Category: Mental Health

Alternative Treatment of Agoraphobia (Anxiety Disorder)

Abstract

Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder in which the person fears being in a situation where escape is quite difficult. People generally think that agoraphobia is a condition in which a patient is scared of open spaces but it is more complex than that. People suffering from this condition are scared of even very small things like visiting shopping centres, travelling in public transport or even leaving their house. Such people when find themselves in a stressful situation then they will experience panic attacks which include symptoms like rapid heart rate, flushed face, rapid breathing and many more. In this article we will be discussing the Agoraphobia causes, symptoms, its ayurvedic relation and management.

Introduction

Agoraphobia is believed to be a condition that arises due to genetic and environmental factors. Such a condition usually runs in the family, or certain emotional factors like death of someone near and dear can be the trigger factors. In the DSM-5 agoraphobia is kept under the category of phobia along with specific and social phobias. Agoraphobia can be related to other conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and many more. If we talk about its relation in Ayurveda then it can easily be related to unmanda. It covers a wide range of insanity and manic disorders under it. Agoraphobia Is specifically related to bhayaja unmada. It is believed that sadhaka pitta is deemed to be predominantly responsible for mental functioning and emotions. It is seated in hridya and is responsible for mental functioning and emotions like fear (bhaya), valor (shaurya), anger (krodha), happiness (harsha), courage and buddhi (intelligence).

Agoraphobia

How does phobia manifest?

Rajas (action) and tamas (inertia) are two out of three guna of mana. These two guna causes the mind to deflect from its normal functioning and thus each and every emotion hits you hard. These two mana guna imbalances vata, pitta and kapha which result in mental disorders.

Causes of bhayaja unmanda

In ayurveda it is believed that the cause of unmada is antagonistic, defective or impure blood. It also includes causes like insult to gods, teachers and brahmins. Mental shock due to fear or any emotional trigger is also believed to be the reason for the occurrence of bhayaja unmada. (ch. Chi. 9/4)

Agoraphobia

Symptoms

The symptoms in this case are divided into two types, physical and cognitive symptoms.

Physical symptoms include rapid heart beating, rapid breathing, feeling a bit sick, chest pain, dysphagia that is difficulty in swallowing, diarrhea in some cases is also observed, trembling of hands and legs, feeling of being hot and sweat on forehead and face, dizziness, feeling faint and tinnitus. These are some of the signs of agoraphobia.

On the other hand cognitive symptoms include panic attack due to the fear of feeling stupid and embarresed in front of others, life threatening panic attacks, unable to escape froma space if you are feeling panic, loosing sanity and loosing control in public. Behavioural changes include avoiding going out, travelling in public transports, generally being housebound, avoiding to go far from home, irritation, usually staying alone and needing less people around etc.

Diagnosis

In Ayurveda the diagnosis of unmada or any other psychological condition is explained under manas roga vigyan. They acharyas have told specific lakshana when a person is suffering from manas roga. These lakshana involve fear(bhaya)- a person always seems like they are afraid of something, anxiety, sadness (mana shobha), self speaking, origin of many mana bhava at once like anger, fear, jealous, regret, lust, greed, pride etc. The correct diagnosis in this situation can only be made by observing and questioning the patient. The question must not be straight, try to choose situation based questions.

Treatment of Agoraphobia

Ayurveda explains mental health as the state of  well balanced and calm state of mind, being cheerful, pleasant sleep, steady mental faculties, pleasant and active state of sensory attributes, control over six dharnia vega that are kama, krodha, bhaya, lershya, shoka, lobha and moha. But if any of these is disturbed then it simply means mental health is disturbed. So for the treatment of mana vikara ayurveda explains three types of treatment that works on mana and body both.

These three types are

  1. Dev vyapashraya chikitsa
  2. Yukti vyapashraya chikitsa
  3. Satvavijya chikita

1. Dev vyapashraya chikitsa

Dev vyapashraya chikitsa works on controlling the mana and relaxes the mind.

