Parkinson’s disease remains as one of the most common debilitating neurodegenerative disorders. PD is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. As the disease progresses, people may have difficulty walking and talking.
Nerve cell damage in the brain causes dopamine levels to drop, which leads to the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease may be compared with the disease kampavata described in Ayurveda texts. The disease is chronic and can last for years or be lifelong.
Many people with PD often report digestive problems up to 10 years before they notice tremors. There's also evidence that people with PD have different gut bacteria to other healthy adults.
PD can be divided into two subtypes: gut-first, originating in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) of the gut and spreading to the brain; and brain-first, originating in the brain, or entering the brain via the olfactory system, and spreading to the brainstem and peripheral nervous system.
The treatment of ‘gut-first’ type of PD targets the gut with the help of probiotics and anti-inflammatory treatment. These strategies however, may not work to treat and prevent the brain-first type of PD. Hence, a personalized Ayurvedic treatment strategy is required for which we need to first identify the subtypes of PD in the individual patient. Additionally, Ayurvedic Rasayana medicines help control the symptoms of Parkinson’s.
Ayurvedic Rasayana molecules viz. Parkinson’s Herbs, Omni Move, and Parkin Drops are safe and effective Rasayana based formulations in the long term management of PD. Rasayana treatment gives better results if used along with TMP* Ayurveda therapy and physiotherapy. See Video links