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Stress and Ayurveda

  1. 1. Stress and Ayurveda Dr.Surendra Chaudhary, Medical Officer Government Ayurvedic Hospital SurajPur, Greater Noida
  2. 2. ThanksIndian Medical Association GhaziabadDr. Madhu Poddar- President IMA GZB
  3. 3. Life starts with a dot …. …So does the knowledge
  4. 4. Panchmahabhoot A we know that each and every living cell is composed of FIVE matters THE PANCH mahabhoot,i.E Akash - the ether Vayu - the air Agni - the fire Jal - the water and Prithavi - the earth
  5. 5. The Tridosha Theory Vata Pitta Kapha
  6. 6. Biological Composition ofTridosha(humors) Kapha - earth + water The two substances which can amalgam each other Pitta - fire + water The two substances which are antagonist to each other Vatta - air + ether (akash) The two substances which can not be touched and wants speed & space
  7. 7. Tridosha At Cellular Level Vata-carries nutrients and waste to and from the cells. PITTA- digests nutrients to provide energy for cellular function KAPHA - it provides structure to cells
  8. 8. Vata it is not the gas??? Governs psychological phenomena like perception, imagination and motivation Initiates & transmits impulses. Controls the movement of heart
  9. 9. Pitta It is not the bile?? Pitta represents the universal energy at various levels in our body and mind. It balances the kinetic and potential energies. It governs all forms of bio-chemical energy in both body and mind. Digestion,enzymatic and endocrine systems are the pitta’s main field of activity. Support mental phenomena like intellectual comprehension, conviction, courage and valor
  10. 10. Kapha It is not the sputum???? It is the potential energy responsible for the somatic stability of the universe in our body. It governs the structural integrity of all components in the system. Imparts immunity. Protects the organs against the physiological injuries by providing them with protective layer of fluid. Maintains fluid level of the body. Governs phenomena like emotions, stability and determination and neuro humors.
  11. 11. Stress and Ayurveda Manas Rog Mithya Ahar Vihar Vata and kapha
  12. 12. Stress and Ayurveda Types of Stress Mental-dhi,dhriti and smriti V Emotional P Physical K
  13. 13. Symptoms Headaches Tense muscles Shaking hands Fatigue Insomnia Nausea Heartburn Sweating Dizziness Increase heart rate and B.P.
  14. 14. Symptoms May feel…. Nervous Fearful Confused Irritable Hostile Unable to concentrate Memory loss Hyper alertness Difficulty in making decision
  15. 15. Treatment of Stress • While there are promising treatments for stress, the management of stress is mostly dependent on the willingness of a person to make the changes necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Life style  Daily routine  Meditation  Yogic exercises and Pranayam Drugs Therapies
  16. 16. Treatment of Stress-Drugs Ayurvedic preparation Plant based drugs  Single herb medicine  Multi herbal medicine  Herbo-mineral medicine  Patent or proprietary medicine. Classical treatment  Medicine made of heavy metals like mercury,Gold,Siver etc and Arsenic &other poisonous substances.  Oils, Ghrit and Ashava&Arishtha.
  17. 17. Treatment of Stress-Drugs Plants commonly used Brahmi Herpestis monnier Amalki Emblica officinale Vacha Acorus calamus Ashwagandha Withania somnifera Shankpushpi Evolvulus alsinoides Jyotishmati Celastrus paniculat Jatamanshi Nardostachys Jatamansi Tagar Valeriana wallichii Shatavar Aspargus recemos Yashtimadhu Glycyrrhiza glabra Triphala
  18. 18. Patent or proprietary medicine. Vitesson Mentat Promind Memory plus Sumenta Saraswat Panchak
  19. 19. Saraswati Panchak1. Brahmi Herpestis monnier2. Jatamanshi Nardostachys Jatamansi3. Yashtimadhu Glycyrrhiza glabra4. Vacha Acorus calamus5. Shatavar Aspargus recemos
  20. 20. Sumenta Herpestis monnier Brahmi Emblica officinale Amalki Acorus calamus Vacha Withania somnifera Ashwagandha Evolvulus alsinoides Shankpushpi Celastrus paniculat Jyotishmati Terminalia arjuna Arjun Aegle marmelos Bilva Nardostachys Jatamansi Jatamanshi Valeriana wallichii Tagar Hypericum perforatum St. John’s Wort
  21. 21. How these formulation works?1. Nervous system2. Musculoskeletal3. Respiratory4. Cardiovascular5. Endocrine6. Gastrointestinal7. Reproductive8. Immune system
  22. 22. How these formulation works? Improves mental functions by a modulation of the cholinergic and GABAergic neuro- transmission. Restoring the frontal cortical muscarinic and cholinergic receptor actvities. Improve mental quotient,memory span,concentration ability and stress threshhold. ……cont.
