Londhe, D. J., Ojha, N. K., Kumar, A.
Adolescence represents a unique period in the life cycle. No longer children and not yet adults. As per universal definition of Adolescence- it is span of life between 10 years to 19 years during which every individual goes through myriad of physical, psychological and cognitive development. Adolescence is a critical juncture in the adoption of behaviors that are relevant to health. Many of the behaviors that are linked to poor health habits and early death in adults begin during adolescence. Promoting the health and safety of adolescents is of critical importance to the future of the Nation. As these adolescents stand in the threshold of adulthood, they need authentic and accurate guidelines that would help them for smooth and safe transition from childhood to adult. The problems of adolescent are multi-dimensional in nature and require holistic approach. Modern medical science lacks this approach. Ayurveda can successfully probe into the field of adolescents’ health by offering the principle of Prakriti to inculcate healthy practices in adolescent in order to achieve smooth transition to adulthood. Highly Significant result was found for RISKS domain in both the group, significant improvement was seen in DISCOMFORT, RESILIENCE, and SATISFACTION in both the group; while insignificant result was seen in DISORDER and ACHIEVEMENT domain.
Adolescent, Prakriti, Counselling, Transition Phase, Ritu Sandhi
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Londhe, D. J., Ojha, N. K., & Kumar, A. (2014). Prakriti Based Evaluation of Adolescent Health Problems and their Ayurvedic Management. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 3(2), 164-174.