MANAGEMENT OF PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY- A NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE THROUGH AYURVEDA- A SINGLE CASE STUDY
*Dr. Pavitra and Dr. Ananta S. Desai
Progressive supranuclear palsy, also called as steele-richardson-olszewsky syndrome, is an rapidly progressive degenerative condition of unknown etiology affecting individuals in middle and late age. It resembles parkinsonism in the association of hypokinesia with rigidity, differing from it in that it is associated with a diagnostic disorder of ocular motility. This first affects vertical movements and conjugate lateral gaze involvement at a later stage. Early recurrent falls are typical. The annual incidence increases with age from 1.7 cases per 1,00,000 at ages 50 to 59 years to 14.7 per 1,00,000 at 80 to 89 years1. In this present case a 62 year old male presented at department of panchakarma on 3/5/2019 with diagnosis of PSP. For assessing disability, progressive supranuclear palsy rating scale(PSPRS) was used. This patient was treated with ayurvedic treatment modalities like snehana, swedana, shirodhara, mustadi raja yapana basti and oral medications. This has yielded into significant improvement in post treatment status of patient. This case study may present new possibilities of treatment and hope to the millions who is suffering from neurodegenerative diseases.
Keywords: Progressive supra nuclear palsy, parkinsonism, panchakarma, Ayurveda, shirodhara, mustadi raja yapana basti.
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