ALCOHOL USE DISORDER – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Yoga & Pranayama

Alcohol use disorder is the condition manifested due to the repeated use of alcohol. It is also called alcohol addiction.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • CAUSES OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • DIAGNOSIS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • TREATMENTS FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • PROGNOSIS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • COMPLICATIONS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • ALCOHOL USE DISORDER AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
  • YOGA FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

  • Dizziness
  • Tremor
  •  Shakiness
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Aggression
  • Behavioural problems
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Irritability
  • Anorexia
  • Sleep disorders

CAUSES OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

  • Genetic factors
  • Physiological factors
  • Social factors
  • Psychological factors

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

The above-mentioned factors are responsible for the repeated use of alcohol. Diuretic and dehydrating property of alcohol abuse leads to a hangover. Physical substance dependence occurs during repeated use of alcohol.

DIAGNOSIS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

  • Proper History taking
  • Based on the symptoms

TREATMENTS FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Counselling
  • Stop using alcohol
  • Treatment for withdrawal symptoms

PROGNOSIS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

  • Symptoms are manageable with appropriate therapies. 

COMPLICATIONS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER         

  • Family problems
  • Adverse effect on memory and consciousness 
  • Psychological problems like delirium
  • Hangover
  • Other health problems 

ALCOHOL USE DISORDER AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda alcohol use disorder is managed based on the symptoms.
  • It is known by the term “Madatyaya”

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

  • Ati madya sevadi nidana – excess consumption of alcohol etc.

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

  • Irritability

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

Excess consumption of alcohol leads to dosha vitiation. The vitiated doshas first affect buddhi and smrti which are located in the heart, and then travels to manas through the srota-which may be viewed as a functional circulatory or nervous system, leads to irritability in the manas (mind) and difficulty in concentration.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

  • Chardi – vomiting
  • Moha – confusion
  • Kampa – shivering 
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Weakness

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

  • Symptoms are manageable with proper Ayurvedic treatments

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

  • Stop alcohol use

For addiction to alcohol

AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

  • Murdha taila – oil application on the head
  • Shirodhara
  • Abhyanga – oil massage on the body
  • Vamana – with madana phala yoga

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

Internal administration for addiction to alcohol

  • Drakshadi kashaya
  • Kharjuradi mantha
  • Ashtanga lavana

HOME REMEDIES FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

  • Drinking water to prevent dehydration
  • Engage in other activities
  • Maintain proper communication with family and friends

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

  • Consume a balanced diet
  • Avoid excess consumption of alcohol
  • Oil massage on the head is advised.
  • Advice regular exercise

YOGA FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Calms the mind

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

                             

  • Shavasana – relaxes the body and mind
  • Bhastrika pranayama

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