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Abstract

AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF KAMPAVATA (PARKINSON’S DISEASE)-A CASE STUDY REPORT

Rashmi Jain*, Rekha Parmar and Neeraj Kumar Jain

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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive degenerative neurological disorder which mainly affects the motor-system of body. Resting tremors, slowness of movements, rigidity, gait disturbances/postural instability are the main symptoms of Parkinson disease. In Ayurveda it is correlated with Kampa- Vata which is a Nanatmaja vyadhi of Vata. It is characterised by symptoms like Sarvanga kampa (tremors all over the body) or Shirkampa (shaking head). Kampvata is cause bypathological increase of Chala Guna [Moving property] of Vata. In Basavarajeeyam Kampvata is first described with charactersied by Hastapadatalakamp, Dehabharamana, Dukkha, Nidrabhanga. There is treatment given both internal and external administration of different forms which aimed to cure the pathology of Vata imbalance.e. Here, a case of 75 years male patient presented with tremors in both hands and neck, pain in both knee joint and swelling is also present. Patient was treated with Panchakarma therapies; like Sarvanga Abhyanga, Nadi Sweda, Shiro Abhyanga, Shiro Pichu [Oil soaked cotton pad putting on head] and Shiro Basti [Retension of oil on head] and Shamana Ausdhi. The patient got remarkable relief in symptoms with above Panchakarma and Ayurveda medicines.

Keywords: Kampavata, Parkinson’s disease, Tremors, Vata.


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