AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF KAMPVATA W.S.R. TO PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Dr. Supriya Domb* and Dr. Ujwala Pawar
Ayurved considers â€˜Vataâ€™ as the predominant dosha of the three. â€˜kafam pangu pittam pangu..vayuna yatra niyante|â€™ this shlokam ascertains the importance of vata dosha. Vataj nanatmaj vyadhi are of 80 types. Vepathu/ kamp is one of it. Hence, Kampvata is a type of vatic disorder, whose symptoms include tremors of hands, legs or head. It has higher similarities in terms of symptoms, with the disease Parkinsonism. Parkinsonâ€™s disease (PD) is the most common akinetic rigid syndrome i.e. a form of progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by rest tremor, muscular rigidity, bradykinesia & flexed posture. It affects 1% of adults over the age of 60 yrs. A case of Kampvata was treated in the IPD of Government Ayurved College, Nanded, which is being discussed in this paper.
Keywords: Kampvata, Vatavyadhi, ParkinsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disease.
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