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November 12, 2018 Ayurveda

Kidney stones are small, hard deposits that form in the kidneys and can cause huge amounts of pain when they are passed through the body. The stones themselves are formed from salts in urine which form solid crystals in the body and these may vary in size. Once formed these stones can cause a range of problems such as infection, discomfort or kidney failure so its important to treat the condition.

Common treatment usually involves the patient undergoing a surgical procedure however you may be interested in reading about our non-evasive Ayurvedic kidney stone treatments that we offer at Ayur Clinic, Melbourne instead.

As specialists of ayurveda in Melbourne we take a less conventional approach to traditional medicine when it comes to healing the body. When it comes to dealing with kidney stones and all health conditions in the body,  believe that it’s important to not examine the condition in isolation but instead examine the individual it their entirety. This way we can get to the root cause of the problems rather than just masking the symptoms as a lot of conventional medical practices do.

The Ayurvedic system follows the main concept that the body needs to be kept in balance in which a well balanced body ultimately leads to optimum health. We see the human body to consist of three primary life forces called the Tridoshas. These comprise of Vata, Pitta and Kaptha, an imbalance of which causes a build up of toxins and ultimately leads to negative physical and mental health and is often the primary cause of most illnesses.

  1. Cleansing the body with water

Our body is made up of 60% water so it’s not secret that it’s important to keep hydrated but this couldn’t be more true when it comes to dealing with kidney issues. Cleansing the body of toxins is an important step in Ayurveda and water is the best method for detoxification to help flush out the kidneys and prevent further toxins spreading to other parts of the body.

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Drinking a mixture of lemon and oil may also be an effective treatment for those looking to breakdown kidney stones and help them pass more easily. The acidic lemon juice is important as it can really help to soften and break down the stones while the oil then helps to lubricate any debris that is left so that it causes less pain as it is passed through the body. Honey may also be added to make the liquid more palatable.

 

 

 

  1. Coconut water

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Packed full of nutrients, coconut water has been found to be an effective way of hydrating the body and breaking down kidney stones too preventing the need for surgical intervention. Consumption of this liquid can help to flush stones and other toxins out of the body and it has even been found to removed the burning sensation from when they are passed too.

 

 

 

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Okra’s high magnesium content, nutrient density and anti-inflammatory properties make okra a popular ayurvedic treatment for kidney stones. When consumed okra can be effective at helping to prevent the crystallization of chemicals in the kidneys as well as helping to maintain overall health.

 

 

 

  1. Tulasi (basil)

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Ayurveda sees the use of certain plants and herbs as an essential part of the homeopathic healing process. One herb that’s been found to be particularly beneficial when it comes to dealing with kidney stones is Tulasi, or basil. Taking tulasi in its pure form with liquid such as hot water to make a tea or blended in a juice has been found to restore balance in the kidney, helping the body to breakdown and pass kidney stones naturally.

There are also a lot of less commonly known herbs that are used as treatments in Ayurveda. Some of these include Cynodon dactylon Pers, Withania Somnifera and Tinospora cordifolia but there are many more that an ayurveda practitioner may prescribe depending on your symptoms, overall health and the severity of your symptoms.

As Ayurveda Melbourne practitioners, we will be able to provide to with a list of dont’s when it come to dealing with kidney stones as well as treatments. These may include a range of things such as avoiding certain foods associated with toxic build up such as meat and lifestyle factors such as emphasising the importance of exercise and eating regularly.

If you are suffering from kidney stones or seeking ayurvedic treatment for any other health issues contact us and come and speak to one of our Ayurveda practitioners today.

 


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Using Ayurveda To Treat Bursitis

What is Bursitis?

Bursitis occurs when the bursa beings to swell and becomes inflamed.The bursa acts as a cushion towards the joint and helps it absorb shock. Upon injury the bursa can burst, causing the fluid to leak into the joint, leading to inflammation in the affected area. Bursitis is a common condition that can occur in any synovial joint. Common joints to get bursitis are hip, ankles shoulder, knee, elbow, thighs and buttocks.

