HEALTH CONDITIONS

The whole exercise and purpose of Ayurvedic treatment is to help us remove the excess Doshas and toxins accumulated over the years due to incompatible and incorrect life-style.

The excess Doshas and toxins may/may not have caused any apparent disease thus far but nevertheless Ayurvedic pulse reading and diagnosis helps us to see subtle disturbances. Such disturbances, if left unchecked, may contribute later on to further excess Doshas and toxins accumulating and further disturbance to your Prakriti. We can achieve the correction, restoration and management of your constitution through short- and long-term treatments.

If you suffer from any condition, including those listed in the menu below, please click the ‘Book Now’ button above to schedule an appointment.

ALLERGIES

The hyper reaction of the body against any irritation is called allergy. Usually this reaction will not be chronic in nature, but in some cases it stays long and makes life uncomfortable. Some of the allergic reactions are considered as a separate disease. It includes hay fever, dyspnoea, eczema and allergy to some food. Ayurvedic herbal combinations are popular for the remedy of allergic disorders and turmeric is a common herb which acts against the internal and external allergens.

 

Causes
  • Incompatible food
  • Eating sweet, oily and refrigerated food
  • Irritants like smoke, mould, pollen, dust etc
  • Improper bowel evacuation
  • Undigested food in the colon
Ayurvedic perspective

Due to the above causes Kapha and Pitta together with Vata vitiates and causes the signs and symptoms of allergy. According to Ayurveda, reduced ojas (immunity) and accumulation of undigested food (ama) are the causes of allergic reactions. So the primary site of treatment is the stomach. Proper digestion and absorption of food and the evacuation of waste from the intestine time to time reduces the allergic symptoms. If these internal changes are not properly treated it can change into asthma, cough or other chronic disorders.


Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms:

  • Sneezing
  • Red, watery and itchy eyes and nose
  • Headache or stomach ache
  • Skin rashes or coughing
  • Runny nose or breathing problems
  • Vomiting or diarrhoea.

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

 

Treatments can include
  • Internal medications for better digestion
  • Fibre rich diet and sufficient fluid supplement
  • Balancing the brain to reduce allergic attacks
  • Warm oil therapies according to constitution
  • Nasal medication and cleansing -Nasya
  • Herbal enema or purging
  • Yoga and breathing exercise

ANXIETY

Anxiety is a common disorder in western developed countries. If untreated it can lead to the depression and social effects. Ayurveda explains the treatments of the anxiety should be done with most care of the physical, mental, social and spiritual aspect of the client. Anxiety disorders are bracketed as mental health problems. It includes social phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

Causes
  • Excessive and irrational anxiety
  • Worries that become ongoing and distressing and that interfere with daily life


Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms.

  • Constant fears or negative thoughts
  • Faintness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Panic or a fear of attacks
  • Trembling
  • Sweating
  • Difficulties breathing
  • Nausea

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

 

Treatments may include
  • Spiritual Counselling
  • Oil and sweating therapies
  • Internal medications and satwik diet
  • Treatments to balance the third eye
  • Oil massages and sweating therapies
  • Herbal enema
  • Medicated purging
  • Yoga and meditation

ARTHRITIS

There are over 100 varieties of arthritis that affect the muscles, bones and joints. According to research in Victoria, more than 1.5 million people are experiencing joint and other diseases of muscles and joints. Osteoarthritis, gouty arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common arthritis conditions. In Ayurveda joints and bones are more influenced by the Vata element and the diseases are called Vata Roga.

Causes
  • Genetic disorders
  • Incompatible diet
  • Continuous physical stress
  • Increased body weight
  • Injuries
  • Some infections
Ayurvedic perspective

A high salt, spicy and acidic diet together with physical or mental stress, aggravates the Doshas, particularly Vata. Later vitiated Vata vitiates the blood and finally localises in the joints. This causes degeneration in the joints which causes pain and inflammation. Main focus in the treatment of arthritis is Vata balancing diet and regimen. Rest and oil massage is essential in the treatment.


Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms:

  • Pain and reduced movement of the joint
  • Redness and warmth in a joint
  • Swelling in a joint
  • Rheumatism
  • Changes in appetite
  • Fatigue and feeling unwell.

