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Stress and Depression Management

While experiencing brief episodes of sadness can be intensely painful, depression represents a persistent mental health condition characterized by profound feelings of low mood over an extended period.

Depression manifests as a disturbance in emotional well-being, often leading to feelings of sadness, whether their origins are clear or obscure to the conscious mind. While its symptoms primarily affect mental health, severe cases can detrimentally impact overall well-being.

Thankfully, a holistic Ayurvedic approach offers avenues for managing depression. Ayurveda prioritizes enhancing overall health and finding solace in the embrace of nature.

According to Ayurveda, human well-being is governed by three  doshas namely vata, pitta, and kapha and three mind gunas - Satva, Rajas and Tamas.

Emotional instability can arise from significant fluctuations in the levels of these three doshas. Furthermore, a lack of self-awareness can contribute to emotional imbalance.

In Ayurveda, depression is primarily associated with an imbalance in kapha and Tamas. Additionally, alterations in brain electrochemistry can instigate a shift in vata, potentially leading to decreased enzymatic activity in metabolism, known as pitta imbalance.

Among these doshas, an imbalance in kapha can evoke sensations of heaviness, darkness, anxiety, and stress, often culminating in feelings of hopelessness and despair.

Addressing depression can present considerable challenges. Individuals grappling with depression may lack the motivation or energy to engage in activities conducive to mental health improvement.

At Amruth Ayurveda, we provide a comprehensive approach to address stress and depression. These are addressed by internal herbs, lifestyle modifications, Panchakarma therapies including, but not limited to Abhyanga oil massage, Shirodhara and Nasyam.

Moreover, our regimen incorporates daily yoga and meditation practices, renowned for their capacity to regulate hormone levels, mitigate stress, and soothe the mind.

These interventions are renowned for their ability to diminish stress hormone levels in the brain, inducing a state of relaxation. Importantly, they aim not only to alleviate symptoms but also to foster enduring mental well-being.

These holistic Ayurvedic interventions not only mitigate mental and emotional distress but also enhance cognitive faculties including memory, concentration, and sleep quality. 

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