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Yoga,mudra and home remedies for headache or migraine

Headache

A headache is one of the most common of all symptoms afflicting the human race. Most headaches are temporary. But some seem to recur frequently over periods of months or years. Such headaches may be due to a wide variety of causes, such as various tumors, infections, head injuries, high blood pressure, eye conditions  , infections of the nose, throat, and ears, and much more. However, most headaches have no organic cause. Many are due to megrim or some psychological disturbance resulting in a tension headache. One should never assume that his headache is due to some severe disease, for most headaches are functional and not related to any organic changes in the brain. Even eyestrain is a far less common cause of a headache than many people suppose.

Strange as it may seem, the brain itself is not sensitive to pain. This means that most headaches are not due to any actual damage within the brain itself. However, any stretching or pressure on the coverings of the brain or the large blood vessels within the head will most certainly produce a severe pain or a headache. Any inflammation of the head, such as occurs in meningitis, will cause extreme pain over the entire head. Such objects are extremely rare today. A tumor growing within the head may press upon the meningeal covering or dura. This causes a severe headache, which is usually felt on the side of the head where the tumor is located.

Megrim Headaches

Megrim headaches are among the most common forms of the headache today. In most cases, they come on when a person is either under intense nervous strain or when the tension suddenly subsides, and he takes a day off. This type of a headache is often preceded by flashes of light which are seen at the sides of one’s   vision. This is most likely to be a one-sided headache, and there may be numbness and tingling on that side of the face or body. Some patients complain of a blind spot in their vision. Megrim is so common that one person in every ten has it at some time or other. It is most common in early adult life, women being more frequently affected. Often there is a history of a megrim headache in the family. Fortunately, this type of a headache usually begins to subside after the age of fifty.

Megrim attacks are often preceded by short periods of depression, irritability, restlessness, and loss of appetite. These symptoms tend to disappear just before a headache comes on, or they may continue and even increase the pain. This type of a headache usually follows a definite pattern. In one attack, the right side of the head may be involved, in the next perhaps the left. In many cases, there is nausea, vomiting, and the extremities may feel cold, and the patient desires just to be left alone. Careful observation of the blood vessels on the side of the head will show that they are prominent and pulsating.

The attack may last for hours or days at a time. Some patients may have it daily, others at odd times, and still others, perhaps only once or twice in several years. Megrim headaches are usually thought to arise from some reflex spasm or tension in one of the arteries leading to the brain itself. This reduces the normal flow of blood to that area. Just above the spastic portion of the vessel the wall of the artery Lose their normal tone and become greatly dilated. This causes intense pulsations and stretching of the walls of the vessels, producing acute pain and headache. This is the theory. No one knows for sure.

A tension headache

Tension headaches are similar to megrim in many respects. Although the location of a headache may be somewhat different and the cause is more obvious. Prolonged stress often seems to produce a spasm of the muscles in the back of the neck, particularly in certain people. This muscle spasm draws the tissues over the surface of the cranium very tight so that the pain is felt not only in the back of the neck but also over the top and front of the head. This is a steady, aching type of pain. Usually, there is no nausea, vomiting or flashing lights for the problem does not appear to affect the brain but is due to external causes. The treatment is similar to that outlined for megrim and sick headaches below of the post. It is most important to avoid emotional stress and be sure to take sufficient rest. Tension headaches are warning signals from nature which one cannot afford to ignore.

An alcoholic headache

Many people suffer from a severe headache due to the hangover after taking large quantities of alcohol. Alcohol is toxic to the tissues and directly irritates the meninges or coverings of the brain, thus causing the pain in the head. The Alcohol also dilates the arteries in the brain and this, in turn, produces pain, not unlike that of megrim. Naturally, the best treatment for this type of a headache is to avoid the excessive e use of alcohol in any form. Other than this, bed rest is advisable until the crisis has passed.

A headache due to Constipation.

Some people are particularly susceptible to this type of a headache. It appears to arise from absorbing toxic products from the colon. The best treatment is to take sufficient bulk and roughage in the diet, plus at least six to eight glasses of water per day to provide both bulk and lubrication of the bowel. Some mild laxative may be necessary in some cases but, this should be avoided as a general rule.

Headache Due to High Blood pressure

Many people have a tendency to develop a headache when the blood pressure rises beyond the normal level. The reason for this is not too clear, but it may be due to the increased pressure within the smaller arteries and other blood vessels within the brain.

A sinus headache:

Some of the nasal sinuses lie very close to the brain. Any inflammation of these sinuses may produce a rather severe type of a headache. Sometimes the headache comes on gradually, at other times rather quickly. There may also be marked postnatal discharge or dripping down into the throat, as well as fever, loss of appetite, dizziness, and loss of the normal sense of smell. A feeling of a toothache might also be present if the maxillary sinuses are involved. During the early phase, the temperature may rise to 102 degrees. Anything higher than this suggests further complications, such as otitis media or inflammation of the middle ear. In chronic sinusitis, the headache is less severe, and the patient may complain of recurrent colds. Sinusitis and its complications will be discussed in coming posts.

A headache Caused by eyestrain.

