An introduction to Ayurveda

A woman having an Ayurveda treatment.

Intrigued by Ayurveda? Want to know more? Read on for a beginner’s guide to the practice A number of naturapaths are schooled in the traditional Indian science of Ayurveda and acupuncture based on Ayurvedic principles, Nadhi Chikitsa, as well as other naturopathic modalities. A naturopath with these skills can analyse your current state of health and provide … Read more

How Ayurveda Helps Healing

Natural medicines and herbs on a table

Ayurveda’s primary method of healing is via the use of herbs, massage and aromatic oils. However, nutrition is also key to Ayurvedic healing. Ayurveda is founded on the belief that all diseases stem from imbalances in the digestive system, hence its focus on diet and digestion. Constipation: Drinking a glass of hot water each morning … Read more

Natural cures for constipation

Spoons with various supplements in spoons

 What can I take to fix constipation? A. Sluggish bowels may be due to insufficient dietary fibre and liquid intake, stress, medications (including the over-use of laxatives and antacids and some high blood pressure drugs and antidepressants), and lack of exercise. For those times when you need some gentle assistance, try these natural remedies: * Ground psyllium … Read more

Beauty Therapy or Hype?

Woman using a gua sha tool on her face

From kansa wands and gua sha massage to vitamin infusions, there’s always a new natural beauty therapy to try, but do they live up to the hype? Gua sha This intriguing facial massage technique has a long history in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It means ‘to scrape’ (gua) ‘red’ (sha), because it involves drawing a … Read more