How can I become an Ayurvedic practitioner?
An Ayurvedic practitioner in Canada requires a minimum of 1,500 hours of training. There is only one educational center in Canada that offers this level of training, the Centre for Ayurveda & Indian Systems of Healing in Toronto. (www.caishayurveda.org)
An Ayurvedic doctor’s qualification is only recognized in India, and those doctors migrating to Canada hold a Canadian designation, Doctorate of Natural Medicine or DNM, to be able to practice as full-fledged Ayurvedic practitioners under the scope of natural medicine.
What are the benefits of Panchakarma?
Panchkarma has specific and important principles that are essential in the treatment of dis-ease.
Ayurvedic practitioners apply these principles in general cleansing protocols
The primary principles are:
- Cleansing must not be recommended to a person with low vitality.
- Certain times of the year, such as spring or late fall, are suitable times of the year for cleansing.
- Pre- and post-cleanse care with diet, exercise, and certain herbs are required.
- Deep cleansing is a yearly protocol and is discouraged from being done often.
What is the cost of Panchakarma treatment?
At this time, when patients/clients request it, referrals are made to the best Panchkarma centers in India.
What is Shirodhara treatment in Ayurveda?
“Shiro” means “head” and “Dhara” means “to pour.” Shirodhara is a rejuvenating therapy practiced in Ayurvedic medicine for the general purpose of deep relaxation. It is often called “the lazy meditation” as the technique of pouring warm oil on the third eye chakra aligns the brain/nervous system co-ordination, thus improving memory, concentration, disturbed thoughts, and actions.