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Products are available for CURBSIDE pick up only until staying at home lockdown || Due to COVID-19 and lockdown, we are not offering in-person consultations. However, you can have an individual health assessment and consultation over Zoom, phone or Skype. || Please call 613 422 0936 or email info@holisticayurveda.ca to make an appointment.

Frequently asked questions for Ayurvedic Consultation

Consultations with an Ayurvedic doctor will use your dietary habits, lifestyle, physiological parameters, mental makeup, and body type to generate a reference point for your overall wellbeing. This reference point will be your personal Dosha type (Body mind type) which will allow your Ayurvedic doctor to assess specific imbalance if any and based on that provide recommendations for prevention and health maintenance through diet, lifestyle, yoga, herbs etc.

It is three fold

  1. Prevention of imbalance
  2. Maintenance of balance and wellbeing
  3. Restore balance by treating existing illness.

Absolutely, Ayurvedic principles are best used as a preventative medicine, which will give you the knowledge to maintain a state of balance and wellbeing. Close to 50% of our new patients visit for general maintenance of health and prevention of acute issues such as constipation, stress, and sleep.

It takes 45 minutes to 1 hour for the initial consultation and 30 minutes for follow ups.

Your consultation begins with a Health Assessment Form, which will be used by the practitioner to evaluate your current state of health. After that, Ayurvedic pulse reading and tongue analysis will be further used to evaluate whether there are any imbalances related to gut health.

Following your health assessment, pulse reading, and tongue analysis, the doctor will create a personalized plan for your particular dosha type (body and mind type).

This plan will include where you have physiological imbalances and health recommendations that will include a combination of herbal supplements, massage therapies, dietary recommendations, lifestyle changes, and mindfulness to bring your health back to a state of homeostasis.

Once your state of balance restored then you’ll be given maintenance health plan.

This is a big myth, because Ayurveda uses your personal dietary habits regardless of where you reside to see what foods are doing more harm then good. Nature is universal and Ayurveda uses understanding of local seasons, habitat, herbs, diet and lifestyle to provide recommendations that you can apply in accordance with your local foods. You’ll be given tips to modify the diet you are already used to eating with list of foods that you should avoid and favor based on your dosha type and imbalance.

For a healthy individual who is looking for prevention and maintenance of health one or two visits is all that is necessary. For individuals with imbalance or chronic concerns they may require more frequent follow ups. 

Once your state of balance is restored then you can eat normally for your dosha type to stay healthy.

This is not necessary, while there are Ayurvedic guidelines for good and bad foods, all dietary recommendations will be based on your Dosha (body mind constitution). For example, avoiding red meat, processed foods, and sugars is generally recommended to be avoided regardless of your Dosha type, but other healthier meat like fish and chicken would be better substitutes.

You will be provided easy to follow recipes and given tips which don’t take much time, so you should be easily able to incorporate them into your diet, even with your busy job and lifestyle.

The herbal recommendations are provided on a case to case basis. Depending on your imbalance, the Vaidya will monitor your need and duration of herbal supplements.  In general it can be from 4 weeks to a few months.

Ayurveda relies on diet, lifestyle and herbal supplements to synergistically work on restoring your balance and achieving better health. These recommendations don’t have any known side effects or interactions with medical prescriptions. However, we always recommend any concerns to be raised during your Ayurvedic consultation to ensure safety for your health.

No, you will never be recommended to stop your medications, continue consulting with your physician should you have any questions or concerns.

Absolutely, Ayurveda provides many useful dietary, lifestyle, and spiritual recommendations that aid in a healthy pregnancy. However, herbal recommendations will not be provided, this allows better compliance with obstetric suggestions and smooth pregnancy.

You are only recommended dietary and herbal supplements which don’t have any known side effects or interaction.

The purpose of Ayurveda is to provide you the keys to your own health, our aim is to restore your state of balance, once this is achieved you will be given a personalized health maintenance plan with lifestyle and diet recommendations that you can follow.

Ayurveda approaches illness in a multiple ways,  it starts from identifying and removing the root cause . After finding the imbalance, Ayurveda uses diet, lifestyle, herbs, dosha, treatments, etc.., to restore normal function and remove any accumulated toxins or assocaited symptoms.

Ayurvedic consultations focus on restoring and maintaining balance, not on disease. Recommendations of diet, lifestyle, yoga, breathing, herbs and cleanse can universally improve your overall state of balance and wellbeing regardless of acute, chronic or life-threatening illness.

When cooking for a family with many different dosha types, the best way to manage individual needs would be to modify the way you use spices. Using specific dosha spice mixes, can allow you to customize any recipe to your individual constitution.

Consultations with an Ayurvedic doctor will use your dietary habits, lifestyle, physiological parameters, mental makeup, and body type to generate a reference point for your overall wellbeing. This reference point will be your personal Dosha type (Body mind type) which will allow your Ayurvedic doctor to assess specific imbalance if any and based on that provide recommendations for prevention and health maintenance through diet, lifestyle, yoga, herbs etc.

It is three fold

  1. Prevention of imbalance
  2. Maintenance of balance and wellbeing
  3. Restore balance by treating existing illness.

Absolutely, Ayurvedic principles are best used as a preventative medicine, which will give you the knowledge to maintain a state of balance and wellbeing. Close to 50% of our new patients visit for general maintenance of health and prevention of acute issues such as constipation, stress, and sleep.

It takes 45 minutes to 1 hour for the initial consultation and 30 minutes for follow ups.

Your consultation begins with a Health Assessment Form, which will be used by the practitioner to evaluate your current state of health. After that, Ayurvedic pulse reading and tongue analysis will be further used to evaluate whether there are any imbalances related to gut health.

