Category: Ayurvedic Therapies

Cycle of Seasons and Ayurveda

Research Cycle of Seasons and Ayurveda by Zach Bubeck – Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner Student (San Diego College of Ayurveda) Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 10:19 PM Within the entire observable universe, the most common reoccurring shape is the circle. This pervasive shape reflects the cyclical nature of all things. Our galaxy along with others, rotates around […]

Panchakarma Workshop

Study Panchakarma. Attend a workshop cum retreat in San Diego. Learn about the Cleansing Detoxification Therapies of Ayurveda that include Abhyanga, Sweat Therapies, Purgative Herbs, Vamana, Nasya, Shirodhara. You will work on real time patients with actual issues like insomnia, hypothyroidism, acid reflux and so on.

Face Massage – TMJ

Ayurvedic Face Massage, Abhyanga video by Dr. Monica Bhatia.
This massage is useful for locked jaw, TMJ, headaches and migraine.

Ayurveda in the 21st Century

In the 21st Century, the popularity of holistic methods has grown, especially in the United States, as people realize the importance of mind over body and choosing homeopathic alternatives rather than Western medicine. This could be because of the expense of healthcare costs and medications. As a result, benefits of the low cost of Ayurvedic treatments, the World Health Organization in 1978 has recognized Ayurveda as being beneficial to economically impaired countries as it reduces expensive drug dependence on industrial states, especially those in the pharmaceutical industries. In 1983, the first International Ayurveda Congress was formed.

Svedanam and Steam Therapy in Ayurveda

Swedanam or Steam Therapy followed by Abhyanga OIl Massage is of utmost importance in Ayurveda. Steam therapy increase elimination of toxins through the pores when done in conjunction with organic massage oil treatments, they make the detoxification more effective.

Ayurveda and Memory

During a common cold, there is blockage of olfactory nerve there is a total loss of sensation of smell. This is very common example experienced by most of the people. Similarly, if there is any kind of blockage in the optic nerve, the sensation of visual experience will be blocked; auditory nerve will result in impaired listening etc. For acquiring the knowledge, the body uses 5 sense organs. Ears, Skin, Eyes, Tongue and Nose are collectively called sense organs. The sensations experienced by these sense organs are transmitted to the brain. The sensory nerves conduct messages through chemical transmission and then they are stored in the brain.

Maintaining Health during Season Change

cold dry day would even raise kapha. The year can be divided in two where we lose strength, stability, vitality and another when we build up those qualities. The year can also be described as the 6 seasons being separated in 2 adana (associated with the sun) and visarga (associated with the moon). Adana represents winter, spring and summer and visarga represents rain autumn and winter.

Ayurveda and Diet

By Shea Street Student: San Diego College of Ayurveda Right diet is the main factor in the treatment of the physical body. Without changing our diet, we cannot expect the body, which is its product, to be completely cured. By correcting the diet, we eliminate the causes of disease. Herbs and foods follow the same […]

Ayurveda, Yoga and Nadis

n many eastern health sciences, nadis are considered channels or tubes in the human body that carry prana. Prana is also known as energy or life force. These energy channels, or nadis, can be found in both the physical and the subtle body (Kripalu, 2008).

Ayurvedic Herbs for Self Healing

By choosing herbal medicine, one must recognize the value of the nature and the five elements within. Herbalists must become aware of the environment that surrounds not only themselves but also the environment that surrounds the very plants that save us from suffering. It is crucial for herbalists to learn about the local cultures and the lives of local people and how the plants are harvested.