Ayurveda is comprehensive medical system that is 5000 years old. It considers itself as the Mother of medicine, from which the Chinese as well as classical western medicine have issued. The name comes from Sanskrit (Ayus – life, Veda – knowledge). It is considered as the oldest surviving treatment system in the world.
The essential principle of Ayurveda is life in compliance with one’s constitution and with the laws of nature. Ayurveda is a holistic science; it concerns the whole human being. It does not aim at the suppression of symptoms but searches for and cures the cause of illness. It directs itself to the maintenance of energy balance in the body, the most important condition for health. Ayurveda is engaged in details not only in treatment but also in prevention of illness and longevity. The diet, exercise and the whole way of living is individually recommended according to the constitution, race and climatic conditions. The admission of individual distinctness and individual approach to treatment is one of the unique features of Ayurvedic medicine.
According to Ayurveda a human being is composed of five elements, three vital energies – principles (dosha), seven tissues (dhatus) and a large amount of canals (shrotas). Of these five elements – air, space, fire, water and earth – two elements always form the basis of each of the three doshas. The word „dosha“ itself and the names of the three doshas, Vata,Pitta,and Kapha, are Sanskrit words.Dosha – the three principles – interpenetrate everything in nature. Vatta is the energy of movement, Pitta expresses the metabolism and Kapha corresponds to the principle of substance and structures. These energies occur in each of us, only in different amounts in each individual. Each of us has a unique structure of energy – therefore each human being is so unique. The combination of those three doshas comprises our constitution.
The basis of health is the balance between the body and the mind. The mind, body and the whole world are connected vessels. The way we think, what we eat, our diet or where we work – all of these affect our senses and influence our entire organism. According to Ayurveda most diseases arise in our mind. In the event imbalance sets in with the participation of outer (environment, unhealthy life style) or inner (improper diet) factors, weak digestion, inability to absorb necessary nutrients and low immunity are considered as the main reason of the mal (illness). As result of weak digestion toxins (Ama) are formed in the body; they migrate throughout the body and settle in different organs and damage them. In Ayurveda there are curative methods that eliminate this “Ama” (toxins) from the body.
Ayurveda does not stand against western medicine. In acute cases, the role of classical medicine is irreplaceable. In chronic illnesses, combination with Ayurveda can be beneficial, and in many chronic illnesses Ayurveda achieves excellent results even where classical medicine has failed. Ayurveda is strictly individual (the treatment is determined on the basis of given person’s consti-tution and state of his/her health). It aims at the elimination of causes, not the suppression of symptoms; during the treatment only natural remedies free of any side effects are used. The cause of illness can be found in the inner imbalance as well as in the relation with the surrounding environment whereas western medicine considers, for instance, virus or bacteria as the main cause.
Ayurveda offers a treatment for each of the five senses: herbs and nutrition act on the sense of the taste, the olfactory sense is influenced by aromatherapy, the touch is related to Yoga, precious stones and massages, the hearing is treated by mantra (sound energy with curative effect) and we can affect the sight by colours (colour-therapy).
Ayurveda mostly proves successful in the treatment of chronic illnesses. Ayurveda covers and cures a wide range of illnesses, from the common cold to chronic illnesses, allergy, chronic fatigue, ulcers, bad digestion, from insomnia to grave mental disorders. The choice of relevant therapy depends on the individual constitution, on the type of imbalance and on the season. The following are the most frequently used treatment techniques:
• aromatherapy including the use of aromatic oils and incense sticks
• herbal treatment using natural substances without side effects
• special breathing exercises carried out before meditation
• choice of appropriate exercises contributes to the whole health
• the detoxication method called Panchakarma cleans the organism and eliminates the settlement of toxic substances
• shirodhara with its deep calming effect,
• alimentation and contingent change of diet belong to the most important measures to keep or recovering health. Agni, the fire of digestion, operates in the stomach; it is responsible for correct and perfect digestion. To a large extent our health is dependent not only on the kind of food but also on the amount of food we eat and when we eat it. An improperly set-up meal, eaten at an inconvenient time or eaten in a haste – all of these factors contribute to our imbalance and disease
• meditation influences positively our mind and thus the entire organism
• marma therapy stimulates by gentle massage some points on the body and reflexively affects the respective organs
• yoga – special exercises called “Asany” belong to the part of treatment of many illnesses. Hathayoga is the nearest to Ayurveda,
• therapy by colours and stones.
