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Ayurveda and the mind – Management of mental illness.

Ayurveda has a well – developed branch of Psychiatry and clinically proven practices of treating mental ailments and also physical problems related to psychological imbalances. Mental diseases like depression, anxiety or sleep problems are seen very common amongst people with a very unhealthy lifestyle that includes a poor diet, lack of physical activity, lack of social engagement and too much stress.

Ayurvedic approach to psychology

According to Ayurveda, only a sound mind has the power to keep the body in sound health! It happens when there is a perfect balance of mind, body, and soul. Mind is named Manas. Tamas (darkness) or Rajas (brightness) in the mind are the factors of the Tridoshas. Ayurvedic treatment Parramatta concentrates on the aspect of mind and body together. There are specific mental treatments in Ayurveda to cure physical as well as mental disorders.

Mental ailments and treatments in Ayurveda

Ayurvedic treatment for mental illness includes a holistic combination of diet and lifestyle changes, Yoga, Massage, Aromatherapy, and ethical or spiritual counseling. Apart from that, mantras, meditation, fasting, and vows are also used.

Specific herbs like Bacopa Monnieri, Ashwagandha, Kava, Centella Asiatica, and Saffron may also be prescribed for treating psychological disorders. Collectively called ‘Medhya Rasayanas’, these herbs are clinically proven to nourish neurological tissues and are used as nerve tonics.

Panchakarma treatment Sydney is usually done as a common method to treat mental illness. Panchakarma is a combination of five treatment processes like:

Nasya: A nasal therapy of pouring certain medicinal liquids or powders into the nose.

Vamana: Inducing vomiting by giving medicinal potions.

Virechana: Purging of vitiated tumors are eliminated through anal route, for the purification of the lower half of the body.

Vasti: It is only a gentle Ayurvedic medicated enema. A purificatory measure where suitable medicines in the form of enema through rectal, vaginal or urethral routes

Panchakarma has some effective therapies for mental diseases. Specific herbal formulas are prescribed in Ayurveda, which detoxifies and clear any blockages that may be present in the brain channels as well as rejuvenating and strengthening the mind. Depression, Insomnia, Schizophrenia, etc. can be treated effectively by Ayurveda. Mental ailments once cured ayurvedically has only rare chances to reoccur.

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