 

Following your health assessment, pulse reading, and tongue analysis, the doctor will create a personalized plan for your particular dosha type (body and mind type).

 

This plan will include where you have physiological imbalances and health recommendations that will include a combination of herbal supplements, massage therapies, dietary recommendations, lifestyle changes, and mindfulness to bring your health back to a state of homeostasis.

 

Once your state of balance restored then you’ll be given maintenance health plan.

This is a big myth, because Ayurveda uses your personal dietary habits regardless of where you reside to see what foods are doing more harm then good. Nature is universal and Ayurveda uses understanding of local seasons, habitat, herbs, diet and lifestyle to provide recommendations that you can apply in accordance with your local foods. You’ll be given tips to modify the diet you are already used to eating with list of foods that you should avoid and favor based on your dosha type and imbalance.

For a healthy individual who is looking for prevention and maintenance of health one or two visits is all that is necessary. For individuals with imbalance or chronic concerns they may require more frequent follow ups. 

Once your state of balance is restored then you can eat normally for your dosha type to stay healthy.

This is not necessary, while there are Ayurvedic guidelines for good and bad foods, all dietary recommendations will be based on your Dosha (body mind constitution). For example, avoiding red meat, processed foods, and sugars is generally recommended to be avoided regardless of your Dosha type, but other healthier meat like fish and chicken would be better substitutes.

 

Ayurveda also explains that vegetarian diets can naturally ease your digestion and prevent accumulation of toxins.  The best part of Ayurveda is that it’s customizable, so we can work with you to make a diet plan that suits your dietary and health needs.

You will be provided easy to follow recipes and given tips which don’t take much time, so you should be easily able to incorporate them into your diet, even with your busy job and lifestyle.

The herbal recommendations are provided on a case to case basis. Depending on your imbalance, the Vaidya will monitor your need and duration of herbal supplements.  In general it can be from 4 weeks to a few months.

Ayurveda relies on diet, lifestyle and herbal supplements to synergistically work on restoring your balance and achieving better health. These recommendations don’t have any known side effects or interactions with medical prescriptions. However, we always recommend any concerns to be raised during your Ayurvedic consultation to ensure safety for your health.

No, you will never be recommended to stop your medications, continue consulting with your physician should you have any questions or concerns.

Absolutely, Ayurveda provides many useful dietary, lifestyle, and spiritual recommendations that aid in a healthy pregnancy. However, herbal recommendations will not be provided, this allows better compliance with obstetric suggestions and smooth pregnancy.

You are only recommended dietary and herbal supplements which don’t have any known side effects or interaction.

The purpose of Ayurveda is to provide you the keys to your own health, our aim is to restore your state of balance, once this is achieved you will be given a personalized health maintenance plan with lifestyle and diet recommendations that you can follow.

Ayurveda approaches illness in a multiple ways,  it starts from identifying and removing the root cause . After finding the imbalance, Ayurveda uses diet, lifestyle, herbs, dosha, treatments, etc.., to restore normal function and remove any accumulated toxins or assocaited symptoms.

Ayurvedic consultations focus on restoring and maintaining balance, not on disease. Recommendations of diet, lifestyle, yoga, breathing, herbs and cleanse can universally improve your overall state of balance and wellbeing regardless of acute, chronic or life-threatening illness.

When cooking for a family with many different dosha types, the best way to manage individual needs would be to modify the way you use spices. Using specific dosha spice mixes, can allow you to customize any recipe to your individual constitution.

 

Dr. Hemant Gupta, B.A.M.S, M.D. Ayurveda D.N.M

Each one of us has a unique mind-body constitution. The primary focus for Ayurvedic healing is balancing our constitution through greater awareness of our own natural health using a combination of food, lifestyle, yoga, meditation, herbal medicine, detoxification, and rejuvenation therapies.

The Holistic Ayurveda Institute and Wellness Centre offer a wealth of services and therapies, including individual health assessments, diet and lifestyle recommendations, herbal supplements and therapeutic treatments. You will be greeted in a serene and peaceful environment.

It is my sincere hope that we can help you discover your own unique nature and understand the effects of your actions so that you can be your best self. In the end, the treasures of Ayurveda will make it possible for you to live a longer, happier and healthier life.“

Dr. Hemant Gupta’s 35 years of extensive expertise in Ayurveda medicine and holistic health continues to attract people of all cultures and lifestyle backgrounds. Since receiving his MD degree in Ayurvedic Medicine, and a degree in Natural Medicine, Dr. Gupta has been consulting with and treating patients, conducting research, publishing professional articles, lecturing and teaching internationally on his findings.

Dr. Gupta has been invited to teach at institutions in North America, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia to develop curriculum and conduct courses for physicians, medical professionals, and the general public.

As associate professor and deputy director at the College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine at M.U.M. in Fairfield, Iowa, he designed comprehensive undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. degree programs. While in Iowa, Dr. Gupta was on the advisory board of the Center for Natural Medicine and Prevention which is funded by the National Institute of Health to do research on complementary medicine.

Two premiere Ayurveda and panchakarma centers recruited Dr. Gupta for the Directorship of Ayurveda programs at The Raj in Fairfield, Iowa and later at The Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts. He also developed and taught courses for Memorial University in Newfoundland and the Ayurvedic Academy of Canada in Toronto.

Over 10 years ago, he established the Shree Ma Ayurveda Institute and Wellness Centre in Ottawa. As Director, he provides a full range of Ayurvedic Knowledge from lectures and certification courses to clinical consultations and panchakarma treatment.

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