Ayurvedic Treatment for Parkinsonism
What is Parkinsonism?



Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder affecting 1% of the population over age 65 and is the fourth most common neurological degenerative disorder found in the elderly. The defining feature of parkinsonism is bradykinesia, or slowness with decrement and degradation of repetitive movements (“fatigue”) but Parkinsons’s present with tremors, rigidity and bradykinesia.


In Ayurveda Parkinsonism is mainly known by Kampavata, Which is one among Vatavyadhi. Due to aggravated chalaguna of vatadosha the onset of disease begins and exhibits.


Direct reference to the Parkinson’s disease in the ancient ayurvedic literature is sparse and refers only to related symptoms including tremors. Thus, the condition is referred to in the modern ayurvedic literature by various names for tremors: Kampavata (tremors due to vata), vepathu (shaking, as in being off track or out of alignment), prevepana (excessive shaking), sirakampa (head tremor), spandin (quivering), and kampana (tremors) (4,5,6,8). Parkinson’s disease is most commonly called Kampavata.

Signs and Symptoms (Rupa and Laksana) of Parkinsonism
Diagnosis of Parkinsonism
Ayurveda concept of Diagnosis
AyurVAID Approach for Parkinsonism