A Week-Long Training Intensive
Ayurveda MedicineThis s the world's oldest natural system, with over 5,000 years of traditional healing wisdom that provides an individualized approach to nutrition and living a healthy life. While it is easy to implement Ayurveda, its concepts and terms are often confusing. This training will be taught in a simple and clear way that the novice or those more experiences can follow.
Ayurveda divides human energy into several mind-body types (or doshas). Each dosha has both positive and negative qualities and is affected by food, environment, lifestyle and movement practices. A balanced dosha brings happiness and ease, whereas an imbalance dosha fosters discomfort or illness.
When a person sees someone for healing advice, the practitioner's first role is to discover the underlying cause of the symptoms. Two people can exhibit the same symptoms, yet the etiological factors behind the symptoms in each case may be entirely different. The Ayurvedic practitioner goes beyond symptoms to discover the underlying cause of the imbalance, so that there can be ultimate resolution of the imbalance, not just an appeasement of symptoms.
Diagnosis is a very vital aspect of Ayurvedic treatment. Diagnosis according to Ayurveda is to find out the root cause of a disease. Unless the proper diagnosis is done it is difficult to provide medicine and cure the disease. It is not always necessary that the root cause is internal. Many times the cause may be external. To give permanent relief the root cause has to be removed. Ayurveda not only treats the physical aspect of the disease but it cures the total disease. All causative factors of disease internal or external directly or indirectly create an imbalance (increase or decrease) in these doshas first and only then do the symptoms of the disease manifest. The causative factors can be the food, life style or other activities. Factors affecting your health could be your diet, life style or daily activities. In Ayurveda, the diagnosis and treatment of disease is always individual to each patient. As Ayurveda treats according to the constitution of an individual, it is known as a highly accurate and personalized method of analyzing diseases. All diseases are caused by aggravation of the three doshas i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha. This aggravation is caused by the intake of improper diet and an improper lifestyle.
An Ayurvedic diagnosis is based on etiological factors. It has been explained as thus: If a fire alarm begins beeping in your home, you would try to find out from where the smoke is coming. The same principle holds true in Ayurveda. When a person sees an Ayurvedic Practitioner for a headache, for instance, the first step is a complete evaluation to determine the root cause of the headache. In other words, what is the person doing in terms of his or her diet or lifestyle to create the imbalance? What is the source of the smoke? By addressing the cause, the symptoms are also addressed. Modern medical practices will often pacify the symptom without addressing the cause. It's like taking out the battery from the smoke alarm to stop its beeping. When we treat only the symptom, we destroy Nature's signaling system in the process. Ayurveda is a whole person healing process, treating body, mind, emotions and spirit.
The two main objectives of Ayurveda
1) Keeping the healthy person healthy." Prevention is the primary and most important goal of Ayurveda.
2) For the person who does not have this knowledge of how to stay optimally healthy or does not implement the knowledge, and thus gets out of balance, Ayurveda teaches that person how to bring balance back.
A skilled Ayurvedic Practitioner uses several techniques to determine your current condition as well as any imbalances in your doshas. These are used to augment the questions he or she asks during consultation to determine your dosha type.
The Art of Ayurvedic Diagnosis Training Intensive is unique opportunity to learn a tenfold diagnosis process that will support you in determining current conditions, imbalances in the doshas and ways to correct these imbalances. This intensive provides an introduction to Ayurvedic Constitutional Medicine and an in-depth study of Ayurvedic Diagnosis Practices according to ancient Ayurvedic principles. In addition this training will take you into herbal, nutritional and lifestyle protocols of balancing an individual's constitutional blueprint. This course represents the essential principles of whole food nutrition and brings to life this valuable science through the use of case studies.
To find out the root cause of a disease in Ayurveda few examinations are conducted. The examination of a patient is divided into three parts. They are as follows:
• Palpation, Percussion, Touch.
• Interview & Questions
These steps are applied to a further detailed examination of the patient that is conducted in two ways - Tenfold Examination and Eightfold Examination. The check-up of the patient is done by this test considering the following ten factors.
