Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all. Mental illness can never make anyone less in any way. You are not your illness, you have a name, personality, history. Moreover, staying yourself, strong, firm, optimist is art of living. In this modern time, having mental illness has become the major concern for the people of all age groups. One more name in the bucket of such disorders is Somatoform Disorder. What is Somatoform disorder? How Ayurvedic treatment for Somatoform disorder is good?
SOMATOFORM OR SOMATIC SYMPTOM DISORDER (SSD)
Somatoform disorder is characterized by the significant focus on physical symptoms like pain or fatigue. Minor health complaints are mistaken with serious health issues. Sufferer of this disorder, visit the doctors so frequently due to the extreme thoughts, feelings and behaviors in response to physical symptoms.
Though there is no permanent treatment for this disorder but Ayurvedic treatment is a reliable choice to manage it. Ayurveda helps to ease the symptoms of disease and encourages one to live life gracefully.
AYURVEDIC POINT OF VIEW
As per Ayurveda Mental illness comes in the category of Manovikara. Our Manas (mind) is the composition of three gunas or manodoshas - Satva, Rajas and Tamas. Satva guna represents the self-control, knowledge, power to decide factual and incorrect in life. Rajas guna is responsible for violent, envious, to be in motion, convincing, wishing for and confused. Whereas characteristics of Tamas are being inactive, lazy, sleepy dull, or drowsy. The vitiation of Satva, Rajas and Tamas gunas is responsible for mental illness.
But use of herbs in Ayurveda to manage the mental illness has become the complementary approach these days. Herbs help to balance the imbalanced manodoshas which are the root cause of problems. Astonishing properties of herbs support the good health of neurological system and they also help to improve the impaired brain functions. Rejuvenating properties of herbs help to cope up with the physical illness in mental illness.
SYMPTOMS OF SOMATOFORM DISORDER
- High level of worry about potential illness.
- Particular sensations like fatigue, weakness, pain or shortness of breath.
- Considering normal physical sensations as a sign of severe physical illness
- Fear for the medical seriousness of symptoms, even when there is no evidence to support that concern.
- Frequent health care visits which don’t relieve your concerns.
- Being unresponsive to medical treatment or unusually sensitive to medication side effects.
WHAT CAN BE THE RISK FACTORS FOR SOMATOFORM DISORDER?
- Depression or anxiety.
- Having a medical condition or recovering from one.
- Experiencing stressful life events, trauma or violence.
- Experienced past trauma, such as childhood sexual abuse.
- Having the lesser level of education.
- Being at risk of developing a medical condition, such as having a strong family history of a disease
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR SOMATOFORM DISORDER BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda offers herbal remedies for Somatoform disorder. Best herbs are used from Mother Nature’s to manage the symptoms of this disease. Efficacy of the herbs is checked in the labs before making any herbal formulation. All the herbal products are prepared under the guidance of highly experienced MD Ayurveda doctors.
Herbal Remedies for Somatoform Disorders
- Ashwagandha Capsules
- Gotukola Capsules
- Boswellia-Curcumin Capsules
- Phyllanthus Niruri Capsules
1. Ashwagandha Capsules
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is among the one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurveda. Use of this herb is very effective to manage the mental illness. For Somatoform disorder this herb work in an amazing way to manage and ease the symptoms. It acts as powerful nervine tonic. It helps to strengthen the nervous system and improve the impaired brain functions. This herb is quite good to balance manodoshas - Satva, Rajas and Tamas which are root cause of this problem in Ayurveda. It helps to manage the symptoms associated with Somatoform disorder like feeling of pain and fatigue. Rejuvenating action of this herb helps to boost up the strength and energy in whole body.
Dose: 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water after meals.
2. Gotukola Capsules
Ayurvedic treatment for Somatoform disorder by Planet Ayurveda comprises the gotukola capsules. These capsules are obtained from the standardized extract of herb Gotu kola (Centella asiatica). This herb possesses the wonderful healing properties which help to ease the symptoms of this problems. This herb helps to improve the blood circulation in brain area and accelerate the brain functions.
Dose: 2 capsules, twice daily with water after meals.
3. Boswellia-Curcumin Capsules
This herbal product is combination of two herbs – 1. Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) 2. Haridra (Curcuma longa). These herbs comprise the anti-inflammatory properties which help to lessen the pain and also improve the blood circulation.
Benefits: This herbal product is quite beneficial to maintain the strength and stamina in body. Herbs used in the formulation of this herbal remedy help to eliminate the toxins from the body. This herbal combination aids to increase the cell functioning. Besides of this, Boswellia curcumin capsules offer the immunomodulatory and anti-oxidant properties that help to boost the immune system.
Dosage: 2 capsules two times a day, with plain water, after meals.
4. Phyllanthus Niruri Capsules
It is also an amazing formulation of Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of Somatoform disorder. Herbal extract of Phyllanthus niruri (Bhumi amla) is used to prepare this herbal remedy. This herb has the great medicinal importance in Ayurveda to manage the several health issues. Anti-spasmodic and analgesic properties of this herb play a vital role to relieve the pain and fatigue of this disorder.
Dose: 2 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.
WHY SHOULD ONE GO FOR PLANET AYURVEDA?
- All the products are 100% pure.
- Efficacy of the herbs is checked in the labs before making any herbal formulation.
- Products are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch and any color.
- All the products are manufactured under the guidance of highly experienced MD Ayurveda doctors.