Signs of Bursitis

  • Pain and inflammation
  • Restricted motion
  • Tenderness
  • Skin is warm and red

Causes

  • Bursitis is generally caused by a crushing injury e.g falling heavy onto your knees.
  • Bursitis is caused by repetitive movement to a previously damaged area. Overuse and continuous pressure of the joint will cause trauma to the area.
  • Age is also a factor in the cause of bursitis, if you are elderly you are more prone to getting bursitis due to the fragility of the tendons.
  • Excessive running and walking, not having the correct footwear and poor technique can increase the chance of bursitis.  

Using ayurveda to cure bursitis

Prevention

  • Don’t continue to over use the joint.
  • Exercise, Yoga is highly recommended. Try Yoga at our Ayurveda clinic.
  • Remember to do the appropriate warm up when exercising.
  • Wear knee pads if you are kneeling on the ground.

Treatment  

Rest is important is an important part in the treatment process.To speed up the recovery process of Bursitis you must immediately ice the affected area to reduce further swelling.

Allowing your body to heal in a natural way is vital, for a quick recovery process try homeopathy at ayur clinic  it’s a natural way to heal your bursitis.To learn more about a natural way to heal contact us on +61 3 90782940 or email at info@ayurclinic.com.au

 


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October 29, 2018 AyurvedaSkin

 

Psoriasis is linked to low self-esteem and depression, many patients with psoriasis struggle to leave their house in fear of humiliation. This chronic skin condition can take a toll on us, however, once you learn how to feel comfortable in your own skin it can become easier. Here at Ayurveda, we understand your concerns about your psoriasis and we are here to help.

1.Own your psoriasis

Don’t let the condition take over you, learning to accept it and move forward is the best way to deal with psoriasis. Continue to think with a positive mindset and try speaking positively. Practise phrases such as: “my psoriasis doesn’t bother me” or “my psoriasis doesn’t define me”.

2.No one’s looking

Don’t stress out about people staring at your psoriasis, chances are no one is looking! Be positive, psoriasis is a common condition that many deal with. Don’t waste your summer days constantly covering up. Avoid layering on the items of clothing in summer,  the sweat can cause irritation against your skin and cause your psoriasis to flare up.

3.Intimate relationships

Being intimate can be scary when dealing with psoriasis, thinking about your partner being right up close to your psoriasis can be a major put off. Don’t let this fear get in the way of moving forward with your partner. Don’t be afraid of sharing your psoriasis struggles with your partner, if they’re bothered by this then they’re not the right one for you. 

4.Reduce your stress

The more anxious you are getting about being embarrassed about psoriasis, the worst you are making it. Stress can trigger psoriasis, try and work on managing stress in order to prevent a psoriasis flare. You can read more about Psoriasis treatments here.

5.Communication

Open up and speak to people about your psoriasis, you may find that confiding in others can make you feel better. Chances are you will probably meet someone with psoriasis or a similar skin condition that affects them in the same manner. Don’t feel comfortable talking to a friend or family member? try talking to one of our highly qualified practitioners,  contact us on +61 3 90782940 or email at info@ayurclinic.com.au.

Sick of your psoriasis humiliating you? Maintaining stress and exercising regularly should reduce psoriasis symptoms. If you want to permanently take control of your psoriasis. Book an appointment with Ayurveda Melbourne to get your psoriasis treatment started.

 


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How To Treat Psoriasis With Ayurveda

What is Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition affecting up to half a million Australians. It shows itself in the form of chronic patches of dry and often red patches of thickened skin. The infected skin is often flaky and itchy, and can affect day-to-day life for those suffering.

One important thing to note is that it is not contagious, however it can often be passed down through a family, as it is associated with genes. Unfortunately, there is no cure for psoriasis, however it can be controlled completely. When treated appropriately, the symptoms for psoriasis can be virtually eliminated.

What Causes Psoriasis

Whilst psoriasis is commonly passed down through genes, just because a family member does or does not have it, doesn’t mean you will be the same. There are certain things that can trigger its symptoms for those who may be prone to it. According to Ayurvedic practices, these triggers are:

1: Mental or physical stress.

2: Irregular lifestyle, or Mithya Vihara which can disrupt the digestive system and cause imbalance in your doshas.

