Integrative Counseling is an amalgamation of eastern and western techniques inspired by the philosophy of the Upanishads and Vedanta, Yoga therapy, Ayurveda and Modern psychotherapeutic modalities integrated together to bring about mental, physical and emotional balance.
Why should I choose Ayurveda over other systems of medicine?
Ayurveda is the science of life. It believes in the concept of total mind-body healing. Ayurveda checks the issue of illnesses right from the roots. There are no band-aid therapies here. No symptomatic treatments. Once you start an Ayurvedic treatment, be assured that the root cause is going to be fixed. Ayurveda teaches us to be calm, patient, and focused, it believes that healing is a beautiful journey, and to be healed is the most beautiful gift that one can give to self.
What are three doshas? How can I find my constitution?
The Doshas are the blend of specific elements that decide our psyche. The Bio-energies are known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha in Sanskrit.
These together form the TRIDOSHAS – the principle 3 bioenergies of the body. Each one of us is a unique balance of the Tridoshas. This means we’re all composed of all the three doshas just in variable amounts and different combinations where one dosha may be dominant over the other two.
This blend of doshas, the Dominant ones that govern our psyche and form our unique blueprint is called Prakruti.
Want to find out your set of dominant doshas and your constitution? Take our Dosha Quiz now.
Is Ayurveda safe for everyone?
Ayurveda is a natural science. It recognizes that each one of us is different and unique in his/her own way. It adapts accordingly and is totally safe, considering the treatments are under an Ayurvedic Doctor’s supervision.
How is diagnosis done in Ayurveda?
We keep in mind the sacredness of Ayurveda and implement a total authentic approach when it comes to consultations by observing ancient ayurvedic diagnostic tools of “Darshana”, “Sparshana”, “Prashna”.
Can I combine Ayurvedic medicines with my allopathic existing drugs?
Ayurvedic Medicine can definitely be taken along with Allopathic medicines as supportive and maintenance treatment. But it really does depends on your condition and the medication you are currently on. An Ayurvedic doctor can deeply guide you through the same.
I have a chronic disease. Can Ayurveda help?
Yes. Definitely. Ayurveda shows promising results in treating chronic and age-old illnesses. Ayurvedic therapies aim to provide significant relief in various conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, stress, etc. Your doctor can draw out a personalized treatment plan based on factors such as age, prakruti, current condition, etc to help you with your chronic illness.
Can Ayurveda help with depression and other mental conditions?
Ayurveda focuses on our mental health as much as physical. In all ways, it aims to increase, support, and sustain your Ojas- Tejas and Prana, which in turn helps us to cultivate Satwa. A stable balanced mind. Read more about Ojas-Tejas-Prana here.
Can Ayurveda help me prevent acute and chronic diseases?
One can take up Ayurvedic consultation in view to improve and level up their lifestyle and the way of living. Prevention is always better than cure. The quality of life is more important and Ayurveda helps you to achieve all your health expectations. So yes, Ayurveda definitely helps you to prevent acute and chronic diseases.
Do I have to be a vegetarian to follow an Ayurvedic lifestyle?
No. Ayurveda recommends food as medicine while treating an illness. It designs your meals keeping in mind your body’s current condition, your digestive power i.e your Agni, etc. And as much as Ayurveda believes in cultivating a satwik environment, it does advocate the use of meat wherever necessary. Your Ayurvedic doctor will offer deeper guidance and recommendations in the area.
Can I give herbs to my children?
Ayurveda also treats pediatric conditions. It is always better to choose Ayurveda from an early age as preventive and nourishing care. There are always several factors involved while choosing the herbs and the right amount of dose to prescribe to our little ones. An Ayurvedic doctor will offer deeper guidance and recommendations in the area.