INSOMNIA AS A PRESENTATION OF DEPRESSION MANAGED WITH SIDDHA VARMAM THERAPY AND HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE: A CASE REPORT
L. Janani* and Tushita Thakur
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder where the patient finds it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep. This disease condition regularly affects millions of people worldwide. Published literature has reported nearly 30% population has difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, wakes up too early and/ or in some cases, non-restorative or poor quality of sleep. Insomnia significantly affects quality of life as it may lead to daytime sleepiness, lethargy, and a general feeling of being unwell, both mentally and physically. Commonly associated symptoms include mood swings, irritability, anxiety and a potentially higher risk of developing chronic diseases. In conventional system of medicine, antipsychotics and sedatives are used to combat insomnia that is often habit forming. However, insomnia can be successfully treated by integrated approach of AYUSH systems of medicine. In Siddha System of medicine, insomnia is referred as Thookaminmai. This paper reports a case of 42 year old female suffering from depression presented with complain of chronic insomnia at AYUSH wellness clinic, President‟s Estate treated with Siddha Varmam therapy and Homoeopathic individualized oral medicine.
Keywords: Insomnia, Homoeopathy, Individualized treatment, Siddha, Varmam.
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