Health is not merely the absence of disease, but requires a state of harmony between mind, body, spirit and the world around us. Ayurveda provides us with the knowledge and tools to create this harmony, helping us to reach our full human and spiritual potential.
Rather than treating symptoms and illnesses in isolation, Ayurveda treats the whole person, with a view to creating perfect health and avoiding disease before it accumulates in the body. Ayurvedic texts define the specific diet, medicine, lifestyles and behaviours that are most beneficial to life and spiritual growth, while specifying which foods are most damaging and therefore best avoided.
Every person will respond differently to certain foods, exercises, daily routines, weather, and environments, and so Ayurveda does not take a “one-size-fits-all” approach to health. Instead Ayurveda addresses our unique constitution – known as our “dosha” – so that we can achieve perfect health for our unique mind/body.
We offer clinical health consultations to make your health goals a reality.
Book in to see our Naturopath & Ayurvedic Consultant for a health consultation and individualised holistic treatment plan.
Veda Wellness Centre – Suite 101, 104 Mount St, Heidelberg
Gertrude St Yoga – 202 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
We can assist with weight loss, digestive issues, stress, anxiety, allergies, energy, sleep issues & much more.
Initial 90-minute consultation: $140
Follow up 30-minute consultation: $70
Initial 60 minute Skype Consultation: $120
Follow up 20 minute Skype Consultation: $50
Ayurvedic recommendations are tailored specifically to the needs of each individual. A consultation will allow you to discover the exact adjustments to your lifestyle and diet that are necessary for you to achieve perfect health and avoid illness.
Each consultation starts with the practitioner taking your pulse to gauge a picture of your current state of health.
Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis is a powerful tool in Ayurveda for determining your dosha and making appropriate health and lifestyle recommendations. It is also useful for determining imbalances in your body, and identifying the causes of particular health concerns.
Iridology, tongue analysis and nail analysis are also used during your consultation. These diagnostic tools can identify any systems or organs that are under stress, as well as any possible nutritional deficiencies or disease-forming processes that may be occurring within the body.
These diagnostic tools are followed by an in-depth analysis of your case history, considering your presenting health issues and any past health concerns. Each system of your body will be addressed, irrespective of whether or not it relates to your presenting symptoms. The intention is to gauge a total picture of your health: past and present, by considering your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual state. All of these factors are relevant to determining the cause of any current or potential health problems.
Additionally, your family history, diet and lifestyle will be addressed, as these are highly relevant to the state of your health. If you do not feel comfortable answering any of the questions you are not obliged to do so.
At the end of your consultation you will work together with your practitioner to create a treatment plan that fits perfectly with your lifestyle, health goals and budget. Specific diet and lifestyle adjustments will be recommended, and herbal and nutritional supplementation may also be recommended to correct any imbalances.
Pronounced ‘are-you-veda’, the term translates from Sanskrit as ‘the science of life’ or ‘the art of longevity.’
Originating in India over 5000 years ago, Ayurveda is one of the oldest and most comprehensive systems of healing in the world. The principles of Ayurveda come from the Vedas: the same ancient body of knowledge that brought us meditation and yoga. Ayurveda is a sister science to yoga, and the two practices enhance one another.
Ayurveda approaches the body as an expression of living consciousness that has the power to balance and heal itself given the right circumstances.
These holistic health modalities are used in the safe and effective treatment of clients of all ages, and may help;
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Our approach will also treat Common conditions such as:
The practitioner will begin by taking your pulse to gauge a picture of your current state of health. Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis is a powerful tool that will help determine your unique mind/body constitution (Called Dosha in Ayurvedic medicine) and discover where the imbalances are in your body that are causing or contributing to your health concern.
Other body analyses undertaken during the consultation may include iridology (analysing the iris in your eyes), tongue analysis and nail analysis. These diagnostic tools show signs that indicate systems or organs under stress and possible nutritional deficiencies or disease processes occurring within your body.
This is followed by an in-depth case history relating to your presenting health issue and your past health concerns. Each system of your body will be covered even if its not related to your presenting symptoms. This is to gauge a total picture of your health, past and present, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, to help discover the root cause of what’s going on.
Family history, diet and lifestyle will also be covered, as these are important issues regarding health.
In depth case history is vital to understanding your health concern so the more information gathered the better, but if you do not feel comfortable answering any of the questions you are not obliged to do so.
At the end of the consultation, you will work together with the practitioner to create a treatment plan that will work with your lifestyle, health goals and budget. Diet and lifestyle adjustments will be recommended, and herbal and nutritional supplementation may also be recommended to correct any imbalances in your body if needed.
Yes. We think client education is very important so you will become more aware and inspired about your health issue and gain a clear understanding on how to overcome it.
Recent medical reports if possible. A list of medication you are taking – allopathic and natural supplements.
Keep a food diary for a week prior to the appointment, or at least 3 days. This will give us a better and more accurate understanding of what you are eating and drinking.
We mainly prescribe liquid herbal extracts, pharmaceutical quality herbal tablets and practitioner range nutraceuticals (Vitamins, minerals, etc). All medicines are top quality and scientifically verified. All the herbal supplements have been standardised to have the correct active constituent and have been measured in potency, safety and efficacy.
Not at all. We do not recommend any radical to changes initially as it can shock the system and cause more damage to the body and mind. We will work together to form a realistic treatment plan that will fit in with your current lifestyle.
The best way to overcome unhealthy or aggravating factors in your life that are contributing to disease, is to make gradual changes. These are more effective and longer lasting as it gives your body time to adjust.
After the initial consultation, we will have a better idea of the treatment plan. It depends entirely of the severity of the disease pathology and degree of imbalance in the body.
Usually we like to see you again 2 weeks after the initial treatment, then monthly after that for 3 – 6 months.
The treatments affect also depends greatly on your compliancy and willingness to change your health.
What if Im already seeing a doctor and taking pharmaceutical medicine for my condition. Will it interact with what you prescribe or will I need to stop taking it? And how does natural medicine work as opposed to allopathic (western) medicine?
Allopathic medicine works by supressing and treating the symptoms of disease, whereas natural medicine works by treating and addressing the root cause and stimulating your body’s own natural healing ability. It acts to correct imbalances in body systems and processes, support digestive function, subtly and gently detoxify and restore the body to homeostasis – the state of balance it always strives to be in.
Allopathic and Natural medicine complement, support and work really well together. As natural medicine is working on the deeper and subtler pathways of the body and to clear out the main cause of disease, it takes some time for the body to readjust the imbalance, especially if you have had the condition for some time. I do not recommend taking you off your allopatic medication straight away, but over time with treatment, once effect starts to take hold, then we can work together with your doctor and assess and see if its possible to decrease you medication and over time if permitting to come off them completely.
We are well aware of major contraindications of herbal, nutritional and allopathic medications and will not prescribe anything that interacts, opposes or lessons the affect of medication you are already taking.
Please advise me of your current medication as well as informing your doctor of my treatment program.
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