Shirodhara is a method during which warm oil is applied on the patient’s forehead for 15 to 40 minutes from a specialised vessel which is suspended above the head of the reclining patient. The application of oil on that place promotes not only a deep relaxation and thus regeneration of the organism, but also helps to cure approximately 80 illnesses such as headache and migraine, insomnia, memory loss or concentration failure, depressive state and other mental complaints.
Yes. You can try our massage provided by experienced masseurs for very reasonable prices.
Herbs are gentle and natural treatment. They do not have any side effects, because they are compatible with the body’s own chemicals. They are absorbed easily and because of their different characteristics (desiccant/humid, incentive/sedative etc.) it is possible to choose exactly the right herbs which can cure in the given case depending on the illness.
According to Ayurveda up to 70 % of illnesses can be influenced by correct diet. A maximally satisfying diet that leads the organism to balance can be designed in compliance with the constitution. Ayurveda does not forcibly forbid any food, nor does it incline to any artificial unnatural diet, but rather in each group (fruit, vegetables, meat, cereals and dairy products) there are certain foodstuffs that are more appropriate and others less so. Properly chosen food, through its own quality, has a curative influence on particular organs.
The history of Ayurveda goes back 5,000 years. At present there are more and more physicians from all over the world who are interested in it and who have adapted this medicinal system to our western society. Ayurveda and ayurvedic treatment techniques have been proven effective in many clinical studies. Ayurveda should be the first choice in case of chronic (drawn-out) illness, which can not be treated in a satisfactory manner by conventional medicine. Ayurveda aims not only to treat the sick person, but also to prevent illness in healthy people, who can get ill due to stress, family problems and so on. Therefore it is not possible to call Ayurveda, the science of life, merely as alternative medicine.
Roughly, the constitution can be ascertained by filling out the dosha-test on our website. The exact conclusion, on which basis the individual recommendations are made, is possible only after a personal consultation in our centre.
Ayurveda is a very effective system of health that is being more and more recognized in the West. It is one of the primary systems of health care in India, and has been used for thousands of years for all sorts of ailments and disorders. Thousands of people around the globe have turned to Ayurveda and today Ayurveda is popular all over the world. Hospitals and clinics offer it, the media reports on it, researchers examine it, and people love it. Ayurveda has stood the test of time; people continue to practice it privately and openly, from little clinics in India to large spas all over the world. The word is out today– ‘Try Ayurveda, it works.’
Its full effectiveness will depend on various considerations, including the age and state of health of the individual, how much effort they are willing to put into making the necessary changes toward better health, and how compliant they are with taking their formulas and following the recommended guidelines. Since an Ayurvedic regimen is very individualized, its results will depend on individual factors as well, and on follow-up treatments, since adjustments and close supervision are absolutely necessary to obtain optimal results.
Yes, and very successfully. Obesity is caused mainly due to an imbalance in the Kapha dosha. You will learn about how you can balance your increasing Kapha, about Kapha balancing foods, specialized Kapha reducing exercises, essential oils, self massage, gentle detoxification, and herbs. When the recommendations are followed, one can expect to lose weight.
It must be remembered that Ayurveda does not claim to ‘cure’ disease, but to restore balance to the body, and mind. Cancer is an involved tridosha imbalance at the cellular level. Ayurveda recommends herbal, diet and lifestyle therapy to help support you so that you are as healthy as possible whilst managing your cancer. It is recommended that cancer patients check with their physician or primary health care provider.
Yes. Personalized herbs, specific diet modifications and also specialized oils and massages prove very effective in pain management without side effects or drug dependency. Various forms of arthritis, and other conditions such as Fibromyalgia; or pain due to falls, traumas or repetitive stress –respond very well to Ayurvedic therapies.
Yes. While antidepressants and other drugs are both critical and often lifesaving; a person suffering from depression often has trouble living optimally with daily health and vitality. Certain Ayurveda herbs, specialized massages and mind/body therapies are time-tested, gentle mind-balancing tools with no side effects. You can continue taking antidepressants (and remain in touch with your MD regarding the drugs, dosage etc.) but at the same time, simultaneously working on balancing the metabolic imbalance. Ayurvedic therapy enhances and expedites recovery and people often feel the ‘joy of being alive’ again after working with Ayurveda.
Please remember that Ayurveda does not claim to treat, prevent or cure diseases, but only to restore balance to the physiology. When balance is restored, many diseases and disorders are often prevented and health is restored. This is the beauty of Ayurvedic lifestyle and food choices.
