5 root causes of disease

December 7, 2011

 A few years ago I had the opportunity to attend an Ayurveda retreat put on by Floracoepia called “In Search of the Medicine Buddha”.  One of the speakers was a Tibetan doctor.  She explained that from the understanding of Tibetan medicine, there are five root causes of disease.    They are:

*nutrition root~overfed, undernourished

*environmental toxicity

*socio-economic stress~life combined with $money worries

*spiritual disconnection with nature

*iatrogenic~improper diagnosis by doctors and improper combination of drugs

She emphasized the importance of having a garden and how it can cure it all.   Not only can you grow your own food, but also medicines.  If you can’t have a garden, in what ways can you grow towards living in a fashion that supports more sustainable ways?  Can you examine your life to eliminate or bring balance to these root issues?   

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