KAMPAVATA /VEPATU VATA W.S.R TO PARKINSON’S DISEASE (PD) - THE UNDERSTANDING AYURVEDIC APPROACH
Dr. Bisen Mukesh Kumar* and Dr. Verma Sudha Rani
Parkinson’s diseases (PD) are the second most common neurodegenerative disorder and most common movement disorder. Characteristics of Parkinson’s diseases are progressive loss of muscle control, which leads to trembling of the limbs and head while at rest, stiffness, slowness, and impaired balance, as symptoms worsen, it may become difficult to walk, talk, and complete easy task. Most individuals who develop Parkinson’s diseases are 60 years of age or older. Parkinson’s diseases has been previously identified many thousands of years ago in ancient Ayurvedic classics as kamavata (kampa means temor and ward vata means the bodily governing movements). The aggravated vata orgeing sings and symptoms of Kampa (tremors), chestasanga(bradykinesia and akinesia), vakavikruti(disturbance in speech) vepathu (shaking, as in being off track or out of alignment), prevepana (excessive shaking), sirakampa (head tremor), spandana (quivering).
Keywords: Kampavata, veptuvata, Parkinson’sdiseases(PD), Vasti, shirovasti, Abhyaga, shehanam, swednam.
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