When it comes to balancing mind, body and spirit, Yoga and Ayurveda go hand in hand. Both Yoga and Ayurveda are based on developing an awareness and understanding of the soul (atman), helping us alleviate many ailments that trouble our minds and bodies.
When practiced right, both these branches of the vast pool of Vedic knowledge prove to be tremendously beneficial.
According to Dr Hebbar with Easy Ayurveda, Yoga and Ayurveda are tools that can provide relief from a variety of somatic and psychosomatic symptoms of chronic ailments too. Knowing about these somatic conditions is important to understand the impact they can possibly have on our bodies, if not treated within time. Let’s have a look at the list of the most common somatic conditions:
Somatization is when psychological or emotional turmoil or concerns are expressed in the form of physical symptoms. These symptoms are typically pain, fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath and a lot more, and vary from person to person.
⦁ Somatoform Disorder (Mild to moderate < 6 months)
This disorder is diagnosed when psychological distress manifests into physical bodily symptoms, like skin rash. It is a simple, treatable symptom, but will be perceived by the patient as something grave and serious like skin cancer. The development of the worst-case scenario mentality is a key symptom of this disorder.
⦁ Undifferentiated Somatic Form Disorder (Mild to moderate < 6 months)
In this disorder, even when all the vitals of the patient are perfectly normal, the patient still complains of physical ailments.
⦁ Body Dysmorphic Disorder
The primary symptom of body dysmorphic disorder is the obsession of the patient with flaws in the physical body.
In this disorder, the patient keeps obsessing and worrying about having a serious medical condition, even when it has not yet been diagnosed.
⦁ Conversion Disorder aka Functional Neurological System Disorder
This neurological condition comes with physical and sensory problems that manifest in the forms of numbness, paralysis, seizures, blindness, deafness and other nervous system symptoms. The interesting aspect is that none of these symptoms can be explained by medical evaluation and testing.
Mental Illness Disorders
Some of the common mental illness disorders that are on the rise are:
Increased risk of suicide
As you’ve read this post, you may have related to one or more of the somatic conditions mentioned above or may already have been diagnosed with one of the mental illness disorders. Coming to the main question - Is your current treatment plan of Counseling and Antidepressant medications working? If not, here’s something you need to know -
Yoga and Ayurveda have a holistic approach and have a unique line of treatments that are crafted keeping you in mind. The best part about alternative holistic health care is you are in charge of your own health and wellness plan. Once you understand how it works, all you have to do is apply this knowledge to heal yourself of your afflictions.
Investment in your health and well-being is the most valuable quality you can give yourself. Implement your new-found knowledge about Yoga, Ayurveda and most importantly, how your body works and responds to get results and relief. Who says you need to constantly be on medications to live a life with a healthy mind, body and soul? Look within with the help of Yoga and Ayurveda and the answers to your problems are right there!
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