Want to live a healthy, happy and long life? Exhausted of visiting one doctor or another for various health issues? Need relief from the constant feeling of being ill?
Try Ayurvedic healing.
Explore Ayurvedic remedies and find out how they can benefit you in your quest for a healthy lifestyle and a longer life span. However, before we go on any further, let’s find out more about Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is a traditional medicine that has been passed down from generations, dating back thousands of years. You can think of it as a life science that protects your mind, body and soul, which are all connected with one another.
The term 'Ayur' comes from the Sanskrit language meaning life and 'Veda' means science or knowledge. When I talk about healing, I want healing to represent holistic care and not just the treatment of individual issues in different parts of your body.
Instead of focusing on the symptoms, Ayurveda focuses on the root causes of your problems. With this practice, you can create a balance in your mind, body and soul.
You might not know this, but your mind can play a huge role in healing you. Your illness becomes of very little concern to you when your mind begins to feel free of it. In addition, Ayurvedic oil pulling and essential oils can give you the boost that you need to balance your lifestyle.
Find Your Primary Dosha (Energy)
If you want to use Ayurvedic healing for maximum benefit, you first need to identify what type of energy affects you. This will further help you to identify the common ailments that you develop and how you could deal with them effectively.
You are made of the following three types of energies:
This energy maintains your heart functions, the flow of blood in your body and even the division of cells in your system. You can mainly affect this energy negatively if you sleep rather late in the night, eat very often after meals, and feel unnecessary fear or grief.
Diseases like asthma, anxiety attacks, heart problems, arthritis and skin issues mya arise if you don’t take care of your Vata Dosha.
Your entire metabolism is under the control of this energy. Digestion of your food and dissolution of carbohydrates in your body into sugar takes place due to the Pitta. Some of your hormonal break down also depends upon this. You can create issues with this energy if you eat a lot of spicy food and spend a lot of time in the sun.
If not taken care of, it can cause several infections and high blood pressure.
This energy controls the growth in the muscles of your body, your strength, your immune system and your weight. It can be disturbed if you sleep in the day time, eat a lot of sweets or drink something that contains a lot of water.
If affected, this energy may leave you vulnerable to diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity and nausea right after eating something.
Heal Yourself: Getting Started
Ayurvedic practices and substances work on healing you from the inside out instead of just curing your diseases. You may never have to combat any diseases if you follow a regular Ayurvedic healing process. With Ayurveda, you work with nature to become as you were when nature had brought you to this world: pure.
Since we are brought up with so many chemicals and western pharmaceuticals, you may need to be patient with Ayurvedic healing. It may take time to make you strong enough so that you may be able to ward off any and all issues related to your mind, body and soul. Using essential oils is an essential part of the Ayurvedic process. The Spikenard Essential Oil is a good essential oil to use if you wish to promote feeling of wellbeing and starting on the right foot.
The better you feel, the sooner you will recover.
Increase Your Life Expectancy
Many problems in your life can reduce your life expectancy. Without those problems, you could live healthy up to 100 years or longer.
With these Ayurvedic practices, you have the potential to increase your life expectancy. Since the main goal of Ayurvedic healing is to help improve the overall condition of the body naturally, you will be making fewer trips to the hospital as it is!
The less your mind and body will suffer the healthier will be your life. You can battle with the following issues with Ayurvedic healing:
Reduce Your Stress
Ayurvedic treatment focuses both on the internal and external healing of your body. Stress is the number one factor that affects your body internally but has the same effect as that of an external disease. It can cause you physical pain in the form of headaches and migraines. You can be stressed out due to work, study or some form of problem that you may be facing in your life, and it may cause sleeplessness and the occasional sleep discomforts.
Lack of sleep, watching a lot of TV, late night snacks, coffee right before turning in to sleep will make you feel worse. You need an oil massage that will put you to bed comfortably. Having a full sleep will end your stress. Try the Calming Sleep Essential Oil Blend or as an alternative, try Cedarwood Essential Oil to help your mind relax and heal itself as well as your body. You can also use Lavender Essential Oil on its own to calm your mind and relieve yourself from stress.
Help Control Your Blood Pressure & Cholesterol
You may be able to resolve high blood pressure issues with the help of Ayurvedic remedies by identifying the main reasons for these issues. When you are able to eliminate the roots of your problems, you may be able to prevent hypertension and stay healthy.
You can also practice yoga or meditation to relax your mind in order to control your blood pressure. It goes without saying that when it comes to improve your physical as well as mental condition, your lifestyle habits play a huge role.
