FAQ

Question: What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is an age-old traditional Indian medicine, which takes a holistic approach towards health and disease. Like Yoga, Ayurveda also has its roots in the Vedas - the ancient texts of wisdom.

It is a complex system of medicine that has much to offer to reduce a multitude of ailments. It takes into consideration the influence of our surroundings, habits and food on us. Preventive measures and taking responsibility for our own health play a very important role in Ayurveda.

Question: Which disorders could Ayurveda have a positive effect on?

Ayurveda can have a positive effect on many disorders including sleep disorders, fatigue, diarrhoea, constipation, heartburn, food intolerances, abdominal pain and discomfort, nausea, allergies, skin conditions, chronic pain, headache, migraine, metabolic disorders, obesity, depression, anxiety and many more.

Question: How is the consultation organized?

During the 1st appointment, I will take a thorough case history including your general health, lifestyle and food intake. This appointment could take about 1.5 hours. An important part of this appointment is the clarification regarding how we would work together and also how the cost would be structured.

After this 1st appointment, I analyze the information and come up with a set of recommendations, which could cover various aspects, namely, food, lifestyle, physical activities, herbal medicines.

During the 2nd appointment we will discuss these recommendations and the initial treatment steps, and make changes, if necessary and possible. This appointment could take about 1-2 hours.

Traditional ayurvedic treatments are dynamic processes and hence it is necessary to monitor the changes brought about by the treatment and then take the next steps. Hence, the follow-up appointments will be at a gap of about 1-4 weeks depending on the situation and on the stage at which the treatment is. These follow-up appointments could take about 30 minutes to an hour.

For some disorders, more time-intensive treatments and consultations may be necessary. These have a different time and cost structure.

Question: How long could the complete treatment take?

For some disorders we need patience, and for some we could see a quicker improvement. Whether and how fast it is possible to see improvements depends on a lot of factors - the complexity of the disorder, how long the condition has already existed, whether you are being treated with other medicines at the same time, to name a few. That is why I cannot give a general answer to this question.

Question: How much do the consultations and treatments with me cost?

The fee for the 1st appointment is 80€.
For preparing the 1st set of recommendations I bill about 15-30€.
From the 2nd appointment onwards the fee is 60€ per hour.

If other more time-intensive treatments and consultations are needed, I will discuss the costs with you prior to starting these.

Please note:
If the recommendations include the use of ayurvedic products, you will incur the costs for these in addition.
The fees for medical treatments and consultations with Heilpraktiker are exempt from VAT.
General information regarding the costs...

Question: What do you need to bring with you for the 1st appointment?

  • The patient information leaflets or boxes of the medicines and supplements you take
  • Copies of blood test results and doctors' reports
  • Filled out data sheet - Patientenstammdatenblatt (the document is in German)
  • Time!
  • At the moment (for all appointments): Surgical mask or FFP2-mask

Question: Can you approach me for a consultation only when you are very sick?

You can certainly approach me even when you only have mild discomforts. It is always better to take care of the mild health issues before they become bigger and cause greater problems. Very often we may not have obvious health issues, but yet the functioning of the body may not be optimal. A classical example for that, in my opinion, is the bowel movement. If we have bowel movement only once in a few days, it is important to look into the reasons and make necessary changes. There are many such examples.