Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from an Ayurvedic Consultation?

All consultations are 60-90 minute appointments with a NAMA-certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP), who will discuss your health and wellness concerns with you from an Ayurvedic perspective. The Ayurvedic perspective looks at your personal makeup (called prakruti) together with your current imbalances (called vikruti) and identifies ways that your body could be brought back into a balanced- or greatly improved- state of health and wellbeing. 

In the consultation, we will review your past health history, current conditions and symptoms, medication history and diet and lifestyle habits to understand your body's patterns. Your practitioner will use a combination of Ayurvedic assessment tools to determine this, such as questioning/interviewing, observation, pulse assessment and examination of the tongue and nails. Findings from the consultation are used to establish a very personalized diet, lifestyle and herbal protocol that puts you in control of your own health and well-being. 

What should I expect from an Acupuncture Treatment?

While some first-time patients may have a fear of needles, it quickly subsides once the patient realizes they barely feel a thing! The needles are hair-thin, and unlike a getting a shot or giving blood, nothing is injected or drawn from the body. In fact, most patients don’t even feel the needle go in!

We use additional relaxing points to remove some of the anxiety around needle phobias and most patients leave the treatment with a sense of relaxation and well-being that can last for hours – and sometimes days.

Other components of Tradition Chinese Medicine (TCM) include moxibustioncupping, and Chinese herbal medicine. Moxibustion is the burning of artemesias vulgaris, or mugwort (a plant from the daisy family), directly on an acupuncture point or over an affected area. Moxa is often used in case of chronic diseases. Cupping therapy is another form of alternative medicine to create local suction on the skin to promote healing.

‘Acupuncture’ as a treatment encompasses much more than simply needling: it involves complex interactions, empathy, intention, and attention. Acupuncture is not only used to heal, but as a preventive medicine. It is a great complement to other physical interventions and has few side effects.Aliquam sit amet ullamcorper tellus.

What to Expect + Bring with You to Meditation Class?

Lotus provides Meditation pillows and blankets. Participants are invited to bring any additional mats or pillows to create a "nest" to enjoy their meditation inside the cozy environment of Lotus Healing Centre.