This type of a headache may be due to the body’s attempt to gain clear vision. Within the eyeball, the small ciliary muscles control the shape of the lens of the eye. This enables us to focus our vision on the object we are looking at. Prolonged contraction of these tiny muscles can be a cause of a headache due to  “eyestrain.” Also, the muscles that move the eye (extraocular muscles) may go into tension, particularly if the muscles controlling one eye are not balanced with those on the other side. This imbalance may cause blurring vision so that the head may have to be held in a certain position in order to focus the vision. This in turn causes chronic contraction of the muscles of the neck, resulting in a headache.

If the eyes are exposed to a very bright light, a headache may develop lasting twenty-four to forty-eight hours, possibly due to the irritation of the delicate tissues in the eyes. Such a headache may last from one to two days. Looking at the sun for only a few seconds may actually burn the retina, and cause a severe headaches arising from eyestrain and other disorders of the eye can be prescribed only by a specialist in eye conditions, or in other words, an ophthalmologist.

Treating a sick headache best treatment for a sick headache is to prevent it from coming on. Megrim headaches always arise from the stress and strain within the brain, and from there the trouble may spread to the stomach and intestinal organs.

Here  are some suggestions for treatment:

 

1.       Do not be quite so exacting with yourself and with others. Plan your work well, but don’t fret or worry when things go wrong. It  may not always be your fault.
2.       Get plenty of sound sleep each night. Also, take a short nap in the day time if you can. This will help to relieve tension and restore your scene of well-being.
3.       Beware of habit-forming drugs. These may bring quick relief, but they do not remove the cause. It is easy for a person to become addicted to powerful drugs. Better leave them alone.
4.       Avoid things to which you are sensitive, such as bright lights, loud noises, tobacco smoke, strong perfumes, heavy traffic, and perhaps even some of your neighbours. Don’t  allow yourself to exceed your own limits.
5.       A hot foot bath for about twenty minutes will often relieve a severe headache. An Ice cold cloth to the head will also bring relief and make the hot foot bath even more effective.
6.       Avoid nervous tension. Get sufficient exercise out of the door, especially walking. This will receive tension and help to prevent headaches. Gentle massage to the neck and back will often bring relief.
7.       Keep calm and quiet. You cannot always have your own way, even at home. Remember, a happy attitude toward life is one good way to prevent these tensions from coming on in the first place.

So try to face your problems bravely, without fear or weakness. A  Calm, the quiet atmosphere will bring peace within yourself, and with others, and with God.Alternative Therapies or Natural herbs and food to cure a headache.

Apples:

Apples are highly beneficial in the treatment of all types of a headache. A ripe apple, after removing the upper rind and the inner hard portion should be taken with a little salt every morning on an empty stomach in such cases. This should be continued for about a week. It will yield .good results even in cases of disgusting chronic headache.

Feverfew :

Tanacetum parthenium: Can reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches. It works effectively only if taken daily. It won’t help if taken once you have a migraine.

passion-flower :

– Passiflora incarnate: One of the nature’s best tranquilizers, contains at least 3 tranquilizing or sedating compounds, relieves muscle tension, insomnia, mild headache relief.(Not recommended for pregnant women or children under 2….Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after using passion-flower)Willow Bark – Salix alba: Relieves headaches.

Peppermint :

Peppermint is a  herb that can create a soothing effect and cure the headaches with its coolness. The other similar herb is passion-flower which has slightly different effects than the peppermint. It comes with a certain amount of sedative effect. This can slowly release the pressure on the mind and body and gradually cool the brain to cure headaches.
Cayenne pepper:

Cayenne pepper is another effective option that can cure the headaches because of its heating effect. You might feel an intense pain initially but this will gradually reduce and you will feel better.These herbs were used to combat this problem in the ancient ages especially in India and China.
Yoga does  not cure headaches on its own, here are some yoga poses  and  yoga mudra that are generally
effective for a migraine and headache:
Relaxation poses for Headache and Migraine

For any ailment, the importance of relaxation yoga poses cannot be over-emphasised.
They can be performed at the beginning and end of any yoga session or at any time when
the body feels tired and needs a deep rest:-

Flapping Fish Pose – Matsya Kridasana

This is a great relaxation pose. Many people naturally sleep in a variation of this pose because intuitively they feel the deep rest that can be gained from it. Lie on your stomach and interlock your fingers. Extend the right elbow so that it is pointing away from your head and point the left elbow down towards your legs. Rest your right cheek on top of your interlocked fingers. Bend your left leg, bringing your thigh close up towards your ribs. Touch your left elbow to your left knee or as close as possible. Keep your right leg straight. Relax in the final position and breath normally. After 5 minutes, change sides. The bent knee and the head may be supported on a pillow for extra comfort.

As well as inducing deep relaxation, this pose stimulates digestion by stretching the intestines, helping to remove constipation. Therefore, it is especially beneficial for those people whose headaches are connected to poor digestion. This pose also redistributes excess waistline weight.

Mudras  for Headache and Migraine

Mudra works according to the principles of Ayurveda. It is very much useful to manipulate any constitution(doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha). Mudras are a very effective remedy for a headache. The major advantage of mudras is you can practice it  anywhere at any moment of time. To know more about these mudras click on the links.

