What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a profound art and science of well being.
It is traditional medicine based on ancient wisdom codified in the Vedic texts of India – Ayurvedic healthcare is a system designed to reverse disease patterns, support holistic healing and tissue regeneration, uplift the mind resulting in improved mental states, vitality, and potent energy.
With Ayurveda we empower you to make health care decisions based on your specific and individual prakruti or constitution, to harness and align the power of the five great fundamental and indivisible elements:
Fire is known as agni in Ayurveda. The fire principle is responsible for all metabolic processes in the body, as well as the processing and cognition of sense perception.
Your body is made up of nearly 70% water. Known as jala or ap, the water element is responsible for flow and absorption of nutrients to every tissue in the body. Water keeps the joints, connective tissues, and skin lubricated, smooth and supple.
The earth element, or prtvi, is responsible for form, stability, and strength throughout the body. Ayurveda recognizes the aspect of Matter, or the Mother principle, and Her contribution to our wellness and health.
Vayu, the element of air and wind, is responsible for all mobility and motion throughout the body. Blood flow, nerve signaling, muscle contraction, and the wavelike motions of the stomach and intestines required for healthy digestion and proper elimination are all governed by the health of vayu.
The element of space is known as akasha. It is the fundamental fabric out of which the manifest universe is woven. Every organ and every molecule in the body needs its proper space. Spaciousness in the mind allows for expansive and creative thought processes, and a willingness to be curious and open-minded.
What health conditions can I address with Ayurveda?
With the wisdom of Ayurveda and a working knowledge of the five-element system of Ayurvedic medicine, our practitioners work with you to vastly improve your health and identify and reverse the underlying cause of symptoms and illness patterns.
We work with you to address symptoms or conditions that are:
- Chronic (long term, lifelong) or acute (recent)
- Debilitating and frustrating
- Injury or trauma related
- Seasonal or unseasonable and odd
- Due to environmental or food allergies or sensitivities
- Due to toxic exposure
- A result of chronic systemic inflammation
- The result of an autoimmune condition
- Cold, flu, or infectious illness
- Vague and nonspecific or “I’m just not sure, but I could be better.”
We help you understand how to apply Ayurveda in its simplicity and complexity. As Ayurvedic professional practitioners, we are trained to work with your established medical team to integrate Ayurveda healthcare into your health care plan as appropriate and applicable. Our team is certified by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and several of our practitioners serve on the Colorado Ayurvedic Medical Association Board of Directors.
At Roots of Wellness Ayurveda, everybody is welcome, and nobody is turned away.
Please note that Roots of Wellness Ayurveda adheres to patient confidentiality and individual health information privacy in accordance with HIPAA Privacy Rules.
Our Ayurvedic Practitioners are not licensed physicians or medical doctors. As appropriate, we will work with you to coordinate your Ayurvedic healthcare protocols with your medical care team. All herbal and supplemental remedies and formulations are checked for pharmaceutical drug interactions and contraindications, as well as for efficacy based on published scientific medical research. We operate with the highest standards of care and integrity, in full compliance with the Colorado Natural Health Consumer Protection Act, Colorado SB 13-215. For more information about Health Freedom in Colorado, please visit our friends at National Health Freedom Action.