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Ayurvedic Treatment for Depression & Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety are often observed to co-exist. Too much mental stress is a trigger that can result in mental disturbances leading to Depression or Anxiety. Stress is actually a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened. When you sense danger, whether it’s real or imagined, the body’s defense kicks into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or the stress response. However, excessive stress when left unmanaged can result in several illnesses including mental disorders such as Depression and Anxiety. Ayurvedic massage therapies are a 100% safe and proven treatment for such mental disorders.

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What are the effective Ayurvedic Treatments for Depression and Anxiety?

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Here are the 6 Ayurvedic ways to beat Depression and Anxiety that are offered at NuAyurveda clinic:

1. Abhyangam: It involves the full body massage with medicated herbal oils. Abhyangam therapy increases blood circulation to remove metabolic wastes and toxins from the body. It stimulates vital pressure points, which leads to nervous stimulation and reduction in Stress, Anxiety, and Depression.
In this therapy, two therapists apply herbal oils over the whole body (Head to Toe) of the individual in rhythmic and synchronised manner by using the right pressure. The massage goes on for 45-50 minutes in seven different positions. Abhyangam balances the Doshas and treats Mental, Emotional, and Physical disorders.
This therapy boosts Immunity and leads to well-being by preventing Stress and Depression. It is also effective against Insomnia, Paralysis, Arthritis, and Spondylosis disorders.

2. Padabhyangam: This Ayurvedic massage includes the stimulation of nerve endings and vital pressure points present in the foot to balance the Doshas. This also promotes mental calmness and relieves Stress and Anxiety.
A therapist applies herbal oils on the foot using precise hand movements. This leads to the improvement in blood circulation in the lower leg, which revitalises the tired feet.
Padabhyangam eliminates psychological disorders such as Nervousness, Anxiety, and Insomnia and prevents Depression. It also prevents Muscle cramps, boosts Fertility, and reduces Swelling and Pain in the lower leg region.

3. Nasyam: Nasyam is a part of Panchakarma therapy and involves the administration of medicated oils or drugs through nostrils. This treatment stimulates the vital centres of the brain to overcome problems such as Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia.
Nasyam starts with a facial massage or steam application to the face, forehead, ears, and neck. Afterwards, a therapist instills herbal oils, juices, or powders through nasal route, which then spread through venous (blood circulation) and nervous system into the areas present around the nostrils. Finally, the patient is given lukewarm water to gargle and medicated smoke for inhalation.
Nasyam therapy treats the disorders of ear, nose, and throat. It unblocks the energy channels and gets rid of Depression, Anxiety, and Headache. Moreover, it boosts Immunity and improves eye health.

4. Pizhichil: Pizhichil treatment involves the squeezing of warm medicated oils to help the system retune itself thereby inducing both physical and mental relaxation. The stress and tension building up in the system due to various factors often lead to oxidative stress, which can be effectively combated by this Ayurvedic treatment.
Pizhichil starts with a gentle and synchronised massage on all parts of the body excluding the head. A cloth dipped in lukewarm herbal oil is squeezed on the body of the patient followed by oil rubbing over the body. The dipping of cloth in medicated herbal oil is repeated periodically, and the entire procedure takes about 1 hour.
Pizhichil rejuvenates the body and boosts the functioning of the nervous system. It reduces Vata dosha, Tension, Anxiety, Depression, Muscular aches, Rheumatic problems, Insomnia, and Sexual problems. It also tones the skin by promoting the blood circulation.

5. Kizhi: Kizhi enhances circulation and reduces the oxidative stress thereby relieving the psycho-physical symptoms of stress.
This therapy makes use of powders, herbs, rice, sand tied in a muslin cloth to make small satchels. These powders, herbs, rice or sand sacks are then heated and lightly pounded over the body or specific parts of the body as needed.
Kizhi massage provides dry heat which treats aggravated Vata and Vatakapha conditions. It is an effective treatment for Depression, Anxiety, Muscular cramps, Swelling, Obesity, Lower back pain, Diabetes, Osteoarthritis, and Spondylosis.

