SATWAVJAYA CHIKITSA: A BETTER WAY FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Pooja Singh*, R. C. Tiwari, Manisha Dikshit, Anoop Kumar Singh and Ved Bhushan Sharma
Ayurveda is a traditional system of healing. In Ayurveda different type of treatment method is described for Tridanda Satva, Atama, Sharir). The aim of Ayurveda is to care of healthy and ill person by approaching preventive as well as curative measures. Acharya Charaka described trividh Chikitsa in sutra sthan – Trividham oushidhamiti – Devvyapashray, Yuktivyapashrayam Satwavjaysch. Here, Satwavjaya Chikitsa plays important role in the treatment of mental as well as physical illness. In Astang Ayurveda, Satwavjaya Chikitsa described in numerous diseases in various form for example - Shanka Visha- Ashvasana, Santvana and Harshana, Madatya- Harshana kriya, Jwara- Ashvasana, Harshana, Hikka- Vispasm, Bhaya, Harsha, Chardi- Mano-anukul vakya, hita-vihar, Unmaad- Ashvasana, Santvana etc. According to WHO around 450 million people currently suffer from such condition, placing mental disorder among the leading cause of ill health and disability World wide. There is no effective medication to treat these condition, but Ayurveda may provide better treatment modality in curing these disorder. Satwavjaya Chikitsa of Ayurveda in light of modern psychotherapy will help to the humanity to constitute a healthy nation.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Tridanda, Satva, Atama, Sharir, Chikitsa, oushadhi, Devvyapashray, Yuktivyapashrayam, satwavjaya, Astanga Ayurveda, Shanka Visha, Ashvasana, Harshana, Hikka.
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