REVIEW OF MANA AS PER AYURVEDA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MENTAL HEALTH
Dr. Neha Kumawat*, Dr. Vikash Bhatnagar, Dr. Sandeep M. Lahange, Dr. Deepak Sharma and
Dr. Shailza Bhatnagar
Ayurveda is a science of life and it has explained about many psychotic diseases along with somatic diseases. It explains the role of Mana and effect of disturbance of mind in somatic diseases. Acharya Charaka explains Mana in his Samhita in detailed manner as manasik guna, mana, its karma, its subjects, manasik dosha, manasik vyadhi and it’s Chikitsha. While defining about health Ayurveda indicates mental wellness as an important component for being a healthy individual. Afterward WHO reforms the definition of health and provided mental wellness as important aspect. Ayurveda Samhita provide many regimens and measures viz. Dincharya, Ratricharya, Ritucharya, Sadvritta, Achararasyana and many more to prevent us from mental disorders and Daivavyapshrya and Satvavajya Chikitsha to treat mental disorders. The concept of Mana is commonly seen as one key issue in Ayurveda. Therefore, here, an attempt has been made to highlight the concepts of Mana in detail.
Keywords: Dincharya, Mana.
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