Our Ayurveda Expert determines your Dosha (Ayurveda Type) and Subdosha (Sub-type). Based on the Dosha/Subdosha type and specific condition of the patient appropriate Ayurveda treatments are recommended as well as applicable food diet and life-style adjustments.
Even for preventive / wellness treatments we recommend to have a consultation to be able to prepare personalized treatment according to one’s dosha that would provide maximum effect.
About Doshas (elemental constitution):
Three main Doshas:
The Ayurvedic approach is to:
Determine one’s Dosha
Determine the elemental cause of discomfort (imbalance of Doshas)
Applying therapeutic measures to balance elements causing discomfort (bringing Doshas in balance).
Doshas in short:
Vata is a nerve force, responsible for motion, it represents air and space
Pitta is responsible for all the digestive and metabolic functions, it represents fire and water
Kapha is responsible for the body structures, solid and liquid plasma, it represents water and earth
Vata: dry, light, cold, rough, subtle, moving
Pitta: slightly oily, hot, light, odorous, liquid
Kapha: Oily, cold, heavy, slow, smooth, slimy, static
During first Ayurveda Consultation one’s Dosha and Subdosha types are determined (Prakrithi – the natural type) – the holistic approach to our body and mind is applied. Ayurveda teaches that any health problem is related to disharmony of Doshas. Our Ayurveda Consultant discuss with the client the present health situation through the Ayurveda viewpoint, a more detailed understanding of the root cause of the problem, pre-symptoms, how different aspects of life and activities contribute to the health.
During health condition Ayurveda consultation the level of disharmony of Doshas is established, ayurvedic prognosis is made, and different modalities of Ayurveda treatment are recommended. Usually the recommendation consists of Ayurveda treatments or packages, herbal medication, and food diet. The follow-up consultation checks the health status of the patient and the next steps are recommended.
Our Ayurveda Consultant recommends the treatment working together with the patient on the exact procedure and timing. Our goal is that the patient feels always comfortable in the whole process and decides what is right for her/him.
According to Ayurveda the prevention is more important than to seek for cure from a disease. It starts with daily rituals which are some integration of Ayurveda therapies a person can make himself/herself (like Abhyanga before bath every day or Nasya, its daily variant). The Preventive Ayurveda emphasizes eating according to ones Agni and Prakriti. Ayurveda has a well and elaborately set structure about eating rituals, when to eat, how to eat what could the seasonal considerations etc.
The seasonal rituals where eating and personal activities are harmonized with the nature play an important role in our health. Our nature of appetite, physical conditions is not the same in all seasons we have to respect it though the Ayurvedic principle.
Simple herbal preparations can be made accordingly for each person with available resources to be healthy and to work on mild Dosha disharmonies.
An Ayurveda expert can evaluate the Dosha status, its imbalance, strength and weakness in relation to one’s Prakriti, Agni evaluation, age related conditions, to understand the habits and their importance in health, give inputs about food which is good; which one not advisable and what has to be taken in moderation and so on.
The prognosis of a disease condition can also be seen by pulse diagnosis, tongue diagnosis and with the discussions, which is very important and advices would be given accordingly.
Food and Lifestyle
Food is considered to be extremely important by the Indian Vedic science and Ayurveda; it is considered as Brahma (the subtle principle responsible for everything in this universe and beyond). Food intake is basically adjusted to Prakriti* and balanced out with Vikriti* or the present health conditions.
Individual nutritional recommendations, by not diminishing the principle of ‘taste’, are considered to be the best way for attaining and maintaining positive health (happy soul). An individual realization of Agni can be achieved by feeding the inner self in an appropriate way and at the appropriate time.
The Ayurvedic nutrition principle is based on 5 elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether) and 6 tastes (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, pungent and astringent).
As everything is made up of 5 elements, so are the tastes, too, and each one has a specific effect on the Doshas. Ayurveda makes use of the above principles in a very personalized manner to attain optimum individual’s health.
Our activities play an important role, both in good and/or in poor health. Everyday activities, as e.g. personal hygiene, sleep etc. can be tuned according to Prakriti and the seasons. The seasonal detox techniques, application of daily variants of Ayurvedic therapy forms, use of specific spices and herbs with food or tea etc. can be recommended.
Our expert will recommend different aspects of food and activities to maintain good health.
* Prakriti is our elemental nature and Vikriti is the imbalance that results when we are not living in harmony with that nature.