  23. 23. How these formulation works? Reduces the level of tribulin-endogenous Mono Amine Oxidase inhibitor that is elevated in various level of stress and anxiety. Ameliorates attention fluctuations and behavioral disorder. Acts as hypotensive agent for stress related hypertension. Improve immunity.
  24. 24. Therapies Shirodhara
  25. 25. Shirodhara----Apparatus & Equipments ----
  26. 26. Shirodhara----Process----
  27. 27. Properties of some of the plants
  28. 28. brahmi
  29. 29. Brahmi Directly affects hypothalamus. Cognitive enhancement and anxiolytic effect Use as a nerve tonic for rejuvenating mental health and for enhancing memory Uses in ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) Its becosides contents significantly enhance protein synthesis in those areas of brain which are implicated in the memory function.
  30. 30. Jatamanshi
  31. 31. Jatamanshi Anxiolytic activity-Causes overall increase in the levels of central monoamines and inhibitory amino acids. Serves as effective tranquilizer. Possess anticonvulsant profile. Having some diuretic properties it lowers down the stress related hypertention.
  32. 32. Jatamanshi Well researched nervine tonic Antistress,immunomodulatory,cognition facilating,antiinflammatory and anti-aging properties. Protects neuronal cell toxicity Neuroprotective action. Calms the nervous system.
  33. 33. Tagar- Valeriana wallichii
  34. 34. Tagar- Valeriana wallichii Sedative-hypnotics, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, and antispasmodic effects The Valerenic acid also appears to inhibit the enzyme system responsible for the central catabolism of GABA, increasing GABA concentration and decreasing CNS activities There is also some evidence that may suggest valerian containing other constituent such as lignan and GABA, which may be responsible for sedative effects of valerian
  35. 35. Tagar- Valeriana wallichii The current indication for valerian is for restlessness, insomnia, nervousness, and tension. Valerian as a mild sedative and sleep- promoting agent that is often used as a milder alternative or a possible substitute for stronger synthetic sedatives, such as benzodiazepines, in the treatment of states of nervous and anxiety-induced sleep disturbances . Hypotensive and mild analgesic properties
  36. 36. Ashvagandha- Withania somnifera Adaptogens or vitalizers. It produce a non specific increased resistance to adverse effect of physical, chemical and biological agents.
  37. 37. Ashvagandha- Withania somnifera Anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antistress, antioxidant. Immunomodulatory, hemopoetic, and rejuvenating properties. It also appears to exert A positive influence on the endocrine, cardiopulmonary, and central nervous systems.
  38. 38. Arjun Improvement of cardiac muscle function and subsequent improved pumping activity of the heart seems to be the primary benefit of Terminalia. It is thought the saponin glycosides might be responsible for inotropic effects of Terminalia, while the flavonoids and OPCs provide free radical. Antioxidant activity and vascular strengthening. A dose-dependent decrease in heart rate and blood pressure.
  39. 39. Shatavar- Aspargus recemos Affects endocrine secretions. Acts as immunity enhancer. Regulates hormonal secretions having direct effect on Pitutory-Adrinal Axis.
  40. 40. Stress-Who suffers most ?? Ayurveda has an answerV P K
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