Natural approaches to anxiety treatment use non-toxic methods to promote stress relief. One way to create health and reduce stress is by using Ayurveda’s natural stress reducers.
Most approaches to handling stress are designed to get you to cope better. Natural anxiety relief suits a sensitive person who needs to go beyond just coping to create a different lifestyle from the culture at large that is more natural for them. No one can live in a way that is contrary to their nature without significant health consequences. Highly sensitive people usually need a slower pace, very healthy and loving environments, and a positive purpose. When they take their health in hand, HSPs can relate to the world from a positive place.
For HSPs seeking solutions for their special health needs, Ayurvedic treatment offers as comprehensive a system as exists for creating health. Because treatment is specific to the person, HSPs can get their specific concerns addressed and find the right natural anxiety treatment for themselves.
Ayurveda excels in a number of ways in helping a person cope with stress.
- First, it has nailed the lifestyle requirements for good health, and good health includes freeing the mind and body from debilitating stress.
- Second, Ayurveda has an exhaustive supply of herbal and other products that support an individual’s transition from an unhealthy, stress filled life to a healthy peaceful one.
Ayurveda believes that life is bliss and that bliss is your birthright; it sets out to help you achieve it.
Ayurvedic Approach to Wellbeing
The foundation of the Ayurvedic approach to well being is a strong daily health practice and living in harmony with your constitution and nature. Ayurveda is comprehensive mindfulness-based stress reduction at work. It sounds simple and it offers a learning experience that rewards the student with glowing health. Consistent daily practice provides the body the care and safety it craves, removes accumulated toxins daily to prevent the buildup of “ama”, the Ayurvedic term for toxic material in the body, and creates a feeling of harmony and well being that sustains throughout the day. Their natural anxiety treatment practices include Transcendental Meditation, Pranayama (breathing techniques) and daily sesame oil massage, all of which are important for minimizing stress. Dr. John Peterson, one of the most important Ayurvedic doctors in the nation, who is also an M.D., has written an excellent article that provides an overview of the Ayurvedic approach to wellbeing: Ayurvedic Approach to Wellbeing by John Peterson, MD
“…successful patients have learned to motivate their own healing, and the most successful have gone further than that. They have found the secret of quantum healing. They are the geniuses of the mind body connection.”
Deepak Chopra, Quantum Healing, Bantam Books, 1990, p.17.
Targeting Stress Using Ayurveda
Ayurveda has wonderful herbal formulations that provide support for rejuvenation and repair for everyone. The legendary Triphala is one of the best herbs that anyone can take on a daily basis. It is balancing, rejuvenating, and offers protection against the possibility of cancer. It repairs cell damage, and is anti-aging. This article about Triphala details the many benefits if this incredible herb: Triphala Article
Another such herb is neem. Neem has numerous benefits and is commonly used for skin diseases and dental problems. Neem is a powerful antifungical, antiviral, antibacterial herb that helps with cholesterol and sugar management issues. It is a powerful boost to the immune system and useful for blood cleansing. This article that explains many of its uses: Neem Benefits
Ashwaganda is one herb used to help with stress. Another is Brahmi or Bacopa, a rejuvenator which rebalances brain chemicals and a third is Tagara or valeriana wallich for emotional stress. They works on various aspects of stress.
There are additional herbs as well but these are used frequently. Different stress formulations in Ayurveda will have different combinations of herbs depending on their goal. This article about natural anxiety treatment and stress reduction from Ayurveda (you will see some sanskrit words, but will still benefit from reading it) helps you understand the bigger picture about ayurveda’s approach to stress: Giving the Boot to Stress…