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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: The unique series of body treatments with herbal oils, pastes and scrubs is what makes Ayurveda one of the most powerful natural medicines known to date. According to Ayurvedic scholar Sushrata, Udvartana is one of a three-part treatment designed to detoxify, reduce fat, strengthen and tone the body. By appling dry herbs in a "scrub" form to the skin through massage, Udvartana stimulates blood and lymphatic stimulation, toxin elimination and absorption of herbal medicine. This video about Udartana by Ayurvedic Practitioner Lisa Belisle describes the process and what to expect from a treatment. Note that Udvartana is often best suited for kapha types and should not typically be used by pittas or vatas because of skin sensitivity. Namaste

 

Ayurveda


by Lisa Belisle

Udvartana is an invigorating procedure done with cleansing grains, dosha or constitution specific herbs and oils, used to scrub and exfoliate the skin. This herbal massage will stimulate the skin, leaving you with radiant, toned skin and cleansed skin...

 

Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: The unique series of body treatments with herbal oils, pastes and scrubs is what makes Ayurveda one of the most powerful natural medicines known to date. According to Ayurvedic scholar Sushrata, Udvartana is one of a three-part treatment designed to detoxify, reduce fat, strengthen and tone the body. By appling dry herbs in a "scrub" form to the skin through massage, Udvartana stimulates blood and lymphatic stimulation, toxin elimination and absorption of herbal medicine. This outline of Udvartana by Ay practitioner Lisa Belisle describes the process and what to expect from a treatment. Note that Udvartana is often best suited for kapha types and should not typically be used by pittas or vatas because of skin sensitivity. A video by Lisa Belisle on Udartana is also posted in the Ayurveda section of ATH. Namaste

 

Ayurveda


 

Editor´s Note from Milan Perry: Amanda helps her audience to understand that herbs have a broad range of constituents that works to counteract dysfunctions within the body. They are not a one size fits all since in botanical medicine each individual's formula is created uniquely for them.

 

Herbalism


by Lynne Sullivan, DC

The immune system is your body’s defense against invasion by foreign substances such as bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells.  It is composed of a complex system of specialized tissues, cells, and organs whose purpose is to recognize and destroy these harmful invaders, thus preventing the development of infection and disease.  Supporting and enhancing your immune system through healthy lifestyle choices as well as implementing select nutrients and herbs, and most of all having a healthy nervous system, will help reduce your susceptibility to colds, the flu, and other infections and diseases...

 

Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: People who get adjusted regularly are healthier overall. These patients report they are sick 1.5 times per year as opposed to people who do not get adjusted are sick 7 times per year. Dr. Lynne describes simple ways to have a healthy and fully functioning immune system in this article.

 

Chiropractic


 

Editor’s Note: Global activist and author Lynne Twist talks about gratefulness as one of the two branches of gratitude at the Poetry of Gratefulness event at the Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, CA, February 3, 2008. Ms. Twist has been recognized as a world-renowned speaker, author, fundraiser and activist. Lynne is the founder of two cutting edge organizations, the Soul of Money Institute and The Pachamama Alliance, both based in San Francisco.

 

PsychoSpiritual


by Michele Collins, RH (AHG), MPH
and Garren M. Brannon, RD, LDN

Food and herbs can help you adjust to autumn, often one of the most challenging seasons for many people to weather without allergies, colds, and respiratory issues. Our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves are tuned to the rhythmic cycles occurring in the natural world. Understanding how autumn affects us can help us adjust to this season with fewer illnesses and a greater sense of vitality and health. 

 

Herbalism


by Dr. Gowthaman Krishnamoorthy, BAMS, CCN, FSM

Pain is common among all members of family irrespective of their age, job, food habits, race, etc. Here we discuss the causes, prevention and management of muscular pain using the holistic approach of Ayurvedic medicine, herbs, yoga, diet and Ayurvedic therapies...

 

Editor's Note: Millions of people worldwide suffer from severe joint, muscle and skeletal pain. Dr. Gowthaman Krishnamoorthy clearly outlines Ayurveda's view on the origin, management and prevention of pain. Using Ayurvedic purification and key daily lifestyle, diet and exercise tools, one can begin to reduce toxin accumulation, manage and perhaps prevent the onset of bodily pain.

 

Ayurveda


by Sara Calabro

Acupuncturists do more than just poke people with needles. They use non-needling techniques, such as moxibustion and cupping, and some prescribe herbs...

 

Editor´s Note: Sara posed a great question to acupuncturists around the country: 'What is the one thing you wish your patients did to be healthier?' Read on for the 12 great tips revealed!

 

 

Acupuncture/TCM


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