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What is Ayurveda? How can it help you survive divorce or family mediation?

Ayurveda is an ancient medical system dating back over 5,000 years and is the oldest continually practiced medicine in the world. Ayurveda, originated in ancient India and involves working with the whole environment. Ayurvedic theory views health and disease as the effects of our interactions with the world and looks to manage the causes to bring us back to a balanced state. This is done by examining one’s diet, digestion, lifestyle, sleep, thoughts, feelings, what we spend time doing and how we interact with the world. Through learning the principles of Ayurveda and our own constitution, we learn how to make choices to promote health, prevent disease and lead joyful, productive and balanced lives.

Unlike Western medicine, Ayurveda is a holistic system that identifies the root causes of disease and works to remove them before they manifest as a health condition. Ayurveda also goes beyond the disease and symptoms to examine the overall underlying pattern. Different patients could present with the same problem but their cause and treatment may be different in each case. Ayurveda uses a variety of healing modalities including diet, herbal therapy, exercise, colors, aromas, sound, lifestyle recommendations, body-therapies, purification, meditation and yoga. Today, Ayurveda is becoming increasingly popular in the West, as we discover that these ancient tools are easily applicable to a modern lifestyle and very effective at bringing optimal health to our lives.

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