No. Ayurvedic principles are universal, and anybody can incorporate them into his or her daily life. There is no need to become religious in order to adopt the principles of Ayurveda. Ayurveda does not advocate a particular religion or a deity.
No not at all. Ayurveda recommends foods that are ideal for your body and mind and not as per any ‘ism’. While Ayurveda supports a healthy seasonal vegetarian diet; it similarly prescribes animal protein. Ayurveda works on the basis that what you eat will depend on which food serves your health and energy needs best? And, what you can digest? Your Ayurvedic practitioner will guide you with details in this area.
Ayurvedic herbal supplements may help to improve one’s overall health, however, it is extremely important that they be taken in their compatible and complementary combinations, and that one also follows the necessary dietary and daily and seasonal recommendations for his or her particular constitution and health concerns. In order to get results using Ayurvedic herbal supplements, it is best to consult a professional first.
Before altering the schedule of prescription medications you follow, or additionally taking Ayurvedic herbal supplements, always check with your physician or primary health care provider. Ayurveda can be used in conjunction with Western medicine. Drugs save lives, but because of their toxicity, sometimes they can also weaken or damage the body. Ayurveda can help protect and make the body stronger after or along with drugs or surgery.
Unless otherwise directed by your physician or primary health care provider, it is not necessary to take additional vitamin and mineral supplements. Ayurveda recommends getting vitamins and minerals directly from the intake of nutritious foods and herbs.
Yes, absolutely. I offer complimentary 30 minute consults just to see if this is something that is right for you. It is important to me that you are as informed as possible when working with me. Book your calender for a webinar through our toll free number.
Ayurveda identifies the root cause of the disease and try to give a permanent solutions to it rather than giving an immediate relief from the problem. It is slow but it cures the problem permanently from the body. Ayurveda assures you to give the long term healthy life and thus it takes some time.How much time will it take completely depends on the severity of the disease. It completely depends at which stage you went to Ayurveda treatment. It is very simple that if you have any problem for 5-12 years now then you cannot expect the change in wellness in short time. The longer you adapt to Ayurveda, the long it will take to cure your body from it. But if you really follow the Doctor advice and take your diet properly on time along with your Ayurveda medicines then it will for sure show you improvements on a long run.
Your diet and the food choice depends completely on the stage of your disease and on the severity of it.There are some food which can be benefit you on some disease but can worsen you on another disease. So it depends on the Ayurveda Doctor’s which food does he recommend you on your disease and to what extent. So Doctors work very carefully in designing your diet as per the medicines they recommend you.
The doctor may ask you to avoid certain foods because they have the capacity to aggravate symptoms, while others are recommended because they have the capacity to not only alleviate symptoms, but aid in making the treatment more effective. If you start following the proper diet chart as recommended by the Doctor then you can avoid further deterioration of the disease and start recovering from it.
Ayurveda is basically made of pure herbs except few where a very small quantity of mineral is required on its preparation. Medicines with minerals act fast and is made only after thoroughly purified and checked at the lab. The herbo minerals which we use in our Ayurzones medicines are never found to be harmful. At Ayurzones, we get medicines from our HACCP and GMP certified manufacturing facility where we follow stringent quality control and hygiene to ensure that you get the medicine in the purest and safest form.
Not all Ayurvedic medicines are heating in nature. The potency of the medicine can vary greatly depending on the herbs being used - some increase heat, while others have a cooling effect on the body. These medicines are prescribed based on the prakriti (constitution) of the patient and the condition of the disease. Thus, it would be wrong to assume that all Ayurvedic medicines are heating in nature.
We generally don't advise to immediately discontinue allopathic medicines if you are under treatment for conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, neurological disorders, arthritis, mental disorders and heart diseases. Besides, there is no harm in taking both types of medicines as long as you keep your Ayurvedic doctor informed. However, it is important to maintain at least an hour's gap between the two types of medications. In due course of time, depending on your progress, the Ayurvedic doctor may reduce the dose of the allopathic medicines. Make sure that you follow any advice or recommendation given by your Ayurvedic doctor regarding this process.
Focusing on one or two imbalances at a time is best. Start with those imbalances that bother you the most. Sometimes, you may find that in clearing those up, some secondary imbalances get addressed as well.
