Viviana Battan * @vivibattan @convivi_bene * The author is a physician (MN 133505), specialized in Ayurvedic medicine, family nutrition, health and beauty coach.
This ancient medicine is successful in the treatment of many health ailments thanks to its particular nutritional vision, the skillful use of medicinal plants, holistic practices and its correct integration with modern medicine. Viviana Battan * medical (MN 133505), specialized in Ayurvedic medicine, family nutrition, health and ox coach. We find out a little what it is about.
Ayurveda medicine was born in India 5000 years ago: its word in Sanskrit means Ayus: Life and Veda: Knowledge. It could then be said that it means “the science of life”, or more correctly, “the science of long and happy life”. Yes, the main objective of Ayurveda is to help people “live longer, healthier and more balanced.”
It was the first medical system to connect mind, body and spirit – pillars on which modern medicine is finally emphasizing. Despite their antiquity, their concepts are universally applicable and are an excellent complement to Western medicine. My daily practice, for example, is based on a screening method where I combine functional medicine with Ayurveda medicine; and the results are wonderful. The main thing, and at the forefront of Ayurveda, is that there is no single protocol for each disease, but rather that there is a unique protocol for each patient.
Thus doctor and patient act together for self-knowledge and the search for healing. This specific treatment for each individual is based on one of the main principles of this medicine, which is the determination of Prakriti (unique constitution of the patient) and Vikriti (his state of imbalance or illness).
According to Ayurveda medicine, each of us has our own unique balance governed by three forces, or doshas, present in each one and manifested to a greater or lesser extent: vata, pitta and kapha. The predominant force, or dosha, is the conductor who influences and determines constitution, appetite, energy levels, mood, and character.
Each dosha has physical and emotional characteristics. Therefore, in Ayurvedic treatments the first requirement to take into account is the uniqueness of the person and his infinite combinations of these doshas and subdoshas in his body, which a trained doctor is able to recognize and teach his patient. As a guideline and example I leave you some characteristics of the main constitutions, but do not forget that to go to the root of the problems it is necessary to identify the combinations of doshas and subdoshas and their possible imbalances.
-Vatta people, thin constitution, dry skin, with little tolerance to cold. Creative, they don’t always sleep well and tend to be nervous.
-Pitta people, of medium structure and good appetite, fair skin, tend to baldness. They are usually very intelligent, but also easily irritable.
-Kapha people, who tend to be overweight and have oily skin. They do not get angry easily, they sleep very well and are methodical and calm.
In Ayurvedic medicine, a diet balanced to your constitution, a lifestyle that is as healthy and natural as possible, stress management with various techniques, phytotherapy (herbal remedies) and therapeutic massages with medicated oils, go from the hand to try to restore the body’s energy balance. Thus, everything is aimed at keeping the three dosha as balanced as possible.
As I already emphasized, the other important aspect that this medicine takes into account is the power of the mind and its connection with the body and the spirit, so to heal one of them, also treat the other two. Abhianga technique: self-massage with medicated oils.
10 benefits (to list just a few …)
1. Lower your stress and anxiety levels. Since stress, especially when it becomes chronic and difficult to manage, is related to all aspects of health, Ayurvedic medicine uses several natural techniques to try to relieve anxiety and symptoms of depression. And, consequently, reduce cortisol levels in the body.
2. Helps keep cholesterol levels and blood pressure under control. Studies have shown that adaptive nutrition, relaxation techniques, and herbal medicine can reduce inflammation levels, lower bad cholesterol in the blood, and help prevent plaque build-up within artery walls – even blocking the hardening that causes blood pressure. atherosclerosis, both in healthy adults and those at risk for heart disease.
3. Reduces inflammation: A poor diet, especially in nutrients and vitamins, poor digestion, insufficient sleep and breathing cause oxidative stress or inflammation. This is also caused by an imbalance in the metabolism, or in other words, of the three dosha. Ayurveda medicine uses different methods to try to reduce inflammation by regulating the cardiovascular, digestive and excretory systems. By regulating many factors, including stress, food intolerances, and nutrient deficiencies, many people can have lower levels of inflammation, increase their energy level, and speed up the healing process.
4. Helps you regain health faster after illness or hospitalization. Inflammation is proven to be the cause of many diseases. For this reason, Ayurveda by reducing inflammation, can also eliminate pain and swelling, improve blood circulation and thus alleviate chronic and difficult diseases, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Ayurvedic medicine also allows you to strengthen the immune system through holistic practices, such as nutrition and natural remedies. It promotes the use of herbs and spices, either in meals or in various preparations such as herbal teas and supplements.
5. Purify the body Ayurveda is particularly useful to purify the body through the use of medicinal plants, herbal teas, healthy foods and plenty of rest. Some practices increase circulation and liver functions: for example the Abhyanga technique, a massage or self-massage technique that is done with plant extracts or medicated oils that improve circulation and help eliminate toxins from the body through the skin.
6. Helps you lose weight or keep your weight in shape. Ayurvedic medicine is helpful when you want to lose weight. As we said, its strong side is that a unique and personalized diet protocol can be designed for each individual.
7. Promotes hormonal balance and premestrual syndrome, and accompanies during healthy pregnancy. Ayurveda naturally helps maintain hormonal balance, which also results in a menstrual cycle without pain or other symptoms, and a healthy pregnancy. In 2010, a study conducted by the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka found that the use of certain base oils, medicinal plants, and a healthy diet help balance the hormonal system. For centuries Ayurvedic medicine has also helped women resolve amenorrhea (missed periods) or irregular periods, strengthen hair, limit the growth of body hair, and prevent numerous PMS symptoms, including acne and oily skin – and live menopause serenely and without symptoms or discomfort.
8. Helps fight insomnia: Ayurveda can help induce sleep thanks to simple tips such as using jasmine essential oil or coconut oil to massage the scalp or the soles of the feet, drink a cup of hot drink of almonds or infusions, say a positive affirmation or, if necessary, supplement with herbal medicines and changes in diet.
9. Regulates Bloating: Ayurveda can help fight abdominal bloating and poor digestion by eliminating waste. Spices, medicinal plants, and roots such as cumin, cardamom, fennel, and ginger among others, can help indigestion.
10. Keeps skin healthy, radiant Ayurveda has hundreds of remedies and therapies to help keep skin as velvety and radiant as a child’s – always combining local and systemic therapies.
If you want to know more about this ancient medicine, and how to apply its bases in daily and family life, I invite you to my Nutrifamilia master class: https: // vivianabattan.wixsite.com/vivibattan By Dra Viviana Battan * @vivibattan @convivi_bene * The author is a physician (MN 133505), specialized in Ayurvedic medicine, family nutrition, health and beauty coach.