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Management of pscyhosomatic diseases in software executive using ayurveda dr santosh chavan


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Management of pscyhosomatic diseases in software executive using ayurveda dr santosh chavan

  1. 1. Management of Psychosomatic Diseases in Software Executives Using Ayurveda <ul><li>Dr.Santosh Chavan </li></ul><ul><li>B.A.M.S., M.D. Ay. </li></ul><ul><li>Reader, Dept. of Panchakarma </li></ul><ul><li>B.V.U. College of Ayurveda,Pune </li></ul><ul><li>Email- [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Cell no. 9822249807 </li></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Life style disorders’ is a comparatively new term added to the body of modern medicine. Evidences show that there is a ‘group of diseases’ which is the outcome of faulty life style of an individual over a considerably long time period. Along with known entities like diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disorders, neurological disorders, obesity; new diseases like Carpel tunnel Syndrome , Computer Vision Syndrome, Stress and related disorders are emerging in metropolis especially in software industries. </li></ul><ul><li>Need- Due to working till night affects the health of software professionals which in turn also leads into Anxiety and Depression </li></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  3. 3. IT-BPO related disorders <ul><li>Software industries increasing in Metropolies and Megacities like Banglore, Hyderabad and Pune in India, long working hours and working till night affects the health of software professionals which in turn leads into stress and related disorders also occupational hazards Carpel tunnel Syndrome, Computer Vision Syndrome </li></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  4. 4. What is Stress? <ul><li>Stress is a state of Mind </li></ul><ul><li>Stress is a mind-body reaction/response to a situation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To flight from/fight the situation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The stressors of 3 kinds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical and environmental- noise, pollution of air and water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social -community, family, unemployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychological -decision, financial, phobia </li></ul></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  5. 5. Why Stress Happens? <ul><li>When a situation/condition is not Acceptable to us </li></ul><ul><li>When we want to do/get something but are unable </li></ul><ul><li>When ego is hurt (feedback, comments, criticism…) </li></ul><ul><li>When we loose something which we feel as important Stress is mostly due to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear (of Future) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worry (about Past) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And not so much due to Present Moment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is always due to the perception of Mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different people ‘feel’ different stress levels for the same situations </li></ul></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  6. 6. What Happens when Stressed? <ul><li>Psychology of Stress: Emotional impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sadness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Physiology of Stress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acidity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ulcers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heart ailments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blood Pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kidney problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  7. 7. Chain Reaction of Stress: The Negative Spiral Indian Health Journal ( Mind perceives threat Triggers animal instinct of fight or flight Adrenalin increases to prepare the body Heart beat increases to supply more food & oxygen to body parts Blood pressure increases Breathing becomes fast & shallow Metabolism increases Stomach readies for processing more food Acidity* increases Overloaded Excretory Systems to clear the toxin Imbalanced Endocrine Systems the chemical factories of hormones, enzymes Imbalanced Emotions Fear, Anxiety, Anger, Depression*… Panic
  8. 8. Some Impacts of Sustained and Unmanaged Stress <ul><li>Brain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continues to operate in higher Beta state (15 to 26 cycles per second of electrical impulses (EEG)) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continues to trigger the rest of the body mechanism and create stress </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blood Pressure remains high </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High blood pressures can lead to Heart failure, paralysis (due to breakdown of blood vessels in brain)… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acidity, Ulcer and other digestive problems </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>Kidney problems due to overload on removing toxins from the body </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces immunity and makes body susceptible to diseases </li></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  9. 9. Management <ul><li>Spiritual Management- ( Daivavyapashraya) </li></ul><ul><li>Rational management- (Yuktivyapashraya) </li></ul><ul><li>Medhya Rasayana which has specific action on Dhriti which regulates the function of Prana and Udana Vayu and regulates the function of Mana by removing tamas and pacifying Rajas by Shankhapushpi, Brahmi and Jyotishmati and Panchakarma Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological management </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Thinking and Attitude </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Larger view of life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meditation-Vipashyana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build capability to face stressful situations and reduce the impact of stress at physiological level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yoga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pranayama </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy lifestyle and food habits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have multiple positive energy sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies, interests </li></ul></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  10. 10. What does Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation do at Physiological level ?... <ul><li>Yogasanas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exercise different parts of the body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combine with breathing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Postures: Stretch & hold, Compress & hold </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates flexibility and hollowness, lightness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helps in flow of water, food, oxygen, electrical signals and flow of energy in the body </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Isometric exercises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As against Isotonic exercises of aerobics, gym exercises which help to build muscles which reduce the flexibility & become blockers over a period </li></ul></ul></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  11. 11. The Vicious Cycle <ul><li>People spend half of their life in making money and loose health in that process. </li></ul><ul><li>In the remaining half they spend that money trying to regain the health </li></ul>Indian Health Journal ( Priority 1) Pursue money 2) Pursue fame Loose health Loose joy Less creative Less Accomplishment Less Recognition Less Money More stress on the priorities
