Ayurveda Medicine

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Ayurveda is a traditional medicine of India. Its legacy spans more than 5000 years. Ayurveda was first described in the Ancient Spiritual texts of India, The Vedas. Principles that guide Ayurvedic physicians in their practice were codified by the Sage-scientists through observation of Natural laws. They have been passed down through families and through master-disciple transmission for hundreds of generations.

Throughout this time, therapies of Ayurveda have been applied, modified, refined, and optimized through practice to keep up with the changing world. However, the principles of Ayurveda stand true.

In the modern world, Ayurveda serves as the bridge to a shared past. Ayurveda guides us to live in close relationship with your own nature – optimizing the powerful healing resources of the body, mind, and soul from within.

Ayurveda sees divinity and beauty in Nature and recognizes humans as an integral part of this. Thus, the principles of Ayurveda serve as guide posts for balancing human physiology and psychology to help attune the individual with Nature. Ayurveda supports us in expression of their inner divinity and beauty.

The Therapies of Ayurveda are individualized to match the nature of the individual to specifically help him/her to cultivate health, balance, and happiness from the inside out.

Ayurvedic therapies include individualized diet and lifestyle recommendations, daily hygienic routine, herbal medicine, yoga, seasonal cleansing programs, Panch karma, and psycho-spiritual modalities like pranayama (breathing exercises) and dhyana (meditation).

Naturopathy is Primary-care medicine available in the state of Washington, an alternative to Allopathic/conventional medicine. Naturopathic Medicine is rooted in the same tradition of Western/European medicine that gave us modern allopathic medicine.

Naturopathy parted ways from its sister medicine over 150 years ago. Naturopathic physicians continue to adhere to the principles of Nature described by the Ancient Greek physician like Hippocrates and Galen. These principles are as follows:

Primum nocere – First, do no harm.
Vis medicatrix naturae – The healing power of Nature.
Tolle causum – treat the underlying cause of disease.
Tolle totum – treat the whole person.
Docere – Doctor as a teacher and guide.
Preventare – Prevention.
Gentle, yet powerful modalities like functional diet, therapeutic exercise, hydrotherapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine, and counseling are used to guide the individual from illness to health, as well as in prevention of chronic disease.

Pharmaceutical (drugs) interventions may be used only when it is necessary for the benefit of the patient. Most often, modern interventions serves the benefit of stopping the “wild fire” of disease – sometimes saving the patients in a heroic ways.

As primary care physicians, in the state of Washington, Naturopathic doctors are trained in the use of pharmaceutical drugs, as well as herb-drug interactions. Despite this role, pharmaceutical interventions do not address to root cause and often prove detrimental with long term use.

Naturopathic medicine serves to stimulate body’s natural healing mechanism in order to restore normal physiology and function. It offer freedom from disease and complement Ayurveda in this function.

Naturopathic and Ayurvedic Primary-care…

Naturopathic medicine is a familiar offering in the Seattle area. This is a testament to the dedication of the Northwest natives to the principles of nature and its healing power; and why not? Natural beauty and its healing power are witnessed and experienced here every day.

Naturopathic primary-care focuses on the underlying cause of disease and stimulates the body’s natural healing power, the VIS, to promote health. Naturopathic doctors develop a holistic understanding of the individual and the disease using thorough history, laboratory testing, and physical exams. These help to understand the whole patho-physiology of the disease that can be reversed with the help of modalities like functional diet, therapeutic exercise, hydrotherapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine, and counseling.

Ayurveda is the traditional medicine of India, where it was first practiced more than 5000 years ago. Ayurvedic medicine is still the most popular form of primary-care medicine for over 70% of Indians. World health organization recognizes that it is used by over 1.1 billion people and represented in nearly every country around the world.

For this reason, Ayurveda complements Naturopathic medicine in helping to recognized physical, emotional, and energetic obstacles to health. Furthermore, Ayurvedic principles provide simple guidelines for all to understand their individuality. Clients empowered to understand their individualized dietary and lifestyle needs. Adherence to these principles creates a foundation for health and prevents chronic illness.

In disease state, applying the principles of Ayurveda supports balanced nutrition and healthy metabolism. Thus, aiding the body to regenerate failing body systems, recover health and vitality with support of herbal medicines, lifestyle practices like breathing and meditation, as well as exercise.

Ayurveda and Naturopathy work together as complementary medical sciences. They form a unique brand of Primary-care that provides simple, clear, and concise of understanding of the disease, the healing process, and the individual needs. These empower the doctor and the patient to take charge and reclaim freedom from any disease.