Ayurvedic Services & Ayurvedic Doctors in Melbourne
Ayurveda is a truly holistic and integral medical system that treats human beings as a ‘whole’, which is a combination of body, mind and soul. Ayurvedic treatments in Melbourne bring the body back into balance for optimum wellness.
“AYU” means all aspects of life from conception to death, and “VEDA” means knowledge or learning. It is a way of life that describes the diet, medicine and behaviours that are beneficial or detrimental for your life or lifestyle.
The History of Ayurvedic Services
Ayurveda is one of the oldest (approximately 6,000 years old) scientific medical systems in the world, with a long record of clinical experience. It is one of the great gifts of the Gods of ancient India to mankind. It is not just a system of medicine in the common sense of curing disease; it is also a way of life which teaches us how to maintain and protect our health.
According to the four main vedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama, Atharva), they stated that when the God Brahma created the universe with human life, human beings started to feel sick, not doing all Karmas properly as they were supposed to. So the creator of the universe, Brahma, wrote Ayurveda, which some people call as a fifth veda.
The Rig veda is the foundation stone of the other vedas, being the oldest of the four and contains concepts of Ayurveda. Its three great Gods – Indra, Agni and Soma – related to the three doshas (body type) of Ayurveda – Vata, Pitta or Kapha.
In Atharva, we find references to anatomical and physiological factors, the disease process, treatment of specific diseases and other systematic knowledge about Ayurveda. All the material about the science of life is compiled together in the so called fifth veda, Ayurveda, and all those compilations are called “Samhitas”.
Due to invasion of different cultures in ancient India, many of these Samhitas have been lost or burnt, but three main Samhitas are available: Charaka-Medicine Veda, Sushruta-Surgery Veda, and Ashtanga Hridaya-Lifestyle Management.
Guides for Ayurvedic Treatments in Melbourne
How to determine your constitution
Select one of the three options below to determine which description fits you best. Make a note to which type your choice belongs. If you feel two or all options fit, jot down each type. If you are unsure about a choice, just leave it. Tally up how many times each type has been chosen. As each person is a combination of all three types, you are likely to have numbers for all three. The type with the highest number is your dominant constitutional type.
|The Vata Type||The Pitta Type||The Kapha Type|
Usually low body weight and light bone structure. Enthusiastic and sensitive. Prone to illnesses
like : rheumatism, anxiety, infertility, impotence, heart trouble. Like a warm environment. Prolonged intellectual concentration can affect their health.
Like physical activity. Metabolism works well, muscle & bone structure are moderately developed. Intellectually alert & methodical. They make good leaders, scientists or technicians. Impatient & aggressive. Prone to high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, skin cancer, herpes & inflammations.
Usually heavily built. Do not like to rush, take their time. Strong and enduring. Prudent, confident, reliable, calm under pressure. Good business sense. Can become greedy or lethargic. Prone to digestive problems, poor blood circulation, colds, bronchitis, lung and breast cancer.
The following table can help you identify your body type better-
Physical Attributes-Body Type
|SKIN||thin, dry, cool, fairly dark, tans easily||pale, lustrous, freckles, rashes, sunburns easily||thick, whitish, oily, cold|
|small or large, gums receding||medium size||large|
|NECK||thin, scrawny, very long, very short||average, in proportion to body||solid, like a tree trunk|
|HAIR||thin, dark, dry, curly, coarse, kinky, frizzy||fine, soft, fair, reddish||thick, plenty, wavy, shiny, brown|
|NOSE||small, narrow, long, crooked, asymmetrical||pointed, average size||large, rounded, oily|
|LIPS||thin, narrow, tight, dry, unbalanced||medium, well proportioned, soft, red||big, full, smooth, oily|
|FACE||long, angular, small chin||heartshaped, pointed chin||large, round, full|
|EYES||small, narrow, sunken, dark, brown, grey||average, hazel, light blue, grey, intense lustre|
large, attractive, blue, light brown
|TEETH||irregular, big, crooked, little||medium size, soft gums, yellowish||strong, white, healthy gums|
|SIZE at birth||thin, small||average||large|
|HEIGHT||very short, very tall||medium||tall, sturdy, short, stocky|
