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About Turiya Holistic Health

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Turiya Holistic Health is a virtual Ayurvedic wellness clinic and lifestyle community. We offer a unique space where clients can initiate or deepen their practice of Ayurveda, receive personalized support and connect with others on the path to optimal health. You can read more about Ayurveda HERE.

We specialize in helping women find a diet and lifestyle that supports their individual needs, taking into consideration any existing health conditions and challenges. Things we encounter often in the clinic include – digestive disorders, reproductive health issues, anxiety, depression, insomnia, hormone imbalance, addictions and disordered eating. We also help women in the various stages of family planning – fertility, conscious conception, pre-natal and post-natal support. To learn more about any of the above areas, or to discuss your unique situation and how Ayurveda can help, schedule a free 30-minute consultation.

 

Our name, Turiya, is a Sanskrit word meaning “the fourth”. It refers to the fourth state of consciousness - the other three are waking consciousness, dreaming, and dreamless sleep. Turiya is the state beyond consciousness and dreaming, where we are most connected to our highest Self.

Our intention is to guide each client through their own healing journey, so they may access and operate from this enlightened state.

 

About

Molly Culleton

Molly Culleton, owner of Turiya Holistic Health & Virtual Clinic, is a Doctor of Ayurveda and a certified Yoga Teacher. Molly received her doctoral degree from Sai Ayurvedic College in Miami, FL and completed her clinical internship at Vaidhyas Ayurvedic Hospital in Kannur, Kerala (India). She is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

Molly specializes in working with clients who are experiencing digestive health issues, women's reproductive health issues, hormone imbalance, anxiety, depression and addictions. Outside of the office, Molly is immersed in life with her husband and new baby boy.

 
 

 

The scope of Ayurveda is vast and encompasses diet and nutrition, the use of medicinal herbs, lifestyle and daily routine, physical activity, meditation, rest and relaxation, detoxification and rejuvenation therapies.

 

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word meaning “the science of life,” is India’s 5,000 year old medical system. It is often referred to as Yoga’s “sister science” as both are rooted in the Vedas, the spiritual doctrines of ancient India. Traditionally, Yoga teaches us how to balance our psychological body and our mind. Ayurveda, with its focus on diet, lifestyle, and herbal medicine, teaches us how to balance our physical body.

 

The overarching goal of Ayurveda is to maintain health in a healthy person and restore health in an unhealthy person, and emphasis is always on prevention.

At Turiya Holistic Health, we work with clients to implement diet and lifestyle changes, herbal medicine, Yoga therapy, aromatherapy, and detoxification when necessary.

Ayurveda is commonly used in cases of digestive disorder, anxiety, depression, weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, and women’s health issues.

 

The Doshas

Vata, Pitta, & Kapha

What differentiates Ayurveda from other schools of medicine is the concept of the “tri-dosha.” As with other ancient healing systems, Ayurveda is based on element theory and the belief that we are a reflection of nature. Therefore, the five elements that predominate in nature – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space – also predominate in us. When these elements enter a human form, they create what is called a dosha, or a metabolic force. The doshas govern all physiological and psychological processes in a living being.

There are three doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha – which are known as the “tri-dosha.” All three doshas are present, to a varying degree, in every human being. The predominance of one (or more) of the doshas determines an individual’s unique metabolic type, known in Ayurveda as prakruti. Prakruti is determined at the time of conception and is considered one’s state of perfect balance. However, the doshas are in a constant state of flux being influenced by factors such as our diet, lifestyle, mental attitude, genetics, environment, season, and even time of day. Care must be taken to keep the doshas in balance and as close to prakruti as possible. If this does not happen, the doshas become out of balance and if not tended to, lead to disease.

 

Want to learn more about your metabolic type?

Determine your prakruti by taking this online quiz!
*quiz provided by Banyan Botanicals.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Answers You Need

