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Ayurveda FAQs

What is Ayurveda?
(In Sanskrit Ayu=Life, Veda=Science) Ayurveda is more than 5000 Year old Holistic Health Care science which originated in India. Ayurveda is practiced as Traditional Medical System in India and as Alternative Medicine in other parts of the world. Ayurveda is considered to be a form of Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the western world where Herbs, Massage, Yoga, Meditation, Pranayam etc. are used to help in various disorders. It emphasizes on preventive measures and relies on Natural products for maintaining health. Simply put Ayurveda is “Of Nature, By Nature and For Nature”

What are Basics of Ayurveda?
As per Ayurveda the whole universe is made up of five basic elements- Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether. The human body too is made up of the same five basic elements. These five elements manifests as Three Doshas called Tridosha Vata, Pita and Kapha. Each person is born with a particular combination of Tridohsa which determines the nature (Prakruti) of an individual’s body – the basic body constitution at birth. The person has to maintain this balance of Tridosha to have a healthy life.

What happens when the tridoshas are unbalanced?
Due to the unhealthy diet, adoption of unhealthy lifestyle and other causes the tridoshas gets unbalanced which results in manifestation of various symptoms. These could vary from a simple headache to much more complex symptoms.

How does Ayurveda define health?
According to Ayurveda the person whose all the three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) are in equilibrium, digestive fire is strong, all the dhatus (body tissues) and malas (excretory organs) are functioning efficiently, atma (soul), indriya (senses), manaha (the core intelligence) are in a peaceful state – is an healthy individual.

Can Ayurveda help me in MY health disorder?
Ayurveda perceives all conditions as imbalance of the tridoshas - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The imbalance in any one or combination of these doshas manifests differently in different body types.  Let‘s take an example. Pitta imbalance may manifest as “hyper-acidity” or acid reflux in one body type, but in other body type it may manifest as skin rash where as in a different body type it may manifest as gastritis or gastric ulcer.  As per the Ayurvedic principles, by balancing Pitta in all the above cases will help balance the body and get relief from the manifestation of the Pitta imbalance. In this example by removing the imbalance of the Pitta and by bringing all the three doshas in balance one will experience relief from their respective manifestations.

How does Ayurveda help?
Ayurveda recommends that if the tridoshas of the basic body type is restored it helps the body regain its own natural balance and its lost health. The balancing of tridoshas is done by change in diet, lifestyle and adding required Herbal Supplements, Massage, Yoga, Meditation, Pranayam etc.

How can I find my body type?
You could roughly estimate your current body type by your liking, disliking of food, environment temperature, condition of your hair, nails, tongue etc. Feeling the pulse at the wrists of both arms and its analysis is the only way to estimate both your current body type (Vikruti) and the body type you were born with (Prakruti). Thus pulse analysis helps the Ayurveda consultant help you guide in the right direction of regaining your lost health.

Who do we contact for an Ayurvedic consultation?
American Ayurveda is founded and operated by a qualified Ayurveda Practitioner who has over 15 years of experience in private practice over and above 7 years of rigorous training as required for graduation from one of the most prestigious R.A. Podar Ayurved College in Mumbai, India. Please call at 212-202-0225 or email: americanayurveda@aol.com to get an appointment for an Ayurveda Consultation. Evenings and weekend appointments are available on special request. Phone consultation is also available.

What do I expect in the Ayurveda Consultation?
Ayurveda Practitioner attempts to find your body type and the imbalances in tridoshas that have lead to the unhealthy state of mind and body by feeling the pulse on both your arms and going over your diet and other daily routine. Based on the pulse analysis and other information you will be suggested some or all of the following: Diet Changes, lifestyle changes, Addition of Herbal Supplements custom made for each individual based on dosha analysis, Yoga, Meditation, Massage, Pranayam etc.

What is the motto of American Ayurveda?
The motto of American Ayurveda is
“Health for all – Naturally!”
We at American Ayurveda believe in introducing the science of Ayurveda to the modern-day busy people in an easy, affordable way with our simple techniques and customized in-home remedies that will help them achieve their health and enthusiasm for life.

What are the other activities of American Ayurveda?
From time to time we organize educational and informational sessions on various topics of Ayurveda the schedule of which can be accessed on our website http://www.americanayurveda.us. Please register to receive information on the upcoming teaching events. We also organize Ayurveda Cooking classes to inculcate the healthy and nutritious food habits for a healthy family.

Tell me more about American Ayurveda
We have a range of High Integrity Ayurveda products prepared by Vaidya Vasudha herself using the purest herbs and specially formulated for specific doshas. We also have other items like books, CDs, DVDs, Copper Tongue Cleaners, Pitchers, Neti Pot, Shirodhara pots, meditation pots and other Ayurveda related items for sale on our website and Midtown Manhattan Location.

What other services do you offer?
Genuine Gemstone consultations are also available through our staff Gemologist who is a graduate of Gemolgical Institute of America. He has extensively travelled throughout the world and has more than 15 years of experience in dealing with genuine gemstones and diamonds in the diamond district in New York. For more information please vist RK Enterprise USA, Inc.

What is a gemstone consultation?
The consultant based on your Vedic birth cart (horoscope) will recommend gemstone/s for the various aspects of life in which you seek improvement.

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