About Aimil Healthcare
Stress is a state of body’s way to respond to any type of demand. It is a psychological and/or physiological imbalance resulting from the disparity between situational demand and the individual’s ability to meet those demands. Anything that makes you tense, angry, frustrated or unhappy can lead you to the state of stress. Stress sets off wide- ranging changes in the chemical control (neurotransmission) of the body’s hormone system called the hypothalamic- pituitary- adreno-cortical system also known as the ‘HPA axis’ in short.
Stress that is not controlled and continues for a long period of time can cause a number of psychological and physical symptoms.
Psychological symptoms of stress can include:
To investigate about stress condition, the team of doctors at Aimil Healthcare and Research Centre will discuss the patient’s history and circumstances including identification of any stressors that may be present in the person’s life. The Ayurvedic physicians will try to ascertain the level of stress the person is experiencing and their ability to deal with the stress. Diagnosis of stress, therefore, depends on a multitude of factors and is complex. At Aimil healthcare and Research Centre, after profound research, variety of approaches to the diagnosis of stress have been employed including the use of questionnaires, biochemical measures and physiological techniques. A thorough, stress-oriented, face-to-face medical interview is currently the most practical way to diagnose stress and its effects.
At Aimil Healthcare and Research Centre, we treat patients with regular counselling sessions and with the use of variety of Ayurvedic herbs like ashwagandha, shankhpushpi, brahmi, manudukparni, etc. These herbs act as anxiolytic and anti-depressant.
Counselling is the name given to a range of activities in which an attempt is made to understand the effects of some event on an individual or family and to plan with the person or people concerned how to manage the emotional and practical realities.
There are many different counselling techniques but the main characteristics of counselling at Aimil Healthcare and Research Centre are emotional warmth, understanding, genuineness and homely environment.
Golden rules for reducing stress
The proficient and experienced physicians at Aimil Healthcare and Research Centre suggests these golden rules for reducing stress –
- Get your priorities right- Sort out what really matters in your life
- Think ahead and try to anticipate how to get rid of difficulties
- Share your worries with family or friends whenever possible
- Try to develop a social network or circle of good friends
- Exercise regularly
- Live a healthy lifestyle
- Give yourself treats and rewards for positive actions, attitudes and thoughts
- Get to know yourself better- improve your defences and strengthen your weak points
- Think positively about problems and decide to take some appropriate action; if necessary, distract yourself in a pleasant way. Don’t bottle things up or sit all night brooding
- Try to keep things in proportion
- Don’t be too hard on yourself
- Seek medical help if you are worried about your health
- Relax and take short rests throughout the day
- Make small and regular changes to your lifestyle
- Learn to delegate
- Make space for leisure time
- Have proper breaks for meals
- Give time for yourself every day and every week
- Listen carefully to those around you
- Enjoy yourself with your family and friends
In today’s society, every aspect of life seems to have stressful moments. Everyone has their own coping strategies to handle stress. The surveys and the longitudinal studies at Aimil Healthcare and Research Centre reveals that there are people who react by increasing food intake and others who react by decreasing their food intake during their stress period. Ayurveda physicians at Aimil Healthcare and research centre suggest patients dealing with stress to maintain a balance in their diet. A healthy diet can make you feel energetic and can deplete the level of stress. Adequate intake of food, rich in water level, is suggested which helps your metabolism to run perfectly.
Stress is an inevitable part of life. Physicians at Aimil Healthcare and Research Centre always encourage a lifestyle of staying physically active and fit. For stress management, along with the herbal preparations, doctors suggest exercises that are considered vital for maintaining mental fitness and to reduce stress. Studies at Aimil Healthcare and Research Centre shows that exercises and the ancient therapy of Yoga Aasans are very effective at reducing fatigue, improving alertness, increasing concentration and at enhancing overall cognitive function. This can be helpful especially when stress has depleted your energy or ability to concentrate. Meditations, massage therapies and even breathing deeply allow you to feel energized and healthy.