The accumulation of toxins in the body is termed Ama. Psychologically, Ama arises from holding on to negative emotions and undigested experiences. The guiding principle of Ayurveda is that the mind exerts the deepest influence on the body and freedom from sickness depends upon contacting our own awareness, bringing it into balance and extending that balance to the body.
Ayurveda classifies herbs with a stabilizing effect on the mind as ‘Medhya Rasayanas’. These herbs promote the intellect and nourish the neurological tissues. They are nervine tonics. Ayurveda favours the use of combinations of herbs that meet the specific needs of each patient. The Medhya Rasayanas enhance biological nourishment of the brain, producing tranquillity of mind, concentration and improved memory.
Though Ayurveda is very effective in most of mental illnesses this section deals with the condition – Depression
Depression is a mental health disorder that can affect the way you do the things such as your talking, sleep, eating, the way you feel about yourself, and the way you think about things etc.
The severity of symptoms of depression varies from individual to individual and varies over time. A person suffering with depression may experience few or all of the symptoms mentioned below or many more.
- Persistent sadness and anxiousness.
- Feeling of hopelessness, pessimism, guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
- Loss of interest in daily activities that they used to love previously
- Laziness and feeling of lassitude to do the things
- Difficulty in concentrating, remembering and making decisions
- Disturbed and unrefreshed sleep
- Developing of eating disorders, either over eating or loss of appetite
- Suicidal thoughts or fear of loss of loved ones
- Restlessness and irritability
- Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain.
Symptoms of depression have been successfully treated or managed by the practitioners our clinic using Ayurvedic treatment procedures and Homeopathic remedies. Both Ayurvedic and Homeopathic treatments are individualised and are tailored according to your body constitution giving you long lasting relief.
When can you consider Ayurveda for psychological illnesses?
You may consider Ayurveda at any stage of illness and it can use along with other medications absolutely without interacting with their course of actions.
You may also consider its use, to overcome the side effects from the prolonged use of anti-depressants and other such drugs.
Ayurveda can be considered in the treatment of following psychological disorders:
- Anxiety and Stress related disorders
- Concentration difficulties
- Examination funk
- Lack of confidence
- Mood swings
- Nervous tension
- Obsessive compulsive disorders
- Panic attack
- Poor memory
- Postpartum depression (Depression after delivery of baby)
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Temper tantrums
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