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The knowledge of health and healing

23 Feb 2012   Shanti Gowans
If you suffer from any pain, disease, fatigue, stress, or the effects of ageing, you may have just found the answer you've been searching for. Yoga in partnership with Ayurvedic medicine, are sciences which have developed over the past two millennia into successful modern day methods of healing that rival Western medical practices. After having flourished for centuries, given birth to many other systems of medicine, including the Tibetan, Chinese and Greek systems, and having been embraced by the likes of Alexander the Great, all the way through to the medicine men travelling along with the silk road (with the silk and spice trade), most Ayurvedic medical colleges were destroyed by recent conquerors of India and many physicians were executed.
Nevertheless, this ancient Indian formula has been found, through sound, scientific studies, to increase circulation, reduce plaque in the veins and arteries, and control bacterial infections in the lungs that lead to asthma and allergies. All inflammatory and 'hot' illnesses, ranging from dermatitis, hepatitis, and arthritis through to tendonitis, thyroiditis, and colitis can benefit from the cooling effects of the remedies provided by Yoga and Ayurveda. These disciplines may help stop the spread of cancer, help you recover more quickly from strenuous exercise, and reduce the plaque that can lead to vascular Alzheimer's disease.
Thankfully these timeless teachings and wisdom practices which were passed down secretly from teacher to student have survived and have now been made available to Eastern and Western countries alike.
The knowledge of healing in Ayurveda is unlike that of Western medicine's, which is based on biochemistry. Yogic and Ayurvedic medical thinking (which is strongly rooted in Vedic and Buddhist principles) views the human body as being governed by an elaborately organised system of energies which flow through a network of channels. There are textbooks which codify and detail this intricate system. The medications and treatments used are comprised of herbs, roots, minerals and also incorporate food, exercise and massage.
The claims about the benefits of Vedic medicine, for treating patients with a variety of ailments, ranging from paralysis to heart disease, are not propaganda for alternative medicine, but are based on a thorough, objective understanding of an ancient interpretation of human physiology, and a compelling investigation into an alternative approach to healing that has helped millions of people unlock their inner health, healing, natural beauty, higher energy and happiness.
Here are just a few of the many problems that have been helped through this system:
  • General pain: neck, shoulder, lower back, knee, arthritis, joints
  • Migraine headaches, sinus problems, allergies
  • Weight control, high cholesterol and  digestive problems
  • Hearing or sight problems
  • Female or male organ problems
  • Kidney or liver dysfunction
  • Strokes
  • Diabetes and high blood sugar
  • Gall or kidney stones
  • Heart disease, high blood pressure, and circulatory problems
  • Depression
  • Cancer
  • Lung problems
  • Autoimmune dysfunction such as AIDS and lupus
  • Mental disorders: anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, addictions, obsessive/compulsive disorder, hyperactivity, dyslexia, A.D.D.
What is even more astounding and exciting is that yoga and Ayurveda are designed to help you learn the art of self-healing so that you can immediately feel better, have much more energy, and be happy. They are holistic, and incorporate a natural process that anyone can do at home.
Please consider a formal education in Ayurveda for your health and that of your family's. The course, Certificate IV in Ayurvedic Health is austudy approved and requires about 15 hours a week of study, for a period of 40 weeks, which is one academic year. It starts on the 5th of March. Please sign up today and forward this email to your friends. We would like you to share this experience with as many people as possible, including health practitioners and people who could benefit from this type of healing.
To your health and well-being!


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