What is Ayurveda

WELLSET GETTING STARTED GUIDE

Everything you need to know about Ayurveda

Ever wondered “What is Ayurveda?” or “How can an Ayurvedic practitioner help me?” or even “How can I find an Ayurvedic Practitioner near me?” Look no further! This Getting Started Guide is a great place to start.


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AYURVEDA OVERVIEW

If you are looking to tie all of the different elements of your health together with one ancient holistic system, Ayurveda might be for you.


Ayurvedic medicine is deeply rooted in the idea of interconnectedness. The word Ayurveda itself is derived from the sanskrit words “ayur” meaning life, and “veda” meaning knowledge. These principles reflect the core ideology of Ayurvedic medicine: that ailments, diseases and physical symptoms are a result of a disconnectedness between the mind, body and the environment.

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WHAT SCIENCE IS SAYING

Ayurveda might be the oldest form of medicine

A system of natural healing processes, Ayurveda may be the oldest form of alternative medicine recognized by the global medical community. Over 3,000 years ago, Ayurveda began in India, where it remains deeply integrated its primary care health system. Western cultures are also beginning to implement Ayurvedic medicine into standard medical research. The National Institute of Health, a research leg of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is currently funding research on the effects of Ayurvedic medicine on improving the quality of life in breast cancer patients.

Sources: NIH, Hopkins Medicine

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What our expert practitioners have to say

MEREDITH KLEIN
AYURVEDIC PRACTITIONER

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WELLSET: HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP HEAL THE MIND AND BODY?

KLEIN: Ayurveda draws upon over 5,000 years of wisdom and practice to heal the body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda is rooted in the belief that our bodies are subject to the same forces of nature as everything else in the cosmos – namely, the five elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. I use the elements as both a lens and language for assessing and understanding what may be happening in the physical body and mind of each client I meet with. With that knowledge, I can then give a client suggestions for finding more balance and relief from any symptoms being experienced. The primary tools I use in my practice are basic diet and lifestyle suggestions, along with simple herbal formulas.

WELLSET: HOW CAN CLIENTS EXPECT TO FEEL AFTER A SESSION?

KLEIN: I want my clients to leave our sessions feeling empowered – they should feel that their concerns have been addressed, that I have listened deeply to what they are going through, and they should feel equipped with knowledge and tools to make the shifts they are seeking in their lives and health situation.

Conditions that Ayurveda can help ease:

Acne, Bloating, Blood Pressure, Digestive Issues, Anxiety, Allergies, Leaky Gut, Beauty