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Shannon Bourke, DNM®, has been trained in specialised Ayurvedic procedures and is a certified Practitioner of Natural Medicine®, Ayurveda, Siddha and Mayan Medicine.

MarmaVed Inc. invites you to discover the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda: Marma Therapy, Dermatology, Aromatherapy, and Transdermal System. 
MarmaVed Inc. - connecting heart, mind and soul! Shannon Bourke, DNM®, has been trained in specialised Ayurvedic procedures including Marma Therapy and Marma Facelift techniques. Shannon Bourke is the President of MarmaVed and looks forward to helping you attain better health.

Call Shannon Bourke, DNM® at 519-869-8544 for more information about personal health consultations.


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The original science of health is as old as the human race. It's called Ayurveda, which is Sanskrit for "science of life." The written records of this complete system of natural health care are about 5,000 years old. From age to age, sages and physicians have rediscovered this timeless health wisdom.

In 1980, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of the Transcendental Meditation program, began working with three of India's top Ayurvedic experts, Dr. V.M. Dwivedi, Dr. B.D. Triguna and Dr. Balaraj Maharishi. They revived this comprehensive ancient knowledge of health and called it Maharishi Ayurveda. They formed a medical council that re-created our authentic herbal formulas derived precisely from the Ayurvedic texts. They also established an international network of doctors, clinics and schools that are dedicated to eliminating disease and offering perfect health to the people of every nation.

restoring balance...

Maharishi Ayurveda does not treat or diagnose disease. Maharishi Ayurveda examines and restores wholeness of life, mind body and consciousness, from the Maharishi Ayurvedic point of view. Maharishi Ayurveda restores balance by enlivening the body's own inner healing intelligence -- its natural tendency to recover and maintain a profound state of health. Maharishi Ayurveda accomplishes this by applying a wide variety of time-tested approaches, including specific practices, herbal formulations, adjustments to routine and dietary recommendations.

When your body is out of balance, it's like a guitar out of tune. Maharishi Ayurveda uses a number of time-tested tools to re-tune the mind and body, which collectively act as a tuning fork, bringing specific aspects of the mind-body system back into balance and eliminating the problem at its source. The list includes the practice of Transcendental Meditation, dietary adjustments, foods, herbs, spices, sounds, specific physical activities and carefully selected exercise routines, architecture, aromas, purification treatments, breathing therapies and advanced techniques of meditation.

The Ayurvedic herbs I recommend are prepared with painstaking precision in the traditional Ayurvedic way. This method emphasizes using the whole herb instead of the active ingredient. This improves assimilation, creates holistic balance and prevents negative side effects. Ayurveda calls this feature sanyog — the science of combining to create results far greater than the benefits of each herb in isolation. In this way, every herb has a specific function, but all working in harmony. The balancing herbs are crucial because they cancel any side effects that could result from taking single herbs in isolation over the long term. The herbs are formulated with traditional methods under the highest modern standards of quality control.

A large body of scientific research underscores the power and effectiveness of this approach to health and wellness. I look forward to talking to you and invite you to enjoy the benefits of this ancient comprehensive system of natural medicine.

Wishing you perfect health - Shannon Bourke, DNM®