Anxiety & Depression
Our positive living, anti-depression program is a hands-on approach through Positive guidance, one-on-one counseling, Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation therapy with a goal to eliminate present or future dependency on medication.
We have combined Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation to holistically solve depression related problems. We have successfully treated scores of guests to overcome depression and eliminating years of dependency on medication.
ANXIETY &DEPRESSION IN AYURVEDA AND ITS MANAGEMENT
Types of Mental Disorders treated in our retreat
Anxiety, Depression, Dementia, Dissociative disorders, Factitious disorders, Impulse-control disorders, Mental disorders due to a general medical condition, Mood disorders, Other conditions of clinical importance, Personality disorders, Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, Sexual and gender identity disorders, Sleep disorders, Somatoform disorders and Substance-related disorders
Vishada (Depression) is one of the Vata nanatmaja (pure vata disease sometimes associated with kapha) Vikaras and it is further said that Vishada is the main factor that increases the range of all the diseases. “Vishado Rogavardhanaanaam Shresthah. a condition originated from apprehension of failure, resulting in incapability of mind and body to function properly with significant reduction in activity-Dalhana
Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings and physical well-being. It may include feeling of sadness, anxiety, emptiness, hopelessness, worthlessness, guilty, irritability or restlessness. Vishada is common among Tamasika Manasa Prakruti.
Depression is common in people in their middle age though depression can occur at any time of life. People who were born in the later part of the 20th century seemed to have higher rates of depression and suicidal tendency than those of the previous generation, because of high substance abuse and the rising demands in the standards of living.
nasya therapy (inhalation therapy) is used as the ayurveda suppose the nasal cavity as entrance of the brain.
Along with nasya snehapanna, virechana, TALAM, SIRODARA, SIROVASTI, Siropichu, ETC are also used .The main herbs used to treat the psychological issues are sarpagandha, khus, jatamansi, bramhi, kevada, vacha, tagara, amla, and rose.
The medhya (brain tonics /intellect improvisers) category drugs are used to balance the loss of concentration, memory, and insomniac disturbances. The nervine tonics like ashvagandha and bala are used to strengthen the nervous system.
‘Yoga moksho pravarkak’ i.e.by practice of Yoga, One can attain state of Moksha. Process of increasing Sattva and decreasing Raja and Tama leading to Karmakshaya (loss of deeds) is way of attaining Moksha. (cha.su.1/131).
It is also important therapy. It means of getting free from stress is supposed to be a major causative factor of mental illness.