Health: A Holistic Approach Dr. PRANAV PANDYA MD HEAD- ALL WORLD GAYATRI PARIVAR DIRECTOR Brahamvarchas Research Institute CHANCELLOR-DEV SANSKRITI UNIVERSITY Shantikunj, Haridwar, Himalayas email : email@example.com
Holistic Management Holistic (holism) implies an approach or process, which enables integration of multiple streams.
Holistic Management for Doctors as Leaders of Society Doctor community has a special role to play, as they are dealing with Human being as a Patient as a whole – a summum bonum of material and Conscious.
Few Dilemmas & Chaos for Treating Physicians • Physician is God for relations of patient under palliative care. • Too many expectations. • Physician’s own stresses. • Inability to manage time, Timewasters playing major role. • Ethical, Cultural and spiritual issues involved. • Financial constraints. • Political interferences.
The Cardinal assumptions of Spiritual approach in health are • Harmony • Interdependence • Unity • Creativity • Evolutionary possibilities
Mind body Medicine, MBM An exciting field of medicine – includes *meditation, * hypnosis, *guided imagery, * biofeed back, *relaxation therapy
Mind body Medicine, MBM Useful in * Headache, * chronic pain, * insomnia, * anxiety, * depression, * CAD and Cancer.
Modern Medicine : Three Eras Era 1 : Dates to Mid 1800 * Scientists regarded that time the entire world including human bodies, as mindless machine
Modern Medicine : Three Eras Era 2 : Dates to Mid 1900 * Emerged mind body medicine * Mind Could affect one’s body, placebo response * Research on PUS and hypertension
Modern Maedicine : Three Eras Era 3 : By New Millennium * Development of non local mind. * Effect of consciousness to act locally as well as non locally.
Modern Medicine : Three Eras Era 1 is Mechanical Medicine Began in 1860s : It was materialistic, mechanistic or physicalistic medicine like : drugs, surgery, radiation so on. Energy and matter only mattered not mind.
Modern Medicine : Three Eras Era 2 is of Psychosomatic Medicine Developed after World War II : Research on Placebo Effect – Beneficial results of suggestion, expectation and Positive Thinking. Stress Management is used with Medicine for heart disease or Coro bypass, not as a replacement for them.
Modern Medicine : Three Eras Era 2 is of Psychosomatic Medicine Development of Alternative and Complementary Medicine : Endless potential of therapies
CURRENT SCENARIO More and more people worldwide are spending billions on herbal remedies. In the US alone the use of complementary and alternative medicine has doubled in the past decade.
IN USA 42.1% used CAM therapy $ 21.2 billion spent IN UK 28.3% used CAM therapy Pound 450 million spent
….Problem of Today’s Society Stress and Strain Absence of Inner Joy and Peace More and more Psychosomatic Ailments Lack of emotional support during periods of crises
Understanding The Concept of Sound Health Defined by WHO as …. * Physical * Mental * Spiritual and * Social Well-being
Alternative Systems of Medicineemerged because of • Limitations of Various Branches of Medicines • Synthesis of Proven Systems • Need for Preventive Measures • Inexpensive Treatment • Emphasizes Mind and body link
Complementary Therapies Biological therapies : Herbal remedies Aromatherapy Dietary theapies Orthomolecular therapies Mind - body therapies :Hypnotherapy Pranic Healing Meditation
Complementary Therapies Herbal Remedies– Plants and their Extracts Aromatherapy– Essential oils usually inhaled Dietary Therapies—Right diet to promote health,prevent or control illness Orthomolecular Therapies—Large vitamin doses Or mineral supplements.
Complementary Therapies MIND BODY INTERVENTIONS Hypnotherapy-for behavioral and mental problems. Healing-Prayer,directed thoughts and spiritual healing. Meditation-deep breathing and inner relaxation. Tranquility and equipoise.
