Ayurveda for animals

The origin of Ayurveda

Ayurveda in the veterinary context

Ayurveda for animals is based on centuries of experience from ancient India. Ayurveda means translated "knowledge of life". Ayurveda is the ethnoveterinary medical system of India and can be summarized in the veterinary context as a teaching for a healthy, happy and long life for animals. It is not a medicine based solely on the administration of remedies, but rather a way of life that maintains health and promotes mental and physical strength, these principles can be wonderfully applied to the keeping and feeding of animals.

How did Ayurveda come into being?

The Ayurveda medicine has become known here in the West mainly in the human medicine. However, Ayurveda is traditionally used in its original length also with animals and that with high treatment success. According to Indian experience and traditions, Ayurveda can be applied to animals according to the same basic principles as to humans and is an essential part of traditional veterinary medicine in India. Ayurveda had a high value in agriculture and animal husbandry. The wealth of experience here was mainly based on observation: animals showed the ancient Ayurvedic village healers which medicinal plants they chose to help themselves. Animals have added so much to Ayurvedic medicine.

What does Ayurvedic veterinary medicine involve?

Ayurveda offers multiple preventive as well as therapeutic measures to promote health and longevity of our beloved animals. It is characterized by its holistic and individualized approach to therapy with constitutionally appropriate diet and daily routine, feed supplements, manual therapy and elimination procedures.

Ayurveda horse Theresa Rosenberg

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How can you use the knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine, which has been acquired over centuries, for the health of animals?

With the offers of the European Academy for Ayurveda you will also find your suitable training or your suitable seminar - whether forbeginners or for advanced learners.

Learn how to meet the needs of dogs, cats and horses through constitutionally appropriate nutrition and husbandry.

Ayurveda for animals - feeding and keeping according to type

This seminar offers you an introduction to the optimal keeping and feedingof four-legged friends from an Ayurvedic point of view.

Ayurveda animal health coach

The training consists of a self-study course and a practical seminarto bring you closer to Ayurveda knowledge about animals.

Ayurvedic Animal Therapist

This training offers you a combination of counselling and manual therapy, which allows you to lend a hand to the animal yourself.

How does Ayurveda work for animals?

Ayurvedic dog Theresa Rosenberg

Self-healing powers in Ayurveda medicine

The basic principle of Ayurvedic medicine is based on striving for a healthy balance of all the properties (doshas) that are manifested in the animal's body and that can be changed by external influences. For each organ and each functional circuit, for each individual, a specific ratio of the elemental forces is sought in order to maintain health and heal illness.

In Ayurveda, an illness is understood as an expression of a functional or structural disorder. Preservation and promotion of health (preventive) as well as the treatment of diseases (therapy) are the focus of the entire Ayurvedic healing system. At the same time, or precisely because of this, the aim is to strengthen the animal's digestion and eliminate toxins. These measures could support the animal in activating its self-healing powers and compensating for excess properties.

Agni - digestive fire as a key

Agni, the digestive fire, also plays a special role. It is the flywheel for the body's own energy and is important for our self-healing power. The food that our animal eats, weather influences such as cold, wind, sun and rain, psychological stimuli and stress and much more influence our Agni in its power. To put it simply: If our Agni gets mixed up, it is no longer possible for the Agni to balance the Dosha. The transport channels (Srotas) become clogged and intermediate metabolic products are formed, which are deposited in the body. All in all, these components weaken animal health.

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