Our Stress Treatment

stress

In Ayurveda ,The term "stress" is difficult to define and may mean different things to different people in divergent circumstances. The oldest definition is that of Hans Selye who defined stress as the "non-specific (i.e. common) result of any demand on the body, whether the effect be mental oron.

According to latest health reports, Stress is said to be one of the largest killers of man today. Stress is now becoming more accepted as being crucially related to our total health - physical, mental and emotional. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, the majority of all physician visits are prompted by stress-related symptoms that are known to cause or worsen medical conditions.

How Stress is created?

Interchangeably used with the word anxiety, stress relates mutually to our social and psychological environment. Major situations like divorce, marriage, retirement, death in the family, pre-natal conditions, a job loss and other emotional upheavals as well as minor hassles like waiting in line for hours, getting struck in a traffic jam, misplacing or losing something, disputes, even daily household chores and competitive examinations in fact any unsettling human experience can sometimes become stressful and play havoc with a person's health.

In the work place and even at home, stress can test a person's problem-solving abilities. The demands of everyday living are numerous and if a warning bell is sounding somewhere within you, it's time you pay heed to it.

Stress Alarm - Identify your Stress Triggers

  • Can't cope, can't concentrate, Feel hopeless, helpless, depressed.
  • Always tired.
  • Often irritable and angry. Can't control your temper.
  • Eat too much or too little. Eat too many fats, too much salt and sugar.
  • Disinterested in life, in general.
  • Smoking in excess. More than normal intake of alcohol,caffeine,drugs.
  • Have frequent headaches, backaches, and stomachaches.
  • Allergies and skin rashes

Stress Management Techniques

  • Get sufficient sleep.
  • Get fresh air.
  • Get physical exercise through yoga or aerobics.
  • Enjoy a pure and natural diet. Have a balanced meal.
  • Buy a pet, especially if you are living alone.
  • Learn time management and delegation techniques.
  • Express your aesthetic self.
  • Learn time management and delegation techniques

What are the causes of stress?

It is important to note that most of the stress that most of us have is actually self-generated. This is a paradox because so many people think of external stressors when they are upset (it is the weather, the boss, the children, the spouse, the stock market). Recognizing that we create most of our own upsets, however, is an important first step to dealing with them.

The most important thing is, to be able to monitor your stress levels and know how to deal with your problems as they appear. The body is superbly equipped to deal with stress, but up to a certain level. If you're adaptive resources become overworked and exhausted, your body ceases to function smoothly. Different organs then can become stress targets.

External stressors

  • The Physical environment noise, bright lights, heat, confined spaces.
  • Social (interaction with people): rudeness, bossiness or aggressiveness on the part of someone else..
  • Organizational: rules, regulations, "red tape," deadlines.
  • Eat too much or too little. Eat too many fats, too much salt and sugar.
  • Major life events: death of a relative, lost job, promotion, and new baby.
  • Smoking in excess. More than normal intake of alcohol,caffeine,drugs.
  • Daily hassles: commuting, misplacing keys, mechanical breakdowns.
  • Allergies and skin rashes

Internal stressors

  • Lifestyle choices: caffeine, not enough sleep, overloaded schedule..
  • Negative Thinking: Pessimism, self-criticism, over-analyzing.
  • Mind traps: unrealistic expectations, taking things personally, exaggerating, rigid thinking.
  • Stressful personality traits: perfectionist, workaholic, pleaser.

how do you guard against stress?

Herbs:

  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
  • Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi)

Ayurvedic Supplements:

  • Stress guard 
  • Ashwagandharista
  • Brahmi Bati(S.M.Yu)

Meditation(Yoga)& Massage:

  • Plough (Hala Asana)
  • Corpse (Shava Asana)
  • Go for Sirovasti or Shirodhara