Mind body Relationship and its application to medical science today A lecture by : Dr. Pranav Pandya, MD Head – All World Gayatri Pariwar Chancellor – Devsanskriti Vishwavidyalaya
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.
Beyond Mind Body to a New Era of Healing There is nothing more divine than mind. Nothing more apt to unite men to Gods and Gods to men. – Hermes (Greek God, Supposed to be founder of Alchemy)
Beyond Mind Body to a New Era of Healing A man on earth is a mortal God….. And a God in Heaven is an immortal man. – Hermes
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 Medicine : 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
Brahmavarchas Research Center Research Institute dedicated for Scientific Spirituality
Yagyapathy - An Approach To Total Health * Oral medicines - Effect only through digestion. But not fully absorbed. * Negative impact on digestive system. * Intravenous therapies - Quick effect but risk of reaction and side effects.
The Achievements • Preservation of Herbal Plants of More Than 450 varieties,which otherwise could have become extinct. • Delivering these readily available plants for Medicinal and Spiritual use to each and everyone on “no profit” basis. • Testing of Constituents of Herbal Plants • Synthesis of Various Branches of Western and alternative Systems of Medicines. • Scientific Analysis of Effects of Yagyopathy,the most ancient science of herbal healing through vaporization of these herbs and Mantra Chikitsa • Distribution of Herbs in purest form.
Challenging Issues • * Increasing no. of elderly • persons all over • * Care of dying patients • * Organ Transplants • * Stem cell revolution • * Genome and Cloning – Technological wonders
Challenging Issues • * Health system getting bankrupt and costs high • * Complimentary and alternative medicine emerging fast. • * Impaired Physicians • * Pain Management and reassurance • * Depression as the topmost killer by 2015
Stress Is a menace today Leading to erosion of human potential and lot of illnesses
Stress In fact is A non-specific response of the body to any demand made upon it or to an external stimuli.
Eustress ( CONSTRUCTIVE STRESS ) RHYTHMIC CYCLE OF ACTIVITY & TENSION STRESS EXPERIENCED AND COPED ACTIVITY ENERGY TIME TENSION
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
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
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 Nervous Signals
SIGNALS OF STRESS MOOD SIGNALS ANXIETY , DEPRESSION ,FRUSTRATION, HABITUAL ANGER OR HOSTILITY, HELPLESSENSS, HOPELESSNESS, IRRITABILITY, RESTLESSNESS
SIGNALS OF STRESS BEHAVIOURAL SIGNS AGGRESSION , DISTURBED SLEEP EMOTIONAL OUT BURSTS ,LEAVING JOBS UNDONE ,OVER REACTIVE
Common disorders produced due to stress * Sinus Tachycardia * High Blood 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
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
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...
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.
STRESS PROOFING LIFESTYLE You must learns The art of being The art of relating The art of thinking The art of becoming The art of organizing The Art of Living
BALANCED DIET • New salad combinations • Fruit nuts and raw vegetables • Raw or steamed/boiled vegetables • Fiber rich diets whole wheat flour boiled rice beans and pulses potatoes with skin • Fruits as alternatives to pies • Sprouted Pulses /wheat grass SATVIC
Meditation * A cleanser of our mental garbage. * Our day to day necessecity. It gives relief from mental constipation