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Ayurvedic Oil Therapy

Ayurvedic massage

India’s traditional healing system, ayurveda, is making a splash, or rather a splatter, in the world of American massage and bodywork. It’s a bounty of outstanding, effective, thoroughly proven techniques that help people get healthy and stay healthy.

This primordial holistic healing system is a comprehensive approach to health and lifestyle management. And massage and bodywork techniques underpin a vast storehouse of ayurvedic therapeutics. Probably more than any other global holistic healing system, ayurveda has a long history of using sophisticated, albeit low tech, massage techniques as integrated parts of a total healing system for virtually every medical condition.

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Men's Health - Treating Heart Disease with Ayurveda

Herbs for Heart Disease

Men’s health is actually a particularly challenging area of healthcare. Men just don’t tend to present to alternative practitioners. (Or to any other practitioners, for that matter.) But their needs are just as serious and this behavior tends to put their lives and their health in greater jeopardy.

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Gotu Kola - A Mainstay of Ayurvedic Medicine

Gotu Kola

In Ayurvedic medicine, this herb is called “brahmi”, which means “godlike”, a reference to its anti-aging properties and to its use as an aid to meditation and it is considered to be the most spiritual of all herbs.

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Food and Diet in Ayurveda

Ayurvedic foods

In Ayurveda, diet is the first and most basic building block of good health, and can be an effective way to maintain health or treat disease, even when used alone. As the safest therapy, diet can be used by anyone as self-care.

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Ayurvedic Basti Karma

oil massage

These oil or ghee washes create very deep, penetrating heat that allows the healing qualities of the medicated oil to profoundly infiltrate the tissue. Except for the eye treatments, the oils should be just about as warm as the client can stand, which, depending on individual sensitivity, is about 100 degrees F.

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Ayurvedic Massage with Ghee

Ghee

Ghee massage is used to support the treatments of diseases, rejuvenative treatments (rasayana) and aphrodisiac treatments (vajikarana). Furthermore, ghee is said to promote memory, intelligence, quantity and quality of sexual secretions and to enhance digestion. We do know from modern science that ghee is rich in phenolic antioxidants.

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Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic Massage

India’s traditional healing system, Ayurveda, is making a splash, or, well, more like a splatter, in the world of American massage and bodywork. It’s a hoard of outstanding, effective, thoroughly proven techniques that help people get healthy and stay healthy

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Herb Profile: Ashwagandha & Ayurveda

Ashwagandha

Ashwaganda root (Withania somnifera) looks like an overnight sensation, but is really an ancient herb, used in Ayurveda. Sometimes named “winter cherry”, ashwaganda, a relative of tomatoes and potatoes, is the main tonic, especially for men, in the Ayurvedic herbalism, similar to ginseng in Chinese medicine.

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Warming Herbs from Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Herbs

In Ayurveda, herbs are the foremost medicines. They are taken for acute illness, to prevent disease and to maintain balanced health. Still, to be sure, their use depends on precise self assessment. And these distinctions, while perhaps unfamiliar to us here, allow Ayurvedic consumers to individualize their personal herb choices.

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