The tenfold examination was given by Acharya Charaka. He was the physician who propagated his knowledge of medicine and wrote Charaka Samhita. In this examination, as the name suggests, the check-up of patient is done by considering the following ten factors:
Tenfold Examination• Regarding the structural and functional abnormalities of the body.
• Geographical situation of the place where patient lives.
• Physical strength.
• The season and climatic conditions.
• The digestive system of the patient.
• Prakruti The natural Tridosha constitution of the body.
• Age of the patient.
• Psychological strength of the patient.
• General and personal habits of the patient.
• Nature of food (e.g. vegetarian or non-vegetarian).
After tenfold examination, the eightfold examination is conducted to diagnose the imbalance or disorder. In this examination, there are eight types, which are more practical and useful.
Eightfold Examination• Pulse
• Faecal matter
• Voice and speech of the patient
• Touch, skin and tactile sense
• Eyes and vision
• General body build & Facial diagnosis, e.g.: lean, muscular, etc.
Diagnosis in AyurvedaThe art of diagnosis in Ayurveda can be divided into two parts: The inspection of the individual and their constitution and the examination of the progression of the disorder. A very important aspect is the determination of the constitution, which is described as ones ultimate state of health and indicates hereditary tendencies to particular ailments. The constitution is diagnosed by determining the individual's inherited blueprint and proportion of the elements at the time of birth
Diagnostic MethodologyThe tenfold examination is a thorough, non-invasive process for determining imbalances and disorders. In Ayurveda methodology of physical diagnosis an emphasis is placed on the analysis and typing of doshic constitutions. This course provides the aspiring practitioner with a detailed understanding of:
Patient evaluation and disease evaluation, Constitutional analysis, Examination of the tongue, iris and pulse
You Will Learn:Tenfold & Eightfold Examination Procedures which include:
1) Pulse examination
2) Tongue examination
3) Iris, Eyes & Sight examination
4) Skin examination
5) Facial & general appearance examination
6) Urine and Stool examination
7) Voice examination
8) Facial appearances, overall bodily appearance
9) Reflex point examination
10) Chakra examination
• Easy to Learn Technique for Health Practitioners & Layman
• Fast Client Assessment Method
• No Equipment Needed
• High Accuracy into the cause of the imbalance
• See Healthy Changes Quickly
• Treatment Protocols Using Ayurvedic Whole Foods & Herbs
Benefits of Ayurvedic Diagnosis:• The tenfold diagnosis process is a vital diagnostic Ayurvedic tool for assessing the current health of a patient and providing a basis for prognosis
• Determines the underlying inherited and current challenges of the patient's constitution.
• Determines improper functioning of the internal tissues, functioning of various cleaning or excretory system and the strength of one's digestive fire and immune system.
• The eightfold procedure gives very accurate information about the state of Prana and blood, progression and regression of disease, degree of heat and cold and the depth or penetration of a pathogenic imbalance.
• The high accuracy of these evaluation are quick and easy compared to expensive blood tests, hair analyses, or urinalysis in which you have to wait for results to come back from the laboratory.
• A proper evaluation will assist you in determining which medicine/treatment is best according to that person's constitution..
SHAMANU PRACTICES WITH LORENNAEach day you will join Lorenna for
Shamanu: The Yoga of Conscious Living classes
These will include a diversity of movement, breath and meditation processes to support the health of your body/mind to make your learning time here healthier and more fulfilling. As well, the classes give you a direct opportunity to learn from the elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether, the forces that give life to body, food and the world around. Strengthening your connection and knowledge of your outer ecology will strengthen your inner ecology and the tools you use for healing.
Gaining knowledge is one thing ~ embodying that knowing is the true sign wisdom and education.
Sat. 9 am. ~ Fri. 3 pm.
$1075 – 60-day early bird
$1175 – 30 day early bird
$1275 – Standard enrollment
$975 when taken as part of the Ayurvedic Living Nutrition
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• Training, Course Material
• Organic Live-Food Cuisine Lunches
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*A Certificate of Completion will be awarded upon full attendance of this Training Intensive and completion of a home study assignment. To receive this certificate there is a $200 fee.
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