Ayurveda is a holistic healing system that upholds nature’s principles of Ayurveda for the physical, mental and social well-being of an individual and society. Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic focuses mainly on cultivating a practice of an Ayurvedic way of living where you can breathe, feel and live through nature’s rhythm.
At Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic you will be directed to focus on a healthy way of living through Dinacharya, Ritu acharya, and sadvrutha principles. These principles bring back the circadian rhythm and make a radical change in the mind body and soul. For this purpose, only Aacharya has advised the inoculation of Tridosha principles in everyday life.
What is Mental health?
WHO defines Mental health as a “state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can make a contribution to her or his community.”
Mental health in the UK
Research studies show the most common cause for the UK population to visit a General practitioner is mental problems or lack of proper mental health, mostly being due to socio-economic reasons. Almost half of the mental disorders show their onset before the age of 14. About 45% of the UK population will experience mental problems like anxiety, depression, substance disorder, etc. at some point in their life and seek medical help. Neuropsychiatric disorders are more common in young people.
Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic’s way of living
Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic provides the best of all for a stress-free life on a preventive and therapeutic basis. This is very important because nearly eight lakh youths suicide every year globally due to mental disorders which could have been preventable with early detection and timely treatment. Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic bridges the gap between wellness and illness. The expert hands from Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic will guide you through the concept and practices in daily life for positive mental health.
Manas (Mind): The preparation for better mental health starts from the pre-embryonic stage where parents are advised to practice regimes for physically and mentally healthy offspring. The fetal growth takes place with the help of Panchamahabhoota (Factors of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Akasha), a subtle mind, and the nutrition from the mother. In Ayurveda, it is said the Manas, or mental faculties are emerged in a human being at the 5th month of gestation itself. The Panchamahabhoota and soul play a big role in the formation of good mental health in human beings.
Three types of mental nature in human beings are Satwa, Rajas, and Tamas. The Satwa is the best of all attributes where there will be ultimate peace of mind and one can do all the chores with ultimate mental discipline. Rajas and Tamas are two attributes related to anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. These traits are responsible for mental disorders in weak persons.
Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic advises a better Doshik composition for better mental health. This can be achieved through good food, diet, nutrition, and combinations of herbal medicines and procedures. Herbal medicines like Kalyanaka Ghrita and Brahmi Ghrita are proven medicines for improving the mental health of people of all ages. Panchakarma is also essential for maintaining psychomotor equilibrium. The main Panchakarma procedures which can be done for good mental health are Vamana, Virechana, Vasthi, and Nasya. The associated procedures helpful in maintaining mental health are Abhyanga, Thalam, Sirodhara, Talapotichil, Snehapaana, and Virechana. These treatments act on the particulars of the mind and thoughts like Chintyam, Vicharam, Oohyam, Dhyeyam, and Sankalpam which will helps in thinking capacity, concentration on the thought of object and mental reasoning, and making logical decisions.
The Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic’s Panchakarma Programme helps to cleanse the body and bring back body harmony which in turn results in mental wellness because in most cases when a person gets mentally ill it’s his body that responds first, be it depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, dementia, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder it’s the mind which affects first and body later. They can be vice versa such as excessive physical strain and some illnesses can later turn into mental disorders. Ayurveda explains that diseases like fever, diarrhea, epilepsy, hysteria, obsessive syndromes, etc. caused due to faulty mental functions.
Ayurveda also mentions divine therapies for proper mental health like wearing herbs, offerings, fasting, pilgrimage, etc. which can give more positive effects on the body. The herbs processed in milk and ghee should be taken regularly. Fruits like grapes and jackfruit should be included in ample amounts. Vegetables rich in antioxidants like ash gourd and bitter guard can be included in the food. Above all the patient should be given good assurance and moral support from the physicians and families.
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