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There will NOT be personal advise on health as Ayurveda cannot be done by phone, by mail or even internet. The importance of seeing the patient and studying the pathology is the most important thing. Otherwise any so called advise is just symptomatic and not really Ayurveda which treats dosha as the cause of pathology (CS, Su Ch 1.57)

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Multiple miscarriages

Many women in late 30’s or early 40’s want to have a first or another child and are confronted with Multiple miscarriages. In this article we are going to look at the problems and solutions.

Lyme disease

I have successfully treated a number of patients for Lyme disease over the last twenty years.

Dosha definitions and discussion

Dear Atreya, i’ve been reading your books, and trying to get a better grasp of the concept of Doshas. You give a good example of them being "managers" of the whole body system. This thus suggests them being sort of a process. In the website you mentioned Dr. Rama Jayasundar, i read her articles and she explains Doshas from a "functional" perspective of movement. transformation, and stability. (...)


Question: Hi Atreya, I have been meaning to ask you this question for some time. What are your thoughts on smoothies. Could you use them if you only put a few ingredients in them that might be useful for the person concerned. Do they affect the Agni? Would it be better to add ginger or other warming spices for Vata and even possibly adding oil or even just warming up the whole drink? My take (...)

Treatment for Shingles

Shingles is a painful skin rash. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus. It is also called herpes zoster.

Reducing Ama with Diet

An Ama reducing diet is often needed before proceeding with a long term nutritional program, or with rejuvenation therapies. It is indicated whenever there is a covering on the tongue or the stool sinks and/or has a strong smell. Remember the main indication of Ama is chronic fatigue. There are other signs of Ama accumulation - review the section on diagnosis and Agni. There are also (...)

Dental issues

Question: What causes the gums to recede?

What is Nourishment According to Ayurveda?

In order to define what nourishment is according to Āyurveda we need to understand the context of Āyurveda as both a medical system and world vision. Āyurveda is based on the concept that the universe and everything manifested within it is intelligent. This idea is fundamentally different than the current accepted scientific view that prefers to divide and separate living entities into pieces in (...)

Post Pancha Karma Trauma

Pancha Karma is a collective term for strong purification therapies. These therapies fall under the classification of Shodhana therapies, those therapies which are strongly reducing. For a full explanation of what is Pancha Karma please see the article on that subject.

Purification According to Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the oldest continually practiced medical system in the world. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word from India which is generally translated as the ’science of life’ indicating that it is a mind/body or holistic health system. Historically it has contributed to the development of Chinese, (...)

Food Type vs Food Quality

Most of the modern studies on nutrition or dieting miss a fundamental criteria - the quality of food being used. This is painfully obvious to practitioners of Ayurveda, yet the so-called scientific community see all food as being equal.

What is diagnosis in Ayurveda?

What is diagnosis in Ayurveda? It is more than understanding which dosha is causing the problem.

New Spanish Translations

For our Spanish speaking friends I have just released two translations of my books in Spanish: Para nuestros amigos de habla hispana Acabo de lanzar dos traducciones de mis libros en español:

Dietary Rules for Babies

The main concept in Ayurveda for diet and nutrition is Agni; literally, ‘fire’. Agni is usually translated as ‘enzymes’ and indicates our capacity of digestion. In other words the Agni of a person tells us what the person is able to digest. The definition of ‘digest’ means, “assimilation of (...)

Confusion about Nasya

A few years ago student wanted to register for the clinical program in India with my school. She was advised by a friend that is was impossible to do Nasya therapies outside of a clinic. This was in our discussion because Nasya was one of the therapies that was listed in our program. The (...)