Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan

What is Psychomotor Retardation? – Causes, Diagnosis and Ayurvedic Treatment


The term psychomotor refers to the connections built amid the mental and physical functions. Psychomotor retardation is one of the prime symptoms of major depressive disorder or in simple we can say, depression. Psychomotor impairment is the slowing down or hampering of mental and physical activities. Our body movements and thinking capacity is majorly affected. This can be seen by visible slowing of speech and eye or hand movements along with other emotional reactions. These changes are commonly seen in bipolar disorders or in depression. It can also be seen in adverse effects of some medications, like benzodiazepines. This disease wants more nursing care to feed the patient with adequate food or fluid. The aim of this article is to provide valuable information on psychomotor retardation, its causes, clinical features and management of this condition as per Ayurveda aspect.


Psychomotor impairment was discovered more than a century ago, is a long time accepted component of depression that can have noteworthy clinical and many corrective measures used as in the management. Clinical features  of psychomotor retardation  may involve  decreased movement, slowed speech, and diminishes cognitive responses. These are ordinary symptoms in patients who are suffering from melancholic depression and those with psychotic features, which may show abnormalities in the dopaminergic pathways as well as in the basal ganglia. The symptoms of this disease may vary from person to person, it is absolutely opposite to the psychomotor agitations, because agitation has restless symptoms, like pinching in skin, or being restless all the time. These symptoms are due to the mental tension, causes for both the diseases are similar.

Psychomotor Retardation

What causes psychomotor impairment

Psychomotor impairment is a symptom of various diseases, some of the most common diseases are –

  1. Encephalopathies.
  2. Major depression disorder.
  3. Thyroid related disorders- Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism.
  4. Common disease caused by hyperthyroidism – Grave’s disease.
  5. Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome
  6. Smooth brain (Lissencephaly)
  7. Parkinson’s disease

Psychomotor impairment can be caused by above factors

  1. Genetic factors.
  2. Various chronic diseases
  3. Major Neurological diseases
  4. Imbalanced hormones.
  5. Mental health disorders.

Psychomotor retardation can occur due to the ongoing medication of any underlying condition. Some medications that cause this disease are –

  1. Benzodiazepines that are used for anxiety issues.
  2. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications.
  3. Antipsychotics like chlorpromazine
  4. Atypical antipsychotics like lurasidone.
  • Biological causes – disturbance in basal ganglia work or  decreased blood flow in certain parts of the brain, like in the left prefrontal cortex, angular gyrus, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, and in anterior cingulate may helps to develop these psychomotor retardation.
  • Other medical conditions – that causes psychomotor retardation such as diabetes, hypertension, bipolar depression.
  • Age factor – slowing down of mental and physical activities are normal with ageing but in this psychomotor retardation this process seems to be worsened.
  • Clinical Features – the symptoms of this disease may differ from person to person, even children and adults may vary their symptoms.

Major disturbance is caused by this condition is impaired muscle function and slow down the speech process that may hamper the day to day activities, like –

Hindrance in communication skills

  • Slowed activities like brushing teeth, bathing, cooking or eating, also in socialising skills.
  • This condition can affect your job and hobbies and many day to day activities. And in children, they may show their delayed milestones like difficulty in walking, playing with toys, holding the objects, talking, and eating.

Diagnosis – This condition can be diagnosed by physical examination, or clinical history.

If your practitioner is suspecting genetic or neurological diseases then they may suggest you to take MRI, USG, CT scan tests.

Blood tests may help to diagnose any underlying disorder like  imbalance in thyroid hormones or diabetes.


Management is totally based on the severity as well as on the underlying diseases.Psychomotor disorders may be acute or chronic and may happen due to the impairment in genetic factors or on the basis of neurological symptoms. This can show symptoms for life long but it is manageable with efficacious medicines and other therapies.

As per Ayurveda Aspect this disease can be caused due to the kapha- vata and tama dosha dosha that affects the manovaha srotas. These doshas affect the mana, buddhi, smriti, sheel, bhakti and cheshta along with it shows various symptoms like slow down the activities, delayed response, disturbed emotional status. This disease can be managed by various means of Ayurvedic medications and gives efficient results in the patient’s condition. Planet Ayurveda gives some effective formulations to treat this condition.


Planet Ayurveda is a holistic herbal manufacturing company that prepares various types of herbal medicines that help the patient to get relief from their diseases and these articulations are prepared by the ancient methods that are mentioned in the Ayurvedic texts. These are 100% natural and give no side-effects to the patient. These are free from adulterants or substitutes, fillers, dyes etc. some herbal medications that are used to manage this condition are –


Product description


This polyherbal formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda consists of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These both are vata anulomana and have great effects on the mano vaha srotas dushti. Bpth helps the patient to increase their pace in day to day activities and gives strength to the neuro-muscular system.

Dosage: 1 Capsule twice daily, with plain water, after meals.


This is classical polyherbal and mineral formulation described in ayurvedic texts consists of the parada (purified mercury), loha bhasma (purified iron) etc. this articulation helps to patient to get relief from the motor disturbances and can treat various types of psychotic disorders.

