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The Sugar Destroyer

The Sugar Destroyer

  Gymnema Sylvestre is a climbing plant found in the tropical forests of India and Asia. Its leaves have been used as a natural Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes and arthritis since the sixth century B.C., and it has earned significant recent interest as a multi-supportive therapy for weight management. Today, gymnema is used for diabetes,… Continue Reading

What is Shirodhara?

Shirodhara is a form of Ayurvedic therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead and can be one of the steps involved in Pancha Karma. The name comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow). The liquids used in shirodhara depend on what is being treated, but can include oil, milk, buttermilk,… Continue Reading

Your Seven Energy Centers by Elizabeth Clare Prophet and Patricia R. Spadaro

If you want to learn about the energy centers of your body, this is a great reference. It reveals the colors, shapes, symbolism and life lessons of each of the seven chakras. Additionally, you’ll receive affirmations and meditations to help re-align any chakras that are out of balance. Elizabeth Clare Prophet and Patricia R. Spadaro… Continue Reading

What is Abhyanga Massage and Body Therapy?

Abhyanga is a form of Ayurvedic medicine that involves massage of the body with large amounts of warm oil. The oil is often pre-medicated with herbs for specific conditions.[1] Abhyanga can be done as part of the steps of Pancha Karma therapy, especially during the first, pre-treatment stage, Purva Karma, or as its own therapy.… Continue Reading

What is Dough Basti?

Basti is the Sanskrit word for “container.” A dough basti is essentially a dam created by the therapist from gram or chick pea flour that contains medicinal oil or milk or ghee. The dam is molded and placed over a specific region of the body for approximately 30 minutes. Traditionally, the bastis are placed over… Continue Reading