Parkinson’s is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferers motor skills, speech and other functions. It belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders and it develops from a loss of dopamine producing cells.  

Parkinson’s distinct triad of symptoms are

  1. Bradykinsesia (slow physical movement)
  2. Rigidity – muscle stiffness can occur in any part of the body
  3. Tremor/ shaking – often occurs when the hand is at rest

In Ayurveda Parkinson’s disease known as Kampavata or Vephatu and is considered to be a Vataja nanatmaja Vyadhi (diease of Vata). Kampavata can be translated as tremors due to Vata.

Reference from Madhava Nidana 22: 74

The whole body or head, hands, legs get tremors. This is called vepathu or kampa. This causes difficulty in movements and walking.

In the time of Charaka and Sushruta a cluster of symptoms (sanskrit words below) are described which can be seen as a description of Parkinson’s disease.

Kampa = tremor

Sirakampa = head tremor

Stambha = rigidity

Cestasana = bradykinesia

Vakvikrti = disturbance in speech

Bhudhikshaya = cognitive impairment. depression, anxiety, change in mood

Nidranasha = sleep disturbance

The Ayurvedic treatment approach will involve Vata and Kapha reducing measures with diet , and herbs (e.g. Kapikaccu churna, Rasona,Ashwagandha and Bala churnam) and external treatment.

External therapies are:

Abhyangam (oil  massage)

Svedana (herbal steam)

Shirodhara

Patra Potali svedam (special prepared bolus of medicinal leaves)

Pizhichil (pouring medicated oil in a specific manner over the body)

Thalam (applying medicines over the centre of the head)

Udvarthanam (powder massge)

Basti (Anuvasanam = a type of medicated enema)

Nasya (administration of nasal drops)

Rasayana (rejuvenation treatment)

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Looking forward to seeing you on my return. Best wishes from Karin

Thank you for the introduction to Ayurveda you opened my mind and body to this wonderful world of healing and has given me a much deeper understanding and appreciation of Ayurveda.You truly are a wonderful person with such compassion and professionalism that compliments the wonderful work you do.Throughout the weeks I felt so well cared for, you guided me through every treatment with such detail and loving care.

After experiencing years of operations,medications and accumulated toxins in my body I am now feeling totally energized and rejuvenated and in a much healthier and happy position within myself.Panchakarma has been an amazing life changing experience the effects are truly profound.

Karin I am forever grateful for the tremendous amount of love and support you offered me throughout the weeks you are so inspirational and committed.

Kind Regards

Rita

Many wonderful events are planned for 2012. In April my beloved teacher and leading Ayurvedic physician Dr Mahadevan is coming to Australia for an educational seminar/ workshop. The event will be held at either Lakshmi Ayurveda or the Sivananda Ashram/ Beacon Yoga Center in Beaconsfield. For enquiries or expression of interest please contact Karin ph: 0406810547 email: info@lakshmiayurveda.com.au

Lakshmi Ayurveda wishing you all the happiness of the season and peace and prosperity in the New Year.

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Vouchers for treatments and consultation are available or choose between a wide variety of health products, beauty products, handcrafted bangles and the unique organic lakshmi kajal and lipstick range.
Tailor made cymbalta online gift packs to suit one’s body constitution (Vata,Pitta, Kapha type) and wrapping is available.
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[slideshow]Nasya is the procedure in which medications are administered through the nostrils in order to purify the head and neck region
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The medicines which are used for this treatment include oil (most common), powders, paste, swarasa (plant juices), decoctions and smoke.

Nasa hi shiraso dwaram – this means the nose is the doorway to the head and mind. Being the gateway to the head, Nasya treatment is very effective in the treatment of sense organs and ailments above the neck.

Many of the nerves emanating from the head have their ends extended to the inner nose, thus the medicines applied there can effectively spread their potency to the entire head and to some parts of the body

Naysa is devided into three types

1. Virechana (purgative)
which drains out the doshas in the nasal passage and the throat and relieves the head of its heaviness. Ideal for headaches related to Kapha dosha, dullness, sinus congestion and nasal polyps.

2. Brimhana (nourishing)
This type is more effective in Vata and Pitta conditions.
Migraines, dryness of the mouth and nose, speech impediments, eye disease, tinnitus, insomnia, cervical spondylitis, paralysis, dementia, macular degeneration, trigeminal neuralgia, tension headaches.

3. Shamana (palliative)
This is very useful in premature greying of the hair, chronic eye disease, skin patches, hyper pigmentation, alopecia and hair loss.

Duration of the treatment: 7-14 days
Time of administration: the time of nasya treatment is altered to suit the dosha and the season.
If Kapha is extremely excited, nasya should be done before 10am, In pitta cases – midday is best and in vata cases – evening.

The procedure involves a gentle massage on shoulders, neck, forehead and face followed by a mild herbal steam before the administration of the the slightly warm oil which is instilled in each nostril.
After the completion of the treatment it is advised to gargle and follow with the inhalation of medicinal smoke (Dhumapana).

What are the Benefits of Naysa
1. Regular use can prevent disease of the ear, nose, throat and head
2. Effective treatment of hair loss, premature greying and skin conditions.
3. Strengthening of the sense organs
4. Highly useful in women disorders
5. Diseases like common cold, migraine, headache, facial paralysis, etc. can be alleviated.

For more information or to book an appointment contact info@lakshmiayurveda.com.au