What is holistic health?
Holistic health is a broad term used to describe a variety of philosophies, modalities and therapies that address physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Holistic health views the body, mind and spirit as innately connected, so what is happening in one area inevitably affects the whole. When these areas are in harmony, the result is health; when there is an imbalance, the result is disease. Additionally, most holistic approaches emphasize prevention and using natural solutions (such as food, herbal supplements and lifestyle changes) whenever possible.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word meaning “the science of life”, is India’s 5,000 year old medical system. It is often referred to as Yoga’s “sister science” as both are rooted in the Vedas, the spiritual doctrines of ancient India. Traditionally, Yoga teaches us how to balance our psychological body and our mind. Ayurveda, with its focus on diet, lifestyle, and herbal medicine, teaches us how to balance our physical body.
What is the difference between allopathic, alternative and complementary medicine?
  • Allopathic medicine is what is commonly referred to as conventional, mainstream or Western medicine. It is based on the treatment of disease symptoms through the use of medications and/or surgery.
  • Alternative medicine refers to “whole medical systems” that are alternatives to allopathic medicine. (Whole medical systems contain their own philosophy, explanation of disease pathology, diagnosis and treatment.) Examples of whole medical systems include Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
  • Complementary medicine refers to a variety of treatment modalities that can be used in conjunction with allopathic or alternative medicine, but cannot be applied on their own as whole medical systems. Massage, Reiki, Tai Chi and other mind-body interventions are examples of complementary medicine.
Do you accept insurance?
At this time, Ayurveda is not a licensed healthcare modality in the United States, and therefore is not covered by most major insurance plans. While we cannot bill insurance for services, Turiya Holistic Health can usually accept payments from health-savings accounts (HSAs) if you have an HSA-issued debit card.
What can I expect during a consultation?
Consultations are primarily question & answer discussion and clinical observation. Clients remain fully dressed and there is little to no physical contact. For in-person sessions, the Ayurvedic Doctor may ask to feel your radial pulse (at the wrist) and ask to see your tongue. These are traditional methods of assessment in Ayurveda.
 
In an initial consultation, the Ayurvedic Doctor will conduct a thorough review of your medical and social history, as well as your present circumstances and complaints. Through this discussion, and observations of relevant physical characteristics (such as hair color, eye color, skin tone, etc.), the Ayurvedic Doctor will determine the your mind-body type (known as Prakruti), your present state (known as Vikruti), and what she feels to be the contributing factors to imbalance. At the time of consultation, or within 2-3 business days, you will be given a list of Ayurvedic diet & lifestyle protocols that will support your unique mind-body type and help to address the root cause of imbalances.
What health conditions can Ayurveda help with?
As a ‘whole medical system’ Ayurveda has treatment options for virtually every type of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual imbalance. However, since it is not recognized as a stand-alone medical system in the United States, it is used primarily as a complementary modality.
 
In conjunction with Western or allopathic medicine, Ayurvedic therapies may be used to support a variety of conditions. Very often, individuals seek Ayurveda for help with digestive health disorders, weight loss, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, hormone imbalance, fertility, women’s reproductive health issues, and autoimmune conditions.
 
At Turiya Holistic Health, we specialize in supporting women’s health, reproductive health, pre-natal care, mental health, anxiety, depression and various forms of addiction.
Do I need to be sick in order for Ayurveda to help me?
Not at all! Actually, Ayurveda is intended primarily as a preventative health system. With its unique disease pathology model and early intervention options, Ayurveda can often help address an imbalance before it progresses into a diagnosable disease.
 
Many of our clients come to us in a state of relatively good health and simply want to maintain that. Or, they feel like Ayurveda may help them feel even better.
 
If you are uncertain whether or not Ayurveda is a good fit for you, we encourage you to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to discuss further.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Have to Say

"Molly is amazing and works with you every step of the way. I had digestive/ weight / reproductive issues that without a doubt I couldn’t have done without her help!"
Jackie L

"I genuinely appreciate and value all I have learned from Molly Culleton, owner of Turiya Holistic Health. I first met Molly, prior to the opening of Turiya, while taking part in a four-part Introduction to Ayurveda class. Inspired by Molly’s knowledge and passion of Ayurveda, I was motivated to choose a program, offered at Turiya, to further my journey. Upon completion of my initial program, I was equipped with a wellness plan covering my diet, daily lifestyle, yoga practice, and meditation. In addition to the programs offered at Turiya, Molly hosts informative events on topics such as nutrition, essential oils, yoga and meditation. Molly has a lovely rapport with individuals of all ages and her focused, organized instruction style creates a comforting relationship."
Katharine B

"Molly was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I finally felt like someone was trying to help me find alternative ways instead of trying to push medication on me. So glad I found Molly! She’s extremely nice, knowledgeable and most of all understanding! She has a calm environment and truly shows she has your best interest in mind."
Katie G

"I absolutely love Molly and Turiya Holistic Health! I took one of her one on one sessions that was fit and fine-tuned for me. We talked nutrition, daily routine and yoga, just to name a few categories. I would recommend Turiya Holistic Health to anyone and even grabbed a bunch of her business cards to hand out."
April H