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May 20, 2024

Ayurveda and Parkinson’s Disease: A Holistic Path to Health

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By Juan Diego Drouet
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Ayurveda is an ancient and timeless complete system of traditional medicine that provides remedies to achieve and maintain our health and well-being in optimal conditions, based on the belief that health and well-being depend on a delicate balance between mind, body, and soul

Application of Ayurveda in the treatment of Parkinson's disease

Ayurveda is based on the balance of doshas, which are important factors that determine the functioning of the body. In the case of Parkinson's disease, the main imbalance is Vata dosha, which is responsible for movement and coordination. Ayurveda works on several levels to restore this balance and improve the overall health of the patient.

 

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Ayurvedic treatment for Parkinson's disease

  • Panchakarma therapy: A structured program to detoxify and rejuvenate the body, including massage, steam therapy, therapeutic enemas, and intranasal administration of therapeutic oils. It helps remove toxins and stimulate the nervous system.
  • Medicinal Herbs: Ashwagandha, Brahmi, and Mucuna Borrulian are some herbs commonly used in Ayurveda to support the nervous system and manage the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. These plants have neuroprotective and antioxidant properties that can help slow the progression of the disease.
  • Diet modification: Ayurveda recommends avoiding foods that interfere with the natural behavior of vata dosha, such as very dry, cold and dry foods. Instead, we prefer warm, moist, nutritious foods that promote a healthy nervous system.
  • Lifestyle modifications: Adopting habits such as yoga, mudras, and walking in the morning or afternoon can reduce stress and increase physical activity, thus improving the quality of life.

 

Integration of Ayurveda and modern medicine

The combination of Ayurveda and modern medicine provides a comprehensive approach to managing Parkinson's disease. While modern medicine temporarily relieves symptoms through medications, Ayurveda works at a fundamental level to restore balance and promote overall health. This integrated approach allows patients to benefit from better symptom management, improved quality of life, and a more personalized care plan.

Ayurveda offers a holistic approach that goes beyond simple symptom management and makes a valuable contribution to the management of Parkinson's disease. By integrating Ayurvedic practices with modern medicine, Parkinson's disease patients can benefit from more comprehensive and personalized treatment, improving their well-being and quality of life.

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