Mood Disorders (Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression)

Insomnia

This is the medical and psychiatric condition that accompany several sleep disorders characterized by persistent difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep,this will be followed by functional impairment during the waking period.  According to Ayurveda this condition mainly occur due to nervous disturbances ,associated with vitiated vatadosha.

According to Ayurveda the condition of insomnia will be associated with anxiety, nervousness, worries, improper digestion and eating habits.

Is sleep important

Sleep refreshes your body functions both physical and mental,witout a regular sleeping pattern for 7-8hrs during night your body cannot function actively,during the sleep the digestion and absorbtions rates are high and all the cellular metabolism actively increases its functions during this period,

Research shows that an increased cortisol and ACTH levels in blood leading to this Condition

Ayurveda clearly mention internal medicines which normalize the vitiated vatadosha and control the hormonal actions,along with internal medicines special treatment modalities which will calm the nervous activity and control the associated symptoms are clearly indicated by ancient scientists

Depression

Depression is the state were aversion in activity and changes of mood happens,this will inturn make the person sad, helpless, anxious, guilty,restless.

This will be associated with overeating, loss of appetite, concentration etc. According to Ayurveda this occur due to an imbalance in tridoshas, mainlyvatakapha, pittainvolment varies depending upon the individuals activity. Prana is one component of vata which provides life, when this get disturbed the desire of living and activities get diminished,leading to the lack of desire to growth and changes, there will be a reduced motivation rate.

Anxiety

Include excessive and ongoing worry and tension, restless, muscularweakness, palpitation, and tension, Excessive ongoing worry and tension, headaches, sweating, concentration difficulties, insomnia.

Along with this person with anxiety can have panic disorders like OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder,and phobia).

Ayurvedic treatment

According To Ayurveda, these conditions occur mainly due to the imbalance of the three doshas mainly vata, which maintains the equilibrium of the body, mainly the vatadosha controls the whole sensory and motor activites of the body, brain is the center of all these activities.

Due to aeging process the neurons get degenerated or its efficiency get decreased which is maintained by the kaphadosha, thus a disturbance in the normalcy will be leading to the further complications. Along with vata and kapha,the pitta dosha provides the fire, the energy for individual cells to digest and absorb its active elements and to maintain its works, this get decreased with age,this needs to be treated.

Thus maintaining all three doshas with internal medicines and different panchakarma procedures we can make the neurons back to its normalcy.

Treatment Modalities - Thala, Nasya, Sirodhara, Ksheeradhara, Pichu, Sirovasti, Ksheeradhooma, Lepana, MedhyaRasayanas etc.