Alternative systems & Therapies Diagnostic Systems : Iridology-looking at eyes Dowsing-through rods Radionics-invisible energy fields Kinesiology-energy imbalances in muscles
Alternative systems & Therapies Energy Therapies Crystals-said to influence the patients’ aura Reiki-channels spiritual energy to heal body,mind Laying on of hands-to manipulate the body’s energy NONE SYSTEMATICALLY REVIEWED YET
MANIPULATIVE THERAPIES OSTEOPATHY; MANIPULATION OF MUSCLES AND JOINTS CHIROPRACTIC;MANIPULATION OF SPINE MASSAGE;RUBBING,KNEADING OR PRESSURE REFLEXOLOGY;MASSAGE OF SPECIFIC PARTS OF FOOT,ACU POINTS
ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES AYURVEDA-ANCIENT INDIAN DISCIPLINE -’SCIENCE OF LIFE’ based on Mind,body,spirit interactions. TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE HOMEOPATHY NATUROPATHY
OPINION OF SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY Some of the complementary therapies may be like a harmless fashion or may be a mass hysteria but….. Alternative systems of medicine like Ayurved definitely opens new horizons for prevention and cure of diseases.
OPINION OF SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY Conventional medicine regards body as a machine like a computer or a jumbo jet. CAM thinks that healthy body is a system in balance.The whole body is a self regulating extended network.
CAM EXPERTS SAY THAT NETWORK PATHOLOGIES ARISE WHEN THE BODY SELF ORGANISES IN RESPONSE TO SOME DISTURBANCE BUT BECOMES CONFUSED AND ENDS UP WORSE AT SELF REGULATION THAN BEFORE. IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME AND CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME ARE EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY NETWORK PATHOLOGIES.
Ayurved The Atharva Veda contains early description of the use of herbal medicine Ayurveda is fifth veda or upveda The ancient Indian sages, who came face to face with the truth, revealed the secrets of wholesome living after intense research and observation of Herbs and gave us the gift of Ayurved
AYURVEDA encompasses .. Herbal healing Rasa, Bhasma and Rasayan Meditation and Yoga Dietary control PANCHAKARMA Yagyopathy
Holistic Management • The Universal bond between man and universal one has been sublimely captured by Vedic seer as GayatriMahamantra.
Stress IS A non-specific response of the body to any demand made upon it or to an external stimuli. Main Back Quit Next
SPIRITUAL FAITH BODY ( SHAKHA ) MIND( TRUNK ) SPIRITUAL FAITH ( ROOT ) Main Back Quit Next
Stress is ... * Due to Inability in coping with internal or external threats * Much stress today is occurring through emotions such as aggressions, impatience and fear kindling the body’s stress responses. * Other causes could be unhealthy diet, smoking, drugs, improper work pattern and financial insecurity Stress is only harmful when we can not control our responses to it Main Back Quit Next
Perceives acts Emotions play Discriminate function Composition Of Man Body, mind and soul unity is a well known fact Spirit Matter Body Mind Intellect Self Perse Inert Insentient Godhead Main Back Quit Next
Eustress ( CONSTRUCTIVE STRESS ) RHYTHMIC CYCLE OF ACTIVITY & TENSION STRESS EXPERIENCED AND COPED ACTIVITY ENERGY TIME TENSION Main Back Quit Next
