Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Day Four~Galenical Menu-making~


A Science Of Life

The Term Ayurveda coes from two Indian words: ayur, or life, and veda,or knowledge.
Ayurvedic medicine is describes as a "knowledge of how to live." With the focus being on the individual responsibility for self.

Illness in this practice is seen in terms of imbalance, with herbs and dietary controls used to restore equilibrium.

The earliest practice of this dates back to 2500 B.C. ith successive invaders adding new herbal traditions: the Persians in 500 B.C.;the medicine of Galen and Avicenna and the British who closed down the Ayurvedic schools in 1833, but luckily did not obliterate the ancient learning totally.

Other players in this long line of "self responsibility for good health " include Chinese Herbal Medicine, European Herbalis, North American Traditions and the Ritual herbalism...which was of course the Native American medicine man practices.

Tomorrow, Merging of the Practices.

Happy Thanksgiving Day eeryone~Eat Healthy...

Bea Kunz

4 comments:

Prosper and Be In Health said...

How thankful I am for your knowledge and your sharing with us concerning herbal/natural medicine traditions!

Happy Thanksgiving,

Debbie

BeaK. said...

Thank you Debbie, I'm always learning too...thank you for reading and for your interest.

Bea Kunz

organicsyes said...

Thinking on this a lot...will need to continue to re-read these posts to get the knowledge to set in.

Thank you, Bea:)

BeaK. said...

Hi Susan,

Pulling it all together to make it workable for today's options is the trick, and really much easier than most think.

However it does the grasping of the concept and the willingness to want it and make it yours.

Eating in season is for the purpose of supplying the body what it needs for fuel for that season. We don't heed the same fuel for winter that we for summer.

When we fuel the body properly, it then decides when and where it needs it and draws accordingly.

This method of eating will not only supply is with good energy but good health also.

Balance is the key to good health.

My Homeopathic doctor tells me that when the body is out of balance, every good thing you do for it is wasted by 50%...so those who are out of balance and not doing any of the right steps to correct that imbalance are those who are really sick.

I'm going to find a way to make this an ongoing study for us all.

I am learning so much as I move forward in the natural health regiment...just awesome and too good to not share.

Have a joyful Sunday...nice and peaceful here...

Bea Kunz