What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda, a natural system of medicine, originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Thus, Ayurveda translates to "knowledge of life".
Based on the idea that disease is due to an imbalance or stress in a person's consciousness, Ayurveda encourages certain lifestyle interventions and natural therapies to regain a balance between the body, mind, spirit, and the environment.
Ayurveda treatment can start with an internal purification process, followed by a special diet, herbal remedies, massage therapy, yoga, and meditation. Or start with external treatment.
The concepts of universal interconnectedness, the body's constitution (prakruti), and life forces (doshas) are the primary basis of ayurvedic medicine. Goals of treatment aid the person by eliminating impurities, reducing symptoms, increasing resistance to disease, reducing worry, and increasing harmony in life. Herbs and other plants, including oils and common spices, are used extensively in Ayurvedic treatment.
In India, Ayurveda is considered a form of medical care, equal to conventional Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathic medicine, and homeopathic medicine. Practitioners of Ayurveda in India undergo state-recognized, institutionalised training. In Australia, Ayurvedic practitioners hold advanced diplomas in government-recognised courses.
Ayurveda can have profound effects in its own right and positive effects when used as a complementary therapy in combination with standard, conventional medical care.
Some of the products used in Ayurvedic medicine contain herbs, metals, minerals and some Ayurvedic medicines are TGA regulated in Australia.
It's important to discuss any Ayurvedic treatments that you use with your doctor. Women who are pregnant or nursing, or people who are thinking of using Ayurvedic therapy to treat a child, should consult their healthcare provider. It is important to make sure that any diagnosis of a disease or condition has been made by a healthcare provider who has substantial conventional medical training and experience with managing that disease or condition. While Ayurveda can have positive effects when used as a complementary therapy in combination with standard, conventional medical care, it should not replace standard, conventional medical care, especially when treating serious conditions.
Naturopathic Consultations may include:
Eco-genomics - (Colon bacteria DNA) Test
Hair Tissue Analysis
Live Blood Analysis
Stress & Cardio Algorithms (HM)
Sputum, Urinary and Facal Pathology
Lactose Intolerance Test
...to get to the bottom of the prevailing condition.