AYURVEDIC MEDICINE

Many Ayurvedic practices predate written records and were handed down from generation to generation. There are three ancient books known as the Great Trilogy. They were written in Sanskrit more than 2,000 years ago and are considered the main texts on Ayurvedic medicine.

Ayurvedic medicine is entirely holistic. Its follower try to create harmony between the body, mind and spirit, maintaining that this balance prevents illness, treats acute conditions and contributes to a long and healthy life. More than 90 percent of India’s population use some form of Ayurvedic therapy, including following its dietary principles, practicing traditional medicine  or seeking professional help from trained Ayurvedic practitioners.

Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to the people of India. Practitioners’ use a range of treatments, including panchakarma (‘five actions’), yoga, massage, acupuncture and herbal medicine, to encourage health and wellbeing.

Panchakarma treatments may be harmful when performed by an inexperienced practitioner. Ask them to explain their qualifications and experience before any treatment.

Ayurveda practitioners believe their approach is effective in treating a range of disorders, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Digestive problems
  • Eczema
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stress.

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