Stress & Depression
While sadness for a short while can be extremely excruciating at times, depression is a mental health concern that can make an individual feel really low for a prolonged period of time.
Depression is a mental health concern that influences your feelings, mostly making one feel upset for reasons, known or unknown to the conscious mind. While the symptoms of depression are generally mental, in severe cases, it is bound to affect and worsen overall health.
Fortunately, management for depression is possible by taking a holistic, Ayurvedic approach. Ayurveda focuses on helping improve the overall health and finding peace in the lap of nature.
What Causes Emotional Imbalance?
According to Ayurveda, human health is determined by three factors, known as the three doshas (tridoshas), namely - vata, pitta and kapha.
Low emotional states can occur due to a significant shift in the levels of these three doshas. Additionally, lack of awareness of one’s inner self can also lead to an emotional imbalance.
Majorly, according to Ayurveda, depression is a result of kapha imbalance. Plus, changes in the brain’s electrochemistry can encourage a vata shift, which may also trigger a loss of enzymatic activity in the metabolism (also known as a shift in pitta).
In these three doshas, kapha imbalance can lead to heaviness, darkness, anxiety, and stress, often leading to hopelessness and sadness.
Depression in Ayurveda: How to Improve Your Mental Health with Ayurveda?
Managing a depression health concern can seem challenging at times. A person dealing with depression may not have the desire or energy to indulge in many activities. This inactivity may indicate lack of efforts towards the improvement of mental health.
At Vandewellness, we offer a comprehensive depression treatment. These treatment options offered by us include internal herbal medicines & supplements along with specific therapies and Panchakarma treatments like Abhyangam (massage with specific medicinal oils), Shirodhara, Thalam, Nasyam, etc.
These processes are known to help reduce the level of stress hormones in the brain, and put it into a relaxed state.
As these methods aren’t designed to work only on the symptoms, they can help establish a healthy mental state for a long time.
Another result of these treatments is that they can help enhance the cognitive abilities of a person, helping maintain healthy memory, a boost in concentration and improved sleeping patterns. This is one reason why depression treatment in Ayurveda can be considered.
The Ayurvedic treatment of depression can also include daily yoga and meditation practice. Both of these are said to help maintain healthy hormone levels, reduce stress, and ease the mind.
Conventional treatments use chemical-based medicines that may have side effects and there is also a stigma attached to being treated for depression. Ayurvedic treatment for depression focuses highly on the lifestyle changes of an individual along with regular medication and thus, puts emphasis on the overall well-being of the person.
The Ayurveda treatment for depression consists of internal herbal medicines & supplements along with specific therapies and Panchakarma treatments like Abhyangam (massage with specific medicinal oils), Shirodhara, Thalam, Nasyam, etc. which reduce the level of stress hormones in the brain, change the EEG pattern of the brain and puts it into a relaxed state. This helps in not only reducing mental and emotional health issues like anxiety levels and stress but also aids in improving the cognitive functions of a person like intellect and memory enhancement, increase in concentration abilities and sound sleep patterns. The efficacy of the treatments is enhanced by the inclusion of Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation sessions delivered by our expert yoga faculty.
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