Dosage: 1 once-daily–chew it with warm ghee or warm water


This is a polyherbal formulation patent by planet ayurveda prepared by the ancient classical methods consists of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), mandukaparni (Centella asiatica) etc. these herbs are very effective in kapho-vataj conditions and gives strength to psychomotor reflexes, helps to improve the communication skills, socialising skills, speech abilities, and many other psychomotor symptoms.

Dosage : 2 teaspoons twice a day with plain water, after meals.


This is a polyherbal formulation patent by planet ayurveda prepared by traditional methods consists of safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) etc. these herbs are very effective in strengthening the muscles and nervous system disorders. Both herbs are very helpful in decreased somatic activities like slowed bathing, cooking, and verbal communications.

Dosage : 1 Capsule once or twice daily.


This is classical Ayurvedic formulation mentioned in ayurvedic texts consisting of haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) etc. This is very effective in several psychotic disorders and helps to get relief in bipolar depression, mental disorders, and strengthens neuro-muscular diseases.

Dosage : 1 tsp twice daily with warm water

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Psychomotor impairment is a visible slowing down of physical and emotional reactions that may include speech and many other activities like cooking, eating or communication skills. This condition can be managed by Ayurvedic formulation and therapies that are mentioned in Classical Samhitas written by respected Acharyas.

Alternative Treatment of Sports Injuries with Herbal Remedies


Sports injuries are generally referred to as any injury that occurs while taking part in any sports or performing any exercise. It is better to perform sports or exercise in day to day life as inactivity places a huge burden on the overall health and people who are inactive in their life are usually affected by lifestyle disorders. So being a sports person is a good choice as well and this makes you free from all kinds of lifestyle disorders, makes your health active and disease free. Through this study we are going to discuss what are some common sports injuries and how Ayurveda benefits you with that.

sports injuries


Sports injuries are the injuries that one may experience while performing any physical activity, exercise and sports. If you are a sports person or you perform any kind of exercise day to day here you are going to have some knowledge about the injuries occurring while you are performing any of the mentioned tasks. Most commonly sports injuries occur in children but it can occur in adults too. And you all are at risk of occurring these injuries if you are not practicing regularly, don’t warm up before performing activity and play some sort of contact sport. And if someone has a concern of sports injury must read this article with proper attention as through his study you are going to have a solution for your injury with Ayurveda.

Types of Sports Injuries

  • Tennis elbow: This injury is the injury that occurs after longtime. The condition is generally seen in tennis players that’s why it is named as tennis injury. It involves the inflammation of tendons outside the elbow joint which occur due to small tear
  • Sprained ankle: It occurs when the ligament supporting the ankle joint gets overstretched
  • Plantar fasciitis: This condition occurs when there is inflammation of the ligament connecting the heel to the foot front
  • Pulled muscle: This condition occurs with the muscle sprain (overstretched and tear in the muscle) which includes the symptoms such as pain, swelling, weakness, difficulty in performing their functions. The most common sites included in muscle sprain are claves, quadriceps, groin, quadriceps, low back and shoulder
  • Torn ACL: The condition includes tearing of anterior cruciate ligament of the knee joint. The tear generally occurs when a sports person lands on the wrong way, changing direction quickly or from a direct blow.
  • Torn MCL: Medial collateral ligament is a ligament which attach the femur to the tibia around the knee
  • Shin splint: It also comes under the repetitive injury and mostly occurs in the runners and the one who is an exercise beginner. In this condition there is inflammation of the muscle and tendons around the tibia

So these are some common types of sports injury occurring while playing sports or doing exercises.

Conditions Associated with Sports Injuries

  • Sprains: Tearing or stretching of the ligament
  • Strains: Stretching or tearing of muscles and tendons
  • Swollen muscles: Swelling of muscles associated with pain and tenderness
  • Fractures: Broken bones
  • Dislocations: Bones dislocate from the normal position

Some Steps to Prevent Sports Injuries

Usually you must take care of yourself while performing a sports task so that you save yourself from the injuries while you are performing the task. First of all you need to warm up and properly stretch your muscles before doing activity as warm muscles tend to be more flexible and absorb all the bends, quick movements, jerks, bends, thus making injury less probable. Here are some steps you need to follow to avoid the injuries.

  • You must follow the proper technique while performing the sports activity
  • Wear the safeguards that are must for performing that particular activity
  • If once you get injured don’t perform any kind of activity that will harm the affected part of your body, you must get healed and then perform the sports activity
  • Must cool down after performing your sports activity
  • If you are recovering from any injury, you must perform some activity from the injured part of the body so that it may recover faster as it relaxes the tight muscles.

Ayurveda & Sports Medicine

Ayurveda deals with sports injury especially as a separate field. It is the best science dealing with sports injury since ancient times. As there is no direct reference for sports medicine in Ayurveda, people think there is no significance about the treatment of sports injury. But here are some facts that make Ayurveda medicine significant in the treatment of sports injuries. The contribution of dinacharya and achara rasayana plays an important role in the science of sports. Here are seven dhatus in our body and in sports injury mamsa (muscle tissue) and  asthi (bony tissue) dhatus are involved along with that updhatu (essence of dhatus) such as, snayu (ligaments), kandra (tendons) takes part in sports injury.

