Parkinson's disease or so called “PD” is a degenerative disease that damages the havoc on the central nervous system. This affects movement of the body. It develops gradually, starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. This tremor may be the sign of Parkinson's disease. This disorder starts with common stiffness or slowing of movement and face may show little or no expression or your arms may not swing in action when you walk. The speech may become softer or slurred. Parkinson's disease symptoms worsen the condition over time.
One must remember that there is no cure for this disease. There are many alternative treatments for Parkinson's which may be helpful to decline the symptoms to some extent. The survey shows that the Parkinson's disease affects about 1% of the population aged 65 and over. It is found less in developing and underdeveloped countries. This type of diseases description is mentioned in the ancient Ayurveda. This script suggests that such a disease existed more than 2000-3000 years ago.
Ayuyrvedic View on Parkinson's Diseases
Ayurveda is an ancient system of Indian medicine. Apparently, it could be one of the first references to Parkinson's disease, more than 2,500 years ago. Everyone have different theory, but some people with Parkinson's disease have found that following the principles of Ayurveda have helped them to control the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Treatment of the disease in Ayurveda is composed of a number of approaches including yoga and meditation. Parkinson's disease is known as "Kampa Vata" in Ayurveda. The holistic treatment is also recommended in the treatment of disorders in this disease which is due to the Vata Dosha disorder.
This is a complementary Indian traditional theory. It has been utilized and applied for many years. The main goal of this treatment is to cleanse the body and develop harmony in the individual. It works, to reduce symptoms to increase resistance to Parkinson's disease.
There are varieties of therapies used and that may include diet, herbal remedies, massage to relieve stress and exercise. In general, the aim is to promote good health. There are many ayurvedic herbs that have similar effects to drugs used to treat Parkinson's but more research is needed. Therefore, it is important to seek medical advice before embarking on a course of action. This is especially so because the professionals who defend this type of therapy have no regulation. One cannot be sure about the safety or efficacy of any medicine.
Ayurvedic Herbs Useful In Parkinson's Diseases
1. Passion Flower: The Passion flower contains the property called (L-dopa ) the one of the same (Levopopa) which is used to for cure of Parkinson's disease. It reduces passive tremor when used with L-dopa.However, passion flower has only a minimal effect if used alone. Taking one-half teaspoon of passion flower tincture three times a day will affect a lot.
2. Ginkgo Biloba: Ginkgo biloba eliminates free radicals and stimulates circulation to the brain. One can Select a medicine that contain at least 24 percent of ginkgo glycosides (also known as flavoglycosides) .By taking 40 milligrams three times a day you will feel good you can gradually increase to as much as 80 milligrams three times a day.
3.Kapikachhu (Mucuna pruriens): It is a well known herb of Ayurveda that contain Levodopa, it is considered as the standard treatment for Parkinson's disease. The herb Kapikachhu (Mucuna pruriens) contains natural levodopa. It can be used in powder or tablet form of aqueous extract. High doses are taken, they are very effective and, usually with no side effects observed with modern chemistry molecule.
Other herbal medicines that are useful are:
4.Dashmool (Ten Roots)
5. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
6.Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
7.Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentine).
Some of the Ayurvedic formulations used Parkinson's disease is:
1 visha Tinduk Vati Tundi
2.Agni Vati, Maha Yograj Guggulu
4.Shrunga Bhasma and Brihat Vat Chintamani.
Most of these drugs are thought to stop or slow down the degeneration of brain cells and probably help in impulse transmission in intact cells.
The drugs mentioned above can be added to today's modern medicines for Parkinson's disease safely. Herbal medicines can be given long term it can significantly reduce tremors and stiffness and improve body coordination. The patients gain confidence and find it possible to resume their social life and have their regular social activities.
Some also advocate full body massage with various oil such as Maha Narayan (it mainly contain Asparagus racehorses), medicated enema called "Niruh Basti" with dashmool oil, and "Anuvasan Basti "with Sahachar (prionitis barleria) oil.Ayurveda refer to "Rasayanas" (rejuvenatives) that can probably be useful in Parkinson's disease, and indeed all diseases resulting from aging and degeneration, however, not much research has been done in this area.
Many people believe that this type of therapy are harmless and have no effect. But they may have unidentified potential risks. If you suffer from Parkinson's disease you should always seek the help and advice of a professional.