Parkinson’s disease or Primary Parkinsonism . A neurodegenerative disorder due to death of brain cells producing dopamine. Idiopathic Parkinsonism. At Astang Ayurveda , available High standard of ayurvedic treatment with herbal medicines that may able to cure this disease.
What is Parkinson’s disease ?
Parkinson’s disease is a neuro degenerative disease that affects the movement. It takes place as a result of less dopamine secretion in the brain. It happens as a result of death of the brain cells secreting dopamine.
Dopamine is a chemical that helps in conduction of message from substantia niagra to other parts of the brain. This process helps controlling the movement of the body. A decrease in the secretion of dopamine hampers the motor action that controls the movement.
Parkinson’s disease is otherwise called Idiopathic Parkinsonism, Primary Parkinsonism, Hypokinetic rigid syndrome, Paralysis agitans, Parkinsonism, Parkinson’s syndrome etc.
Parkinson’s disease is not considered to be fatal. But some of its complications may lead to death. The onset of the disease and its complications are a set of gradual process.
Although, Parkinson’s disease is supposed to be a movement disorder some non- motor types of disorders like sensory dysfunction, cognitive disorder, disturbed sleep are observed.
Parkinson’s disease | History:
Parkinson’s disease can be compared with Kampa vata as narrated in Ayurveda.Vepathu, Kampavata, Siro Kampa etc are considered to be parallel to PD. Indian history is the witness of lots of cases of the disease. Ayurveda is packed with lots of medicines and treatment principles to manage kampavata and other shaking palsies.
World history is also not behind regarding the approach towards the disease. The rich medical history of Egypt have descriptions of signs and symptoms Parkinsonism.
This is “Galen” from the western countries, who described the disease under the name shaking palsy in 175 AD.
In 1817 Dr James Parkinson, documented and compiled signs and symptoms together over the subject Shaking Palsy. They are resting tremor, reduced muscle strength & paralysis, abnormal gait and posture, the progress of the disease. Later on Dr Jean-Martin Charcot renamed the disease as Parkinson’s disease.
Written by: Dr A P Nayak on Dt 17.3.2016