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The Role of Ayurvedic Medicine and Shirodhara in Avasada w.s.r Depression – A Review Study

 03 Dec 2023  228

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Sharma D1,Ojha D2,Sharma D3,Shukla D4,Bana D5,Mogra D6,
1 Assistant Professor , kayachikitsa department, Pt. KLS Govt. Ayurveda college, Bhopal, M.P
2 Professor & HOD, kayachikitsa department, , govt ayurveda college Raipur, Chhattisgarh
3 MD Physician, , L N Medical College & Hospital, Bhopal, M.P
4 PG Scholar, Dept of Kayachikitsa, kayachikitsa department, Pt. KLS Govt. Ayurveda college, Bhopal, M.P
5 PG Scholar, Dept of Kayachikitsa, kayachikitsa department, Pt. KLS Govt. Ayurveda college, Bhopal, M.P
6 PG Scholar, Dept of Kayachikitsa, kayachikitsa department, Pt. KLS Govt. Ayurveda college, Bhopal, M.P

Correspondence Address

Dr. Ratnesh Kumar Shukla
Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Kayachikitsa,
Pt. Khushilal Sharma Govt Ayurveda College and Institute, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
E-Mail: Drratneshs@gmail.com
Mo. No. - 9340525166

Contact No. : 9340525166, Email : Drratneshs@gmail.com

Date of Acceptance : 17 Dec 2023

Date of Publication : 31 Dec 2023

Article ID : SD-IJAY_037

How to cite this article : http://doi.org/10.55552/SDNJAY.2023.1208

Abstract

Depression, a prevalent mental health issue globally, affects millions of individuals and manifests as persistent feelings of despair, loss of interest, and hopelessness. It impacts people irrespective of their age, gender, or background, often stemming from a complex interplay of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors. Symptoms vary among individuals but commonly involve enduring sadness, reduced energy, disrupted sleep, and disinterest in previously enjoyable activities. Severe cases may escalate to suicidal ideation and actions.

Shirodhara, an ancient Ayurvedic therapy, entails the gentle pouring of herbal oils, medicated milk, or decoctions onto the forehead in a continuous rhythmic flow from a specific height. This unique treatment is administered for a defined duration to achieve therapeutic effects.

Depression treatment encompasses a multifaceted approach involving medication, therapy, and lifestyle adjustments. Medicinal solutions like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are commonly prescribed to alleviate symptoms. Psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), aids in acquiring coping strategies and fostering a more positive life perspective.

Several risk factors contribute to depression, encompassing genetic predisposition, stressful life events, chronic ailments, and substance misuse. Seeking timely assistance upon experiencing depression symptoms is crucial, as early intervention enhances the effectiveness of treatment.

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