Category: Stress and Anxiety

Ayurvedic Treatment of Anxiety and Panic attacks

Abstract

Anxiety and panic attacks are the most common mental problems worldwide. According to the Data given by the National Institute of Mental Health, around 31 % of adults experienced  some type of anxiety or panic attacks in their lifetime. Panic attacks and Anxiety problems are now increasing due to today’s fast-paced lifestyle. The person who has suffered anxiety or a panic attack knows how terrifying and horrible an experience it can be. But very few people who experienced anxiety or panic attacks seek formal treatment. But this is a serious issue that should not be avoided and needs to be cured at the right time. Here in this article, we are going to discuss anxiety and panic attacks and their Ayurvedic management.

Introduction

Anxiety is an emotional disorder characterised by feelings of tension, fear, worried thoughts that also includes physiological changes like raised blood pressure and further it may give rise to depression. Panic attack is a  sudden episode of unreasonable intense feelings of fear and anxiety that triggers severe physical reactions and symptoms like palpitations, fast breathing and sweating, racing heart, even when there is no apparent cause or real danger. Panic attacks can be very terrifying as when they occur, you might think you are having a heart attack, losing control or even dying.

Anxiety and Panic attacks

Types of Anxiety

  • Generalized anxiety disorder  This is a long lasting type of anxiety in which a person worries about non specific objects, life events and situations.
  • Panic disorders – These are the sudden and brief panic attacks characterised by shaking, dizziness, confusion, nausea and breathing difficulties which arise because of some frightening experiences.
  • Phobia –  Phobia arises out of anxiety and is different from other anxiety disorders. In this the fear may be unnecessary but the person is unable to control anxiety.
  • Social anxiety disorder – In this type of anxiety a person fears from opening up in front of society or other people because of a fear of being negatively judged by the people.
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder –  In OCD, a person is obsessed with cleanliness, keeping on checking light switches or the locks.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder – This type of anxiety disorder is due to flashbacks of any trauma, serious accident or a sexual assault due to which a person may often change his behavior to avoid the triggers.
  • Separation anxiety disorder – This type of anxiety is due to a feeling of separation from a person or place close to the heart.

Ayurvedic Aspect of Anxiety and Panic attacks

In Ayurveda, Anxiety is an imbalance of Vata dosha. During a panic attack, the Vata dosha impairment results in a sudden extreme stress response and agitated state of mind. Ayurvedic principle of diagnosing and treating a disease based on three doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The balanced state of these doshas signifies a healthy state whereas the imbalance of these doshas leads to a disease. When Vata dosha is  disturbed the person feels ungrounded, has trouble sleeping and has a hyper-excitable nervous system. Thus the Anxiety (Chittodvega) is an aggravated Vata dosha disorder and the management is based on balancing the Vata dosha.

Symptoms of Anxiety and Panic Attacks

The symptom of Anxiety or panic attacks are

  • Trembling or shaking
  • Fear of losing control
  • Feeling like you’re going to die
  • Intense feeling of terror
  • Chills
  • Choking or smothering sensation
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Racing heart
  • Sweating
  • Tingling sensation or numbness on fingers or toes

Causes

The causes of Anxiety or panic attacks are

  • Genetics and hereditary –  Anxiety can  run in families
  • Hormonal/ biochemical imbalance – Imbalance of hormones like serotonin and dopamine.
  • Personality type –  Certain people who have poor coping skills or  low self esteem are more prone to anxiety
  • Social factors – People who are exposed to violence, abuse and poverty are more prone to anxiety and panic attacks
  •  Medical causes – Cardiopulmonary  or Endocrine disorders or any other chronic disease can lead to anxiety
  •  Drugs and other substances –  Some drugs like amphetamine, transquillsers, or steroids etc. can lead to anxiety and panic attacks.

Risk Factors

  • Trauma:  history of a mental trauma in certain condition of life is a major contributing factor in developing anxiety.
  • Stress: Worrying or stressful situations in life may trigger anxiety.
  • Gender : Females are more prone to anxiety than males.
  • Other mental health disorders. Persons who are already suffering from depression may also develop anxiety disorder or panic attacks.
  • Having blood relatives with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders may run in families.
  • Drugs or alcohol.  Alcohol or drug overdose or withdrawal can cause or trigger anxiety and Panic attacks.

Diagnosis

Your doctor rules out the diseases having similar symptoms through some tests. If they are normal then he can diagnose it through your history or symptoms. Some tests to rule out anxiety are –

  • Hamilton anxiety rating scale
  • Anxiety disorder interview schedule
  • ECG

Treatment of Anxiety and Panic attacks

In modern medicine, it is managed with some anti anxiety drugs, antidepressants drugs and with psychotherapy. But there is no permanent cure of this and the long term use of these medications can cause side effects too. In Ayurveda, this is an imbalance of Vata dosha so the line of treatment is to pacify the aggravated dosha. Ayurveda focuses on Nidan Parivarjana (avoid the causing factors) to manage the disease. In anxiety or panic attacks some Panchakarma procedures like Abhyanga, Shiro- abhyanga, Shiro vasti, Shirodhara, nasya with medicated oils are also recommended along with some Ayurvedic herbs like Ashwagandha, Jatamansi, Brahmi, Mandookparni, etc.