3: Diet. In particular psoriasis is thought to be triggered by consumption of ‘opposite foods’ or Viruddha Aahar, such as yogurt and seafood, strong sour or spicy foods. As well as Mithya Aharajunk, or ‘improper diet’, which is excessive consumption of junk foods and fast foods, and smoking and alcohol consumption.

How Can Ayurveda Treat Psoriasis

Ayurveda treatment as been seen to be very successful for addressing the causes of psoriasis flare ups, and reducing symptoms so they no longer negatively affect your life. One of the best Ayurvedic treatments is Panchakarma treatment. Panchakarma is a treatment that focuses on purification of the body. It helps reset mind and soul to focus on better overall health. This is important for those whose psoriasis is being flared up by stress or irregular lifestyle causing imbalances in doshas.

Treatment also centres around lifestyle change. To address psoriasis, Ayurclinic suggests changes such as increase in gentle exercise, such as yoga, to address physical and mental stress. Any strong stressors in life must be addressed, for full holistic treatment. One of the biggest aspects of lifestyle change is diet change.

Ayurveda Treatment For Infected Areas

There are also Ayurvedic ways to treat painful infected areas of the skin, in natural, safe ways. One of the most popular treatments for infected areas is jasmine flower paste. When applied to the areas, this paste can reduce pain and itchiness.

Another popular method is applying fresh banana peels to the infected area, bananas natural anti-inflammatory and cooling properties have been very successful for some sufferers.

Aloe Vera is also favoured by some sufferers. Aloe Vera is known for its soothing and cooling nature, and Aloe Vera gel, applied directly from the leaf for natural healing, can help soothe the burning feeling of psoriasis.

Diet Changes

Diet changes are important to implement when attempting to treat psoriasis. It is important to review what potential diet habits may have bought on the disease, and adjust those. One must also focus on consuming foods that can help address psoriasis symptoms. Recommended diet changes for flare ups are:

1: Eliminating ‘opposite foods’ such as dairy and fish eaten together.

2: Control intake of strong intake of salty and acidic food

3: Consider a full or partial vegetarian diet

4: Reduce intake of junk foods

5: Avoid cold drinks

6: Avoid tobacco and alcohol consumption

7: No fermented foods

8: Avoid overly sweet foods

9: Increase intake of anti-inflammatory foods such as turmeric, ginger and garlic.

Be Careful With Treatment

Psoriasis, its symptoms, and its causes differ strongly from person to person. Before attempting to start treatment on your own, it is important to see a trained Ayurveda doctor. At Ayurclinic, we can helps assess you and your personal situation, considering your health in a holistic way. Treatments will be catered for individual situations, and address whole health. If treatment is attempted without first consulting with a doctor, they may cause more harm, damage your health.


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September 10, 2018 Ayurveda

What is Triphala?

One Ayurvedic Medicine our Ayurveda Melbourne practitioners are commonly asked about is Triphala. So, let’s uncover what this staple in traditional Ayurvedic medicine is all about. The herbal concoction has been used for more than 1000 years as a healing remedy. Due to its traditional use as a bowel tonic, Triphala is often prescribed as a mild laxative. Although many people are aware of the herbal blend laxative qualities, it has a myriad of other benefits that may be even more significant. For example, Triphala has rich antioxidant properties which you can read about in this detailed research article that was published in the International Journal of Pharmacognosy. Also known as Triphala Churna, the formulation is well regarded in Ayurveda due to its multitude of health benefits for all of the doshas. The literal meaning of Triphala is “three fruits” as the mixture consists of three medicinal fruit plants native to India. For this reason, Triphala is considered a polyherbal medicine. These types of medicines are popular in Ayurveda as it’s believed that additional therapeutic effectiveness can be experienced from combining synergistic herbs, rather than taking any one individually. The three fruits Triphala contains include: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis),  Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Bibhitaki, (Terminalia belerica).

