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Ayurveda

Traditional Indian system of medicine

A genuine ayurvedic specialist is available for intake consultations on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Ayurveda is the Indian traditional system of medicine practised in many parts of Asia.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises Ayurveda as the world’s oldest (approx. 5,000 years old) scientific and holistic health system. Ayurveda is a holistic and preventive healing method aimed at maintaining health and tackling the cause of the illness.

We live in a modern and dynamic society, with fast-paced innovations and changes. This can disturb life’s natural rhythm and create an imbalance.

Ayurveda brings us back to the rhythm of nature. Ayur means ‘life’ and veda is ‘knowledge’. Knowledge that assumes everything contained in the universe is created from the five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether.

The strength of good health lies in a natural balance and the use of resources and principles from nature.

Praktiri (constitution)

Our natural physical characteristics, the qualities we are born with, are called prakriti.

Ayurveda does not maintain general criteria for health, but is based in individual health criteria instead. Some people need a warm environment, others prefer a cold environment. Each person is unique.
Ayurveda works with a person’s individual qualities.

For an ayurvedic specialist, medicine is always about the person, not the illness.

Doshas

Our constitution is formed by the subtle qualities of the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether. Vata is a combination of the subtle elements of air and space, Pitta of fire and water, and kapha of earth and water.

The way the elements are related at the time of conception determines a person’s natural constitution, also called bio-type. You will always be a combination of these three types, but one or two types will be dominant in your personality.

Ayurveda believes that every illness is the result of an imbalance in type and is aimed at restoring balance to your personal type. Our ayurvedic specialists use the unique pulse diagnosis to determine the ratios and disturbances of the five elements in you.

Ayurveda, you are the centre.

Vata

Vata relates to movement and controls our motor skills, the nerve impulses.
It is responsible for breathing, bowel movement, circulation and more.

Characteristics

  • Lightness
  • Dryness
  • Coolness

The spirit is dynamic, imaginative and clear.
Physical characteristics of vata: has relatively less fire, so more coldness (especially hands and feet). Has less fat, is slender and not very grounded (less earth) and dry (less water) and is sensitive to wind and cold, cold food, light food etc.
In case of imbalance: unsettled sleep, tendency towards irritation, nervousness and restlessness. Vata skin is usually normal to dry, with little sebum production and is very dehydrated.

Pitta

Pitta looks after transformation and perception and controls digestion and hormones.
The blood is an important vessel of pitta.
It also regulates body temperature.

Characteristics

  • Warmth
  • Lightness
  • Moisture

A pitta type is energetic, dynamic, intelligent, orderly and efficient.
Physical characteristics of pitta: has normal to sensitive, reddish skin, is usually warm, complaints involve burning.
There is relatively little earth, air and ether, so that the fire can easily dominate.
Usually of average and graceful physique.
Their digestion is strong and fast (fire element).

In case of imbalance: carries a lot of body heat, tendency for high blood pressure due to excess activity and anger, eczema and other skin complaints.

Kapha

Kapha forms the structure and lubrication of the body.
Kapha controls the bone structure and muscular system.
Kapha also has an effect on moisture balance and mucus levels, such as lymph fluid or the mucus membranes.

Characteristics

  • Heaviness
  • Oily
  • Slow
  • Coolness
  • Forgiving
  • Good memory
  • A lot of sleep

Physical characteristics of kapha: kapha skin glows, someone with a kapha constitution has thick hair, strong teeth and nails and a soft glow to the eyes.
In Case of imbalance: slow digestion, low immune system, food intolerances, colds, coughs and asthma, weight gain and obesity, lethargy.

Shirodhara

30 min. – € 75,00
Must be booked here in advance.

A shirodhara treatment involves a marma head massage and a continuous flow of herb oil over your head. This is very restful and reduces stress.

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