A migraine: Gyan mudra     Aakash mudra,     Apana mudra
These mudras are very effective and give instant results.mudras work internally and balance entire system which helps to overcome a headache.
 
Shashankasana- Pose of the Moon or Hare Pose

Sit on your heels and place the palms of your hands on your thighs. Close your eyes and relax, keeping your head and your spine straight. Inhale and raise your arms above your head. As you exhale, bend the top half of your body forward from the hips. Stretch your arms out so that they rest shoulder-width apart on the ground in front of you. Rest your forehead on the floor in front of your knees. You can bend your arms slightly so that they are fully relaxed. Try to hold this position for a minute at first, building towards

holding it comfortably for at least three minutes.Moon Pose helps to calm an overactive mind common amongst a headache suffers. It gently brings fresh blood and oxygen to the head, calming and soothing frayed nerves.Moon Pose is also great for calming anger, inducing an overall sense of well-being and a
peaceful state of mind.Note that those with very high blood pressure slipped disc or vertigo should not perform this asana.

Palm Tree Pose – Tadasana


Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, arms by your side. With your body weight evenly distributed on both feet, breath in and slowly raise your arms above your head.Interlock your fingers, turning your palms upwards. To help your balance, fix and keep your eyes fixed on a point on the wall in front you, just above the level of the top of your head. Keep breathing. After a few breaths, inhale deeply and raise your heels slightly off the ground. Tighten your buttocks and stretch towards the sky. Imagine that your body is triple it’s normal length, stretching up as high as you can. Tuck your pelvis in so that your lower back doesn’t strain. Remember to keep your facial muscles soft and relaxed as you hold this pose, creating no additional tension in the body. Hold for as long as is comfortable and then exhale slowly as you lower your heels and bring your arms down. This is one round. Complete 5 to 10 rounds.Although it is more difficult to retain one’s balance, this pose can also be performed looking up towards your interlocked fingers. This is a useful pose for those suffering from headaches, helping to alleviate tension in the neck and shoulders, developing physical and mental balance and stretching the entire spine and the intestines. As the spine is a great channel of energy, the stretch happening in the spine during Tadasana can help to alleviate energy blockages between the lower back and the head.


Double Angle Pose – Trikonasana


Stand up straight with your feet one foot apart. Take your arms behind your back and  interlock your fingers. Take a deep breath in. Keeping your head up and looking forwards, breath out gradually as you bend the top half of your body forward from your hips. If you have been someone who commonly has problems with your back, then take extra care with bending forward or avoid it altogether. Bending the knees slightly as you

move into a forward bend will help to eliminate the extra pressure that is often felt in the lower back during forward bends. As you do this, raise your arms behind your back without straining them and allow your hands to drop over your head, down towards the ground. Hold this final position for about 10 seconds to begin with, keeping the body as relaxed as you can. To move out of the position, raise your head so that you are looking upwards and outwards and take a deep breath in as you raise your body up to standing position. Relax your arms by the side of your body. Close your eyes and stand still for a few moments, allowing the breath to return to normal. Observe any sensations in your body, relaxing completely and feeling the firm connection between your feet and the ground.
Dwikonasana is highly recommended pose for a headache suffers. With the arms acting as a lever, this pose gives the shoulders and chest an excellent stretch and helps to dissolve the tension we often store beneath the shoulder blades. However, those with very painful shoulder joints should avoid this asana.

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose, inset) Place a block against a wall on its second-highest height. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet hip distance apart on the floor. Touch the crown of the head lightly against the block. Carefully place a sandbag so that three-quarters of it rests on the block

and one-quarter rests on your forehead. (This light pressure on the forehead helps relax the area.) Come up into Setu Bandha Sarvangasana on an exhalation and place another block underneath the sacrum. Once the block is placed, bring your arms to a -degree angle from your torso with the palms facing up.

Do not aggressively drag the shoulder blades toward the feet, which can create tension along the sides of the neck. Avoid pressing the crown of the head into the block; use the strength of the legs to draw the pelvis

in the direction of the knees. Allow the gentle pressure of the sandbag on your forehead to encourage
the energy in the skull to release toward the floor. Stay here for 1 to minutes. Viparita Karani (Legs-up-the-Wall Pose) The fully supported version of this pose (with more lift under the hips) can trigger a headache for some, so it’s best to have the pelvis either unsupported or only slightly elevated here.
Fold a blanket so it is about a half-inch thick and place it against a wall. With the knees bent and feet flat on the floor, sit sideways against the wall on top of the blanket, with a sandbag nearby. Using your hands for support, lie back and sweep your legs up the wall. Bend your knees and carefully place the sandbag on the soles of your feet; straighten your legs up the wall again. Rest the buttocks against the baseboard and the backs of the legs against the wall. (If you have tight hamstrings, move the buttocks a few inches from the wall.) Place an eye bag over your eyes. Bring the arms out to your sides and experiment with their exact placement so you can maintain a long, relaxed feeling along the sides of the neck. Allow your face and the front of your body to release toward the floor as you exhale. Stay for about 10 minutes.

