How Ayurveda can support you
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda means "science of life”. It is an over 5000 year old system of medicine from India, which is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and breathing.
Ayurveda is a practical method that helps us to live in harmony with ourselves in an environment that is always changing.
The foundation of this system is the tri-doshic theory, or the three forms of intelligent life energy. The three Ayurvedic dosas; Vata (air/movement), Pitta (fire/transformation) and Kapha (water/cohesion) govern the psycho-physiological functions of the human being. The goal of Ayurveda is to support the natural function of the doshas in order to maintain health and happiness.
It is the unique blend of these three doshas that determines our individuality or constitution. When this constitution gets out of balance (due to stress, diet or other circumstances), Ayurveda tries to get it back into balance through to the qualities of nature: when there is too much fire we try to refresh, when there is too much air, we add earth, when there is too much dryness we add water/oil, etc.
The ancient Ayurvedic texts mention that we should adopt Ayurveda according to the food, climate and local plants in order to achieve maximum well-being. When we put this into practice, Ayurveda offers the best health system to prevent diseases.
This method allows not only to find a deep balance, but also to regain a true relationship with the body and its sensations. By re-establishing this link with the body, it becomes much easier to know the consequences of what we eat or do in our daily life.
Ayurvedic approach for conquering osteoarthritis
Each person is different so the approach for conquering osteoarthritis will be different. Women around the age of 50 could for example suffer also from issues because of hormonal changes, etc.
Globally the approach would be:
- to remove the food and habits that could be causing the issues you suffer from (where possible)
- improve the quality of your digestive system
- remove the toxines caused by digestive problems or weak digestion
- introduce new lifestyle routines that supports your system
- introduce a diet that supports your Ayurvedic constitution
- add Ayurvedic herbs to conquer your issues
- add Ayurvedic herbs to nourish your digestive system
Why not using only the Ayurvedic herbs to conquer the issues? Because Ayurveda uses a holistic approach. The aim is to take away what is causing the issues to prevent issues to come back in the future.
What about the need for weight loss that is emphasised for all advices for osteoarthritis? Often weight gain is happening because your diet is not aligned with your Ayurvedic constitution. Weight loss will be the effect of introducing a diet that is in line with your nature.
Are you curious how Ayurveda could help you to conquer the issues you currently suffer from? Please plan a 30 minutes online discovery session to discuss!