Each year on 10 October, is World Mental Health Day. With more focus on the well-being of the mind, the main objective of this day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world, which has garnered more attention in recent years.
Indeed, the pressures of modern society are overwhelming; the levels of stress, anxiety and depression are sky rocketing. In fact, depression is now the most common mental disorder in Singapore.
CGH Earth Wellness, the brand behind a collection of leading luxury Ayurvedic hospitals in beautiful Kerala, believes that the curative approach of Ayurveda could offer a solution when it comes to tackling the cause of modern-day stressors that significantly impact our mental health.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurvedic medicine (a.k.a. “Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems, which was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India.
In the Ayurvedic principals, the body constitution or bio energies are classified as below, the disturbance in these results in peculiar symptoms. Those who practice Ayurveda believe every person is made of five basic elements found in the universe, namely: space, air, fire, water, and earth.
These five elements combine in the human body to form three forms (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) of energies known as doshas. Simply put, doshas control how your body works, and everyone inherits a unique mix of it.
Vata (space and air)
– stemming from the colon, vata-type is categorized by feelings of fear, anxiety, nervousness and insomnia.
Pitta (fire and water)
– arising from the intestine, pitta-type is more dangerous and is associated with feelings of anger, fear of failure or losing control. This format is also vulnerable to seasonal-affective disorder.
Kapha (water and earth)
– coming from the stomach and associated with a feeling of heaviness, drowsiness, weight gain and a general sluggishness.
In all three cases, these enter the general circulation and lodge in the nervous system, interfering with its functioning. Each treatment course is unique to each individual.
To counterbalance this impaired function, CGH Earth Wellness recommend Manashanthi Chikitsa – a treatment that literally means mental peace and seeks to tackle stress management with a view to relieve the ill-effects that come from the burden of mental strain, insomnia, lack of concentration, fatigue and headaches.
The treatment course for Manashanti chikitsa follows the 3 stages, Poorvakarma (preparatory phase), Shodana (cleansing or eliminating phase) and finally Samana (the corrective and rejuvenation phase).
During the first stage, the body is prepared for removing toxins through Snehanam (internal and external oleation), followed by Swedanam (therapeutic sweating).
Once the body is prepared, the doctor will determine the cleansing or panchakrma treatment based on each individual’s body constitution and the root cause of their medical condition. These two stages of treatment will ensure that the imbalances in the doshas (body constitution) are stabilized.
The third and final stage of treatment where the body is slowly brought out of the intense cleansing and elimination stage by giving corrective medicines and moderate therapeutic treatments, appropriate diet and yoga asanas to correct and rejuvenate the body.
CGH Earth Ayurveda is part of the wellness arm of CGH Earth, who are the pioneers in responsible tourism in India while CGH Earth Ayurveda offers healthcare service which are about complete well-being based on the traditional and authentic Ayurvedic system of healing.
For more details, find out more on https://www.cghearthayurveda.com/