Have you heard of the whole-body healing system known as Ayurveda? This ancient, traditional practice is aimed toward setting things right and getting back to a balanced state of being.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a holistic, natural system of medicine that originated in India over three millennia ago.
The word itself holds significant, and very particular meaning. Derived from Sanskrit, the word “ayur” means “life” and “veda” means “science or knowledge,” so when you put it together, it becomes clear that the practice of Ayurveda is a literal translation from the etymology: it is knowledge of life.
This ancient Indian practice is very individualistic, paying attention to and placing emphasis on the balance and harmony in an individual’s mind, body, and spirit. It is an excellent approach to incorporate into your care plan, as it is holistic and pays attention to the things within and around you that are influencing your health and wellbeing.
What Does Ayurvedic Medicine Include?
When an ayurvedic approach to health is applied properly, it incorporates changes in:
- Diet – ex: adding or removing more of a particular food or food group
- Activity/Fitness – ex: adding particular yoga poses to your practice
- Healing Practices – Ocular acupuncture
Your physician will work with you to determine how to integrate Ayurveda into your overall care plan.
Hoag Concierge Medicine and Ayurveda
It is very important that any Ayurvedic practices you’d like to learn more about or incorporate are discussed in depth with your practitioner.
Dr. Hiteshi makes sure to take the time to discuss the principles and approaches to Ayurveda that could be helpful to their treatment plan. He will make suggestions himself, as well as guide patients further to a formal Ayurvedic practitioner, should they want to explore more in depth.
Visit our facilities for a tour and free consultation to find the best care partner for you. For more information call us today at 949-629-2600 or click here for a member of our concierge team to call you.
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