2. Yukti vyapashraya chikitsa

It includes treatment, that is done by 3 ways:

  1. Antar bhimarjan chikitsa (treatment using internal medication)
  2. Bahir parimarjan chikitsa (treatment using external mind relaxing ways like shiro dhara etc.)
  3. Kshstra pranidhana

3.  Satvavajya chikitsa

This chikitsa works by developing a pravar type of stva in patients that prevents him/her from developing any mana vikar again.

Herbal Remedies for Agoraphobia

Alternative Medicines for Agoraphobia

For the treatment of agoraphobia Planet Ayurveda also offers some of it’s medication that can be used as antar bhimarjan chikitsa in this case. These medications are totally herbal and do not cause any side effects. The products offered by Planet Ayurveda are as follows:

  1. Arjun tea
  2. Brahmi capsules
  3. Ashwagandha capsules
  4. Stress support capsules

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Arjun Tea

Arjun (Termenelia chebula) is a herb that helps in maintaining and regulating physiological functioning of the heart and strengthens it anatomically. It also helps in reducing symptoms of anxiety and palpitations in manas vikara. It acts as an antioxidant and reduces the accumulation of toxins in the body that are again responsible for manas roga.

Dose: Once a day preferably in morning

2. Brahmi Capsules

Bacopa monnieri (brahmi) also helps in reducing stress and anxiety. It helps the brain to fight with the fears and lowers the blood pressure that results in palpitations. It also has antioxidant properties.

Dose: One capsule twice a day after meals.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

The botanical name for ashwagandha is Withania somnifera. This herb has many properties and can be used for the management of many conditions. Ashwagandha capsules help in fighting stress, depressive thoughts, fills you with energy and boosts mental function.

Dose: one capsule twice a day after meals.

4. Stress support capsules

It is a powerful combination that improves memory and mental concentration. It also behaves as a stress buster and reduces drowsiness. It has three herbs: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), tagar (Valeriana jatamansi) and brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). These herbs work in a very wonderful way and give very nice results.

Dose: one capsule twice a day after meals.

Conclusion

“Chittam cheetah hrdayam svantam hrnmanasam manah iti”

(Amarkosh 1/43)

This stanza explains that mana is the entity through which the knowledge is obtained. This is closely related to atma and the seat of mana is hridya (heart).

In above article it is mentioned that how many vikar affects any individual and how such vikar can be managed. The products offered by Planet Ayurveda for conditions like Agoraphobia are totally herbal and are manufactured using standardized extract of different herbs. In case of any query kindly visit planetayurveda.com

Alternative Treatment of Post Betrayal Syndrome

Abstract

Post betrayal syndrome is a condition or a phase faced by a person after being ditched. The one who suffers with the treachery only knows how much it hurts. Their thoughts and their mind are never stable and also they are not the same person anymore. After betrayal in relationship, business, friendship, marriage etc. people usually have a lot of trust issues. Even very small and ignorant situations for people can lead the sufferer back to the moment of betrayal. The disloyalty they faced might bring many behavioral changes.

These behavioral changes can be positive and can be negative. Betrayal is an emotional state that has the potential to change a person forever. The change will be noticed in behavior, emotions and also in physical appearance. There is one thing that is fixed in their thoughts that no one can understand the pain they are going through. Some take betrayals like a lesson and continue their life achieving everything they want. But in some cases betrayal makes a very creative, loving, smart person look like a complete fool.So, in today’s article, we will discuss in detail about post betrayal syndrome

Introduction

Treachery is something that causes mental pain and a person makes his or her body suffer physically. At this stage a human makes him or herself prone to many diseases and disorders. People usually suffer with stress, anxiety, depression, advance stages of mental disorders and then their body suffers from weight gain, weight loss, malnutrition, deficiencies etc. In some patients they develop very small changes in their behavior that are even not counted as disorders but still are of huge concern like wanting attention, living alone, being too much social or being a total introvert. All above means one thing that whenever a treachery hits a person, the reaction is not the same in every case. People have a tendency to take the same things positively and negatively. Reaction depends on how strong that person mentally is.

Post Betrayal Syndrome

What Kind of Betrayal People Face?

