Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurveda is a whole body approach to healing. 

Ayurveda teaches us how to live in harmony with the seasons by using food, herbs and lifestyle therapy to support our bodies for our unique individual needs.

By aligning these components, we provide an inner environment to allow the body and mind to heal from within. The healing that happens is now your innate healing energy that will continue to strengthen as you continue to give your body what it needs.

The awareness you'll gain will allow you to intuitively make the right choices for yourself.

Ayurveda has the power to:

  • Improve your digestion and elimination

  • Have a healthy relationship with food

  • Achieve higher quality sleep

  • Have better relationships with others and yourself

  • Have more clear, glowing skin

  • Be free from pain

  • Have a clear, focused, alert mind and increased memory.

  • Have more excitement for life

  • Decrease overwhelm and anxiousness

  • Have more balanced menstrual cycle and hormonal stability

  • Have a mindful and smooth pregnancy and birth

  • Easily live at your best weight

  • Gain and sustain more energy

You have the right to heal your body, mind, and heart. 

An Ayurveda practitioner will look at your unique constitution (Prakrti- where your body is at complete harmony) and what imbalances you are currently experiencing (Vikrti- state of imbalance) to identify foods, herbs, self care techniques, aromatherapy, exercise, and breathing techniques that will help you re-align with your true nature. This provides you with the tools you need to make sustainable improvements to your health for the long run.  

Your body and soul are working with you and for you. They need the right tools to jumpstart their natural healing process. Wherever you are in your healing journey, we will take steps together toward a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.

What to expect

Recommendations and topics of discussion vary by client and typically include some of the below topics. Whatever is covered, you will leave knowing you have been heard and with tools to jumpstart your healing.

  • food as medicine for your unique body

  • herbal formulations based on your current needs

  • meditations and mantras

  • mudras or yoga recommendations

  • personalized self care

  • lifestyle adjustments to support your unique body/mind

  • aromatherapy suggestions

Each unique recommendation is given to you specific to your current needs and should feel comfortable for you to start right away. If not, we will simply try something else that feels right. 

Initial Intake Visit

2 hours

During this two hour initial evaluation, your practitioner will be gathering your health concerns, goals, and history. They will perform a tongue and pulse analysis. From there they will give you a few food and lifestyle or herbal recommendations based on where you are at today. They will then go home, and spend a few hours making your detailed health plan based on the information gathered.

Report of Findings 

1 hour

Ideally this appointment is 2-3 week after the Initial Intake Visit. Your practitioner will ask how well the recommendations from the initial session were implemented, providing support if needed, and will answer any questions that came up.  They will then go over your unique constitution, your unique current condition and what elements are at play here. They will go over your detailed plan, offering additional food, herbal and self-care recommendations.  They will explain how often they would like to see you based on your current level of healing. Tongue and pulse evaluation as well as current symptoms and health goals are always discussed.

Follow Up Appointments

1 hour

At each follow up visit your practitioner will continue to evaluate your current conditions and health goals.  They will listen to your pulse and perform tongue analysis. They will alter recommendations as needed and add recommendations based on your healing and current needs. 

Appointments available with Rachel Costello