Depression is a medical condition characterised by extreme feelings of sorrow and gloom. It is not just feeling sad. Symptoms of depression can change with the type of the disorder. This disorder is treatable when detected early.

  • A mix of recent events longer-term personal factors, which cause chemical imbalances in the brain
  • Life events
  • Family history
  • Personality
  • Serious medical illness
  • Drug and alcohol use
Ayurvedic perspective

According to Ayurveda health is the balance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of a human being. This can be attained if we practice the lifestyle and diet according to one’s individual constitution. The mental energies- Tamas and Rajas get vitiated with improper regimen and diet. This will heat up the mind and reduces the activities like intellect and thought process. In Ayurveda depression can be treated with counselling, internal medications and spiritual rituals.

Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms :

  • Behavioural, emotional and physical changes
  • Withdrawing from friends and close family members
  • Not interested to go out
  • Lack of motivation, interest and enthusiasm
  • Not interested to complete work
  • Interest in alcohol or sedatives

A person with depression may feel:

  • Overwhelmed, guilty and irritable
  • Frustrated, unhappy and lacking in confidence
  • Indecisive, disappointed and sad.
  • Fatigue and feeling sick and ‘run down’
  • Headaches and muscle pains
  • Churning gut and sleep problems
  • Loss or change of appetite and weight loss or gain.

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

Treatments may include
  • Internal medications which support the strength of the mind
  • Spiritual counselling for improving confidence
  • Special Satvik diet
  • Nasya
  • Breathing and Yogic exercises
  • Special treatments of the forhead - Sirodhara
  • Herbal enema
  • Meditation and Prayer


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