An excellent holistic complement to western medicine, Ayurveda is perhaps the oldest existing body of knowledge on the healing process. Ayurveda is not just a medical practice, but a way of life that balances the body, mind, spirit, and consciousness.
Believed to be over 5,000 years old, Ayurveda is based on the principle that every person is unique and therefore needs an individualized program. Each human being has his/her own unique constitution, or “dosha”; the three doshas are known as “vata,” “pitta,” and “kapha.” Ayurveda also incorporates the rhythms and cycles of nature. For instance, during the colder winter months, we tend to crave soups and stews, while during the warmer season we often crave salads and lighter foods. Learning about Ayurveda and your own personal make-up can be a very exciting journey.
Course of Treatment
During Ayurveda health counseling appointments, patients receive a two-hour, comprehensive initial consultation designed to uncover the root causes of ailments. A one-hour follow-up visit will include a report of findings, along with recommendations designed to help you on your path to wellness and balance. These recommendations will focus on diet and lifestyle and may include daily self-care routines, food choices, yoga and breathing techniques, meditation and movement practices, and herbs. A third, one-hour appointment offers further guidance to support new lifestyle changes and any issues that may arise during this process. Each patient has his or her own timeline for change, and support will be made available as long as is necessary.