How Ayurveda works
Ayurveda is an ancient and remarkable teaching on how to heal disease, and its popularity is rapidly growing in the Western world. With the current healthcare systems failing, Ayurveda cannot be ignored for much longer. In India and Sri Lanka, Ayurveda is common knowledge, and many people opt for this form of treatment before seeking conventional medical care. Ayurveda works on the principle that everything in existence is made out of five elements: Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. All things we can see are made out of different combinations of these elements, including ourselves.
In short, disease arises when the elements within us become imbalanced, and every disease begins with an imbalance. You have probably heard of the term "gut health" being commonly discussed at present, but Ayurveda has known of its importance for 5000 years! There are three primary energies (doshas) out of the five elements, and they all have seats in your gut. When the energies become imbalanced, they mix with toxins and begin to drift out of the gut and into various parts of the body. They then find a location, usually a weak spot for the individual, and lodge there. At this point, a disease begins to manifest.
A skilled Ayurvedic practitioner will spend quality time with their patients to understand where the imbalance has come from. With this knowledge, they can work on a plan to re-balance the patient, bring the energy back to its original seat in the gut, and, in turn, eliminate the disease at its root.
So what can Ayurveda do for you? Practically nothing is off the table! Ayurveda has helped people with all sorts of diseases and can prevent many more. It can help with common disorders such as IBS, arthritis, ME, fibromyalgia, menopausal issues, all skin conditions, fertility issues (male and female), constipation, bloating, loose bowels, menstrual pains and issues, stress, anger, anxiety, and much more! Ayurveda works on getting your overall health to an optimal state, so everything can be affected in a beneficial way. Most importantly, Ayurveda can give you the tools and understanding to know your own body so you can live a full, happy, and healthy life.