AYURVEDA
What is Ayurveda? Developed in India thousands of years ago, Ayurveda is a known as the world’s oldest health care system. It is a holistic healing and medical tradition that provides preventative, acute and chronic health guidance and wisdom through food and lifestyle choices and changes. Ayurveda, in its purest sense, is a modality of practicing purification of spirit and unification of mind, body and soul - of becoming one. The word Ayurveda comes from two Sanskrit words. “Ayu” means “life “and “Veda” means “the knowledge of.” Therefore, Ayurveda literally means knowledge of life as a whole. Ayurveda looks at the whole person including the mind, body, senses and the soul; therefore healing through Ayurveda is considered a holistic healing practice. Health is based on the five elements: ether, air, fire, water and earth, just as in nature. The way that these elements combine within any given individual determines which “dosha” or primary “type” they are: Vatta dosha  (ether and air), Pitta dosha (fire and water), and Kapha dosha (water and earth). Each dosha thrives and heals with specific food choices and ways of living and conversely becomes ill and out-of-balance when making poor food and living choices. Good health within Ayurveda occurs because it considers the uniqueness and individuality of every person. Healing is based on treatment protocols that address each person’s specific health challenges. Using lifestyle changes, specific dietary modifications, herbs, and cleansing practices, Ayurveda provides a powerful, effective health care system that honors each person’s uniqueness. You can learn more about Ayurveda by visiting the Ayurveda section on All Things Healing regularly. We welcome you and your comments. Visit us often! 

Introducing Healing through Ayurveda
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Dr. Sonica Krishan is an Author and Speaker in the areas of Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices. She is a leading Ayurveda Pro...
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Sonica Krishan, BAMS, NDDY, ADNY
Julie Cerrato, PhD, AP, CYT, CAT is founder and owner of Well-Being Integrative Health Consulting. As a scientist, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga instructor, Julie blends Eas...
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Julie Cerrato, PhD, AP, CYT, CAT

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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: If you'd like to delve deeper into the insight of how to treat a Kapha self, this is the video for you! Ayurvedic practitioner and herbalist Khabir Southwick gives some excellent insight and practical tips on how to live with a Kapha prakruti. He focuses on lightness, energy and movement and stimulating digestion with spices and herbs. He also discusses dinacharya in detail and the times when Kaphas should be exercising and eating. Very valuable for the stagnant Kapha in your life. Enjoy!

 

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by Nadya Andreeva

For the past 7 days I was on an ayurvedic cleanse in preparation for my panchakarma treatment with Dr Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in ABQ, NM. It is the beginning of my month-long detox journey that will come to an end on May 6th...

 

Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Spring is detox season! If you are thinking of purging the body from sweet, salty, crunchy and junk food cravings, the this is the article to read. Nadya Andreeva shares her top 10 secrets for a healthy Ayurvedic detox. These 10 tips will help you prepare your home, work and social environments to  maximize the cleanse and ways to stave off cravings. Whether cleansing on your own or under the care of an Ayurvedic Practitioner, remember to start small with cleansing, so your body, senses, mind and spirit can all adjust. Namaste.

 

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by Dr Gowthaman Krishnamoorthy, BAMS, CCN, FSM

Obesity is not a new condition as we think. Ayurveda one of the oldest systems of medicines explains better about obesity, its pathogenesis, management, Prevention and better cure etc were elaborately described in Ayurveda...

 

Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: This article by vaidya Dr. Gowthaman Krishnamoorthy discusses how Ayuveda views obesity and offers some treatment guidelines to help reduce ama in the body and rebalance kapha. Namaste

 

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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: If you'd like to delve deeper into the insight of how to treat a Pitta self, this is the video for you! Ayurvedic practitioner and herbalist Khabir Southwick gives some excellent insight and practical tips on how to live with a Pitta prakruti. He focuses on calm mind, soothing action, agni and digestion, mental and emotional stability and continual daily balancing. Enjoy!

 

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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: If you'd like to delve deeper into the insight of how to treat a Vata self, this is the video for you! Ayurvedic practitioner and herbalist Khabir Southwick gives some excellent insight and practical tips on how to live with a Vata prakruti. He focuses on regularity, dinacharya (daily routine) and stabilizing actions. Enjoy!

 

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by Conni Kunzler

After traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday—which included lots of cold weather, a cancelled flight, reinjuring the meniscus in my left knee, overeating, and a succession of late nights—I returned home out of sorts and with a cold. Too much of everything left me weary and, frankly, a bit teary...


Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: Author Conni Kunzler shares with us this beautiful article on Ayurveda wisdom. She writes about how the Ayurvedic concept of “dinacharya,” or daily routine, provides the foundation for a calm mind, cleanses and rejuvenates the body, and sets the rhythm for the day. She tells us to pay heed to what creates the most irritation for you while on the road, and then look to a simple practice that can balance the same. This is a wonderful piece right at the commencing of the holidays and indulging in traveling. Happy holidays !

 

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by Dr. E. Shaji Raj, BAMS
Founder of
Punarjanis

According to Ayurveda, the human spine has 5 energy centers. When all the energy centers are functioning at their peak energy levels, then the person has strong spine and he is free from back pain. When any one of the energy centres is affected then the pain is felt.


Panchakarma treatment focuses on removing the toxins from your body, strengthens your immune system, activates your energy centres and then cures the problem naturally...see part 1

 

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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Tooth decay occurs when the acid from degraded foods in our mouth are processed by bacteria to form plaque inducing cavities. Natural oral care remedies can help with daily prevention and correction of tooth decay by reducing bacteria's interaction with processed food. This Ayurveda video offers some simple home remedies to help with tooth decay that are a great complement to brushing and flossing after meals. Namaste

 

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by Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari

Amla literally means "sour" another name amalaki "Dhatri" means mother/nurse. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis, Amla or Indian Gooseberry) is revered by ayurvedic healers as a "wonder rasayana" capable of delivering a diverse range of benefits to the physiology...

 

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Founded by Dr. E. Shaji Raj, PUNARJANIS, a rather unique Ayurvedic Treatment and Healing Centre, has been in existence since 1992 with its beginnings in Thrissur, Kerala, - the Ayurvedic hub of India, or maybe, even the world – which later moved to Chennai in the year 2000. Having secured a BAMS Degree from Madras University, 1992, Dr. Shaji Raj, is Chairman and Chief Physician at PUNARJANIS, hails from a family with a long Ayurvedic lineage and he is today its 7th generation Physician...

 

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A History of Ayurveda

by Dr. Vikram

Ayurveda originated in India long back in the pre-Vedic period. Rig-Veda and Atharva-veda (5000 years B.C.), the earliest documentation of ancient Indian knowledge, have references to health and diseases. Ayurvedic texts like Charak Samhita and Sushruta Samhita were documented about 1000 years B.C. 

 

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