What is Ayurveda?

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian holistic healing practice that focuses on balancing your three doshas for optimal health. We are composed of three doshas and when these are out of balance, we become unwell.

The three doshas are Kapha, Pitta and Vata. You can learn more about the theory of Ayurveda here.

Ayurveda is anything but a fad or fashionable health trend, it’s a very real approach to health and well-being. Still used and respected in the Indian subcontinent, its focus on digestive health and the effect that has on the rest of our bodies has many parallels with recent western medical advances.

Ayurvedic herbs, practices and recommendations, including yoga and/or meditation, have also been shown to be helpful as a home remedy for acne, relieving chronic constipation or IBS, fighting chronic fatigue syndrome, reducing pain and lowering obesity risk.

Is Ayurveda right for me?

Ayurveda is a gentle and adaptable approach to health and well-being, focusing on subtle dietary and lifestyle changes. In most cases it is compatible with western medical treatments.

According to a 2015 report published by University of Maryland Medical Centre, Ayurvedic medicine can help to treat inflammatory, hormonal, digestive and auto-immune conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • anxiety or depression
  • asthma
  • arthritis
  • cancer
  • dementia
  • dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)
  • eczema
  • herpes
  • high blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • menopausal problems
  • premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and cramps

Ayurveda can also be a helpful tool for problems such as acne, obesity, constipation, IBS and chronic pain.

Interested in understanding whether Ayurveda could help you? Get in touch with me.

What does an Ayurveda session involve?

Before your Ayurvedic consultation I will send you a questionnaire to complete. This gives me background information about you and your lifestyle in readiness for our session.
When we meet, we will talk about your questionnaire responses and chat through your health issues before assessing your basic constitution. This involves taking your pulse and examining your tongue.

Based on the results of your Ayurvedic consultation I will give you recommendations for diet and lifestyle changes and also the use of some herbs.

Follow-up sessions will be used to check your progress and modify recommendations as needed.

How much does an Ayurvedic consultation cost?

You can see my Ayurvedic consultation prices here.

Interested in learning more about Ayurveda? Get in touch to learn more or book a session.

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