoga are the things that patients suffering from PD sure to get relief.