What does this strange word mean? Ayurveda comes from the Ancient Indian tradition of Vedanta and is the first ever recorded medical science. It’s also the medical science from which Chinese Medicine developed. I came across this ancient tradition when I studied to be a Holistic Health Coach. We studied a wide range of health techniques, traditions and concepts and it was Ayurveda that I found really spoke to me. In a way Ayurveda is like Montessori education in its perspective and outlook. As Montessori education takes a holistic approach to educating the whole child, Ayurveda takes a holistic approach to diseases of the body and mind and will look to lifestyle techniques, synergistic herbs and lifestyle routines to help bring the body and mind back into balance.
Interestingly, people often end up at an Ayurvedic practitioner’s office when Western medicine has failed. Now, don’t get me wrong, there is a lot that I would want my Western medical doctor to help me with, but for overall mind-body health, I use Ayurveda. Even my Western trained doctors ask me to check with my Ayurvedic doctor for some protocols before we decide on using them for my health.
Even though I am a clinically trained Ayurvedic Practitioner, I’ve chosen not to practice in a medical capacity, but I do use different Ayurvedic protocols when working with clients to truly bring the mind and body back into balance.
The goal of Ayurveda is to have the mind and body in balance and harmony and if you consider this, that is what brings optimum, vibrant health to all human beings.
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