Vatta and depression?

A forum for all questions about Tibetan Medicine. No more posting in this forum until further notice.
Post Reply
User avatar
Virgo
Global Moderator
Posts: 2293
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:47 am
Location: Globe

Vatta and depression?

Post by 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

Thank you,

Kevin

User avatar
Malcolm
Posts: 24948
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:19 am

Re: Vatta and depression?

Post by 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.

N
Atikosha
Tibetan Medicine Blog
Sudarsana Mandala, Tibetan Medicine and Herbs
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Relax, don’t worry about all the problems of samsara. Everything is relative. But try to be present.


— Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

User avatar
Virgo
Global Moderator
Posts: 2293
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:47 am
Location: Globe

Re: Vatta and depression?

Post by 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.

N
Oh, thank you Namdrol-la.

Boy would I love to study TM formally.

Kevin

User avatar
Malcolm
Posts: 24948
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:19 am

Re: Vatta and depression?

Post by 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.
Atikosha
Tibetan Medicine Blog
Sudarsana Mandala, Tibetan Medicine and Herbs
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Relax, don’t worry about all the problems of samsara. Everything is relative. But try to be present.


— Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

User avatar
Virgo
Global Moderator
Posts: 2293
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:47 am
Location: Globe

Re: Vatta and depression?

Post by 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.

Kevin

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests