In my journey to learn more about overall health and well being through the use of shilajit, I have come across Ayurvedic medicine over and over again. Through my years of research, I’ve learned much about the benefits of this style of healing. Today, I’d like to share some of my knowledge for those researching alternative health practices, including the use of shilajit.

What is Ayurvedic Medicine?

Ayurvedic Medicine and Shilajit

Ayurvedic medicine was developed in India and has been in use for thousands of years. It is built around the idea that health is dependent on a good balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The biggest difference between Ayurvedic medicine and western medicine is the way they fight disease: Ayurvedic traditions work to promote overall good health in order to ward off disease, while western medicine focuses on attacking and ridding the body of disease. Ayurvedic medicine is considered to be an alternative medicine in the United States.

How Shilajit Fits Into Ayurvedic Medicine

I’ll discuss this further in other blog posts, but Ayurvedic medicine is based around the concept that each person is composed of five different elements, and each of these elements is grouped into one of three classifications. A person’s body chemistry falls into one of these three classifications, and can be managed by balancing diet and habits. Finding balance is the predominate concept of Ayurvedic medicine – balance between the mind, body, and spirit within the universe. Shilajit has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to treat a variety of problems, including diabetes, purifying the blood, rejuvenating the body, preventing agin, energy production, and spiritual enlightenment by opening blocked chakras.

Balancing the Universe with Shilajit

In my studies, I have found many interesting insights in to Ayurvedic medicine. There are some facets of the traditions that fascinate – obviously shilajit is one of them. Next week, I’ll delve deeper into the basics of Ayurvedic medicine to further enlighten you on how shilajit is used to treat and prevent countless diseases.