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    The Unique Approach to Weight Loss in Ayurveda

    Step 1:

    Initial Consultation

    An initial consultation will involve an in-depth interview analysing all aspects of the patient’s complaint or ailment – be it mental or physical – and assessing constitutional type (Prakriti) and any imbalance (Vikruti).

    During the initial consultation you will be provided with simple advise to prepare for your weight loss program.

    Step 2

    Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Diet

    Ayurveda advocates the importance of a daily routine. During your consultation, you will be given a diet and lifestyle program to implement prior to the start of a weight loss program.

    Following the diet and lifestyle recommends will assist in preparing your body for weight loss treatment.

    Step 3

    Ayurvedic Formulations

    Ayurvedic Herbs will be prescribed based on the state of your imbalance. You will be monitored throughout your program and additional herbs may be prescribed.

    The routine and herbs will be provided 2 weeks prior to the start of your weight loss treatment.

    Step 4

    Weight Loss Treatment

    Weight loss treatments will be suited to your individual needs and determined during a consultation. Treatment will generally include Udvarthanam, Shirodhara, Virechana, Basti and Nasya. Additional treatments may be suggested in your weight loss program.

    Treatments to Support Weight Loss

    • Udvarthanam: This is a specialised herbal treatment for weight reduction. Herbal paste or powder is applied all over the body and deeply massaged with specific movements to improve the circulatory system and aiding the metabolic activity. This is highly beneficial in reducing excess fat, toning the skin and muscle. Ideal for obesity, promotes good complexion of the skin, it revitalises the sense of touch.
    • Shirodhara: ‘Shira’ means head and ‘dhara’ means the continuous flow of liquid. A continuous stream of medicated oil is poured on the forehead from a specially designed vessel. This treatment is unique to Ayurveda and is one of the most relaxing and divine therapies one can experience. This deeply soothing therapy relieves stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, hypertension, migraine, slows the ageing process, premature greying of the hair, alopecia and ultimately strengthens the overall physical constitution of the individual. For maximum effect it is performed over a continuous number of days. Watch the Lakshmi Shirodhara video.
    • Virechana: Includes the administration of herbal purgatives to cleanse excess Pitta accumulated in the gall bladder, liver, and small intestine. After a successful virechana, digestion improves, appetite increases, abdominal bloating and heaviness disappear and the mind feels calm and clear. It deeply cleanses the blood, liver and bile.
    • Nasya: Herbal oil is applied through the nose after a facial massage and steam treatment. Nasya is highly beneficial in sinuses, congestion, prevents wrinkles, headaches, eye disease, infertility and psychological disorder.
    • Enema: The active qualities of the herbs used in the basti spread from the colon and move all throughout the body. Sushruta relates this to water being poured at roots of a tree and eventually reaching up to the leaves.

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