“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” ~ Hippocrates
Dr. Molin’s Pathway to Ayurveda
Dr. Nina Molin began studying Ayurveda while a resident in Internal Medicine in the early 1990’s. When her own health became compromised with what she calls “The Western Triad” of “insomnia, continual fatigue and reflux,” she continued to integrate Ayurveda in more depth as a way to heal herself. Ultimately, she saw Ayurveda as a practice with many possibilities for helping her patients bring joy and peace into their own physiology, no matter what their health challenges may be.
In 2002, she read The Path of Practice by Maya Tiwari, founder of the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda and has been practicing and teaching Wise Earth Ayurveda®, ever since. In December 2008, the prestigious Wise Earth Sadhaka-Adept Award was bestowed upon Dr. Molin for excellent performance in disseminating Wise Earth Ayurveda® education and services in her community. Dr. Molin received the Vagbhata Award for Excellence in Ayurveda Teaching from the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America.
Ayurveda (Ayu-“life”, Veda-“knowledge”) means the “knowledge” or “science of life.” Ayurveda is thought to be the oldest healing science in existence with its origin dating back close to 10,000 years inspired by the Vedas. Ayurvedic Medicine provides a holistic model for diagnosis, prevention, treatment and enhancing health and vitality that supports the total health of each person and the community. Dr. Molin can integrate an Ayurvedic diagnosis with an allopathic one to create recommendations for your treatment.
Wise Earth Ayurveda®
Established in 1981, The Wise Earth School of Ayurveda is a unique and pioneering school of Ayurveda founded by Maya Tiwari. The school is a non-profit organization whose curriculum is recognized and approved by The National Ayurveda Medical Association. Through Wise Earth Ayurveda’s focus on Inner Medicine® education and Sadhana Practices, we learn that reclaiming our connection to Nature’s rhythms, cultivating inner awareness and living a life of Ahimsa (non-harming) are the keys to individual and communal health and peace.
Wise Earth education teaches us that through “Sadhana”, (daily practices that we live every day, each month or each season, in accordance with Nature’s rhythms), we learn to “mine our own extraordinary resource of Inner Medicine® while preserving harmony and world peace.” We learn the Sadhana tradition to integrate nature’s interrelated Nourishers and Healers into our physiology for maintaining and regaining balance in body, mind and spirit. These Nourishers are Food, Breath and Sound (annavidya, pranavidya, and manitravidya).
Ayurveda and Your Constitution
According to Ayurveda, the basis of symptoms and illness lies in the disconnection of body and mind with consciousness and the natural rhythms of the day and seasons and our lives. When our whole self (body, mind and spirit) are integrated and we follow nature’s inherent rhythms, balance and health ensue. This ancient medical system looks at the psychological, spiritual and physical aspects of symptoms and diseases to uncover their root causes, address one’s unique individual needs for a healthy immune system, support healthy aging and disease prevention, enhance overall vitality, and generate self healing, so we can live well, joyful, conscious and purposeful lives.
There are three fundamental psycho-physiologic-energetic forces in Ayurveda (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) called doshas that regulate all aspects of our health and Nature. Our constitution, our metabolic type, our physiology, are influenced by these doshas and imbalances in these dosha can lead to disruption of our normal body/mind/energy mechanisms, resulting in symptoms and disease. Balance of the doshas supports optimum health.
Through obtaining a history, physical and pulse diagnosis, you can learn your underlying constitution and imbalances, as they relate to your doshas. Dr. Nina Molin® can integrate an Ayurvedic diagnosis with an allopathic one to create recommendations for your treatment. By recommending lifestyle changes, diet, exercise, Sadhana, (daily practices that we do in accordance with Nature’s rhythms), and herbs, Ayurveda can support treatment of chronic diseases such as hypertension, hormone and immune imbalances, hypercholesterolemia, stress, obesity, gastrointestinal disturbances, mood disorders, skin conditions, and sleep disturbances, as well as help prevent diseases and enhance health and joy.
You can learn more about your unique constitution and underlying imbalances in consultation with Dr. Molin. To schedule an appointment, please contact us.