Ayurveda: Asian Secrets of Wellness, Beauty and Balance by Kim Inglis

By Kim Inglis

Ayurveda is an age-old scientific procedure that was once formulated over 5,000 years in the past. Documented within the Vedas, the traditional Hindu sacred texts of India, it's a entire wellbeing routine with final non secular objectives. Ayurveda presents a close research of India's 4 therapeutic systems—Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Tibetan conventional medication. This interesting publication additionally takes a glance at IndiaÆs historical attractiveness secrets and techniques: essays on hair, facial, hand and foot care are followed via extra imprecise practices equivalent to therapeutic with metals, minerals, crystals and gems, the artwork of physique portray and chakra alignment.

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A spiritual ascetic or sadhu attends to a supplicant. Yoga is recommended along with Ayurveda for total wellbeing. A traditional Indian welcome. Around the same time, the Sushruta Samhita appeared. It comprised knowledge about prosthetic surgery to replace limbs, cosmetic surgery, caesarian operations and even brain surgery. Sushruta is famous for his innovation of cosmetic surgery on the nose known as rhinoplasty, an interesting fact as he lived two centuries before Hippocrates, the Greek father of Western medicine.

Unani herbology is well documented and spa treatments such as body polishes and wraps often use ingredients from the Unani pharmacopoeia. There are a number of pastes, formulated from fresh herbs, seeds and roots, suitable for ailments such as vitiligo, eczema, psoriasis, bronchial asthma and arthritis. This is good news for sufferers, as many such ailments do not have a cure in Western medicine. A case in point is a thick herbal paste used at Soukya to reduce skin pigmentation or leucoderma. Psoralea corylifolia seeds are boiled in milk, then dried (not in direct sunlight), with the process being repeated seven times in total.

Using medicated herbal oils it targets the marma points to release stored emotions in order to restore mental, emotional and spiritual equilibrium. Each point is related to a particular concept: for example, shoulder points store emotions of responsibility and sternum points relate to the heart, so the masseur concentrates on different areas for different effects. It is an extremely powerful treatment that sometimes results in intense emotional outpouring and tension release. A Siddha preparation made at Soukya from neem leaves and turmeric used as an external paste in the treatment of psoriasis.

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