World Journal of
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Abstract

MANAGEMENT OF KAMPAVATA W.S.R TO PARKINSON'S DISEASE THROUGH PANCHKARMA- A CASE REPORT

Dr. Jatinder Verma*, Dr. Nishu Kasvan, Dr. Gopesh Mangal and Dr. Surya Prakash

ABSTRACT

Parkinson’s disease known as Kampavata in Ayurveda, is a degenerative neurological disorder of central nervous system, mainly affecting the motor system. It is most common extra pyramidal crippling disease with a prevalence of 1% of total population. On the basis of sign and symptoms; Parkinson’s disease is described under Vata Nanatmaja vikara in Ayurveda. Symptoms like Kampa (Tremor), Stambha (Rigidity), Chestasanga (Bradykinesia and Akinesia), Vakvikriti (disturbance in speech) etc were described in different contexts of Charaka Samhita, Susruta Samhita and Basavarajeeyam. Because of non-availability of curative treatment in modern science, this disease has remained as a great problem in the aging society. A 67 year old male patient presented with complaints of tremors in lower limbs and head tremors, slow limited movement, difficulty with walking and balance, sleeplessness, depression and face appearing without expression (mask face) and impairment in his Activities of Daily Living (ADL) like bathing, cooking, talking etc brought by her relative in indoor patient department (IPD) of Panchkarma, NIA, Jaipur. Previously patient had taken allopathic treatment but did not show any sign of improvement. So patient was admitted and treated with Ayurveda treatment. This case study is about management of known case of Parkinson’s disease with multimodality treatment in the form of Panchkarma procedures such as Abhyanaga (Dashmool Tail), Svedana (Dashmoola Kwatha), Shirobasti (Ksheerbala Taila), Nasya (Ksheerbala Taila) and Mustadi Yapana Basti. Significant improvement was found with Panchkarma along with oral medicines. Assessment was done on the basis of signs and symptoms, bradykinesia and functional activities.

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