“When the vital forces flow unrestrained, our enthusiasm for life knows no limits.”
The tradition of oriental therapies in preventing and treating diseases is thousands of years old. These methods primarily trigger the process of self-healing in our organism, hence they have long-term therapeutic effect. They may be successfully combined with conventional methods. Individual therapy is chosen after a thorough analysis of the state of health and type of symptoms.
Performed Eastern Therapies in IMC
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Therapeutic feet massage – stimulating receptors located on the feet affects all organs of the body and leads to achieving body equilibrium. Massage activates self-healing processes, effectively improves health, balances the emotional state and increases life energy, and is applicable and effective in a range of diseases. Indications: infertility, pregnancy disorders, hormonal imbalance, to strengthen the integral defenses of the organism.
Therapeutic face massage – stimulating receptors, based on knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine about the free flow of vital energy in the network of meridians. It provides well-being and health balance. Properly performed maneuvers on the face and head introduces the patient to a state of complete relaxation and allows the immune system to fully regenerate and step by step to eliminate health problems.
Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific acupuncture points located all over the skin surface along the meridians by the application and manipulation of thin needles. Acupuncture is the preferred procedure for the effective treatment of different painful conditions (e.g. back pain, headaches) and supports the treatment of a wide range of conditions, among others neurosis, depression, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, mental retardation, autism, inflammatory and allergic diseases (particularly respiratory and otolaryngologic ailments), hormonal imbalance, weight loss, post-traumatic and post-operative disorders and nicotine addiction.
Chinese cupping massage stimulates the circulation of blood and body fluids, and helps to remove waste products and toxins from the organism. Moxatherapy is a kind of thermal therapy, wherein precise, corresponding points on the human body are heated. This method originated in ancient Mongolia, where doctors observed the healing properties of heat in the treatment of many diseases characterized by reduced energy.
Laser Acupuncture – is an up-to-date method, rapidly gaining more and more supporters. It involves the stimulation of biologically active points with low-energy laser beams, instead of traditional acupuncture needles. The laser beam is very convenient, user-friendly and safe. Studies confirm that Laser Acupuncture (as well as acupuncture) has a potent anti-inflammatory, analgesic, oedema- reducing and bio-stimulating influence. Laser Acupuncture causes no complications, is painless, non-invasive, safe and very effective treatment, therefore, it is especially proposed for children (particularly recommend for children suffering from recurrent upper respiratory tract infections, and with weak immune resistance) as well as for persons sensitive to classical acupuncture.
Leading therapist: Tsetsegma Magvan
Shiatsu Massage – according to traditional Chinese medicine the harmonious flow of vital energy through the energy channels is crucial for good health. Shiatsu Massage perfectly relaxes, soothes and strengthens the integral defenses of the human organism. It has a profound influence on the health of the individual and supports the treatment of a range of health problems.
An ancient system of natural holistic medicine originating from the Hindu traditional medicine of southern India. The name literally means science, knowledge (veda) of life (ayus). According to Ayurveda, health is a state of inner equilibrium between the body, spirit and mind, and the disease is a disruption in their balanced functioning. Ayurvedic practices are not merely the short- term elimination of specific health problems, but mainly disease prevention by long-term maintenance of a good mental and physical condition.
Types of procedures:
- Hasta Abhyanga – ayurvedic hand massage- a complex head, feet and full body massage with warm Ayurvedic herbal oils and preparations. A massage relaxes and cleanses the body and mind, improves blood and lymph circulation, stimulates the internal organs, releases muscle tension, helps to remove toxins, restores harmony and vitality, relaxes and soothes. It enables to unblock energy channels (nadi), in which life energy (prana) circulates. It is especially recommended for those, who are overtired, stressed, leading a sedentary life, suffering from back pain and insomnia. The use of Ayurvedic herbal oils also stimulates the production of hormones, it is therefore recommended as a natural therapy for infertility.
- Pada Abhyanga – intense massage, performed partially by the feet (first part) and partially by the hands (second part). By pressing – vital points of the body, located at the junction of the bones, muscles and joints, the Pada Abhyanga massage warms, liberalizes and relaxes the muscles and joints, facilitates the flow of vital energy all around the body, purifies and strengthens, and restores energy balance. This massage has been applied for centuries by adepts of the South Indian Kalarippayattu martial art and to dancers of the Kathakali dance-theatre. It is especially recommended for people working with the body – dancers, athletes, martial art adepts.
- Shirodhara – is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring liquids (warm oil) over the forehead; Shirodhara has been used to treat a variety of conditions including insomnia, stress, chronic headaches, neck, arms, eyes, and ear pain conditions.
- VASTI [wasti] ÔÇô a circular dam of organic flour is sealed around the indicated, particular areas of the body (Chakras or energy centers) and constantly replenished with warm organic herbal aroma-therapeutic Samya oils which are poured and kept within. Vasti therapies have both local and general effects, and thus are recommended for the treatment of osteoarticular and muscle diseases as well as for support of blood circulation, detoxification, relaxation, nourishment and rejuvenation of the body.
- KATI VASTI [kati wasti] ÔÇô sacrum/hip oil bath) a procedure performed in the hip and lower back region where the dough ring is filled with constantly replenished warm organic herbal aroma-therapeutic oil. Kati Vasti has been traditionally used to help: low and mid back problems, sciatica, hip joint and groin disorders, slipped disc, disc prolapse, muscle spasms and pain and stiffness of the spine.
- JANU VASTI [d┼║anu wasti] ÔÇô (knee joint oil bath) a procedure performed over the knee joints. Janu Vasti reduces swelling and increases the motorial functionality of the joint and has been used in the treatment of various conditions of the knee joints like arthritis, cracking, pain, injuries and degenerative disease.
- PUSHTA VASTI [puszta wasti] ÔÇô a procedure administered to the central chest region (oil filled dough ring is kept around the centre of the chest). Recommended in cough, asthma and lung problems.
Each procedure lasts 45 min.-3 hour and it can performed in a 3, 5 or 7-day series
Leading therapist: Sankar Lal Sivasankaran Nair
Placing cupping glasses is a simple and effective way to mobilize the internal forces of the body. The healing effects of cupping have been used for millennia. In the twentieth century, cupping and other natural methods were replaced with chemical drugs, including antibiotics. Currently, when we see more and more clearly the side effects of the widespread use of pharmaceutical drugs, wherever possible we return to the old proven methods.
The skin, as a multifunctional organ is well innervated and plays a large role in the self-regulation of the body. The cupping glasses placed on the skin stimulate the flow of energy, blood, lymph and affect the work of internal organs. If, when placing cupping glasses, we use knowledge about meridians and acupuncture points, we will significantly increase the effectiveness of the procedure.
Indications for the use of cupping: improvement of well-being, strengthening the body, fatigue, stiffness of the spine, pain in the spine, neck, shoulders, strengthening immunity, cold, allergies, stomach pain, menstrual problems, problems associated with menopause, degeneration of the hip, cosmetic purposes.
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