6. Shirodhara: This healing massage involves the continuous pouring of medicated oil on the forehead with pendulum motion for a specific period of time. Shirodhara may also include the pouring of decoctions, buttermilk, or even water.
Continuous pouring of oil on the forehead stimulates and soothes the hypothalamus to induce sleep by reducing Stress. This therapy is performed for 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the condition of the person. The person is also given a gentle head massage before or during the procedure.
Shirodhara boosts the immune system and improves the blood circulation around the head and face to effectively treat Hypertension, Insomnia, Depression, and Jetlag.

How Does Body React When You Are Stressed?

When the body perceives a threat, the nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. This actually prepares your body to be more alert. However, when stress becomes a regular phenomenon, high levels of cortisol can show several detrimental effects on the body. Increased cortisol level is associated with High blood pressure, Sugar imbalance, Muscle stiffness, and Increased heart rate. These physiological effects lead to health issues such as Pain, Fatigue, Low immunity, Sleep problems, Depression & Anxiety, etc.

What Is Ayurveda’s Treatment Approach to Depression and Anxiety?

From the Ayurveda point of view, Depression is caused due to Kapha imbalance which vitiates the Vata further vitiating the pitta resulting in interference in the normal functioning of the nervous system leading to Depression.
The Ayurvedic therapy for Stress or Anxiety reduction begins with proper counseling that examines a patient’s detailed history, diet, and lifestyle modification recommendations. Practicing Yoga and Pranayama along with Ayurveda therapies has proven to be beneficial in reversing or halting the progression of the disease.

How Do The Ayurvedic Treatments For Depression And Anxiety Work?

As per the Ayurveda theory, aggravation of Prana Vayu affects the normal functioning of the nervous system thereby triggering mental imbalance. Hence Ayurvedic treatments for Depression and Anxiety focus on pacifying the aggravation of Vata to regain normal functions. Ayurveda has some excellent and 100% safe and proven therapies to manage anxiety. Shirodhara and Nasyam have been proven to be the most effective line of treatments to counter Anxiety.

Stimulation of vital centers through Shirodhara and Nasyam with the proper nourishment of the brain helps improve the pre-existing conditions. Moreover, Ayurvedic medicines rich in calcified butter helps cross the blood-brain barriers and provide nourishment to the brain.

Stress Management in Ayurveda

Anxiety and depression can take place simultaneously. One of the main reasons why we experience this disorder is because of severe mental stress. Therefore, it is important that we learn to control and manage our stress. This will indubitably make things easier and we will start to feel lighter. One of the best methods for Stress Management in Ayurveda is meditation. Meditation helps you relax and reset your system. The other methods in Ayurveda for stress are yoga and practicing mindfulness.

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Depression and anxiety are often observed to co-exist. Too much mental stress is a trigger that can result in mental disturbances leading to depression or anxiety. Stress is actually a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened. When you sense danger whether it’s real or imagined, the body’s defence kicks into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or the stress response. However, excessive stress when left unmanaged can result in several illnesses including mental disorders such as Depression and Anxiety.

How Does Body React When You Are Stressed?

When body perceives a threat, the nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. This actually prepares your body to be more alert. However, when stress becomes a regular phenomenon, high levels of cortisol can show several detrimental effects on body. Increased cortisol level is associated with high blood pressure, sugar imbalance, muscle stiffness, and increased heart rate. These physiological effects lead to health issues such as pain, fatigue, low immunity, sleep problems, depression & anxiety,  etc.

What Is Ayurveda's Treatment Approach to Depression and Anxiety?

