Ayurveda Treatment for Insomnia Sydney – (Sleep disorder)

Ayurveda Insomnia Treatment Sydney

Sleep is one of the most important physiological factors for the health of humans which helps in recycling energy, vitality, and rejuvenation. Sleep is a natural phenomenon for the body and mind to give adequate rest. Insomnia has become the most common sleep disorder with a high prevalence rate. The condition is characterized by troubled sleep quality or insufficient sleep duration, physical or mental difficulty to falling asleep or intermittent or incomplete sleep, and poor quality of sleep which deprives one of natural rest and interferes with daily activities of life.

Insomnia is a symptom also it is a disorder. Chronic insomnia is more prevalent than heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and several other most prevalent disorders. If left untreated, insomnia increases the risk of developing diseases like depression, anxiety, diabetes, hypertension, and possibly even death in older individuals as per reported studies. Therefore, it is very much essential to identify and treat the condition of insomnia at the earliest.

Ayurvedic Approach to Insomnia:

According to Ayurveda, insomnia can be correlated with Anidra or Nidranasa.In Ayurveda, sleep has been explained as one of the triads for sustaining life. Proper sleep gives happiness, nourishments, strength, knowledge, and life. Improper sleep or less sleep results in unhappiness, emaciation, weakness, impaired knowledge, and unhealthy life. Just like taking proper food keeps the body healthy, proper sleep leads to health and happiness.

An improper diet and lifestyle cause aggravation of Vata dosha (Ayurvedic Humor representing air element) that travels through the channels of the head and causes sleeplessness. Vata is aggravated by excess use of tea, coffee especially before going to bed, long gaps between meals; intake of cold and dry foods, cabbage, lettuce, beans, broccoli, peas, and smoked foods, and some psychological factors like stress, worries, anger. Overwork, excitement, and illness may be responsible for insomnia.

Management

In Ayurvedic classics, various non-pharmacological methods are described for effective management of insomnia. There are many Ayurvedic Medicines and dietary items mentioned in Ayurveda classics, which help induce sound sleep. List of items as follows:- Shankhapushpi – Convolvulus pluricaulis, Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera, Sarpagandha – Rauvolfia serpentine, Brahmi – Bacopa monnieri, and Satavari – Asparagus racemose.

Table:1 Dietary items for management of insomnia.

Dietary items

  • Yogurt
  • Warm milk
  • Jaggery
  • Suger cane preparations
  • Grapes
  • Black gram
  • Cooked puffed rice
  • Meat soup
  • Floor preparations
  • Onion
  • Curd rice
  • Buttermilk with cream
  • Alcohol (in limited quantity)

Psychological factors help in insomnia:

Natural sleep is very closely related to our psychological status. Excess worries, tension, fear, loud sound, unpleasant environment, etc., interrupts our healthy sleep patterns. so it is very important to avoid such psychological factors that are disturbing us, especially during sleep time. The list of psychological factors that help in the management of insomnia is given in the following table no. 2

Table no:2 Psychological factors helpful in the management of insomnia

Psychological factors

  • Getting free from fear
  • Stop worrying
  • Free from greed
  • Exposure to the pleasant smell
  • Listening to pleasant talk or music
  • Involving yourself in interesting subjects (like reading books or listening to music etc.)
  • Cozy and comfortable bedding
  • Eternal sense of satisfaction
  • Contentment
  • Few simple external therapies can help in sound sleep.

The list of Ayurvedic therapies from classical texts are given in table no.3

Table no.:3 list of external therapies helps in the management of insomnia

External therapies

  • Oil massage (Abhyanga)
  • Oiling ear (Karnapurana)
  • Massage with slight pressure (Mardana)
  • Application of oil over the head (Murdhanitaila)
  • Foot massage (Pad abhyanga)
  • Bath (Snana)
  • Mild massage (Samvahana)
  • Dry powder massage (Udvartana)
  • Pouring liquid (medicated decoction/ oil/milk/buttermilk/water) over the forehead (Shirodhara)
  • Instilling medicated oil/ghee in nostrils (Nasya)

Ayurvedic doctors in Sydney at Ayur Healthcare recommended healthy sleep guidelines.

