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
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
The patient puts a cap on their head and keeps some oil / ghee, processed with herbs, in the place of the scalp.
This has been an established food for the brain. The process is done several times during a certain period of time under a fixed arrangement. One of the oldest forms of ayurvedic therapy and detoxification, shirobasti, has been in use since time unknown to improve general health and energy levels. It entails rubbing warm medicated oils like Dhanvnatram, Shudh Bala or Mahanarayan Tailam on the top of the head, making circles with it for roughly 20-30 minutes at each time.
It helps to lower heat and pressure in the upper part of body and also improve the circulation which is soothing effect. It also supports in cleansing of the body thus building an immunity against diverse conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, as well as other cognitive problems.
Oleation helps in proper movements to patients suffering from stiff muscles. Pizhichil is a solution to proper oleation.
The combination of Pizhichil and Pichu for Parkinson’s disease is Dhara and Snena. For deep relaxation, the therapist will perform massages with lukewarm medicated oil all over the body, starting from top to bottom. The regimen lubricates and supplies nutrition for the joints and muscles, thus reducing stiffness and tremors hence improving movement. However, it also elevates the mood, which further helps in reducing stress.
The study revealed that Pizhichil is supportive and helps in enhancing movement and motor coordination among Parkinsons’ patients. This treatment will also go a long way in improving the quality of life among patients who undergo regular exercise as well as dietary changes.
In addition to the physical gains, it is helpful in reducing nervousness and depression. This induces serenity in the mind and body resulting to harmony within the individual that is experienced as a state of satisfaction. Energy levels get enhanced, thinking becomes clearer as well as the problems of lethargy and sleep are overcome through regular Pizichil treatments.
Sukhayu Ayurved’s Panchakarma for Parkinson’s Treatment
Sukhayu Ayurved is a well-known place for Neurological treatment with Ayurveda. We have developed a complete proper protocol for the treatment of Parkinson’s treatment through Panchakarma.
In our premises, the treatment of Panchakarma is carried out according to standard procedures under the guidance of the renowned Ayurvedic doctors.
Parkinson’s disease management in Sukhayu Ayurved.
- Quality of life
- Independent life, without any support
- Improved balance while walking
- Quality of speech improvement
- Improvement in cognitive skills
- Treatment period- 21 days. Indoor Panchakarma in Parkinson’s.
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