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STRESS Management

Overview -Stress Management

Ayurvedic Approach to Stress Management

Stress management also involves restoring balance to the body’s natural energies (doshas) and promoting harmony basically  between the mind, body, and environment.

Here are some ways to deal with and treat stress:

Identify Your Dosha: To start with, always determine your Ayurvedic body type (dosha) through consultation with an Ayurvedic practitioner.Finally understanding your dosha can help tailor treatments and lifestyle adjustments to address specific imbalances contributing to stress.

Balanced Lifestyle: Additionally, adopt a balanced lifestyle that includes regular sleep patterns, a nutritious diet, and adequate exercise. Establishing daily routines and incorporating relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation can help manage stress levels effectively.

Herbal Remedies: Explore Ayurvedic herbal remedies known for their calming and also stress-reducing properties. These may include herbs like ashwagandha, brahmi, and tulsi, altogether which help the body adapt to stress and promote relaxation.

Mind-Body Practices: Engage in complete mind-body practices such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, and mindfulness to promote mental clarity, emotional stability, and resilience to stressors.

Ayurvedic Therapies:

Furthermore, consider Ayurvedic therapies such as Abhyanga (therapeutic oil massage), Shirodhara (pouring of warm oil on the forehead), and Swedana (herbal steam therapy) to promote relaxation, balance all doshas, and alleviate stress-related symptoms.

Dietary Adjustments: Follow a diet that supports overall well-being and also digestive health. Emphasise whole, fresh foods, and include calming and nourishing foods such as warm soups, herbal teas, and cooked vegetables. Avoid especially excessive consumption of stimulants like caffeine and processed foods that can increase stress levels.

Stress Management Techniques:

Incorporate stress management techniques into your daily routine, such as time management, setting realistic goals, and prioritising self-care activities. Cultivate positive relationships and engage in activities that bring joy and fulfillment.

Holistic Approach: Take a holistic approach to stress management by addressing the underlying causes of stress, including lifestyle factors, environmental influences, and emotional well-being.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Stress Management

The first line of treatment in any kind of psychological illness is assurance (Ashwasana). Proper assurance helps to correct false beliefs if any and modifies the way of thinking. Also, it builds confidence in the individual and hence reduces anxiety.

Correction of complete attitude towards life, family, and profession carries much importance. Reading self-help books, reading biographies of successful people such as Steve Jobs, listening to music, friendly discussions, picnic or short trips, group discussions with similarly minded people, etc.

De-centralising the self-ideas helps to seek suggestions of the fellow people. This reduces the mistakes committed due to anxiety and reduces the misconceptions related to the self. It also gives moral support in the routine steps of life and profession.

Mental and physical exercises that soothe the mind contribute significantly. As discussed in the beginning, specific Yogic postures (learned from Yoga experts), Asana, Pranayama, Reiki, Pranic healing, self-hypnosis, etc., are much beneficial in this regard.

Medicines that calm the mind, like Vata-Pitta pacifying drugs, are highly beneficial in this respect.

Herbs for Anxiety:

Brahmi (Indian pennywort)


Yashtimadhu (Indian liquorice)

Mandookaparni (Bacopa plant)

Amalaki (Amla/Gooseberry)

Draksha (Raisins)

Bala (Sida plant)


Chandana (Sandalwood)

Jatamamsi (Nardostachys jatamamsi)

Ayurvedic Medicines for Anxiety:



Brahma Rasayana



Triphaladi Taila

Chandanadi Taila

Manjishtadi Taila

Brahmi Vati

Manasamitra Vati

Mansyadi Kashaya

Home Remedies for Anxiety:

Decoction of Ashwagandha Churna, dry grapes, and Brahmi leaves, with a pinch of Cardamom powder, taken daily during bedtime.

Brahmi Swarasa mixed with honey and ghee, taken early in the morning on an empty stomach.

We encourage you to arrange an appointment with our esteemed specialist for further insight and personalised guidance. Please click on the link provided below to schedule a consultation with our expert.

Our Stress Management Specialists

Dr. Vivek Brijbahal Singh

BAMS, M.D. Rachna Sharir, Advanced PGD in Clinical Research

Dr. Supriya Kurane

BAMS, M.S. Surgery

Dr. Datt Bapardekar

BAMS, MD (Panchakarm), Ph.D. scholar in Panchakarm

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