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Organic Apoteke: Traditional Chinese Medicine vs Traditional Indian Medicine

Posted by Kyriakos Paschalidis on

Ayurveda, Siddha and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are the most ancient yet living traditions. And they have much in common.

  • They focus on the patient rather than disease.
  • They aim to promote health and enhance the quality of life.
  • They have philosophies geared towards enabling classification of individuals as opposed to diseases.

 TCM considers water, earth, metal, wood and fire are the five elements of the material world. Movement of these elements gives rise to yin and yang, the dual forces that need to be harmonised. Consistent with the modern view of homeostasis, yin and yang need to be interchangeable to maintain balance in the material world.

Ayurveda and Siddha, too believes that the universe is made up of five elements. These are ether, air, fire, water and earth. The five elements exist in both organic and inorganic things. In biological system, such as humans, these elements are coded into three forces, which govern all life processes. These three forces (kapha, pitta and vata) are known as the three doshas.

Each of the doshas is composed of one or two elements.

  • Vata dosha has the mobility and quickness of space and air;
  • Pitta dosha the metabolic qualities of fire;
  • Kapha dosha the stability and solidity of water and earth.

These doshs’s regulate every physiological and psychological process in the living organism.

A harmonious state of the three doshas creates balance and health; an imbalance, which might be an excess or deficiency, manifests as a sign or symptom of disease.

Borrowing from these ancient traditions and specifically the practice of Kaya Kalpa– we have create a program that we call the Lean Jan Detox Plan. This program is designed to firstly understand your physiological constitution. Based on this understanding lifestyle and diet plans are provided.

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