Alcoholism from the point of view of Ayurveda
Alcoholism is a condition when a person drinks so much that their body gets addicted to alcohol. Alcohol use disorders develop when you drink so much that the brain undergoes chemical changes. These changes enhance the pleasurable sensations of drinking alcohol and make you drink more often, even if it is harmful.
According to Ayurveda, consumption of large quantities of alcohol is toxic in every way. An alcohol use disorder can cause serious and long-term damage to your liver, which is responsible for removing toxins from your blood. Alcoholism also creates physical, mental, spiritual, social, economical and family problems, like losing a job or destroying relationships.
In Ayurveda and Sanskrit texts, alcoholism is called Madyapash or Madyasakti. Madya means Alcohol, Pash — Habit, Aasakti — Craving.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat alcoholism
Ayurvedic treatment for alcoholism includes Panchakarma treatments, like:
Vamana — vomiting therapy
Virechana — purgative therapy
Basti — enema therapy
Nasya — nasal drops therapy are administered initially
These therapies detoxify body and mind and prepares the body for oral medication and other further treatments.
Important Ayurvedic herbs used in the treatment of alcoholism to improve memory and concentration and to fight depression:
Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi)
Kudzu Pueraria lobata
Ayurvedic oil massages help to strengthen nervous system, muscles, mental balance, reduce stress. Mud baths rejuvenate the nervous system. Yoga improves memory, concentration, relieves tremors.
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Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of alcoholism
- Get regular sleep — 6 to 8 hours every night
- Limit caffeine as it increases anxiety
- Focus on relaxation techniques — meditation, Yoga
- Listen to calm music or paint
- New hobbies can make breaking the alcohol habit easier
- Eat dates on a daily basis to detoxify your liver
- Bitter gourd helps heal liver damage due to excessive drinking
- Drink carrot juice daily to get rid of your alcohol cravings
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