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

 

Treatments may include
  • Diet and regimen to support the joints and bones
  • Herbs for proper digestion
  • Herbal enema
  • Medicated oil massage – Pizhichil
  • Sweating therapies like steam bath and bolus massage
  • Internal medications to reduce complications
  • Pouring of herbal oil on forehead
  • Yoga and meditation

BODY WEIGHT

Increased body weight is the most common disorder of the twenty first century. But all the weight gain is not only a result of a high fatty diet or increased food. Most women at menopause experience weight gain. The reason includes lowered oestrogen levels, lifestyle factors such as diet and lack of exercise. In such cases the weight gain is more concentrated in the abdomen region.

 

Causes
  • Fluid and salt retention
  • Kidney or heart failure
  • Fatty diet and lack of exercise
  • Hormonal or pregnancy related
  • Some drugs or genetic reasons
Ayurvedic perspective

Due to the above causes all the doshas become aggravated and vitiates the digestive secretions (Agni). This causes increased absorption of fluid and nutrition. This leads to the deposition of the absorbed elements in the tissues resulting in weight gain. The correction of absorption is the primary focus in the management of increased weight. Appropriate and consistent practice of yoga or exercise together with diet restrictions can reduce body weight on a gradual basis.


Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms:

  • Increased weight
  • Uneasiness of the movement
  • Feeling of heaviness
  • Reduced or increased appetite
  • Joint pain or breathing difficulties

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

 

 

Treatments may include:
  • Special diet to balance digestive fire
  • Internal medications
  • Proper evacuation of the daily urges
  • Improving functioning of the brain for catabolic activities
  • Dry, warming massages and sweating therapies
  • Herbal enema or purging
  • Special yogic exercises
  • Meditation

DEPRESSION

Depression is a medical condition characterised by extreme feelings of sorrow and gloom. It is not just feeling sad. Symptoms of depression can change with the type of the disorder. This disorder is treatable when detected early.

Causes
  • A mix of recent events longer-term personal factors, which cause chemical imbalances in the brain
  • Life events
  • Family history
  • Personality
  • Serious medical illness
  • Drug and alcohol use
Ayurvedic perspective

According to Ayurveda health is the balance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of a human being. This can be attained if we practice the lifestyle and diet according to one’s individual constitution. The mental energies- Tamas and Rajas get vitiated with improper regimen and diet. This will heat up the mind and reduces the activities like intellect and thought process. In Ayurveda depression can be treated with counselling, internal medications and spiritual rituals.

Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms :

  • Behavioural, emotional and physical changes
  • Withdrawing from friends and close family members
  • Not interested to go out
  • Lack of motivation, interest and enthusiasm
  • Not interested to complete work
  • Interest in alcohol or sedatives

A person with depression may feel:

  • Overwhelmed, guilty and irritable
  • Frustrated, unhappy and lacking in confidence
  • Indecisive, disappointed and sad.
  • Fatigue and feeling sick and ‘run down’
  • Headaches and muscle pains
  • Churning gut and sleep problems
  • Loss or change of appetite and weight loss or gain.

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

 

Treatments may include
  • Internal medications which support the strength of the mind
  • Spiritual counselling for improving confidence
  • Special Satvik diet
  • Nasya
  • Breathing and Yogic exercises
  • Special treatments of the forhead – Sirodhara
  • Herbal enema
  • Meditation and Prayer

DIABETES

Diabetes is a chronic disorder which affects the different functional system of the body. Pancreases secrete the hormone called Insulin which is responsible for the absorption of glucose from the blood. When the pancreas doesn’t produce insulin effectively, there is an accumulation of glucose in the blood. This condition is called Diabetes. Ayurveda explains Diabetes as Prameha which means increased urination.

Causes
  • Reduced exercises
  • Day time sleeping
  • Heavy oily, incompatible diet
  • Stress
  • Inactive attitude
  • Fermented milk products, rice and sweets taken daily
  • Excessive alcohol intake
Ayurvedic perspective

Due to the above causes doshas become vitiated and thus lose harmony in the body. Aggravated doshas primarily make changes in the circulatory and urinary system, resulting in the circulation of undigested food (Ama). The symptom of Ama in the blood is an increase of sweet taste in the blood and urine. This condition is called Prameha. Ayurveda explains twenty varieties of Prameha and their management with correction of lifestyle and diet.


Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms :

  • Increased thirst, hunger and urination
  • Feeling tired and lethargic
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Weight loss and mood swings
  • Itching and skin infections
  • Blurred vision and nausea

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.&nbsp

 

Treatments may include
  • Lifestyle correction with proper yogic exercise
  • Diet based on individual constitution and disease condition
  • Herbal bolus massages to reduce the complications
  • Internal medications to manage increased glucose
  • Pouring of medicine on forehead to balance the hormone and brain
  • Herbal enema
  • Meditation for emotional and metal tranquillity

ECZEMA

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. There are different varieties for skin diseases commonly called Kushta. Eczema can become red patches on the skin that become scaly and itchy. Tiny blisters with clear fluid can form in some cases. Weeping of the skin is a sign infected dermatitis. Eczema can vary in severity and symptoms may flare up or subside from day to day with stress. Skin diseases are very much related to pulmonary problems.

Causes
  • Non alkaline diet
  • Inability of skin damage to repair
  • Hormones or allegiants
  • Incompatible food
Ayurvedic perspective

From the above causes, doshas become aggravated and vitiates the blood and then localises in the skin. Due to this reason blood purification and proper absorption is the primary focus in the management of skin diseases. Diet and medicines are dominated with bitter taste and cooling effect internally. Purely vegetarian diet with alkaline properties is recommended. Reducing stress is also an inevitable part of the treatment.


Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms:

  • Dryness and itching of skin
  • Oozing fluid from skin
  • Infection
  • Red dark or scaly joints and skin
  • Dandruff or dry scalp

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

 

 

Treatments may include
  • Diet and medication to detoxify the blood
  • Application of medicated paste
  • Sirodhara with medicated milk
  • Massage with herbal paste
  • Herbal enema or purging
  • Yoga and meditation

ENDOMETRIOSIS

In endometriosis the inner layer of the uterus starts to grow outside the uterus. This results in fibrous scar tissue developing in that area which manifests in pain and cramps. This may also affect the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and the intestines. In Ayurveda the disease is described under Vatiki

Causes
  • Dry and refrigerated food
  • Ice cold drinks
  • There is no known cause in modern science
Ayurvedic perspective

Usually Vatiki occurs for people with Vata constitution. If they eat dry or cold refrigerated food constantly it will alter the physiological harmony of the menstrual organs, and results in the below mentioned symptoms of endometriosis. This can be treated considerably with anti Vata diet and regimen.


Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms.:

  • Painful periods
  • Pain with sex
  • Pelvic pain
  • Ovulation pain
  • Pain in the lower back and thighs
  • Bowel symptoms
  • Bladder symptoms
  • Reduced fertility
  • Nausea and lethargy
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

 

Treatments may include
  • Internal medications and Vata pacifying diet
  • Medicated oil treatment for nervous correction.
  • Herbal massages and sweating therapies
  • Herbal massages
  • Herbal enema and purging
  • Special yogic exercises

FEMALE INFERTILITY

Infertility is not only a personal problem but affects family and society in many instances. The chance for infertility in a female is 30 times more than that of a male. Female infertility is a cause for mental stress in many women. There are different responsible factors for infertility, but failure of ovulation is the most common. This is characterised by irregular or absence of periods.

Causes
  • Dry and cold diet and regimen
  • Ovulation problems
  • Endometriosis or PCOS
  • structural problems
Ayurvedic perspective

Due to the above causes Vata dosha becomes aggravated and vitiates other doshas like Pitta and Kapha which control the secretions and hormone mechanism. This changes the entire process of ovulation resulting in improper or absence of egg production creating infertility.


Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms

  • Irregular/ absence/ painful menstruation
  • Loss of hair or thinning hair
  • Changes in sex drive and desire
  • Dark hair growth on the lips, chest, and chin
  • Weight gain
  • Milky white discharge from nipples unrelated to breastfeeding
  • Skin changes, including more acne
  • Pain during sex

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

 

Treatments may include
  • Lifestyle consultation and nutritional advice
  • Internal medication and therapeutic yoga
  • Oil massage and sweating therapy
  • Medicated bolus massage
  • brain activating massage with Sirodhara
  • Herbal purging or enema
  • breathing exercise – Pranayama

HORMONAL BALANCING

Hormonal imbalance is very common and often complicated, simply because we have so many hormones in our bodies. Hormones can be adversely influenced by improper diet and regimen. Changes of hormones not only affects the physiology of the body but the mind also. Due to this reason treatment of hormonal imbalance is not only focused on pathological correction but emotional balance.

Causes
  • Incompatible food and drinks e.g. acidic fruits and dairy
  • Chemical or hormones contained in food or medicines
  • High liquid, fatty and heavy diet (long term)
  • Suppression of the urges
  • Increased use of sour, salty and pungent taste
  • Drinking very cold water
  • Malnutrition
  • Excessive intake of cereals, yoghurt, fish
Ayurvedic perspective

Due to the above causes, undigested putrefied nutrients get into the blood, becomes toxic and circulates all over the body. This changes the normal physiology of the glands and organs of hormone secretion, resulting in menstrual and emotional disturbances. This change is reflected in women’s moods and emotions. Correction of the acidic nature of the blood to alkaline and Pitta balance are the main focus of the treatment.


Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms

  • Abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Emotional disturbances
  • Heat, lassitude and headache
  • Irregular and excessive vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Nausea and vomiting

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

 

Treatments may include
  • Balancing hormonal changes
  • Blood and mind purification
  • Detoxification
  • Proper nutritional supplement
  • Lifestyle correction
  • Diet and regiment according to constitution
  • Yoga and Meditation

IBS (IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can present with abdominal pain, alternating constipation and diarrhoea or with bloating. There is no specific cause in modern science but in Ayurveda improper qualities of diet causes similar disease called Grahani. The factors such as emotional stress, infection and some foods can worsen the condition. Almost one in five Australians experience IBS at some time in their life. Women are more prone to IBS than men as their stress levels are comparatively higher. The symptoms of IBS tend to first occur in early adulthood.

Causes
  • Changes of routine
  • Emotional stress
  • suppression of urges
  • skipping or eating cold oily food
  • Neurotransmitter serotonin dysfunction.

Due to the above mentioned reasons the digestive juices (Agni) vitiate and reduce its strength of digestion. This causes acidity in the stomach, stomach ache and dryness of mouth. If not treated properly the neurological coordination of digestion and bowel movement become imbalanced.


Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain or cramps
  • Intermittent diarrhoea and constipation
  • The feeling of bowel urge soon after defecation
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Mucus present in the stools
  • Nausea.

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

 

Treatments may include
  • Oil and sweating therapies
  • Vegetarian diet based on constitution
  • correction of the digestive system with herbs
  • Herbal enema
  • Medicated bolus massage
  • Yoga and meditation

LIVER DISORDER

The most common diseases of the liver are cirrhosis and fatty liver. Fatty liver is the accumulation of excess fat in the liver cells. Fatty liver can damage the normal physiology and anatomy and lead to serious complications such as cirrhosis. It is a slow progressing disease in which healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue and eventually preventing the liver from normal functions. Risk factors for fatty liver disease include increased body weight, diabetes and elevated triglyceride levels.

Causes
  • Eating excess calories causes fat
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High triglycerides
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Malnutrition
Ayurvedic perspective

Liver is the seat of Pitta (fire) and is the organ which aids the process of digestion and assimilation. Imbalance of the liver is the root cause of improper digestion and this will affect other tissues adversely. Liver disease causes improperly absorbed nutrients circulating in the blood. Treatment of liver involves the purification of blood and digestion. Treatment of liver disorders is done with purging therapies, zero alcohol and alkaline diet.


Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Weakness
  • Confusion

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

 

 

Treatments may include
  • Vegetarian diet
  • Medicated purging
  • Liver rejuvenate herbs
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Herbal massage treatments
  • Herbal enema
  • Nasal medication

MALE INFERTILITY

Almost one in five couples has difficulty in conceiving a child. Nearly 30% of infertility is caused from the male’s side. Male infertility can be because of poor quality sperm, reduced sperm count or blockages in the tubes of the reproductive system.

