Best Ayurvedic treatment for bipolar disorder – Alveda

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder from the point of view of Ayurveda

Bipolar disorder, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs  - hypomania,  and lows flows - depression.

There are several types of bipolar disorders.  All of types are characterized by extreme mood swings that alternate between mania, hypomania (elevated, euphoric, hyperactive or irritable mood) and depression or can exist in a variety of combinations simultaneously. Symptoms can cause unpredictable changes in mood and behavior.

  • Bipolar I disorder involves episodes of the most severe high and low mood swings

  • Bipolar II disorder is a milder form, involving episodes of hypomania that alternate with depression

  • Cyclothymic disorder describes even milder mood changes

  • Other related type include bipolar and related disorders induced by certain drugs or alcohol or due to a medical condition, such as Cushing's disease, multiple sclerosis or stroke.


According to Ayurveda regardless of the dosha imbalance, all patients suffering from bipolar disorder and have low ojas. Ayurvedic practitioners liken bipolar disorder to being a lack of stability or ojas  –  is responsible for immunity, strength, integrity, and vitality in the body.

Also Ayurveda consist – high Vata in the mind manifests as fear, alienation, anxiety and possible nervous breakdown.  In dealing with the doshas,  Vata must be balanced first even if there are other current imbalances. Panchakarma is a purification and detoxification treatment that helps maintain good state of health. For patients going through manic phase, doctor can prescribe Virechana (cleansing therapy) ,as it is recommended and for those in a depressed state of mind. Ayurvedic treatment can include  Vamana (vomit therapy) , Snehana (Oleation) with medicated oils using  Abhyanga (Ayurvedic massage). Shirodhara – oil on the forehead and shirobasti – oil in a crown on the head are also highly recommended as they have direct positive action on the brain and mind.

Each treatment process depends on the course of the disease and the medication and treatment process is determined by the attending Ayurvedic doctor.

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Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of Bipolar Disorder

  • Avoid stress – stress complicates bipolar disorder

  • Try alternative treatments as meditation and yoga  – this aim is to reduce anxiety and stress

  • massage therapy program and self massage

  • healthy diet is essential for mental health

  • concerning meals  – eating regular times each day

  • Coffee and other stimulants should be avoided

  • sound therapy – has good treatment effects

  • mantra therapy may be beneficial

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