What can Ayurvedic Medicine do for you?

Is balance the key to a good life?

We hear a lot about balance and attunement these days. And rightly so. So how do we achieve it and maintain it in an age of technological and consumption excess, when everything seems to be fast, extreme and instantaneous?

According to naturopath Dana Kington, from A Natural Self clinic in Fremantle Western Australia, there’s an awful lot we can do to achieve balance and harmony in our lives. How does she know?

Like any great specialist in her field, she’s trodden the path before you and speaks from personal and also specialised, clinical experience.

And isn’t that what you really need?

Dana has a few suggestions that may help you to find the kind of balance and harmony you crave and desire:

  • Find a great practitioner to guide you
  • Consider alternative therapies
  • Work with a naturopath to develop a natural health approach that you can truly adhere to and realistically achieve
  • Incorporate the use of ayurveda herbs or some other natural  remedies.[1]


The term Ayurveda is translated from the Sanskrit meaning “the complete knowledge for long life.”[2] Its roots can be traced back to various Vedic texts such as the Sustuta and Caraka Samhitas medical dictionary from 1500- 500BC.

In India, Ayurveda is considered a mainstream modality of treatment, whereas the West has it classified with other complementary and alternative medical approaches that fall outside the gamut of the traditional western approach.

Ayurvedic Herbs – the natural choice

Natural is best. Organic based medicines and treatments such as ayurvedic herbs have been developed over thousands of years and are incorporated into mainstream Indian medical approaches where the discipline is taught at over 100 colleges and training centres, supported by the Indian Government.

These herbs aim at restoring and regenerating a state of natural balance of the three vital energies or doshas into your body and use and treatment is often accompanied by massage, yoga and also meditation to restore internal harmony.

Sourcing the best herbs

Dana Kington also advises individuals to source quality herbs that are low in heavy metal contamination. Some lesser quality herbal products produced in some regions of India have exhibited higher than normal heavy metal content due to the irregularities in India’s current environmental protection policies.

According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine website, “many Ayurvedic products are not screened or reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration” in the U.S and the equivalent in Australia.[3] Therefore, seek the opinion and advice of a qualified practitioner of naturopathy clinic such as A Natural Self that can guide you with the best decision-making.

So, when trying to improve the balance in your life, consider a natural therapies approach that incorporates the use of a range of approaches and herbs. It’s never too late to start.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayurveda

[2] Ibid

[3] http://fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm050798.htm