Ayurvedic Home Remedies: An Essential Guide to Ayurvedic Home Remedies for the Treatment of Common Ailments, Balance and Well Being book is written by Sen and Ingrid
Ayurvedic medicine is one of the oldest medicinal systems in the world.The holistic approach of Ayurvedic medicine was developed in India thousands of years ago, where it is still practiced heavily. In recent decades Ayurveda has made its way to the western world, and has gained popularity and respect as a natural and holistic approach to well being.
The focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to keep the body free of disease by balancing the body, mind and spirit. Anything that affects any one of these will cause your body to become out of balance. Ayurvedic belief is also that each person is born with a life force comprised of the five elements; Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Space. Each individual will possess their own unique balance of these elements. This balance of elementsand energy is what is known in Ayurvedic medicine as a Dosha. There are three Doshas in the Ayurvedic belief system; Pitta, Vata and Kapha. Each Dosha is dominated by one or two of the five elements. An Ayurvedic practitioner will promote well being and treat disease based on an individual’s Dosha.
How Can Ayurevdic Medicine Help You?
Ayurveda focuses on balance, and what can be done to restore and maintain a proper equilibrium. The holistic approach looks at the entire body, mind and spirit to determine where the root of the ailment is. Ayurvedic medicine is not about treating symptoms, it is about restoring the entire body to the original balanced state. By treating the root, rather than the symptom you will receive more complete relief with fewer relapses. The use of natural remedies and physical stimulus such as yoga and massage means that you will be exposed to fewer toxins than you would through a traditional western medicine approach. Another benefit of Ayurvedic medicine is the focus on meditation as a means of bringing peace and balance. Meditation performed as a remedy for one ailment, can have far reaching positive effects in all areas of your life.
Is Ayurvedic Medicine Safe?
As a form of medicine that has been practiced successfully for thousands of years, one can say that Ayurvedic medicine is in fact safe. However, with some remedies there are very powerful herbs and preparations that should only be used under the supervision of a trained, skilled practitioner. Some preparations are contraindications with certain conditions, such as pregnancy or hypertension. Do not take these risks on your own, and always seek the advice of a professional. For the most part Ayurvedic medicine focuses on gentle therapies that are compatible with most people of all ages. Meditation and gentle yoga can be practiced by young and old alike. Simple teas and clean diets hold no restrictions. Practice safely and you will set yourself up to reap the most benefits. This book is intended as an informative guide only, and not meant to diagnose, treat or cure. Always consult a practitioner before attempting to use these remedies on your own.
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