As per the Ayurveda theory, when a person is going through severe depression, 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 few effective 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.
Here are Top 6 Ayurvedic Treatments for Depression
Abhyangam Ayurvedic Treatment
In Abhyangam, there is full body massage medicated with only herbal oils. It helps eliminating toxins from body and helps blood circulation. This massage has a vital pressure points which leads to nervous stimulation resulting in stress reduction.
Kizhi Ayurvedic Treatment
Kizhi uses powders, herbs, rice, sand tied in a muslin cloth to make small satchels. These powders, herbs, rice or sand sacks are heated-up and given massage on the body. This results in improving blood circulation then reduces the oxidative stress thereby relieving the psycho-physical symptoms of stress.
Padabhyangam Ayurvedic Treatment
In Padabhyangam treatment, there is a foot massage given focusing on effective pressure points Herbal to balance the Doshas. Stimulation of vital points induces mental calmness and relief from stress.
Pizhichil Ayurvedic Treatment
The process of Pizhichil is like is squeezing of warm medicated oil over the body from a piece of cloth that is timely soaked in a vessel of medicated oil. The squeezing of warm medicated oils helps the body 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.
Nasyam Ayurvedic Treatment
It includes administration of medicated drugs or oils through nostrils. It stimulates the vital centers of brain that regulate emotions.
Shirodhara Ayurvedic Treatment
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.
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