AN AYURVEDIC APPROACH TO ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER A BRIEF REVIEW
Vd. Dattatraya B. Chavan and *Vd. Nitesh P. Haral
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is common psychiatric disorder in children, characterized by symptoms. Hyperactivity, impulsivity & inattentiveness leading to secondary problem learning disabilities delayed psychoaocial mileston, emotional & maladjustment. It is found more commonly in boys than girls (Ratio3:1) According to Ayurveda ADHD is vitta -pitta predomination disorder. In Ayurveda samhita state if vyana-vayu obstracted by parna vayu then it results in loss of all the senses & will loss of memory. Pitta (sadhak pitta) monitors emotions and effect on the functioning of the heart. Manovaha strotasa are mainly affected an Creating blockages in normal functioning of these channels. There is no fully curative treatment to ADND in modern science but according to Ayurveda some panchakarma procedures (like shirodhara) internal medication are important therapy in this disease. Ayurveda is not claiming that ADHD is total Curative but can be used to maximize the benefits in ADHD treatment.
Keywords: ADHD, Sadhaka pitta, Mahovah strotasa, shirodhara.
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