NATAURAL HEALING: Ayurveda and Natural Healing

Ayurveda is a system of holistic, natural medicine. It heals the whole person by bringing back to balance any imbalance that occurred in the body, mind, emotions or spirit.

When someone sees an Ayurvedic Doctor, he will take the pulse and determine what imbalances are in the body and what illnesses are being caused or are already present in the body. In this way you can know if you have a tendency to have this or that ailment even before it actually manifests as an illness in the body.  Sometimes someone may be complaining of pains somewhere in the body, but after going through many tests, the illness does not show up.

The Body Types are determined according to the 5 elements. Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth.  A combination of Ether and Air becomes Vata or Air, Fire and Water becomes Fire, and Water and Earth becomes Earth.

If you are Air predominant, you may learn very quickly, but also forget quickly. You walk and accomplish tasks quickly. You have a tendency to suffer from gas problems and constipation if you are imbalanced as the seat of Air is in the Intestines. You worry easily and have a tendency to speak too fast. To keep Air balanced, you need to sleep on time (at or about 10 pm) have a regular routine, not skip meals and enjoy fresh air and Nature, take a little rest in the afternoons about 10 to 15 minutes after lunch.

If you are predominant Fire, you have a sharp intellect, smooth oily skin, body is hot and you have a tendency to drink icy-cold water to try to cool down. This throws you off balance even more.  The sun may bother your head, eyes and skin. Stomach problems may bother you because the stomach is the seat of Fire. Digestion is strong.  You are time conscious and may be easily irritated, you find it very difficult to skip meals. To keep balanced especially in the hot tropics, drink mint teas, stay away from icy-cold water, drink cool or warm water or teas.

If you are predominant Earth, you move slowly, accomplish everything slowly in your own time. Normally good natured but if imbalanced, can hold a  grudge and hate. You  gather things including objects, clutter, but also water which causes water retention, etc in the body.  You are prone be overweight. You are normally very affectionate.

Ayurveda looks at illness as a process. If you have a boil, an imbalance somewhere in the body caused the boil. This is the symptom with all the pain it brings with it. That imbalance in the body may have been caused by something else. What is the cause? This is the main focus of Ayurveda. Once the cause is balanced, that is, working properly again, then the symptoms begin to dissipate.  According to how deeply affected the body is already, that Ayurvedic treatment would have to be repeated, but normally, once balance is coming back to the mind/body/spirit, one begins to feel better and health is restored.

Today we will look at:  Enlarged Prostate

Enlargement of the Prostate gland is normally an illness that affects older men. Now, in modern times, men experience it at a much younger age. The Ayurvedic Text which were written about 6000 years ago, describe Prostrate Enlargement as being of three types and what should be done to redress the problem.

“The Vata (Air) type is due to Air imbalance  and will result in symptoms of lower back pain, low energy and constipation.

The Pitta (Fire) type is caused by fire imbalance, and will result in symptoms of infection, swelling and fever, the urine will be dark yellow or red.

The  Kapha (Earth) type  is caused by Earth or Water imbalance and will result in symptoms of water retention and excess phlegm.

The most common symptom is the frequency with which the patient has to urinate, two or three times or more each night, as well as constantly during the day.


  • It may be difficult to stop urinating once the process has started.
  • The stream is narrower and less powerful than before.
  • There may be a tendency to dribble urine.
  • After urinating, one still has the feeling of incomplete evacuation.
  • Straining may cause some blood to appear in the urine.
  • As the condition progresses, it can become very painful.
  • Cystitis may develop and in time, the flow of urine may reduced to a few drops at a time or stop altogether, a condition known as retention.

There are several Ayurvedic herbs recommended for this ailment, but because of the different body types, it is good to have the guidance of an Ayurvedic Doctor (Vaidya). Also, the herbs are written in Sanscrit.

Ayurvedic medicines are natural and from 1980, Maharishi Ayurveda was established.

