Dr. Sashina Karamchund, is a classically trained Ayurvedic Physician (Bachelors of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) from the internationally recognized Gujarat Ayurved University, in Jamnagar India. She is also a certified Yoga Instructor, Tarot Reader, Vedic Astrologer and Professor of Ayurveda and Vedic Sciences.
Having delivered numerous lectures, seminars and workshops around the world, Dr. Sashina is quite versed with global arts and culture.
She integrates authentic Ayurveda with modern diet and lifestyle, thus broadening the scope of this ancient medical science and it’s ability to improve the quality of life and cure disease. Restoring health and wellness through mind-body-and-soul therapies are the main focus of her practice. She is the Founder of the first International Online School of Ayurveda and mentors scholars of Ayurvedic Medicine worldwide.
What to expect from your consultation
Most westerners are familiar with visiting a healthcare provider when we feel ill. The provider diagnoses the sickness and determines which pathogens, such as bacteria or virus, caused it. The treatment is then geared toward selecting a technique to battle those pathogens. The same medicines, procedures, and doses are often used for multiple people battling the same illness.
An Ayurvedic diagnosis, and subsequent treatments, differ from this Western process in that the diagnosis is made not only on the disease level (called roga), but also on the patient level (called rogi). The exhaustive examination helps me not only diagnose the disorder, but individualize or tailor treatments for each of my patients.
To make a diagnosis, I use a method called rogi-roga pareeksha, which combines disease analysis with deep examination of each individual.
So instead of focusing solely on a treatment or medicine to heal the illness, I concentrate on the techniques that will strengthen the healthy elements inherent in every body, which will in turn help the individual to recover. This tenet is called svabhavoparamavada, and it refers to the Ayurvedic ideal of helping the body call upon its own energy to heal. Treatments and medicines are a vital part of this process, but act only to support the body’s self-reparation, rather than cause it.
According to Ayurveda, diseases are due to a doshic imbalance. I use my consultation to identity for your specific genetic makeup (Prakruti), evaluate your imbalances and ailments (Vikruti) and then decide on a treatment plan that caters specifically for you.