Stress in the present busy world has become a part of life of every individual. It might differ in severity but every individual is bound to get affected by stress at some point of his/her life.
Stress is a factor that disturbs the mental and emotional well being of a person. Its manifestation may vary from person to person. It may present itself mildly in the form of anxiety, excess physical and mental fatigue, lack of interest in daily activities or severely as depression. Over a period of time stress not only hampers the mental health but affects the physical health as well. So, to be healthy one has to consider both physical as well as mental well being.
According to Ayurveda, stress is caused due to imbalance in the functional aspects of the manas i.e., the mind, affecting the three primary functions of mind viz., Dhee (intellect), Dhriti (determination) and Smriti (memory). This affects the mind and in turn causes disturbance in the doshic balance of the body. Disturbance in Vata, Pitta and Kapha will lead to various ailments which manifest as different conditions.
IIAHS provides a holistic approach to manage stress and other mental ailments. It includes Internal medications, Panchakarma (purificatory procedures), Upakarma (external procedures) Yoga, Meditation and also a strict diet based on the condition. Various modalities of treatments are used like Shirodhara, Pizichil, Seka, Abhyanga, Padabhyanga etc., and all the treatments are tailor-made and specific to each patient. Also, counselling is provided on a daily basis, which plays an important role in managing stress and related ailments.
Individuals suffering from restlessness, anxiety, insomnia, lack of interest in daily activities, low-spiritedness, depression etc., can undergo stress management therapy.
It is standardized for one week but may extend upto 3 - 4 weeks, based on expert professional opinion, depending on the effect on the individual, and their requirements and expectations.