That depends on what you are taking. Amrit Kalash and Organic Premium Amla Berry are rasayanas—nutritional formulas that balance all the three doshas. You can take these with any other herbs. Other supplements have stronger, targeted therapeutic effects: for example, Elim-Tox or Worry Free, which balance specific doshas and subdoshas or support detoxification. These you shouldn't overdo. They are very powerful, and too many of them can overstimulate your physiology. As a general rule, don't take more than four formulas at a time in addition to Amrit Kalash. In addition, it is not always wise to take certain supplements simultaneously, because they may have overlapping benefits—for example, Elim-Tox and Radiant Skin.
You can follow the instructions on the bottle. But there is some flexibility—if those times don’t work for you, then take them at your convenience. The main point is to take the herbal formulas regularly—for that is how the results come.
Since you use your body's systems and organs every day, they need constant support until the imbalance is fixed. Add supplements into your daily routine, and if you tend to forget to take them, devise ways to remind yourself. Create reminders in your cell phone or put post-it notes on your computer. Keep your supplements on your dining table instead of in the cupboard. Carry them with you in a tablet dispenser.
You can facilitate the balancing process by also adjusting your diet and routine. If you are taking Protection Plus Sinuses, for instance, you should also reduce heavy food, greasy food, fast foods, cold foods and drinks, and favor cooked warm meals that are easy to digest.
vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda herbal formulations provide a very powerful way to address imbalances and restore balance and well-being for a long, healthy life. By taking the right amount at the right time, and by adjusting your diet, you can greatly enhance their benefits.
You may notice that some of our products contain up to 99.5% organic ingredients, but do not feature the USDA organic seal on the packaging.
Why is this?
In order to certify a product as USDA organic, any non-organic ingredients in the product, no matter how small a percentage of the formula, must be on an approved list from the USDA National Organic Program (NOP).
All of our formulas contain exotic, ayurvedic ingredients. Since many of these exotic herbs are not yet on the NOP approved list, the entire formula cannot be certified as USDA organic even though the formula may contain almost 100% organic plants. It can take many years to petition to add new ingredients to the list and the outcome is uncertain.
We don't compromise our formulas. We could remove the small percentage non-organic ingredients and easily obtain the seal, but we don’t.
Our herbal supplements are made according to the ancient ayurvedic texts, and we intend to continue making them using the same ingredients that have been used for thousands of years. This is our commitment to maintaining the effectiveness and the purity of the ayurvedic tradition. It is the only way to craft ayurvedic formulations that deliver maximum effect for mind and body.
Where and when possible, we will continue to introduce organic ingredients.
None of our products contain genetically modified organisms (GMO's), and we’re careful to source from vendors who can assure us that their ingredients are non-GMO. Look for the "Non-GMO" seal on all of our supplement, tea, and food packaging. Also, organic products are always non-GMO. As part of the USDA organic guidelines, a product must not contain any GMO inputs/ingredients in order to carry the USDA organic seal.
Talc or magnesium silicate is a natural mineral and is commonly used in the manufacturing of tablets. Our manufacturing uses a very small amount of talc (about half of 1%) to lubricate the tablets so that they don't stick to the manufacturing equipment. We use pharmaceutical-grade talcum in our products and it’s asbestos-free. We are always working to improve our products, and we've been replacing talc in many of our products for some years now with the intention that all of our products will be talc free soon. We are aware of the concerns over talc. Talc has been used in various forms for many, many decades in the US, and it is our understanding there is no current scientific evidence linking talc to cancer. We are replacing magnesium stearate in our products as well. Both represent a very small percentage of the product itself and are used to help with the binding process and manufacturing process. We now use a new organic tablet coating and another organic rice-based product that will replace talc and magnesium stearate in the near future for the products that are being reformulated.
Yes, our products are tested for pesticides, heavy metals and live organisms. We use only ingredients and herbal products that meet our rigorous standards for safety. We follow the traditional methods of Ayurveda while employing the highest standards of quality control. To ensure purity, products are tested before, during and after manufacture and then tested again by an A2LA accredited independent analytical laboratory in the US (that meets ISO 17025:1999 standards), prior to distribution. These tests include examination for:
Our products far exceed the testing standards set by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the World Health Organization and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
We're always happy to be transparent with our products' testing results. To request a copy of the testing results for the products you are using, please send us the product names and batch numbers from the labels.
Our manufacturer performs cross-sectional analysis on each herbal ingredient to make sure that they have been correctly identified before using them in our products.
In addition, our manufacturing facilities are registered with the FDA, and all manufacturing is done according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) to make sure that we’re in compliance with regulations during the manufacturing and labeling of our products
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