Bipolar disorder, BPAD is a psychological condition characterized by the frequent fluctuations in the moods and the energy and activity levels of a person. A natural bipolar treatment using Ayurvedic medications can help to reduce the symptoms of this disease.
BPAD is also called manic-depressive illness. Due to these abnormal shifts in moods, the patient finds it difficult to perform the daily tasks. This condition can have a detrimental effect on the personal, academic, and professional performance of an individual. The Ayurvedic system of medicine offers a natural cure for bipolar disorder and manic depression that helps to control the symptoms including the root cause and allows the patient to lead a healthy and satisfied life.
Bipolar disorder occurs due to the interaction of several factors including genetics, an imbalance in the levels of neurotransmitter in the nervous system, hormonal problems and environmental factors such as mental stress, or any traumatic event.
The patients experience alternating episodes of mania and depression. Regular treatment with the natural medication for bipolar can help to minimize the intensity of these episodes and allow a person lead a normal and stress-free life. During the manic episodes, they may develop the following symptoms:
An inflated sense of self-confidence and self-esteem.
A feeling of euphoria
The symptoms during the depressive episodes are as follows:
A feeling of despair or hopelessness
Suicidal thoughts or tendencies
Anxiety and guilt
Low attention span
Bipolar disorder can lead to serious consequences, if not treated properly. Though there are several modern medications that can help control the symptoms of this disease; most of them cause serious side effects, the sedative effect or drowsiness being one of them. However, the natural ways to treat bipolar disorder can help to get rid of the symptoms of this disease without causing any serious side effects.
Since bipolar disorder is a chronic condition, the patients have to take the medications for a prolonged duration spanning over several years.
The use of modern medications for a longer duration can increase the risk of their side effects. The prolonged use also increases the chances of dependency and an increased tolerance to these drugs necessitating the patients to take a higher dose to achieve the desired effect. However, since the Ayurvedic treatment of BPAD is based on the use of natural herbal medications, the risk of side effects, dependency and tolerance are minimal.
Ayurveda recommends the use of natural mood stabilizers for bipolar to help the patients maintain the balance of emotional and intellectual functions of the brain and counter the symptoms of this condition. Some of these are described beneath:
Sarpagandha (Rauvolfia serpentine): Sarpagandha acts as a calming agent and relaxes the mind and brain. It is also beneficial for treating insomnia. It relieves the excited state of mind.
Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi): it brings about clarity in thinking and stabilizes moods. It prevents the symptoms of depression by maintaining the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.
Tagar (Panthera tigris): It produces a calming effect on the nervous system and helps to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression.
Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): this herb promotes the functions of the brain and helps to improve the memory, attention span, and concentration levels. It also helps to prevent the symptoms of depression. It restores the coordination in the nervous system and also acts as a mild sedative and stimulant depending on the state of mood that needs to be corrected. Brahmi is also effective in relieving stress, anxiety, and mental fatigue.
Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis): it acts as a tonic for the brain and improves the memory, and concentration. It produces a stimulatory effect on the nervous system and restores the balance of neurotransmitters.
Jotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus): it enlightens the brain and improves the retaining capacity of the person. It boosts the cognitive functions and enhances the quality of patients’ life.
Vacha (Acorus calamus): this herb helps to control the symptoms in the manic as well as depressive episodes of bipolar disorders. It reduces stress and fears and also improves the functions of the brain.
Most patients want to know can bipolar be treated naturally and the answer is ‘Yes’. The medications mentioned above can help to control the symptoms of this disease. Additionally, Ayurveda also recommends the use of yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises to relieve the stress and anxieties and attain a state of serenity, which can be highly beneficial in controlling the symptoms of this condition.
Ayurvedic Treatment of BPAD is based on the concept of Tridosha. It is believed to be the result of the imbalance in the Vata dosha. This condition also exhibits some recognizable factors related to the Pitta during manic episodes and the Kapha during the depressive episode. However, the Vata dosha is predominant in the development of this disorder.
The Vata imbalance is manifested as expansion, excessive movements, changeability, instability, insomnia, rapidly changing thoughts, fears, restlessness, hopelessness, and an over-stimulation.
The Ayurvedic treatment is aimed at improving the overall health of a person by making healthy changes in the dietary habits and lifestyle of the patient. The alternative treatments for bipolar are aimed at treating these symptoms in a holistic manner.
Herbal treatment for bipolar from an Ayurvedic perspective depends on the involvement of the doshas. With the help of our Ayurvedic Doctors in Melbourne, we have been able to help many patients who were suffering from this disease for several years without any relief. The treatment offered by us is directed at removing the deep-rooted cause of the illness and thus, provides long-term relief to the patients.
We also offer suggestions regarding the diet and lifestyle of the patient to bring about an overall improvement in the health. Some other holistic treatments offered by the Ayurveda in Melbourne include Nasya Therapy, Panchakarma, Shirodhara, Marma massage and many more. These therapies balance the energetics of the mind: rajas, satva, and tamas. We are fortunate to have a team of experienced Ayurvedic professional at this best Ayurvedic clinic who share our views and aim at providing a long-term relief to the patients by following a holistic and alternative approach.
Dr Gurnam Singh Saini
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
MD Alternative Medicine
Panchkarma Detox Expert
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