Palming – Eye exercise


Sit quietly and close your eyes. Rub the palms of your hands together briskly until you  can feel the heat in your hands. Gently place the palms of your hands over your eyes and hold them there until the heat has been absorbed into your eyes. Feel and visualize the energy and warmth moving from your hands to your eyes as the eye muscles relax.


Make sure the palms of the hands and not the fingers are covering the eyes. Enjoy resting your eyes in the soothing darkness. Keep your eyes closed as you lower your hands to your knees. Repeat the process at least three times.It is said that the benefits of this practice are increased if practiced in front of a rising or

setting sun. Palming helps to smooth eye tension that often contributes to the pain and discomfort of a headache and migraine sufferers

Breathing/Pranayama


Various rhythms and methods of breathing have different effects on the mind, body and spirit. According to Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of the International Art of Living Organisation, 70% of the body’s toxins are released through the breath. The breath is a subtle yet powerful tool in which to release much of the stress, tension or anxiety associated with headaches and migraines.

Ujjayi Breathing – The Psychic Breath

Known as the pranayama that gives freedom to bondage, or the psychic breath, Ujjayi breathing is both simple and powerful. Start by sitting for a few quiet minutes in a comfortable position, closing the eyes and relaxing the body completely. Begin by observing the natural breath without making any effort to change it. Then shift your awareness to your throat. Imagine that the breath is moving in and out through the throat.

Gently contracting the throat muscles, breath in and out slowly and deeply. The sound that starts to come from the throat is like the sound of a baby snoring. It is just a very gentle sound that should only be heard by you, so keep it light. Concentrate on the sound in your throat. Begin by practicing the Ujjayi breath for up to 5 minutes, working up towards 15 to 20.You can practice Ujjayi breathing whilst lying down, which is especially good for people suffering from insomnia, but sitting up will give you the added benefits of a rejuvenating
meditation.
 

 

Yoga Kriyas for Headache: NETI KRIYA

To clean the internal passages perform Kunjal and fast by consuming small quantities of fruits&milk.

Yoga asanas like paschimottanasana, Tadasana, Bhujangasana, Halasana, Sarvangasana, nd shavasana are the best choice in this condition.

 

 

Yoga asana,Mudra and Ayurveda treatment for Nerve weakness

Nerve dysfunction (weakness of nerve)

The human nervous system is the most complicated of all the systems in the world. People are still unable to reveal all the mysteries of the Human nervous system. The human nervous system consists of all the body’s nerves, which receive and send messages throughout the body. A healthy nerve system is an integral part of the overall well-being of the human body. Healthy nerves make certain organs are functioning properly which ensures the body is capable of sensing the external world.  The healthy nervous system is essential for optimal mental functioning and psychological well-being.
A problem in one nerve or a problem affecting the overall operation of the nervous system is called weakness of nerve or nervous system. Some also called it as nerve dysfunction if it is a single nerve.

 

Causes of the weakness of nerve:

 

Nerve weakness or a Weak Nervous system can be caused by some diseases or due to nutritional imbalance or lifestyle issues. In this article, we discuss nerve weakness resulting from nutritional imbalances and lifestyle issues.
One of the primary cause of nerve weakness occurs due to lack of vitamin B complex and the main vitamin in that responsible is B12(Importance of B12).

Causes of Weak Nervous System.


Diet: Improper diet without including essential vitamins and proteins that are needed for a healthy nervous system.
Lifestyle issues
•          Unable to bear the tension will cause weakness in nerve.
•          Emotional and relationship problems like separation break up, and other personal issues cause a lot of mental pressure which affects the human nervous system.
•          Financial problems too cause a lot of mental tension which results in nerve dysfunction.
•          Job stress like unable to reach targets in particular time, feeling insecure about the job, unsatisfied with the work environment, etc. Chronic job stress can have adverse effects on your health because it triggers the sympathetic nervous system

Causes of nervous weakness

  • Trauma
  • Extreme pressure or strain on nerves and muscles
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Side effects from medications and treatments
  • Substance and other toxic abuse
  • Deficiency in proteins and nutrients
  • Mental stress
  • Physical strain
  • Insomnia and other sleep disorders
  • Chronic headaches
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer and AIDS

Symptoms of a weakness of nerve:


Depression without any reason, trouble in learning, memory loss and numbness
Anxiety: If you feel anxious more often for no reason than it is warning signal that you are developing weakness in your nervous system.
Dizziness: If you feel Dizziness without having any major diseases is an indication of a weak nervous system.
Poor immunity: You are getting one or other disease within a short time. This shows that you have weak immune system. You need to have a health check of your nerves.
Lack of interest: If you feel a lack of interest in doing things or have a general lack of interest in life, also sometimes you have suicidal thoughts. It is almost a worse signal that you are suffering from a weak nervous system. You need to meet your doctor immediately.
How to prevent the nerve dysfunction:
Eating a healthy diet which includes B vitamins and other nutrients which are essential for the nervous system is the best way to avoid the weakness of nerves. In fact, nutritional deficiencies of some of the B vitamins can be a direct cause of nerve damage.
Identify the best food sources to include in your diet to keep your nervous system healthy. Like ensuring a variety of protein and fat sources in your diet, including seafood, nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains, is the way to get plenty of essential fatty acids and amino acids in for a healthy nervous system.
Ensure that your diet includes the following few time in a week healthy nervous system.
·        Milk and dairy products.
·        Fish and meat for non-vegetarians
·        Foods that have calcium and dry fruits like cashew nuts, Madam, sprouts (If you have acidity take boiled sprouts)
·        Green leafy vegetables and pumpkin seeds.

