Ayurveda: Complete Personalized Care
With Ayurvedic care, we consider your unique life and goals, providing on-going personalized guidance so that you are well-supported throughout your treatment process. As an Ayurvedic Practitioner, I offer the following support:
Individualized treatment plan - Medicine should not be one size fits all. I consider your unique constitution, history, and imbalances.
Diet & lifestyle counseling - Making changes can be tough. We work together to identify and overcome any challenges to your progress.
Customized herbal formulas - Plants are powerful healers. I formulate your herbal regimen according to your unique needs.
Traditional therapies - Ayurvedic therapies such as abhyanga and shirodhara may be recommended for specific conditions.
Health coaching - Your goals & vision for your health and your life matter. I am here to help you stay on track.
Education - Ayurveda is a rich, complex system of ancient medicine. My goal is to help you understand its principles so that you are empowered to make the choices that are right for your health.
Schedule a free 30-minute evaluation with Valerie to discuss your health goals and see if Ayurvedic Healthcare is appropriate for you, or contact us to book a service. More detailed information about the consultation process can be found below.
What to expect in an Ayurvedic Health Consultation
A thorough intake and assessment - The first step on your path to optimal health and peace of mind begins with your Initial Consultation (up to 2 hrs in length). This consultation will include an intake and assessment followed by a separate report of findings visit (60 min. in length). From this experience, you can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the foundational principles of Ayurveda, a summary of your Prakruti (constitution) and Vikruti (current state of imbalance), as well as initial recommendations to begin your healing journey.
Individualized treatment plan - A specially individualized health plan will be formulated just for you. This plan may include lifestyle recommendations, dietary suggestions, herbs, traditional Ayurvedic therapies, self-care practices and other natural therapeutics. In order to successfully implement this health plan into your life, frequent and regular follow-up visits are recommended over a six-to-twelve month period. Follow-up visits are up to 60 minutes in length and provide an opportunity to check-in on your progress, adapt to any challenges, and to continue with additional recommendations.
Where do consultations take place?
All consultations are available online via Zoom or at our location in Long Beach, CA by appointment only. Body therapies are in person.
Are services covered by insurance?
Ayurveda is considered alternative medicine and is an emerging field in the United States, so it is not directly covered by insurance at this time. However, if you have an HSA or FSA (Health Savings Account/Flexible Spending Account) in your insurance plan, you may be able to pay for your Ayurveda appointments and products with your HSA/FSA card. Eligibility to use your HSA/FSA for services and products depends entirely on the insurance plan provided by your employer.
Do you prescribe herbal formulas?
Depending on your personal needs, herbal formulas may be recommended as part of your plan, and come at a separate cost. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please make sure to note them on your intake form.
Get in touch with us to start your journey today!