As Per Ayurveda here are some Common Sports Injuries

  • Bhagna: Bony injuries
  • Sanayu gatavata : Ligament and tendon injury
  • Vrana : Wounds
  • Vrana Shotha: Inflammatory conditions
  • Sadhyo Vrana: Acute wounds

Ayurvedic Management of Sports Injuries

Sports injuries as per Ayurveda have different contexts like bhagna, snayu gata vata, vrana, vrana shotha, sadhyo vrana, etc. All these included various healing processes some of them are mentioned next: The common goal of treating the sports injury call for rehabilitation of injuries, passive mobilisation, active mobilisation, boosts up tissue healing, strengthening, fixation of dislocated part and managing pain. All these mentioned are the objectives that have been achieved with the various ayurvedic medications with that of physiotherapy. Mainly the medications used for sports injury are those which involves brimhan dashmanigana (boosts muscle), jeevaniya dashmani gana (imparts energy), balakara dashmani gana (promotes strength), so these categories have been used to cure sports injury and to boost up the performance of sports person. There are different health types of ayurvedic procedures that are to be used in the management of sports injury. Let’s have a look at those processes.

  • Alepa/upanaha: In this process the herbs are made into the paste form and applied over the needed area. So in sports injury applying it over the affected area manages pain and promotes the tissue healing process.
  • Agnikarma: In this process a specific amount of heat is applied to the concerned site of the body with a specialized instrument and in sports injury it gives an instant relief in pain along with the improvement in limited movements on the affected site. Especially effective in managing the back pain and muscular pain.
  • Raktamokshana: Raktamokshana is the process of blood letting and in sports injury it provides instant relief from pain along with regaining normal functioning.
  • Bandhan: This is the process of bandaging as per Ayurveda. And this Bandaging with the herbs helps in alleviating inflammation and pain in the affected area.

So these are some procedures in Ayurveda that promote the health of sports injuries. Now let’s see how Planet Ayurveda heals any kind of sports injury by herbal remedies.

Herbal Treatment by Planet Ayurveda for Sports Injuries

Planet Ayurveda is a clinic that provides you with great treatment with miraculous results for every health concern. The formulations provided by Planet Ayurveda are made under the proper guidance of the M.D. Ayurveda Doctors And all these herbal formulations are free from any type of added preservatives and synthetic materials like gums, resins, starch, fibre, colour, etc. So feel free to get the treatment of your concern by planet ayurveda’s herbal medications. If you are having any type of sports injury or recovering from the sports injury, you must go for the treatment line provided by Planet Ayurveda for sports injury. Planet Ayurveda gives you treatment of four herbal medications for curing this condition. So let’s take a view on all the herbal medications and how they work in curing any of the conditions related to sports injury.

  1. Joint Aid Plus
  2. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Cissus Power Capsules
  4. Yograj Guggul

sports injury care pack



This herbal remedy is available in capsules forms and consists of nirgundi (Vitex negundo), shallaki (Boswellia serrata), guggul (Commiphora mukul), shunthi (Zingiber officinale) and ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). All these herbs make this herbal remedy best in dealing with any bone and joint injury. As the formulation includes the herb that is anti-inflammatory, promotes the strength of the bone and muscles, and induces tissue regeneration with their special anti-oxidant effects. So adding this herbal remedy will boost up the healing of the fractured bone and tissue rupture of the muscles.

Dosage: 2 Capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.


Boswellia cucumin formulation is also present in capsules form which includes the standardised extracts of boswellia (Boswellia serrata) and curcumin (Curcuma longa). Both these herbal extracts are very good ayurvedic analgesics and anti-inflammatories. So taking these capsules in sports injury will improve the overall pain and inflammation in the affected part. Add these capsules for having a great relief in pain and inflammation.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.


These capsules include the standardised extract of hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis). Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis) is very effective in fortifying the bones and joints as this herb is loaded with calcium and magnesium. Also it possesses the bone cell growth qualities and good in regeneration and proliferation of cells as well. So it is beneficial in promoting bone and muscle health in sports injury.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.


This herbal remedy is available in tablet form and includes several ingredients such as guggul (Commiphora mukul), amalkai(Emblica ofifcinalis), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), pippali (Piper longum) and some other herbs. It is very effective in easing the pain and induce the secure movements of the joints as well. This formulation also strengthens and rejuvenates the skeletal system and pacifies the vata dosha that helps in alleviating any nerve injury in sports. So due to these properties yograj guggul is also considered supportive in the management of any type of sports injury along with the above mentioned herbal formulations.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.


Sports injuries are generally referred to as any injury that occurs while taking part in any sports or performing any exercise. There are different kinds of sports injuries and as per Ayurveda it has been classified too. If someone among you is facing any difficulty in recovering from a sports injury they must follow ayurvedic herbal medications for better recovery as ayurveda have different procedure such as alepana, agnikarma, raktamokshana, bandhan, etc along with that having very beneficial herbal remedies by planet ayurveda which you can use for getting better recovery along wit some physiotherapy. For more queries you can contact us on