During a consultation, a woman named Mira (name changed to protect privacy), age 50, reported experiencing acute anxiety, excessive thoughts, dry skin, eczema, constipation, mental fatigue, and sensitivity to noise. She sought grounding and stability for her mind.
Through an Ayurvedic assessment, Mira was identified as primarily a Vata Pitta Prakriti, with a Vata Dosha Vikruti. This indicated an aggravation of the elements of space and air, which required grounding elements to balance her energy. One root cause of her imbalance was traced back to pent-up anger against one of her parents from childhood trauma.
As an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, I did not heal or treat the patient. Instead, I increased her awareness of the situation and gave her recommendations to create an environment for her body to heal itself. We co-created a diet plan that aimed to decrease the space and air elements while increasing grounding food. I also developed a daily routine that included grounding and spiritual rituals, and I taught her breathwork, sound healing, and aroma healing exercises for her to do on her own. Additionally, I guided her through an inner child meditation to overcome her childhood traumas and feel more empowered.
After a month, Mira reported feeling more stable and grounded. She enjoyed the daily rituals and chanting that became a part of her routine. Her eczema lightened, and her breathing and confidence improved. The Ayurvedic approach is not a quick fix, and it takes time to work from within. However, taking early action helps prevent imbalances from manifesting as disease in the body.
If anyone experiences symptoms such as digestive issues, anxiety, depression, excess thoughts, loss of self-esteem, allergies, excess weight, skin issues, sleep issues, menstrual issues, or others, they should seek an Ayurvedic professional for a consultation. Ayurveda is completely complementary to modern medicine, but it is not yet a licensed profession in the state of California.
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The author is an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. If you would like to work with her, you can book a 30 min complimentary clarity call with her here.