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  • what is allopathic medicine?
    “Allopathic medicine” is a term that is sometimes used to refer to modern or mainstream medicine. Other names for allopathic medicine include: conventional medicine mainstream medicine Western medicine orthodox medicine biomedicine Allopathic medicine is also called allopathy. It’s a health system in which medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals are licensed to practice and treat symptoms and diseases. Treatment is done with: medication surgery radiation other therapies and procedures Other types or approaches to medicine are referred to as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), or integrative medicine.
  • what is integrated medicine?
    Integrated medicine is practising medicine in a way that selectively incorporates elements of complementary and alternative medicine into comprehensive treatment plans alongside solidly orthodox methods of diagnosis and treatment.
  • what is holistic medicine?
    தமிழ் இல் In English Holistic medicine is an attitudinal approach to health care rather than a particular set of techniques. It addresses the psychological, familial, societal, ethical and spiritual as well as biological dimensions of health and illness.
  • What is diabetes?
    Diabetes is a common condition that affects people of all ages. There are several forms of diabetes. Type 2 is the most common. A combination of treatment strategies can help you manage the condition to live a healthy life and prevent complications.
  • what is siddha medicine?
    Siddha medicine is a form of traditional medicine originating in southern India.It is one of the oldest systems of medicine in India. In rural India, siddhars have learned methods traditionally through master-disciple relationships to become local "healers" known as siddhars.Siddhars are among an estimated 400,000 traditional healers practicing medicine in India, comprising some 57% of rural medical care.Siddha practitioners believe that five basic elements – earth, water, fire, air, sky – are in food, "humours" of the human body, and herbal, animal or inorganic chemical compounds, such as sulfur and mercury, used as therapies for treating diseases
  • What is AYURVEDA?
    Ayurveda is the Ancient Indian Science of Life dating back to 5000 BC. It is a system which teaches harmonious living with nature through a balanced lifestyle of food and activities. It is a HOLISTIC science which addresses issues related to the BODY, MIND and SOUL. The main aim of Ayurveda is "TO MAINTAIN THE HEALTH OF A HEALTHY INDIVIDUAL AND TREAT THE DISORDERS OF AN UNHEALTHY INDIVIDUAL
  • What are the basic principles of Ayurveda?
    Ayurveda believes that everything in the universe is made up of FIVE ELEMENTS, called as the PANCHA MAHA BHUTAS. They are - Aakash, Vayu, Agni, Jala and Prithvi Mahabhuta. These are represented in the body as VATA, PITTA and KAPHA. Ayurveda sees the body as a micro representation of the Cosmos and therefore the factors that influence the environment have similar effects on the body.
  • What are the conditions that Ayurveda can treat?
    Ayurveda is useful in a range of diseases - Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Paralysis, Sciatica, Frozen Shoulder, Cervical and Lumbar Disc Problems, All Skin conditions especially Eczema & Psoriasis, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Obesity, High Cholesterol Levels, Thyroid Disorders, Menstrual Problems, Male and Female Infertility, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Poly Cystic Ovarian Diseases (PCOD), Piles, Fistula-in-Ano, Fissure-in-Ano, Urinary Stones, Prostate Enlargement, Hair problems, All Cosmetic problems etc.
  • What are the treatment options available?
    Ayurveda offers the following treatment options - 1. Internal Therapies and 2. External Therapies. PANCHAKARMA is a specialized form of treatment which is commonly known as "DETOXIFICATION". These are five highly specific therapies which require medical supervison and provide excellent benefits.
  • Do Ayurvedic medicines have side effects?
    Traditional and classically prepared ayurvedic medicines are safe. Quality variation is a reality and therefore one has to be aware and alert. Make sure you ask your doctor about the quality of the medicine being prescribed.
  • Are Ayurvedic Treatments expensive?
    Not necessarily. Generally the trend is to showcase Ayurveda as a SPA treatment and thus the costs are high. Traditional and Authentic Ayurveda treatments are not as expensive as Spa and Resort charges.
  • Can a healthy individual undergo Panchakarma?
    Yes. Ayurveda advises seasonal panchakarma regimen for healthy individuals to detox their bodies and maintain health.
  • Is it true that Ayurvedic medicines are slow acting?
    No, this is a very common misunderstanding. The results are dependent on the stage of the disease. The earlier the treatment is initiated the better the results. TRADITIONAL & AUTHENTIC PANCHAKARMA and medicinal treatments will show excellent benefits within a week to ten days. Chronic diseases will certainly need more time to be taken care of.
  • Can Ayurveda Treat all Diseases?
    No, Like every science, Ayurveda also has its own limitations. Medical emergencies and Life threatening conditions are not generally handled by Ayurveda Physicians. Certain hormonal disorders and metabolic disorders are treated best in collaboration with modern physicians. Please beware of Ayurvedic physicians making tall claims of curing diseases like AIDS, Cancers etc.
  • Will I need to stop current medication that I am taking?
    It depends on the condition that one is suffering from. Generally, qualified Ayurvedic physicians will not stop modern medications for conditions like Diabetes, Hypertension, Thyroid Disorders, Cholesterol disturbances, Cardiac medicines etc. Please beware of any ayurvedic physician who asks you to stop these medications abruptly.
  • Do Ayurveda doctors make use of laboratoty tests and other diagnostic investigations?
    Yes. Although, Ayurveda has its own unique method of analysis of symptoms and arriving at a diagnosis, laboratory tests and other diagnostic investigations like X-ray, Ultrasound scan, CT Scan, MRIs etc are used as a part of consultation to understand the whole picture. Invariably, an individual seeking Ayurveda consultation has already been subjected to these tests and therefore a vast majority of patients walk in with a folder of these reports.
