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)

For more information or interest in a consultation please email: info@lakshmiayurveda.com.au


Food equals Life – The body is the product of food

And he knew that food was Brahman
From food all beings are born
by food they live and into food they return
Upanishad 3.2

Ahara/ Food has been worshipped since ancient times as the giver and sustainer of life
A statement by Charaka ”the self controlled man can life for a hundred years free from disease through the intake of hita ahara/ wholesome diet.
In Ayurveda the physical body is called Kaya. The sanskrit word Kaya can be translated that the body is a build up of food.
Already 5000 years ago Ayurveda has recognised that the body is the result or an outcome of the food we eat.

Food can be the cause (nidana) of a disease
Food can be the treatment (chikitsa) of a disease

Wholesome food and drinks have good colour, smell, taste and are pleasing to the senses and conducive to health, if taken in accordance with the ayurvedic rules.
According to Ayurveda – complexion, clarity, good voice, longevity, happiness, satisfaction, nourishment, mental/ physical strength and intellect are all conditioned by food.

Ayurveda recognises six different tastes

1.MADHURA/ SWEET
2.AMLA/SOUR
3.LAVANA/SALTY
4.KATU/ HOT
5.TIKTA/BITTER
6.KASAYA/ ASTRINGENT

The six different taste are important and should be present in the daily diet. The different rasa/ taste can be used to bring equilibrium to the doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha).

Some of the Ayurvedic rules for food intake:
1. Intake of food should be warm
2. Food should be unctuous
3. Food should be in proper quantity
4. Intake of food should only be after digestion of the previous meal
5. The food should not have contradictory potencies e.g sour and sweet food such as fruit and milk
6. Intake of food should be in a proper place and seated
7. Intake of food should be without hurry or worry
8. Intake of food should not be too fast or too slow
9. One should take the food while not talking or laughing

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Food Prayer

Brahmaapanam Brahmahavir Brahmaagnau Brahmanaahutam
Brahmaivatena Gantavyam Brahmakarma Samaadhinaa

Aham Vaishvanaro Bhootvaa Praaninaam Dehamaashritah
Praanapaana Samaayuktah Pachaamyannam Chaturvidham

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Bhagavad Gita Ch. 4 verse 24

The act of offering is Brahman. The offering itself is Brahman. The offering is done by Brahman in the sacred fire which is Brahman. He alone attains Brahman who, in all actions, is fully absorbed in Brahman.

“I am Vaishnavara, existing as fire God in the bodies of living beings. Being associated with ingoing and outgoing life breaths, I will digest all the four different types of food
and purify them.”

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Panchakarma is a Sanskrit term that translates as the five (pancha) actions (karma) necessary to cleanse the body of accumulated waste material.
Panchakarma is a bio-cleansing regimen intended to eliminate the toxic buy 2mg klonopin online elements from the body and thereby enhances the immunity and revitalises the whole body.
Panchakarma treatment is unique in its ability to eliminate water based toxins as well as fat soluble toxins from the tissues.
Through a series of therapeutic procedures that are tailored to the individual, it helps to release, melt, loosen , mobilise and eliminate toxins and impurities from all the bodily tissues.
Several benefits of Panchakarma
• cleanses the digestive tract
• increases energy and vitality
• increases happiness
• improves digestion, assimilation
• improves fertility
• strengthens the endocrine system
• balances the mind
• strengthen the immune system
• reduces stress and anxiety
• Detoxifies the liver and blood
• Improves complexion and skin tone

Panchkarma available at Lakshmi Ayurveda
Virechana/ purgation treatment
Basti/ medicated enema treatment
Nasya treatment

Good health is the most valuable possession you could possibly have!
Panchakarma promotes health in diseased and healthy people
Charaka Siddhi Sthana 1/53

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Free Prakriti assessment available at Lakshmi Ayurveda with any treatment booked in March
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The type of body constitution and mental temperament of any individual is known as Prakriti, which is produced by the predominance of one ore more of the three doshas (Vata/Pitta/Kapha). One’s Prakriti is acquired at birth and remains with the individual throughout his/her life. A person’s doshas will fluctuate throughout their entire life however, their Prakriti remains unchanged.
Charaka quotes that the prakriti of the foetus is determined by the following factors
1.Sperm and ovum – shukra and sonita
2. Season (rtu) and the condition of the uterus
3. Food and regimes of the mother
4. Nature of the mahabhutas (elements) comprising the foetus.
The above factors are all addressed in the Ayurvedic approach to pre conception care
Once the body is nourished by a healthy diet & lifestyle, general tonics and fertility enhancing herbs can be taken. These herbs can also help offset the effects of stress in today’s busy lifestyles. Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) is a powerful fertility enhancing herb, whose name means ‘she who has a hundred husbands’. Ashwagandha (Withania sominfera) is a highly rejuvenating herb that both promotes semen production and strengthens the uterus. Its name refers to it giving one the strength of a horse, and it acts as a natural aphrodisiac.
The seven Prakritis are:
1. Vataja
2. Pittaja
3. Kaphaja
4. Vatapittaja
5. Vata kaphaja
6. kapha pittaja
7. Tridosaja.
Why it is important to know ones Prakriti?
You are able to learn which foods are suited for your body.
You gain an understanding which illnesses your body is more prone to
You are able to follow a lifestyle suited to your body type
You can follow a seasonal regime suited to your body type
You are able to notice any imbalance in the doshas and can learn how you can balance them again

Health is the condition of wisdom and the signs of happiness
Charaka Samhita

In Ayurveda rheumatoid arthritis is known as amavata and was described in great detail by Madhava.
Amavata is named after the two involving pathological factors – Ama and Vata and is the condition where stiffness of the body occurs due to lodgement of Ama and Vata in the joints.
When Ama combines with the Vayu it then gives rise to vibandha/ constipation, mandagni/ impaired digestion, stambha/ stiffness, antra kujana/ gurgling sound, vedana/ pain, shopha/ oedema and a pin prick sensation which gradually affects the body parts one after the other.
The etiological factors are considered to be incompatible diet, erroneous habits, diminished digestive fire, sedentary lifestyle and exercising soon after having a meal.
Treatments are langhana/ fasting, swedana/ sweating, virechana (Panchakarma), agni chikitsa and patra pinda sveda. Castor oil is used for the purgation. Ayurvedic preparations such as Simhananda guggulu has shown positive results in reducing inflammation and pain.

Health is the condition of wisdom and the signs of happiness
Charaka Samhita