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Main Health Concern

•low energy (Vata)

•hard to fall asleep (Kapha) hard to wake


Constitution (Prakruti / Genetic-Karmic Makeup) is:V3P1K2

Current State (Vikruti): V3.5

Birth Date-Time-Place: February 29, 1980 2:00pm San Jose (Kapha DOBplace and time in vata season)

Height: 5’10” Weight: 148lbs (Pitta-Mesomorph)

As a Child of 10 years old: thin (Vata)

Energy Level Overall: does what needs to be done but feels very depleted… energy is variable (Vata)

Sleep: sleep is generally good… Insomnia when things happen at work… hard to get out of bed and easy to go to sleep


Primary Emotions: irritable (Vata)

Secondary Emotions: sadness (Kapha)

Memory: Learn fast, Forget fast (Vata) … stress makes her memory worse but overall it is good (Pitta)

BP: blood pressure is on the lower end… gets dizzy when she gets up at times (Vata)

Bowel Movement: less than once a day… Constipation sometimes can go 2-5 days (Vata)

Floats (healthy)?Stool sinks, leaves traces (toxins) or Sinks (ama)

Agni (Digestion): Strong appetite – hypoglycemia Pitta. Acid belly, reflux. Irregular eating habits (Vata)

Mucous in Morning? Yes, white mucus

Nails: Moon visible only on one thumb, lack of moons on index and middle (Vata), striation (Vata malabsorption), dry nails (high vata)

Ama (Toxins) from Tongue Exam: Tongue tremors (Vata), tongue is red tipped (acid traces)

Pulse: Bone structure is Kapha primary

Weak liver pulse – (Vata) fatigued, spleen pulse – (Kapha) out of balance – need more physical activity, Diabetes runs in family. Eats sweets frequently.

Eyes: dry eyes (Vata)… eyes twitch when stressed (Vata)… bit of lines under eye (weak kidneys)…red eyes (Pitta)

Pain: subtle headaches – based on lack of food or sleep

Onset of Menstruation: 13 (Kapha)

Menstrual Difficulties: regular menstruation… not painful… (Kapha)

Discharges: History of yeast infections (Pitta, secondarily Kapha)…Discharge is white (kapha) Custom Herbal Formula Prescribed:

This is Vata formula for soothing constipation, fatigue, digestion

5 Saraswati contains Ashwagandha and vacha, improve memory, mental focus, anxiety and digestion. (Soothes Vata and Kapha),

2 Bala (helps energy

2 Shatavari great tasting for constipation, lubricates colon. Balances female reproductive

2 Licorice root – has sweetness to harmonize formula and helps sugar cravings

3 Brahmi (for depression and anxiety) irregular eating habit. Controlling of blood sugar

4 Chitrak helps with metabolism. Soothes Vata and Kapha

1 Lavana – salt, helps with constipation

1/2 tsp 3xs day for 8weeks taken with

Avipattikar (For gas and constipation also acid reflux) ½ to 1 tsp 2 to 3xs / day with water Directions: 1 teaspoon 3x times per day for 6-8 weeks taken with 8oz of hot water (with raw honey for taste if needed) 40minutes before meals to help with colon


Standard Triphala: 2 Parts of Haritaki, 5 Parts of Amalaki, 3 Parts of Bibhitaki

1 teaspoon ~1 hour before bed (empty stomach)and / or 1 teaspoon upon awakening to make it more laxative (drink hot water first then drink triphala 30 minutes after)

Herbal Oils (Massage, Nasya): Banyan Botanical’s Nasya-for daily routine prior to alternate nostril breathing. 3xs a day in between meals – 4xs daily max.

Other Recommendations:

•Currently inactive - Need to increase/implement exercise (Vata)

Pranayama – need to strengthen lungs through breathing exercises 5 minutes before bed.

•Use raw uncooked honey, drink Pomegranate juice, consume limes for sour and avoid bananas based on acid belly – helps Pitta

•Based on constipation – enjoy variety of fruits (1 serving every meal or snack in between meals with fruit)

•Limit sweets, particularly chocolate, ice cream etc. Replace with dark chocolate

•Purchase Avipattikar from wholesaler

•Download Balancing Vata handout, Constipation and Colon Health, Daily routine Handout, Ama Handout, handout on Vata Soothing Diet and Meditation/Stress Management Guidelines

•Follow Vata soothing diet

•For Vata-types, it is important to eat at regular hours

•5 pillars of good health are sleep, food, exercise, meditation and sex. They should not be under or over expressed

•Don’t multi-task because it disturbs digestion especially for Vata types

•1 reason for constipation is dryness so need to hydrate and oleate

•Scrape tongue 14 times with a tongue scraper in the morning to help digestion

•Need to solve the issue of constipation because in the long term need it will increase Ama then it could lead for arthritis

•Do Vata soothing yoga poses

•Main thing for vata is regularity

•Do Nasya at night with 3-5 drops in the nostril while laying on bed with head dangling upside down by the edge then remain inverted for 5 minutes while doing pranayama)


•Drinks coffee daily to enhance BMs

•Everyday drink 6 cups water/day

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