Reasons for an Ayurvedic consultation can be different. Regardless of the fact whether you already have a certain health problem or you want to act preventively, Ayurvedic consultation will give you many insights into your body condition. Through detailed analysis of the existing condition and based on the Ayurvedic parameters, Ayurvedic practitioner will define where the weaknesses are and provide the client with advice on how to prevent potential problems.
It is important to say that Ayurvedic evaluation of the existing condition is not reduced to evaluating a problem that was the reason for coming. In Ayurveda, the attention is paid not only to the existing problem but to the body condition as a whole.
A hundred-year-old experience of Ayurvedic practice has shown that to treat any health problem with success, one should approach the body as a whole. On that account, Ayurvedic consultation is a very comprehensive procedure and it is of the utmost importance that you participate in the process actively because every detail matters.
In the course of the consultation, Ayurvedic practitioner builds a complex picture of the client's condition and aims at defining, as precisely as possible, the causes that led to a problem or dysfunction, so that their appearance can be prevented in the future.
It is also extremely important that you give precise information on your condition to your Ayurvedic practitioner because, as we have already mentioned, every detail counts, including the details that you might consider to be unimportant.
To get a whole picture of your condition it is necessary that you answer all questions precisely and that you are as precise as possible in describing your diet, everyday habits, emotions, current health disturbances and problems, as well as your medical history, etc.
The Ayurvedic examination is three-fold. It consists of darshana, sparshana and prashna. We are going to describe them briefly.
Darshana or observation starts with your entrance into the room where the Ayurvedic consultation takes place. The way you walk or shake hands, the way you sit, your gestures and the tone of your voice while speaking and answering questions are the first elements detected by your Ayurvedic practitioner. In addition to that, darshana refers to observing the elements of your body constitution such as height, hair type, shape of your face and knuckles, your complexion and pigmentation, shape of your mouth and nose, nails and even the way you breathe.
Sparshana or palpation method refers to the elements involving touch. Your Ayurvedic practitioner will test the elasticity of your nails and the texture of your skin. The practitioner will also do palpation of the abdomen and read your pulse. All these elements will give an insight into the internal body condition since the internal condition leaves marks on the body surface. The marks result from any kind of change on the functional or structural level.
Prashna or questioning is a part of the examination that refers to talking to the client in the course of which it is important that you answer your practitioner's questions as precisely as possible. The questions will refer to your present and past health problems or disturbances, your eating habits and lifestyle, your appetite and digestion, sleep, physical activity, emotions, etc.
Based on the information collected from all three parts of Ayurvedic examination, your Ayurvedic practitioner will give you instructions on your diet, lifestyle and they will recommend you Ayurvedic preparations.
It is important to point out that Ayurvedic diagnostics involves not only the evaluation of the existing or potential disturbances or problems. Ayurvedic diagnostics takes into consideration individual characteristics of every client, their potential weaknesses, characteristics of their constitution as well as the elements of their lifestyle.
There is no ideal diet type or physical exercise for every individual. The aim of the Ayurvedic consultation is to define all life elements that will enable the client not only to rid themselves of their problems and disturbances, but to reach optimal health, vitality and to achieve their full life potential.
In Ayurveda, we believe that our body and soul have the possibility of self-healing. However, in order to achieve that it is necessary to create optimal conditions, which is the primary goal of visiting an Ayurvedic practitioner.