Sarvam snehamayam - Clinical significance of Snehapana in Psychological disorders in accordance with Central Nervous System
Keywords:Ayurveda, Snheapana, Psychological disorders, CNS, Drug distribution, Bloo brain barrier
Psychological disorders encompasses a broad range of conditions characterized by patterns of abnormal behavioural and psychological signs and symptoms that result in dysfunction. Worldwide 1 in 7 subjects, with the prevalence of 970 million and DALYs of 10 percent as a share of total disease burden are suffering from one or more psychological disorders, whereas in India the suffering rate is 7.5 percent of total Indian population which constitutes one sixth of all health related disorders with DALYs of 2443 per one lakh and 15 percent of the global mental, neurological and substance abuse disorder burden. As the psychiatric medications dose not cure mental illness, but they can only act on the symptoms, Ayurveda being a holistic science plays a vital role in not only improving the symptoms but also acts on organs and systems affected, in turn providing whole support by means of three basic treatment modalities: Daiva vyapashraya, Yukti vyapashraya and Satvavajaya which primarily includes Snehapana which acts: 1. Based on the composition of CNS, 2. Drug distribution in blood and Blood brain barrier, 3. Action on enteric nervous system- brain in the belly and 4. Action on neurotransmitters and neurological pathways effectively in all the Psychological disorders by its specialized pharmacological qualities and action.
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