Mental problems When daily life overwhelms us
“Even small things make me lash out at others.” “I’m constantly out of balance.” “I always expect too much of myself.”
This or a similar experience is what people report of their daily challenges with mental problems.
The number of those affected by mental disorders grows day by day in the industrial nations. It is devastating that most of these disorders are severe and can only in rare cases be measured by the methods of modern medicine — whether or not the triggers are understood.
Those affected are often destined to a life with chemical drugs. These might ease the superficial symptoms. However, they don’t offer proper healing and sometimes even cause new disorders.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on mental problems?
Mental problems from an Ayurvedic point of view
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, all mental problems start with the loss of natural balance in mind and body.
Metabolic residues or toxins (in Ayurveda called “Ama”) develop continuously due to improper lifestyle. These block the flow of energy in the physiology. Stress and an overload to the nervous system do the rest. Due to today’s poor nutrition with a substantial deficiency of vital substances, the metabolism and nervous system are deprived of essential building blocks for well-balanced functioning.
In Ayurveda every patient is different and so each person’s mental disturbance varies. The Ayurvedic approach at our Centre is holistic.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, psychological problems are addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.
Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.
They recognize that healing must take place on all levels. An emphasis on elimination of toxins as well as balancing of the nervous system combined with nutritional suggestions for the supply of essential substances through healthy diet can be recommended. Helpful yoga and breathing exercises and meditation as well as specific herbal mixtures tailored according to your needs, support a health-conscious lifestyle. In this way, your natural self-healing abilities can re-establish balanced mental well-being.