Amalaki

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More widely known as the Indian gooseberry, Amalaki is a powerful fruit in it’s own right, having been used in Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times. The berries are grown on small-to-medium sized trees throughout India. They are edible, with a fibrous texture and sharp, sour taste. To increase palatability they are commonly soaked in sugar syrup, pickled or added to dishes. Amalaki is highly nutritious – packed full of vitamin C, minerals and amino acids, as well as tannins, phenols and rutin. It’s benefits include helping to lower cholesterol and treating symptoms like constipation. In addition, Amalaki is especially useful for balancing Pitta.

Haritaki

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This small, green fruit is  grown on Terminalia chebula trees in India, Thailand, China and the Middle East. Nicknamed the Tibetan “king of medicine”, Haritaki has long-established medicinal usage in Asia. In fact there are several depictions of the healing Buddha offering a handful of this fruit. Haritaki is calming to Vata and thought to have a number of positive health benefits for the brain and heart, as well as anti-inflammatory properties. In Ayurvedic medicine it is often used to treat digestive issues and as a remedy for conditions such as asthma, ulcers and heart disease. You can read more about how our Ayurveda Melbourne practitioners can help you with digestive disorders on our website. 

Bibhitaki

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The third fruit in Triphala is Bibhitaki, commonly used to treat bacterial and viral infections grown in Southeast Asia on the large Terminalia bellirica tree. The fruit is also a potent rejuvenator with with a range of detoxifying qualities on the muscles, bloody and the bodies fatty tissue. Otherwise known as “the one who keeps away disease”, the fruit has many benefits on Kapha. In Ayurvedic medicine, Bibhitaki is also frequently used to regulate blood sugar and treat diabetes.

General Use

As explained above, all three Triphala components provide benefits to a specific corresponding tri-dosha element. Throughout the world the use of Triphala has risen in popularity due to its numerous alleged health benefits, the most notable being benefits to digestion. The herbal bend essentially assists with digestive regularity. From experience treating clients who suffer from irregular bowel habits, our Ayurveda Melbourne Practitioners understand the value of Triphala. Through pulling toxic residue (also referred to as stagnated Ama) from the digestive tract the absorption functions of the colon are increased, hence the formulation promotes balanced, full elimination.

The colon is perceived as the seat of Vata, common Vata disorders therefore benefit from Ayurvedic medicines that assist with the colon’s function. Many bowel diseases actually begin as imbalances of the Vata, regardless of whether they are exacerbated by Kapha or Pitta issues down the track. The “wind” of your digestive tract becomes balanced from Triphala as the concoction helps to move things along and your bowels to find an appropriate regularity for optimal absorption.

If you have experienced any of the issues mentioned, our Ayurveda Melbourne Practitioners can provide you with further information on Triphala and how it might be of benefit to you.


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September 4, 2018 Ayurveda

Detox is an essential part of naturopathy. This is because the environment we live in, inside and outside of our body and mind, has a significant impact on our health and wellbeing. Sometimes this impact can be negative. Detox can help your body and mind recover and get rid of toxins, improving your overall health.

Naturopathy believes and teaches that accumulation of toxins or morbid matter is the basic cause of disease. Toxins and morbid matter form the environment for foreinbodies (bacteria and viruses) to stay and grow in our body, becoming a disease condition. Even though toxins are accumulated in the body, they don’t always manifest themselves as diseases, especially in the early stages. There is a gestation period and a threshold after which the negative effect on the organs and body parts start to show. Hence, it’s better to remove the very cause of the disease even before it becomes visible.

Detox in ayurvedic healing

In Ayurveda, stages of toxicity and disease formation are described in six steps called shad kriya kala. The six stages of disease development are Chaya (accumulation of toxins), Prokopa (increase or aggravation), Prasara (spreading of toxins), Sthana samshraya (collection in a particular organ or part), Vyakta (clear manifestation of the disease) and Bheda (differentiation or further complication of disease). Your toxicity hides itself before it manifests as a disease.

Naturopathy also believes that blood has to maintain a certain quality and an optimum quantity for the perfect maintenance of the body. The quality of blood is affected when toxins are pushed into the blood stream from the digestive system. Your blood loses its efficiency to repair and maintenan your body. Hence, detox and removal of toxins is an important part of healing.

