A Study on Diagnostic Methodology and Symptomatology of Paanikkamba Vadham (Parkinson’s Disease)

Yasodha, S (2012) A Study on Diagnostic Methodology and Symptomatology of Paanikkamba Vadham (Parkinson’s Disease). Masters thesis, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai.


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Paanikkamba vadham, one among the 80 vadha diseases have been analysed and diagnostic methodology have been arrived on observing and investigating the patients. A sample size of 15 patients were taken into study and the derangements have been observed. Contorl group of 15 healthy volunteers were selected and the observations were noted. Diagnostic methodology, based on Envagai thervugal +2(manikadai nool, sothidam) Thega elakkanam, had been taken into account. Age of the patients were mostly among the third decade, since the derangements are well established above the age of 50yrs. The incidence rates rose rapidly in Parkinson‘s disease after the age of 60yrs.Among the patients female were more prone to symptoms. The male female ratio considering the incidence of Parkinson‘s disease is 1:9.The dietary habits, tea, coffee consuming habits, smoking habit were in association with the disease, considering the general population. AIM AND OBJECTIVES 2.1. AIM To conduct a study on Paanikkamba vatham as mentioned in yugi vaithya chinthamani and to evolve & standardize its diagnostic methodology in Siddha system of medicine. OBJECTIVES: PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: 1. To conduct the cause and clinical course of disease by keen observation on the symptoms of Paanikkamba vatham 2. To elucidate a diagnostic methodology for Paanikkamba vatham SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: 1. The Dissertation work includes literary and analytical study on Aetiology, Pathogenesis, Clinical features of Paanikkamba vatham. 2. To evolve diagnostic and preventive measures and help clinicians to follow standard line of treatment & adopt proper preventive measures. 3. To correlate the symptoms of Paanikkamba vatham with that of closely resembling condition Parkinson‘s disease in modern medical literature which in turn helps in globalization of Siddha system among other medical systems. CONCLUSION: The significance of analysis is determined in various literatures of siddha and modern medical science. It aims at confirmation of diagnosis at most specific with the parameters that are cost-effective .This study enables the effortlessness in detection and diagnosis of Paanikkamba Vadham along with the help of modern parameters. The observations made in this study helps in assessing the causative factor as reduction of dopaminergic transmission within the basal ganglia caused by loss of nigrostriatal pathways. Acculumation of protein alpha synuclein into inclusions called Lewybodies in the neurons along with the insufficiency of dopamine forms the pathological importance in Parkinson‘s disease. Vadham dells in all parts of the body supported with the features of anorexia, tremor in limbs, insomnia, rigidity, screaming in distresses, dryness of the body which forms the importance hall mark of the idiopathic disorder. The systematic study of human subjects enlighten the pathology of Vadham and Pitham. The observations made provide evidence in supporting the Vadha humour by elderly age, habitat in coastal area, sedentary life style, habitual constipation, upsurge of symptoms in Kaar Kaalam, along with derangements in Naa, Niram, Mozhi, Vizhi, Naadi, Sparisam, Malam, Neerkuri, Neikuri, Manikadai Nool and Sothidam. Perfect diagnosis can be arrived at by cautious study of the signs and symptoms by siddha parameters, eight fold examination +2 (manikadai nool, astrology), thega elakkanam.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.32093207
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diagnostic Methodology, Symptomatology, Paanikkamba Vadham, Parkinson’s Disease.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2020 02:18
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 02:18
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12753

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