Western Diagnoses

In a world of medical reports, labs and doctors, western medicine & pharmaceuticals are the overarching influencers of our lives in modern society. Often, especially in chronic conditions where a person has lived with an imbalance for too long, the body and symptoms are forgotten, and all that remains is a single name or acronym for the disease. IBS, UC, GERD, SIBO, COPD, have all become common terms in everyday language.

The Ayurveda paradigm is significantly different and illness is often referred to in terms of the imbalance of doshas, and agni 

Nevertheless, people seeking advice often arrive with reports and western medical diagnoses, which makes it important to have a common language between the two modalities