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

Natural Solutions for Acne

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Conventional acne treatments can come with serious side effects according to naturopath and nutritionist, Nina Stephenson. Read her suggestions for natural acne solutions. Acne can present as acne vulgaris (where overactive oil glands block pores, creating inflammation, blackheads and pimples); acne rosacea (affects capillaries, causes flushing); and acne conglobata, or cystic acne, which results in … Read more

How Ayurveda Helps Healing

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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. Ayurveda and healing Constipation: Drinking a glass of hot … Read more

Sleeping poorly?

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A staggering 76 percent of Australians suffer from sleep deprivation. Why are so many people sleeping poorly? Stress and anxiety are often to blame, along with lifestyle habits like shift work. Critically, many of us don’t get enough non-REM sleep, the deep sleep phase which facilitates cell renewal and repair; shallow, dream-filled REM sleep is … Read more