Ayurvedic Treatment for Anxiety or Nervousness
How to Overcome Excessive Worry, Nervousness or Anxiety Using Ayurvedic Natural Treatment
Anxiety or excessive worry or brooding over something in an exaggerated manner is a common symptom. You also know it simply as nervousness, poor nerves or sensitive nerves.
Normally, most of us undergo this human emotion and it is perfect when it is temporary and doesn’t affect the lifestyle or behaviour in the long term or persistent basis.
It can create havoc and make the life of affected person miserable when it is out of proportion. Let us go into more details about Anxiety as a disease.
What Are The Different Types of Anxiety Disorder?
What we call anxiety as a disease can be different types depending upon the symptoms…
Panic Disorder: This is severe form of anxiety characterized by…
- Sudden fear or dread without any warning
- Chest Pain or Tightness
- Palpitation – feeling of heart beats that can be more than normal
- Feeling of Choking
GAD – Generalized Anxiety Disorder: It is a persistent and unnecessary worry over small issues that often are unrealistic. It appears as if worrying is trying to become a second nature.
Social Anxiety Disorder: It is a kind of phobia, rooted in the overwhelming worry and self-consciousness during normal social occasions. It is quite often fear of being judged or what others are thinking, feeling and saying about me.
Phobia: There are essential anxiety mixed with fear about a specific object (lizards) or while in a specific situation (elevator). This exaggerated fear often leads to avoidance or non-participation.
Signs & Symptom of Anxiety – How Do You Know That You Might Have Anxiety?
Common symptoms are…
- Feeling of excessive worry, fear, uneasiness or panic
- Inability to sleep adequately – both in terms of quality and duration of sleep
- Nervousness, cold and sweaty hands, numbness or tingling
- Feeling of tense muscles – in abdomen, hands and feet, neck etc.
- Shortness of breath or shallow breathing
- Inability to become calm and focus
- Awareness of one’s heartbeat, faster heart beat
- Dryness of mouth
- Sometimes nausea, vomiting and dizziness
How Anxiety is diagnosed?
Even though, the symptoms of anxiety are quite common, your family physician might ask lot of questions and write some laboratory tests to rule out other conditions.
The intensity and duration of symptoms as well as their impact on normal day to day life helps the doctor to make a diagnosis.
Many times, you might be referred to psychologist and psychiatrist for further evaluation and confirmation.
What Medical Treatment is Available for Anxiety?
Standard medical treatment relies upon anti-anxiety drugs or anxiolytic drugs, antidepressants, psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
The drugs might have some effect in moderate to severe cases in short term duration. Over a period of decades, the ineffectiveness of medical drugs for anxiety and other psychiatric disorders in the long term have been brought up by many studies.
Quite contrary to normal perception, medical drugs for anxiety do have serious side effects on your body as well as mind. Yes, these affect your mind – thinking, feeling and mood – adversely.
How Ayurvedic Treatment for Anxiety is Unique and Different?
Ayurvedic treatment for anxiety and other psychiatric disorders is unique as it tends to bring back the balance of general cheerfulness and at the same time works as nootropic to nourish the brain and nervous tissues.
The Ayurvedic Herbs such as Bacopa, Gotu Kola, Dwarf Morning Glory, Ashwagandha, Mucuna, Licorice and Indian Spikenard are globally acclaimed for their positive impact on mental and emotional wellbeing.
On a general basis, you can consider anxiety as extreme nervousness – nervous debility or weakness of nerves. This might not be a structural weakness or debility, it could be a functional weakness.
Ayurveda also considers behavior therapy or modification as one of the important pillars of mind health. Besides, Yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques prove to be considerably helpful.
Most persons tend to have a threshold for nervousness and this can go up and down and is affected by many factors like diet, lifestyle, working and sleeping habits etc. Ayurvedic herbs help to enhance or up the threshold so that you will find yourself less and less disturbed even under challenging situations that can wreak havoc with your nerves.
Natural Treatment for Anxiety by Ayurvedic Herbalist:
You will receive a combination of these herbs as part of Ayurvedic Treatment for Anxiety…
- My Joyful Mind or Ayur Ananda Tablets – 1 tablet three times a day, after breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Ayur Shodhan Tablet: 2 tablets after dinner.