Anxiety is a mental Health condition. It’s our body’s natural response to stress. Anxiety may be transient, persistent, episodic or limited to specific situation.


There is no exact cause for the Anxiety. Triggering factors may include, genetic, environmental factors, emotional and mental trauma.
Medical causes: It can be linked to underlying health issues like, Diabetes, Hypertension, Thyroid diseases, COPD, withdrawal of some medications or alcohol, chronic pain and irritable bowel syndrome.

Clinical features:

  • Psychological – Apprehension, irritability, worry, fear of impending disorder, poor concentration
  • Somatic: Palpitations, fatigue, tremor, dizziness, sweating, diarrhoea, Frequent desire to pass urine, chest pain, initial insomnia, breathlessness and headache


In Ayurveda, Anxiety is known as Chittodvega. It comes under Manasa vikara, where vitiation of Vata dosa happens and accumulates in Nervous system.
In Travancore Ayurveda our doctors will provide you the best and efficient treatment for anxiety disorders. Shirodhara and Nasyam plays an important role in the treatment of Anxiety. Detoxification of body with Virechanam is as important as detoxification of mind with Nasyam. Other treatments effective in Anxiety includes Thalapodichil, Picu, Lepana, Abhyangam and Shiro Abhyangam. Internal medicines and life style changes according to the doctor’s advice are also essential for a long-term benefit.


-Sashi Kiran