Managing stress through Ayur Healthcare. Ayurveda is the unique science which upholds the age old principles to maintain the physical, mental and social wellbeing of human beings. Antiquity of Ayurveda describes diseases and its remedies pertaining to each and every organ in detail in its eight angas namely KayaChikitsa (Internal Medicine), Baala Chikitsa (Pediatrics), Graha Chikitsa (Psychology), Urdhvaanga Chikitsa (Treatment of head and neck diseases, Shalya Chikitsa (Surgery), Damstra Chikitsa (Toxicology), Jara Chikitsa (Geriatric), Vrsha Chikitsa (Aphrodisiac therapy), still nowhere Achārya mentions about the stress, as adisease, the simple reason is the stress itself is not a disease, it’s only a fight and flight response, It can be acute or chronic , productive or destructive, harmful or harmless. The stressors have varied from generation to generations in physical, environmental and psychological forms. It can be from simple wake up alarms in the morning to countless deadlines in the day today life.. Though Stress on a positive side helps in improving our productivity; mismanagement or negative stress results in vitiating the Vata factor in physical stress, vitiates pitha in psychological stress and there can be Tridosha vitiation in environmental causes of stress.
ARE YOU STRESSED????? If so these are the impacts on your system!!!
The word stress was used first in 1930s by Selye’s as a part of his experiments in psychology, where he summarised that stress and stressors were born out of the natural instinct of the human beings when they struggle to work to achieve for their own benefit.
Let’s go through some simple thoughts
1 Do you get panic easily?
2 Are you a hyperactive person yet lonelier in society?
3. Do you have constant aches, pains and upset stomach?
4. Do you have sleepless nights?
5. Do you have frequent infections and low immunity?
Stress is the body’s way of reacting to a condition through multiple organ systems, releasing cortisol and altering memory functions, immune function, metabolism and susceptibility to diseases. The effect of stress is mainly based on type of stressors, age and general health of a person.
AYUR HEALTHCARE FOR CURE:
Ayurvedic stress busters for a healthy mind and body
1. Dinacharya for a healthy mind:
Dina charya means the daily routines that we should follow for a disciplined life. First to start with, fix your biological clock, regularize the sleeping pattern and wake up time because late nights can vitiate Vata and late mornings and day sleep can vitiate kapha. For the ultimate balance of Tridosha, wake up before sunrise, offer prayer to god and go with your personal hygiene practices. Drink a glass of warm water, after brushing use sesame oils and medicated herbal oils for gargling which can improve blood circulation to the area and refresh the gums, Medicated Nasal oils and collyriams can be applied daily. Apply medicated oil to the vertex and inside palms and soles daily before bath. This rejuvenates the entire nervous system providing energy required to calm body senses, mind and soul for the whole day.
2. Wish yourself a good day:
Set your biological clock from the start of the day, start with the Dinacharya, do self-massages, exercise your mind and body, with yoga and pranayama because these systematic daily routines can have a tremendous impact on your health and brain. Regular routines help in releasing endorphins helpful in managing the stressful situations; it pacifies Agni the metabolic fire which is the base for all metabolic functions in our body
3. Take time to heal your body.
Ayurvedic foundational principles hold OJAS as the ultimate essence of the body. The accelerating fight and flight response of the stress can energises as well as drains the brain resulting in the uplift or deterioration of Ojas .So your body and biological clock should be well set to manage in any of these undesirable situations. Take a control over your smoking and alcohol habits if any. Eat a diet rich in balanced nutrients. Love your relationships.Trust yourself. You are the best. Use your sense organs judiciously. Carefully select your relations and friend circles. A day out with your loved ones is a great stress buster. Enjoy your hobbies. Manage your sleep routines
4. Ayur Healthcare treatments for stressful life
Herbal treatments for relieving stress includes anti stress massages, Abhyanga (oil massage), Sirodhara (pouring warm medicated oil on forehead), Thalam (application of medicinal paste on vertex). These herbal treatments along with Panchakarma help in managing the oxidative stress which can lead to rapid tissue degeneration and deterioration of the functions of sense organs. The Panchakarma treatment will help in revitalizing all cells and tissues protecting them from the free radicals.
5. Supportive herbs, Diet and Rasayana
Medicinal treatment Includes decoctions, powders and tablets with Ashwaganda, Bahrami, Satavari, Shankhupushpi, Mandookaparni, Gooseberries, Peppers, Ginger, Turmeric, Milkand Ghee. This herbal Rasayana are nervine tonics that can retard brain aging and help in regeneration of neuronal tissues make your regular diet rich in proteins, vitamins and essential fats. Include more fruits and veggies in your daily diet avoiding junk food. Always Eat a diet rich in antioxidants and nourished with six rasas mentioned in ayuveda. These drugs and diet patterns are proved antioxidants, immunomodulators and anti-depressants. Always be better late than never.
So Let’s Start Our Journey Together With Ayur Healthcare For A Stress Free Life!!!!!