     A generous intake of fruits in the diet will enable a person to lead a healthy life. Fruits prevent all diseases, keep person smart, energetic and active throughout the life. All berries are rich in iron, phosphorous, sodium and it is beneficial for body building and nerve strengthening. The soothing qualities of pineapple and pomegranates are helpful in catarrh, high fever, in other chronic nasal and bronchial ailments.
    
     Moreover, certain fruits can combat specific ailments. It has been found that fruit sugars, calcium, iron, vitamin A, B-complex, and C control the gradation of heart energy. 

The phosphorus, glutamic acid, vitamin A and B –complex exert protective and tonic effects on the nerves. Hence, the  regular use of these fruits (apple, date, and mango) in the diet will sharpen memory and prevent nervous exhaustion, mental stress, hysteria, insomnia.
Drink plenty of water and other fluids to prevent dehydration, which can cause confusion and memory problems.

 o    Take plenty of rest.

o    Develop a positive attitude by mingling with new people’s or joining a social group.

o    Oil massage is the best therapy to rejuvenate your body and nerves. Have your body massage with sesame oil and take a bath with hot water half an hour. You will feel rejuvenated and doing this daily will help in keep nerves healthy.

o    Avoid Damage to your mind by avoiding mental tension. Pranayama is the best prevention or cure for nerve weakness or any mental disorder.  Pranayama or meditation supplies the brain with the necessary nourishment and food, and for giving it proper exercise, also rest for furnishing it with the necessary conditions for growth.

Symptoms of nervous weakness

  • Uneven sweating
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dryness in mouth and eyes
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Dysfunction of different body organs
  • Paralysis or twitching
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness
  • Tingling, prickling or burning sensation
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Weakness in metabolic and immunity system

 

Besides, many mental and psychological diseases like anxiety, depression, concentration, memory loss are also the results of nervous weakness.

 

o    Identify your body type constitution and avoid Vata foods. Nerve weakness is caused due to Vata dosha.    Perform vata-naashak mudra which reduces Vata dosha.

Ayurveda treatment for nervous dysfunction or nervous weakness:


Ayurveda   treatment for nerve weakness (Churanam for nerve weakness)

Ayurveda churanam for nerve weakness is prepared from vata harana herbs.

Bala a vata harana is used to activating the function of the nervous system by increasing blood circulation.

Ashwagandha herbs have stress-relieving component and bring excellent protective effects on human’s nervous system.

Kapiikachu(cowhage) seeds are used as a nerve tonic. Take seeds of Kapikachu and soak it in cow milk to purify the seeds. Dry the soaked seeds and make powder.

Black gram contains a broad range of nutrients and offers a whole host of health benefits for the immune system.

Method to prepare Ayurveda churnam/powder for Nerve weakness

Take 50 gm of Bala root (country mallow)root churanam/powder.
Take 50 gm of Ashwagandha root churnam/powder.
Take 50 gm of KapiKachu churnam/powder.
Take 50 gm of black gram black gram.
Mix well all the four churnam/powder and store it in a bottle.
Take a tablespoon of churnam and boil it in 50ml of water until it becomes 20 ml.  Take it twice daily to have healthy nerves.

Ayurveda medicines like Chawanprash and Chathurjatha Rasayanam are very useful to overcome nervous weakness.

Juice therapy to overcome nervous weakness:

 

Juices are very easy to digest and give you instant energy. Juice therapy is an easy method of treatment to strengthen your nervous system. Extracts of Orange, Pineapple, Apple, Carrot and beet are very much beneficial to strengthen your nervous system.
Colour therapy or chromotherapy for nervous disorder
The green color is considered a color of harmony. It is useful in the treatment of a nervous condition. Green color rays are directly applied to the patient for a 30-minute duration is enough to get a good result. To know more about chromotherapy and click here.


Suggested Yoga Asana for Nerve weakness.

Dwi pada vishrutha dhanurasana and dwi hasta vishrutha salabhasana.
Yoga poses like Back-stretching, Corpse, Headstand, Hero’s, Meditations Poses, and Mountain poses, Warrior’s, standing stretch poses also very much beneficial in strengthening your nervous system. Badhapadmasana is very effective yoga asana to overcome nerves disorders and nerves weakness click here to know more about Badhapadmasana.
Pranayamas like Nadishodhana pranayama and kapalbhati pranayama are magnificent to overcome nervous weakness and to strengthen the nervous system.

 

Mudra For Nervous disorders and weakness

Mudra works according to the principles of Ayurveda. Mudras are efficient to manipulate Doshas (Vata,Pitta, and Kapha). It is so simple that anyone can do it and there is no need of any expertise to do it.

 Gyan mudra

 

Mudra For Nervous disorders and weakness

Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudrā

 

 Mudra For Nervous disorders and weakness
To know more about these mudras click on the links.

