Everything You Need To Know About: Ayurveda
Ayurveda is considered by most in the field to be the oldest healing science in existence, with roots going back 5,000 years to India. The word means “the science of life,” although it predates most of what we now think of as science. What’s left is the observation of nature, which is something I believe is tremendously powerful.
I’ve lost count now, but before then I knew of 12 different blood pressure medications that have been recalled in the last year because they were causing cancer—and that’s not unique. Prescription drugs are regularly recalled as horrible new side-effects are discovered, even though every one of them had to go through strenuous double-blind studies to prevent that exact thing. I can only come to one conclusion: our scientific methods today are often flawed, erroneous, or biased. Now, to be clear, I am not against the scientific method, double-blind studies, or any of it. But I’m also aware that in almost every instance, the people running the tests have a desired outcome. This means the process may be skewed in favor of the outcome in which they have a vested interest.
Dr. Roger Callahan, PhD and the father of energy psychology once said this, “Double-blind studies are designed to tell if something is making a difference when no one can tell if it’s making a difference.” If something is obviously making a difference and has no side effects, no blind study should be necessary. But they are necessary, because the great majority of prescription medications are biological poisons. In contrast to that, Ayurveda is 100 percent natural, and works by observing and working with nature while incorporating your body, mind, and spirit. It places great emphasis on preventative measures and the preservation of health through balance, lifestyle, diet, and the use of herbs. Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, each person also has a unique pattern of energy in their body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda is about making the three work together in harmony.
Ayurveda identifies three basic types of energy, though there are no exact English corollaries to those words. The Sanskrit words are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Vata is the every associated with movement. Pitta is related to the body’s metabolic system. Kapha is related to the body’s structure: bones, muscles, tendons, etc. Western allopathic medicine tends to focus on symptomology and disease, and treats with drugs, surgery, and radiation. Ayurveda does not focus on disease, but instead stresses that life must be maintained and supported by energy in balance. When there is minimal stress and the flow of energy within a person is balanced, the body’s natural defense systems will be strong and defend against illness and disease.
Once again, I certainly don’t mean to discount western allopathic medicine. If I get hit by a truck and end up bleeding in the street, you can forget about Ayurveda, the Healing Codes, even Trilogy, I need the emergency room! But as the saying goes, an ounce of preventative is worth a pound of cure, and I highly recommend practices like Ayurveda, classic homeopathy, diet, exercise, and meditation in addition to standard medicine when needed. If you do all those things, most people find their need for standard doctors greatly diminished.
Have a blessed, wonderful day!
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