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What is Ayurveda and How Does it Help Military Veterans?

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What is Ayurveda and How Does it Help Military Veterans?

Ayurveda is an ancient system of natural medicine that has been used for thousands of years. It originated in India and focuses on restoring balance to the body, mind, and spirit. It is still widely practiced today and can be helpful for military veterans looking to regain their health and well-being. Let’s take a look at what Ayurveda is and how it can help veterans in modern times. 


What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a holistic system of healthcare that emphasizes balancing the body’s energies through diet, lifestyle changes, herbs, massage, yoga, meditation, aromatherapy and other natural methods. It incorporates the use of herbs and spices to treat physical ailments as well as mental health issues like anxiety and depression. The goal of Ayurveda is to restore balance within the body so that it can naturally heal itself.


How Can It Help Veterans?

For veterans suffering from PTSD or other mental health issues due to their service in the military, Ayurveda can provide relief from many symptoms like insomnia, headaches, fatigue, stress, anxiety and depression. It helps restore balance by providing a safe space for them to relax the mind and gain perspective on their situation without judgement or criticism. Through the use of herbs and spices that have calming properties as well as various techniques such as yoga or meditation, veterans can learn how to cope with their symptoms effectively without relying on medications or alcohol for relief. By restoring balance within themselves, they are able to better manage any difficult emotions they may be experiencing so that they can live happier lives.


Effective help for military veterans

Ayurveda provides an effective way for military veterans suffering from PTSD or other mental health issues to regain their sense of balance and peace in life after serving in the military. Through its holistic approach which focuses on diet, lifestyle changes, herbs/spices and various therapies such as yoga/meditation etc., veterans are able to find relief from everyday symptoms such as insomnia or headaches while also managing difficult emotions in a safe environment free from judgement or criticism. Whether you are looking for relief from physical ailments or emotional distress caused by your time in service; Ayurveda offers you a chance to experience healing holistically without relying on medications or alcohol for relief. 

Give it a try! You won’t regret it!


P.S. Want to find out more about Ayurveda and how it helps with healing? Join our waitlist for the next time we open up our Inner Mandala membership. The teachings of Ayurveda for modern living based on the ancient philosophies of science is a key component of our monthly programming.