 

Food and diet  to overcome nervous weakness:

 

It has been proved that a diet which contains seeds, nuts, and grains, vegetables and fruits will help to strengthen your nervous system.

Seeds, nuts, nd grains to overcome nervous weakness.

They contain the germ the reproductive power which is of vital importance for the lives of human beings and their health.Millet, wheat, oats, barley, brown rice, beans and peas are highly beneficial to strengthen nervous system.

Vegetables: They are extremely rich source of minerals, enzymes, and vitamins.
Fruits: Like vegetables fruits are an excellent sources of minerals, vitamins and enzymes.
Include these foods in your diet to strengthen your nervous system.

 

Home Remedies For nervous weakness.

Home remedies like Garlic, Garlic milk, Lemon, Nutmeg, The herb Chamomile and The herb aloe.
Garlic : This vegetable should be cut into small pieces and taken with a teaspoon of honey with every meals. If you use it regularly it will help to over come nervous weakness.
Garlic milk: This milk can be prepared in  two ways,  One is in cooked and another is uncooked state. The uncooked and natural form is the most effective than cooked. The Garlic milk is prepared by adding the pulp of the crushed garlic in uncooked buffalo  milk.  The ratio is 4 cloves to 110 ml of milk. The another way is to boil the garlic in milk.
Lemon is a best home remedy to strengthen nervous system. A regular use of lemon juice prevents the deposit of uric acid in the tissues.
Massage therapy for nerves weakness:
Ayurvedic or Yoga massages are very much beneficial to over come nerves weakness. Massage is a passive exercise which will strengthen nervous. If you are not able to practice any physical exercise then massage therapy is the best choice for you.
Ayurveda treatment like panchakarma is very effective in this condition.

Autonomic nervous system

It controls the involuntary organs and few voluntary activities of the body. They include regulation of temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and digestion.

Motor nervous system

Motor nerves are responsible for transporting the information from spinal cord and brain to the muscles.

Sensory nervous system

Sensory nerves transmit the information from muscles and skin to the spinal cord and brain.

As of now, we all know the primary importance of the nervous system in the human beings. Any weakness or damage to the nervous system leads to nervous system disorders. It can be anything from a single weakness in the body to a complicated paralysis.

The damage that results from nervous disorders is a danger for both physical and the mental body. These can ruin a person’s life to a great extent.

 

Knowing the causes, understanding the symptoms and taking preventive measures is any day better. Even in the case of chronic nervous disorders, Ayurveda has many treatments and herbs that help in restoring a person’s health.

Ayurveda has the most effective herbs that help in the effective treatment of nervous disorders. Fortunately, there are many natural and organic Ayurvedic medicines available in the market. Below are few of the best to treat nervous disorders and enhance their functions.

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Benefits of Kapikachu

 

  • Promotes healthy sleep
  • Relieves from anxiety
  • Removes craving of addictive drugs and substances
  • Enhances brain power
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Uplifts the mood

It Contains L-dopa, a necessary precursor to the neurotransmitter known as dopamine, thereupon increasing the levels of dopamine. It helps in controlling and relieving from seizures, depression, mental focus and effectively treating Parkinson’s disease.

 

In Ayurveda, Kapikachhu is one of the few herbs that primarily balances the Vata dosha, alongside balancing Pitta and Kapha dosha.

 

Each veg capsule contains around 500 mg of Kapikachhu extract. Each bottle contains 60 veg caps

 

2. Ashvagandha for nervous disorder

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Himalaya Ashwagandha contains natural extracts of Ashwagandha with all the beneficial factors intact. Ashwagandha is one of the few herbs that is used in treatment of number of diseases and promoting overall health.  Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic agent which stabilizes physiological factors and promotes homeostasis. Ashwagandha is one of the best herb to relieve from nervous disorders and promote health. Below are the few benefits of Ashwagandha.

Benefits of Ashwagandha

  • Calms mind and nerves
  • Promotes sleep
  • Resists stress and strain
  • Balances the imbalances in the body resulting from environmental and lifestyle issues.
  • Relieves from hypertension, diabetes, debility, and arthritis
  • Stimulant for immune system
  • Prevents and treats sexual debility, weakness in muscles, and allergies

According to recent studies, Ashwagandha is one of the important herbs in Ayurveda which kills cancer. It has anti-carcinogenic effects on cell cultures which decrease the effect of nuclear factor-kappa. Thereupon suppressing necrosis factor of the intercellular tumor and potentiates apoptotic signals among cancerous cells.

 

Take 1-2 capsule of Ashvagandha in a day.

 

3. Gotu Kola

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Gotu Kola is the spiritual herb of ancient India and Ayurveda. Growing in the Himalayan regions, it is primarily known to balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain and also develop the crown chakra. Hence, it is used by yogis to improve and deepen the meditative states.

 

From these factors, it is clear that it helps in improving the functions of nervous system. There are many other benefits this herb poses on the human body.

