What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the ancient and traditional system of natural healing from India. Ayurveda is based upon remembering, reconnecting and celebrating the eternal harmony and sacred connections between man and nature. The follower of Ayurveda begins to discover deep nurturance ever available in nature, and gradually becomes ONE with the great cycle and rhythm of nature.
Does Ayurvedic treatment take a long time to heal ailments?
No. This is a common misconception regarding Ayurveda. The question you have to ask yourself is: are you looking for a quick fix or mere suppression of symptoms or are you actually seeking to dissolve the deep rooted cause of the imbalance and rejuvenate deeply? We recommend if you are looking for a quick fix or a quick suppression then Ayurveda is not the right modality for you. But if you are looking to get to the bottom of your imbalance then Ayurveda, in a relatively short time (you will be surprised) will begin to offer its benefits.
In reality, the time to heal any imbalance depends on various factors – age, type of disease, degree of imbalance, whether it is acute or chronic, how many doshas, tissues, organs and channels are involved in the disease process. If the disease is newly formed and is with a single dosha and tissue involvement, then Ayurveda can balance this condition very quickly. On the other hand if the condition is formed with the aggravation of two or three doshas, and if more organs and channels are involved, and it has become somewhat chronic then naturally, the treatment takes longer time to restore this imbalance.
Can Ayurveda help chronic pain?
Yes, absolutely. Personalized herbs, specific diet modifications and also specialized oils and massages prove very effective in pain management without side effects or drug dependency. In various etiologies of arthritis, general conditions such as Fibromyalgia, or pain due to falls, traumas or repetitive stress – all such conditions are highly amenable to Ayurvedic therapies. We recommend that you start or stop all adjunct therapies by first checking in with your physician or primary health care provider.
Do Ayurvedic medicines have any side–effects?
All Ayurvedic drugs are natural. They are very safe and can be used for children too. There are no side effects when the drugs are used properly.
What are the types of diseases that Ayurveda can treat?
Ayurveda has proven very effective for a vast majority of diseases which affect the body, including skin diseases, ailments of the bones and joints (e.g. Arthritis etc), diabetes and other hormone related diseases, nervous system disorders like paralysis, epilepsy etc. It has become popular in treatment of cases related to decreased vitality. It is helpful in ailments that are recurring or persistent and have no definitive treatment in other systems of medicines.
Can allopathic medicines be taken with Ayuvedic medicines?
Yes, Ayurvedic medicines can be taken along with medicines of any other pathy. It does not cut down the effect of any other drugs and vice versa.
What is the philosophy on which Ayurveda is based?
Ayurveda believes that every person is a unique being who is born with a specific bodily constitution. However, changes in our lifestyle, diet, and environment cause imbalances within us, which lead to dis-ease. Falling under the category of holistic health, Ayurveda attempts to bring harmony into a person’s physical and mental states; hence the term “body-mind medicine” is applied to this system of healing. It looks to determine the cause(s) of the imbalance and educate the person as to how to restore and maintain their inborn nature