I first encountered Ayurveda through a friend when I was living in Vermont, which was a challenging climate for my body constitution. I was working a stressful job at the time. My friend who’s Grandfather was an Ayurvedic doctor was sort of like the town visiting physician. When I would get sick he would call me up and ask me all these questions about how I was feeling and then show up at my doorstep with these hot drinks that I use to call magic potions. I would drink them and go to sleep and wake up feeling immensely better. I started asking, “What are you putting in these drinks?” He explained to me that he couldn’t just tell me the ingredients of what would go into the drinks, that what he was using was a whole way of understanding. And that way of understanding is called Ayurveda. So he recommended some books to me to begin my study of Ayurveda and I jumped right in and I’ve been hooked ever since. That was back in 2001. This has then resolved some chronic health issues that I had my entire life, before that point using the wisdom of Ayurveda.
I don’t understand too much about it [Ayurveda]. You say it’s more about a way of understanding than an actual treatment regimen?
Well, it’s a little bit of both. I mean it’s one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world. It’s a complete system of medicine. Traditional Ayurveda touches on surgery, and obstetrics, and internal medicine, it’s a vast and well developed science. It does involve a different way of looking at health and healing. It sees every body as unique. One person’s cold is not necessarily caused by the same thing as another person’s cold. You kind of have to get into that person’s body type, life style, and their climate to understand the root cause of what is bringing them ill health. Then using that root cause, you can bring up remedies to bring them back into balance.
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