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Are you looking for in-depth Ayurvedic lifestyle consultation or consultant near me (Northcote, Wantirna South, Melbourne), and then why not consider Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic. We have a team of Professional, trained and highly experienced Ayurveda Doctors.
Ayurvedic Consultation is the first step towards the journey to holistic and natural health goal.
Your Ayurveda Doctor will help you diagnose the health concerns and identify illness according to different Ayurvedic principles.
It is also important to assess the different strengths and weakness of an individual in terms of their unique Ayurvedic body type, before the right lifestyle modification can be prescribed with different herbs, Ayurveda treatments, Ayurvedic medicine and yoga exercise.
Many people may have an opinion that all Ayurveda herbs or treatments have a general healing nature and regardless of the kind of problem, everyone will seek benefit from it. Some people end up buying Ayurvedic medicine over the counter or online or use Dr Google! That practice can be dangerous and may cause adverse effects.
However, in order to get the optimal benefits of Ayurvedic herbs and select the correct medicine from thousands of medicinal herbs, it is very important to understand the exact body type of a person and diagnose the main imbalanced dosha.
Based upon those diagnosis, our team at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic including Dr. Gurnam Saini or Dr Pooja Saini (Ayurvedic Doctors) come to the right decision regarding which type of lifestyle corrections, food items, yoga, Ayurvedic herb and Ayurvedic treatment or detox may be applied.
An Ayurvedic Practitioner uses the Ayurvedic principles to assess and treat the patient. These assessment techniques require skills and vigorous training and experience.
Ayurveda principles believe that any disease is a result of imbalance in the body doshas or three-humours and the state of energy travelling in the body. When there is a shift in the equilibrium of this state of doshas, the body becomes sick.
An Ayurvedic Practitioners aims to work on the patient to stabilise the imbalance and bring the doshas back that will help the body to heal itself. So, instead of concentrating to treat an illness, Ayurvedic Doctor focuses on the techniques or tools that will help to strengthen the healthy elements inherent in one’ body, that will promote the individual to recover.
This Ayurvedic concept is mentioned in Ayurvedic texts as "Shabhavoparamvad", means helping the body to call upon its energy to heal itself. Ayurvedic treatment is an essential part of supporting this concept, as sometimes body needs external help to start the process, through diet or lifestyle changes and Ayurvedic medicine. If the imbalance is significant, the body might require Panchakarma detox to cleanse the waste out of the body, so it can recover.
Ayurveda doesn’t promote the use of complex chemicals, which can adversely impact the body. The focus is always on restoring the natural balance of the body by correcting diet and lifestyle, using Ayurvedic herbs which may generally be considered safe and non toxic, but one should be mindful that in rare cases they may also develop adverse reactions if not taken under the supervision of a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner.
In general, when you avail the services of an ayurveda doctors for a health consultation, you are likely to go through the following.
After taking your initial Ayurvedic Consultation with Pure Herbal Ayurved clinic, you will:
Ayurveda has been derived from two words, Ayur and Veda. Ayur stands for life and Veda means knowledge.
In this Sanskrit Shloka, Acharya Sushrut, (principal contributor of Ayurveda), defines “health” as the balance and proper functioning of dosha (three body-humours), Agni (digestive fire), dhatus (vital organs), malas (excretory process), along with happiness of atma (soul), indriya (senses) and manas (mind).
In the above sanskrit shloka, Acharya Charaka another significant contributor of Ayurveda, defines disease. (reference Charak Samhita, Sutra sthan, chapter 9, shloka 4). He says that the discordance of the body elements like dosas, dhatus and malas is called diseases. He further mentions that the disease can also be co-related to pain (mental, emotional or physical).
The word Disease itself has originated from two words Dis and Ease, means discomfort!
Ayurveda main goal is to firstly maintain the health of a healthy individual and secondly, to treat the illness of an unwell person.
If you are already enjoying good health, an Ayurveda consultation can still be beneficial to personalise your diet and your lifestyle, based on your dominant dosha and body type, age and the season. It will help you best adapt the use of herbs and spices in your life to stay healthy and guide you with the routines and treatments that enhance your personal mind-body constitution.
If you have been suffering from ill health for whatever reason, don’t feel disappointed; Ayurveda has the best treatment options for various health conditions. We offer you the ancient solution for modern day world problems!
