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FAQ about Ayurveda medicine

Ayurveda medicine is holistic. This means body, mind and soul are considered equally. If a person becomes ill, attention is paid not only to physical disorders, but also to his mental and emotional state. The treatment of an illness is holistic. In addition, Ayurveda medicine investigates and treats the root causes of a disease, while conventional medicine is more symptom oriented. 

In Ayurveda in treatment, individual differences are also taken into account. The ayurvedic treatment is always natural, with everything nature has to offer. This ranges from foods, herbs and spices, medicinal herbs and minerals to physical and mental exercises from Yoga and Meditation. Everything is medicine, even activities like swimming or walking in the forest.

Ayurveda medicine and conventional medicine complement each other, especially in the treatment of chronic diseases. During an Ayurvedic treatment, the medication is not stopped immediately, but rather replaced gradually.

Ayurvedic massages offer a huge range of treatment options. Depending on the personal needs, the ayurvedic massages are dynamic, stimulate the metabolism and have a very purifying or have a calming effect and nourish the body tissues.

Here are the most important therapeutic Ayurveda massages:

• Ayurvedic massages with medicated oil for nourishment (Abhanga)

• Ayurvedic massages to purify the lymph and promote lymph circulation (Udvartana)

• Ayurvedic Marma massages with stimulation of the vital points to activate the metabolism and digestion  and to remove blockages also of the musculoskeletal system

• Foot massage (Padabhanga)

• Head massage (Siroabhanga)

• Facial massage (Mukabhanga)

• Sweat cures (Svedana)

Since thousands of years, Ayurvedic medicine uses medicinal herbs and pices and minerals from the nature. Their effectiveness on certain diseases is well known due to long term experiences and actually does nor require any scientific studies. Ayurvedic remedies are always individually adjusted to the individual needs of a person. 

There are special Ayurvedic remedies, such as Guggulu, Pippali or incense, which are unique in their effects and need to be taken with a specific medicinal diet. Same with medicated Ghee, which comes in different versions, is also a very unique product of Ayurveda Medicine and is used for ayurvedic cleansing and nourishment. The Ayurvedic herbs, cooked in Ghee, go deep into the tissues and to every cell.

Ayurvdic cures are one of the most effective treatment methods in Ayurvedic medicine. They are individually planned by an Ayurveda doctor and represent a sequence of different treatments. Basically there are Ayurvedic cleansing and regenerative cure. If necessary, also both types are applied, starting with purification. The type and duration of a treatment varies from person to person. It depends on the person’s current state of health, age and constitution. For old and weak people, cleaning is carried out more moderately than for more healthy and stronger individuals. All ayurvedic treatments can be applied ambulant with some modifications.

Here are the main cures in Ayurveda Medicine:

– Ayurveda cleansing treatments and Panchakarma treatment

They are for cleansing, detoxifying, deacidifying and purifying the body, drinking of medicated Ghee for deep purification. The treatments include therapeutic vomiting (Vamana) and diarrhea (Virechana) and bloodletting. These applications are accompanied by dynamic massages with medicated oil, sweating (Svedana), cleansing intestinal enemas (Basti) and a diet with easily digestible alkaline Ayurvedic diet.

-Ayurvedic recovery treatment and Rasayana cures

The Ayurvedic treatments for nourishing and strengthening body and mind is based on relaxation and oil therapy in Ayurveda Medicine. This includes a lot of rest and warm oil massages, forehead oil pouring and intestinal enemas (Bastis) with medicated oil. The ayurvedic diet consists of easily digestible, nourishing food like Kichadi. The Ayurvedic remedies are also  strengthening and regenerative like Asvagandha, Shatavari or medicated Ghee and Chyvanprash.

This varies from person to person and depends on various factors such as current health, age and constitution. Before planning and booking an Ayurvedic cure, you should consult an Ayurvedic doctor. Many ayurvedic institutions offer online consultations in advance. However, it is better to personally see an Ayurveda doctor near your home beforehand, who will assess, which treatment is best for you. 

Ideally, treatment preparation will also take place there, for example, in the form of a small cleansing. Further treatment can then be carried out by the same ayurvedic doctor. It is better to implement the ayurvedic lifestyle at home, so no further intense cures are necessary. To ensure this, regular visits to an Ayurveda doctor in your area is advised.


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