hormones & spirits
hormones & spirits
NEW! Advanced Introduction to Beginning Ayurveda online course, co-taught by Dr. Claudia Welch & Dr. Robert Svoboda. With 50+ hours of video, handouts & end of lesson quizzes, you can learn at home on your own schedule.
Welcome. Whether you are a student of, or a seasoned practitioner of Ayurveda, Chinese or Western medicine – or the pursuit of health in general – you’ll find resources here to help you or your patients make positive, healthy life choices. Your choices will support healthy bodies, hormones, and spirits – wherever you may be, in whatever stage of life or wellness you find yourself.
What is Eastern medicine?
You can read more about it in these pages but—in short—it’s a little bit of everything. It includes TCM and Ayurveda.
You may have heard of TCM—which includes acupuncture, moxa (heat therapy) and herbal remedies. You may not have heard of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is to India what TCM is to China. It is a complete medical system including anatomy, physiology, pathology and treatment principles and means, “the science of life.” And life itself is a little bit of everything–diet, emotions, obligations, exercise, relationships, spiritual pursuits, daily routines.
Eastern medicine helps us understand how what we do, think, feel, eat, buy and expose ourselves to, affects our bodies, minds, spirits, and relationships. From there, we can alter things to improve our lives.
Why improve our lives? Isn’t that self-indulgent?
On one hand, we can agree with Humphrey Bogart, in Casablanca, when he says it doesn’t take much to see that our personal problems don’t “amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.”
On the other hand, one of my teachers wrote, “Wanted: Reformers: not of others, but of ourselves.” It turns out, what’s good for us generally benefits the greater good. When we are healthy, it has a positive impact on our families, communities and the planet.
So. Whether you are looking to improve your health, help your patients improve theirs, on a serious quest, or just looking to settle in for a good browse, the categories below can lead you to resources that may help you on the next part of your path…
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Students new to Ayurveda, wanting to embark on a journey into its depths, insights and mysteries
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"I really enjoyed all the sessions with Claudia. She has an amazing gift of teaching, she makes the most complicated subjects appear relatively easy! I have learned so much from this mentorship, especially the concept of women's health and hormones. I look forward to doing another mentorship with Claudia in the future."
"I’ve taken so many courses, and read so many books, that promised to change my life. Healthier Hormones really did. Thanks to Dr. Claudia, Cate, the group energy, and all that valuable information (some of which I’ve never seen anywhere else), I’m experiencing a new ability to shape my life in a way that makes me stronger."
"Knowledgable and articulate speaker, with a broad, critical, yet caring approach to the subject. She seemed wary of dogmas of any kind, both orthodox and alternative. Relatively unique and meaningful to see an analysis of 'comparative truths' from diverse paradigms of human health across chinese, western and ayurvedic traditions."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the Weekend with Dr. Claudia Welch. Her knowledge and passion was inspiring! All Women should take the time to understand about how their Hormones work and how to manage them. Dr. Welch’s delivery was easy to understand and apply to daily life. Please return to Sydney soon!"
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