Managing Autoimmune Conditions using Naturopathic & Ayurvedic Principles online
Autoimmune disease is defined as an immune reaction against one’s own tissues . A robust immune system needs to fight foreign invaders but not harm ourselves in the process. We now know more than ever about autoimmune disease and all the contributing factors. A Naturopath /Ayurvedic Praticioner, can take the time to identify all the factors and help you deal with your condition from a wholistic perspective.
Conventional medicine generally addresses autoimmune disease in an effective, yet limited way. Drugs tend to focus on one aspect of this whole process, whereas, autoimmune disease must be viewed as a multi-factorial condition.
Causes may include stress, hidden infections, food allergies or sensitivities, toxic exposure, genetic predisposition, nutrient deficiencies, and leaky gut. Immune dysregulation leads to inflammation and tissue damage which sustains the disease.
It’s said about 10% of the population suffers from autoimmune disease, but 78% of those are women.
With an underlying auto immune condition, i managed to keep it mild and inflammatory free, thanks to my certified Naturopathic/Ayurvedic knowledge which i applied to myself.
It included a personalised dietary, herbal, physical & emotional plan, followed by regularity and afcourse a lot of discipline...
I moved from generalised incapacitating joint pain that obliged me to be dismissed from my job to....become a Certified Yoga Teacher and actually teach Yoga!
And THIS, i want to share with you!
As a Praticioner of both Naturopathy and Ayurveda, i use the two approaches in a very complementary process easily adapted to our western lifestyle.As a praticioner of the two phylosophies, i found Naturopathy too vague when compared to the very specific Ayurveda, and this last one, too much “Indian” to our western body culture and DNA.For example, westerns are not used to spices and therefore should not force the body into them, just because “they “say is “healthy”!The same goes for “fasting” and on and on...
The objective of the first consultation is first to determine the natal constitution and then, the state of imbalance, in order to find the causes.
The practitioner in Ayurveda/Naturopathy is a true Health Educator whose objective is not to relieve symptoms but especially to identify the reasons that led to the imbalances, in order to correct them to act durably and deeply on the harmony and balance of the body.
The interview will be conducted according to a protocol that includes observation,investigation or interrogation. Your practitioner will ask you about your lifestyle habits, the state of your digestion and elimination (stool, urine, sweat), your diet, your sleep, your mental and emotional functioning, your medical history, your personal and family history, your living environment, your habits, etc.
We will establish a totally personalized program to rectify your imbalances and we will decide together on a program implementing different changes based on naturopathic/ayurvedic techniques, aiming to reduce inflammation in your body and help to manage those auto-immune flares and the condition itself.This will include a personalised dietary plan that might also include relaxation, hydrology, phytology and aromatology tips/suggestions.
We will also determine some rules of hygiene of life (rhythms, schedules, activities), some body treatments and massages, the use of spices and food supplements and physical exercises and any other method that seems appropriate to you patient and to your specific situation.
The complete assessment helps you better understand your daily functioning and metabolism, and gives you the keys to remedy the ailments that disturb your natural balance.
A first follow-up appointment is usually required within 2 to 6 weeks, depending on the case.