There are umpteen health problems which may be resolved by the systematic application of Ayurvedic concepts and herbs. Ayurveda suggests that every person has their unique Ayurvedic body type and it is important to get the right consultation to get an understanding on the Ayurveda principles and which treatment pathway works for you and will suit your body.
Methods of clinical examination are described elaborately in various texts of Ayurveda.
Most commonly used Ayurvedic Concept of making clinical diagnosis is called Rogi Rog Pariksha.
Rogi means Patient
Rog means Disease
Pariksha means method of examination
There is vast information on Pariksha, the technique or process, which supplies the current knowledge and status of the patient to the Ayurvedic Doctor or Physician.
An Ayurvedic diagnosis differs from Western medicine, as in an Ayurvedic assessment, the diagnosis is not only made on the level of the disease, but also on the level of the patient.
This detailed exhaustive assessment leads the Ayurvedic Doctor to not only diagnose the disease but to customise the treatment plan to the individual, as the detailed Ayurvedic examination of the patient, will inform the Ayurvedic Doctor many aspects about the patient’s physical, mental strength, immunity, digestion and elimination etc and this will help them to prepare and choose the best possible Ayurvedic Treatment and Medicine for the patient.
That is why there is no set Ayurvedic Medicine for two patients with same diseases. One person with diabetes might be prescribed completely different Ayurvedic medicine to another patient with diabetes, compared to a set of hypoglycaemic in Western medicine.
An Ayurvedic Consultation hence, will include both Rogi and Rog Pariksha. Let’s discuss in details, what you will be expecting during an Ayurvedic consultation at Pure herbal Ayurved Clinic:
There are four stages of the complete Ayurveda consultation, as below:
Stage one of Ayurveda consultation:
This is the initial stage where the Ayurvedic Doctor will follows the three basic fundamental principles of Ayurvedic clinical assessment.
Clinical Examination of the Patient:
Stage Two of Ayurveda consultation:
There are various forms of Ayurvedic patient assessments mention in Ayurveda texts, but most reliable and widely accepted method is the one discussed by Ayurveda guru Yog Ratnakar, in the above Shloka of his book Yogratnakar, Sutra sthan, Chapter 1, Sholka 16. He calls it Ashtavidh Rogi Pariksha, means Eight-Fold Patient Examination. The Ayurvedic Doctors at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic follow this method of Ayurvedic clinical examination.
Nadi Pariksha (Pulse Examination): Pulse examination is carried out by reading the radial artery in the wrist. The index, middle and ring fingers of either hand are used for pulse examination.
Mutra Pariksha (Examination of Urine): Ayurevedic Doctor may ask you questions related to your urine. Mutra Pariksha (urine examination) might be required in the cases where the Ayurvedic doctor is concerned about level of toxins in the patient’s body. As urine helps to eliminate the waste end products of metabolism from the body, assessment of urine might be considered significantly important to establish the characteristic of the fluid balance and nutrition. Urine assessment is based on case to case and is not mandatory in all patients.
Mala Pariksha (Stool Examination): Stool examination helps the Ayurvedic physician to understand the digestion, absorption and excretion of the food. As any imbalance will lead to accumulation of toxins and will lead to disease. The Ayurvedic doctor might ask you question around the quantity, consistency, colour, smell, mucous, frequency etc of the stool.
Jihwa Pariksha (Tongue Examination): Different areas of the tongue correspond to different organs of the body. Hence by correlating the location of the blemishes, discolouration etc on the tongue, the Ayurvedic practitioner can determine which organs of the body are out of balance. The colour, size, shape, coating, anomalies, surface, mobility and local lesion are also examined.
Shabda Pariksha (Voice Examination): This examination included voice examination. Voice is considered healthy and natural when the doshas are in balance, the voice will become heavy when aggravated by kapha, cracked under pitta effect and hoarse & rough when afflicted by vata. This assessment may include auscultation of heart or gut sounds.
Sparsha Pariksha (Skin Examination): Skin examination may include touch, which may include palpation to assessing the state of organs and tissue. Palpation is an important clinical method for examination of skin. For example, a vata aggravated skin is course & rough, a pitta influenced one has high temperature and kapha affected becomes cold & wet.
Drik Pariksha (Eye Examination): Eyes features of a person, may reflect the personality of the individual and health and diseased condition of an individual. For instance, vata domination makes the eyes sunken, dry and reddish brown in colour. Pitta, turn eyes red or yellow and the patient suffers from burning sensations. Where as, high kapha makes them sticky and watery, with heaviness in the eyelids.
