Alternative Healthcare: Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a traditional Indian healthcare system that was developed by the seers and has been practiced for over 5,000 years. In Sanskrit it means “science of life” or “practices of longevity”.

It is a system that emphasizes the prevention of disease and the rejuvenation of our body system. Using intervention techniques and natural therapies Ayurveda seeks to harmonize the mind and body. Practitioners use Ayurvedic herbal preparations along with other therapies to treat their patients.
www.ayurvedahc.com - is a very comprehensive site complete with childcare information, recent news items, recipes and blogs –the site can be translated into several different languages as well
www.ayurvedic.org - has a wealth of information and products
www.everydayayurveda.org - tips on incorporating Ayurvedic principles and a book review page

*Alternative Healthcare refers to a diverse range of healing practices (some have been around for thousands of years!), which we currently view as “alternatives” to the Allopathic method we have become accustomed to. Many of us have dabbled in these so-called alternatives with encouraging results and some of us rely on Homeopathy, Reflexology and other natural options as our primary defense against disease and discomfort.

At Nonchalant Mom we believe that parents, working with the support of their trusted doctors and healthcare practitioners are the best advocates for their child’s optimum health. If you are curious or feel instinctively drawn to a particular method then arm yourself with information! To jump-start your investigation we have provided you with some basic definitions and a wealth of informative websites.