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About Ayurveda

Ayurveda

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda means Science of Life and is the ancient healing system of India. Its origins go back thousands of years, but its application is as relevant today as it’s ever been.

Principles of Ayurveda

The philosophy of Ayurveda is built on the principle of the five elements which are earth, water, fire, air and space. The elements team up into pairs to be able to create and run our bodies. They form three functional entities known as doshas. These are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. We are made up of three of the Doshas but in slightly different ratios. For example, naturally large people have more earth and water which make up Kapha Dosha and naturally small framed people have more air and space which make up Vata Dosha. Fiery and ambitious people tend to have lots of Fire and Water which make up Pitta Dosha.

When the Doshas are in balance, there is good health. When out of balance, disease sets in.

Collectively, the five elements expressed as the three doshas, the mind, the soul and the senses make up who we are. We are all unique expressions of nature born of a particular moment in time and point in space. This single moment holds a unique set of qualities that make up our personal constitution. Our ayurvedic constitution is called Prakruti. Being able to express our prakruti is our birth right. If we are unable to express who we are then we eventually become unwell and suffer.

Aama

Almost everyone has toxins or Aama in their bodies and this is one of the main causes of ill health. To bring about a better state of health Ayurveda makes use of a wide variety of techniques and treatments such as herbs, foods, massage and yoga to clear the body of Aama and bring the Doshas and bodily tissues back into balance.

What you can expect?

An Ayurvedic practitioner can help you re-connect with your Prakruti or individual Constitution by helping you to identify the issues that are preventing you from expressing it. These causes or conditions are known as Vikruti and may be environmental, cultural or emotional in nature. From this exploration, a practitioner can help you plan a strategy based on diet and lifestyle changes that will optimise your health and wellbeing.

Consultation

A thorough examination using both traditional diagnostic techniques (e.g. Pulse and Tongue) and modern clinical methods is carried out to establish the best line of treatment. The approach will include dietary and lifestyle advice, herbs and a range of therapies. I also use many other tools to help you reclaim your health including acupuncture and frequency specific micro-current.

How can Ayurveda help me?

Ayurveda and the other modalities I use, can be effective for most chronic conditions however it is particularly effective for back pain, digestive disorders, skin complaints, stress related disorders, arthritic conditions, low immunity, other muscular aches and pains, obesity and various uro-genital disorders.

Ayurvedic clinic

I currently run a clinic in Central Brighton and Kings Cross, London.

Please email me to make an appointment.

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