What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a science that was established thousands of years ago in India and is well documented in the ancient writings known as the sutras. The three main texts that describe Ayurvedic theory are Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, and Ashtanga Hridayam. The word Ayurveda means the “science of life”. The main teachings of Ayurveda focus on preventing disease and using natural herbal, dietary, and lifestyle changes to treat any ailments or imbalances that exist.
Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
Vata, Pitta, and Kapha are the three doshas of Ayurveda. Everyone is made up of some combination of those three doshas.
Post partum Ayurvedic care
Ayurveda has some very specific guidelines for care of the mother in the beginning of the post-partum period.
Ayurvedic Fertility Support
In order to understand the Ayurvedic perspective on fertility, it is essential to understand the seven dhatus, or bodily tissues according to Ayurveda. Shukra dhatu is the reproductive organs and fluids and is the last dhatu in the chain of dhatus to be nourished from the food we eat.
Shirodhara is the practice of pouring warm oil directly on the head to achieve a blissful state. It can be especially calming for Vata types but even Pitta and Kapha people can enjoy the stress reduction this treatment offers. Like with all of Ayurveda, it can be personalized with the different oils and length of treatment.
Ayurvedic Support for Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes
Madhumeha, which means sweet urine, is diabetes in Ayurveda. This typically stems from excess Kapha and therefore, one should follow a kapha-reducing diet. However, sometimes, due to genetic traits or previous history, following a kapha reducing diet won’t be sufficient for tackling diabetes. Here is where personalized herbal formulas that have been used for centuries are effective.
An Ayurvedic consultation involves discussing current health and wellness goals and describing past medical history. We will discuss everything from your sleep quality, metabolism, digestion, diet, to any past health concerns that shed light on the present imbalance. The initial consultation will provide the information for us to then develop a plan for you going forward which will be discussed in the next visit. After you have had a chance to implement the changes, we will have a follow up to discuss how you are feeling.