Historical evidence of Ayurveda could be found in the ancient books of wisdom known as the Vedas. In Rig Veda, the oldest of the vedas, over 60 Ayurvedic preparations were mentioned that could be used to help an individual in overcoming various ailments. The Rig Veda was written over 6,000 years ago, but really Ayurveda has been around even longer than that. Ayurveda is more than just a medical system. It is a Science of Life.
Ayurveda is a science in the sense that it is a complete system. It is a qualitative, holistic science of health and longevity, a philosophy and system of healing the whole person, body and mind. This system evolved at a time when philosophy and medicine were not separated; hence philosophical views have strongly influenced the Ayurvedic way of thinking.
The word, Ayurveda, derived from the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit, means "Knowledge of Life". Ayurveda's basic principle is the concept that you are capable of taking charge of your own life and healing.
As per Ayurveda there are three main energies that combine to form all things in the universe. These are recognized as being fundamental to all life and are seen in the processes of growth, maintenance, and decay. Their actions are named anabolism, metabolism, and catabolism in the western sciences. Three doshas or three energetic forces control the activities of the body are: Vata, Pitta, Kapha
The Vata dosha is the most important of the three doshas. In the classic Ayurveda books it is quoted that other doshas are lame without the help of vata. The elements combine with Ether and Air in dominance to form what is known in Ayurveda as Vata Dosha. Vata dominates the lower part of the body, which is below umbilicus. The movements of body fluid, metabolism, elimination of waste products, relaying stimulus to brain and response to organs and tissues, heart beat, respiration, body movements etc are assisted by VATA. Vata dominated regions are intestines, lumbar region, ears, bones and skin.
The elements with Fire and Water in dominence combine to form the Pitta Dosha . The Pitta Dosha is responsible for the process of transformation or metabolism. The transformation of foods into nutrients that our bodies can assimilate is an example of a Pitta function. Pitta is also responsible for metabolism in the organ and tissue systems as well as cellular metabolism.
Finally, it is predominantly the water and earth elements, which combine to form the Kapha Dosha. Kapha is responsible for growth, adding structure unit by unit. It also offers protection, for example, in form of the cerebral-spinal fluid, which protects the brain and spinal column. The mucosal lining of the stomach is another example of the function of Kapha Dosha protecting the tissues.
When the three Doshas are well harmonized and function in a balanced manner, it results in good nourishment and well-being of the individual. But when there is imbalance or disharmony within or between them, it will result in elemental imbalance, leading to various kinds of ailments. The Ayurvedic concept of physical health revolves round these three Doshas and its primary purpose is to help maintain them in a balanced state and thus to prevent disease.
Join Dr Ki Florence-David, founder of the Uma-Sri Institute for Vedic Sciences, for a transformational Ayurvedic consultation and counseling program. Each program is personalized to the individual and after a personal consultation with Dr Florence-David you undergo a number of therapies and practices to optimize your health and well being based on your unique physical, mental, and emotional constitution.
"Ayurveda is beyond beginning and ending. A science of eternal healing, it is compared to a vast ocean, and studying Ayurveda to swimming across. A true teacher can teach one how to swim, but the swimming is up to the student; …it is a lifelong journey."
Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana Chapter Thirty
Learn to live harmoniously through Ayurveda - the Science of Life
Understand your constitution and the nature of imbalances that courses disharmony in the mind/body/spirit. Receive a detailed guideline to the solution and the nature of the remedy appropriate for you. Food recommendations, herbal, movement, psychological and body therapies will be recommended.
Ayurvedic therapies and practices include: Herbal Therapy, Nutrition, Pancha Karma “Bliss” Therapy, Yoga Practices, and more!
The Uma-Sri Ayurvedic Diagnostic Program
- Provides an online management system to accurately diagnosis a patient
- Provides therapists with a multifaceted treatment program to address a patient’s condition.
- Provides historical tracking of a patient, showing a patient’s progress over time and updating treatment recommendations based upon a patient’s current condition.
- Provides online education for both clients and therapists. Allows therapists to obtain additional training and certification in new modalities.
- Customizable website that allows therapists to incorporate their approach and philosophy into the client’s treatment program and incorporate their own classes.
- Provides a user friendly interface allowing practitioners to rapidly interpret information and provides easy to understand graphics for the patient
- Provides practitioners with a valuable resource to incorporate several different modalities into a patient’s treatment program
- Provides practitioners with the opportunity to participate in valuable training and increase their offerings to clients.
- Offers a finely detailed analysis of a patient’s condition, rendering so-called “dosha quizes” obsolete
- Provides therapists of all experience levels with access to a vast store of Ayurvedic knowledge and wisdom
- Offers a way for practitioners to optimize patient outcomes
- Provides practitioners with detailed explanations regarding the assessments and recommendations, aiding with understanding
- Easy to use program, providing specific, action oriented recommendations.
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- Provides a cost effective system allowing practitioners to manage all of their clients for a low monthly fee.
The Uma-Sri Ayurvedic Diagnostic Software is a state of the art program to assist a therapist in treating a client from an Ayurvedic perspective. The software has the client complete a comprehensive intake with the technician.
Based upon the results of the intake, the client’s constitution (Prakruti) is determined in relation to the dominant doshas. The program also identifies which doshas are out of balance (Vikruti), and develops a treatment plan to address the client’s specific needs.
The treatment plans provide a detailed outline of dietary guidelines, lifestyle recommendations, psychological challenges and other Nidana (daily lifestyle challenges). It prescribes Ayurvedic treatment plans including: herbs, yoga, Pranayama, color therapy, Mantras, Meditation, Aromatherapy and bodywork. The Diagnostic software provides therapists & spas with a unique tool designing the most beneficial regimen for clients.
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