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What is the difference between Ayurveda and conventional medicine?

Updated: Feb 29



Ayurveda, an alternative natural medicine system, means knowledge of life and treats the body as a whole. I describe the healing process as becoming aware of the connection between the body, mind and spirit. Ayurvedic practitioners take into account your physical, mental and spiritual condition while treating the imbalance in your body. Based on the idea that disease is due to an imbalance or stress, Ayurveda encourages certain lifestyle interventions and natural therapies to restore balance between the body, mind and spirit. In other words, Ayurveda treats the root cause while conventional medicine treats the disease. The entire healing process takes time and requires patience. The body heals naturally step by step, starting with eliminating the most acute imbalance and then moving on to the next imbalance, layer by layer, ultimately eliminating the root cause. Ayurveda treatment starts with an internal cleansing process, followed by a special diet that needs to be adjusted during the healing process to heal one imbalance at the time depending on how deep the root cause is, herbal remedies, massage therapy, yoga, meditation and other wellness tools.


For me, Ayurveda and Wellness is a lifestyle. There was no going back to my old lifestyle once I felt and saw my body healing over time. I understood if I went back to my old habits, the imbalance in my body would return. Self-care and listening to my body, eating healthy, external treatments (massage, reflexology, reiki), mindfulness, breathwork, yoga and movement have been part of my daily life since I started this journey four years ago.


I am here to guide you on your healing journey and create a treatment plan specifically to your imbalances, but you are the one who does the work for your health. 🤍


 








Feel free to try this Mushroom Spinach Curry!


Ingredients:

·       Mushrooms

·       Sunflower oil  

·       1 onion 

·       2 garlic cloves 

·       1 tsp ginger 

·       ½ tsp turmeric 

·       ½ tsp cumin seeds

·       ½ tsp chilli powder 

·       ½ tsp mix of spices – pinch of ginger, cumin, coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne pepper, cloves, paprika, salt

·       Cinnamon stick

·       Spinach

·       Chopped tomatoes 

·       1 tbsp Greek yogurt or coconut milk

·       Fresh chopped coriander

·       Cooked rice 


Cook the mushrooms in a pan and set aside. Add the onion to the pan and cook for some minutes. Add the garlic and the other spices, followed by the chopped tomatoes. Add a small amount of yogurt I or coconut milk into the pan of masala. Pour in some hot water and cook for 3-4 mins. Add the mushrooms and spinach to the pan. Add the chopped coriander on top and serve it with boiled rice.


Indian Mint Sauce


Ingredients:

·       Fresh mint

·       Small piece of green chilli

·       Lemon juice

·       A bit of cumin powder

·       A bit of black pepper

·       Greek yogurt or vegan yogurt


Mix all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!


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