Ayurvedic First Aid and Pain Management
Below is full lecture outline (Friday lectures are just an Introduction)
“Pain is a universal symptom from which many people desperately seek relief. Ayurveda views pain as the body’s method of prompting self-awareness, by communicating that something is wrong and needs attending to. It is the language of the body.”
“Everything is medicine but we should know how to use it.”
Vasant Lad, MASc
First aid therapy in Ayurveda is called sadyah phaladai chikitsa or “that which is instantly fruit-giving.” Whether it is a headache, backache, painful menstruation, bug bite, allergy, nosebleed or other non-emergency* situation, Ayurveda provides natural, safe, and effective alternatives to conventional medicines, with many remedies no farther than your kitchen!
In this weekend seminar with Vasant Lad BAM&S MASc, you will learn how simple household staples like cilantro, turmeric, ginger and honey along with herbal teas, essential oils, meditation and yoga can come to the rescue in times of discomfort and help restore your body to natural order – without side effects.
Your first aid and pain management skills will be further enhanced by learning about and practicing some basic marmani—vital energy points on the body—that can be used on one’s self and others to bring relief from headaches, abdominal pain and more.
*Although the information contained in this intensive is based on Ayurvedic principles practiced for thousands of years, it should not be taken or construed as standard medical diagnosis or treatment. For any medical condition, always consult with a qualified physician.