Nighttime rituals (Ratricharya) are described in Ayurveda classics which help in improving digestion and impart sound sleep. Detailed guidelines to enhance good sleep according to ayurvedic text are:

  • At the beginning and end of the night, i.e. while going to sleep and waking up, one should only think about virtuous acts and avoid all negative thoughts
  • One should always sleep on a bed which is properly covered with clean, soft, and pleasant linen and avoid sleeping on a bed that is not properly covered with sheets or is uneven or uncomfortably small
  • For good sleep lie down in supine or left lateral position
  • Comfortable bedding encourages quality sleep; it provides good rest and happiness. The bedroom should be calm and clean with bedclothes.
  • Light dinner before sunset:- Ayurveda recommends light dinner for better sleep with a full stomach, undigested foods make it difficult to sleep.
  • Reading a book -Reading a book and getting in lost in words takes you away from your stress.
  • Listening to peaceful music-Helps in appeasing your overactive brain.
  • Exposing yourself to moonlight calms your mind
  • No gadgets in bed.
  • Meditation and pranayama-Meditation and Pranayama just before you sleep helps you to reduce anxiety and panic attacks
  • Instilling cow’s ghee in both nostrils definitely helps in a sound sleep, and also helps reduce white hairs, respiratory problems, headache, and many more.

Ayurveda gives importance to natural sleep for the maintenance of health. It is always better than insomnia should be managed in the initial stage. The holistic approach which includes dietary factors, physical, mental, and environmental factors are necessary to manage insomnia without any medicine. However, drug therapy can also be added for better management when it is required.

Ayurveda Sydney

Relax, rejuvenate, and improve the quality of life with Ayurveda in Sydney! Ayur Healthcare, Parramatta is an Ayurveda clinic in Sydney fully focused to make the ancient Indian Holistic Health techniques of Ayurveda and Yoga, a way of life. We believe that the ancient science of Ayurveda and age-old therapeutic practices will only end modern-day stress. It can also enable one to live life to the fullest extent.

 

As the best center for Ayurveda in Sydney, we offer both wellness and curative programs. Aadya wellness programs are designed to help you to relax & improve your quality of life. Our curative treatments address various ailments with herbal medicines, physical massages, and various other forms of therapies. We equip you with the knowledge and techniques necessary to live a healthy life. Ayurveda treatments here are provided under the strict supervision of qualified Ayurveda doctors and implemented by well-trained therapists, in hygienically maintained environs.

 

Our specialized treatments include Panchakarma treatments,  Abhyangam, weight loss treatments, Pizhichil, Shirodhara, and more.

 

Benefits of Ayurvedic treatments in Sydney:

❖ Deep relaxation and decreased stress

❖ Assists balance all three doshas

❖ Rejuvenates the cells & body tissues

❖ Works as weight loss therapy

❖ Helps restore metabolic fire

❖ Improves complexion, texture, tone of the skin

❖ Improves digestion power & immunity

❖ Induces good memory & sleep

❖ Helps to fight many chronic diseases

❖ Works as an anti-aging treatment

❖ Boosts up the immune system.

❖ Improves endurance, vitality, and strength

❖ It opens up blocked channels in the body

❖ Helps to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle

❖ Increases lifespan

 

Consultation

Call us at T: 02 9635 7159 for a free initial telephonic consultation of around 10 mins. With this, our doctors can determine the urgency of your situation & decide whether you need immediate person-to-person consultation. We will be sending you a Health Questionnaire so that you can fill out the details in your own time. Ayur Healthcare, the premier center for Ayurveda Sydney aims to determine the physical and emotional aspects like stresses, environment, the food you like, sleep patterns, etc. If a direct consultation is not possible now, connect through Skype, Zoom, or WhatsApp.

