Indian System Of Psychotherapy

The growing signs of increasing disillusionment in western medicines has resulted in a marked interest in alternative therapies. The Indian syste of psychotherapy with its 3 main branches of Atharva veda, Ayurveda and Yoga serves as a comprehensive guide to deal with all aspects of the body ( the organ systems) , and the mind. As the mind and body are closely related ,suppressed and repressed emotions can affect an individuals health considerably. Similarly release of hormones in the body work as mood enhancers and influence an individuals well being.

Happiness is illusory is a myth. At Tatvamasi we choose to introduce you to the Indian system of psychotherapy and pave the way to be in happiness and experience a state of wellness and contentment.


I. Atharvanic Manas Chikitsa (Psychogenic or Identical)

Mantra-vidya--

  • a)Sankalpa (self-determination or auto suggestion)
  • b) Sadesh (suggestion)
  • c) Samvashikaran (hypnosis)
  • d) Rituals, drama
  • e) Brahma kavach (psychological defensive belief)

Utarna-transference.
Ashwasana and upchar (assurance, desensitization, re-education).
Daiviya havan chikitsa-spiritual prayer with havan and rituals.
Prayashchitani - Sweekarokti (confession)
  • - tapa (penance)
  • - Balidan (sacrifice)

II. Kaushik or Bhautik Chikitsa (Somatogenic or non Identical)

Angirasi- endocrine or of juices of the body
Daivya prakrat- (divine and natural)

  • (a) Jal chikitsa-hydro-therapy
  • (b) Vayu chikitsa-air-therapy
  • (c) Agni chikitsa-heat-therapy
  • (d) Sutya chikitsa-sun-therapy

Manushyaja or medicines prepared by human beings.

Ayurveda - Ayurveda is the indigenous system of medicine and it lays emphasis on the relationship between the mind and the body. It associates the functioning and mal functioning of the body with the tridoshas (wind, bile,phlegm) and the 5 elements of nature (space, earth, air, fire, water)Ayurvedic therapy includes herbs, Yoga and Panch Karma ( a fivefold detoxification treatment involving massage, herbal therapy, and other procedures). Proper natural diet and good digestion are the pivots on which Ayurveda is based.

Basic components of a human body are-
  • (1) Panch mahabhoot - the five elements.

  • (2) Doshas - the controlling forces.

  • (3) Dhatus - the tissues.

  • (4) Mala - the metabolic waste products.

  • (5) Agni - the fire within (which digests food)-the metabolic process.