Why and how introduce Ayurveda in your life
Ayurveda means the science of life or the art of living. "Ayur" means life and "Veda" means knowledge, wisdom or science. In other words, Ayurveda is a sophisticated, holistic and logical system of health developed more than 5000 years ago which has stood the test of time.
In its essence, Ayurveda aims to transform us into more conscious and aware beings. When an illness is treated with Ayurveda, the process of healing is not just about eliminating pain or discomfort and returning to our life as it was before the illness started, the objective is actually to transform ourselves and change. This may seem daunting but it is perfectly achievable with Ayurveda. Transformation is very important as the lifestyle or diet we had before the illness is generally what caused our illness in the first place. So through Ayurveda, we become aware of the causes of our imbalances which leads to changes (whether in diet, lifestyle or both) so that we can achieve a new state of balance and wellbeing.
Ayurveda can be used on its own but it is increasingly used in conjunction with modern medicine as it can help alleviate and improve many ailments, especially those which are chronic, using diet and natural remedies which don't have negative side effects.
How does Ayurveda work?
1. Holistic Diagnosis
The physician will first evaluate your body, personality, diet, lifestyle, relationships and emotions. This is a holistic analysis as Ayurveda considers the human being to be a single entity where mind and body are one and constantly influence each other. The aim is to determine the current state of balance or imbalance of the patient. This diagnosis can also involve pulse and tongue observation.
2. Determine the origin of the disease
Ayurveda establishes that to be healthy we need to be in a state of harmony and balance with our unique constitution which is determined at birth. Our diet and lifestyle cause deviations or imbalances from our original constitution and over time this causes dis-ease. The physician identifies the origin of the imbalance in the patient and explains how Ayurveda will help restore the balance.
3. Establishing a personalised treatment
Ayurveda recognises that we are all different individuals with different imbalances that require a personalised treatment. Hence, the physician will, together with the patient, determine a diet, lifestyle and remedies that can be put into practice by the patient and that will correct the original imbalance. Because correcting imbalances that have been built up over many years can take time, it is important that patients visit the physician regularly to re-evaluate the treatment and make any necessary adjustments until the balance is restored.
“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use; when diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”
At the Ayurvedic Practice, our aim is to help the patient understand how Ayurveda will help his/her condition. That's why our first consultation lasts about 2h. That way there is time for a detailed and complete evaluation of the patient and an explanation of the treatment and how it can be easily incorporated into the patient's life.
Ultimately, our aim at the Ayurvedic Practice is that the patient finds his/her state of balance and learns the principles and concepts that will allow this equilibrium to be maintained through appropriate diet and lifestyle.
At the Ayurvedic Practice we specialise in Digestive Disorders as well as Skin Disorders however, we can also treat a very wide variety of other ailments.
We look forward to welcoming you at the Ayurvedic Practice.