Ayurveda Clinic, Sydney

Empowering you on your journey to wellness is Ayur Healthcare, the best Ayurveda Clinic in Sydney. Ayur Healthcare based in Parramatta, Sydney, Australia serves your health needs with Ayurvedic consultations for the treatment of diseases.

 

Ayur Healthcare staff consists of Ayurveda doctors in Sydney with years of experience in the ancient science of Ayurveda. The doctors at our Ayurveda clinic are very well-experienced across two different geographies (India and Australia). Our doctors have specialization in multi-natural ways of providing a cure.

 

At Ayur Healthcare, we are focused on providing professional care without compromising on the health of each person. As one of the pioneers in classical Ayurveda treatment in Australia, Ayur Healthcare has an edge over others in the way we treat people.

 

We consider Ayurveda not just as a system of treating illness, but as a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). Ayurveda offers knowledge designed to help people stay vital while realizing their full human potential. Ayurvedic science also emphasizes health as a balanced and dynamic combination of our environment, body, mind, and spirit.

 

The Ayurvedic treatment is like providing procedures on daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior, and use of senses. Our Ayurveda doctors, Sydney, utilize Ayurvedic products and medicines for treatment. These products our doctors prescribe are made using authentic ayurvedic ingredients with systematic processes. You can avail of Ayurveda products in Sydney by contacting us at Ayur Healthcare.

 

Initial consultation

Call us at Ayur Healthcare Clinic with your health queries. At the initial call, our doctors will discuss your ailments and your medical history, family medical history, daily habits, and diet routine & body constitution. Based on this our doctors will perform an analysis to assess your body type and imbalance of the Doshas. Thereafter, our Ayurveda practitioners will advise you on how to balance your diet and lifestyle according to your body type.

Online Follow-Up Consultation

Once we establish the patient’s baseline, Ayur Healthcare doctors will assess how previous Ayurvedic therapies have balanced your imbalances. The doctors then make changes in therapies as needed or otherwise continue the prior routine. You can contact us at Ayur Healthcare Sydney for more details.

 

Ayurveda For Hormone Imbalance

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There are glands that control various hormonal secretions and stimulation. Hormones are magnificent – small molecules hovering in the blood and signaling some huge functions of the body like Reproduction, Growth, and Development. Hormones are chemical messengers that send signals to the brain, heart, bones, muscles, and reproductive organs and control their activities by positive and negative feedback systems. They’re absolutely essential to the functioning of every cell in the body. Hormones are produced by glands of the endocrine system. The majority of hormones secreted and control by the following glands–

Hypothalamus

Hypothalamus is a centre for various nervous activities where a variety of stimuli act and produce various hormones. There is also a negative feedback system that controls hormone synthesis and releases through the hypothalamic-pituitary-target gland/tissue axis. Negative feedback system commonly operates through the axis i.e. Excess of target gland hormone i.e. Thyroxine, Cortisol, Sex hormones inhibits both the pituitary and hypothalamus. It is a vital center for appetite, thirst, temperature regulation, and sleeping/ walking. It plays a role in maintaining circadian rhythm, menstrual cycle, and sleep cyclicity, and responses to stress, exercise, and mood.

Pituitary gland

The pituitary gland is also called the master endocrine gland because it secretes a large number of hormones and controls and coordinates various other systems of the body. The pituitary works with Hypothalamus in a synchronized manner.

Measures to sustain the secretions of Pituitary Gland-

-Regular cleansing and detoxification of the body

-Use of Rasayana Therapy

-Rejuvenation practices

-Regular use of Panchkarma modalities

Use of herbs like – Pipalli, Ghee, Ashwagandha, Giloy, Tulasi, Ginger, Garlic.

Thyroid Gland

Secrets thyroxine hormone

It controls the general metabolism by regulating the rate of oxidation and production of energy and maintaining the BMR of the body.

