What is Ayurvedic Medicine?
Ayurvedic medicine is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world. The term “Ayurveda” combines the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Many Ayurvedic practices predate written records and were handed down by word of mouth. There are three books called The Great Trilogy, that were written more than 200yrs ago. These text are used as the main text in Ayurvedic medicine. In Ayurvedic theory, we are a combination of five elements: air, water, fire, earth, and space. These form the three doshas (life forces): vata, kapha, and pitta. It is beleived that the balnce of a persons doshas, explains a persons health.
- Cleansing and detoxification
- Herbal medicine
- Massage/body treatments
- Herbal teas
The 3 Doshas of Ayurvedic Medicine
Vata — Vata
Reflects one’s mobility, motion, circulation, breathing, body functions.
Pitta — Pitta
Reflects metabolic activity, digestion, absorption, temperature
Kapha — Kapha
Reflects ones nourishing dosha which helps keep a strong immune system
Seven Benefits of Ayurvedic Medicine
1. Lowers Stress and Anxiety
2. Lowers Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
3. Helps with Recovery from Injuries and Illnesses
4. Promotes a Nutrient-Dense, Antioxidant-Rich Diet
5. Helps with Weight Loss
6. Lowers Pain/Inflammation
7. Helps Hormonal Balance