Ayurveda Baton Rouge LA

Local resource for Ayurveda in Baton Rouge, LA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to alternative medicine, Ayurveda medicine, alternative medicine treatment centers, and Ayurveda practitioners, as well as advice and content on Ayurveda, medicine, and traditional Indian medicine.

Margie Ford
(225) 272-4447
142 McGehee Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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The Sanctuary
(225) 278-9187
5557 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Wellness & Health Consultations, Massage Therapy, Life Coaching
Gender
Female
Education
Trinity School of Natural Health Doctorate of Naturopathy, Certified Natural Health Practitioners
Professional Memberships
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, La. Health Freedom Coalition, Certified Spiritual Healer, Ordained Minister

Professional Touch Massage Therapy
(225) 281-7511
Two locations and mobile services available
Baton Rouge, Zachary, LA
Specialty
Therapeautic/Clinical Massage
Education
Licensed and Registered in MS and LA

Spa Mizan
(337) 235-0608
1112 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA
Programs & Services
Ayurveda, Day spa, Pre-post Natal

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Jessica Blanchard
(504) 309-9618
120 S. Cortez Street
New Orleans, LA
 
Dr. Conrad Adams
(225) 924-0604
4664 Jamestown Ave, Suite 140-C
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Blood Chemistry Analysis, Energy Healing, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Hypnotherapy, Integrative Medicine, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Metaphysics, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Past Life Regression, Psychotherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Spiritual Counseling, Therapeutic Touch, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Alpha Motivation Institute

Aroma for Life
(225) 615-7773
611 Spring Cove Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
Gender
Male

Spa Almaz
(337) 365-0190
1000 Parkview Drive
New Iberia, LA
Programs & Services
Ayurveda, Day spa, Pre-post Natal

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Revati Lisa Kritikos ACC, PKS
(504) 891-1754
1215 Milan Street
New Orleans, LA
 
Randolph Bonvillain+ Sr.
(985) 857-9747
216 Mystic Blvd.+ Suite G
Houma, LA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Ayurveda: Tailor-Made Health

India’s traditional healing system, in which each person’s unique makeup
provides the basis for well-being, is taking root in the US.

By Lisa James

June 2009

You’ve gone for the usual physical exam and blood tests, and have been told there’s nothing abnormal—what a relief. But you still don’t feel quite right. So you consult someone trained in Ayurveda, India’s traditional system of healing.

The practitioner carefully notes your physical attributes, such as the texture of your skin and hair, the shape of your chin and nose, the appearance of your eyes and teeth, and your overall size and weight. He or she then asks questions that you would expect—about your typical food preferences, waking/sleeping schedule, appetite level, digestive patterns and emotional state, for example—and several that you wouldn’t—whether your meals are rushed or relaxed, what you tend to dream about, whether you’re a spender or a saver, how you approach matters of spirit or connectedness. These answers help determine your fundamental constitution (prakruti) in terms of vata, pitta and kapha (abbreviated VPK), Ayurveda’s three basic body-mind-spirit types known as doshas. The practitioner then asks if any of these factors have changed recently, and in what way. This determines your vikruti, or current state.

In most people’s constitutions, one dosha predominates. For you it’s vata; your fundamental VPK ratio is V3P2K1. But your current state is V4P2K1—your vata is too high. To counteract this imbalance, the practitioner suggests that, in addition to keeping warm and avoiding drafts, you eat fewer salads and instead consume more vegetables cooked with moderate amounts of spices such as ginger and turmeric. The two of you discuss ways to calm your anxiety. You receive an herbal oil to rub into your dry skin (good for those achy joints, too) along with an herbal laxative for your chronic constipation. In two weeks you and the practitioner will go over your progress and look at other issues you may need to work on.

A Sanskrit word that translates as “science of life,” Ayurveda holds that “every individual is indivisible—undivided, total, complete, a unique expression of consciousness,” says Vasant Lad, MASc, executive director of The Ayurveda Institute ( www.ayurveda.com ) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “The goal of Ayurveda is not just to take care of disease but to deal with every aspect of life.”

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Ayurveda views health and disease through the prism of energy, specifically the life force known as prana. “Western medicine sees the body basically in terms of chemistry,” says David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), founder of the American Institute of Vedic Studies
( www.vedanet.com ) in Santa Fe, New Mexico and coauthor with Lad of The Yoga of Herbs (Lotus Press). “Our medicine is based on prana and consciousness instead of structure and chemistry, although structure and chemistry have their place.”

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