Ayurvedic management of Anidra with special reference to Insomnia : A Case Study
Purpose: In Ayurveda, Nidra (~sleep) is one important component of Trayopsthambh. Ayurveda is medical sciences which describes physical mental and spiritual helath mental health is well being of a person. As per Ayurveda, Nidranasha which is due to aggravation of Vata Dosha (Vata Vrudhi). Now a days modern medicine doctors prescribe different types of transquillizers for treatment of insomnia. In initial days of treatment these medication gives considerable relief but continuous and long term use of these medicine results into adverse effects. Method: A 35 years female patient came in OPD of Kayachikitsa with complaints of headache and difficulty in falling or maintaining sleep since 6 months. Result: Significant relief was observed in Subjective parameters of patient. Reduction in PSQI score from 17 to 9 within 20 days of treatment was observed. Conclusion: Ayurvedic treatment modalities for the treatment of Anidra (Insomnia) which could be safe, effective, readily available, cost effective without any side effects. Ayurveda has a potent approach towards the treatment of Anidra by both internal and external medications.
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