Distinctions - What Makes Living Ayurveda Unique

Susan and Jeff Turner, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioners, are personally involved with every aspect of your care and administer all your treatments. Please see their biographies for a complete listing of education and experience. This breadth of training and experience in traditional and alternative/complimentary medical care allows us to give truly encompassing consideration to your prior and existing health conditions to insure that you received the most appropriate and complete Panchakarma.

Each and every aspect of your Panchakarma is specifically planned with attention to your level of health, your goals and your unique constitution. There is no wholesale medicine at Living Ayurveda. In addition, we use the finest, most pure ingredients available to insure that you receive the maximum benefit from your Panchakarma. The following is a partial list of the care and concern we offer which sets us apart from all other clinics and institutes.

 

Personalized care with compassion
Individual treatment plans with aggressively appropriate managed protocols
Large array of treatments
Complete Medical Clinic
Applied Kinesiology
Organic diet
Custom Made Organic Oils Specific to your Constitution and Health Concerns
Personalized Education
Yoga
Counseling
Custom Nasya Oils
Custom Virechana
Bhaspa and Nadi Sweda with Organic Herbs
Custom Formulas
Attentive follow-ups

 

Personalized Care With Compassion

We established Living Ayurveda to provide high quality, personalized, compassionate, hands-on health care. We understand the frustration that many people have experienced with the impersonal, hurried healthcare that is all too common today. Providing a safe, comfortable, professional environment allows us to help each client to actively participate in their health care and also to cultivate the inner awareness that is necessary for good health and piece of mind.

 

Individual Treatment Plans With Aggressively Appropriate Managed Protocols

A unique protocol and Panchakarma plan is created for you incorporating your specific health concerns, your goals and giving special attention to your unique constitution. This plan is created after an in-depth interview and health assessment. The plan is a joint effort with your active participation to insure that your needs and concerns are addressed, that we all have a common understanding of your current health profile, and that you are comfortable and completely understand both the intent and expected outcome of the specific treatments that you will receive.

 

Cleansing is by definition depleting, we are removing toxins from the body. Some people come to Panchakarma with greater vitality and may be in better alignment with the natural constitution. Others may be a bit further removed from optimal health for a variety of reasons. We can be more aggressive with those in better health, they have stronger reserves and can accommodate a deeper cleansing. For those with less resources we actually do an alternating combination of cleansing and rejuvenation. Both clients receive the optimal treatment for their present level of health. Not too much, not too little, just the perfect amount!

 

Large array of treatments

Having Certified Ayurvedic Practitioners administering all your treatments and the fact that we see a limited number of clients at any one time allows us to be quite flexible in your treatment plan. You have already learned that we adjust your plan as your body progresses through Panchakarma, sometime adjusting the plan daily. This flexibility allows us to provide many more treatment modalities than other clinics and institutes. We also make our Medical Clinic available to all Panchakarma clients where traditional diagnostic testing is available.

 

Applied Kinesiology
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a scientific systemized method used to gain information about the level of functionality of the body’s organs, the integrity of the body’s skeletal and muscular system and the body’s response to a host of biological factors including allergies, heavy metals, pathogens, nutrition and energetic influences. We use AK diagnostically to fine tune your treatment protocol. Using herbs as an example, several may be indicated for a particular condition. By using AK, your body can tell us exactly which herb is best suited for you. AK evolved initially in the Chiropractic field which allows us to incorporate muscular and skeletal balancing as part of Panchakarma. The energetic influences of old mental and emotional traumas often have a big impact to health. AK is an amazingly effective tool in identifying and clearing these old issues. Again, these are services and expertise offered only at Living Ayurveda.

Organic diet
We use organic grains, vegetables, oils and herbal teas in the preparation of your meals. We will custom design your diet as required and will accommodate any food allergies or sensitivities.

Custom Made Organic Oils Specific to your Constitution and Health Concerns
We use organic herbs and base oils plus triple-filtered reverse osmosis water to make our custom blended oils. Oil making is a time intensive labor of love, each formula requires 2-3 days to make. We maintain an inventory of 10 different custom body oils, 5 different custom shirodhara oils and will make special oils for you if necessary.

Personalized Education
One of the benefits of having an Ayurvedic Practitioner administer all your treatments is that we simply get to spend more time with you. We learn more about you, your life and how you live. We can provide education and Ayurvedic insights that are in alignment with your life and your constitution, to help you make better day-to-day choices. This time together allows us to have an on-going dialog and you begin to understand how you can exchange foods, activities and ways of thinking that do not match who you are for ones that truly support you. Great health is the side effect!

Yoga
Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences. The seamless division between their philosophies produces a profound synergistic effect when practiced together. Yoga is an engineered science designed to position the body in specific postures which in turn stimulates specific marma points (much like acupuncture points) to stimulate or calm the body, its organs and functional systems. Ayurveda is the diagnostic system that determines which postures are right for you. You will receive a private one-on-one yoga session the first day of Panchakarma and a yoga plan that you will follow for the duration of Panchakarma and afterwards.

Counseling

Custom Nasya Oils
Nasya is one of the five major treatments of Panchakarma. It consists of massage to the face and head. Specific marma energy points are stimulated and herbalized oils are applied to the nasal passages. Oils administered through the nose have a profound effect on the brain and the nervous system. These oils are also absorbed into the sinus tissue and are effective in addressing chronic respiratory issues. As with our other oils, these are custom blended to your specific needs and often change daily.

Custom Virechana
Virechana is one of the five major treatments of Panchakarma and involves taking purgative herbs to sweep the GI tract of accumulated toxins. Virechana is one of the most important steps in Panchakarma and it must be done properly. If done improperly, at best, your time and effort in Panchakarma have been almost entirely wasted. The toxins that should have been eliminated will be re-absorbed back into your deep tissues. At worst, you can become very ill. Many clinics use the same herbs for every client. This is a policy that simply does not work. Every one is different and every body responds differently. We use Applied Kinesiology to allow your body to tell us both the exact herbs and the quantity it needs for a proper Virechana. This insures a proper cleaning and elimination of toxins

Bhaspa and Nadi Sweda with Organic Herbs
We provide both Bhaspa and Nadi Sweda, two forms of steam therapy, which is a major treatment of Panchakarma. Many clinics and institutes only provide bhaspa sweda. Nadi Sweda is essential to insure that toxins do not lodge in the joints which can cause pain and inflammation. You may have experience a mild version of this if you have ever been achy or tired the day after a particularly deep massage. The discomfort you experienced was from the toxins not being fully eliminated. Bhaspa sweda baths the entire body on herbalized steam creating profound relaxation and cleansing. Herbs are selected for use in the steam by Applied Kinesiology to insure optimal cleansing results.

Custom Formulas
We maintain an inventory of over 100 individual bulk organic herbs plus approximately 100 patent formulas. These organic herbs originate from Indian, South American and domestic growers and wild crafters. All herbs are laboratory certified for purity. We manage our inventory quite closely to insure a quick turnover keeping everything fresh and potent. The bulk herbs and Applied Kinesiology allow us to mix the exact formulas that your body requires.

Attentive follow-ups
Panchakarma is a powerful and important part of your overall plan to optimal health. Considerable cleansing momentum is created during Panchakarma and continues after you leave. We want to insure that you stay on-track to maximize your Panchakarma benefits, Your day-to-day choices comprise the other portion of your plan. We will follow-up with you on a regular basis to monitor your progress making recommendations and changes to your healthcare plan as needed. Seasonal influences, travel, and any of life’s challenges can attempt to interrupt our health. Follow-ups keep you moving forward and healthy.