Stress in medical terms is defined as abnormal reactions produced in a person’s mind which disturbs his or her mental balance. Basically, stress is considered a normal part of life which brings emotional, physical as well as mental changes. Any person can experience it from his or her body, from his or her thoughts, and from his or her surroundings.
Stress in Ayurveda
In Ayurveda, Stress is defined as a disturbance in the nervous system that is mainly regulated by Vata dosha. A proper understanding of Dosha can clarify the major reason behind the Stress. Stress can be caused due to any type of Emotional or Physical Situation. Any vitiation in any sub doshas may also cause Stress.
Types of Stress
Basically, Stress is of three different types:
1. Acute Stress:
The most common type of stress is Acute Stress. Acute Stress is defined as an immediate reaction of the body to new demand and challenge which triggers a person’s fight-or-flight response. This biological response is usually turned on immediately after an argument with a friend or family member or after an accident. However, research indicated that such stress might be healthy for a person because it develops the best response to stressful situations that may happen in the future. Any individual who is a victim of any life-threatening situation may also suffer from this disorder.
2. Episodic acute stress:
When the first type of Stress happens two or more times in a short period of time then that Stress is called Episodic Acute Stress. People who are suffering from the crisis are at high risk of this type of stress. Such individuals often become Irritable, Anxious as well as Short-tempered. Any medical disorder for a very long time can also cause Episodic Acute Stress. Individuals with this type of Stress believe that stress is a permanent part of their lives and without it their life is impossible.
3. Chronic stress:
If any of the above-mentioned Stress remains in a person for a very long time then that type of stress becomes Chronic. This type of Stress is constant and mainly occurs due to a Bad Job, Poverty or An Unhappy relationship. Moreover, chronic stress can also cause various types of serious disorders like Heart disease, Lung Disease such as Cirrhosis of the Liver.
This type of disorder is not communicable but family history can play a very important role in its diagnosis because research has found that genetics plays an important role behind the occurrence of Stress.
Causes of Stress
There are many causes behind the stress and few of them are written as follows:
- Financial and Social Problems
- Mental or Physical illness
- Family History
- Family Discord
Signs and Symptoms of Stress
During its initial stages, stress affects a person’s emotions and brings many psychological symptoms such as Nervousness, Distraction, Anxiousness, Variation in sleeping patterns and Internal pressure. If these symptoms remain in a person for a long time then the person may become Angry, Self-Absorbed, Distracted and Nervous, etc. In addition to the above symptoms, a person may also experience some physical symptoms also such as Depression, Excessive fatigue, Headaches, Diarrhea, Pain in Chest, Shortness of Breath, Restlessness, Vomiting, and Nausea.
Diagnosis of Stress
If any of the above-mentioned symptoms are observed in a person then he or she must visit a doctor. Then the doctor will ask him or her about the history of the disorder. A doctor can also ask questions about family history. From the answers of the patients, the doctor will rule out some possible causes such as adverse effects of medications, health problems, drug abuse, and other psychiatric diseases.
Ayurvedic treatment of Stress
It is often seen that doctors suggest different kinds of steroids to the people who are suffering from any type of stress. These steroids tend to effective but when a person stops the intake of steroids then they produce different types of side effects and sometimes these side effects also cause some life-threatening disorders such as depression etc. But there’s no need for worry stress can be easily treated with the help of Ayurvedic medicines.
Planet Ayurveda is an organization that provides best and effective herbal remedy for Stress such as Ashwagandha Capsules, Stress Support, Medhya Churna as well as Brahmi Capsules for the permanent management of the stress. These natural remedies are prepared with the help of best quality herbs under the strict surveillance of Ayurvedic doctors who strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. These remedies are 100% Authentic, Pure, as well as Vegetarian and do not contain any Additives, Preservatives as well as Chemicals. These are safe and does not produce any side effects in the body.
1. Ashwagandha Capsules:
These capsules are prepared from the pure, natural and standardized extract of Ashwagandha herb which is a well-known stress buster across the globe. Thus these capsules by Planet Ayurveda are the amazing and effective herbal formulation for the management of stress. These capsules also strengthen the nervous system. These capsules can easily manage the symptoms of stress such as insomnia and overthinking.
Dosage:1 to 2 capsules two times a day after meals with plain water.
2. Stress support:
This formulation is available in the form of capsules and is prepared from three effective herbs such as Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Tagar (Valeriana wallichii). All the above-mentioned herbs are very effective in the management of stress. These herbs increase the physical as well as the mental performance of the body.
Dosage:2 capsules two times a day after meals with plain water.
3. Brahmi capsules:
Brahmi capsules are prepared from the natural and pure extracts of the Brahmi herb (Bacopa monnieri). This wonderful and effective formulation manages different types of neurological problems. It also manages the major symptoms of stress such as Insomnia, Anxiety, Lack of Concentration and Loneliness, etc.
Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day after meals with plain water.
4. Medhya churna:
This powder is a wonderful blend of different types of herbs such as Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shwet jeerak (Cuminum cyminum), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Ajmoda (Carum roxburghianum), Pipali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Patha (Cissampelos pareira), Krishna jeerak (Carum carvi), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis). This effective power easily improves the function of the nervous system and treat the major symptoms of stress.
DOSAGE:1 pinch or 1 gram powder two times a day.
- Eat Almonds and Walnuts etc.
- Eat more Green Vegetables.
- Avoid Drinking and Smoking.
- Avoid Fast food.
Q. Is ashwagandha effective against Stress?
A. Yes, its mind-calming property is very effective against Stress.
Q. How does stress affect a person?
A. Stress can cause Insomnia, Anxiety as well as Depression.
Q. Different Types of Stress?
A. Stress is of three different types such as Acute, Episodic Acute and Chronic Stress.