A SINGLE CASE STUDY ON AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF PARKINSON DISEASE (KAMPAVATA)
*Dr. Jeena Rajeevan T. and Dr. Ananta S. Desai
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most common form of a group of progressive neurodegenerative disorders characterized by bradykinesia, rest tremor, muscular rigidity, shuffling gait, and flexed posture. disorders for which no clear description is found in Ayurvedic texts. However the diseases, vepathu and Kampa Vata simulate with the Parkinson’s disease. According to some Ayurvedic experts Kampa (tremor), Sthambha (rigidity), Chesta sanga (bradykinesia), Vakgraha (dysphasia), and Smriti ksaya (dementia) are the cardinal features of kampaVata. It is most common extra pyramidal crippling disease with a prevalence of 1% of total population. More than 50% of patients with PD treated over 5 years with Levodopa will develop complications such as motor fluctuations and dyskinesia’s. In spite of advancement in the field of medicine, treatment of Parkinson’s disease remained highly symptomatic. No curative treatment is available. This case study is about management of known case of Parkinson’s disease with multimodality treatment in the form of Panchkarma procedures.
Keywords: Chesta sanga (bradykinesia), Vakgraha (dysphasia), and Smriti ksaya (dementia).
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