Names removed to ensure confidentiality
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“After a few stressful months at work and my chronically imbalanced food routine, I took a hot cup of black coffee (which I seldom do!) and had a sudden relapse of my chronic gastritis that I had forgotten about for almost 8 years. It manifested itself as a feeling of being full after eating just a small meal, and heavy heartburn. I took my usual PPI drugs for 3-4 weeks but they did not seem to work. Then I followed Nadia’s suggestions: adjusted my meals to daily rhythms, excluded some types of foods, added several home-made remedies based on coriander and cumin seeds and took them religiously for one month. And everything worked out nicely.”
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“Last year I started working with Nadezda to address my long term cystitis (bladder inflammation) and recover from a burn out. I had to change my diet and take herbal powders and some plant-based supplements. It takes time, and I am moving slowly but steadily towards healing. My cystitis is almost gone, and my burn out is also showing fewer signs. I am grateful to Nadezda for the clear and precise approach.”
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“The massage was a wonderful experience and after it my body felt extremely relaxed, I could feel no tightness in my muscles and I could not even remember when I had felt like this before. This was remarkable, especially considering that I was going through a very stressful period of my life when I had the massage. I guess that this was the reason why the effects did not last longer. However, at least after the massage I seemed to be in a better position to handle my usual fits of stress and this was quite a relief.”
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“Recently I had an opportunity to try Ayurvedic massage by Nadezda and I am glad that I tried it! A relaxing experience which kept me as a whole de-stressed not only during but also for quite a while after the massage. When I am in the area again, I hope to get back for another session.”
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“In summer 2016 I was diagnosed with endometriosis which was successfully operated on. My further conventional treatment option included hormonal injections which would have blocked estrogen production and turned my organism into an artificial state of climax for about six months. At that time I made a scary discovery – there seemed to be no other choice for women in my situation. Heavy hormones, climax with all its niceties and then – possible return of the disease. I was lucky to find two ladies who showed me another way: one was a hirudo-therapist and the other one was Nadezda.
Nine months after the beginning of my alternative treatment, I am happy to say that all my tests came clear. I would not say that adopting an Ayurvedic lifestyle was very easy at the beginning but it certainly was an interesting experience which later turned into a way of life. Turning from a genuine night owl into a happy morning lark was a bit hard but I managed and now feel very happy about it. I need less time for the night rest, my mind is more sharp and refreshed, I almost stopped having headaches, my working abilities improved, which was a nice bonus.
Thanks to all these changes I can now more carefully listen to my body and understand when it tells me that something is not right with it. It is a great feeling – to be able to react to your body’s requests. Also it’s great to know that you can ask Nadezda any question about what’s going on with your body and get a quick and detailed answer and recommendations.”
Update: three and a half years later down the line – no signs of endometriosis.
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“I first came across Ayurveda when looking for alternative treatments for ulcerative colitis, which I had been struggling with for almost ten years at that point. I have to admit that it took me a while to accept the Ayurvedic point of view, which I found to be radically different from conventional Western medicine (which was all I knew back then). A few years down the line, I have now been following an Ayurvedic diet for several years, I do not take any prescription medicines, and I feel much better than I did when I was trying to follow the conventional approach. I am much more in touch with my body and with the natural daily and seasonal rhythms of life. I would not want to go back to how I was living before.
Regular massages at 1000 Miles Therapy help me to stay in balance, to relax my body and calm my mind, get a good night’s sleep and, on occasion, address specific issues (such as headaches or muscle pains). I have found the massages to be a very important and enjoyable part of the journey.”