Journal of Research in Ayurvedic Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60--68

Development of practical approach of Sattvavajava Chikitsa for depressive disorders


Dipinti Singh, Jyoti S Tripathi 
 Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dipinti Singh
Department of Kayachikitsa, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh.
India

In today’s modern world, most people are confronted with mental illness at some point in their lives. Depression is a widespread problem that has a detrimental impact on a person’s ability to function and sense of well-being. It has become a worldwide public health concern. Sattvavajava Chikatsa (SC) is an Ayurvedic psychotherapy and psycho-spiritual therapy that promotes mental wellness as well as prevention, management, and treatment of mental disorders. SC works on five basic principles, i.e., promotion of spiritual knowledge, scriptural knowledge, patience, memory, meditation in any patient whenever needed. The concepts of SC are scattered throughout classical texts, making it difficult for Ayurvedic physicians to understand how to practice. This could be due to the fact that psychological diseases are less common than physical illnesses. The goal of this review is to describe and briefly explain the concept of SC, as well as to establish a practical approach/tools based on it, with a particular focus on the management of major depressive disorder (MDD). It will aid in a holistic knowledge of the SC principle, as well as a practical approach based on SC for the management of MDD.


How to cite this article:
Singh D, Tripathi JS. Development of practical approach of Sattvavajava Chikitsa for depressive disorders.J Res Ayurvedic Sci 2021;5:60-68


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Singh D, Tripathi JS. Development of practical approach of Sattvavajava Chikitsa for depressive disorders. J Res Ayurvedic Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jan 22 ];5:60-68
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