Ayurvedic Medicine

Dr. Kowata will complete her Ayurvedic Health Counselor certification in 2025.

Ayurveda is an ancient system of healing and credited by many scholars to be the oldest system of healing on the planet. The Ayurvedic knowledge was originally passed down in truths contained in sutras or Indian texts more than 5,000 years ago. It is a wholistic practice of living in a balanced manner which leads to accentuated wellness. Ayurveda prioritizes preventative healthcare and lifestyle practices to enhance and maintain good health instead of addressing health concerns or illnesses as they arise.

The word Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit, ayuh meaning life and veda meaning sacred knowledge. It teaches us to see the world and assess health as it relates to the elements or doshas. The three doshas or life forces are vata, pitta, and kapha and are based on the five elements – earth, water, fire, air and ethers. We are all born with all three doshas and each dosha governs different areas in the body, but the doshas arise differently in each one of us. This unique combination reveals our individual nature and influences our mind, body and emotions.

Interested in learning more about your Ayurvedic constitution? Take the Discover Your Dosha questionnaire.

Ayurvedic health or svastha in Sanskrit is defined as a state of being in which the body, mind, soul and senses are in a blissful equilibrium, interacting in harmony to experience a feeling of Self and wellness. Ayurveda provides the tools and wisdom to achieve this vitality. When properly applied it allows us to heal and maintain quality and longevity of life.

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