Parkinson’s disease is a long-term degenerative disease which affects the central nervous system. Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological disorder that is caused by a degeneration of cells in the part of the brain that produces the neurotransmitter dopamine (chemical messenger). It is characterised by loss of motor control such as slowness of movement, rigidity, tremor and balance problems as well as non-movement type symptoms including constipation, low mood, fatigue, sleep and memory problems.
Conventional treatment can involve medication which is primarily aimed at increasing dopamine activity. As dopamine is made in the body from amino acids which are the building blocks of protein, diet can play a key part in ensuring that the right nutrients are available to support the body’s ability to produce dopamine. Optimising nutritional status and addressing co-morbidities such as constipation, depression, fatigue, and insomnia is also an area that can benefit through diet..
Standard treatment for Parkinson's disease often involves the use of medications that help boost the brain's supply of dopamine. Although these medications can help improve symptoms, many drugs prescribed to Parkinson's patients can cause severe side effects (including hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea)
Parkinson disease treatment in Ayurveda
Parkinson's treatment includes tremor treatment in Ayurveda with the help of below-mentioned methods: -
Nidaan Parivarjana:- The natural treatment for Parkinson's deals with the treatment of the etiological factors responsible for Parkinson's tremors. In the treatment of Parkinson, patients are guided to avoid such type of Aahar and Vihar (diet and lifestyle) which increases the Vata in an unhealthy manner. The food having Rookshaya (dry), Laghu (light), Sheet (cold), Daruna (unstable), Khara(rough) and Vishada (clear) is generally not recommended for the Parkinson's patients.
Sanshodhan (removing of accumulated Dosha from the body):- In this line of treatment, exaggerated Vata Dosha is expelled out from the body via Snehana, Abhyanga, Swedana, Nasya, & Basti.
Shaman (balancing of exaggerated Dosha in the body):- In this final step, the Vata Dosha is balanced with the help of NEUSON.
NEUSON naturally enhances memory and revitalizes brain function. Brahmi prevents the death of the bio-molecules and prevents the motor symptoms which are typically present in Parkinson. It exhibits therapeutic activities, such as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It is a neuro-protective agent as it is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier and thus naturally helps in treating Parkinson. Its shows significant improvement with motor neurons function. This herb can also achieve reduced inflammation, stress, modulate immunity, and improve cognition. It is also known as a wonderful mega resource that controls oxidative damage to neurons.