About Depression Ayurvedic Treatment
Millions of people are affected by Depression each year. This psychological disorder is so common that, nearly 10% of the world population is suffering from depression related symptoms at some stage in their life.
People of all ages and social class are victims of depression. Effective treatments exist to help bring people’s lives back under control. Depression is completely curable if proper diagnosis and treatment is followed.
Though Depression is characterized under psychological diseases, it can cause many physical disorders. Depression is an illness that infiltrates your whole body, it affects the way you feel about things and situations. It also affects the way you feel about yourself, the way you eat and sleep, the way you behave, respond to task while working etc. So it is important that you don’t neglect this condition, and get diagnosed and treated.
Causes of Depression
There are no clear cut causes for
depression. Researchers suggest that the onset of the illness is frequently
caused by a combination of genetic, psychological, and environmental factors.
Some people are born with chemical imbalance that causes mental frustrations
and often times leads to depression. Depression is inherited, but can also come
from other things such as-
· Mental stress in personal and professional life
· Addiction- Drug, Alcohol, Certain type of food item,.etc
· Deficiency of Vitamin B complex
· Excessive work pressure
· Loss of a love one, break up from a relationship, etc are some other causes
Symptoms of Depression
· One of the most common symptoms of depression is, a feeling of guilt and worthlessness. Some other symptoms are-
· Suicidal thoughts- Long term depression leads to suicidal thoughts
· Low self esteem
· Staying away from social life
· Difficulty in concentration
· Sleeplessness or sleep disorders like insomnia or hypersomnia
Ayurvedic Treatment of Depression
Ayurveda mentions Depression as ‘Vishada’. According to Ayurveda, depression is caused due to Kapha imbalance which vitiates the Vata, further vitiating the Pitta which affects the normal functioning of the nervous system.
In modern medicine, depression is treated with strong internal medication. But major problem with these medicines is that, they offer strong side-effects. Also no treatment in modern medicine, provide a complete treatment solution.
In contrast, Ayurvedic approach to treating depression is gentle, natural and effective, and that too without any side-effects.
Ayurveda, which means the science of life. (Ayur = Life, Veda = Science). Ayurveda is a traditional System of treatment (medical science) which was developed in India more than 5000 years ago. Ayurvedic treatment which helps to cure most of the diseases. Major treatment methods are massages, Pizhichil, Njavarakizhi, Sirodhara, Vasthi, Sirovasthi, Udvarthanam, Abhyangam, Nasyam, Thalam etc. The main Advantage of taking ayurveda treatment is, its completely natural because herbal medicines are used to treat any disease conditions. Its a natural medical system focused on physical, mental and spiritual growth of human beings and it focus on treating and get rid off the root cause of the disease (Complete cure) rather than suppressing the symptoms.Special Ayurveda packages available in kerala for most of the ailments