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Ayurveda for De-addiction therapy

Addiction in Ayurveda

Of late, you would see many advertisements, programs and news about de-addiction therapy and medications. Addiction is something very alarming to the life. The life not just limited to the life of the individual who is addicted, rather it affects the family, neighborhood, and even the society in a board context.

Next to obesity and associated lifestyle diseases, addiction has become a predominant worry for the mankind. From teens to middle aged men, many are addicted towards smoking, alcohol and drug. Sometimes, you may find your son or a youngster suddenly appear to have lost interest in studies, or work or a notable difference in attitude and behavior. When you peek into the diet or routines, you will be shocked with the revelation that either

Many thinks, what if I drink occasionally or smoke occasionally! Remember that occasional drinking or alcohol consumption habit gradually makes you addict.

Let us not talk about what causes addiction, rather get an insight on de-addiction therapy suggested by Ayurveda. While there are number of rehab and de-addiction centers available in almost every street, claiming to offer the complete recovery from addiction, the reality is different.

Addiction in Ayurveda

Addiction, as we think, is not just about the drug addiction or alcohol addiction or a substance addiction. In the Ayurvedic context, overuse of any aspect and every aspect is considered addiction!

In Ayurveda, addiction is termed as a condition that results with social disorder, crime, offense and violence. Addictions influence the physical, emotional and psychological characters of an individual with a wrong effect. People addicted towards any substance, whether it is food or cocaine, are emotionally unstable.

Addiction is also termed as intoxication, accumulation of toxins in the body.

De-addiction therapy in Ayurveda

De addiction therapy

Food Addiction:

Too much is poisonous even if it is nectar of life! Ayurvedic principles portray this concept. Smoking, alcoholism, drugs, and even food can make us addict. You can stop eating; it is a kind of addiction! For instance, drinking too much coffee is considered an addiction. You eat a fired cheese burger or loads of French fries every day? Or drink a lot of coke or any carbonated drinks?

Abusing substances are referred as toxins in Ayurveda. Eating artificial sweeteners, carbonated beverages, chemically processed foods, etc are merely toxins!

Ayurvedic approach for de-addiction:

The intoxication refers to a state in Ayurveda called “Madatyaya.”

The reason for refusing intoxication or addiction in Ayurveda is quite interesting. Intoxicating agents, say drugs and smoking weakens the Oja and aids in development of ama. Simply, it weakens your immune system and depletes the source of energy.

In Ayurveda, the stages of addiction are listed as follows:

  • Acute addiction
  • Withdrawal symptoms
  • Dependent stage
  • Abuse / alcoholism

The addiction influence and ruins the natural dosha of the body, creating numerous health concerns. Drug and alcohol addiction aggravates the respective dosha, creating an imbalance in the body. Remember when the body loses its natural balance; it causes diseases, physically and mentally.

De-addiction in Ayurveda is based on regaining the balance in body through various medications and medicines.

De-addiction therapy

As we all know, Ayurveda is a science of nature, it combines all the natural bliss to get recovered from addiction. Ayurvedic de-addiction therapy is generally a combination of herbal medicines, panchakarma, the detox therapy, rejuvenation therapy, meditation and yoga.

The proportion of each kind of medication varies based on nature and effect of addiction.

Herbal remedies:

Simple herbal remedies like ginger drinks like tea, boiled ginger, lemon juice, raisins infused water, grape juice, etc helps recovering from hang-over.

Panchakarma – The natural detox

Panchakarma, the Ayurvedic and natural detox is a part of de-addiction therapy. In order to the toxic effect from the body, a detox is performed. The toxins accumulate in the body gradually creates major health ailments. Panchakarma cleanses the internal organs, removes off the harmful toxins stored in the body, offering a brand new internal system with great functions. Detox is crucial to get rid of wastes accumulated for a long time for effective functions of internal organs.

Kidney malfunction or chronic liver syndrome, which generally arise due to alcohol addiction naturally treated with panchakarma.

Rejuvenation Therapy:

Prolonged use of drugs and alcohol weakens the nervous system. Rejuvenation therapy improves the nervous system, reduces stress, and imparts clarity.

Rejuvenation therapy, which generally involves spa therapy like medicated baths, Ayurvedic massage, soothes the body and the mind.

Yoga and Meditation:

Ayurvedic and yoga are like sister sciences! It compliments each other in one way or other. Yoga plays a greater role in Ayurvedic de-addiction. Practicing yoga and meditation calms down the body, brings positive changes in the physical and emotional quotient.

While panchakarma is an approach to heal the body and internal organs to get rid of addiction, rejuvenation therapy is an approach to heal the mind. The combination of these two healing procedure is yoga and meditation. In fact most of the rehab centers insist on meditation to help with recovery.

Combine the goodness of all natural miracle healers with Ayurveda. In spite of spending so much time and money in rehab centers, or on so-called well-promoted de-addiction drugs, just get into Ayurvedic de-addiction therapy to heal your body and life!

About the author

Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari

Experienced holistic doctor, healer, teacher, and writer
Specialized in Ayurvedic detox (Panchakarma)
Trained in India and Nepal, the original lands of Ayurveda
Graduate in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) from the Institute of Medicine at Tribhuwan University in Kathmandu.
Professional member of Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA)
Owner of Sunshine Ayurveda

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