Ancient Wisdom of Life
“Life (ayu) is the combination (samyoga) of body, senses, mind and reincarnating soul. Ayurveda is the most sacred science of life, beneficial to humans both in this world and the world beyond.” ―Charaka
Ayurveda is a complete medical science that originated in India over 5,000 years ago. Focusing on the harmonious relationship between humans and nature, Ayurveda seeks to help people stay healthy so that not only can they live a life of peace and joy, but so that they can pursue their higher purpose with grace and ease.
It is said in Ayurveda that in order to treat the patient, one must understand the nature of the patient, the nature of the imbalance, and the nature of the medicine. Because every individual has a unique constitution and unique set of circumstances, Ayurvedic disease management and health counseling is always tailored towards the individual. The science of therapeutics in Ayurveda is therefore based on the knowledge of what is harmonious and disharmonious for each person.
Ayurvedic Health Care
Rather than merely alleviating symptoms, the Ayurvedic Practitioner introduces the principles of Ayurveda and guides an individual through the process of integrating those principles into daily life. The ultimate goal is to increase self-awareness and empower the individual to keep him or herself healthy, beyond the period of treatment.
Ayurveda is considered a part of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and is not intended to replace care under a licensed healthcare professional, but rather to complement and support your personal healing process. Ayurvedic Health Counseling can work with the patient on:
Integrating Ayurvedic self-care practices for everyday balance & wellness
Identifying your states of imbalance from an Ayurvedic perspective
Following an appropriate diet& lifestyle according to your imbalances
Applying 5-sense therapies and practices to balance body, mind and spirit
Restoring your mind and body to an optimal state where healing can take place
Customized herbal formulas and protocols
With an Ayurvedic Practitioner, you can expect to work with the following modalities to help bring your body and mind back to balance and harmony:
Diet & Lifestyle
Habits, practices and foods suitable for you
Custom herbal formulas & protocols
Healing with touch, smell, taste, sound, and sight
THE HERBAL APOTHECARY
Herbs are a standard part of an Ayurvedic treatment protocol. We create custom herbal formulas tailored to the individual needs of the patient according to the nature of the patient, the nature of the imbalance or disease, and the nature of the herbs themselves. According to the classical Ayurvedic text the Charaka Samhita, the best medicines are those that are abundantly available, rich in their pharmacological qualities, versatile in their pharmaceutical forms, and efficacious. At Intrepid Ayurveda, we hold dearly to these principles when choosing our herbs and formulating for our patients.
When recommending herbs and herbal products for our clients, we do our best to source domestically from companies with only the best quality control, favoring organically grown plant medicines. Because of our modern ecological challenges, we're also doing our best to minimize plastic packaging. If you wish to bring your own jar for your herbal formulas, you are more than welcome!
We source the majority of our herbs from these herbal suppliers:
Banyan Botanicals, Athreya Herbs, Mountain Rose Herbs, Monterey Bay Spice Company