Thyroid hormone promotes the growth of body tissues and the development of mental functions during infancy and childhood.

Hyperthyroidism– it is a clinical syndrome that results from exposure of body tissues to an excess of circulating free thyroid hormones resulting

-diffuse goitre

-weight loss in spite of good appetite

-high resting pulse rate

-nervousness, irritability

-tremors in hands

-muscle weakness

-increased sweating

-loss of hairs

-menstrual irregularity

-loss of libido

-infertility

-Excessive watering of eyes

-osteoporosis

-heat intolerance

-excessive thirst

-outburst of anger

Hypothyroidism: A clinical condition caused by low levels of circulating thyroid hormones resulting in symptoms-

-Tiredness

-Weight gain

– Periorbital edema

-Cold intolerance

-hoarseness of voice

-lethargy

-slow pulse rate

-aches and pains

-Muscle stiffness

-mental slowness

-menstrual problems

-dryness of skin

-vitiligo

-constipation

-Depression

Acne

Measures to sustain Thyroid hormones

• Panchkarma practices

– Abhyanga massage  –   udvartana -avagahana -purgation -Medicated Enema

• Rejuvenation and detoxification of the body

• Regular practices of Yoga and pranayama

• Dietary principles of Ayurveda- use of Yava (Barley)

• Herbs like: -Triphala -Arjuna -honey -Musta -vidanga -Chitraka -Sunthi -Amalaki -Haritaki -Shilajatu -Yavani

Sex Hormones:

Testosterone, Estrogen, and Progesterone are the three main sex hormones. Estrogen and Progesterone are majorly female sex hormones and are responsible for various functions in females. Due to disturbance of these sex hormones females having problems like

Menstrual irregularities (more or less menstruation), Painful menstruation, Prone to vaginal and cervical infections, Painful sexual drive, Vaginal dryness, Infertility Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD)/ syndrome (PCOS), Miscarriages.

Ayurvedic measures for sustaining female hormones

• Very specific diet during menstruation

• Treatment according to any gynecological ailment

• Maintain intimate hygiene

• Consultation with Ayurveda physician for INFERTILITY and PCOS

• Detoxification from Panchkarma

-Nasya therapy -Uttarbasti -Yoni prakshalana (Vaginal wash) -Yoni Dhupanan (vaginal Fumigation) -Yoni Picchu (vaginal oleation)

• Use of Herbs like -Satpushpa -Ashoka -Haridra -kumari -shunthi -Shatavari -Bala -jiraka -castor oil

In Males – Loss of Libido, Sleep disturbances, Premature Ejaculation, Scanty Semen, Infertility, Poor quality of Sperm, Erectile dysfunction,   etc.

Measures for males to improve their testosterone functions:

-Regular exercise

-Proper diet

-massage with oils

-Steaming from Herbs

-foot massage

-Mamsapinda svedana

-Avagahana -meditation

-herbs like- -Ashwagandha -Pipalli -shatavri -musli -ghee -use of jaggery -Shilajatu -Gokshura

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Almost half of the population is suffering from the adverse effects of Hormonal imbalance. To maintain hormone balance and normal functioning of glands Ayurveda gives various lifestyle and dietary measures that should be followed. There is available treatment on both general and specific according to the hormones.

General measures to sustain the balance of hormones:

Note: All the advised practices always start after consultation from an Ayurveda expert because everyone has a different body type and according to that there are variations in the measures to be followed.

-Take proper diet

-Regular exercise or Yoga

-Daily practice of pranayama

-Take wholesome food (According to Ayurveda principles)

-Go for seasonal detoxification of the body

– Emesis, Purgation or Basti karma, Errhine therapy, etc

-Daily massage and oleation from specific oils in consonance with the season and body type of individual.

