What is ayurvedic medicine?
“The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”
– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Ayurveda is a traditional medical system of the Indian subcontinent that uses highly personalized natural interventions to promote health and prevent or slow progression of disease. Ayurveda originates in 5,000-year-old Vedic teachings that describe how one can live in accord with nature to promote longevity and vitality. Like life, Ayurveda is an evolving practice, and its foundational texts developed over the next several millennia are still referenced by modern practitioners today.
The practice of Ayurveda was prohibited under British colonialism during the 1800’s in favor of their own medical system, fragmenting the teaching of Ayurveda for over 100 years until its revitalization in the 1980s led by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Vasant Lad, Deepak Chopra, Robert Svoboda, and others. As a result of its suppression, Ayurveda has struggled with being minimized by popular culture in India and the West, but there is a growing body of scientific research that show a wide range of health benefits including stress relief and cardiac health, reductions in heavy metal toxicity, and a healthier microbiome.
Read more about Ayurvedic research at the Journal of Ayuverda & Integrative Medicine and the Maharishi Institute research catalog on Transcendental Meditation.
Now the knowledge and practice of Ayurveda is blooming once again, and it could not come at a better time! Ayurveda is an excellent complement to western allopathic medicine. Treatments are safe and highly personalized, and may include diet and lifestyle modifications, herbal supplements, meditation, music & sound therapy, aromatherapy, gentle detoxification, and referral for specialized treatments.
Ayurvedic health coaching with personalized lifestyle and diet recommendations is integrated into the care of all direct primary care (DPC) members at no additional charge.
DPC Members also receive a 20% discount on all herbs and supplements through our online dispensary.
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If you are outside of New Mexico (or do not wish to utilize western medical services) this is the option for you! Ayurvedic health coaching is not restricted by geography, and is open to anyone in the US or worldwide.
Health coaching clients receive personalized Ayurvedic lifestyle and diet recommendations, and discounted herbs and supplements through our online dispensary. Initial visit is about 90 minutes long, followed by ongoing support via phone/text and limited in person or zoom visits.
First month: $350
Subsequent months: $108/mo
Minimum one additional month