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DOCTORS AND MANAGEMENT

Preserving the quality of authentic Ayurveda: Specialists, experts and a visionary

In the current flood of Ayurvedic wellness offerings, medical quality control is urgently required. Our excellently trained doctors and therapists as well as management guarantee medical excellence of authentic Ayurveda in Bad Ems.

Dr. phil. Karin Pirc, Medical Director

• Highly regarded as a medical doctor
• Trained as a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation programme
• Diploma and doctorate in psychology

When Dr. Karin Pirc began her career in Ayurvedic medicine, the word Ayurveda was not well known in Germany. She was an energetic innovator when she opened Germany’s first Ayurveda health centre in Schledehausen in 1985. In 1993, together with her husband Lothar Pirc, she opened the Maharishi Ayurveda centre in Bad Ems. Advanced training with well-known Ayurveda experts such as Vaidya Dr. J. R. Raju in India made her one of the leading German specialists in Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis and Panchakarma. In 2006, Dr. Karin Pirc was given the prestigious Indian “Global Hakim Ajmal Khan Award” and became the first woman and first European to receive this award. At the Raj Ayu Con 2013, an International Conference on Ayurved & Complementary Systems of Medicine in Rajkot, India, she received the “International Lifetime Achievement Award”. It’s the highest award of the Raj Ayu Con organizing committee. Dr. Karin Pirc is also the author of several successful books on Ayurveda.

Lothar Pirc – Founder and CEO

Lothar Pirc is a real “global player” – and Ayurveda is certainly one of the central focal points of his life. At the age of 22 he had already become a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation programme, studying in France, Germany and Switzerland. A career in the hotel business in Switzerland and teaching activities in the area of Ayurveda in The Netherlands, Kenya, Cyprus and USA followed.

In 1992 Lothar Pirc, along with his wife Dr. Karin Pirc, founded the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre Bad Ems, which is Europe’s leading centre for Ayurvedic medicine and Panchakarma today. Highly decorated for his contributions to promote the application and recognition of Ayurveda, he has been presented with awards several times, and that keeps this visionary motivated even to this day. And he is not considering slowing down. He is a popular speaker and author of several scientific articles, and he travels around the world continuously to share his work and knowledge.

If you can’t reach him at the Centre, you may want to visit him at his homepage www.lotharpirc.com! There is lot to learn about the Transcendental Meditation programme and Vedic Sciences and you may want to inquire about setting up speaking engagements on these topics.

Vaidya Prathmesh Vyas, Ayurveda Consultant

• Diploma in ayurvedic health education
• Pulse diagnosis-specialist – Nadi Pariksha
• Study of Kayachikitsa (internal medicine)

Vaidya Prathmesh Vyas is known for his deep knowledge and his precisely articulated and yet easy-to-understand lectures. He comes from a long-standing Vaidya (Ayurveda expert) family in its fifth generation; his grandfather was a royal doctor in the Indian Jabalpur. After graduating in Ayurvedic medicine and pursuing studies in Kayachikitsa (internal medicine) at the University of Nagpur, Vaidya Vyas received a diploma in Ayurvedic health education at the Rajasthan Ayurvedic University in Jodpur. Following that, Vaidya Vyas practised Ayurveda in India for ten years and decided to come to Europe in 2007 to practice Maharishi Ayurveda at the Maharishi Vedic University in Vlodrop, The Netherlands. During the time that he was giving numerous lectures all over Europe and India, he also conducted Ayurveda health consultations.

Dr. Nazanin Norouzifar

• Specialist in orthopaedic surgery
• Training at the Maharishi Ayurveda College Chelny
• Specialist in chronic diseases

After her studies at the Tehran Shahid Beheshti University, the native Iranian Dr. Nazanin Norouzifar became a specialist in orthopaedic surgery. When she probed into the causes of these physiological conditions, she discovered Ayurveda. An eight-month intensive training at the Maharishi Ayurveda College in Chelny, Russia followed in 1999. Today this medical doctor combines her experience in orthopaedic surgery with Ayurvedic therapy for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. She has been a valuable member of the medical team in Bad Ems since 2013.

Aurel Christ

Aurel Christ, Ayurveda doctor

• Doctor of Medicine
• Master of Science in Ayurveda

Aurel Christ, the son of Dr. Karin Pirc, has grown up with Ayurveda all his life. From 2001 to 2005 he first studied digital media, acquired the Bachelor of Fine Arts and worked as a graphic designer in the USA for four years. He then studied human medicine at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, where he graduated as a medical doctor in 2015. He speaks fluent English as well as Swedish and in 2016 he worked in the acute care medicine in Sweden. At the end of 2016 he began his medical work in our private clinic, as well as his professional studies at the European Academy of Ayurveda for the Master of Science in Ayurveda.

Dr. med. Dietrich Wachsmuth

• General practitioner
• Specialist in naturopathic medicine with emphasis on Ayurveda and psychosomatic illnesses
• Trained as a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation programme

In his work as a general practitioner Dr. med. Dietrich Wachsmuth combined classical modern medicine with alternative systems of medicine. He participated in naturopathy and homeopathy continuing education courses and worked as a teacher of meditation and health advisor. He did his doctorate on the subject of the condition of the human physiology during meditation, sleep, dream and waking states. Immediately after his training in Maharishi Ayurveda, he founded the first Ayurveda health centre in Germany along with Dr. Karin Pirc and Dr. Johannes Christ in Schledehausen. Starting in 1991 he was the medical director there. Since 2010 he has been a member of the team in Bad Ems after working in Hamburg and in Rhineland-Palatinate.