We are constantly exposed to and consume toxins in our daily living through external factors like urban environment, climate and chemical exposure. Internal elements such as consuming artificial foods, beverages, metabolic end products like free radicles and creactive proteins are also conisdered to be toxins, which can cause additional inflammation.

Our body has a natural system of cleansing and defence mechanisms to maintain a healthy body. In detoxification, we are nurturing and inducing cleansing by providing an ideal environment for optimal health.

Even though we try to cleanse our body though healthy eating of organic foods, nutrients and supplements, exercise and various therapies, it may not bring a perfect health. This is because we not only have to detox our bodies, but also many mind elements such as thoughts, emotions and perceptions.

How to find out if you need detox?

You can assess whether you, your body and your mind need detox by answering the following simple detox questions:
  1. Do you crave sweets, eat lot of processed and canned foods, drink plenty caffeinated beverages and energy drinks?
  2. Do you feel tired, fatigued, or sluggish throughout the day?
  3. Are you overweight and/or do you have cellulite fat deposits?
  4. Are you suffering from insomnia or trouble getting restful sleep?
  5. Do you have less than one bowel movement per day and get constipated often?
  6. Do you suffer bloating, indigestion and frequent gas after eating?
  7. Does your occupation expose you to environmental toxins such as chemicals and smokes?
  8. Are you suffering form repeated colds, flu and allergies?
  9. Do you have puffy eyes or dark circles under your eyes, acne-prone skin and/or rashes?
  10. Do you notice that you have bad breath, coated tongue and strong-smelling urine?

Fear not if you answered yes to any or a number of the questions above. Just ask yourself: do I want to keep going like this, or do I want to experience greater level of health and wellness? If you answered yes to the latter, congratulations – you made your first step to recovery! The next step is to think about the best way to healing. We suggest you consider detox as it’s one of the most powerful healing pathways available in naturopathy.

Simple outcomes of detox

Benefits of detoxification are many. Ideally it is a preventive, curative and restorative process. Detoxification helps to have glowing and radiant skin, better digestion and no bloating, increased energy throughout the day, sound sleep and clarity of mind. Detox also helps reduce cravings. Thus, it is a perfect weight management tool. You will feel renewed and motivated by detoxing. You will also gain a new positive outlook on your health and goals.

There are three important factors which will help you gain the right mindset for detox, namely preparing your mind to change, changing your cell functions, and adapting to new regime and habits. Best time for detox is spring and summer as this is when we naturally feel most positive about life and change. By entering path of detoxifying your life, body and mind, you will achieve a perfect harmony of health and alignment to the greater energy.

If you’re ready to start your detox journey, contact our ayurveda experts at our naturopathy Melbourne-based clinic. We will help you understand the best detox methods and strategies, and will tailor a pathway to regaining health and wellbeing just for you.


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August 30, 2018 AyurvedaHomeopathyNews

The Origins of Homeopathy

The origins of homeopathy involves a long history, and many interpretations over time. It was actually a german physician who founded homeopathy, over 200 years ago. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann worked on the idea of treating ‘like with like’. The idea is “any substance that can produce a set of signs and symptoms in a healthy person can be used to cure a similar set of signs and symptoms in a diseased person”.

Early History

However, Dr. Hahnemann was not the first person to consider this idea. For those studying the origins of homeopathy it is believed that the idea of ‘like cures like’ has been around since 400 BC. It is said that Hippocrates treated mania with a small dosage of mandrake root, the same thing that can cause mania in large doses. This idea was also recorded in the 16th century with the latin phrase “similia similibus curantur”, translated to “what makes a man ill also cures him”.

The idea was continued to be explored over the next few centuries. Dr. Hahnemann is credited for studying these historical practices and improving on them, as well as creating the term ‘homeopathy’. He worked with  the ideas of ‘like with like’ that has been explored in the past, and established the idea that a small amount one substance being injected into healthy individuals will produce the same effects that are caused by the disease they treat in unhealthy people. He also worked on the idea of illnesses having spiritual components as well as physical.

