Ayurvedic treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder -PTSD-

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder -PTSD

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder -PTSD-


In chronic PTSD, appropriate diet and lifestyle suggestions should thus be individually tailored within the prakruti-vikruti paradigm.3

Biopurificatory measures like Snehana-svedana, Vasti and nasya may be beneficial in conditions of stress.

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.

Ayurveda describes Satvajya (Psychiatric councelling), Daiva Vyapashraya Chikitsa (Worship Enchanting etc) that 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) too influences the Pravar Satva (Higher mental equilibrium).
  • Yogasanas as exercise regimen are shown to be efficacious and helpful in reduction or management of stress.


Some asanas that are helpful are as follows-


  • Shavasana:

Savasana has a regenerative effect on the mind and the body. It provides relief from any kind of stress and strain in few minutes. It is a good activity for managing restlessness, insecurity, frustration, anxiety, and fear.3

  • Bhramari Pranayama

Paroxysmal gamma waves produced in brain during the Bhramari Pranayama which is associated with positive thoughts, feelings of happiness and acts as a natural antidepressant.

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