A poor diet that consists of too much salt, eggs, meat, pickles etc is a no-go area for people with blood pressure problems. Instead they should start using parsley, garlic, lemon, grape fruit and watermelon in greater quantities. Make time for exercise. Include brisk walking, swimming and jogging in your routine. Along with these, you may make use of Vetiver Essential Oil. It can calm your nerves and help relieve your tensions so you can ultimately lower your blood pressure.
As far as your cholesterol is concerned, it should be checked every once in a while. It is naturally produced by your liver and is much needed in your body for hormones, cells, and nerves to function properly. But if it gets high, it becomes quite dangerous.
The cholesterol in your body moves into the blood streams through fatty acids called lipids. These lipids have the tendency to block your arteries risking a heart attack or even a stroke. You can receive your first warning sign when your doctor shows you your lipid profile which expresses (LDL) low-density lipoproteins that are more commonly known as bad cholesterol. Don’t wait to receive too many warnings! Control your cholesterol. Make use of Carrot Seed Essential Oil to help improve your blood circulation and possibly reduce your cholesterol, too.
Help Detoxify Your Body
You may not realize it, but your body needs detoxifying regularly. You can resolve several of your issues with detoxifying your body such as indigestion, weight gain and even bad skin. You can use many ways for detoxification of your body. Drink warm water all day. Eat soft, warm foods like porridge and steamed rice.
Take a break of six hours between your meals to help your digestion. Give yourself an oil massage every day. (An Ayurvedic technique to cleanse your body of toxins with an oil massage.) It will not only make you feel fresh but also remove toxins which are later eliminated from your body through waste. Use Celery Seed Oil for the self-massage for best results. This oil can also be used for other problems such as the treatment of joint pains, urinary tract infections, regulation of menstruation etc. Additionally, it can help in hormone secretions and increasing the flow of milk for lactating mothers.
Alternatively, you can also use diluted Oregano Essential Oil in a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil for the massage. It may boost your immune system and help against the occasional fungal infections in your body. It is also a common remedy for cold and flu symptoms.
Help Control Your Weight
Your weight may not seem much of a threat from the outside, but on the inside, it is creating major problems for you. One of the easiest ways to control your weight is to control what you eat. Make sure whatever you eat gives you nourishment. Include all the essential Ayurvedic flavors in your food: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, astringent and pungent. When all these tastes are included in your meal, the urge to eat a snack afterwards will end and you will never end up over eating. Additionally, try making yourself a colorful platter.
Put all the foods in one place in front of you. Again, you will feel quite a bit of your hunger sated even when you have not taken a single bite. Besides, foods that are red, green or orange colors are rich in antioxidants. They give you maximum nutrition and improve your health. While you work on your diet, massage yourself with essential oils that assist in shedding excess weight. You may use the Pink Grape Fruit Essential Oil to help reduce your weight gradually and naturally.
Your balanced diet and proactive attitude towards exercise will show you significant results in addition to the oil massage. Remember, nothing replaces healthy eating and regular exercise. Use these essential oil suggestions in addition for added benefits.
Help Prevent Diabetes
One the most common diseases in the world today is diabetes. It is also the most harmful disease. Sometimes, it is genetic but sometimes it develops with overeating habits, consumption of excessive carbohydrates, fats and sugar. With the increase in high pressure jobs, another cause identified as the main culprit for diabetes is stress. Undue stress also increases sugar levels leading to a need for artificial insulin in the human body. Once, diagnosed, you have to live with this disease. The intelligent course of action should be to prevent it at all costs.
Some of the major problems that a diabetic patient has to endure include urination in large amounts, increase in frequency of urination, gaining or losing weight quickly, infections in the urinary tract, blurriness of the vision and fatigue. A good diet and some good habits like getting a regular essential oil massage can help.
Melissa Oil is one of the rarest of its kind. Lucky for you, it can help ease stress, which happens to be one of the leading causes of diabetes. It calms your mind and relieves your mind from stress so your affliction is not exaggerated.
Ayurvedic medicine has taken many modern forms but it has not lost its natural and herbal essence. It still follows the principle of creating harmony between your inner self and outer self. In order to be better in terms of your health, you must also feel better.
An alignment among your mind, body and soul is the only thing that will keep you away from major health problems and allow you to lead a life full of joy and comfort. In our daily lives, we don’t stop to notice the difference between what we need and what we want. The only way we can survive as our best selves is that we take only as much as we need rather than taking everything that we want.
Ayurvedic healing introduces the concept of balance in our lives. We are all going to grow old one day. No one is immune to decay and death. But we must strive to find the best way to lead into our old age so we never miss any precious moment of our lives, with our families and our loved ones. Bring Ayurveda into your routine and find the satisfaction you simply cannot attain by consuming pharmaceutical drugs that will temporarily take away your illness until the next time it takes over to eat away at your time and money. Let the beauty of Ayurveda shine in your life for as long as you live.