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How our Traditional Ayurvedic Massage Oils are Made

In Ayurveda, there are a wide variety of herbal medicated massage oils known as siddha thailams. The process for making these specialized oils is quite lengthy and can take many hours to several days, depending on the specific recipe used. The classical Ayurvedic...

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My Ayurvedic Medicine Path Comes Full Circle

In 1992, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet two primary teachers, who greatly influenced the trajectory of my life. I was an eager twenty-two-year-old searching for deeper meaning and purpose, fueled by spiritual books such as the teachings of Ramana...

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Guildlines and Preparations for Panchakarma

Your Panchakarma fee also includes a preparatory consultation. Below is a brief overview of the 3 phases of Panchakarma and how to properly prepare for your treatments. The process outlined below will tailored to your individualized needs during your preparatory...

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Ayurvedic Approaches to Type 2 Diabetes

Both Ayurveda and modern medicine agree that type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is a multifaceted disease that  affects many organs, tissues, and channels of the body including the cardiovascular, urinary, nervous and immune systems. In Sanskrit, diabetes is called...

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Hemorrhoid Treatment in Ayurveda

Hemorrhoid Treatment in Ayurveda Hemorrhoids are essentially varicose veins of the rectum and anus. People between 45-60+ years of age have shown to be more likely to develop them, although they can occur much earlier in life. Internal hemorrhoids are typically not...

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The Three Doshas are Not “Types”

I often get quizzical looks when I start an introductory lecture on Ayurveda with the comment that "the three doshas are not body types." Vata, Pitta and Kapha are certainly foundational to every aspect of Ayurvedic theory and practice and understanding them starts...

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Treating Eczema with Ayurveda

Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Atopic Dermatitis, or Psoriasis? Skin conditions are often affected by the seasons and can become increasingly worse at different times depending upon the individuals constitutional trends and the qualities of condition itself. Eczema is a...

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Frankincense in Ayurveda and Aromatherapy

Frankincense in Ayurveda and Aromatherapy Since ancient times, frankincense has been highly valued as a sacred incense and herbal medicine. It is an aromatic resin from trees of the Boswellia species that has been burned as an incense to purify the atmosphere since...

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Healing with Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies

Healing with Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies Now that spring has sprung, it is perfect time cleanse the body of accumulated metabolic wastes.  One simple and easy way is to drink fruit and vegetable smoothies daily. When fruits and vegetables are blended together...

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Easy Menopause with Ayurveda

An Individual Experience From the holistic perspective of Ayurveda, menopause is a unique, individual experience for each woman. Since we all have a unique constitution and individual strengths, weaknesses, and habits, menopause cannot be viewed with a cookie-cutter...

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