Stress and Immunity Related Theraphies:

Immune system represents the capacity of an individual to defend their health against physical, emotional, and environmental challenges. The release of stress hormone from the hypothalamic, pituitary and adrenal(HPA) system also causes suppression of the immune system. While stress may suppress activity of the immune system, it also has a paradoxical effect on systemic inflammation. Chronic stress results in expression of IL-6 from B-cells and T-cells of the immune system, a pro-inflammatory marker that induces C-reactive protein (CRP). IL-6 and CRP have a combined effect of promoting low-grade systemic inflammation – that may contributed to development of heart disease. Therapies we give for immunity development and to relieve stress are

  1. Navarakizhi (Immune booster, nourishment for bones and muscles thus prevents arthritis)
  2. Pizhichil (Fighting fatigue, slows aging caused due to stress)
  3. Dhara (to treat stress, sleeplessness - insomnia)
  4. Shirodhara (to improve brain functioning, scalp nourishment, prevent hair fall due to stress)