What is Ayurvedic Medicine?
Ayurvedic Medicine is the sister science of yoga and the oldest holistic medical system still in existence today. Through assessing your individual Ayurvedic mind-body type and tracking the root cause of imbalances, recommendations around lifestyle, Ayurvedic therapies, supplements, yoga, and fitness can then be made. This customized approach integrates the mind, body, and spirit in creating balance and vitality. Initial consultations last an hour and a half and include assessment of your Ayurvedic constitution, your health history and current imbalances, and the formation of a health plan. Follow-up consultations of 45-minute duration assess your progress and make changes to the health plan as necessary.
हिताहितम सुखं दुखं आयुतस्य हिता हितम मानं च तच्च यत्रुक्तम आयुर्वेद स उच्यते
[Ayurveda is the science] which deals with what constitutes
happiness, unhappiness, wholesomeness, and unwholesomeness.
Therapeutic intervention to address imbalances from an Ayurvedic perspective may include Ayurveda food recommendations, breathing exercises (pranayama), meditative and mindfulness exercises, yoga asana exercises, herbal therapies, and specific Ayurvedic techniques. Fifty percent of any Ayurvedic protocol is removing causative factors for imbalance which are generally addressed your lifestyle and food intake. Once this is done, the individual can begin to gain solid footing on the road to recovery.
Ayurveda can help to address the following imbalances:
- Digestion Conditions: Chronic constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Emotional Conditions: Stress, anxiety, depression
- Women’s Health Conditions: Premenstrual syndrome, irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, menopausal symptoms
- Skin Conditions: Acne, eczema
- Musculoskeletal Conditions: Arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries, lower back pain
For more detailed information, please click on this post about Ayurvedic Medicine and how it works.
Written by Esther Kovacs
*Ayurvedic Medicine session is only offered at the Chicago South Loop location.