Ayurvedic Suggestions For Depression Treatment

August 21, 2012 by  
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Depression is a common problem that almost everyone experiences in his or her life. Depression, characterised by mood disorders, anger, frustration, sadness, indifference, etc affects the day to day life.

Reactive depression is caused by a tragedy, financial debacle, love failure, etc. Sleeplessness, forgetfulness, thoughtfulness, etc are the common symptoms of depressions. Normally, the symptoms disappear with passing of time. Exhibition of the symptoms long after the tragedy is a serious problem, which needs to be treated immediately.

There are different reasons to depression, the main cause is attributed to the chemical imbalance of the brain. Sleep disturbances, heredity, nutritional deficiencies, serious diseases, etc can also lead to depression.

Ayurvedic Herbs for Treating Depression

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa), Cardamon, Guggul (Commiphora mukul), turmeric (Curcuma longa), etc are the herbs used in Ayurvedic treatment for depression. These herbs act in different ways and the choice of one depends on the cause of the depression.

Ayurveda also suggests counselling of a physician. The physician will thus be able to identify the root cause of the depression and suggest remedies.

Ayurvedic oil massages for head like shirodhara and shirobasti are also recommended. Full body massage like abhayanga is also helpful.

Practicing yoga is suggested for calming mind and balancing mental state. Different asanas and pranayama methods are suggested.

Listening to soothing music, massaging head with oil, visiting temples (religious places), mingling with other people, etc are also suggested for improving your mood.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa), Cardamon, Guggul (Commiphora mukul), turmeric (Curcuma longa), etc are the herbs used in Ayurvedic treatment for depression. These herbs act in different ways and the choice of one depends on the cause of the depression.

Ayurveda also suggests counselling of a physician. The physician will thus be able to identify the root cause of the depression and suggest remedies.

Ayurvedic oil massages for head like shirodhara and shirobasti are also recommended. Full body massage like abhayanga is also helpful.

Practicing yoga is suggested for calming mind and balancing mental state. Different asanas and pranayama methods are suggested.

Listening to soothing music, massaging head with oil, visiting temples (religious places), mingling with other people, etc are also suggested for improving your mood.

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