Parkinson’s Disease is a movement / shaking disorder usually seen in the elderly population.Parkinson’s disease is due to progressive deterioration of the nerve cells that controls finer muscle movements.
Clinical Features, tremor, stiffness, slowness of movement and impaired balance and coordination. These symptoms persist and worsen over time.
Causes, A genetic mutation in the Parkin gene causes the accumulation of defective protein that leads to progressive deterioration of the dopamine-producing neurons. Several environmental factors such as heavy metals and pesticides are the triggering factors in manifestation of PD.
Ayurveda on PD, The similar disease condition based on clinical presentation is Kampavata in Ayurveda classics in persons with mainly Kapha-Vata Prakirti . Ayurveda treatment principles are documented based on the state & chronicity of disease, & constitution, age, physical-mental strength, agni-bala of patient.
The traditional therapies like, Patra-pinda- swedana, Shashthishali-pinda- swedana, Sarvangasvedana, Shiro- Vasti, Shiraodhara, & among Panchakarma therapeutics like Nasya, Vasti are advocated in the patient of Kampavata depending on state, nature & bala of disease & diseased.
Dr Prasher developed herbal product based on the Charaka Samhita in a convenient dosages form in two formulations for Parkinson’s disease – 1.Medhyrasayana-especially to supplement dopamine from natural source ,to check the deterioration of neurons, to rejuvenate & to regenerate the neurons as well, 2.Amaharayoga-to reverse the disease process by by improving the Agni & to detox the body .