|WEIGHT||low, hard to put on weight||moderate, easy to put on or take off weight||heavy, tends to overweight|
|light, delicate, narrow hips, shoulders||medium||large shoulders, hips are broad|
|MUSCLES||underdeveloped, prominent tendons||firm, well developed||solid, strong|
prominent, dry, tend to crack, knobbly
|normal, in proportion to limbs||large, healthy, well lubricated|
|SWEAT||very little, often little smell||a lot when hot, strong, sour smell||moderate, a little sweat present|
|busy, involved, fidgety||moderate||slow, lethargic, heavy|
|intense, passionate, fantasies||solid, capable, sensous||slow to arouse, maintains passion|
|TEMPERATURE||prefers warmer environment||prefers cooler environment||hates coldness|
|STOOL||dry, hard, irregular, constipated||soft, oily, loose, regular||slow, oily, thick, heavy, plenty|
fitful, scanty, interrupted, not restful
|not long, but very sound||very deep, prolonged, likes plenty|
|SPEECH||fast, not lost for words||sharp, clear, cutting, precise||slow, monotonous|
|MEMORY||good short term, poor long term||good, rapid recall||slow, very good long term|
|THINKING||superficial, theorises, few actions||logical, precise, plans well ahead||slow, refuses to be rushed|
|BELIEFS||few deep beliefs, changeable||strong, fanatical||deep, steady, does not change|
|EMOTIONS||fearful, unpredictable, anxious||aggressive, judgemental||calm, greedy, possesive|
Way of Life
|Work Preference||creative, imaginative||intellectual||caring|
|Money||spender, unwise, poor||moderate, likes luxuries||saves, prudent, rich|
|Lifestyle||fast, erratic, no plans||plans ahead, ambitious, busy||steady, does not change, regular|
A Food & Diet Guide for the Three Ayurvedic Types
Our Ayurvedic doctors in Melbourne believe that food should be natural. Cooking, freezing, etc. changes the natural quality of food. How foods can be combined, how much food should be eaten, the environmental history of food growing, seasonal effects on the food, eating habits and manners, how a person’s attitude can affect food are all factors to be considered for a proper guide. Buttermilk is very good for any of the body types, balancing all three doshas.
Vata Reducing Diet – VATA, a combination of the elements of ETHER and AIR requires sweet, sour, salty and moistening foods. Avoid eating when stressed, anxious or nervous. Try to develop regular eating habits. Drink milk, spice or herb tea. Avoid dried fruit, apples and melons. Eat sweet fruits, avocado, banana, brown rice or red cabbage.
Pitta Reducing Diet – The element of Pitta is predominantly FIRE. Pitta people benefit from foods that have a cooling effect. Avoid fatty and spicy foods including: sour fruits, peanut butter, oranges, banana, tomatoes or garlic. Don’t drink much alcohol. Concentrate on raw fruits and vegetables. Try to eat in an atmosphere of calm and order. Take time when eating. Drink lots of cool water, fruit juices and tea.
Kapha Reducing Diet – As WATER and EARTH are the elements of KAPHA, avoid foods that are sweet, sour and salty. Concentrate on food that is bitter, spicy and tangy. Eat light, warm meals. Avoid overeating, do not eat between meals and do not let emotional disturbances make you eat more. Never sleep after a meal as this will increase weight. Drink as little as possible, especially avoiding cold drinks.
Ideal Food Guide for your constitution – Download
Looking for an Ayurvedic Practitioner in Melbourne?
We offer Ayurvedic massage in Carrum Downs, plus a host of other Ayurvedic treatments in Melbourne across our three locations. You can find Jaima Heart of Healing in the following suburbs of Melbourne:
- Carrum downs
If you’re specifically looking for Ayurvedic doctors in Melbourne, you’ll find the right practitioner for you here at Jaima Heart of Healing. We even have an Ayurvedic shop in Melbourne where you can conveniently buy any supplies or specialist remedies that are needed as part of your treatment plan. Your Ayurvedic doctor will advise you on this as well as other services that may be beneficial for your Ayurvedic treatments in Melbourne.
Need to find Ayurvedic Doctors in Melbourne? Visit Jaima Heart of Healing
The Ayurvedic doctors at our Melbourne healing centres can help you experience a real positive change in your lifestyle and health. We’re interested in sustainable improvements over time by taking a holistic view of your wellbeing. All of our healing disciplines, including Ayurvedic treatments in Melbourne, aim to balance the body for grater harmony in your system between mind, body and spirit. To experience more balance today, call us now on 0411 084 547 (Malvern), (03) 9785 6411 (Langwarrin) or (03) 9776 8504 (Carrum Downs).