Herbal  Remedies for Anxiety and Panic attacks by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a worldwide leading herbal manufacturing company, the products of Planet Ayurveda are 100% pure herbal, natural and are made under the guidance of Ayurveda experts. Planet Ayurveda offers Panic Care pack for the effective management of Anxiety and Panic attacks

  1. NeuroGenie Capsules
  2. Calm Easy Capsules
  3. Pitta Balance
  4. Indian Valeriana

Anxiety and Panic attacksHerbal Supplements for Anxiety and Panic attacks

Description of the Products

1. NeuroGenie Capsules

NeuroGenie capsules are the polyherbal formulations by Planet Ayurveda that contain Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), etc and acts as a powerful antioxidant, boosts brain function and prevents anxiety or stress. The ingredients of this capsule helps to combat physical and mental stress, lowering blood pressure, reduces inflammation, and boosts the immune system.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals

2. Calm Easy Capsules

This is a polyherbal formulation by Planet Ayurveda that contains Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Tagar (Valeriana Wallichii). These capsules act as a wonderful nerve tonic and help in managing anxiety. It relaxes the body, reduces the number of thoughts, enhances memory, grasping power, learning capacity, useful in stress, anxiety, phobia, fear and insomnia. This helps in the pacification of Vata  and Pitta dosha and thus useful in Anxiety and panic attacks.

Dosage– 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

3. Pitta Balance

Pitta balance capsules are polyherbal formulations by Planet Ayurveda that contain Praval Pishti (coral compound), Akik Pishti (Agate compound), Jahar Mohra Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Mukta Pishti (Pearl compound), Giloy Satva (Tinospora cordifolia extracts). This herbal formulation helps in managing anxiety and panic attacks as it balances the pitta dosha so the symptoms like aggression, anxiety, anger, palpitations, hyper activity, etc are also controlled by these capsules.  Thus this product has magnificent results in Anxiety disorders.

Dosage- 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

4. Indian Valeriana

Indian Valeriana is a single herbal formulation by Planet Ayurveda that contains  standardized extracts of Tagar (Valeriana Wallichii) The root of this wonderful herb is used to make medicine which has magnificent results and is used in the management of sleep disorders, mental stress, controls anxiety, depression,etc.

Dosage- 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals

Conclusion

Thus from the above mentioned details we can conclude that Anxiety and Panic attacks can be managed with Ayurvedic formulations, counselling of patients, some yogas and meditation.  Ayurvedic herbs have wonderful results without any side effects. Planet Ayurveda offers a Panic Care pack which has very good results in this condition. Planet Ayurveda products are 100% pure, effective, vegetarian, and natural. We hope the above-mentioned information regarding  Anxiety and panic attacks will be beneficial for the one who suffers. For more details of our products, you can check our website www.planetayurveda.com. For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id herbalremedies123@yahoo.com.

Alternative Treatment of Musician’s dystonia (MD)

ABSTRACT

Music is a string that braces our soul and fills its emptiness. The feed of music for our soul is cooked by Musicians. They are the one which can make you laugh and cry with strings of their music. We all know how supportive the listening music is when mood is not on its way. This is all magic of musician’s hands and brain which generates music. When the hands and brain of musicians work simultaneously, the waves of music coming from their instruments make our soul dance. But unfortunately, sometimes the situation arises which incapables the musician to produce magic with his hands. This condition is termed as Musician’s Dystonia. In this article, we are going to discuss Musician’s Dystonia and how to treat it.

INTRODUCTION

Dystonia is referred to as a condition which causes unusual or involuntary movements. There are various types of dystonia from which musician’s dystonia is one. Musician’s dystonia (MD) is a neurological motor disorder characterized by unusual or involuntary movements of muscles which are used in playing a musical instrument.

Musician’s dystonia decreases the musician’s ability to play an instrument. Main three instruments associated with this disease are guitar, piano and brass instruments. About 1-2% of professional musicians have to suffer from this dystonia while a large number of affected musicians remain unidentified by this disease. Ratio of musician’s dystonia is more in males than in females.

Dystonia is also observed in hair stylists, tailors, athletes and in people who spend most of their time typing on the computer keyboards. The type of dystonia that occurs in athletes is termed as

Musician's Dystonia

CAUSES

Musician’s dystonia is the result of variations in the way of nerves of body parts to build communication with the brain. In response, instructions from the brain fail to coordinate with desired movements.

Some Medical Conditions Which can Cause Musicians Dystonia are

  • Infection
  • Trauma to the affected body part
  • Adverse reaction of medication
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Carbon-monoxide poisoning
  • Stroke

Some Habits of musician’s can Also Cause Musicians Dystonia, which includes:

  • Change in technique of playing an instrument
  • Increased amount of performance or practice time
  • Playing a new type of instrument
  • Changes made due to a nerve injury

Environmental and genetic factors may both play a role in Musician’s dystonia. About 10% of people affected with this disease already have a family background of this condition.

