WHAT IS AYURVEDA
The way to live healthy and in harmony with nature
Ayurveda (Sanskrit word for science of life), is the oldest and most sophisticated holistic health care system. It originated in what is India today more than 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda therapies and practices are being used alongside modern medicine in many countries across the world to treat a wide variety of physical and mental conditions. It has been written that “The utility of Ayurveda is to maintain the health of a healthy individual and heal the disease of the sick.”
Science of life
FOR WHO IS AYURVEDA
“Persons desirous of (long) life, which is the means for achieving dharma (righteousness), artha (wealth) and sukha (happiness) should repose utmost faith in the teachings of Ayurveda; thus said Atreya and the other great sages.”
– Astanga Hrdayam
HOW AYURVEDA WORKS
A sophisticated and powerful mind-body approach to health
Ayurveda provides a combination of Ayurvedic counselling, diet and lifestyle advice, herbal supplements, medicated oil and herbs applications. The three pillars of a successful Ayurvedic treatment include a holistic health diagnosis, identification of the root cause or origin of the disease and an individualised treatment plan.
1. HOLISTIC HEALTH DIAGNOSIS
First the practicioner identifies the patient's unique constitution (dosha) and evaluate its current state of balance. The practitioner arrives at diagnosis through physical examination, direct questioning of personal and medical history. Health diagnosis may include pulse diagnosis and tongue observation.
2. ORIGIN OF THE DISEASE
Why are we sick? When one understands the nature and structure of disorder, one can re-establish order. Ayurveda seeks to identify and understand the origin of the imbalance (nidana). The process may include an understanding of diet, professional life and working conditions, relationships, mental health and exercise routines.
3. BESPOKE TREATMENT PLAN
Finally the practitioner recommends an adequate line of treatment to help eliminate the imabalance and the root cause of the imbalance. Recommendations may include implementation of lifestyle changes; starting and maintaining a suggested diet, the use of herbs and oils and in some case purifying or balancing therapeutic massage treatment.