  • What are the methods used by an Ayurveda doctor during the consultation process?
    A qualified Ayurveda doctor will always begin with a patient hearing of the history of complaints followed by a thorough examination method which includes the Ayurveda essentials like Nadi or Pulse examination, the Prakriti analysis etc with a detailed systemic and local examination of the individual. This will take time. One can expect that the initial consultation and the examination process can last up to about an hour for the doctor to completely understand the symptoms and to arrive at a possible diagnosis.
  • Why does diet play an important role in Ayurveda?
    Ayurveda believes that we are born of food. Imbalance in Vata, Pitta and Kapha are directly related to imbalances in the diet and result in manifestation of a particular disease. The intensity of the disease process is influenced by the degree of imbalance in dietary choices. That is why, dietary regulation plays an integral part of the treatment in Ayurveda. Daily and seasonal dietary regimen are advised as per the individual.
  • Is assessment of Prakriti integral to the treatment process?
    Prakriti assessment is generally understood to be a very simple process but it is not. Prakriti is a combination of physical, mental and spiritual aspects of an individual. Therefore, complete analysis of prakriti takes time. What an Ayurveda physician essentially does before deciding treatment is assess whether a particular set of medicines can be administered or not as certain medicines are contra-indicated in certain prakriti individuals. This is gained through experience. Prakriti assessment plays a vital role in dietary and lifestyle modification later on.
  • Can one undergo multiple treatment procedures at a time?
    Panchakarma procedures are very exclusive treatment protocols and only one is adopted at any given time. Other adjuvant procedures like whole body massage and steam, shirodhara, kati basti, janu basti etc can be mixed and matched with certain panchakarma procedures depending upon the condition of the individual. For example: a) whole body oil massage with steam can be added with shirodhara and nasya b) whole body oil massage with steam can be added with shirodhara and anuvasana / matra basti procedures. Please remember that Panchakarma are intense and require a lot of commitment to diet and lifestyle regulation to experience the real benefits. Also keep in mind that there is no truth in - "more the treatments more the benefits". Discuss with your physician and make an informed decision. You may end up getting more treatments than you require and end up paying more than is necessary.
  • How much time is required to undergo Pancakarma procedures?
    Ideally, one amongst the five procedures is selected as per the health issue of an individual. The minimum duration of any of the five procedures is 8 days. Basti procedure can be administered for 8, 16 or 30 days at a stretch. Nasya procedure too can be administered for 8, 14 or 21 days at a stretch. After undergoing one of the Panchakarma procedures a rest period of double the duration is advised. The next procedure can be started after a minimum rest period of 15 to 21 days after the first procedure.
  • What are the precautions to be taken while undergoing Panchakarma?
    Panchakarma is a highly specialised treatment process and should be done by a qualified Ayurveda physician only. Even though the actual process of any of the five procedures is a minimum of 8 days, one should be aware that a qualified physician will not start the procedure without preparing the body through a process called as PURVAKARMA (pre-requisite process of preparing one's body to be fit to receive the panchakarma process). There are very strict rules of diet and lifestyle changes that one has to follow before, during and after the process in order to experience the benefits of Panchakarma. Each process has its own do's and dont's which the physician will inform you about. Ideally, Panchakarma is to be administered as an in-patient procedure but due to modern day constraints and commitments, they have been modified to be administered on an out-patient basis as well. The do's and dont's remain the same though. One should understand that - "more the precautions and advice followed, better the benefits". Please be aware that there is no short cut in Panchakarma process.
  • Do you offer Panchakarma treatment packages?
    Yes. We specialize in planning traditional, scientific and evidence based panchakarma and other treatment packages for a wide range of diseases. We also offer diet and lifestyle management packages. We are also qualified mental health counsellors and we offer counseling and specialised Ayurveda and Yoga treatment packages for a wide variety of mental health conditions. If you are interested, then please write to us using the Contact Us page in the website or use the Book an Appointment button to enquire about our services for your specific health issue.
  • Do you sell medicines online or prescribe medicines online?
    No. We do not sell nor do we prescribe medicines online. We have a link for an online consultation form where you can write to us about your health issue and we will reply with our analysis and treatment plan. We get our traditional medicines prepared authentically and scientifically and we can send them across through postal services or courier wherever possible.
  • Do you send medicines across through post or courier services?
    Yes. We send customised medicines based on our assessment after going through the online questionnaire and video consultation across through postal or courier services to all parts across India. Sending medicines to other countries is a bit challenging as there are different laws in different countries. A lot of documentation is required and even if we provide the documents, there will still be anxiety till you get the medicines. Liquids and oils are not accepted by many courier services. Additionally international courier services are expensive as well. We are working on establishing proper services to send medicines across to help our clients across the world.
  • What are the payment modes that you accept?
    We accept the following modes of payment: Cash Cheque Net banking Online transfer through different platforms All Cheques / Net banking / Online transfers are to be made to our Astanga Wellness Corporate Bank Account only. Bank details will be intimated to the client directly.
  • Do you offer refund if we are not happy with the medicines?
    Due to our professional approach we have not had an instance where a client has had to return the medicines and claim refund. But in the unlikely scenario where a client is not happy with the medicines we ensure that we address your concerns and try to resolve the issue. If the client is still not satisfied with our services we will refund the amount charged for the medicines.
  • What if we have something else that we need to ask?
    Please write to us using the Contact Us page on the website and we will get back to you as soon as possible to address your questions.
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