Herbal Medicine Treatments for Anxiety & Stress Management
Herbal home-remedies with Ayurvedic dietary guidelines
Treatment details can be provided during a private appointment in Ojai or Santa Barbara, or by phone/Skype with herbal products mailed.
Stress is a complex concept that has both mental and physiological components. Though most forms of stress are psychological, they trigger a variety of physiological changes. Stress can lead to palpitations, heart attack, migraine and tension headaches, eating disorders, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies, insomnia, depression, premature aging, and more. Typical symptoms of stress can be insomnia, loss of mental concentration, anxiety, substance abuse, extreme anger and frustration, family conflict, and physical illnesses, such as heart disease, migraines, headaches, digestive problems, and more. Vata types have a more sensitive nervous system and thus are more easily affected by stress but all persons can experience anxiety, nervousness, and insomnia due to stress.
The Anxiety reducing protocol
The protocol includes Ayurvedic eating habits guidelines, specific wholefood supplement recommendations, relaxing and sleepy herbal teas, and an ayurvedic herbal formula to be taken daily. Improvement is seen in most cases, but a person's lifestyle and stress levels are major factors. Medicated self-oil massage (Abhyanga) is also very helpful as is herbal enema or Colon Therapy (Basti).
Herbs known as adaptogens are beneficial in alleviating stress. These herbs that promote adaptability to stress include ashwagandha, wild yam, licorice, chamomile, and more. Certain Ayurvedic nervines and tonic herbs such as Brahmi (Gotu kola), jatamatsi, shankpushpi, and Guduchi are very effective at reducing generalized anxiety while heightening alertness and preventing mental stress from mounting.
Treatments require one private consultation (in Ojai, CA or by Skype) plus herbal products.
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