Best Ayurvedic treatment for post-traumatic stress – Alveda

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder from the point of view of Ayurveda

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition of reactions that can occur after someone has been through a traumatic event.

Person who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty, and it will take time and self-care to get better and recover. If the symptoms get worse, and interfere with day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD.

PTSD symptoms generally are grouped into four types:

  • intrusive memories,

  • avoidance,

  • negative changes in thinking and mood

  • changes in physical and emotional reactions.

Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts.


Ayurvedic management of Post-traumatic stress disorder involves methods and therapies to deal with the past and to manage the memories that are deep lying in the persons mind. The treatment plan helps reduce symptoms and traumatic effects . Ayurvedic treatment plans includes various procedures for complete detoxification and rejuvenation, like –  Sirodhara (pour liquid —onto forehead) , Takradhara (sudation therapy with medicated butter milk) , Kheeradhara  (treatment includes a constant flow of herbal milk over the head and body)  , Virechana (purgation)  , Vasti (Enema), Pizhichil (warm medicated oil is squeezed onto the body and massaged).  Ayurvedic therapies  is preform  along with herbal medication, that can be used for a specific period of time. Also Yoga and meditations helps rejuvenate the mind and body and helps the individual to overcome all physical and emotional traumas .

It is important part of treatment to remove the unwanted thoughts that ensure patient balance has a part of Ayurvedic treatment. Ayurveda provide safe and effective treatment plans that are customized as per individual patient condition to treat and recover from post traumatic stress disorder.


Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • use relaxation techniques

  • meditation, deep breathing has good benefits

  • massage and self massage is advisable

  • yoga can activate the body’s relaxation response

  • Get enough rest

  • Stay active –  exercise boosts mood and can help with PTSD symptoms

  • essential oils such as rose, lavender, ylang-ylang, sage and chamomile helps to reduce symptoms

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