Growth of Homeopathy

With Dr. Hahnemann’s findings, the study of homeopathy grew. His students started schools to educate doctors around the world on the study of homeopathy. In the 19th century its rise began. This was when many disease epidemics were occurring, such as cholera and scarlet fever. Homeopathy is credited for helping immensely helping treat these outbreaks. In London in 1854, mortality rates of most hospitals were over 50%, however in the London Homeopathic Hospital they were only 16%. This success, amongst others assisted with the growth of homeopathy worldwide.  

In the early 1900’s the use of homeopathy was at its highest, with major universities such as Boston University, Stanford and New York Medical College, along with 22 homeopathy schools and 15,000 practitioners in America alone. It was not just popular in America, but also across Europe, favoured by leaders of the times, including the royal family.

American Medical Association

The American Medical Association (AMA) lead a fight against the study of homeopathy. They saw homeopathy as an enemy against the drugs that they were promoting at the time. The AMA would only accept doctors who has trained in homeopathy into their organisation if they denounced homeopathy and promised not to practice anymore.

This is despite the fact that doctors who had studied in homeopathy were performing higher in their medical exams than doctors who were studying medical practices supported by the AMA. Unfortunately, the AMA had a large influence and this lead to the practice of homeopathy almost being wiped out in the mid 1900’s.

Revival

During the mid-late 1900’s homeopathy practice was heavily reduced in America, however was still heavily used in many areas of Europe. Even in these countries though, the study wasn’t growing and was being used alongside other forms of medicine. It was in the 1990’s when questions started to arise around other forms of medicine. The negative and harsh side effects of the primary treatments in America were starting to cause worry.

Homeopathy started to see a revival in this time. The worry about many unknown ingredients in other forms of medicine saw people looking for more natural and less harsh treatments for common medical issues. People started to be more aware of the ties between mental, physical and spiritual health, and the need to address all of these aspects in treatment.

Practices Today

These days homeopathy is thriving in many areas, with acknowledgments of its ability to work on overall health as well as targeting specific problems in personalised ways. Homeopathic doctors, including those a AyurClinic, study for years to understand the practice and how to deliver the best treatment.

Homeopathy continues to follow the ideas behind its origins, in that simple and often singular substances, taken carefully with assistance from practitioners, can address worrying symptoms and overall health. Homeopathy works on holistic health, treating health as a whole issue were mind, body and soul are tied together.

If you’re looking for a doctor who genuinely cares, and wants your whole health, healing physically, mentally and spiritually, than you should not look past homeopathy. At AyurClinic Melbourne we have had success treating over 9,000 patients with our holistic health method. You can read more about homeopathy here.


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The Three Ayurveda Seasons

AyurClinic Melbourne know that the weather outside affects the Ayurveda seasons. The weather affects your health in many ways, and it is important to be aware of what your body is going through during these times. In Australia we mostly think about the year being broken into four seasons; Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. However Ayurvedic practices believe in the idea of three Ayurveda seasons. These seasons follow the three Doshas, and understanding them can help address health problems you have during these times.

Vata Season

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The Vata season is considered to fall during what most of us would know as Autumn and early Winter. When the weather is getting dryer, colder, windy, and harsh. The Vata season does tend to bring around changes to our health. Skin will start to feel tight and dry, you may start to feel cold and lacking energy, you joints might start to feel dry and weakened.

It is important to stay warm and comfortable during Vata season. Remembering to consume hot food and beverages to keep your insides warm. Also remembering to adapt your lifestyle to keep your soul warm as well. Be sure to stay inside during days of particular bitter winds or cold. Keep up company with loved ones.

During Vata season it is also recommended to work around an earlier schedule, rise earlier, but also establish an earlier sleep time. The nights can be cold and harsh, and it can be damaging to your health to stay out for too long. A nice relaxing hot bath, with soothing oils and fragrances would be the perfect way to relax your body after a day facing the Vata season.

You can also consider working with homeopathic treatments if this time is effecting you. We can suggest herbal and natural medicines and remedies that can help staying warm and comfortable during this harsher weather.

Kapha Season

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When Vata’s cold winds turn into frigid weather, the coldness creeps up even more intensely, and then slowly transforms when the sun starts to shine again, and flowers start to emerge, this is Kapha season. Your body may start to notice these changes as well. You may start to feel cold and sluggish as the winter weather hits strongly. The strong changes to the weather may shock your body and leave you feeling confused. You need to balance yourself to face these change.

