Category: Stress

Types of Stammering and Effective Herbal Remedies for Stammering

ABSTRACT

Stammering or stuttering is a speech disorder that is also by name of childhood onset fluency disorder which includes major and frequent problems with flow of speech and normal fluency. People who suffer from stammering know exactly what they want to say but cannot say it fluently and clearly in one go. Stammering makes people prolong a word, vowel or consonant sound or a syllable and may make them repeat the same word several times. They can also stop while speaking a sentence as they find it very difficult to speak a certain sound or word. Stammering can be seen normally in young children when they are learning to speak as their speaking and language abilities are not fully developed yet. However most of them outgrow this stammering problem as they grow and learn to speak correctly and fluently. But some children take this problem forward into adulthood and stammering becomes chronic and speech problems in them. In this article you can learn all about the stammering and herbal remedies to get it corrected naturally.

INTRODUCTION TO STAMMERING

Stammering is also known by the name diffluent speech which is a speech disorder. It is characterized by uneven rate of speech, repetition of same words, syllables or sounds too many times, and halting production of speech. Many children gets this stammering problem at some point of their childhood but most of them do not continue to stammer as they grow into adults. Stammering can leave a child with low self esteem and inability to interact with people confidently.

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AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF STAMMERING

As per Ayurvedic concept the body is govern with balance of tridosha, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha and any imbalance in any one or combination of them causes diseases. Stammering is known to cause vitiation of Vata dosha.

TYPES OF STAMMERING

Stammering can be classified into three types

  1. Developmental- This is very common and many children have this when they are younger than 5 years of age, however males are more affected. This types goes away as the child grows.
  2. Neurogenic- In this type there are abnormalities in the signal process between the brain and the nerves or maybe muscles sometimes.
  3. Psychogenic- This type of stammering emerges when the part of the brain that governs reasoning and thinking do not work properly.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF STAMMERING

Some symptoms are very common and known to people like evident repetition of sounds, words or syllables and also disruption is seen in normal speech rate. People with stammering have trouble in starting a sentence or speaking a certain word. Along with these signs there are some other as well which you may notice like:

  • Physical changes like lip tremors, facial tics, frequent eye blinking and tense body language and facial expression
  • Refuses to speak
  • Jerking of head
  • Fists clenching
  • Frustrated when attempt to communicate
  • Repetition of phrases or words
  • Interjecting an extra word or sound like uh or um into the sentences

People who are suffering from chronic adulthood stammering usually stammer a lot in a high stress environment or social setting in comparison to when they are in a familiar environment or home.

CAUSES OF STAMMERING

There can be different causes for a person like:

  • Genetics- Stammering can run in families. There can be several genes involved in such cases.
  • Brain function- Development of the brains of people who stammer has been found to be different when seen in brain imaging as compared to people who do not stammer.
  • Speech motor skills- The people who stammer are slightly slow in making speech related movements. This breaks the fluency.
  • Environmental and situational factors- People who stammer are usually seen speaking normally when in familiar situations or people and stammer more when interacting with a group of people or are under any kind of stress or pressure.
  • Language skills- When a person is not fluent in a language they want to converse in, stammering occurs as it becomes difficult to organize a word or sentence resulting in pauses and breaking of sentence.

DIAGNOSIS OF STAMMERING

Diagnosis is usually made by a speech-language pathologist, i.e. a health professional who is trained to diagnose the speech and language disorders in children and adults and treat them. They take a complete history, observe the patient thoroughly and closely, ask them questions about stammering and rule out any other causes of irregular speech like Tourette’s syndrome.

TREATMENT OF STAMMERING

Stammering can be treated differently as per the individual case, applying specific approaches as per the requirement of the case. Conventional methods do not cure the stammering but it can help in improving speech fluency, participating in social activities, school or work and developing and developing better communication. This can be attained by Speech therapy, electronic devices, Parent-child interactions and cognitive behavioral therapy.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR STAMMERING

As there is seen vitiation of the doshas in stammering, hence the restoration of the balance of these dosha restores the health. This balance can be brought back by the use of certain herbs which possess natural qualities to treat such ailments.

HERBAL REMEDIES OF PLANET AYURVEDA FOR STAMMERING

Planet Ayurveda is a very popular name in the field of herbal remedies manufacturing. All the herbal remedies and products manufactured here are free from chemicals, additives, colors, fillers, dye, preservatives and yeast. For stammering Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies.

Herbal Remedies for Stammering

Herbal Remedies for Stammering

Products List

STAM CARE PACK

  1. Medhya churna
  2. Brahmi capsules
  3. Ashwagandha capsules
  4. Memory support

Products Description

STAM CARE PACK

1. Medhya churna

Different medicinal herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Ajmoda (Carum roxburghianum), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Marich (Piper nigrum), Patha (Cissampelos pareira), Pippali (Piper longum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) etc are used in the formulation of Medhya churna. This herbal churna helps in boosting the functions of the brain, enhances concentrating quality and memory which eventually helps in treating stammering.

Dosage– Take ¼  teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water

2. Brahmi capsule

These herbal capsules are manufactured using standardized extract of single herb, i.e. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Brahmi capsules contain many medicinal qualities that help in enhancing learning and memory, relieves stress and improves functioning of the brain.

Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Ashwagandha capsule

These are also single herb capsules, prepared using standardized extract of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha capsules improve overall health and brain functioning.

Dosage- Take 2 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

4. Memory support

These are the poly herbal capsules that are prepared using different medicinal herbs like Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Vacha (Acorus calamus), and Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Memory support capsules help in enhancing memory, improving mental functions which eventually help in treating stammering.

Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

CONCLUSION

Planet Ayurveda’s herbal remedies can help in treating stammering naturally along with the speech therapy and other supportive treatment.

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.