Stress is nothing but the body's reaction to a situation. Faced with a emotionally or physically challenging situation the body adjusts itself and releases certain chemicals like adrenaline etc to cope better with the situation. This results in manifestations like pounding heart, perspiration or a flushed or reddened face. Small amounts of stress are actually considered to be beneficial and productive towards work, where in the person puts the extra effort to achieve his/her accomplishments. But chronic stress can affect the normal physical and mental functioning of the body and may lead to break down of certain bodily mechanisms.
- Panchkarma techniques are found to be very useful in treatment of stress related problems. Panchkarma is a procedure which finds the cause of the problem and corrects it by balancing the doshas of the body. Suggested in stress related case are Abhyanga, Shiroabhyanga and Shirovasti.
- Brahmi is a herbal medication that balances the two hemispheres of the brain and activates the chakra of crown.
- Chandan (sandalwood) is calming agent which cools down the mind by satiating Pitta dosha.
- Ashwagandha is an important herb use to maintain the chemical balance in the brain and is a proven stress buster.