Natural Plant and Food Medicine +
Traditional Tibetan Medicine
It’s easier to stay healthy, than to get sick and recover!
Nature provides us with everything we need to enjoy full, healthy lives.
A healthy lifestyle is the simplest and most important form of preventative medicine.
We use plants and food as the primary source of medicine, always tailored to your individual needs. Our natural therapies are based on the principles of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.
Plant and Food Medicine
Your Work, Your Life, Your Health
We often ignore the effect our work/jobs can have on our health. We rationalise that there’s “nothing we can do about it”. Most of us spend at least half of our waking hours at our jobs, and repeated exposure to potentially toxic environments can have a lasting effect on our physical and mental health. However, there are simple ways we can manage the risk.
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Amy was born in Kenya, where she spent the first half of her life. Her adult life has been spent in her adopted country, Australia. She has a special affinity for her blended life, and it has informed her passion for health and her approach to natural therapies.
Traditional Tibetan Medicine
Traditional Tibetan Medicine teaches that a disease or an imbalance in your body always has a cause, and that optimal health results when your body, energy and mind are in balance.
Traditional Tibetan Medicine is a holistic system. This means that it addresses every person as a complete and integrated individual: body, mind and spirit. This covers your internal environment, as well as your unique interaction with the external world.
Sowa Rigpa is the Tibetan name for this entire system of medicine. It has its earliest origins about eighteen thousand years ago. Sowa Rigpa is usually translated as “healing science”, or “healing wisdom”, but the words can also be translated as “nourishment of awareness”.
So, we can understand Traditional Tibetan Medicine as the science of healing combined with a profound emphasis on a balance of mind.
- Traditional Tibetan Medicine is a vast and rich system of health optimisation. It combines techniques for diagnosis with a wide range of natural treatments and principles for diet and lifestyle.
- It uses over 250 medicines, most of which are made up of between 3 and 150 medicinal herbs and minerals.
- We interpret these principles individually for each person, to create harmony in your body and mind, so they encapsulate your work, your personal lifestyle and your value as an individual.
- Most importantly, Traditional Tibetan Medicine sees you, and treats you, as a whole person, not just a body.
Traditional Tibetan Medicine teaches that a deep connection with nature helps to balance our lives on every level: physical, mental/emotional, energetic and spiritual.
- “Tendrel” describes the Buddhist philosophy of the interconnection and the interdependence of all things. Another way of explaining this concept is “Unity in Duality”. This describes the interrelated nature of existence.
- When we live by this principle, we are better able to create inner and outer harmony, both of which contribute to general health.
There are many channels of energy that run through your body. When these are out of balance, your health can suffer. TTM has powerful ways of assessing these to determine how best to restore balance.
The process of diagnosis in TTM is very personal. It consists of:
- Observation (your visible symptoms);
- Palpation, touching (e.g., pulse analysis);
- Conversation and questioning (a discovery process to learn more about your lifestyle, diet and feelings).
An illness can have many causes and conditions, because an individual has a unique combination of characteristics. This means that the treatment should be based on the unique combination of causes, not on a ‘catch-all’ formula designed to treat a theoretical ‘average’ of the disease.
- Customised medicine is essential to treat the root cause of any illness.
- The main aim of TTM is to restore balance to every aspect of your life.
- Digestion and gut health are closely related to your mental as well as physical health, so we develop your own personal food pyramid that’s right for your body.
- Good nutrition is based on eating foods that are as close as possible to their natural state.
- Tibetan medicine formulas will be prescribed where necessary.