From the Ayurveda point of view, depression is caused due to Kapha imbalance which vitiates the Vata further vitiating the pitta resulting in interference in the normal functioning of the nervous system leading to depression.
The Ayurvedic therapy for stress or anxiety reduction begins with proper counselling that examines a patients detailed history, diet and lifestyle modification recommendations. Practicing yoga and pranayama along with Ayurveda therapies has proven to be beneficial in reversing or halting the progression of the disease.
Are you suffering from too much stress? Manage it with Ayurvedic therapy!

How Do The Ayurvedic Treatments For Depression And Anxiety Work?

As per the Ayurveda theory, aggravation of prana vayu affects the normal functioning of the nervous system thereby triggering mental imbalance. Hence Ayurvedic treatments for Depression and Anxiety focus on pacifying the aggravation of vata to regain normal functions. Ayurveda has some excellent therapies to manage anxiety. Shirodhara and Nasyam have been proven to be the most effective line of treatments to counter anxiety.
Stimulation of vital centers through Shirodhara and Nasyam with proper nourishment of the brain helps improve the pre-existing conditions. Moreover Ayurvedic medicines rich in calcified butter helps cross the blood brain barriers and provide nourishment to the brain.

What are the effective Ayurvedic Treatments for depression and anxiety?

Abhyangam

A full body massage (Head to Toe) done with medicated herbal oils. Increases blood circulation thereby eliminating toxins from the body. Stimulation of vital pressure points leads to nervous stimulation leading to stress reduction.

Padabhyangam

Herbal foot massage that focuses on vital pressure points to balance the Doshas. Stimulation of vital points induces mental calmness and relief from stress.

Nasyam

It includes administration of medicated drugs or oils through nostrils. It stimulates the vital centers of brain that regulate emotions.

Pizhichil

Pizhichil is the squeezing of warm medicated oil onto the body of the patient from a piece of cloth that is periodically soaked in a vessel containing the medicated oil. The squeezing of warm medicated oils helps the system to retune itself thereby inducing both physical and mental relaxation. The stress and tension building up in the system due to various factors often leads to oxidative stress which can be effectively combated by Pizhichil.

Kizhi

Kizhi uses powders, herbs, rice, sand tied in a muslin cloth to make small satchels. These powders, herbs, rice or sand sacks are then heated and lightly pounded over the body or specific parts of the body as needed. This leads to improvement in circulation. Enhanced circulation reduces the oxidative stress thereby relieving the psycho-physical symptoms of stress.

Shirodhara

This healing massage entails continuous pouring of medicated oil on the forehead with pendulum motion for a specific period of time. Continuous pouring of oil on the forehead stimulates and soothes the hypothalamus to induce sleep by reducing stress.

Information By : Dr. Sandesh Bhosale – NuAyurveda

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List of our NuAyurvedic Clinics

Depression & Anxiety In Mumbai

Andheri (West – 4 Bungalows)

50, Prerana Bungalow, Janakidevi School Road, Mhada, Sardar Patel Nagar, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400 053 ( Tuesday closed )

:9004243388

Andheri (West – Near Shoppers Stop)

1st floor, Kohli Villa-130, SV Road, Near Shoppers Stop, opp. to Raymond (Andheri West), Mumbai 400058 ( Tuesday closed )

:08451964004

Kandivali (East)

Aangan Row House #4, Opp.Thakur College, Thakur Village, Kandivali(E), Mumbai – 400101 ( Tuesday closed )

:9892455000 / 02228846611

Kandivali (West)

Ground Floor, Vishwadeep Heights K. T. Soni Marg, Mahavir Nagar Kandivali (West), Mumbai – 400067 ( Tuesday closed )

:8451009399 / 02228676701 / 8928145480

Chembur

D-101 Jolly Apartments, Above Syndicate Bank, Opp. Ratna Super Market, Ghatla Road, Maitri Park, Chembur, Mumbai – 400071 ( Tuesday closed )

:8450916688 / 02225206688

Depression & Anxiety In Pune

Aundh

1st Floor – Varsha Court, Near HDFC Bank, Anand Park Aundh, Pune – 411007 ( Tuesday closed )

