Q. How to approach insomnia and anxiety through ayurveda?

Answered by Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hi doctor,

I have started on drugs to address insomnia and job related anxiety. When I experienced allergic reaction I was advised to discontinue Clonazepam a Benzodiazepine drug and I am experiencing withdrawal symptoms. They include sleeping problem and flu like symptoms. I am taking medication such as Doxazosin, Valsartan, Atenolol and Amlodipine for prostate and BP control. Could you advise a medicine that can help with the symptoms especially the sleep problem? Also my tolerance for anything resembling a Benzodiazepine is very low. So, I need to be careful not to take anything that might interact. Thank you.


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Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy
BAMS., DNHE., YIC., CERTIFICATION IN PANCHAKARMA THERAPY
Ayurveda Specialist, Dietician, Nutritionist, Yoga

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • I cannot comment on your allopathic medicines. You should take those medicines according to your physician advice. But, I can suggest you few ayurveda remedies to overcome your issues.
  • Boil 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha churna in 1 glass of milk and 1/2 glass of water, till it reduces to 1 glass. Drink this before going bed. You can add pinch of nutmeg and some crushed almonds too with it.
  • Eat 10 to 20 cherries daily to reduce your stress and fatigue. It also helps you sleep.
  • You can also drink a glass of tomato juice with 2 pinches of nutmeg at 4 PM.
  • A cup of Chamomile tea at bedtime is also beneficial.
  • Do regular massage with Brahmi or sesame oil regularly. Massage the oil on scalp and feet followed by hot water shower.
  • Definitely yoga and meditation also will help you a lot.
  • Avoid eating dry foods like burger, bread, pizza, potatoes, legumes, etc. Try to include half to one teaspoon of ghee in your diet.

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