Although our ultimate goal is to achieve recovery by all natural means, foundation of our activity is provided mainly by Ayurveda and its ancient methods, not found in any other medicine. Ayurveda is a more than 5000 year old medical system, and more and more of its elements are recognized as effective by modern medical science: a number of its herbs, yoga therapy or dietetics. Schultz’s autogenic training, widely used in clinical practice, is also well known for its Indian roots, but herbs of Indian cooking, breathing exercises of yoga and anti-aging techniques of Panchakarma have also become fields of scientific interest the past years.
Ayurveda differs from Western medicine both in its approach and methods, yet it can well be integrated in it. It places great emphasis on prevention of diseases, recognizing much earlier signs than modern medicine. This way the patient can do a great deal to avoid a health problem ahead of time. Chronic diseases and pain relief are also effective areas of Ayurveda, as well as regeneration of stressed out, modern man.
Therapy begins with examination, followed by a therapeutical program plan. It includes physical therapy, diet, yoga and other external and internal exercises, which will result in fitness and physical-spiritual well-being.
Ayurvedic medical examination
The very basis of Ayurvedic therapy is to define the patient’s body type according to Ayurvedic principles. All prescriptions and therapy will be based on this diagnosis: identifying the constitution of the patient at the time of birth and in the present time (ratio of the doshas, nature of the gunas and the advancement of the pathology). This is performed by the doctor through questioning, pulse examination and general physical checkup. So the doctor conducts examinations similar to what European doctors do, but he comes to very different conclusions and characteristics.