What are the benefits of Ayurvedic treatments?

Ayurveda is not just a type of massage or medicine. It is a holistic health approach to your general wellbeing. Ayurveda is based on the idea that illness occurs due to an imbalance between your body, mind and soul. For that reason, Ayurveda encourages you to  have a natural lifestyle and use natural therapies to regain the lost balance.

There are different options, you just have to choose what works best on you or try them all. Let ‘s go deeper!

What Is Ayurvedic Medicine or Ayurveda?

Nowadays, Ayurvedic medicine, also known as Ayurveda is a natural medical system which you might be introduced to and recommended by a naturopath is you decide to start seeing one. It originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). In other words, Ayurveda translates the science of life.

According to Ayurveda, our universe consists of five elements:

  1. Ether
  2. Air
  3. Earth
  4. Fire
  5. Water

The combination of these 5 elements compose our body. In addition, Ayurveda says that there are three principle bio-energies known as the Doshas. They exist in all matter and are also composed by different combinations of the five elements.

How do Ayurvedic treatments work?

As I said before, Ayurveda is based on the idea that diseases are produced by an imbalance or stress in your consciousness (when your body, mind and soul are not at the same energy level). For that reason, Ayurveda teaches us how to  have a natural lifestyle, and to use natural treatments to regain this balance.

Ayurveda treatments are based on:

  • Internal purification process (it may use herbal medicines)
  • A natural healthy diet
  • Ayurvedic massage,
  • Exercises (yoga)
  • Meditation.

When you change a stressful lifestyle to a healthy and natural one, your body, mind and spirit will regain the balance. As a result, many body and mental diseases may disappear and your general wellbeing will improve.

How much do we know about Ayurvedic medicine?

In India, Ayurveda is a form of medical care. It is equal to conventional Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathic medicine, and homeopathic medicine.

On the other hand, for our Wester traditional medicine, Ayurveda can have positive effects when used as a complementary therapy. However, only a small number of clinical trials have been published. Some findings are:

  • A 2013 clinical trial used sartorius products here to compare two Ayurvedic formulations of plant extracts and 2 traditional medicines for knee osteoarthritis. 440 people participated in this trial. Results showed that all products provided similar reductions in pain and improvements in function.
  • In 2011, a preliminary and small NCCIH pilot study, with 43 people, found that conventional and Ayurvedic treatments for rheumatoid arthritis were similarly effective. 
  • Outcomes from a small short-term clinical trial, with 89 people, suggested that a formulation of five Ayurvedic herbs may help people with type 2 diabetes. 
  • Turmeric, an herb often used in Ayurvedic preparations, may help with ulcerative colitis.

How can I start getting the benefits of Ayurveda?

You can start with Ayurvedic massage, your therapist uses different essential oils, according to your needs, to improve your general well being. Some benefits of ayurvedic massage  are:

  •  Improves your focus, memory, concentration and efficiency.
  • Reduces inflammation
  •  Fight infections or illnesses
  • Improves relaxation
  • Promotes sleep
  • Calms your nervous system
  • Enhances your immune system
  • Stimulates weight loss.

To know more about Ayurvedic massage types and benefits visit: https://pereaclinic.com/ayurvedic-massage-why-is-it-different-from-other-massages/

To keep in mind

  • Don’t use Ayurvedic medicine to postpone seeing a conventional health care provider when you have a health condition or problem.
  • If you have a health condition, talk with your conventional GP before using Ayurvedic products.
  • Some Ayurvedic medicines contain herbs, metals, minerals, or other materials that may be harmful if used improperly or without the direction of a trained practitioner.
  • Ayurvedic medicines can interact, or work against, the effects of Western medicines. Before using them, investigate the training and background of the Ayurvedic practitioner.

A final word

In short, Ayurveda is a natural and holistic approach to physical and mental health. Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest medical systems and remains as one of India’s traditional health care systems. Every day, more people discover the benefits of Ayurveda treatments, but if you are not sure about having a complete treatment yet. You can start with an Ayurvedic massage, you won’t regret it! I

We hope this information is useful for you. If you need advice or have any questions about our treatments, please contact us. You can find us in Mill Hill Broadway and Islington. We are always happy to help. If you like this blog, please share!







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