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Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a medical disorder usually seen in the elderly population and is related to a disturbance in movement and gait. Symptoms of Parkinson's disease include tremor, stiffness, slow movements, and impaired balance and coordination which usually worsen over time. The modern management of this condition includes several treatment options such as medications and surgery, which can alleviate symptoms but cannot however cure the disease.


Ayurvedic herbal treatment for Parkinson's disease is aimed at giving symptomatic treatment to reduce tremor, stiffness and imbalance, as well as using herbal medicines to strengthen the brain and nerve cells. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific action on the central nervous system are used in high doses and for prolonged periods in order to treat the root cause for Parkinson's disease. Herbal medicines bring about a gradual regeneration and recovery of damaged nerve cells as well as the neurotransmitters connecting the brain nerve synapses. Parkinson's disease is mainly a disease of degeneration and hence Ayurvedic herbal medicines which halt and reverse this degeneration are very useful in the management and treatment of this disease.


While treatment for Parkinson's disease is mostly in the form of oral medication, localized therapy can also be used to augment the treatment. Since it is the brain which is mostly affected in this condition, localized treatment can be given on the scalp in the form of massage of medicated oils and special Panchkarma treatments like Shiro-Basti and Shirodhara. These treatments have the additional effect of treating tremor and stiffness quickly and helping in regaining balance and coordination.


Most individuals affected with Parkinson's disease require treatment for periods ranging from six months to eight months in order to benefit significantly from treatment. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can bring about significant improvement in symptoms related to Parkinson's disease and can substantially improve the quality of life of elderly individuals affected with this condition.


Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment, herbal medicines, Parkinson's disease

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