What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is an ancient healing system that originated in India, and has a wisdom that goes back 5,000 years. Ayurveda is translated as the Science of Life (ayur=science, veda=life). It is a holistic practice that regards the body and mind as one, and emphasizes preventative measures to invite balance into a person’s life.
Ayurveda maintains that we are each a unique combination of the five elements (space, air, fire, water, earth). These elements combine in the human body to produce the three different doshas or mind/body types. These three doshas are Vata (space/air), Pitta (fire/water), and Kapha (water/earth).
Doshas express unique blends of the physical, emotional and mental aspects of a person. When these doshas come into balance, a person experiences a surplus of health and vitality. When there’s an imbalance in these doshas, the result is disease and illness.
In the beginning stages of doshic imbalance, a person may experience some minor health concerns, but if left untreated more serious illnesses may occur. A trained Ayurvedic Practitioner can detect an imbalance through Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis, as well as through observations related to physical health (skin, eyes, and tongue). Then they recommend an individually tailored treatment plan to bring the body back into balance.
Ayurveda has had tremendous success in treating the following conditions: Sleep issues (difficulty falling asleep and awakenings during the night), perimenopause/menopause symptoms, hot flashes, joint pain, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, acne, skin issues, rosacea, obsessive/compulsive thinking, heart burn, acid reflux, arthritis, chronic fatigue, male and female infertility, chest pain, bladder infections, addictions, BPH, low back pain, memory loss, osteoporosis, allergies, cough/colds/flu, constipation, diarrhea, headaches, hypertension, weight loss and weight gain.