We follow all four types of Ayurvedic patient examination methods during the initial consultation. Looking at the patient’s face, hair, skin and eyes will help in determining the basic constitution.This will be followed by talking to the patient and asking questions. How do they respond? What kind of mind do they have? Speaking and listening can give further insights about the patient’s constitution.
Individual body type
The objective of the diagnosis is understanding the natal constitution of the patient (prakruthi) and to be able to know the current constitution or imbalance state (vikruthi).
Then systemic examinations include observing the patient’s tongue and reading the pulse.This enables asking the right questions to further define the type and nature of the person (prakruthi) and their imbalance (vikruthi).
Ayurvedic philosophy believes in health resulting from harmony within one’s self.To be healthy, harmony within must exist between one’s purpose for being, thoughts, feelings and physical action. Ayurveda also believes that a person can be healthy only with a strong immune system.
Treatment mainly has two steps: correcting the fundamental imbalance and treating the disease process that occurred in part of body or the whole body. This includes diet modification, lifestyle modification, behavioral modification and stress prevention.
Finally prescribing Ayurvedic herbal medicines and supplements and providing appropriate Ayurvedic body therapies to strengthen their immune system, increase digestive fire and improve elimination. These natural medicines and therapies help improve assimilation of nutrients from the diet and elimination of the waste products and toxins or “ama” from the body.