6. Ayurveda heals slowly
Ayurveda is not suitable for people in a hurry: we fall ill slowly, so we also recover slowly. We live in the fantasy that we went from being completely healthy to getting sick, but the truth is that the disease has been brewing for years. If we have been feeding in an unbalanced way for decades we can not pretend to be cured by taking a red pill. One of the bases of Ayurveda is the detoxification of the organism to recover its original balance.
7. Massage is the essence of Ayurveda
Approximately 20% of the food we eat is left undigested at the base of the stomach, forming toxins that are subsequently absorbed by the small intestine. These toxins accumulate in different tissues (for example, people biotype vata joints), becoming the source of all diseases through the same cause: toxicity. The accumulation of toxins gives rise to the pathogenic symptom.
8. Ayurvedic medicines lack side effects
Ayurveda resorts to massage to penetrate the skin between 10 and 30 natural substances, driven by sesame oil. Why natural and non-synthetic substances? We have been co-evolving with the plants for 40,000 years, so that the walls of our cells are capable of exchanging with the chemists of the plants with which we have cohabited, not with laboratory synthesis.
9. Ayurveda is NOT an alternative medicine
A medicine that has been practiced since the dawn of civilization can not be called “alternative”, but native. In fact, many ancestral medicines share methods and philosophy with ayurveda, from Celtic, Arab (Unani), Greek, to Tibetan and contemporary Chinese medicine. In this sense, it could be said that Ayurveda is synonymous with traditional medicine, whatever the region of the world.
10. Prevention is always better than cure
Ayurveda is not a medicine, but a way of life in itself. Ayurveda emphasizes prevention over cure.
In addition to the imbalances caused by an unbalanced lifestyle, the Ayurvedic philosophy considers that certain diseases can have their origin in karma, that is, in the laws of action and reaction both in this life and in previous ones. This statement may sound eccentric to Western minds, but current research links this “karma” with genetic predisposition.
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