Ayurvedic Practitioner



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What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian healing process. It’s over 5000 years old and is the ‘sister science’ of Yoga. Ayurveda is a form of medicine that believes all humans are an integral part of nature.


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What is an Ayurvedic Practitioner?

An Ayurvedic Practitioner tries to harmonise the functioning of the body, mind and spirit of their patients.

They compounds made of herbs, oils, minerals and metals to mix into medicine to treat ailments and to reduce impurities in the body. These remedies and diets help the body detoxify, rejuvenate and fight disease.

What does an Ayurvedic Practitioner do?

  • meets with the patient to discuss problems
  • diagnoses problems
  • mixes compounds of herbs, minerals and oils
  • applies compounds
  • provides counselling on lifestyle, spirituality and meditation
  • uses techniques like yoga, aroma and sound therapies

Are you . . . ?

  • interested in alternative medicine?
  • interested in nature?
  • caring?
  • good with your hands?
  • observant?
  • patient and kind?
  • understanding?

How do I become an Ayurvedic Practitioner?

There are no structured college courses to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner.

The SASIM does offer courses now and again.

  • SASIM: South African Society of Integrative Medicines





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