Discover the Secrets of Ayurveda 

Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old healing system from Ancient India. In this system, the human organism is viewed as a whole, inseparable from its organs and organ systems. All tangible life forms contain five essential elements or building blocks: ether, air, fire, water and earth.

In every living being the FIVE elements of the universe combine to give THREE distinct individual constitutions called DOSHAS….

Ether and air compose the Vata dosha, responsible for movement (ie: gastrointestinal tract).

Fire and water compose the Pitta dosha (internal fire- digestion, body heat).

Water and earth compose the Kapha dosha, filling intercellular spaces – connective tissue (ie: mucous, tendons, synovial fluid).

Each individual is a combination of the three doshas. However one dosha is typically dominant. This dominant dosha determines one’s unique physical makeup or Prakruti.

When any or all of the doshas develop imbalances, or Vikruti, the body ceases to be nourished and ill health develops- imbalances can be from poor diet, lack of exercise, high stress or external causes such as weather.

Do you know your constitution?

Complete your online dosha questionnaire to determine your prakruti, then your vikruti HERE.

The Ayurvedic approach to healing is threefold

First

Determining one’s predominant constitution of Prakruti.

Second

Determining the Vikruti, the root cause of illness (which doshas are imbalanced).

Third

Applying therapies to balance elements causing the illness:
Diet and Lifestyle, Yoga, Herbology, Ayurvedic Massage, Breathwork (Pranayama), Marma Point Therapy and Specific Cleanses.

Discover Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Taking the 2-Minute Dosha Survey.

Dr. Melanie has been utilizing Ayurvedic principles in her nutrition practice for several years. She completed her certification at the Kerala Ayurveda and completed intensive training in Marma Point Therapy, Herbology and Ayurveda for Skin and Beauty. To this day, she continues training with the Kerala Academy and the Ayurvedic Institute in North Carolina. Her services are very education-based, teaching clients how to achieve health independently (self-care) by integrating nutrition, breath work (pranayama), lifestyle practices and Marma Point Therapy.

To benefit from Ayurvedic Medicine, it takes patience, a willingness to learn and the ability to have an open heart and mind to this traditional system from Ancient India. This is a vastly different approach from Western Medicine.  

My parents and grandparents lived Ayurveda back in India. To them it wasn’t medicine, nor a therapy. It was simply how they lived. When I called my grandmother years ago to tell her I discovered a fascinating healthcare system called Ayurveda, she laughed and said “What are you talking about? That’s not medicine. That’s our every day life routine. It was simple and natural!”

It was then I realized all her cooking techniques and tips she shared with me growing up were based on the science of Ayurveda.

What is YOUR Constitution? 

Take My Ayurvedic Dosha Questionnaire