Parkinsonism is a syndrome consisting of akinesia (loss or imperfection of movements), brady kinesia ( reduced movement ) , rigidity and tremors. It affects both sexes; usually after 60 yrs. Of age. It is a degenerative disease of the brain.
Classification of Parkinsonism:
Paralysis agitans or Parkinson's disease or idiopathic Parkinsonism.
Ischemia (loss of blood supply)
Parkinsonism plus (degenerative disorders)
Symptoms of Parkinsonism:
Trembling of wrists, fingers, sometimes of jaw, head or lower limbs.
Rigidity – due to hypertonned muscles.
Hypokonesis/akinesia – slowness of movement, difficulty in initiating a movement. Face looks blank and expressionless.
Stooped or bent posture with a tendency to fall.
Difficulty in maintaining balance while standing or sitting.
Speech is of low volume and monotonous.
Dribbling of saliva.
Accupressure treatment :
Du channel all points.
LI 4, 11
St 36, 41, 44
UB channel all points for increased salivation.
St 4 (towards St 6), 40
CV 23, 24
Reflex points: spinal column, brain, pituitary & all glands, kidney.