An Ayurvedic Approach in the Management of Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Study
Seema Vitthal Rathod, Subhash B. Jamdhade and Suryaprakash K. Jaiswal
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Parkinson’s disease known in Ayurveda as Kampavata is a neurological disorder affecting 1 % of population. It is degenerative disorder of central nervous system mainly affecting the motor system. It is most common extrapyramidal crippling disease. On the basis of sign and symptoms, Parkinson’s disease is described under Vatavyadhi, Nanatmaja disorders in Ayurveda. Symptoms like Kampa (Tremor), Stambha (Rigidity), Chestasanga (Bradykinesia and Akinesia), Vakvikriti (disturbance in speech) etc were described in different contexts of Charaka and Susruta Samhita. Because of non-availability of curative treatment, this disease has remained as a great problem in the aging society. A 62 year old male patient presented with complaints of resting tremors in upper limb (pin – roll type) , slow limited movement, difficulty with walking and balance, sleeplessness, depression and face appearing without expression brought by relatives to outdoor patient department ( OPD ) of L.K. Ayurved Hospital, Yavatmal. Previously patient taken treatment of Allopathic as well as Homeopathy since one year but did not show any sign of improvement.So patient was admitted and treated with Ayurvedic treatment. Along with this special exercise and diet plan was also advised to patient. This case study is about management of known case of Parkinson’s disease with multimodality treatment in the form of Panchkarma procedures with non-invasive, non-steroidal, cost effective and safe Ayurvedic treatment.