NOVEL CHAKRA SADHANA YOGA-BASED TREATMENT APPROACH FOR POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) AND DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER (DID)-A CASE STUDY
Keywords:yoga, Dissociative identity disorder, Post Traumatic stress disorder, health, theraphy
This study investigates the efficacy of yoga therapy in improving quality of life
in a patient diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder with the application of ancient
yogic chakra sadhana method. This case study is of 35-year female who had six different
dissociative characters of different age groups from 6years to 74years females. All these
characters are identified as a distress caused due to sexual abuse. Intervention of the
applied chakra sadhana was based on the 7 central chakras prepared along our spine from
our sacrum at its base and up to that crown at the uppermost point of our head. It is
referenced in old-fashioned Vedic writings. After the application of this therapy for the
initial 15 days along with basic yoga asanas, pre and post clinical interview results are
scaled as per APA’s PTSD checklist (PCL-5) and Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM-II).
This clearly indicate the improvement of mental health in patient. Further follow up and
medical check-ups are conducted weekly for post treatment of 2 months. Then the all six
characters disappeared from her.
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