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.


Treatment Includes


  • Diet
  • Cleansing and detoxification
  • Herbal medicine
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Exercise
  • 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



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