Ayurveda has helped me heal my Depression
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I am filled with gratitude for the life-changing experience Zubinji has given me. He has helped me through a cathartic transformation for both my physical and emotional health. He's not only an excellent Ayurvedic Practitioner but an amazing counselor, therapist, and teacher too. He is kind, compassionate, extremely knowledgable, but most importantly he is straight forward, understanding, and honest, which I truly appreciate. His vast expertise in Ayurveda allows him to zone right into your problem, he is seriously a true healer!
From the initial phone conversation that we had, Zubinji was kind, patient & a great listener. I felt very comfortable and sent him an email explaining the details of my childhood trauma and the challenges that I face in adult life (to sum it up, I've been through the ringer. I grew up an undocumented immigrant in a bad neighborhood in an alcohol/drug-fueled home with a ton of domestic violence, I started working at the age of 8, I started raising my siblings at the age of 10, I was kicked out at the age of 16, I've been homeless, I've have had to endure stressful jobs due to my legal status, I have lost a few friends to suicide, etc). All this trauma literally tore my body down. At the age of 28, I lost mobility of my right arm- I was only able to move it 6" apart from my body. I sought help from various Drs and specialists. I had blood work done, CT scans, MRIs, nerve tests and everyone gave me a different response- some said I was just depressed and prescribed antidepressants, others gave a desultory diagnosis but no one found a solution. I tried yoga, acupuncture, I saw a chiropractor for months, saw massage therapists every 2 weeks, I saw physical therapists for almost 6 months on 2 separate occasions - but nothing worked. For 4 years I was in an extreme amount of pain, I was depressed, and felt utterly hopeless since no one was able to help.
I called around to get quotes and many 'spa' Ayurvedic centers in the LA area had exorbitant prices insisting I undertake a cleansing process called Panchakarma for 1000s of $. Zubinji's treatments, on the other hand, have been reasonable and affordable (please note, you really do have to go in for a consultation, Ayurveda is very different than Western medicine - Ayurveda treats the person, not the disease).
On my 1st visit, Zubinji gave me a clear Sanskrit diagnosis as well as a western one. He went on to explain why no one was able to pinpoint or help my issue. Within 3 weeks of following his recommendations & herbs, I felt a huge burden lift off my mind & heart. My pain had subsided significantly. I've been blown away by the depth of his explanations on food & nutrition, much of which would really surprise most! He is so engaged, the time he dedicates to you on each appointment makes you feel like you're his only client of the day. His treatments are intense- I've had 2 of his hot-oil body treatments; (Abiyanga) and Indian acupressure (Murma). They were like nothing I've experienced before - they have slowly unraveled deep layers of emotions I had only experienced w/ plant medicine from the Amazon.
Today, its barely been 3.5 months into Ayurveda & I feel like I've never felt in my life! My arm pain is almost completely gone, I have complete mobility, I feel well balanced emotionally, & I'm enthusiastic about life :)
I am still on my journey but I find myself taking charge without hopelessness or anxiety. I am at a much better place in my relationship with myself and with those around me. It seems surreal - such a transformation in such a short period of time but it is achievable if you are dedicated to the Ayurvedic path and you put the work in. I hope this review helps people with chronic emotional issues and a difficult past seek help and hope.
Ayurveda Doctor: Sukham Aayu