It is the first Ayurvedic Company to have been granted the International Certification in the form of ISO 9001 – 2000, HACCP, GMP, and cGMP Certifications.  There are very good Ayurvedic Supplements which will help to relieve this problems significantly.

The above illness can also be successfully treated through a combination of

1.   Panchakarma, (Ayurvedic 5 fold treatment, which includes Ayurvedic Massage according to the individual’s body type. The oils used are personalized to your specific body type; Shirodara, Oil treatment for the head; Swedana, Heat treatment according to body type; Basti, Cleansing of the Digestive Track, and Rasayana, Ayurvedic medicines and Supplements).  (All treatments in Ayurveda is done according to the individual’s body type, completely personalized.

2.   Sound Therapy, or  (MVVT), Maharishi Vedic Vibration Therapy,

3.                Light Therapy, Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems. These Maharishi Ayurvedic Clinics are world famous for their many success stories. or  There are a few practitioners of Gem Light Therapy in the Caribbean who can be invited to Dominica if there is a group of persons wishing to be treated.

All treatments are non-invasive and have no harmful side effects.  The intelligence of the body is enlivened and balance is restored. Treatments are done in collaboration with the patient’s physician, and in most cases the results begin to be felt instantly from the  first sessions.

We also offer Vedic Rejuvenation Packages for persons who are well and are just looking for well-being, reversal of the aging process, and greater happiness, more energy, creativity, productivity, etc.

If you need assistance in finding an Ayurvedic Doctor, do contact Dr. Lucia John and you will be given the  necessary guidance on how and where to find one.  If you contact me, you may be able to take MVVT right here in Dominica.

Please contact Dr. Lucia John (Ph.D)

 9 Eden’s Lane, Goodwill

 1 767 316 9765  or  1 767 614 0903

Email: [email protected] [email protected]    [email protected]  

P.S. Ayurvedic treatments  are very successful with many other ailments for which there is no cure yet in  modern medicine.

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  1. November 21, 2019

    Thank you so much for the amazing article. Ayurveda medicine is more than a medicine.

  2. black beauty
    September 26, 2012

    I am one of those who have been blest to see an Ayurvedic Doctor and to tell u the truth he told me things about my body I never knew! Dr Lucia John is a blessing to us and we should at least try some of the healing methods she has given us. Trust me,you will love it! Thank you ever so much Miss John. :)

    • Dr. Lucia John
      December 23, 2013

      New contact information for Dr. Lucia John
      Tel. 1 767 316 9765 1 767 614 0903 or email [email protected] you can have a complete Ayurvedic Treatment at 9 Eden’s Lane, Goodwill. Do call for an appointment, as all massage oils are personalized according to your unique body type.

  3. September 25, 2012

    Ayurveda is great due to its concept like we are from nature or our body is natural , so treatment process should be also natural to function the body properly. And especially love the part of Panchakarma. Its really a great techniques by ancient Aacharyas.

  4. Roddy Rolle
    September 24, 2012

    This article is so enlightening. Thank you so much Dr John

  5. anonymous
    September 24, 2012

    I am air and fire predominant and a little bit of earth :-D

  6. mouth of the south
    September 24, 2012

    we need a facebook group or your profile link to add you

  7. shwaniyah
    September 24, 2012

    Amazing. I’m not even sick and I’m interested maybe for a detox or something.

    Our mind heals us yes but we need doctors to tell us how.

  8. September 23, 2012

    Now, this is what I call ‘the best way to go’. I believe in Ayurveda treatments. I practice Oil Pulling and it is wonderful.

    • Naturalist
      September 23, 2012

      I have never heard of Oil pulling, can you please tell me what exactly it entails??

  9. Up Town
    September 22, 2012

    Well, seeing is believing. After all these years, I did not think that this pain could ever leave me. I feel much more comfortable now. Even if the pain does not go away fully, at least it is bearable, and I am very grateful for that. I will see tonight how many times I wake up.
    God bless you.

