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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 127-131

Brahmi Taila Shiroabhyanga in Chittodwega (Anxiety Neurosis)

1 UG scholar’ MGACH&RC, Wardha, MS, India
2 Professor, Dept. of Panchakarma, MGACH&RC, Wardha, MS, India

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K S R Prasad
Professor, Dept. of Panchakarma, MGACH&RC, Wardha, MS
Madhavika Prakash Chaudhari
UG scholar’ MGACH&RC, Wardha, MS
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Anxiety is arguably an emotion that predates the evolution of man. Its ubiquity in humans, and its presence in a range of anxiety disorders, makes it an important clinical focus. Neurotic disorders are basically related to stress, reaction to stress (usually maladaptive) and individual proneness to anxiety. Interestingly, both stress and coping have a close association with socio-cultural factors. Anxiety has been defined as an unpleasant emotion that is characterized by feelings of dread, worry, nervousness or fear etc. and when a neurotic disorder is associated, it is termed as anxiety neurosis. Ayurveda describes chattodwega (Anxiety) among Manas roga. Prevalence rate of Anxiety is said to be higher in women than men. The present study accounts sleep anxiety, disturbances, restlessness, fear, depression, along with changes in blood pressure. The study has been undertaken to evaluate the role of Brahmi taila shiroabhyanga in reliving anxiety. A head massage once periodicaly on 30 patients, relived stress and patient felt comfortable in all symptoms presented, with a mean gradation of anxiety reduction to 1.6. (53.2%) which was statistically highly significant (<0.001). Hence it was concluded that, Brahmi taila shiroabhyanga was beneficial in alleviating anxiety.

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