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Ayurveda - The science of life
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda means The Science of Life and is a five thousand year old medical system from India. Ayurveda looks at the whole person, both the physical, mental and emotional, and not least the soul.
Who is Ayurveda for?
In India, most diseases are prevented, treated and cured with Ayurveda, but for us in the Western world, Ayurveda is used as a complement to Western medicine, especially when it comes to diseases where modern medicine has less opportunity to cure. Ayurveda is good for various gastrointestinal problems, headaches and migraines, stress and sleep problems, urinary tract infections and other chronic infections, stubborn coughs, colds and sinusitis, muscle and joint problems, weight loss, sugar cravings, PMS, menstrual and other hormonal problems, asthma and allergies, skin problems, diseases of the nervous system and to cleanse and rebuild the body. The great thing about Ayurveda is that you do not need a name for the disease to be able to treat/cure, you instead look at the imbalance.
How can Ayurveda help me?
When you treat and cure, you try to restore the imbalances that the disease or symptoms have caused. As each person is unique, no treatment looks the same, but the treatment plan is set up based on the needs you have and the opportunities that exist for you to change your life. This can mean that you are recommended herbs, get a diet or other lifestyle advice and even in the long run may under go a cleansing of the body - called Panchakarma to access deeper imbalances. Panchakarma means that oil and herbal massages, steam and herbal baths and other internal cleansing processes clear out all toxins in the body and mind. Yoga and breathing exercises are also a natural part of Ayurvedic treatments. You do not have to be "sick" to get help from Ayurveda, to prevent disease and to rejuvenate - rejuvenation is one of Ayurveda's most important areas.