AYURVEDA APPROACH TOWARDS KAMPAVATA (PARKINSON’S DISEASE) - A CASE REPORT
Keywords:Vata vyadhi, Kampavata, Treatment regimen, Panchakarma, Sarvangadhara
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common degenerative disorders of the central nervous system and affecting 1% of individuals older than 50 years of age. Parkinsonism is condition similar to Kampa Vata in Ayurveda Medicine. This is one of the Vata Vyadhis. In this case study aged 60 years old, one female patient selected from paying ward, Provincial Ayurvedic Hospital, Pallekele, Sri Lanka. Before the commencement of the treatment, consent was taken and clinical signs and symptoms were recorded in the prepared proforma. Total 6 types of preparations were used as treatments. The internal treatments were included 3 types of Kashaya (30%), 2 types of Vati (20%), 2 types of Kalka (20%), and 2 types of Taila (20%) and 1 type of Churna (10%). The external treatments were included Shiro Abyanaga(Head massage), Shirodhara (Oil poured in a continuous stream over the forehead),Shirovasti (Pooling the liquid medicines on the head), Sarvangadhara(liquid medicines are poured in streams over the entire body) and the Panchakarma treatments were included Virechana (Purgation therapy), Sansarjana Karma(Diet regimen )and Yoga Vasti(Enema therapy). After the 4 weeks duration of treatments, the sign and symptoms of the patient was reduced and recorded according to the Unified Parkinsonism disease rating Scale. It was observed that, excellent improvement in non-motor aspect of daily living experiences. Moderate improvement was observed in motor aspect of daily living experiences, motor examinations and motor complications. Hence, it can be concluded that the Ayurveda treatment regimen has managed the condition - Kampavata successfully.
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