Akrti Pariksha (General appearance Examination): This includes the examination of external features of the body and concludes the rest of the clinical assessment that might be significant.
Stage Three of Ayurveda consultation:
Rog Pariksha (Diagnosis of the disease):
These stages is very crucial in the clinical examination, as these help the Ayurvedic Doctor evaluate and decide the level of progression of the disease and develop the best treatment plan. There are five fundamental stages of a disease desribed by Ayurveda Contributor Vagbhatt. An expert Ayurvedic Doctor will examine the disease based on these principles.
(Reference of Above shloka: Ashtang Hridayam Nidaan Sthan Chapter 1, Shloka 2)
Nidana (Aetiological Factors): Nidana is considered as the disease causing factors. That might be one or multiple for example, diet, life style, job, work, financial problems, environmental factors like moving houses, travelling overseas and any external or internal injuries. Any of these can act as sources of any diseases which overall leads the imbalance of doshas. As this is the initial stage as per Ayurveda, nidana parivarjana or “avoiding the cause” is considered as the first line of treatment in most of the diseases.
Purvarupa (Prodromal signs and Symptoms): Purva rupa considers initial sign and symptoms of disease. These symptoms may term as warning symptoms for any particular disease and appear before the other aggravated symptoms appeared. Like a person might notice changes in their sleep and appetite before a disease is established completely.
Rupa (Clinical Features): Rupa considers main sign and symptoms of a disease as actual manifestation process. This is a prompt and well-defined stage of disease and shows the classic signs and symptoms of disease.
Upashaya (Therapeautic investigations): Many diseases having special preliminary signs and symptoms, these are the basic consideration of upashaya applied for some special type of diseases. The investigational and treatment options involve blood tests etc, use of proper diet, herbal remedies or physical therapies. Dietary changes may be recommended to confirm suspected diagnosis.
Samprapti (Pathogenesis): Samprapti is the understanding the knowledge about the pathway of disease manifestation. This includes the details of the disease development stages, starting from the causes to the final stage of investigation; this approach considers role of doshas as well as location where the imbalance prompt (dooshya). This approach takes each and every stage of disease developments as tool of diagnosis and treatment.
Stage Four of Ayurveda consultation:
This stage involves establishing the detailed treatment plan that is based on the individual clinical assessment of the patient.
A typical Ayurvedic Treatment plan at Pure Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic will include one or all of the following.
Ayurvedic Diet Plan: Once a formal Ayurvedic diagnosis is established, the Ayurvedic Practitioner will suggest you the diet that is required to alleviate the specific dosha imbalance. This diet can be vegan, vegetarian or meat depending on the health condition or personal preference of the patient. You will get a list of food items that are beneficial for you including fruit, vegetables, grain etc that will help you to choose wisely while shopping for your groceries. Diet may also include various tastes that promote or alleviate specific dosha.
Ayurvedic Lifestyle Modification Plan: Lifestyle suggestions will be based on the Ayurveda diagnosis. That could include, discussing ayurvedic way of living, for instance, time to wake up, time to eat, time to sleep, daily self-massage technique etc.
Yoga/exercise/meditation Plan: This may include disease specific yoga suggestions based on disease or imbalanced dosha.
Ayurvedic Medicine Plan: Ayurvedic medicinal products at Pure Herbal Ayurved clinic are considered one of the best in Australia, as the team develops their own ayurvedic organic products. Team at Pure Herbal Ayurveda has developed a deeper understanding of Ayurvedic traditional formulations and developed their own products to suit Australian population. These products are certified organic and pass through the custom clearance and quarantine requirements of Australia and are free from heavy metals.
Ayurvedic Therapies including Panchakarma Plan: After careful formulation of your treatment plan, Ayurvedic Doctor may recommend Ayurvedic therapies that will augment your recovery. That might be Shirodhara, abhayanga, Kati-basti etc. One may be required a Panchakarma detox program, that helps to eliminate the Ama or so called toxic by-products from the body in a natural way.
So in nutshell, Ayurveda lifestyle consultation involves establishing the detailed treatment plan that is based on the individual clinical assessment of the patient. After finishing the consultation, the person walks out feeling well informed and ready to adapt Ayurveda into his/her new version of life.
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