Parkinson's disease begins in the gastrointestinal tract, large study indicates ScienceDaily :Identified thousands of years ago in Ayurveda

This is an important new discovery:

This is logic of Ayurveda , acute constipation produces bad gas in body and travels to Brain and kills dopamine producing cells causing Parkinson, that why they call it as Air / Vata imbalance or Vayu

Discovered by James Parkinson in 1817, Parkinson's disease has been previously identified many thousands of years ago in ancient Ayurvedic texts as Kampavata (Kampa: tremor; Vata: the bodily humor governing movement). The Charaka Samhita, the most ancient and authoritative textbook of Ayurveda, gives the following description of the symptoms of Kampavata (Parkinson's): 'Tremors of hands and feet; difficulty with body movements'. Various signs and symptoms currently associated with the disease such as akinesia, drooling, reptilian stare, tremor, constant somnolence, rigidity and dementia are also described in the Caraka Samhita.

Ayurveda operates on the principle of achieving balance amongst the 3 main Doshas, or humors of the body, Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vata governs all air and movement in the body. Ayurveda explains that the cause of Parkinson's disease, a disorder caused by imbalance of the Vata Dosha, is the presence of aggravated air in the brain. This aggravated air is formed as a result of poor digestion leading to disturbance of the stomach, and the stomach then sends aggravated, unhealthy air to the brain. Over time the aggravated air attacks and corrodes the area of the brain that controls involuntary movements. This corrosive effect on that area of the brain results in the Parkinson's symptoms. Therefore cure of Parkinson's disease is the process of exchanging the aggravated air in the brain for clean and nutritive air, generated by the now properly functioning stomach. The apparent long-term treatment of Parkinson's by Ayurveda is due to the delicacy of creating a climate in which the toxic airs can be eliminated while fresh and wholesome airs are re-introduced. The process of healing is accelerated by strictly following diet, abstinence from intoxicants and undesirable life practices, for the simple reason that these factors are what contributed to the Parkinson's patient being afflicted by the disease.

The Allopathic view, which has been developed with no knowledge whatsoever that Parkinson's disease is curable through the proper practice of Ayurveda, has been able to identify the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, but has neither been able to identify its cause, nor develop an effective curative treatment. The Allopathic view of the cause of Parkinson's disease is that it evolves as the concentration of dopamine in the substantia nigra decreases, and concludes that Parkinson’s symptoms become evident when the concentration of dopamine begins to drop below 20% of the normal level. As part of the decrease in dopamine concentration, the post-synaptic receptors within the caudate nucleus and the putamen develop hypersensitivity, therefore in Parkinson's disease, the dopamine receptors are hypersensitive simply because the concentration of dopamine has decreased. The basal ganglia control movement by two balance systems, one cholinergic and other dopanergic, in which the chemical transmitter is dopamine. In Parkinson's disease the dopanergic system is defective and the cholinergic system is dominant, and gradually the features of Parkinson's disease become visible. Given this as the Allopathic rationale for the cause of Parkinson's disease, it would seem that the proper re-introduction of dopamine to the brain would be an effective cure, which it is has not proven to be.

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  • So has Ayurvedic therapy cured Parkinsons's in anybody?

  • Be sure to read the Science Daily release. information is not included with this post.

  • Hi Ramuu. I have been reading about Pd starting in the gut since 2002. Professor Braak has been hypothesizing about this for a long time.


  • Ramuu, you state that, the "Allopathic view" of Parkinson's "developed with no knowledge whatsoever that Parkinson's disease is curable" ("through the proper practice of Ayurveda"). Perhaps this is due to the fact that, in the "thousands of years" you claim since first identified in Ayurvedic texts, there has yet to emerge ANY definitive hint whatsoever of a genuine Ayurvedic cure (anecdotal murmurs are not evidence).

    Maybe the magnificent, all-knowing Ramuu will be so kind as to share his empirical evidence with the less informed(?).

    According to Maharaja Ramuu and the "logic of Ayurveda" - it all begins with "acute constipation" which then produces "bad gas" which finds its way to the brain where this "aggravated air" then "kills dopamine producing cells causing Parkinson's".

    And (best news of all!!!), all that aggravated air-induced Parkinson's can be CURED "through the proper practice of Ayurveda" and "by strictly following diet, abstinence from intoxicants and undesirable life practices". Brilliant! (at least YOU can take yourself seriously)

  • Sorry !!!, better manageable

  • Thanks all for logical response , there are lot of grey areas both in Ayurvedic science and allopathic developments .

  • Ah - beat me to it metacognito. I was expecting something along the lines of 'Grain Brain' but not 'bad gas' going up the vagus nerve. To be fair the actual article doesn't mention gas or air. I thought that the connection between gut and brain was via chemicals carried via the blood rather than through any nerves so it doesn't seem to make much sense that severing the vagus nerve would make any difference to the chances of getting PD. I haven't got a problem with criticism of 'allopathy' but when one's alternative theory involves bad gas going up the vagus nerve then any shred of credibility goes flying out the window at a rate of knots...

  • Yes, PP - I can understand a bit of pride in one's ancient traditions, but Ramuu seems a bit too exuberant with his "bad gas/aggravated air" theories. It appears he gave the Science Daily article a cursory read (at best) and somehow saw it as validation of his own archaic notions.

    *An excerpt from Wikipedia about Ayurvedic Med:

    "Although laboratory experiments suggest it is possible that some substances in Ayurveda might be developed into effective treatments, there is no evidence that any are effective as currently proffered.[14] Modern ayurvedic medicine is considered pseudoscientific.[15] Other researchers consider it a proto-science, an unscientific, or trans-science system instead.[16][17][18] Concerns were raised when 20% of Ayurvedic U.S. and Indian-manufactured patent medicines sold through the Internet were found to contain toxic levels of heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and arsenic.[19][20]"

  • (Note to JP: the vagus nerve is not a conduit for "aggravated air)

  • aggravated air may just mean a virus or bacteria, words which were coined many years after Ayurvadic medicine was developed. i wouldn't get too hung up on the is the principle here that maybe something (air/virus/bacteria) found its way from the stomach via the vagus nerve.

    this is a very exciting study....15,000 people with vagus nerve cuts. those with full cuts done earliest were more likely to not have PD but even overall, those with full cuts were 50% less likely to have PD. This opens the possibility that maybe the 'something' also comes in another door....maybe the nose. those with partial cuts had NO protection from PD.

    first the cause, then the cure. in the meantime, do as much as possible....and not always in accord with the 'current wisdom'.

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  • I wanted to provide a reference for Ramuu's post. It is almost entirely copied straight out of a web site of Dr. Mukesh Paneri, an Ayurvedic physician, who resides in India, and claims to have healed many patients of PD and other serious illnesses. Here is the source:

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