What is Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian holistic medical system, originated from the  state of Kerala, Southern India which is based  on achieving physical and  mental harmony

with nature.

Ayurveda, meaning “knowledge of life” is recognized by The World Health Organization and has been practiced for more than 5000 years.

Ayurveda sees everything in the universe, including human beings, as being composed of the 5 basic elements : space, air, fire, water, earth.

These 5 elements combine with each other to give rise to three bio - physical forces 

known as the Doshas :

 

Vata air & space 

Pitta fire & water 

Kapha water & earth.

The secret of good health is achieving the perfect balance of Doshas for your body type known as Prakriti.

This is your personal constitution that you were born with that may now be out of balance as a result of environmental factors during your life which have gathered like a layer of dust.

The idea of Ayurveda is to remove that layer of dust revealing who you really are and  help bring you back to the

perfect balance and well being you were born with.

When out of balance you may feel tired, lack energy and enthusiasm, suffer from a restless mind,  over thinking, anxiety, insomnia, poor digestion, skin problems etc.  

Sound familiar ? These symptoms can be a

result of  a build up of toxins in the bodily systems

due to an imbalance of the 3 doshas.

 

Ayurveda seeks to eliminate these imbalances by using

5 approaches which include : diet, herbs, lifestyle,Yoga, massage / oil therapies.

 

The revitalizing and therapeutic treatments are customized

to your particular needs using specific oils, herbs and preparations chosen to rebalance and rejuvenate.

Ayurvedic Consultation

An Ayurvedic consultation is for those who want to  create life changes and enhance their health and well being.  

 

When you come for your first Ayurvedic Consultation you will be asked

a number of  questions so the practitioner can gather a full case

history so be prepared  to talk about yourself, your past history of

health and any chronic conditions etc.

The  practitioner will be observing what you are saying and also

your appearance general body frame and other physical aspects

about yourself.

Observation of the hair, skin, nails, body frame, eyes, tongue and

pulse diagnosis will  help the practitioner determine your own

Ayurvedic physical constitution - known as  your Prakriti  and an assessment of knowledge gathered from you, the stages of disease, illnesses etc will help to determine your doshic imbalance - Vikriti .                                                                        

                                       

                                                                                                                                      

When making a diagnosis in Ayurveda the practitioner looks at the whole body, not  just the symptoms as in

western approach to medicine and this will help to create an individual program of health tailor made for you. 

 

 Ayurvedic considers the person as a whole human being, believing that people have 

within them the required energy to bring the body back to a healthy, or balanced, state. 

According to Ayurveda, disease is due to an imbalance of the Doshas so the idea is to 

bring the doshas back into balance .

Due to over indulgence of our society  with too much TV and time spent with 

technology, i.e. computors,   incorrect foods  particularly for our individual body types 

and a fast paced life,  it is easy to create an imbalance which is the root cause of disease.

 

The practitioner may recommend dietary advice, herbs and a few lifestyle changes 

which can improve your health and well being in mind, body and spirit. 

 

This process will take at least 1 and a half hours depending on the individual case history. 

 

 First Ayurvedic Consultation      1hr and 30 min - 2hr      €50

 Follow up                                          45 min                           €40

 

Skype consultations also available