Ayurveda as Integrative Medicine of Today
Hand in Hand: Modern Medicine and Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an independent and highly comprehensive natural health system for the general prevention and therapy of acute and chronic diseases. Maharishi Ayurveda in particular integrates methods of Ayurveda that have been lost or are little practiced today and puts the healing power of human consciousness back into the center as it was in the original version of Ayurveda that has proven itself over thousands of years.

Through his deep understanding of the triggering causes of a wide variety of diseases and knowledge of which factors gradually add up to illness through constant repetition, the actual causes of a health disorder can be uncovered and gradually rebalanced through targeted, customized treatments.

However, this takes time, because the body regenerates on its own with the support of Ayurvedic measures. The reward for this is that the symptoms of an illness are not suppressed, but rather the Ayurvedic doctor works together with the affected person to gradually bring about a profound and thus often lasting recovery.

Using the respective strengths

Modern medicine can be a welcome support here: Differentiated examination methods, laboratory values from blood and urine as well as imaging procedures such as ultrasound examinations, X-rays and MRI scans today paint a fairly accurate picture of the physical condition from the inside. These are supplemented, in the spirit of integrative medicine, by the detailed Ayurvedic examination, including the individual expression of the doshas, observation of the skin, tongue and nails, and above all by the pulse diagnosis of Maharishi Ayurveda, which is able to provide very differentiated information about mental and physical functional cycles and metabolism.

Even if ayurvedic herbal mixtures prescribed by the doctor have profound and clearly noticeable effects: Natural self-healing powers and regeneration need a minimum amount of time to restore balance and initiate a healthier metabolism.

Especially in cases of severe courses of disease or serious chronic illnesses, it is therefore often useful – at least for a while – to combine the fast and reliably acting drugs of modern medicine with the Ayurvedic methods. In this way, unbearable symptoms of the patient are alleviated, while at the same time, through the Ayurvedic therapeutic methods, the disease is gradually deprived of the ground from within.In this way, the synthetic medications can be increasingly reduced and often, after a time, discontinued altogether.

Chronic Diseases from the Perspective of Ayurveda

In this way, different medical specialties stand shoulder to shoulder for the maximum possible well-being of the patient: Modern medicine as far as necessary and reasonable to reduce pain and severe symptoms in individual cases or to help avoid further damage to organs and the gentle, holistic Ayurvedic medicine to be able to heal diseases from the depth.

Because the term chronic disease means in the real sense that the treating physician is not yet able to recognize which are the triggering cause complexes of the disease and how to heal them. At the moment when the mechanism of origin becomes comprehensible, when it becomes clear to the physician as well as to the patient which behavioral, nutritional and environmental influences have led to this clinical picture, even a so-called chronic disease is again accessible to medical therapy. If treated consistently, it can also gradually subside. Understandably, this does not apply to organ damage that has already occurred, which is not reversible, and of course to genetic damage that has existed since birth.

Nevertheless, even in these cases, it is usually possible to stop the progression of these chronic conditions, or to alleviate distressing symptoms, by eliminating or reducing the causes that have contributed to the chronicity or exacerbation of the condition.