Causes
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Wearing tight underwear
  • Anabolic steroids (for body-building or sports).
Ayurvedic perspective

Due to the above causes Vata dosha becomes aggravated and vitiates other doshas like Pitta and Kapha which control the secretions and hormone mechanism. This changes the entire process of ovulation resulting in improper or absence of egg production creating infertility.


Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms.

  • Poor quality sperm
  • Low sperm count
  • Blockages in the reproductive tubes.

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

 

Treatments can include
  • Oil massages and sweating therapies
  • Internal medications and diet correcting
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Rejuvenation and treatment for libido
  • Bath in medicated water
  • Herbal enema
  • Medicated purging

MENOPAUSE

Menarche and Menopause are two stages in the life of women in which normal physiology can interfere with daily activities, thoughts and emotions. Menopause is otherwise called as ‘the change of life’, as it marks the end of the monthly period in a woman’s life. During this period of time ovaries produces less oestrogen and progesterone. The female hormone levels in the blood are reduced and it causes longer and unpredictable menstrual cycles. Due to these reasons, the chances of conception after the age of forty five are low. Changes in hormones can cause reduced calcium absorption and thus cause osteoporosis. Heart diseases and mood changes also are seen in many cases due to this variation in the hormones.

Causes

Menopause is a natural changeover in the life of women due to the changes in the hormonal physiology. Ageing is the real reason of this physiology but heavy smoking or surgical removal of the ovaries can result into earlier onset of menopause.

Ayurvedic Perspective

Menopause is a transition time from Pitta phase to Vata phase in the life of a woman. During this time women experience the signs and symptoms of Pitta and Vata imbalance. Symptoms of Pitta imbalance like night sweats, hot flashes, and emotional agitation occurs easily at this time. The focus of the treatment is balancing Pitta and Vata, thus pacifying the hormonal imbalance.


Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms:

  • Reduced self-esteem and libido
  • Headaches and irritability
  • Tiredness, aches and pains
  • Reduced sleep and memory loss
  • Urinary frequency and vaginal dryness
  • Hot flushes and night sweats

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

 

Treatments may include
  • Diet and regimen to balance the Pitta and Vata
  • Internal medication to balance the hormones
  • Oil massage therapy – Pizhichil
  • Herbal bolus massage treatments
  • Panchakarma therapies
  • Breathing exercises and Hatha yoga

PRE-MENSTRUAL STRESS

Premenstrual stress (PMS) is a combination of signs and symptoms of physical and psychological complaints during or before the actual occurrence of menstruation. Complaints usually persist for about four to seven days and goes away when menstruation ends.

 

Causes

  • Progestogen deficiency
  • Vitamin B6 deficiency
  • Oestrogen excess
  • Abnormal glucose metabolism
  • Electrolyte imbalances
Ayurvedic perspective

According to Ayurveda, the imbalance is predominantly influenced by the Pitta dosha and blood tissue. Even though there are various theories in western science about the causes of PMS, hormonal imbalance is the common cause. The actual cause of PMS is still unclear in modern medicine, but in Ayurveda the balance of imbalanced Pitta gives an effective long term improvement. The vitiation of pitta and Rakta in PMS increases with increased body weight, stress and smoking.


Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms:

  • Abdominal bloating and fluid retention
  • Headache and unusual sweating
  • Increased appetite
  • Difficulty perceiving
  • Feelings of loneliness and craving for food
  • Disturbed sleep and mood changes
  • Swollen and tender breasts
  • Anxiety and confusion
  • Reduced concentration and memory
  • Lowered self-esteem and confidence
  • Changes in digestion and sexual desire

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

 

 

Treatments may include
  • Proper diet based on constitution and nutritional advice
  • Emotional support and spiritual counselling
  • Internal medication to balance the changes of Pitta
  • Therapeutic yoga for proper exercise
  • Oil massage and sweating therapy
  • Herbal bolus massage
  • Balancing the brain – ovarian hormonal axis
  • Herbal enema or purging (virechana)
  • Nasal medication