Benefits of Gotu Kola

  • Facilitates healthy sleep
  • Enhances intelligence and memory
  • Improves reflexes
  • Fights nervous breakdown
  • Energizes and rebuilds the central nervous system
  • Reinforces immune system
  • Cleanses and strengthens the adrenals.
  • Purifies the blood and promotes skin health
  • Increases libido
  • Relieves from hypertension

Treats many disorders related to heart functions, blood diseases, and skin diseases.

 

All these factors fight the primary diseases and symptoms of nervous weakness like anxiety, stress, depression and mental health.

Take 1-2 capsules in a day.

4. Epsom salt

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Epsom Salt is a natural mineral rich in sulfate and magnesium are known to soothe soul, body, and mind. It has been in use for a long time in the bath, as the components are readily absorbed through the skin. It is known for its prompt and efficient remedy for various ailments which does by activating over 325 enzymes in the body.

Benefits of Epsom salt

  • Regulates electrolytes in the body, thereupon improving functions of nerves, enzymes, and muscles
  • Prevents the disruption of nerve and muscle functions
  • Eases stress
  • Relaxes the nervous system
  • Relieves pain and strain in body
  • Draws toxins from body

Magnesium facilitates proper usage of calcium, thus improving the conduction of electrical impulses.

Sulfates increase the rate of absorption of nutrients, and flush the toxins. It also helps in easing migraines.

It also has various beauty benefits.

  • Revitalizes the dead skin
  • Cleanse face
  • Removes blackheads
  • Increases hair volume
  • Removes bad odor from feet
  • Best alternative to hair spray

Mix Epsom salt in bath water

5.  Chamomile tea

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Chamomile tea is famous for its health and beauty benefits which are in use for centuries. The extracts of the chamomile flower are used for chamomile tea. The origins of chamomile flower are from daisy gang.

Benefits of Chamomile tea

 

  • Treats anxiety and depression
  • Promotes healthy sleep
  • Soothes nerves
  • Relieves from migraines
  • Boosts immune system
  • Controls diabetes
  • Fights cancer
  • Prevents muscle cramps

Alongside these health benefits, it possess antibacterial properties and beauty benefits.

 

Goodwyn Chamomile contains natural and organic chamomile flowers and is free of caffeine. Farming and processing are all done in their tea estates with refreshing benefits.

6. St. John’s Wort

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St. John’s Wort famously known as nerve tonic is the most commonly used herb to enhance nervous system. It has been studied by many scientists and has been proven to be the best herbal supplement. It is the best herb that boosts the overall health of the nervous system.

Benefits of St. John’s wort

 

  • Relieves from depression and its symptoms
  • Promotes sleep
  • Treats anxiety
  • Balances emotions
  • Facilitates mood
  • Removes chronic fatigue and irritability
  • Eliminates chronic stress hormone
  • Maintains positive temperament
  • Regulates menopausal mood swings
  • Balances hormones
  • Fights and prevents cancer

 

7. Passionflower

Passion flower as the name goes provides greater health benefits to both body and mind. The components of passion flower act as sedatives and tranquilizers. It relaxes the nervous and muscular system and promotes psychological health. The alkaloids and flavonoids are the principal elements that account for numerous health benefits.

 

  • Improves brain functions
  • Relieves from insomnia and sleep-related disorders
  • Helps in fighting substance and drug withdrawal
  • Combats stress
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Eases pain

 

These Ayurvedic medicines play a great role in treating and enhance nervous functions. Besides, there has to be a positive change in the lifestyle to see and enhance the benefits of these medicines. Below are few of the lifestyle changes that have to be considered to treat nervous disorders.

Meditation and yoga play a significant role in improving nervous functions and overall health of the body. Meditation calms the mind and brings a sense of awareness and gives a clear perspective of the things happening both inside and outside of ourselves.

Yoga facilitates and coordinates the body and mind functions. It removes deep rooted toxins and stress from the body. Alongside, doing regular exercises also strengthen the muscular system which promotes the healthy nervous system.

 

  • Regular exercise keeps the muscular and nervous system of the body active.
  • Walking barefoot increases the transfer of electrons from the surface into the body. It promotes physiological changes thereupon improving health
  • When you walk barefoot, the face of the earth electrons move into your body, improving physiological changes and improved health.
  • Spend time in sunlight. Sunlight provides vitamin D, which improves function of central nervous system
  • Maintain healthy dietary habits. Include dairy foods, berries and green leafy vegetables in the diet. Non-vegetarians may include fish and meat in their diet.
  • Nuts like almonds, walnuts, cashew nut, raisins, and dates increase energy and calm the mind.
  • Drink up to 8 glasses of water in a day.
  • Check the postures during sleeping, working, exercising and relaxing.

 

Conclusion

 

Nervous weakness is one of the most dangerous disorders. As mentioned above, it not only damages the physical health but also destroys the psychological levels to a great extent.

Prevention is always better than cure. The natural herbs mentioned above not only treat nervous weakness but also promotes and enhances daily life.

It is always wise to take precautions. The techniques and herbs mentioned above are not tough to follow.

At the end of the day, all you want is a good healthy and happy mind.

