International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 8, Part C (2017)
Shirodhara in the management of chittodvegajanya anindra (insomnia due to generalized anxiety disorder)
Chittodvega is considered as a Mano Vikar and has been mentioned as a causative factor of Unmada Roga. Chittodvega can be correlated with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In Chittodvega Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Irshya, Mana, Mada, Shoka, Bhaya are found. A 19 year female patient with the history of Anindra, Krodha, Shoka, Bhaya, Daurbalyata since one year came National Institute of Ayurveda Jaipur, for treatment. The patient was Vata Pitta Prakriti with no history of any other systemic diseases. She was treated with Shirodhara with Dashamula Kshira Kwatha, Pratimarsha Nasya with Ksheerabala Taila and certain Ayurveda internal medicines (Saraswatrishta, Ashwagandharishta, Brahma Rasayana, Avipattikar Churna) for 14 days. Shirodhara although being a procedure of choice in Insomnia but marked relief in other Lakshanas of Chitodvega were observed after the completion of treatment. She had good sleep and she gained weight and was very happy with Ayurveda management. After follow up also the same status was maintained. Medhya drugs have the property of reducing anxiety and promote mental health. Shirodhara has good effect in the mental ailment by soothing the mind. Ayurveda management can be a treatment of choice in Anxiety Disorders.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Nirmal Bhusal, Dr. Surya Prakash, Dr. Gopesh Mangal. Shirodhara in the management of chittodvegajanya anindra (insomnia due to generalized anxiety disorder). Int J Appl Res 2017;3(8):160-162.