Ayurvedic Medicine: How to Manage Your Pitta and Fire Element


In Ayurveda getting to the root cause of an aliment or imbalance is essential to healing.  Root causes boil down to the elements and identifying them either in excess or out of balance in some way.  For example, if the fire element is out of balance in an excessive way it can show up physically as rashes and redness on the skin, infections, burning, inflammation, headaches, acne or other skin problems.  These are all heat related issues.  In the personality excess heat will show up as intensity, extreme competitiveness, arguing, highly critical of the self and others, intense fixations, impatience, frustration, anger, aggression and other heat induced symptoms.  The fire elements is dominant in the doshaPitta (Note: to find out what your dominate dosha is sign up for a consultation).

To remedy the root causes of aliments Ayurveda uses nutrition, lifestyle and herbs.  The result is longterm as most aliments are due to improper nutrition and lifestyle for a particular constitution.  This is done with an initial consultation which is an involved evaluation process of the physical, mental, and emotional body of a person.

Why Ayurveda and other Treatments are needed


Treatments become important because they give immediate relief to a person and a symptom.  Treatments can make the nutrition and lifestyle changes take hold quicker.  In other words, it is a more gradual process with just the life-style and nutrition although these methods lead to permanent and longterm results, treatments speed everything up.  

Treatments can be used to give relief to depleting conditions, to remove excess toxins in the body, bring balance to a system(s), assist in helping a person get off medications, promote relaxation, balance hormones, digestion and efficiency of the body.

Ayurveda Treatments include:

Ayurveda Bliss Therapy Abhyanga and Shirodhara

Ayurveda Bliss Therapy Abhyanga and Shirodhara are a rejuvenating treatment to pacify vata and pitta excess including over-active mind, anxiety, nervous system issues, stress, insomnia, exhaustion and fatigue, etc. Other benefits: eliminates toxins and congestion, improves neurological disorders, mental clarity, emotional balance, relieves sinusitis, improves allergic rhinitis, skins problems, helps with premature graying of hair and aging, supports health in the eyes, ears, skin. Improves lymphatic system and drainage. Cost: $150

Pacha Karma Treatment

Pacha Karma is a cleansing and rejuvenating program usually a minimum of 21 days.  Removes toxins and identifies excess/imbalances in elements and doshes and addresses them with the appropriate treatment.  There are five treatments that safely and effectively removes excessively aggravated doshas from different locations of the body without damaging or weakening the system. There are three main phases to the process, a preliminary process, the pacha karma and a post therapy treatment. Treatments vary based on each individual. Cost: varies initial consult $120

Reiki combined with Qi Gong

Reiki combined with Qi Gong is an excellent treatment for deep calming and relaxation of the body.  Removes stagnation andenergetic blocks.  Opens the energy channels and chakras of the body to eliminate tension, stiffness, blocks and resistance. Builds the prana (vital forces). By doing so you will feel connected, grounded and present. Overall effect is well-being, peacefulness and tranquility. Cost: 1 hour $75, 1 hour 15 mins $85, 1 hour 30 mins $95

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation of deep conscious relaxation.  The mind is alert but the body is asleep.  During this guided journey into the depth of the subconscious self blockages, resistances, and long-term tension is removed.  The body and mind merge to support healing.  Specific points of the body are connected through the process that triggers deep relaxation and change.  Cost: $60

Ear Treatments

Ear treatments support healthy issue in the ears. Prevents and helps with ear infections. Cost: $40

Ear Candling

Ear Candling removes build-up of ear wax. Cost $40 (Together with Ear treatment $65)

PNF (Proprioceptor Neuromuscular Facilitation) Manual Active Stretching

Facilitated stretching is excellent for improving flexibility and muscular action.  Cost: 30 mins $45 or 1 hour $75

Yoga Personal One-on-one or Yoga Therapy

You can receive a personalized practice and one-on-one guidance to aid in your Ayurvedic practice. Cost: 30 mins. $50, 1 hour $75

To set up an appointment  contact Marie Harger AHP - Ayurvedic Health Practitioner.

Discover Ayurvedic Medicine and your Dosha

For diet, life-style and routines that are right for you, make an Ayurvedic appointment today.  The knowledge you gain is long-lasting and will improve your quality of life. 

Yoga Teacher
Ayurveda Practitioner

Laura Levin