ADDICTION AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR IN CHILDREN – A HEALTH CHALLENGE AND AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT
*Dr. Bharati V. Patil, Dr. Sunil P. Changle and 3Dr. Swapnil C. R.
Population explosion, poverty, increased competition at school age and heavy expectations of carrier are very strong burden on Indian children, which make them vulnerable to behaviour deprivation, in addition increased use of television and internet right from childhood is extra factor which changes the behaviour of children due to following of false cultural practices which have been regularly broadcasting on television and internet. Therefore most of the children of developing countries like India are in the cyclone of drugs addiction and criminal tendency. For this review article different Ayurveda text books, classical books reference books, magazines, journals were searched and analysed. Considering these facts Ayurveda has explained good child rearing practices for better growth and mental development of children. Certain Panchakarma procedures like snehan (oleation), swedan (sudation)etc. Purvakarmas (minor procedures) and shirodhara (pouring medicated oil or liquids on forehead) andnasya (nasal drops), virechana (therapeutic purgation), basti (enema)etc. Panchakarmas (major procedures) are also looking very useful for those children. Also uses of Ayurveda Medhya drugs like Brahmi, Jatamansi, Vacha, Shankhpushpi, Mandukparni, and Ashwagandha are such nootropics found to be useful to control childhood behaviour and prevent consequences of addiction. Application of counselling of such children with Yoga and meditation practices with Ayurveda therapy is very useful tool to control criminal tendency and addiction tendency of Indian children.[Full Text Article]