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17 Sep

Anxiety Disorder Treatments in Ayurveda

“Every morning it was a struggle to wake up. There were days when I feel okay.
But at times, within a day, there was a roller- coaster of feelings. Finally I accepted my condition “.
This is from the article of a famous bollywood actress Deepika Padukone about her battle with anxiety and depression.

ANXIETY is an emotion characterised by feeling of tension, worried thoughts physical changes like increased blood pressure. Cultural factors have influenced the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorder in India for several centuries. The number of people affected with anxiety is increasing day by day. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US affecting 40 million adults in the age 18 and older.

Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety is developed or caused by a combination of things. These includes:
Family history of mental health conditions, personality factors, on- going stressful events, physical health problems, other mental health conditions, substance used etc. It is normal to feel anxious at some point of life. Sometimes feeling a bit anxious can be a good thing. However if you feel anxious too much it can lead to more serious mental health problems.
The symptoms of anxiety are not at all that obvious as they develop slowly our time and it is hard to know how much is so much. Each anxiety condition has its own unique features there as some common symptoms including-

* Physical – panic attacks, cold and hot flushes, palpitations, quick breathing, restlessness.
* Psychology– excessive fear, worry, obsessive thinking.
* Behavioural – avoidance of situation that makes you feel anxious which can impact on study, work or social life.

Treatment of psychological disorders in Ayurveda takes an expansive view of an individual’s physical, mental and spiritual status. The causes leads to be affected on Vata Dosha( one among the tridoshas, Vata, Pitta & Kapha, in Ayurveda ) specifically Prana Vata located in head, maintaining proper functioning of intelligence, brain , sense organs and mind, which gets aggravated with stress, depression and anxiety. The aggravated dosha generates the nervous tissue leading to mental imbalance.

Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Anxiety is a highly treatable condition. The main treatment principle includes balancing the aggravated Vata and more over nourishing treatments and improving Satva Guna (one of the trigunas or ‘modes of existence’) to increase concentration, stability and calmness of mind. Panchakarma treatments like Abhyanga, Shirodhra, Nasya etc along with Yoga & Meditations shows great results in such kind of conditions. This can also be attained by diet lifestyle management and intake of necessary medicaments. Get some health benefits of panchakarma.

The main treatment protocol of Ayurveda is to first identify the root- cause of the disease. In mental health, normally, Vata aggravation is marked by anxiety, Pitta aggravation marked by anger and Kapha aggravation by depression. Based on this a specific treatment schedule is designed, including Panchakarma therapies like Abhyanga, Snehapana ,Shiroabhyanga , Shirovasti, Shirodhara, Nasya, etc and internal medications.

Yoga is that which helps to draw your-self attention, particularly when you do breathing exercises. At the same time different asanas and postures helps to relieve excess doshas and calm the nervous system. When you practice meditataion regularly you experience a deep sense of peace. Ayurveda and Yoga can be a useful weapon to help you face your fears, guide you back to your true nature, and heal your life. You can also checkout the yoga poses for better digestion.

Are you looking for Ayurveda treatments in Kerala? Do visit Greens Ayurveda at Calicut to undergo treatments. Contact us to fix an appointment right away.

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