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Suffering with bipolar disorder and anxiety, advised lifelong medication. Will ayurvedic help?

Hi Dr Taneja, My name is sashi and I hav a friend who is suffering from bipolar disorder and anxiety for past 4-5 years and has been on allopathic medication . I have been going through the net and discovered that such a patient has to undergo lifelong medication in allopathy . However, ayurvedam seems to show some hope. Can you please let me know if you could please help my friend recover? Can you please le me know what needs to be done? Looking forward eagerly for your response, sashi
Asked On : Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
1. bipolar disorder tends to be familial, any family history?
2. you haven't mentioned about the cause: was it due to any stress (physical,mental,emotional), altered health habits, any drug/substance abuse,hormonal problem/disorder??
3. However, if none of the cause is identified,then dysfunction of some neuro transmitter (NE,serotonin,dopamine) in brain is considered as the causative factor.
4. as is BIPOLAR disorder, patient will linger from mania to depression so treatment has to be individualized according to phase initially.
5. Rehabilitation/ Family therapy,group therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy of patient is an important aspect of treatment.
6. Ayurveda procedures like Shirodhara,Shirobasti,and yogic Postures like bhujangasan, shavasan,halasan, sarvangasan are beneficial.
7. Avoid hot,spicy and pungent food as they will further aggravate the senses.
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Acupressure Specialist Dr. A.K.Sangal,M.D (Acu.&Mag.)'s  Response
Magnetotherapy treatment;-
u may drink magnetise water thrice a day rgularly a nd report after 1 month.
Answered: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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