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Vatta and depression?

Postby Virgo » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:36 pm

Hi, I've suffered from vatta imbalances for most of my life. I've taken a number of measures to help balance it including massage oil, which was an excellent recommendation. My question is my vatta has usually manifested as nervousness, agitation, lethargy and fatigue when I expend too much energy and physical problems such as stiffness, dryness, aches, headaches, spinal discomfort, and very brittle bones, also irregularity of breathing. Sadness and depression have never really been an issue with me, save for a few months when I was about 15 or 16. Sometimes my outlook can be a little negative or dismal, at times. Sometimes I don't have a lot of "get up and go" and lack some enthusiasm for making money and stuff like that. I could be totally wrong but I usually right it off as a lack of ojas because of constitution, diet and lifestyle. Is this is what is meant by sadness or depression in vatta imbalances because I am sure I have had vatta, but do not experience "depression" per say? What I am asking is, if I have vatta how come I am not depressed, or does my slight lack of get up and go, nervousness and so forth, sometimes slightly dismal attitude, count as "depression"? I mean, I do smile a lot. :D

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Re: Vatta and depression?

Postby Malcolm » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:39 pm

Virgo wrote:Hi, I've suffered from vatta imbalances for most of my life. I've taken a number of measures to help balance it including massage oil, which was an excellent recommendation. My question is my vatta has usually manifested as nervousness, agitation, lethargy and fatigue when I expend too much energy and physical problems such as stiffness, dryness, aches, headaches, spinal discomfort, and very brittle bones, also irregularity of breathing. Sadness and depression have never really been an issue with me, save for a few months when I was about 15 or 16. Sometimes my outlook can be a little negative or dismal, at times. Sometimes I don't have a lot of "get up and go" and lack some enthusiasm for making money and stuff like that. I could be totally wrong but I usually right it off as a lack of ojas because of constitution, diet and lifestyle. Is this is what is meant by sadness or depression in vatta imbalances because I am sure I have had vatta, but do not experience "depression" per say? What I am asking is, if I have vatta how come I am not depressed, or does my slight lack of get up and go, nervousness and so forth, sometimes slightly dismal attitude, count as "depression"? I mean, I do smile a lot. :D

Thank you,

Kevin


From a Tibetan medical point of view there are many reasons for depression, not just vata.

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Re: Vatta and depression?

Postby Virgo » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:49 pm

Namdrol wrote:
Virgo wrote:Hi, I've suffered from vatta imbalances for most of my life. I've taken a number of measures to help balance it including massage oil, which was an excellent recommendation. My question is my vatta has usually manifested as nervousness, agitation, lethargy and fatigue when I expend too much energy and physical problems such as stiffness, dryness, aches, headaches, spinal discomfort, and very brittle bones, also irregularity of breathing. Sadness and depression have never really been an issue with me, save for a few months when I was about 15 or 16. Sometimes my outlook can be a little negative or dismal, at times. Sometimes I don't have a lot of "get up and go" and lack some enthusiasm for making money and stuff like that. I could be totally wrong but I usually right it off as a lack of ojas because of constitution, diet and lifestyle. Is this is what is meant by sadness or depression in vatta imbalances because I am sure I have had vatta, but do not experience "depression" per say? What I am asking is, if I have vatta how come I am not depressed, or does my slight lack of get up and go, nervousness and so forth, sometimes slightly dismal attitude, count as "depression"? I mean, I do smile a lot. :D

Thank you,

Kevin


From a Tibetan medical point of view there are many reasons for depression, not just vata.

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Oh, thank you Namdrol-la.

Boy would I love to study TM formally.

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Re: Vatta and depression?

Postby Malcolm » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:30 pm

When treating any disease one must treat all three doshas. If one is out of balance, by necessity so too will the others.
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Re: Vatta and depression?

Postby Virgo » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:27 am

Namdrol wrote:When treating any disease one must treat all three doshas. If one is out of balance, by necessity so too will the others.

In time, I'd like to become a doctor.

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