History OF AYURVEDA
Ayurveda, also known as Ayurvedic medicine is a Hindu system of traditional medicine native to India. This alternative form of healing is based upon three constitutions: Vata (air), Pitta (fire) and Kapha (earth). The earliest literature on Indian medical practices first appeared during the Vedic period in India during the mid-second millennium BCE. The foundational works of Ayurveda were compiled from the Susruta Samhita and the Charaka Samhita encyclopedias of medicine, compiled from various sources during the mid-first millennium BCE to about 500 CE. Over the following centuries, Ayurvedic practitioners developed a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for the treatment of various ailments. Current practices derived from Ayurvedic medicine are regarded as part of complementary and alternative medicine. Meditation, yoga and the alkaline diet stem from this 7,000 year old science.
Custom Nutrition for Body, Mind and Soul
Consultation & Diagnosis
Identifying the unique nature of an individual and the origin and narrative of disease in their body/mind is an integral aspect of Ayurveda. Through a review of one’s health history, diet and lifestyle as well as presenting symptoms, a diagnosis can be made to determine basic constitution as well as pathology. These assessments will inform treatment protocol designed to alleviate symptoms, restore, as well as maintain health and may include diet, herbal and lifestyle recommendations specific to each individual. All meetings include a comprehensive follow up.
Ayurveda, as an adaptogenic system of healthcare, combines lifestyle, diet, movement, meditation and daily habit along with medicine (when necessary) to decrease mental, emotional, and physical stress, thus enhancing immunity while building natural energy and clarity of body/mind. It is a behavioral medicine in its purest form. As such, bespoke 'nutrition' programmes are designed for each patient relative to both the content and the context of diet as well as lifestyle habit. Programmes adapt over time, beginning by addressing a chief complaint and presenting symptoms, then working to manage digestive capacity, immunity, and over all health and well being.