AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF ADHD W.S.R. TO UNMAAD IN CHILDREN: A CASE STUDY
Vd. Ashwini Patil*, Vd. Anil Kale, Vd. T. Y. Swami, Vd. Ashish Rana and Vd. Prachi V. Ingale
Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is neurobehavioral and psychosomatic disorder of unknown etiology in majority of cases, with strong genetics component in some cases. ADHD characterized by inattention, increased distractibility and difficulty sustaining attention, poor impulse control, decrease self inhibitory capacity; motor restlessness. It is detected in childhood which continues in adulthood with varying manifestations. It affects processing like Attention, Basic social behaviours, Interaction with the environment, learning etc. In Ayurveda there is no direct reference for ADHD but some references about abnormal behaviour it can be considered under unmaad i.e. mansik vikara. Aim and Objective: To access the efficacy of Shirodhara and ayurvedic drugs treatment in the management of ADHD w.s.r to Unmada in children. Setting: Kaumarbhritya OPD & IPD, Govt. Ayurveda hospital, Osmanabad, Maharashtra. Method: Shirodhara was done after admission of patient in IPD. Assessment was done before and after each 20 days up to 60days of Shirodhara and Ayurvedic treatment. Result: Shirodhara procedure and ayurvedic drugs treatment is effective in the management of ADHD (Unmada) and improve the quality of life of the affected children. Ayurvedic intervention in this case reveals the true potential and efficacy of our science. ADHD (Unmada) can be treated through Ayurveda by accurate dosha identification and a structured protocol.
Keywords: ADHD, Unmada, Shirodhara, Ayurveda.
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