What is Ayurveda Medicine?
Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health and healing. It is based on the principle that one size does not fit all and protocols and recommendations are given based on the person’s genetic constitution, illness and lifestyle. There is growing scientific research to show that it works and much of the research is evidence-based. The World Health Organisation has also recognised and supports the proper use of Ayurveda with qualified practitioners. A balanced state of elements in the body brings health, and an imbalance brings disease.
Ayurveda uses concepts of physiology, pathology, diagnosis, medicine and therapeutics to achieve equilibrium which is believed to bring health and longevity.
Everything is linked so bringing homeostatis in the body is of prime importance for health. For example, did you know that the kidneys and the heart are very closely linked. Type 2 diabetes can be the main cause of kidney disease and most diabetics are obese. Can you see the connection?
Ayurveda is a sustainable way of living and does NOT include fad diets.
Some of the pathologies that Ayurveda aims to address are:
- Irritable Bowels
- Poor Sleep
- Anxiety and Stress/Headaches
- Hypohydrosis or cold extremities
- Raynauds Syndrome/Numbness
- Cancer prevention
- Unwanted Weight-loss
- Low immunity-coughs, colds, respiratory conditions
- Overly dry skin
- Hot Flushes
- High Cholesterol
- Chronic Fatigue/Adrenal Fatigue/Lethargy
- Low Libido
…. to name but a few…….
Ayurveda can incorporate some, or all of the following for sustainable health, stress management, weight-loss and longevity:
- Specific food plans tailored for the individual and pathology
- Herbal or Mineral Protocols, taken from the root, plant or leaf.
- Medicinal Honey
- Balancing of Microbiome in the gut
- Purification/detoxification methods
- Seasonal Eating
- Heat, cold techniques
- Exercise for the individual
- Yoga, mindfulness, meditation or relaxation techniques
- Aromatherapy oils
- Self Massage
- Dry Body Brushing and Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Ayurveda massages including detoxifying facials
- Marma point therapy
- Colour therapy
- Forest Therapy (or Forest Bathing)
Clients will be taught simple and easy techniques for managing their own imbalances with Ayurveda. Ayurveda looks at the causative factors of any illness and does not just look to treat the symptoms.
“Christine’s knowledge of the body, mind and functional medicine is phenomenal. Her approach is holistic and individual – never rushed and very thorough. She is enthusiastic and kind and the environment feels calm, safe and tranquil. I look forward to my regular visits enormously and always leave feeling restored and motivated”.