It’s terribly difficult to find good health in today’s sick society and so many are suffering with multiple imbalances after years of poor living in body, heart and mind. While anxiety, depression and addiction may also be born from chemical imbalances in the brain, for a much larger population it is a reflection of the current set of public values and practices that we are largely conditioned into. Ayurveda provides effective and systematic protocols for rebalancing our constitutions, and provides an excellent base for deep, psycho-spiritual healing. We begin with dinacarya (a daily routine) of good lifestyle habits that can be easily integrated into a person’s busy life that includes things like exercise, good diet, sleep hygiene, meditation, and other ayurvedic rituals. Then as the physical constitution starts to strengthen we delve into the mind and emotions with talk therapy and psycho-spiritual practices to heal the heart/mind. While it’s never easy to face the tough stuff, the relief that we feel as we start to grow is immeasurable - this can often give us the determination that we need to succeed as our paths of healing are never linear and ultimately require a strong commitment to change, and the conviction that life can (and should) be better. My best advice to you is to find a group of people who can support your wish to heal, including 2 or 3 professionals with an Ayurvedic or Chinese medicine background who understand how to assist you in rebalancing your deepest layers. I'm always happy to give referrals in the NYC and Bay Areas.