Ayurvedic Medicine in Seattle, WA
With 5,000 years of history behind it, it's no wonder that Ayurveda is one of the top forms of alternative medicine. Unlike some of the other methods of alternative medicine, Ayurveda is a complete healthcare system that looks at the body, spirit and mind.
If you're interested in using Ayurveda as the bridge to a happier, healthier life, please contact our Seattle aurvedic medicine clinic today! Call (206) 966-4522 or contact Dr. Marina Abrams online.
How Ayurveda Works
Ayurveda is a form of complementary medicine, meaning it works best when it's performed alongside more conventional forms of healthcare. The word Ayurveda itself stems from the words “science of life.” This is an apt descriptor, as Ayurvedic medicine analyzes all of your body's components.
The primary focus of Ayurvedic Medicine is on interconnectedness and constitution (or prakriti). Those who practice Ayurveda believe that all things in the universe are joined together. In a practical sense, this means your body cannot be healthy if your mind is unhealthy, and vice versa. Your constitution, then, is your specific combination of physical and psychological characteristics.
These characteristics are called life forces (or doshas). Every person has three doshas as part of their constitution:
- Vata dosha, which controls things such as breathing, discharge of waste, heart function and more.
- Pitta dosha, which regulates hormones and the digestive system.
- Kapha dosha, helps maintain strength, immunity and growth.
Ayurvedic practitioners believe each person is dominant in one of the three life forces. Being dominant in a particular dosha can lead to problems like digestive disorders, diabetes, cancer, anxiety, depression and much more.
Ayurveda Treatment in Seattle, WA
Every Ayurvedic treatment starts with an analysis, to determine the balance of your doshas. This is done with a complete investigation of your life, including your diet, behavior, exercise levels and family history.
Ayurvedic practitioners at our Seattle clinic, also take a look at your appearance, including your:
In Ayurveda, it's believed that these visual indicators can let your practitioner know about the way your doshas are harmonizing. As for the treatment itself, Ayurveda is comprehensive. Ayurvedic healers use a combination of:
- Diet changes
Ayurveda also takes special care to monitor and improve your spiritual health and mental health. This is done through meditation to minimize anxiety, depression and negative thoughts.
Bring Balance to Your Health
If you're seeking complete health, from mind to body to spirit, Ayurvedic medicine can help. If you're curious about Ayurveda and the way it complements conventional western medicine, please contact our Seattle Ayurveda practitioner today. Call (206) 966-4522 or contact Dr. Marina Abrams online.
Water's Edge Natural Medicine
Address3131 Elliott Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm