Ayurvedic treatment for Alcohol-Substance abuse

Alcohol-Substance abuse

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Alcohol-Substance abuse


Ayurveda describes Padanshika Krama or gradually decreasing the dose of alcholol etc whichile increasing the dose of homologus substances. As per Acharya Charak, condition arising out of alcohol or drug abuse can be suppressed by taking the same alcohol/drug in medicinal doses. Ayurvedic alcoholic preparations - by virtue of having nutrients & prepared from health promoting foods - can be a good substitution to commercial alcohol, if given therapeutic doses. This principle of madya in madya will be applied during deaddiction of other addicted drugs by using the parallel therapeutic agent instead.

Intellect promoting or Medhya drugs such as Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica Linn.), Yastimadhu (Glycirrhiza glabra Linn.), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia (Wild) Miers) and Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pleuricaulis Chois) are beneficial in these conditions.

Biopurificatory measures like Snehana-svedana, Vasti and nasya may be beneficial.  Satvajya (councelling), Daiva Vyapashraya Chikitsa (Meditation, worship, chanting etc) may be beneficial.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

Diet vastly affects the agni, tridoshas and the manas (mind). A wholesome healthy diet is essential for mental health and happiness.

Use of milk, ghee, sweet dish etc influences the Pravar Satva (Higher mental equilibrium). Madhur rasa and amla rasa strength the indriya & positively influences the satva (positive state of mind).

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

Achar rasayan (Good behavior and lifestyle) influences the Pravar Satva (Higher mental equilibrium) and allows for better control over addiction.

Meditative exercises such as shavasana and dhyan are recommended.

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