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by Conni Kunzler

Ayurveda translates as “science of life.” A holistic medical system, Ayurveda is a science of self healing with the goal to relieve diseases of body and mind, restoring wholeness. It encompasses healing methods that include diet, herbs, exercise and life-style changes, pranayama (breathing) and meditation, yoga asanas, etc...

 

Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: This is a nice article where incorporating of Ayurveda lifestyle is said to be self healing technique with the goal to relieve diseases of body and mind, restoring wholeness. Conni Kunzler relates this to encompassing of healing methods that include diet, herbs, exercise and life-style changes, pranayama (breathing) and meditation and yoga asanas. Please have a read.

 

Ayurveda


by David Brochstein, LAc, OMD

There has been growing public interest in Chinese medicine as more people experience relief from illnesses using acupuncture and Chinese herbs.  This article describes how and why Chinese medicine works...

 

 

 

Acupuncture/TCM


by Dr. Ronald Whitmont

Classical homeopathic medicine (CHM) can be extremely helpful in permanently resolving insomnia. Since CHM does not directly involve the use of drugs, chemicals or herbs, it usually doesn't interfere with or worsen sleep disturbances or lead to rebound or withdrawal symptoms when it is stopped.   CHM does not cause physical dependence or addiction, nor does it cause side effects as long as classical methods of prescription are adhered to...

 

Homeopathy


 

Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: High cholesterol is a challenge for many. Hyperlipidemia has a strong genetic component but we can do many things to keep it at bay with diet and lifestyle. Watching what we eat, keeping stress low, getting adequate rest and including cholesterol-lowering herbs and foods are some of the key steps we can take to keep the body pure. This video offers some simple Ayurvedic home remedies to help boost good cholesterol, HDL, and lower bad cholesterol, LDL. Interstingly, watermelon seeds have been shown to contain a glucoside named cucurbotrin that has efficacy in reducing cholesterol and tulsi and neem have "lekhana," or scraping properties, to help remove cholesterol from arteries. All in all, eat healthy, stay happy and check in regularly with your physician and Ayurvedic vaidya to maintain good health. Namaste

 

Ayurveda


 

Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: In this video, Dr Greg Emerson highlights the medicinal usage of turmeric as anti-oxidant, anti- inflammatory and anti cancerous. He calls turmeric as a Super Herb ! Turmeric is surely on of the few Ayurveda herbs which as per Ayurveda, turmeric is believed to be a destroyer of aggravation in all the three basic humors of the body viz. vatta, pitta and kapha. These humors or doshas when remain in their balanced state, provide us with the fruit of health. On the contrary any distortion among any of the same results in the production of a disease. Therefore, turmeric is recommended in a large variety of ailments! Please have a look.

 

Ayurveda


by Ihor Basko, DVM, CVA

Here’s a personal story from my archives that I thought I’d share to testify to the wonderful properties of Chinese herbs. Disclaimer: It can be graphic in certain sections, and it probably isn’t the best story to read over your afternoon tea or lunch. Also, I would like to preface this by saying that should you ever encounter a similar emergency situation, it is always ideal to find your nearest veterinary emergency facility. Don’t wait until it’s too late...

 

Editor´s Note from Cathy Alinovi: Yunnan Paiyao (Bai Yao in some spellings) is a great herb! I've used it for many internal bleeding situations. Dr B figures out how to use Yunnan Paiyao in a novel way to save little Bianca. Dr B's story is a wonderful example of how problem solving works in veterinary medicine, especially in alternative medicine, as there are so many ways to look at things. Each patient is different and each patient needs its own treatment.

 

 Animals & Pets


by Robert Pendergrast, MD

Adrenal fatigue is frequently the problem when a patient comes to me with a chronic sense of exhaustion, need for more than the usual amount of sleep, anxiety, dizziness, and loss of appetite. Sometimes eating is disordered so that foods are overused in an attempt to regain energy or feel an elusive sense of wellness...

 

Editor's Note: Stress is a fact of life in many people’s lives. Here are a few tips on medicinal herbs that are good stress protectants. Of course simplifying your activities, diet and relationships are also key components to a less stressful lifestyle.

 

Integrative Medicine


by Dani Spies

From Andrea D'Amore: Being that this recipe is entirely raw, you get all of the valuable vitamins, nutrients and enzymes that are a part of these plants, completely untouched by the heat of cooking. The fresh, raw, vegetables and herbs in this recipe offer huge flavor and a wide range of healing properties.

The corn, not often eaten raw, is sweet and crunchy and while it adds a great flavor and texture to this salad it is also adding the heart healthy benefits derived from the bran...

 

Healing Recipes


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