Anxiety,Stress and Depression

 

Types, Symptoms and Ayurvedic view of Anxiety, Stress and Depression:

 

What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety Stress Disorder?

It depends on the type of anxiety disorder, but general symptoms include:
􀀀 Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness
􀀀 Problems sleeping
􀀀 Cold or sweaty hands or feet
􀀀 Shortness of breath
􀀀 Heart palpitations
􀀀 Not being able to be still and calm
􀀀 Dry mouth
􀀀 Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
􀀀 Nausea
􀀀 Muscle tension
􀀀 Dizziness

What Are the Types of Anxiety Disorders?

There are several kinds, including:

Panic disorder: People with this condition have feelings of fear that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no warning. Other symptoms of a panic attack include sweating, chest pain, palpitations (unusually strong or irregular heartbeats), and a feeling of choking. It can feel like you’re having a heart attack or ” going crazy.”

Social anxiety disorder: Also called social phobia, this involves overwhelming worry and self-consciousness about everyday social situations. The worry often centres on a fear of being judged by others or behaving in a way that might cause embarrassment or lead to ridicule.

Specific phobias: These are intense fears of a specific object or situation, such as heights or flying. The level of fear is usually inappropriate to the situation and may cause you to avoid common, everyday situations.

Generalized anxiety disorder: This is excessive, unrealistic worry and tension, even if there’s little or nothing to provoke the anxiety.

SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION

􀀀 Insomnia
􀀀 Excessive sleeping
􀀀 Fatigue
􀀀 General aches, pains
􀀀 Digestive problems
􀀀 Reduced energy

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behaviour, feelings, and sense of well-being. Everyone feels anxious now and then. It is a normal emotion. Many people feel nervous when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test or making an important decision.

Anxiety disorders are different, though. They can cause such distress that it interferes with your ability to lead a normal life. This type of disorder is a serious mental illness and for people who have an anxiety disorder, worry and fear are constant and overwhelming and can be disabling. But with treatment, many people can manage those feelings and get back to a fulfilling life.

Ayurvedic view of stress and depression

Ayurveda shines in its capacity to distil a host of complex maladies into an elegantly simple collection of qualitative patterns, which help to illuminate a clear path toward healing for each individual. The Ayurvedic approach to managing stress is a beautiful example of this. Kapha Vata shamana and mind strengthening medicines both internally, externally along with counselling and yogic meditations:
􀀀 One of Ayurveda’s foundational principles is that like increases like and that opposites balance. Ayurveda relies on twenty gunas (qualities)—organized into ten pairs of opposites—to describe various phenomena throughout the natural world. Identifying the qualities involved in a particular imbalance or disease helps to direct an appropriate treatment of opposites. When we distil the stress response down into its most essential characteristics and begin to understand the qualities it activates in the body, we gain an intuitive grasp of how to use opposing forces to invite a return to balance.
􀀀 According to the ancient texts of Ayurveda, one group of ten gunas is deemed to be building, nourishing, and anabolic in nature, while the other is reducing, lightning, and catabolic in nature. There are the ten pairs of opposites, divided into the two groups.

Treatment modalities:
● External therapies –Abhyanga/ Shiro Abhyanga/ Shiro Dhara/Takra Dhara/Dhumapana/Nasya its
● Internal medicines that cause Vata Kapha Samana and Mind strengthening
● Counselling
● Yoga and Meditation
● Diet modifications
It takes 3 to 6 treatment schedules. Each treatment schedule comprises of 7 to 14 days based on the condition of the client.

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Rita Sagrani

Rita is the founder of the Ayurvedic Wellness Centre. To find out more about her, head to the About Us page.

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