  10. September 22, 2012

    “In most cases the results begin to be felt instantly from the first session”–news article

    I still see how all of these kinds of healing process has to do with the state of the person’s mind. That state of mind is the state which is way into its renewal process–becoming established with the things of “Truth”, which are the Ways of the Living God, who is Love. And Love is the Primary Anointing (medicine) for both, the spiritual and physical body.

    “By His stripes we are healed” Says the Prophet Isaiah, in his prophecy of Jesus Christ–the Man who suffered and died, so that mankind might live.

    That is how I understand how the mind works to conduct Life, which is of the Spirit, for God is Spirit, Life in us when we are connected to Holy Spirit, who begins to direct the mind, to conduct Life in the body, from conscience.

    It is a fact that the nervous system is the centeral control of physical locomotion and biological effects of the body, but without the mind in its renewal process that body remains in its mortal state, wilting away into its orignal form of dust.

    It is “Life” which takes control of the human body, hence the perfect state, where there is no conflicts or imbalances–the conflicts or imbalances, which comes with all sorts of stress, anxiety, worries, fleshly fear; hence sickness and disease; those conditions are the reasons the body wilts away into eternal darkness and death.

    Dr. John my understanding is confirmed in your quote above. I will re-quote: “In most cases, the result begin to be felt instantly from the first session” Why is that so?

    It is because that person believed, and kept the hope that he can be healed from his prostate condition through the treatment of “Ayurveda”. That message entered his mind, and so the mind goes into process to accept every word or action of this “Ayurveda” treatment.

    In other words, in the mind of the person with the prostate condition, about to receive that special treatment, there is no doubt, there is no question, there is no argument, and of course there is no thought of the cost of treatment–it would have to be much cheaper I am sure. LOl!

    All of those thoughts in the first place, would block the ability of the mind to accept the process of healing, for sure. For every thought in our minds is either of the two–the thought for Life or the thought for death.

    So here we go with that person with the prostate condition. Everything is already balanced. That patients mind has prepared his body to accept the treatment of healing and the healer is confident of his ability–that ability likewise, is the gift of God to that person, and he or she does the work with humility. No wonder that positive result is instantly felt at the first session.

    However it would not be so effective if the mind of the sick person is not in harmony with the treatment he is about to receive. Hence the mind has to be in control of the perfect balance–the balance which is of the Spirit– in order to bring this balance to the physical body, that it might remain in a perfect state or condition.

    I truly believe that God is in control, guiding mankind to do His work in and through them–no matter what the profession of Life, which is of the Spirit–I need to stress on that fact of Life in the Spirit, because of the feeding of human senses to the mind, when in its carnal state or condition.

    The reason we fail and cause the lesser advantaged to fail as well, is because we do not give God the honors and the merits which rightfully belong to Him, they are not ours, as He is the Living God among us. The attitude of exalting ourselves instead of God, defiles His work in and through us. That is the reason for all the failures of this world.

    “It is the Spirit who gives Life; the flesh profits nothing! The words which I speak are Spirit and they are Life”. Says the Man, Jesus Christ, after He had commanded the people to: Eat My flesh and drink My blood that you might have Life in you. Read John, Chapter 6

    There is no better “medicine or treatment” than the Spiritual Blood of Jesus Christ. This blood is of His perfect Body–He declared that Body of His to be the Bread of Life for mankind–there is no bacterial infection, which will affect the body who eats the Bread of Life.

    So then, Jesus’ Body is the perfection of Love–the Life in Him that is the Light of the soul of “mankind”, who will accept Him as their “Lord and Savior” With a Spirit filled conscience and a soul that is awakened the physical body is bound to enter the healing process until this body is perfect in Life–that is my hope for my own body. To God be the glory!

  11. Anonymouse
    September 22, 2012

    Ayurvedc medicin is one of the 9 wonders of the world. I am heartened to know the discipline is practiced and/or made available in Dominica.

    September 22, 2012

    I am extremely grateful that DNO is continuing to carry Dr. John’s articles. They are a light in a dark world. Thank you so much Dr. John.

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