Early on, the signs of Parkinson’s disease may not be apparent. Things you may notice are that the person appears to move slowly or with less coordination than before, has trouble walking or staying balanced, their facial expression is blank more often, or their handwriting appears small and cramped.
As the disease progresses, patients may start to have more difficulty with everyday activities like sleeping, eating, and speaking. They might also find it challenging to make decisions or smell things.
It is not about tremors alone, it is about restoring the movements back to normal. Panchakarma is the tool for this. When comes to Ayurvedic treatment of the condition, panchakarma can help you to heal the condition completely.
Panchakarma and Parkinson’s Disease
Panchakarma treatment is an Ayurvedic tool for healing Parkinson’s Disease. Given that neurological damage is extensive by the time symptoms of Parkinson’s disease manifest, and degenerative proteins have taken hold of neural pathways, treatment begins with a deep cleanse. These therapies are an important part of this process for treating such a difficult and complex disease.
This is a traditional Ayurvedic therapeutic treatment that uses the five methods of purification (Vamana, Virechana, Basti (Niruha, Anuvasana), and Nasya) to help restore balance to the mind and body.
Panchakarma helps in two ways- cleansing the body and providing proper nutrition- both things at the same time. And this is not on the surface level. These two activities occur with deeper – the cellular level of the body. This is the reason, we can make sure that changes are caused by Parkinson’s disease with Panchakarma Treatment.
Panchakarma: What Exactly helps in Parkinson
When you want to do something serious, you need serious tools for the same. The same applies to this approach to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
If someone is just doing some type of oil massage (Abhyanga) or dripping oil on the forehead (Shirodhara)- these alone are really not Panchakarma treatments for a complicated condition like PD. The requirement of serious and classical Panchakarma is the need of the hour.
At Sukhayu Ayurved we have worked hard to develop a proper protocol for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease with Panchakarma procedures.
Here are the Panchakarma procedures which are helpful for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
- Basti Treatment
- Niruha Basti
- Anuvasana Basti
- Shiro Basti
Vamana for Parkinson’s Disease
- Young age patients with Parkinson’s disease – below 40 years of age.
- Where “bradykinesia” – slower movements are the main problem.
- Obese patients.
- Patients with a sedentary lifestyle.
Proper snehana is a must for this condition.
Parkinson’s treatment with Basti
Basti is the choice of treatment for all neurological conditions- Vata Dosha. This is a systemic procedure where medicines are administered through the Anal route and this helps in Parkinson’s disease by –
- Deep cleansing of the body
- Providing nourishment to the body.
- Balancing the Microbiota of the Gut.
- Restoring the “second brain”- the Gut-Brain.
- Improving the level of Serotonin in the body.
- Providing medicines across blood-brain-barrier.
There are two types of Basti- Niruha and Anuvasana.
In Niruha Basti, we prepare the medicines of the Basti with milk and some herbal powders along with medicated Ghrita.
Medicines are poured through the nose because- the nose is a route to the brain as per Ayurvedic philosophy is Nasya. Modern medicine verifies the same.
In cases where the onset of Parkinson’s disease is caused due to cerebellar atrophy or decay of the brain tissues.
Shiro Basti for Parkinson’s disease
A cap is fitted on the head of the patient and oil/ghee- processed with herbs is kept on the scalp.
This is a proven way to nourish the brain. This is done regularly for a time period and in a particular setup. Shirobasti is an ancient Ayurvedic treatment and detoxification method that has been used for centuries to improve overall health and vitality. It involves applying warm oil (such as sesame or coconut oil) over the crown of the head in circular motions for about 20-30 minutes at a time.
This process helps to reduce the heat and tension in the upper body while stimulating circulation and creating a sense of calm and relaxation. Additionally, it can also help to purify and detoxify the body, increasing immunity against various ailments such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and other cognitive issues.
For proper movements and to help the patient with stiff muscles we need proper oleation and pizhichil is an answer.
Pizhichil for Parkinson’s disease is a combination of two Ayurvedic treatments, Dhara and Snehana. The therapist will use a lukewarm medicated oil to massage the whole body from head to toe in order for the patient to experience deep relaxation. This treatment helps improve stiffness and tremors by lubricating and nourishing the joints and muscles. It also improves mood and reduces stress.
Pizhichil has been found to help improve mobility, balance, and coordination in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Along with regular exercise and dietary changes, this treatment can greatly improve the quality of life for those dealing with this condition
Apart from the physical benefits, Pizhichil also helps to relieve mental stress and anxiety. It helps to calm the mind and relax the body, allowing the person to feel a sense of peace and contentment. Regular Pizhichil treatments can help boost energy levels, improve focus and concentration, reduce fatigue, improve sleep quality and regulate blood pressure.
Sukhayu Ayurved’s Panchakarma for Parkinson’s Treatment
The treatment of Panchakarma is done at our place with proper protocol under the supervision of our learned Ayurveda physicians.
The outcome of Panchakarma treatment for Parkinson’s disease at Sukhayu Ayurved is-
- Quality of life
- Independent life, without any support
- Improved balance while walking
- Quality of speech improvement
- Improvement in cognitive skills
The duration of the treatment is- 21 days. This is an indoor treatment for Panchakarma of Parkinson’s.
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