1+1= 3 Hysteria


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
1+1= 3 Hysteria


The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is “What does a woman want?”


Hysteria is a psychological state, wherein the mind of a person gets affected by unmanageable fear or emotional excesses.it occurs in both the sexes, the incidence is more apparent in young women between fourteen and twenty five years of age.

People struck by hysteria have less or no control over one's acts and emotions and undergo sudden seizures of unconsciousness, with emotional outbursts every now and then

. Such a behavior results in repressed conflicts within the person's inner self.

History of hysteria

In the Western world, until the seventeenth century, hysteria referred to a medical condition thought to be particular to women and caused by disturbances of the uterus. The movement of a woman's uterus to various locations within her body as it became light and dry due to a lack of bodily fluids

By the mid to late 19th century, hysteria came to refer as sexual dysfunction

A more modern understanding of hysteria as a psychological disorder

Ancient Tamil literature talks a lot about this and uses the term "Pasalai" to refer this. Says this hysteria comes to a women whose lover leaves her away for seeking wealth or for war. The women gets pale, thin, body gets tired and she simply languishes etc

Mass Hysteria.

one can see this phenomenon in rock concert, Religious gatherings and political meeting

Causes Of Hysteria

Sexual repression
Excessive idleness
Heredity factors
Family history of nervousness
Faulty emotional training
Mental strain
Prolonged sickness
Brain tumor

Symptoms Of Hysteria

Heaviness in the limbs
Severe cramps
Strong feeling of ascending abdominal constriction
Continual sighing
Difficulty in breathing
Constriction in the chest
Feeling of a foreign body lodged in the throat
Swelling of the neck
Clenched teeth
Generalized and voluntary tensing of muscles of locomotion
Loss of consciousness
Violent and tumultuous heartbeats
No willpower
Tendency towards emotional instability

Home Remedy For Hysteria

Isolate the affected person from any onlookers and gently but firmly help to calm him/her enough to regain control.

Reassure the patient, but refrain from showing any sympathy and, gently but firmly, escort him/her to a quiet place.

Do not physically restrain or slap the person, this may make the patient turn more aggressive/violent.

Stay with patient and keep under observation until full recovery takes place.

Arrange for medical aid.

An effective way to treat hysteria patients would be to take utmost care of their diet. They should start with a fruit diet for all the three meals such as apples, grapes, oranges, pineapples, papayas, grapefruits, etc. Thereafter, follow an all-milk diet for a month.

In a cup of freshly made lettuce juice, mix a tsp of Indian gooseberry (amla) juice. Have this mixture in an empty stomach every morning for a month.

Consuming a tablespoon of honey everyday is beneficial in treating patients suffering from hysteria.

Make asafetida a part of the regular diet. Include it in small quantity of 0.5 to 1.0 grams per day.

Alternatively, the patient can also smell some asafetida every day.

Add a gram of Rauwolfia root in a glass of milk. Intake this milk twice everyday - morning and evening. Drink this combination until completely cured.

Appropriate sleep and regular exercise is very beneficial in treating patients with hysteria.

Grate the vegetable bottle Gourd and apply on the forehead of the patient. It is a very good treatment for curing hysteria.

Pure Ghee: It is of great value in the treatment of hysteria. It can be given with rice or chapatis. 5gms of pure cow ghee well mixed in a glass of warm milk can be given, preferably at bed-time.

Almonds: Almonds are very useful for hysterical patients. Two almonds soaked in water overnight, should be made into a paste, with a little sugar and taken regularly once a day to improve the mental make-up of the affected person.

Dhyana and Yoga are essential to build-up the inner self control as only the weak minded are susceptible to this disorder.

Most important is give lot of love,care and affection to hysteria patient. The reason is they feel negelected.

Avoid smoking, Alcohol ,coffee , tea and drug

The patient should be taught self-control and educated in the right habits of thinking. Her mind must be drawn away from herself by some means. Proper sex education should be provided and a married patient should be taught to enjoy a normal sexual relationship.

outdoor games are also important. They take the mind away from self and induce cheerfulness.

Yogasanas which are useful in hysteria are bhujangasana, shalabhasana, matsyasana, dhanurasana, halasana, paschimottanasana, yogamudra, and shavasana

Weak patients, who are not able to do much active exercise, may be given a massage three or four times a week


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