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A: World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises Ayurveda as a Traditional system of medicine. Here are a couple links referring to this.
Q: Is Ayurveda a recognised system of medicine?
Q: Is Ayurveda only for people belonging to south Asian subcontinent?
A: Ayurveda is universal and is not confined to any region or space. It is comprehensive and flexible, and thus, is for every being on this planet.
Q: What do you mean by holistic science?
A: Ayurveda looks at an individual not merely as a body but as a being with all the components (mind, body, consciousness) together. The perspective is always as a whole and not as solitary bits of a person.
This school of thought aids in decoding the imbalances to a single root cause and assists in restoring balance as a whole, treating not just the body but also the mind and consciousness.
Q: Is Ayurveda for a particular age group?
A: Ayurveda is for the gametes that are going to form a child; for those who are a hundred years plus; and everyone in between!
Q: How can Ayurveda help the gametes?
A: Ayurveda can help in the formation of healthy gametes in a fertile adult, thus, after conception it produces a healthy child. Ayurveda describes the process of healthy conception. This is a wonderful solution for the current rise in increasing genetic disorders, birth deformities and several other ailments.
Q: Why would I choose Ayurveda when I have modern medicine?
A: Ayurveda and Modern Medicine are two very different sciences working on different principles. While, Modern medicine has a reductionist approach to the body, Ayurveda has a holistic approach. Both have their own set of limitations. The role of modern medicine in emergencies and acute conditions is highly credible and irreplaceable. While Ayurveda plays a significant role in preventive healthcare and managing chronic ailments and some acute conditions that are within its scope. Ayurveda, when properly assessed and customised, can heal a person without any harmful by consequences. It's holistic approach works on the mind and the consciousness along with the body. Ayurveda is a lifestyle and not merely a system of medicine.
Q: I do not suffer from any ailment. Do I still need Ayurveda?
A: Ayurveda is not just for the ailing. Ayurveda is a lifestyle. Ayurveda is for everyone on this planet to understand our bodies and our uniqueness. Ayurveda helps you understand yourself and your body better and lets you make better choices in regards with food and lifestyle.
Enroll for the workshop, Secrets of Healthy Living, to understand more.
Q: Why do you have no mention of herbs anywhere? Isn't Ayurveda herbs?
A: Herbs are only a part of Ayurveda. Herbs are used to restore balance in an individual as an adjunct to lifestyle and diet changes.
Ayurveda says - 'When a person follows the right diet, there's no use of medicines;
When a person doesn't follow the right diet, there's no use of medicines.'
This is why there is importance attached primarily to diet (and lifestyle) throughout this website.
Q: What is Panchakarma? Is it spa?
A: Pancha means five and karma means therapy. Panchakarma is a group of therapies administered to a person when there is a major toxic accumulation in the body and the toxins need to be eliminated via one of the channels in the body. These eliminations are done in one of the five ways (medicated emesis, medicated purgation, medicated enemas, medicated errhines and blood letting) based on the need and circumstance. It is a complex procedure and should be administered only after a detailed examination of an individual. Only a qualified therapist can administer these procedures on prescription by a qualified Ayurveda practitioner.
So, no Panchakarma is not a spa. :)
Q: Can panchakarma be taken by anyone at anytime?
A: No, Panchakrma cannot be taken by anyone. An Ayurvedic physician needs to assess the person and panchakarma is prescribed when the body needs it and only if the body has the strength to undergo the therapy. Panchakarma therapies need to be done at a particular hour during the day and the performance of these therapies also depend on the climatic conditions and seasons.
Generally, weak, frail, old people, children, pregnant women and lactating women are contraindicated for panchakarma.
Q: Is there a meaning for your logo?
A: The MŚĀ in the logo is an acronym for Mā Śucaḥ Āyuṣkendra. The circular element on the left is the Sri Chakra, representing the universe and the leaf is a symbolic representation for Ayurveda. The logo is a metaphor for Ayurveda around the universe.
Q: Is Your Establishment a spa that provides Massages?
A: MŚĀ Wellness currently doesn't provide massages* or any pancakarma therapy at it's center. We hope to be able to provide you these services soon.
*Massages are to be customised based on the needs of an individual. Certain cases prohibit use of oils for massages. Proper consultation with Vd. Sathyavathi is essential before getting yourself a massage.
Q: Does Ayurvedic Treatment take time?
A: The treatment length depends on how soon it has been initiated since the onset of an ailment in an individual. If it's a short duration since the onset of a disease, the treatment time is short. Similarly, if it has been years since the onset of a particular condition, you do need to give it some time for the treatment.
Q: I'm skeptical of using herbs as treatment. Does Ayurveda have anything else to offer?
A: Herbs are always prescribed after careful analysis of an individual. These herbs are customised according to one's needs.
If you are still concerned about the use of herbs, you can choose to follow everything else that Ayurveda prescribes including but not limited to a customised diet and lifestyle.
Q: Are my previous medical records of relevance in Ayurveda? Do I need to bring them when visiting you?
A: Your medical reports are a form of peeking into some elements of your body in the past. As the language that Ayurveda speaks is different from the one that conventional medicine speaks, all your previous records would aid in the understanding of your body from a different perspective.
Q: Can I take Ayurvedic treatment along with modern medicine?
A: Ayurvedic treatment can be used in conjunction with modern medicine. An Ayurvedic physician will be able to guide you on the right way of following the treatment without causing any interactions. Kindly let the Ayurvedic physician know of any medicines you may be taking before starting any treatment.
Q: What if I need a short notice appointment?
A: All consultations are based on appointments. The website allows to book an appointment up to one day before the day of consultation based on the slots available. If you need an appointment at a very short notice, kindly contact me over phone or WhatsApp and I will try to accommodate as a special case.
Q: Can I get a consultation Online?
A: Online consultation services are available for lifestyle and diet customisations only. Full consultation services will be available only as a personal service as proper physical examination is essential for a complete evaluation.
You can book an online consultation here.
Q: What are the fees for consultation?
A: The standard concept of fees do not apply for consultations with Dr (Ayu) Sathyavathi S. There is no obligation for any payment. Choosing to give something in cash or kind is entirely voluntary.
Q: Will your workshop teach people herbs?
A: The workshops are not a textbook course on Ayurveda but are intended to be as a peek into oneself through the eyes of Ayurveda. As the titles suggest, 'The Secrets of Healthy Living' workshop teaches you to understand your body dynamics in a lively, interactive and engaging atmosphere; and 'Healthy Cooking Workshop' workshop is understanding the elements in your kitchen and analysing healthy from the unhealthy food combinations in the form of stories.
Click here to know more about these workshops.
Q: Are there any pre-requisites for your workshops? I have no experience or knowledge of alternative medicines. Will I still be able to benefit?
A: These workshops are designed for everyone including those with absolutely no understanding of any system of medicine.
Read some testimonials here to know what people who attended these workshops have to say.