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Ayurveda – Detoxify drug addicts

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Ayurveda helps detoxify drug addicts

The world readies to observe the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and joins hands to combat the menace on Sunday (June 26). Ayurvedic experts too make efforts to get rid of the problem.

The need for rehabilitation and detoxification of addicts doubles in the cities. The true solution lies in the traditional medical science Ayurveda.

Drug addiction can possibly be eradicated through moral education, like the one imparted in Vedas.

Drug addicts are unassertive people, who cannot say no to things and do not have a firm mind. Moral and spiritual confusion are the traits of a junkie. Rehabilitation is a process of restoring the patient to a normal life. This depends on the willingness and the psyche of a person. If the treatment is carried regularly, it would take a month or two for a person to completely wipe out the menace. In a week, five to six such people visit for detoxification and rehabilitation. A comprehensive program involving natural medication, ‘Panchakarma’ (detoxification process), yoga sessions and individual counselling are carried out till the problem is solved.

Panchakarma is a bio-purification method for detoxification of bodies through five phases. These five phases are vamana, virechana, basti, nasya and raktamokshana. Vamana is the process of inducing controlled vomiting in order to flush out harmful toxins from the body. Virechana or therapeutic purgation involves cleansing of gastrointestinal tract, especially liver.Basti is the process of introducing medicated oils and herbal decotion into the body through rectum. Nasya is nasal Instillation, which includes drops of swaras (juices from herbal plants) and oil or ghee to eradicate toxins from head and neck region. Lastly, raktamoksha is the therapy to extract and purify the blood. All these methods are cost effective and have no side effects.

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