  12. 12. Make it a Virtuous Cycle <ul><li>Pursue health (mind+body) and knowledge (universal knowledge) then money & fame will follow as a byproduct </li></ul>Indian Health Journal ( Priority 1) Pursue health 2) Pursue knowledge More joy More creative More Accomplishment More Recognition More Money Continue stress on the priorities
  13. 13. Stress related diseases <ul><li>Stress adaptation syndrome manifests in physical symptoms to cardiovascular systems, respiratory systems, Gastrointestinal and Psychological symptoms like tension, insomnia, depressive mood, loss of enthusiasm and sex health </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational hazards like the illnesses due to VDU (Visual display Unit) can give rise to back problems, repetitive strain injury, or other musculoskeletal disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Tension Headache, Computer Vision Syndrome, Anxiety Neurosis these are the common entities . </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity due to sedentary life style </li></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  14. 14. ILLNESSES –VDU visual display Unit <ul><li>Some users may get aches and pains in their hands, wrists, arms, neck, shoulders or back, Headache especially after long periods of uninterrupted VDU work. ‘Repetitive strain injury’ (RSI) aches, pain may be due to screen glare; poor image quality; stress from the pace of work; anxiety about new technology; reading the screen for long periods without a break; poor posture; </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust your chair and VDU to find the most comfortable position for your work. your forearms should be approximately horizontal and your eyes the same height as the top of the VDU. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure there is space under your desk to move your legs freely </li></ul><ul><li>A space in front of the keyboard is sometimes helpful for resting the hands and wrists </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a soft touch on the keys and don’t overstretch your fingers. Good keyboard technique is important </li></ul><ul><li>Support your forearm on the desk, and don’t grip the mouse too tightly. </li></ul><ul><li>Rest your fingers lightly on the buttons and do not press them hard. </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust the brightness and contrast controls on the screen to suit lighting conditions in the room. taking frequent short breaks from the VDU </li></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  15. 15. VDU ILLNESSES Management <ul><li>Computer Vision Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>It implies dry eye syndrome, burning </li></ul><ul><li>Vata-Kaphaj- Triphala Ghrita </li></ul><ul><li>Pitta-Kaphaj- Durvadi , Patoladi </li></ul><ul><li>Pittaja- Jivantyadi Ghrita </li></ul><ul><li>Seka- Triphala Kashaya (Purva Karma) </li></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  16. 16. Anxiety Neurosis <ul><li>Somatic criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Palpitation </li></ul><ul><li>Shortness of breath </li></ul><ul><li>Headache </li></ul><ul><li>Tremors </li></ul><ul><li>Dryness of mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Diarrhea </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive sweating </li></ul><ul><li>Increased H.R.&B.P. </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Forgetfulness </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep disturbance </li></ul><ul><li>Fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in efficiency </li></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  17. 17. Ayurvedic management <ul><li>IT professionals tends to develop Stress related disorders are Anxiety Neurosis and Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety Neurosis (Chittodwega)- Medhya Rasayana (Rejuvenative Therapy), Shirodhara- Himasagar Tail or Balahatadi Tail </li></ul><ul><li>Ashwagandharishta, Manasamitravataka, Shamanartha Snehapana- Panchatikta Ghrita </li></ul><ul><li>Shodhana- Virechan- Trivrita Leham </li></ul><ul><li>Shavasan, Yoga Nidra, Anuloma- Viloma and Bhramari Pranayam, Omkar Sadhana </li></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  18. 18. Depression(Vishada) <ul><li>Vividhrogeshu Asidhhi Bhayat Karyeshu Apravritti </li></ul><ul><li>Kewala Kaphaja Vikara- </li></ul><ul><li>Tikshna Shodhana- Nasya –Vacha Tail Nasya </li></ul><ul><li>Dhoomapana </li></ul><ul><li>Ashwagndha Ksheerapaka </li></ul><ul><li>Vamana- Jeemutaka or Iskshwaku </li></ul><ul><li>Jyotishmati Tail 10-10 drops with mik </li></ul><ul><li>Pranayama </li></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  19. 19. Carpel tunnel Syndrome <ul><li>Avritta Vata- MAMSAVRITA VATA </li></ul><ul><li>Chaturvidha Sneha- Mishraka Sneha, Jivantyadi Yamaka </li></ul><ul><li>Patrapottali </li></ul><ul><li>Anulomana, Mamsaposhana </li></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  20. 20. Tension Headache (Psychogenic headache) <ul><li>Vataja Shiroroga (Vataja Shirah Shoola) </li></ul><ul><li>Nasya- (1-2ml)- Ksheerabala Taila, Shadabindu Tail </li></ul><ul><li>Shiroabhyangam-10-12ml-Himasagara Tail </li></ul><ul><li>Pan- Ksheerabala Taila </li></ul><ul><li>Pathyadi Kwatha-20-30ml Vyana-Udana </li></ul><ul><li>Taila Dhara- Dhawantara Taila </li></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  21. 21. Conclusion <ul><li>1.Stress adaptation syndrome which commonly found in IT /BPO can be managed by Manasa Vyadhi Chikitsa </li></ul><ul><li>2.Computer Vision Syndrome can effectively managed by Ayurvedic and Panchakarma Therapy and Good Key board technique is also helpful </li></ul>Indian Health Journal (
  22. 22. Mental health is adjustment of human being to the world and to each other with max. of effectiveness and happiness <ul><li>Not just efficiency/just contenment/grace of obeying rules of the game cheerfully, it just all together socially considerate behaviour and happy disposition- Karl Menniger </li></ul>Indian Health Journal (