One of the most important recommendations for this wet season is to keep dry and warm. Don’t let the slightly warmer days confuse you. You still need to ensure your body stays nurtured. Continue to consume the soothing warm drinks of the Vata season. Whilst staying warm, work on starting to move again. Get your body energised for the warm weather approaching.

As for diet, work on keeping it warm and light. You may be used to consuming heavier foods during the past winter, but keeping light during the slugging Kapha season means a need for a change in diet. This can be combined with trying to continue to work on an early sleeping pattern, embracing the early days of spring.

With the beginning of spring, also comes the need for a spring clean. Refresh your life by refreshing your living space. Clearing out old clutter, and making way for the new start. This might enable a new way of seeing your space. You could add a few natural plants or herbs, to help with the peace and also creating your own food.

Kapha season is beginning now in Melbourne. If you’re worried about embracing your health in this Kapha season, come visit us at AyurClinic, and we can help give personalised, useful advice on how to improve your health during the Kapha season.

Pitta Season

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When the warm weather really hits, and the sun starts shining you have hit Pitta season. In Australia we are used to thinking about this as Summer, and early Autumn. Just like the now visible sunshine, Pitta season brings out the fiery spirit within us. This can make us lively, giving us energy to face our days, but it has its own downfalls if we do not act upon the changing weather. With the heat can come heartburn, rashes, irritability, anger, acne.

These common problems can be addressed with appropriate understanding of the Ayurveda behind the Pitta season. Just like with the other seasonal changes, changes within yourself and your lifestyle must occur. Your diet will need to be adjusted, as well as the time of food consumption. Ayurvedic principles recommend eating earlier, to avoid the eat of the day. You want to remove the hot, strong food, and refresh with cool, fresh produce and soothing drinks.

Along similar principles as cooling drinks, you need to work on cooling down the body. Light clothing, easy exercise such as walks, or even taking up swimming. One of the best ways to relax and cool the insides, is by refreshing massages. Using coconut oil with your routine, a 15 minute massage will soothe the skin. If you find yourself unable to do this yourself, come in and speak to us. We can customise one of our massages to work on rebalancing your Doshas during the Pitta season.

Massages can also assist with soothing your temperament. As the sun is burning so can our emotions. Taking time to relax, and organise your thoughts into peaceful patterns is essential during this time.

We Can Help…

If the Ayurveda seasons are getting your down, and causing imbalances in your soul, we are available to help you tackle the challenges that come with the changing seasons. AyurClinic has been practising homeopathy and Ayurveda for 25 years, and we have been able to assist almost 10,000 people with their inner and outer health.


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August 20, 2018 AyurvedaNews

4 Reasons to Try Ayurveda Today

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of health and is finally gaining a following in the West. Why is it finally becoming more popular compared to Western medicines? Simply because it is for everyone and works again and again. Why could Ayurveda be the right decision for you? Here are 4 reasons you should try Ayurveda Melbourne today.

1. Ayurveda looks at the whole you – mind, body and soul

Our Ayurveda Melbourne practice recognises that your body works together mind, body and soul. They balance each other and work together to create a balanced you.

When visiting our Ayurveda Melbourne practice, prepare to discuss not only your symptoms, but yourself in all areas of life. Everything that surrounds you can influence your health. Ayurveda looks at people not just as a body to treat, but as an integrated whole that desires balance.

2. Ayurveda treats you as an individual – not like everyone else!

Modern medicine doctors often prescribe one-size-fits-all solutions for your ailments. It is rare that you are asked about your lifestyle outside of the symptoms you are presenting.

On the other hand, it is what you’re individual body needs for treatment that is important in Ayurveda. Our Ayurveda Melbourne practice believes that what works for others will not necessarily work for you. As individuals, we have unique life choices, diets, and medicines that influence our bodies. Therefore, by treating you as an individual Ayurveda is able to find the solution best for you.

If you try Ayurveda Melbourne, our practitioners focus on you as an individual to understand where your imbalances are. Only after understanding you as an individual do we create a treatment personal to you.

