Ayurveda in Sanskrit means “Science (or knowledge) of life”. It is the oldest known healthcare and healing system on the planet, originating in India over 7000 years ago. It was brought to the people of the world by the Rishi’s (holy men, also known as Sages or Shamans) of the time who applied, tested and studied the ways of nature including the interaction of plants and animals. Thus the five essential elements – earth, water, fire, air and space – which make up all matter on earth were discovered. These elements constitute the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, which serve in the ultimate search for quality of life.
Ayurveda aims to discover each person's individual constitution, being a unique combination of the doshas (combination of elements) much like our DNA. The Vaidya (practitioner) investigates, through various methods of inquiry and observation to perceive ones prakruti (nature, balanced state of health) and vikruti (disease, imbalanced state of health). Utilising these as a point of reference only, the Vaidya establishes the root cause of an imbalance and works with the student (patient) to bring health back to balance using food, daily practices (lifestyle) and herbs.
What does an initial Ayurvedic consultation involve?
- Inquiry into diet and lifestyle practices
- Ayurvedic tongue and eye diagnosis which offers a thorough insight into your current state of health from which we design a healthcare approach that is attainable, realistic and effective.
- You will receive individualised lifestyle techniques and herbal remedies tailored to your health needs to help guide you to effective, sustainable and balanced health choices and lifestyle practices for true happiness.
These effective, sustainable health choices and lifestyle practices require support on an individual basis and consequently consultations work best in a step by step program to help you implement and maintain lasting effects.