Depression is a low emotional state that affects a person’s sense of well-being. The individual may experience loss of interest in activities, loss of appetite or overeating, and can attempt or commit suicide. It can occur in children as well as during adolescence.
According to Ayurveda there are two main causes for depression –
(1) Imbalance in the three doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
(2) Lack of awareness of one’s deeper, inner Self
Most instances of depressions are due to kapha imbalance. Initially the brain’s electrochemistry has an erratic overreaction (vata imbalance), which triggers a loss of enzymatic activity in the metabolism (pitta imbalance).
Kapha responds by trying to glue everything down, bringing about :
Sometimes depression is a Pitta disorder. Allergies and the breakdown in metabolic processes they result, can also disturb brain chemistry. This can cause dramatic mood swings, with depression as one of the consequences. Vata imbalance can also cause depression. The diagnosis for the condition falls under Sramam / Unmadam.
The treatment consist of internal herbal medicines & supplements along with specific therapies and Panchakarma treatments like Abhyangam (massage with specific medicinal oils), Shirodhara, Thalam, Nasyam etc. which reduce the level of stress hormones in the brain, change the EEG pattern of brain and puts it into a relaxed state. It reduces the anxiety level, improves intellect and memory, concentration, and sleep patterns. The efficacy of the treatments are enhanced by the inclusion of Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation sessions delivered by our expert yoga faculty.
The ayurvedic methods of curing depression are Gentle, Natural, and Effective. It offers a complete understanding of the nature and causes of depression. Ayurveda offers very effective treatment for depression without negative side effects and the possibility of prevention. It promotes higher levels of psychological health. These remedies not only restore the balance in the body, they also progressively raise the overall level of inner contentment. Read more on Depression