SYMPTOMS

Generally there is no feeling of pain observed in this. Symptoms of Musician dystonia may find in hands which don’t respond as wanted when musicians try to play his instrument.

Symptoms to be observed are:

  • Clenching or curling in fingers
  • Fingers shaking
  • Freezing of hands or stop moving altogether
  • Imbalanced sleep patterns
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty in concentration
  • Digestive problems
  • Exhaustion
  • Mental stress
  • Blurred vision
  • Short temper

DIAGNOSIS

When you visit your doctor, he will ask your medical history, used medications and activities of daily life. Doctor also make an examination of affected body part and ask to perform some tests which are:

  • Blood tests to detect any infection
  • CT scan or MRI to check if any lesion or tumor present inside brain
  • Electromyography to monitor electrical activity inside muscles.

TREATMENT

There is no exact treatment of Musician’s dystonia in modern science. However there are several treatment approaches including intake of anti-cholinergic such as Trihexyphenidyla and several others. Intake of such medicines is not effective to treat this disease but they give adverse effects to the patients such as difficulty in urination, dry mouth, anxiety, drowsiness and depression. These medications are not safe to consume as they have numerous side effects.

But there is no need to worry; the Ayurveda system has effective treatment of this disease and that too without giving any side effects. As Ayurveda is the oldest and natural system of medicines, it makes the disease treated by its root cause. Ayurvedic medicines are 100 percent safer to consume for person of any age.

How to Find which Ayurvedic Company is Best?

PLANET AYURVEDA is treating various acute as well as chronic diseases from a number of years. It manufactures its own herbal products using organic and pure herbs and applying principles of Ayurvedic literature. All our products are formulated with best quality extracts of herbs without using any chemical, preservative, starch, additive, binder, colors or any other synthetic excipient under the guidance of MD Ayurveda doctors.

As a result of many years of research and study, Planet Ayurveda manufactures some preparations for the treatment of Musicians Dystonia.

Herbal Remedies for Musician's Dystonia

Ayurvedic Medicines for Musician's Dystonia

Take a look at These Wonderful Formulations.

  1. RumoGin 5 Capsules
  2. Yograj Guggul
  3. Vrihat Vatchintamani Rasa
  4. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules
  5. Brahmi Capsules

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. RumoGin 5 Capsules

RumoGin 5 capsules by Planet Ayurveda consist of several herbs such as

  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Shallaki (Boswellia serrata)
  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum).

These capsules are very much effective in treating musician’s dystonia, along this they improve bone health, joint health, and muscle health also.

DOSAGE: 2 capsules, two times during day with plain water, after meals.

2. Yograj Guggul

Ingredients such as

  • Shudh Guggulu (Commiphora mukul)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum)
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • Devdaru (Cedrus deodara)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

Many more are used in Planet Ayurveda’s manufacturing unit to make Yograj guggul tablets. These tablets are advantageous in getting rid from musician’s dystonia and arthritis also. Equilibrium between Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) are also maintained by Yograj Guggul tablets.

DOSAGE: 2 tablets, twice in day with normal water, after meals.

3. Vrihat Vatchintamani rasa

Vrihat Vatchintamani rasa is made up of Swarna bhasma (Calx of Gold), Abhraka bhasma (Calx of Mica), Rajat bhasma (Calx of Silver), Loha bhasma (Calx of Iron), Mukta bhasma (Calx of Pearl) and several other marvelous ingredients helping in treatment of musician’s dystonia as well as improving brain functioning, mental health, digestive system and nervous system. This Rasa also balances the vata and pitta doshas in the body.

DOSAGE: 125 mg, twice a day with honey or musta kashaya, after meals.

4. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

Boswellia Curcumin capsules by Planet Ayurveda consist of two anti-inflammatory herbs; Boswellia and Curcumin. These capsules are very effective in treating musician’s dystonia and in arthritis, osteoarthritis, and cervical spondylitis, chronic colitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, marie-strumpell disease and cancer also.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule, twice during a day with normal water, after meals.

5. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi capsules are formulated by standardized extract of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) herb. These capsules are effective in improving brain strength, maintaining vocal cords, and providing longevity. Not only this, brahmi capsules also promote healthy skin and purify blood. These capsules can be used in the treatment of swelling, fever, cough, diabetes and jaundice.

DOSAGE: 2 capsules, twice daily with normal water, after meals.

Ayurvedic medicines of Planet Ayurveda are best in treating musician’s dystonia in a natural way as they don’t have any side-effects.

OTHER MEASURES TO FOLLOW

  • Wear a thin glove while playing on the instrument.
  • Change the technique of holding and playing instruments.
  • Try to alter the angle of the keyboard while playing traditional piano      because its keys have some different texture.
  • Do stretch of affected organs, which help you to decrease discomfort associated with Musician’s dystonia.

CONCLUSION

Musicians entertain us with their magical hands and instruments. So, it is necessary for the magicians to stay healthy and get rid from Musician’s Dystonia. As we read above, this is a disease which can be treated with Ayurvedic medicines only. Use above given medicines and generate vibes of happiness and love into environment.