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When there is too little body mass.

“I am too thin.” “I can eat as much as I want to and yet I don’t gain weight.” “I’m just skin and bones.”

This or a similar experience is what underweight people report.

To be slim is often considered attractive. However, underweight people are often viewed as ill and less capable — although low body weight doesn’t necessarily mean malnutrition. Today we know that being chronically underweight is associated with a lower average life expectancy.

The cause of being underweight can be a lower assimilation of nutrients, which can lead to deficiencies such as weakness, easy exhaustibility, and early onset of osteoporosis, as well as many vitamin and mineral deficiency symptoms. It can trigger chronic illnesses or thyroid hyperfunction.

What is the Vedic medicine point of view on being underweight?

According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, being underweight starts with the loss of natural balance.

Metabolic residues develop continuously due to improper lifestyle. In the case of being underweight, toxins (in Ayurveda called “Ama”) accumulate throughout the physiology, in the thyroid or in the gastrointestinal tract. Metabolism is often thrown off balance due to many years of wrong eating habits. This causes weak assimilation of food building blocks in the small intestines or high metabolism that doesn’t allow for the building up of fat and muscle mass.

In Ayurveda every patient is different and so each person’s underweight condition varies. The Ayurvedic approach at our Centre is holistic.

What is the significance of that?

Vedic medicine offers different methods of treatment. After an in-depth medical diagnosis at our Centre, a comprehensive treatment plan is individually tailored for each patient who is underweight.

An increasing number of patients experience
that conventional therapies alone no longer suffice.

They recognize that healing must take place on all levels. In the case of being underweight, for example, an emphasis on elimination of toxins as well as balancing of the digestive tract and metabolism can be recommended. It is important to bring all natural regulatory principles back into harmony. Nutritional recommendations and helpful exercises, as well as specific herbal mixtures tailored according to your needs, support a health-conscious lifestyle. In this way, your natural self-healing abilities can slowly but safely re-establish healthy body mass.

Panchakarma – our main treatment

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Important notice: The information provided on this site is not for treatment of diseases and does not substitute the consultation of a doctor or pharmacist.
It is not an individual diagnosis or therapy. There is no claim that treatment with Maharishi Ayurveda can cure diseases.