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These are the natural treatment to overcome nervous weakness, do you know any other method of natural treatment to over come nervous weakness. Let me know if you tried any natural treatment that helped you to over come nervous weakness in the comments.
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Yoga to relieve stress

Yoga has the power to reduces the impact of stress on the individual. A regular practice of yoga will strengthens the nervous system and helps you to face stressful situation positively.

We all know that unrelieved tension results both mental and physical disorders. Yoga gives internal clam and peace when you have to face stressful situation, you will help you to avoid that situation. Yoga will teach you the inner engineering of your body and when you are aware of the factors that how harmful the stress is, You realize that how important you have to manage stress. When you are aware of the bad effects and mechanism of stress you will easily manage it.

The diaphragm according to yogic science, is the seat of the intelligence of the heart and the window to the soul. During stressful situations, however, when you inhale and exhale, the diaphragm becomes too taught to alter its shape. Yogic exercises addrecalm mindss this problem by developing elasticity in the diaphragm, So that, when stretched, it can handle any amount of stress, whether intellectual, emotional,or physical.

The practice of asanas and pranayama helps to integrate the body, breath, mind and intellect slow, effortless exhalation during practice of an asana brings serenity to the body cells, relaxes the facial muscles, and releases all tension from the organs of perception: the eyes, ears,nose, tongue and skin.

When this happens, the brain which is in constant communication with the organs of action, becomes shunga, or void and all thoughts are stilled. Then, invading fears and anxieties cannot penetrate to the brain. When you develop this ability, you perform your daily activities with efficiency and economy. You do not dissipate your valuable bio-energy. You enter the state of true clarity of intellect. Your mind is free of stress and is filled with calm and tranquility

 
Yoga asanas are very much useful to lead a fulfilling life. In modern world due to run for the material gain we all are become a victim of stress. Yoga will help you to lead a stress-free and peaceful life. Here I am sharing few  simple yoga asanas which are very effective and anyone can do it anywhere. There is no expertise required to do these yoga asanas.

Yoga asanas like, Tadasana( Steady and firm mountain pose), Tadasana Urdhava hast asana ( Mountain pose with arms stretched up), Tadasana Urdhva Baddanguliasana ( Mountain pose with fingers interlocked), Paschima Baddha Hastasana( Mountain pose with the arms folded behind the back) are very much useful to overcome stress. These yoga asanas are very easy and an average person can do it without any expertise.

Tadasana

It is a simple yoga asana. Actually, this pose is a starting pose of all the standing yoga poses.

How To do Tadasana:

Lifts the sternum and stand upright and steady state.

Stand in your bare feet.

stretch your arms with the palms facing thighs.

Finger should be facing the ground.

Keep your head erect and look straight ahead.

This will help to reduce stress and boost your self-confidence, and increases alertness.

Benefits of Tadasana:

Tadasana relieves depression.

Gives strength to knees.

It gives good shapes to your feet and strengthens feet.

It helps to tonnes the pelvis and abdomen.

Also relieves Sciatic pain, Haemorrhoids and strengths bladder.

Precautions:

The persons with, stress related headache, migraine, low blood pressure, eye strain, osteoarthritis of the knees, diarrhoea, insomnia and bulimia should avoid the practice of this yoga asana.

Tadasana Urdhva Hastasana( Mountain pose with arms stretched up)

This yoga pose is a variation of mountain pose with the arms extended upward.

Stand same as above and stretch your hands upwards.

This yoga pose improves self-confidence and fights against depression.

This yoga poses tones pelvis, torso and back

It stimulates  and tones abdomen.

Reduces sciatic pain and relieves arthritis.

Strengthens the hamstring muscle and knee joints.

Also helps the feet to be flat.

Precautions.

All the above precautions of steady and firm mountain pose and don’t hold this yoga pose for more than 15 seconds if you have a slipped disc. Keep the feet apart, if you have a prolapsed uterus, keep the tips of the toes together and heels apart.

 

 

 

One Single Yoga Asana that relieves all the health disorders of a woman(Upavista Konasana)

This yoga poses is beneficial for every one but particularly woman’s has more advantage in practicing this simple yoga pose.

How to do Upavista Konasana:

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upvista konasana

First sit in dandasana keep the back erect you may take a support of a wall. Sit one your buttock bones place your palms beside your his pointing towards forward.       .

Press your palms on the ground to push your toso upward exhale and now spread your legs as far as possible. you may use your hands to push your legs.

Move your hands behind your buttocks, and place both palms on the floor. Lift your waist and the sides of your torso. Rotate your thighs to th front so that the kneecaps face the celling. Sit on your buttocks bons, keeping your pelvic bones parallel to them. Stretch each leg from thigh to heel. Hold the pose for 1 minute and gradually increase up to 3 minutes.

After you got expertise in this pose you may bend forward.

Benefits of Upavista Konasana:

Seated wide-angle pose relaxes stress related tension in the abdominal muscles.

Helps to relieve sciatic and arthritis pains.

This yoga poses prevents and relieve hernia.

Massages the organs of reproductive system.

Woman’s health disorders like ,Stimulates the ovaries, regulates menstrual flow, and relieves menstrual pain and menstrual disorders,

Also corrects the prolapsed uterus and bladder.

Precautions:

If you have asthma then you must take an experts advice before practicing this yoga pose.