In everyday life, people suffer from frustrations, hassles, anxiety, demands and work deadlines, so stress becomes a part of our life most of the time. Normal stress or anxiety is not bad for the health unless it causes a hindrance in the daily routine and quality of sleep. The relaxation and adequate sleep remove the most of stress from the mind and prepare the person for next day activities.
When stress causes a hindrance in the routine work and a person becomes irritable, anxious and feels restlessness, sleeplessness or experiences other stress and anxiety symptoms, then the medical attention becomes important.
The stress is a state of mental or emotional strain. It disturbs the natural physical and mental balance of the person and causes some psychosomatic health problems in the body.
What Causes Stress or Anxiety
The mental stress or anxiety sometimes can happen without any triggers or reason, but may often be associated with following causes:
Ayurveda, the science of life, may be effective in managing stress and anxiety naturally. This ancient healthcare discipline is an amalgamation of ancient treatments and remedies that have been in existence for over 5000 years.
According to Ayurveda, a person leading a healthy stress-free life has following main characteristics:
Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety
The following list some of the common symptoms and signs of the stress:
Natural Anxiety and Stress Managemment with Ayurvedic Medicine
The ayurvedic treatment pathway is based on balancing mental and body humors or doshas in order to alleviate anxiety and stress symptoms naturally. In addition to this, Ayurveda also recommend relaxation therapies such Shirodhara, ayurvedic body massage along with organic Indian herbs and ayurvedic medicines used traditionally in lowering stress.
The herbs that have a stabilizing effect on the mind have been classified as Medhya Rasayanas in Ayurvedic manuscripts. These herbs are used in Ayurvedic preparations that serve as nervine tonics. The therapeutic benefits of such Ayurvedic medicines and herbs include improvement in memory and concentration, peace of mind, biological nourishment of the brain and alleviation of anxious behavioural disorders.
Following herbs have been used traditionally in ayurveda to reduce stress and anxiety:
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)(1)
Jatamansi (Nardostachys chinensis)
Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)
Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) (2)
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)
Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
In Indian Medicine, these are some of the common herbs used traditionally as brain tonic and help to reduce stress disorders, boosting memory, enhancing mood and relaxing the mind.(4)
Following ayurvedic therapies or treatments are used by most of the ayurvedic doctors in the cases of stress and anxiety.
Nasya or nasal instillation
Nasya treatment helps to promote mental clarity and reduce stress. In this treatment method, nasal medication serves as a purifying agent for the head and helps to offer clarity if mind.
Shirodhara treatment is a traditional ayurvedic therapy that has been used for relaxing mind for thousands of years. It helps to cleanse both the mind and the body. In this treatment method, a concoction of herbal oils, medicated milk and medicated water is poured over the forehead for over a duration. It is suggested to assist in relieving stress, tension, anxiety and depression and rejuvenates the mind.
Meditation is a great way to get rid of stress and anxiety. A person suffers from the stress disorders and depression should do at least 30 minutes meditation twice a day, especially evening meditation is considered more effective in the management of stress and depression. It also helps to relax the mind after finishing daily routine work. Sun salutation is yoga exercises that can be useful in the treatment of stress and depression.
The other yoga poses include Child's Pose (Balasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana), Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana), Eagle Pose (Garudasana), Corpse Pose (Savasana), Extended Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana), Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani), Puppy Pose (Uttana Shishosana), Cat Pose (Marjaryasana) and Dolphin Pose.
Managing Stress and Anxiety naturally
If you wish to enquire more information on Anxiety and Stress Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.
Both Ayurvedic Practitioner Gurnam Saini and Pooja Saini have specialised in mental health in their nursing career and worked in both Public and Private hospital in Melbourne for number of years till 2019. Gurnam Saini holds a Post Gradute Diploma in Mental Health Nursing and Pooja Saini completed Master of Nursing in Mental Health. They have genuine passion to offer a better quality of life to people living with mental health conditions. They believe in active listening and therapeutic engagement of their clients.
Ayurvedic Practitioner (Recognised as Ayurvedic Doctor in India)
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MD in Alternative Medicine from India
Certificate in Ayurveda Panchkarma Detox form India
Certificate in Ayurveda Pulse & Tongue diagnosis India
Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from Melbourne
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Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.
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