• Full body massage • Foot massage • Akshitarpana 
 • Pizhichil • Shirodhara 
 • Shirobasti 
 • Nasya therapy

-Daily steaming of the body from various Ayurvedic herbs

-Udvartana (powder massage)- especially for overweight persons

-Females should follow their diet and herbs during their menstruation phase as advised by the Ayurvedic Professional.

Our AYUR HEALTHCARE, SYDNEY, we have a list of Ayurvedic experts who having expertise in various fields of healthcare.

Alarming signs of Hormonal Imbalance

Hormone levels of hormones naturally fluctuate at various life stages, most noticeably during puberty and in women during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause. They can also be affected by lifestyle and certain medical conditions.

But the most important is to notice any signs and let them checked out by a qualified healthcare or Naturopath professional so that you get a specific treatment, whether that involves using medications or various Panchkarma therapies, or making lifestyle changes advised by Ayurveda expert, to restore the balance of Hormones that leads to your good health.

Few alarming signs and their methods to be adopted for mitigation

Insomnia and poor-quality sleep:

Both males and females are affected by sleep disturbances. But the poor quality of sleep due to imbalanced hormones are common in females due during perimenopause and menopause, the ovaries gradually produce less estrogen and progesterone, which promotes sleep. Falling estrogen levels may also contribute to night sweats which disrupt your sleep, contributing to fatigue and lack of energy.

Things to do:

• Balanced diet

• Yoga and pranayama

• Shirodhara

• Akshitarpana

• Purgation therapy for cleansing

• Head massage with specific herbal oils

• Foot massage

• Nasya therapy

• Herbs like- Ashwagandha, Brahmi, yashtimadhu, sankhpushpi etc

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Mood swings and Headaches:

Persons having problem with Thyroid hormone and sex hormones commonly suffer from mood swings which can sometimes be unmanageable or problematic for surroundings also.

Things to do:

• Lifestyle changes

• Medication for the specific hormone ailment

• Regular exercise

• If the disease is in the primary phase- then must go for Panchkarma and complete Detoxification of body at qualified Ayurveda center.

• Meditation plays a key role to maintain mood swings.

• Relaxation therapies – Sh​Shirodhara, Shiro-abhyanga, foot massage, Nasya therapy, pizhichil, Avagahana, full body massage, and steaming with relaxing herbs.

Weight gain (Unexplained):

A number of hormone-related conditions can cause weight gain including an underactive thyroid (when your thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones which regulate metabolism), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) (a hormone-related problem causing small cysts on the ovaries), and menopause (which results in hormonal changes that can make you more likely to gain weight around your abdomen).

Things to do:

• Take proper treatment for the underlying cause (that can be from a conventional physician or Ayurveda physician)

• Follow dietary pattern suggested by your healthcare professional

• Use of barley and Mung in the diet is good (for recipes of Barley & Mung dal, contact-Ayur Healthcare, Sydney)

• Udvartanam (Powder massage) is highly effective

• Langhana (10 principles for dietary control)

• Yoga

• Herbal supplements like- Vidanga, Arjuna, Varuna, bhibhitaka, musta, lodhra etc

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Skin problems: most common is Acne

At the age of puberty, there is heavy hormonal changes take place both in males and females. Males started with the growth of beard and mustache whereas females having menstrual bleeding. But during this period both males and females suffer from acne on the face. Chronic adult acne can be a sign of low levels of estrogen and progesterone and high levels of androgen hormones and can also indicate polycystic ovary syndrome. Similarly, hormonal imbalances during pregnancy or menopause can cause itchy skin while dry skin is a symptom of menopause or thyroid problems.

Things to do:

• Diet -Perfect wholesome diet must be followed (According to your Bodytype)

• Regular physical activity- exercise, games, yoga, etc.

• Use of Rasayana therapies advised in Ayurveda

• Mukh-lepanam

• Face massaging

• Various oils or powder of herbs for face to increase tone and complexion

• Use of Herbs for cleaning Blood as advised by Ayurvedic experts.