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Benefits of Ayurveda

General Benefits:

  • Less need for Western medical treatments.
  • Significant reduction in stress and anxiety.
  • Reduced symptoms from chronic conditions (e.g. irritable bowel syndrome, skin conditions, diabetes, allergies, hypertension, arthritis)
  • Improved immunity and reduced frequency of illness.
  • Improved quality of sleep that comes easily and naturally.
  • Healthier, stronger bones, nails and hair.
  • Greater connection with hormonal rhythms and how to manage them. 

So, why Ayurveda?

What makes this ancient science so unique, effective, and inspiring in our modern times?

  • Ayurveda addresses the root causes of disease and imbalance, rather than just mere symptom management.

In the modern medical system, which is relatively new, and based more on the latest lab results, testing, and research, there is an emphasis upon managing one’s symptoms while searching for causes such as germs, genes, nutritional deficiencies, inflammation, organs, systems, etc.). 

In Ayurveda, however, we are trained to dig deep to discover the root cause(s) within a person’s own life, whether that be their diet, daily routine, work, relationships, thoughts, or some combination of all of these. The search process takes place right with the patient via asking the right questions and getting to know the person deeply.

Once determined, Ayurveda employs its principles, which are based in the eternal laws of nature, and have withstood the test of time, to work to reverse the root causes. Ayurveda’s principles can be applied to any difficulty, even the most chronic conditions.

  • In Ayurveda, each person is treated as a unique individual and is provided customized wellness solutions.

Nowadays, when we go to a medical doctor, we are typically examined primarily at the level of the body and given a one-size-fits-all prescription to deal with our disease. And if we exhibit even the slightest bit of mental anguish, we are automatically labeled as being bipolar, depressed, or hyperactive, and accordingly given either antidepressants or ADHD medication to cope. The western medical system is designed such that doctors are encouraged to treat diseases, rather than people.

Ayurveda practitioners, however, spend more quality time with patients, building a relationship, and thereby focusing on the person first and the disease or imbalances later. A lot of care is then put into developing the most optimal diet, daily routine, seasonal routine, exercise regimen, yoga and meditation practice, herbal medicines, and more for each person.

  • Ayurveda has a truly holistic definition of health that includes body, mind, soul, and senses.

In Ayurveda, the human being is seen as an integrated whole, with not only a body and mind, but also a soul and five senses, which are like the five doorways through which we take in and perceive the world around us. An Ayurveda practitioner would dig deep into a person’s daily routines and habits as part of the initial intake process, this practitioner would determine any lifestyle habits, dietary practices, constitutional imbalances, digestive problems, etc. that are the underlying causes of the health conditions.

  • There is an entire Sub-branch of Ayurveda that focuses exclusively on how to actually be healthy.

The reason why a classically trained Ayurveda practitioner will not automatically resort to writing prescriptions is because there is an amazing two-pronged scope to the practice of this science. The first is known in Sanskrit as “Svasthasya Svasthya Rakshanam,” which means “protecting the health of the healthy.” The second part of Ayurveda’s scope is therapeutics to skillfully treat disease.

Ayurveda practitioners have an amazing toolbox of balanced dietary guidelines, home remedies, daily and seasonal routines, yoga and spiritual practices, healthy exercise patterns, and communication strategies to equip us with.

  • Ayurveda empowers us to take health into our own hands.

Investing the time to learn new tools for our personal health-care toolbox allows you to reclaim you health and sustain it.  There is no such thing as developing a dependency on the doctor in this system of health. In this way, Ayurveda does not attempt to “fix” you, but rather set you free.

What’s more is that Ayurveda actually teaches us that there is, in fact, a deep part of us, our innermost essence, which is always completely healthy. To learn and practice Ayurveda means to connect with countless incredible, drug-free ways to experience our wholeness.

Grounded in unshakeable nature-based principles that have withstood the test of time, Ayurveda is just as beneficial today as it was thousands of years ago.

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