The betrayal can be in terms of business, relationships, marriage, siblings, parental etc. When a person receives a betrayal in business, they initially do not know what to do about it. Business minded people have a strong mindset generally. They are calculative and even after the betrayal tends to focus on reducing the loss percentage. But if the loss is in very big amounts then usually they are one who commits suicide very easily. Even after being very calculative, every person has a breakpoint. When we talk about betrayal in marriage or relationships then in this case people are very prone to either commit suicide or drink poison or turns into a very different personality. This personality change can be positive or can be negative.

Have you ever noticed someone being totally detached from each and every thing around them? This kind of emotional state usually depicts people with childhood trauma. You know every child is not having a very playful and loving childhood. Some children had suffered a lot due to parental issues like non attentive mothers or fathers etc. Betrayal from siblings is also very common these days (for money, land, parental property etc.)

The effect can be seen in both mental and physical ways. Some people try to hide their emotions and are the worst victims in betrayal, some people show their emotions completely but still suffer both mentally and physically.

Visible Signs

These Signs will Include Visible and Noticeable Changes Such as

  1. Lack of communication with others.
  2. Lack of appetite (refusing food all the time)
  3. Development of smoking and drinking habits
  4. Sleeplessness leading to pale face, grooved eyes, dull flushed face.
  5. Excessive crying causing eyelids to swell
  6. Loss of weight suddenly
  7. Repeated complaint of palpitations
  8. Refusing to go out or coming back late at night.
  9. Always appear exhausted
  10. Total lack of interest in everything.

Some people might show these above mentioned negative signs at first but can show a remarkable positive change in their personality and focus on achieving their goals and also believe in giving life a second chance On the other hand some people only worsen their condition with time.

Mental Signs

  1. Irritation (reacts on very small things)
  2. Always have negative thoughts
  3. Never happy rather seems angry and jealous all the time.
  4. Unexplained panic attacks or anxiety
  5. Sad or crying all the time
  6. Depression in later stages
  7. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  8. Trust issues

How Does it Affect our Immune System?

Our body is believed to be healthy when it is having a balance between its spiritual and mental aspect. If any unbalance is seen in the ratio of spirituality and mental state along with physical suffering then our body is not termed as healthy. Our immunity also depends on this ratio if any imbalance is noticed then our immunity will get hampered thus making our body and mind prone to diseases. As mentioned in ayurveda, mansik vichar also leads our body towards many disorders. Post betrayal syndrome can be treated using satva vijya, yuktivyapasraya and daiva vyapashraya chikitsa. This balances the human in both physical and mental aspects.

Herbal Remedies for Post Betrayal Syndrome

Planet Ayurveda which is a leading herbal manufacturing company offers some of it’s that can be used in the management of post betrayal syndrome.

Herbal Remedies for Post Betrayal Syndrome

Alternative Treatment of Post betrayal syndrome

The Products Offered Are as Follows

  1. Arjuna tea
  2. Brahmi capsules
  3. Stress support
  4. Immune booster

Product Description

1. Arjuna Tea

Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), is formulated with many other ingredients for the manufacturing of this product. The important ingredient of this tea is arjuna. It behaves like an agent that calms your mind and also helps in enhancing your mood.

Dosage: One cup daily is recommended

2. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is a marvelous herb that helps in fighting stress, increases your concentration and focus power and also helps in fighting stress. It helps in nourishment of the brain and hence eliminates negative thoughts from mind.

Dosage: Two Capsules twice daily after meals.

3. Stress Support

These capsules are safe and prepared using the standardized extract of brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) etc which help in managing stress, relaxes the mind and also provides relief from symptoms like irritation, sleeplessness and repeated palpitations.

Dosage: Two capsules twice daily with plain water after meals

4. Immune Booster

Immune booster is a polyherbal formulation which is prepared using grapeseed (Vitis vinifera), bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) etc which for sure helps in enhancing your immune system and thus protects your body for being easy prey to any kind of disorders.

Dosage: Two capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

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Conclusion

The syndromes like post betrayal are running very commonly in our societies these days. Such conditions hamper our mental status real bad and our physical condition too. The products offered by Planet Ayurveda in the management of post betrayal syndrome are totally herbal and cause no side effects.