Ayurveda is a holistic, or ‘whole body’, medical system which originated in the Indian Subcontinent and has been in use for thousands of years. It seeks to restore and maintain balance within our minds and bodies, allowing us to live to our full potential in a state of ‘true health’.
At the root of Ayurvedic healing lies the theory that, if we treat the symptom, not the root cause, we fail to see each person as an individual. Ayurvedic practitioners believe; we are all more than just our physical bodies, we are a complete mind/body system that works in harmony with nature.
The aim of Ayurveda is to maintain balance and therefore prevent illness from entering the body.Some examples of the health issues covered are:
- Low energy
- Recurrent colds and infections
- Stress and anxiety
- Gastro-intestinal problems
- Skin conditions
- Respiratory conditions
- Womens’ health and fertility
- Liver cleanse
- Weight gain or loss
- Joints and bones
- Insomnia and other sleeping issues
- Chronic conditions
- Or, just that little niggle that won’t go away.
During a consultation you will be asked a variety of questions in order to build up a highly accurate picture of you as an individual and your health, in order to establish your individual ‘dosha’. After this part of the consultation, tongue and pulse diagnosis will be carried out to complete the picture. You will then be offered suggestions which may include dietary changes, herbal supplements, massage or lifestyle changes.