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Ayurveda literally translates to mean “the science of life.”  The central philosophy is based on the belief that the mind and body are one and that to achieve overall physical health, one must focus on fostering emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.  A core concept of Sue’s expertise is to help clients achieve wellness through balanced and healthy lifestyle practices. Ayurveda’s practices are preventive in that they can slow down the progression of disease or even prevent the manifestation of more serious or chronic illness.  The Ayurvedic practitioner can often detect the precursors of disease before the client experiences the signs of acute disorders. Ayurveda can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including:
Diet and Lifestyle Modifications Stress Management, including Breathing Exercises and Meditation Massage Yoga Herbs and Spices
Acne Anxiety Arthritis Asthma Cellulitis Cholesterol Constipation Depression Diabetes Dry Skin Eating Disorders Eczema Fatigue Hair loss Headaches Hypertension Insomnia Low Libido Menopause Menstrual Difficulties Migraines Muscle Cramps Obesity Osteoporosis   Smoking Stress
Sue and Dr. Sunil Joshi at the Vinayak Panchakarma Chikitsalaya in Nagpur, India
Ayurvedic Treatment  remedies are simple, natural, and easy to implement.  The client will be asked to use specific herbs and strategies to help alleviate the presenting problem.  Remedies vary based on individual presentation, including consideration of metabolic differences and the nature of each client’s condition.  Ayurveda is not a substitute for modern medical interventions for conditions that are serious or more progressed.  It works in conjunction with allopathic physicians to address critical and terminal health conditions.  For chronic conditions, Ayurveda requires some time for healing to occur, as it does not provide a quick remedy.  Ayurveda allows the body’s natural healing mechanism to progess at its own pace, momentum, and duration. The human body is resilient and capable of restoring balance to promote health and harmonious living. Together with medicinal treatment, changing your daily routine and habits can help improve your health and psychological well-being. 
Each prospective client is asked to complete a brief health history before the initial interview.  During the initial consultation appointment, the Ayurvedic practitioner uses various diagnostic tools including observation of the tongue, pulse, nails and skin as well as an in-depth client interview regarding symptoms, sleep patterns, diet, digestion, lifestyle, and current stressors.  During the first visit, the practitioner uses the health history, observation tools and the interview to create a diagnostic hypothesis and develop an individualized treatment plan.
Ayurveda utilizes disease management, called Chikitsa, to restore health through the application of five processes:
1. Identify the health problem 2. Eliminate the underlying cause of disease 3. Purify the body 4. Reestablish and restore balance 5. Strengthen and revitalize the affected organs, tissues, and system to prevent reocurrence of the illness.
The Ayurvedic approach is based on the observation that when a person becomes ill, the illness cannot be completely eliminated unless the client addresses certain behaviors that caused the problem such as poor diet, inadequate exercise, bad lifestyle habits such as consuming excessive alcohol, smoking, etc., and engaging in unhealthy relationships.  Ayurvedic treatment includes identifying these and/or other causes of disease in order to promote healing and recovery.
It is precisely with that in mind that Sue McCann pursued the rigorous training to become a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.  We invite you to come to Insights of New Orleans to work with Sue toward that goal of achieving and maintaining focus, balance, and wellness.    Our phone number is 504 832-4096.
Ayurveda is an ancient healing methodology that comes from India dating back 5,000  years or more.  Ayurveda can restore balance to counteract the effects of life stressors as well as help individuals heal from more serious health concerns. An Ayurvedic consultation includes guidelines for balanced nutrition and encourages lifestyle practices to achieve vibrant health. Ayurveda encompasses the belief that each individual is unique and possesses a specific blueprint for wellness along with the capacity to heal. A consultation will help each client understand his/her true nature and identify interventions to support well-being. Sue McCann completed her academic curriculum at the European Institute of Vedic Studies, and a rigid practicum at the Vinayak Panchakarma Chikitsalaya in Nagpur, India. She is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association
Sue McCann’s expertise as an Ayurvedic Practitioner encompasses a varied assortment of techniques to treat illness and promote general well-being, including the use of:

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Insights of New Orleans makes available to clients a variety of herbs, medicated oil, and body treatments to promote healing and the restoration of balance.  To read more about Ayurveda Bodywork, click here
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