DISSTRESS ( DESTRUCTIVE STRESS ) IMPROPERLY COPED STRESS LEADING TO ATASTROPHIES TOO MUCH ACTIVITY TENSION DEPLETION OF ENERGY HIGH ACTIVITY TIME ENERGY TENSION LOW ACTIVITY TOO LITTLE ACTIVITY TENSION DEPLETION OF ENERGY Main Back Quit Next
BURN OUT STRESS SYNDROME ( BOSS ) A DEBILITATING PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITION BROUGHT ABOUT BY UNRELIEVED WORK STRESS FIVE STAGES OF BOSS (1) HONEYMOON (2) FUEL SHORTAGE (3) CHRONIC SYMPTOMS (4) CRISIS (5) LOSING THE MARATHON Main Back Quit Next
BURN OUT STRESS SYNDROME ( BOSS ) FIVE STAGES OF BOSS 1 HONEYMOON: INITIAL EUPHORIA,HABITS ARE SPOILED. 2 FUEL SHORTAGE:DEPLETION OF ENERGY. FATIGUE,INSOMNIA,ESCAPE ACTIVITIES. 3 CHRONIC SYMPTOMS: MORE FATIGUE, AILMENTS LIKE IHD, IRRITABLE BOWEL, MYALGIA, BRONCHIAL ASTHMA, PEPTIC ULCER & DEPRESSION. Main Back Quit Next
BURN OUT STRESS SYNDROME ( BOSS ) FIVE STAGES OF BOSS 4 CRISIS: PESSIMISTIC OUTLOOK, ENHANCED ANXIETY, DOUBTS ABOUT OWN CAPABILITIES, ESCAPE MENTALITY - TENSION HEADACHE, CHRONIC BACKACHE, HYPERTENSION, SLEEP DISTURBANCES. 5 HITTING THE WALL: LOSING THE MARATHON. COLLAPSE. Main Back Quit Next
BITING NAILS, CLENCHING FISTS, CLENCHING JAWS DRUMMING FINGERS GRINDING TEETH HUNCHING SHOULDERS PICKING AT FACIAL SKIN TAPPING FEET TWO JOBS AT A TIME TOUCHING HAIR OFTEN TOO HURRIED OR LOUD TALKING TOO CONSCIOUS ABOUT BEING ON TIME SIGNALS OF STRESS Main Back Quit Next
SIGNALS OF STRESS MOOD SIGNALS ANXIETY , DEPRESSION ,FRUSTRATION, HABITUAL ANGER OR HOSTILITY, HELPLESSENSS, HOPELESSNESS, IRRITABILITY, RESTLESSNESS Main Back Quit Next
SIGNALS OF STRESS BEHAVIOURAL SIGNS AGGRESSION , DISTURBED SLEEP EMOTIONAL OUT BURSTS ,LEAVING JOBS UNDONE ,OVER REACTIVE Main Back Quit Next
Common disorders produced due to stress * Sinus Tachycardia * HighBlood Pressure * Ischaemic Heart - Disease * Diabetes Mellitus * Hyper Acidity, PU syndrome * Ulcerative Colitis • * Migraine, tension headache, • Chronic backache • * Allergies, Asthma • * Thyrotoxicosis • *Auto immune disorders • *Menstrual Disorders • Anxiety Neurosis, Obsessions • ALMOST ALL DISORDERS RELATED • TO LOW IMMUNITY
WHO WARNING Depression will be world’s most debilitating disease by 2005 after heart ailments. By 2015, it may be first. Psychology is going to be the subject of future for students.
Stress Management STRESS IS NOT-- Merely nervous tension. IT IS * Always the non-specific result of damage * Something to be avoided COMPLETE FREEDOM FROM STRESS IS DEATH Main Back Quit Next
Concept of Stress in Indian Thought SankhyaDarshan mentions about Klesa and Dukha. Klesa has its origin in root “Klis”, which means to torment or afflict pain. Klesa in Sankhya is generally due to fundamental non-cognition - avidya or ignorance.
HOW TO MANAGE STRESS * Change in dietary pattern: Tryptophan Rich Food, Vegetarian Diet. * Subtler exercises - ASANS (Postures) & PRAGYA YOG. * PRANAYAM: Churning of Vital energy. * Proper reading habits -“SWADHYAY” For Self- Introspection. * Proper relaxation -“SHAVASAN”, Yog Nidra. More to follow... Main Back Quit Next
HOW TO MANAGE STRESS * Proper meditation upon flame,ocean,colors, ragas. * Music therapy - “MANTRA CHIKITSA”. * Pulverized herbal powders - “AKOUSHADHI CHIKITSA”. * Homa therapy, Yagna. * Avoid isolation, become part of society and devote time for social & selfless service. Main Back Quit Next