Mind-Body medicine: A new emerging discipline of holistic healing for stress management


Featured Topic: Techniques to Relieve Stress

candle_pinkStress is caused by physiological, psychological and environmental factors. Most people live their lives without knowing the most compatible lifestyle based on their individual constitution of body and mind. That is why an Ayurvedic evaluation of body type and mind-type can be useful to design the best holistic health and healing program for each person to create the maximum benefit and wellness results.

Excessive workload, deadlines and excessive multi-tasking without a regular break can induce physical stress. Sometimes an excessive exercise schedule, without knowing your best threshold for exercise fitness, can also further add stress and strain in the muscles and joints — and also in the heart itself. Exercise is good for health, provided we adopt the most compatible approach based on physical fitness index. Even young athletes can suffer a sudden cardiac arrest, and older persons can face knee pain or back pain or even more muscle aches, unless we evaluate the best exercise plan based on the individual physiological efficiency level at that specific period. We also need to evaluate their compatibility based on body individual type.

If the right exercise plan is adopted systematically, then a person never has to worry about the experience of exercise-induced stress response in the system.

Emotional and relationship issues also can create stress in a person. A type A personality will experience more stress than a type B. But a type B can easily feel depressed or unfulfilled. The Sengupta-Mind-Body Approach can relieve stress, anxiety and depression in any person irrespective of personality, because it is about training the brain and body to create a better relaxation experience through perfect mind-body integration and nerve-muscle relaxation through Yoga therapy.

Childhood environment, adult life environment and brain state of the person together can also induce mental stress. That is why a systematic evaluation of how an environment affects a person is equally important to minimize or avoid unnecessary additional external factors of stress.

Stress can induce an increase in the blood cortisol level and also increase sympathetic activity to increase the heart and respiratory rate. Acute and chronic stress can create a hormone imbalance and menstrual irregularities, even infertility in some people. It can indirectly affect the immune system due to a long-term implication. Thus, stress has a negative effect on the psycho-neuro-immune-endocrine axis stability.

People with heart disease will have further negative effects, because excessive stress can create an irregular heart beat and angina. Stress can have negative impact on asthma. Stress can also induce incontinence. Some emotional and behavior issues can be aggravated due to stress.

Management of anxiety and depression issue can be more difficult under chronic stress situation.

The physical stress can be solved by Yoga therapy and specific breathing exercise techniques to better regulate physiological system. The Sengupta Method of Mind-Body Integration and nerve-muscle relaxation techniques will help to prevent psychological and environmental factors from increasing both physical and brain noise or disturbance level, which is essential to deal with external factors of stress reactions in the body and mind.

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