3. Ayurveda treats more than your symptoms

Modern Western medicine tends to focus on simply treating the symptoms of an illness to make you comfortable. It relies on remedying the symptoms, rather than the source of the ailment.

Ayurveda does not simply “fix” your symptoms, but finds balance within yourself for a healthier you. It is not simply a new diet or herbal remedy to fix symptoms. Instead, Ayurveda believes the body is inherently healthy, and it is simply you and your surroundings that are imbalanced. Ayurveda helps your body call upon its own energy to heal. Ayurvedic practitioners are trained to treat the root cause of an illness, looking at your lifestyle and health together. Once the root cause is discovered, we are able to treat any illness, even difficult and chronic diseases.

4. Ayurveda empowers you to make positive life changes

Again, an allopathic doctor will treat your symptoms, but typically will not delve deeper to encourage you to make positive life changes. At Ayurclinic we empower you to make life changes that have a positive impact on your health, bringing balance to your body. Yoga, meditation, massage, and diet changes are only some of the ways Ayurveda encourages you to become healthier. By balancing your life with these practices, you can improve your life physically, mentally and emotionally. Lowering stress, increasing energy levels and better sleep are only some of the examples of how making positive life changes can lead to an illness-free body.  Healthy lifestyle choices are an important factor many people overlook when looking for treatment.

 

At the heart of Ayurveda is you. You are capable of achieving balance by making adjustments within yourself and in your environment. Our practitioners understand this. Grounded in centuries of practice, Ayurveda is an effective practice in today’s busy life.

If you would like to try Ayurveda Melbourne today, contact us for an appointment at +61 390782940 or email at info@ayurclinic.com.au.


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August 14, 2018 AyurvedaHomeopathyNews

All About AyurClinic Melbourne

AyurClinic History

AyurClinic was established in 1993 in Kerala, a state South West India, known as the birthplace of Ayruveda. After operating successfully for over 10 years, the first clinic opened in Melbourne in 2005 when AyurClinic’s Director Dr Sajimon George decided to relocate here. As interest in Ayurveda and demand for Ayurvedic treatment has grown so has the business. Currently there are three clinics open in Victoria, located in the CBD, Bray Brook and Taylors Lakes. Nearly 10,000 people, including men, women and children, have been treated across our clinics in Melbourne and we have attracted clients from all over Australia and even overseas. Prior to launching in Australia, AyurClinic treated over 20,000 patients in India. So what is Ayurveda? It is an ancient system of medicine that combines diet, meditation, yoga, herbs, regenerative and cleansing treatments. The primary benefit is top health, mental clarity, physical stamina, calmness and inner peace.

Our Team and Treatments

Our team of skilled and highly qualified practitioners provide authentic and traditional Indian Natural Therapies. This includes Ayurvedic medical treatments and classical homeopathy in all its purity. Treatments are based on Keraleeya panchakarma and available for almost all known diseases, with a focus on women’s health, skin conditions, digestive disorders and mental health. Specialised treatment is also offered for musculoskeletal diseases such as, lower back pain, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, arthritis, bursitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Clients are referred to us from GP’s and well as other medical specialists and we offer a variety of services, including homeopathy, yoga, naturopathy and Ayurvedic massage. 

AyurClinic is known as one of the most trusted natural healing centres in Australia. We were awarded “Clinic of the Year – Highly Commended” by the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) at the 2017 ATMS awards. Last year AyurClinic was also a finalist for the category “Business leader or professional of the Year 2017” for The India Australia Business & Community Awards. The Clinic has been featured in Business View magazine and on the Foxtel Channel in 2016 and received an Australia Excellence award for service excellence in 2011.

Our Ayurclinic history shows our dedication and success at treating our patients. To know more about Ayurvedic medicine or to make an appointment with one of our practitioners, please contact +61 3 90782940 or email at info@ayurclinic.com.au.



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Melbourne CBD Clinic: 

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Victoria, Australia 3000

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Bray Brook Clinic: 

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Victoria, Australia 3019


+61 3 9078 2940+61 4 2586 2146

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1 Fastnet Drive Taylors Lakes,
Victoria, Australia 3038


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