It is a New Age for Equine and Canine Therapy.
This new age is a rather exciting journey for those of you who are dog and horse enthusiasts.
This ancient holistic healing system (Ayurveda) was developed in India and can be applied to companion animals, as well, as humans. It’s considered by many to be the oldest healing system in human history. Ayurveda is truly holistic in that its goal is to help us achieve balance in our lives and the lives of our canine and equine companions also meant to create and sustain health and wellness. Ayurveda treats disease by supporting the body’s ability to resist illness by treating the disease directly.
Ayurveda, an ages-old therapy, focuses on each equine and canine as an individual.
This is the number one question I get asked, and answering it is particularly special to me. Helping horses and dogs “naturally” is the essence of “Ayurveda”. It is a practice that is gradually resurfacing as horse and dog loving people embrace the fundamental values of alternative medicine, treatments and training.
The fundamental goal of Ayurveda is to help each person discover a personal knowledge of wellness and longevity through physical, emotional and Spiritual balance. The term Ayurveda was derived from Sanskrit – Ayur means life or longevity and vedo means knowledge or wisdom.
There are three ‘doshas’ in Ayurveda medicine. The dosha refers to the three bio-energy centers -Vata, Pitta and Kapha. There are substantial differences between the Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas from physical characteristics, to their accompanying personalities. Each dosha represents a specific areas of the body and is governed by its own functional, structural and mental energy.
VATA: Governs all movement in the body such as respiration, circulation, excretion and voluntary action. When out of balance, the primary symptoms are painful muscles or nervous energy.
PITTA: Governs the activities of the endocrine organs and controls body heat, temperature regulation and all chemical reactions. Pitta is responsible for digestion, metabolism, hunger, sight, thirst, courage and mental activity.
KAPHA: Is responsible for keeping the body lubricated. It is essential for maintaining tissue and strength. It forms connective tissue and musculoskeletal tissue.
This is a very simple description of the Ayurvedic medical system. Hopefully this introduction will open your heart and mind to what is known as a renowned scientific, clinically proven, natural healthcare system.
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