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Benefits of Ayurveda

General Benefits of Ayurveda Medicine & Treatments:

  • Strengthening immunity and prevention of disease pathology
  • Improving the digestive capacity and elimination of wastes
  • Nourishing the nervous system, reducing anxiousness and stress
  • Reducing dependency on pharmecutical medications
  • Improving ability to sleep easily and deeply
  • Strengthening bones, encouraging healthy nails and hair
  • Overall improvement in sense of well-being and homeostasis

 How Can Ayurveda Help Me? 

In modern times, how can we apply this ancient healing science
for improved health and well-being? 

Ayurveda contains a comprehensive understanding of the root cause of nearly all diseases, and encompasses the pathology and treatment.

In the ancient medical system called Ayurveda, there is documented understanding of the pathology in nearly all health conditions (not including modern phenomena such as HIV/AIDS).  Basically, ancient people in the South Asian sub-continental region spent thousands of years studying each and every plant and mineral substance, and their affects on every disease which they encountered.  

Huge emphasis is placed on the diagnostic expertise of a traditional, authentic Ayurvedic practitioner.  In order to apply proper treatment to any health condition, it is of the utmost importance to have a thorough understanding of disease and pathology from the Ayurvedic perspective.  Only then is the practitioner able to formulate an appropriate treatment protocol through dietary guidelines, herbal medicines, and detoxification therapies when necessary.

Once the Ayurveda practitioner understands the root cause and pathology of the patient's disease, the principles of Ayurveda can be applied.  These principles are based upon the laws of nature, and have withstood the test of time, from long before the common era, right to the present day.

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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