Suggest alternative medicines for sleeplessness

default
Posted on Tue, 1 Apr 2014 in Ayurveda
Question: Dear Doctor(Mr.XXXX) I am not able to sleep since 5 days and met local doctor and feeling very tied. she pricribed following drugs.need your sopport to understand whether I am on right medication. mukthavati-1/2 in morning medhavati-1-m and 2-N aswagandha+Argunaarista--4spoons twice brahmighritam---Morning-1 spoon and evening-1 spoon along with milk and SmritiSagar---2tab-m and 2tabs-N------ b.food and follwoing combination 1/2 spoon twice (Vachsch-25g Rajath bhasam-2g XXXXXXX pisti-2g kulya bhasa mixer-10g giloy sat-10g swarna makshik bhasma-5g ) all above medicien contains lot of bhasmas and whether they spoil kedneys? Kindly advice awaiting for your response. need this advice alos:can i shift to alopathy for some time and come to ayurveda. Regards XXXXXX
doctor
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Insomnia and Ayurvedic Solution Detailed Answer: Dear Mr. XXXXXXX Thanks for reverting back with your follow up 1. dose and duration of earlier drugs to be continued as such. 2. brahmi ghritam: make sure you take it with equal amount of 'mishri' and there after drink milk. 3. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX ras to be taken with honey or ghee. 4. One thing which modern literature hold is that Ayurveda herbal products and bhasmas are SAME , when they are entirely different. [since bhasam undergo shodhan [शोधन], jaran [जारण] & maran [मारण] before its use in clinical application.], PS. one example is: heavy metal means which will settle to bottom when put on to the water, whereas parameter for bhasam is that it should float on water [where is the gravity now]??, secondly if renal function tests [urea/creatinine] are normal then these medicines can be given in reduced dose and the kidney functions can be monitored every month for any untoward effect. 5. . make sure you retire to bed 1 hour after having dinner. . do not take too light or too heavy meals before bed time. . Indian classical ragas specially Raga XXXXXXX is very effective against insomnia. . practice 'tratak' karma', 'shavasana', 'sheetali pranayama', . make sure earlier suggestions regarding the same are also incorporated. 6. shifting to other system of medicine entirely depends upon your Doctor discretion/perusal.[ since if for exceptional reasons one has to take 'Mukta Vati' for a long time, still there is no harm as it doesn't produce any side effect.] Dr. Munish Naimittika
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Munish Sood

Ayurveda Specialist

Practicing since :2003

Answered : 3517 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

Recent questions on  Insomnia

doctor1 MD

I ve been having insomnia and consequest migraine headaches for the past 8 years. The very first neurologist i met had prescribed me an MRI which...

doctor1 MD

I am age 43 with no menstrual cycle since 12/27/2013. I had a recent pap smear.I am not on any birth control, tested negative for pregancy. I have...

doctor1 MD

I just started taking a drug called Metoprolol for irregular heart beat (premature supraventirbular beats). 50 m/day. have been having several...

doctor1 MD

Can fasting improve insomnia? To fast safely do I need professional supervsion or blood tests? Is fasting safe for slender people?

doctor1 MD

I have just started a phentermine/topamax combo for weight loss , very low dose. First day, having serious insomnia , so just took a 50 mg...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am suffering from insomnia from last 7-8 months and have started allopathic medicines from last 2 months

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

196 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
backtotop2