:9619729103

Bhandarkar Road

1st Floor – Pradyumna, Lane next to Bank of Baroda Off Bhandarkar Road, Pune – 411004 ( Tuesday closed )

:9619739103

Koregaon Park

1st Floor, Power Point Opp. ‘Murphies’, Above Menchie’s, Pingale Chowk, Lane 6, Koregaon Park, Pune 411001 ( Tuesday closed )

:9619521163

Pimpri Chinchwad

(Launching Soon)

2nd Floor – Chambers, Above Tanishq, Next to Keys Hotel,Near PCMC Office, Old Mumbai Pune Highway, Pimpri – 411018 ( Tuesday closed )

Depression & Anxiety In Delhi

South Delhi Extension 2

South Extension-2, Lower Ground Floor – M-3, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Next to Ritu Kumar, South Ex II, New Delhi – 110049 ( Tuesday closed )

:01149056131

Malviya Nagar (Shivalik)

B-18, 1st Floor, Next to ICICI Bank, Shivalik Main Road, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi.  ( Tuesday closed )

:01140042937

Depression & Anxiety In Gurgaon

Super Mart 1

1st Floor, Unit No C-12C, Super Mart 1, DLF City Phase-IV, Gurgaon (HARYANA) ( Tuesday closed )

:01244236288

List of our NuAyurvedic Clinics

Andheri (West - 4 Bungalows)

50, Prerana Bungalow, Janakidevi School Road, Mhada, Sardar Patel Nagar, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400 053 ( Tuesday closed )

: 9004243388

Andheri (West - Near Shoppers Stop)

1st floor, Kohli Villa-130, SV Road, Near Shoppers Stop, opp. to Raymond (Andheri West), Mumbai 400058 ( Tuesday closed )

: 08451964004

Kandivali (East)

Aangan Row House #4, Opp.Thakur College, Thakur Village, Kandivali(E), Mumbai - 400101 ( Tuesday closed )

: 9892455000 / 02228846611

Kandivali (West)

Ground Floor, Vishwadeep Heights K. T. Soni Marg, Mahavir Nagar Kandivali (West), Mumbai - 400067 ( Tuesday closed )

: 8451009399 / 02228676701 / 8928145480

Chembur

D-101 Jolly Apartments, Above Syndicate Bank, Opp. Ratna Super Market, Ghatla Road, Maitri Park, Chembur, Mumbai - 400071 ( Tuesday closed )

: 8450916688 / 02225206688

Aundh

1st Floor – Varsha Court, Near HDFC Bank, Anand Park Aundh, Pune - 411007 ( Tuesday closed )

: 9619729103

Bhandarkar Road

1st Floor – Pradyumna, Lane next to Bank of Baroda Off Bhandarkar Road, Pune - 411004 ( Tuesday closed )

: 9619739103

Koregaon Park

1st Floor, Power Point Opp. ‘Murphies’, Above Menchie’s, Pingale Chowk, Lane 6, Koregaon Park, Pune 411001 ( Tuesday closed )

: 9619521163

Pimpri Chinchwad

(Launching Soon)

2nd Floor – Chambers, Above Tanishq, Next to Keys Hotel,Near PCMC Office, Old Mumbai Pune Highway, Pimpri – 411018 ( Tuesday closed )

South Delhi Extension 2

South Extension-2, Lower Ground Floor – M-3, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Next to Ritu Kumar, South Ex II, New Delhi - 110049 ( Tuesday closed )

: 01149056131

Malviya Nagar (Shivalik)

B-18, 1st Floor, Next to ICICI Bank, Shivalik Main Road, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi- 110017 ( Tuesday closed )

: 01140042937

Super Mart 1

1'st Floor, Unit No C - 12 C, Super Mart - 1, DLF City Phase-IV, Gurgaon (HARYANA) ( Tuesday closed )

: 01244236288

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