How Ancient Medicine Practices are Coming Back
Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine were two of the biggest wellness trends and practices last year.
If you know about the wellness world, you have definitely heard of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, or holistic approaches. If not, we’ll break it all down for you and maybe you will find it the right way to approach wellness. These have been healing practices used in the Eastern world for over 5000 years and they have now become pillars of wellness in the Western world. With the strong focus on the health and wellness industry for the past few years, although we’re trying to find new and innovative ways to look after our health, it’s important to take a step back and look at how things were done before.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian practice. It is a holistic and personal way of approaching all aspects for wellness - your gut health, your skin, your diet. Everyone is different and although it may seem like we all deal with the same issue, depending on the person, there is a different way to approach it.
Although it is often referred to as a medicine, Ayurveda is more a lifestyle or a different approach to wellness that involves your eating habits but also everyday practices like meditation and breathing exercises.
In an era where we celebrate individuality and the fact that everyone is unique, that also applies to health and wellness. Although we’re all similar, there are ways of taking care of ourselves that work for some people and not others. There are alternative ways that work more for some people than others.
What are Adaptogens?
Using adaptogens is one of the most popular ways to incorporate Ayurvedic remedies into an everyday wellness routine. Adaptogens essentially help regulate your stress levels, by adapting to your body and your own needs. They can be herbs, mushrooms, botanicals… active plant based ingredients. How do they work? You might be wondering, because it sounds like a magic ingredient. But with adaptogens, the key is to take them everyday regularly.
Ayurvedic practices are a healthy and regular way to keep your body and mind healthy and balanced...which can have a great impact on your immune system. With such balance, your body and mind will be more relaxed and it will be much easier to go to sleep. It’s during those hours of rest that your body really restores and strengthens itself.
Ayurveda can be applied to every area of your health and wellness, the way you practice it can affect your skin, your gut health, your stress levels, your sleep… Which are all part of our pillars of health.
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Some of our brands are completely in line with this Indian practice
Wunder Workshop is completely based on the use of herbs and natural active ingredients like adaptogens and turmeric to create efficient products.
Innermost have a range of nootropic products that all serve different purposes: relax, focus, tone, recover… For all of these products, the London-based wellness and supplement brand uses adaptogens as their active ingredients. The formulations are all clean and vegan, the type of product where you are able to read what the label says.
Ayurveda is not just about taking the right supplements but it’s also about other wellness practices that will benefit your body as well. If you like to use a Jade roller or a Gua Sha for at-home facials, you probably don’t know it but that is an Ayurvedic practice. When using these face tools, you are stimulating the blood circulation in your face and working those muscles.
Another practice would be scraping your tongue, Jasmine Hemsley created this copper Tongue Tingler for that purpose. Your dental and oral health can very much affect your gut health.