Ayurveda is a natural healing system that has been successfully practiced for thousands of years. Originating in ancient India, this medical tradition states that each person’s path toward optimal health is unique—because each person is unique. The individualized healing programs offered at Ayurveda By Siva, Inc. (“Ayurveda By Siva”), are based on time- honored principles that focus on helping the practitioner in understanding their particular body-mind constitution. The goal of Ayurvedic counseling is to create within the practitioner’s body and mind a receptive environment for healing to take place and to support the body’s ability to heal itself.
During the course of Ayurvedic counseling with Ayurveda By Siva, we may provide or recommend lifestyle adjustment, dietary changes, herbal supplements, aromatherapy, yoga, and other natural therapeutic activities for various conditions. In order to implement these Ayurvedic principles into your life, frequent and regular follow-up visits over a six to twenty-four month period are recommended.
Although Ayurveda is generally considered safe, like any therapeutic program, there may be risks associated with the recommended program as a whole or with components of the program. Herbs and dietary supplements (which are from plant, animal, and mineral sources) that may be recommended by Ayurveda By Siva are traditionally considered safe, however, they may cause allergic reactions in some people. Additionally, some herbs and dietary supplements may be inappropriate during pregnancy or while nursing. Finally, herbs and dietary supplements may interact with prescription or over-the-counter medication, or other supplements. Therefore, you should always consult your doctor before taking any herbal or dietary supplement, and notify all your other healthcare providers, including pharmacists, who can keep track of potential drug interactions. Various natural therapeutics, such as aromatherapy and yoga, are also generally considered safe, although there are, of course, risks associated with each. As with many physical activities or natural therapy programs, you may experience physical exertion, discomfort, faintness, or dizziness. You should consult your doctor before beginning any natural therapy program.
Should you experience an allergic reaction or any unexpected or unpleasant effects as a result of taking a supplement or participating in an activity recommended by Ayurveda By Siva, you should stop taking the supplement or participating in the activity and immediately contact your doctor. It is your responsibility to notify Ayurveda By Siva and your health care providers: if you have or develop any physical or medical condition; if you have any change in an existing physical or medical condition; or if you are, become, or plan to become pregnant, or if you are nursing.
You understand and agree that: None of the Statements made by Dr. Mohan or by any other Ayurveda By Siva employee or agent about any herb, supplement, activity or service has been evaluated by the FDA. No Ayurveda By Siva product, activity or service is intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information and material provided by Ayurveda By Siva is strictly for informational and educational purposes only.
Ayurveda is considered a complementary and alternative medicine by the State of California, and Ayurvedic practitioners do not require a license or certification to practice. Ayurveda By Siva is not a Medical Facility and is not a licensed health care provider. Although Dr. Mohan has a medical degree from Cornell University, she is not practicing Western (allopathic) medicine at this time and is not currently maintaining a license to practice medicine. Your work with Ayurveda By Siva is designed to complement, but not take the place of, the care provided by your other healthcare providers.
Consultation with Dr. Mohan does not take the place of a medical evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment; and Dr. Mohan will not diagnose medical conditions or provide medical care. Consultation may not cover every health-related matter or every possible health-related issue. Additionally, no one associated with Ayurveda By Siva may recommend altering your medical prescriptions, without the approval of your doctor. Should you experience relief from an existing ailment, you must consult your doctors before foregoing or modifying any treatment your doctors have recommended to you. If during an examination by Ayurveda By Siva, there are any findings suggestive of an unevaluated medical condition, you may be referred to a Western physician. The fact that findings could result in a referral is not a guarantee or assurance that any medical conditions will lead to findings and does not place any
obligation on Ayurveda By Siva to identify or evaluate any medical condition or to act on any findings of a medical condition.
Results of Ayurvedic programs vary and depend upon many factors including the individual’s body, mind, and commitment to Ayurvedic principles. Ayurveda By Siva does not guarantee the results of any individual therapeutic procedure, herbal or dietary supplement, lifestyle change, or the recommended Ayurvedic program as a whole.