Stress is the reaction a person gives to any stressor outside his body. The stress initiating agent may be environmental, emotional, or social factor. In other words, it is the body’s reaction to any unpleasant event around it which strongly affects. The body may react through a physical or an emotional reaction. Anxiety is a condition where the person’s inner turmoil makes him/her react in a nervous way on the outer front. The person shows nervous reactions like pacing back and forth, repeating same actions again and again, and many more. We in Ayurveda believe that the body is controlled by three different energies which are Vada, Pitta, and Kappha. These energies maintain the balance in our bodies and any imbalance in these energies may disorient the body system. The Ayurvedic herbs help remove stress and anxiety from our daily lives in a natural and herbal way which help in attaining an easy, stress free life.
Ayurvedic treatments for anxiety:
- Oral Medications
- Shirodhara – Shirodhara therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead is one of the steps involved in Panchakarma.
- Basti – Basti karma concentrates on the elimination of the loosened vata dosha out through the rectum. The treatment involves the introduction of medicinal substances, such as, herbal oils and decoctions in a liquid medium, into the rectum of the person.