Archive | April, 2013

Natural Healing with Ayurveda

18 Apr

In Ayurveda, it is believed that the Divine provides with all that we need to take care of and treat our bodies. These natural ingredients consist of herbs and essential oils.

Some of the herbs use are:

Amla: High in vitamin C, this antibacterial Indian gooseberry fruit is useful in revitalizing the skin and hair and preventing gray strands. Internally it can help maintain eye and lung health.

Ashwagandha: Also known as winter cherry, this fruit is a good stress reliever, and also helps to boost the immune system and nourish muscles and bones.

Brahmi: This herb can relieve insomnia and stress, help prevent fluid retention and promote hair growth.

Gota Kola: A popular ingredient in anti-aging skin products, gota kola or Indian Pennywort, helps to increase circulation and promotes cell growth and skin regeneration.

Neem: A powerful antibacterial and healer, neem leaf is used topically to help treat psoriasis, eczema, acne, dry skin, dandruff and other skin irregularities. In India it is also a popular ingredient in toothpaste.

Saffron: Antibacterial saffron helps to brighten and even the complexion and hydrate the skin.

Tulsi: Rich in vitamin C, calcium and antioxidants, tulsi, also known as holy basil works as an anti-inflammatory to help both respiratory and skin disorders.

Essential Oils:

Scents that focus and center: frankincense, lavender, petitgrain, rosemary

Scents that energize: grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, pine

Scents that soothe and relax: cedar, orange, rose sandalwood

Ayurveda- New or Old School Medicine

4 Apr

Developed by sages more than 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda is a complete healing system that works to achieve balance in mind, body and spirit. The “Science of Life,” as it’s called, draws its inspiration from nature whose laws have always favored equilibrium and is today the basis for much of the spa and wellness work taking place in India and throughout the world.

An integral part of the ancient Vedas, or sacred texts, Ayurveda believes that the five elements in the universe – fire, water, earth, air, ether (space) are present in our physiology, and that it’s the imbalance of these elements that leads to illness. To help prevent or treat this, the practice uses a mix of science and philosophy to nourish and balance each of these components, resulting in total harmony.

The science itself is broken down into eight specialties (everything from internal medicine and allergies to psychology and beauty is addressed), but the practice always begins with the diagnosing of a client’s dosha, or body type. These doshas represent the five elements, and while a bit of each can be found in all of us, most people fall into one of three main categories, Vata, Pitta or Kapha. Once your dosha is determined, the practitioner will know what services and herbs will work best for you in helping you to achieve balance and harmony in your mind, body and spirit.

So based on the above information, I would say Ayurveda is definitely “old school medicine” operating and healing in a “new school world.”

To learn more, visit: www.healthhealingwellness.com

Wishing you much health and wellness!

Namaste,

Rochele Lawson, RN,AHP,CMS

“The Queen of Feeling Fabulous”

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