Ayurveda medicine is the traditional healing art of South Asia. Literally translated the term Ayurveda means “knowledge of life”.
As a holistic medical system, Ayurveda is strongly focused on the individual person. For example, the therapy concept can be very different for two different people with a similar illness. Here the constitution analysis plays an essential role. Working with individually designed treatment plans also essentially distinguishes Ayurveda medicine from other known medical systems. The holistic concept of Ayurvedic medicine shows good clinical results for chronic and functional diseases. This is confirmed by practical experience as well as a wide range of studies.
“The COVID19 Pandemic shows we need a better medical model and educational model to deal with the stress of our new technology and its disruption of the organic basis of life. Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta can provide the wisdom and practical methods to do this.”
– Dr. David Frawley
Upcoming Ayurveda Retreats
Our Panchakarma Retreat in October will take place with our co-therapist Janina Kainberger.
An Ayurveda consultation includes:
- A detailed survey of the actual condition, taking into account current complaints, previous illnesses and the general living conditions.
- An analysis of the individual constitution.
Diagnosis of the pulse, tongue, face and body
- Discussion of the results and the way forward.
- Compilation of an individual plan to change lifestyle and diet, manual therapeutic applications, if necessary, detoxification procedures and individual yoga exercises.
- Duration: approx. 1 hour.
Dosha functioning principles
How does Ayurveda exactly work?
In order to determine the constitution of the patient, in addition to a comprehensive anamnesis, a detailed clinical examination (including pulse and tongue diagnosis) is necessary.
The patient’s individual characteristics are recorded taking into account a multitude of influencing factors. The determination of the pathology and constitution are mainly diagnosed in the so-called dosha ratios.
These central dosha active principles are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Every person has an individual dosha ratio. If this original Dosha structure is in its harmonious balance, the person is in a healthy general condition.