Hi… Friends….U r welcome………. But before reading further …First U need to understand and believe the phrase.. “ NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE….”
If u have no courage to belive in it….. Pl… donot read further below…. I know u belive in it and so now read this…..
It is a general concept that ADDICTION of any kind is harmful for our health..Physical and Mental both. You all know paralysis!!!!!! A person can not work on his own…Physical disability.. Need to depend on others to help!!!!!! ADDICTION is more worse than that…Because it makes person paralysed both physically and mentally. A person is no less than a slave of the addictive habit or substances. We all know the ugly side of any kind of addiction that a person might knowingly or unknowingly fall into. Addictive habits to substances like drug, alcohol , smoking , liquors etc. is not only a individual’s problem , but also affects his/her family , surrounding and the society as a whole. The addicted individual spends lot of time and money, often exceeding what he has or he can afford causing financial, physical , family and social problems.
The general belief is drug addiction or intoxication of any kind is a social as well as psychological problem , which needs a holistic approach of treatment keeping in mind the affected person’s socio economic condition and atmosphere in mind.
Ayurveda does just that and adopts a systematic approach in treatment of such cases recommending herbal medicines, exercises, personal counseling and meditation as part of that.
The diagnosis in Ayurveda comprises of a detailed understanding of a person’s characteristics, habits, sleep patterns, hereditary traits, body type etc. as a first step. Followed by that will be an understanding of the state of the tridoshas within an individual – Vatta, Pitta and Kapha. Ayurveda believes that the problems in a human body are caused due to the misbalance among these doshas. Diagnosis may also consist of clinical tests. Some of the other diagnosis techniques that are frequently used by Ayurvedic experts are diagnosis of tongue, diagnosis of nails, eye diagnosis and diagnosing the pulse. These diagnostics provide vital clues about the nature and tendencies of the individual.
These are also known as Panchakarma therapies which target at uprooting the toxins present in the patient’s body. These are quite potent therapies and are generally done under the supervision of an Ayurvedic expert.
Virechanam is the therapy which comprises of taking a mixture of herbal medicinal plants or there parts. This therapy eliminates the toxic substances from the body via the anal route. Herbs like ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and Embelia etc. are used for the purpose.
Another popular cleansing therapy used is Vamanam which can be called a therapy for vomiting. This method uses the upper track leading to the mouth, to cleanse the toxins caused due to indigestion of food.
These therapies generally follow the Panchakarma treatments which purify the body. This set of procedures further nourishes and strengthen the body after Panchkarma.
For addiction related problems, Rasayana treatments include dietary changes and consuming oral herbal medicines.
A range of herbal medicines and combinations are used in the treatment of addictive problems which are meant to be administered orally.
Chammoile and Ashwagandha are two main herbs that are used in combination to heal the lung. They actually help in removing smoke in the lung and healing the internal tissues. Congestion relieving herbs like ginger, pepper mixed with honey or lemon are also prescribed for the addiction affected patients.
To reduce the dependency or craving of the body for alcoholic drinks, herbal substitutes are used which are prepared with herbal elements like turmeric, barberry and dry ginger etc.
The Ayurvedic type of diet provides the patient with adequate nutrition and plenty of rest to the affected organs, so diet regulation is also helpful in such cases.
The ayurvedic type of treatment involves providing adequate nutrition and resting the affected organs, and therefore, a proper diet is essential in such cases. A diet rich in carbohydrates and proteins and low in fat and high in fibre are generally recommended. Also, intake of tea/coffee is to be reduced, while alcohol intake is completely banned. Consuming large quantities of fresh fruits during the first thirty days of treatment, particularly grapes, dates and apples, helps limit desires. Consuming plenty of food containing vitamin B6 such as nuts, whole grains and green vegetables are advised. Spicy and Vata increasing diet should be abondened during the deaddiction therapy. Diet which wud calm body and mind should be planned and followed with.
Some handy tips to try:
Mix four ounces of water with an equal quantity of celery juice and consume daily during the first month of treatment.
Mix an ounce of tartar cream into a glass of juice and drink it every night to reduce tobacco craving.
Ensure that the patient receives atleast half-an-hour of exercise daily.
Find more pleasurable distractions that will divert attention from alcohol or tobacco and allow time of at least ten to fifteen minutes for the cravings to pass.
Take help from a friend who could come to your rescue whenever you feel the urge to use these addictive substances.
Practice deep breathing when cravings are over-powering.
Chew gum, whole cloves or jelly beans as alternative to smoking.
Finally, remember that recovering from any addiction is not an easy task, and requires plenty of patience, intervention and support of family and friends. When practiced together with counseling and meditation, it helps in making your task easier. But it is never IMPOSSIBLE……..
Arya Ayurvedic Clinic
FF-7, Silvercoin Complex, Opposite Bhavan’s School
Makarpura, Vadodara. Gujarat. India.
Consultation on appointment Only………
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