Using the ancient art of Nadi Vigyan or Pulse Assessment, a trained Maharishi Ayurveda Health Consultant can detect imbalances in the physiology, which are the precursors to disease.
The Consultant can utilise all 40 areas of Maharishi Ayurveda to tailor recommendations; these usually begin with recommendations for individualised diet, daily routines, exercise and herbal supplements to help correct imbalances, restore well-being and prevent disease.
Maharishi Ayurveda is essentially a do-it-yourself program. It offers guidelines as to diet and routine specifically designed to correct doshic imbalances in your system. You may be recommended to eat specific foods for a certain time.
You may be instructed in self-massage techniques, or given recommendations for an easy exercise-regime suited to your constitution. Special herbal food supplements may be recommended, as well as the ideal daily routine designed to bring a sense of balance and well-being to your whole physiology.
Generally you will start feeling benefits within the first weeks of following the personalised health program designed by your Consultant. Disorders that are of recent origin will obviously respond quicker than more-established health problems. It also depends on the levels of ama or ‘impurities’ in your system.
Your Consultant’s recommendations will enable you to reduce ama effectively, nourish your physiology, and within a short time restore health and well-being naturally.
Your Consultant will recommend a diet and routine which is specifically tailored to your needs. This will take into account your temperament, work and daily routine, your overall strength and digestive power along with your family traditions, so whatever is recommended for you will be easy to implement and bring the best results without strain.
In addition to a personalised diet and lifestyle program, dietary supplements to cleanse and support your body’s healing intelligence, your Consultant may advise other approaches to enhance your progress to better bealth.
These include the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique, Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology (MVVT), Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems (MLG) and Maharishi Aroma Therapy (MAT). In the near future the intensive cleansing therapies of the Maharishi Physiological Purification Program (MPPP) will be available in Australia.
This Multimodality Approach is explained more fully here.
It’s recommended that you have a follow up consultation within one month of your first visit to a Maharishi Ayurveda Consultant. If there is no major imbalance at that stage then a prevention-check of your pulse every 3 to 6 months is ideal in order to identify any imbalance ‘brewing’ and correct it before it develops into a disorder that may be more difficult to manage. Read more
To make sure any underlying imbalances in the physiology are corrected, the general recommendation is to keep taking the herbal supplements for about 2 months after you start feeling better.
The Maharishi Ayurveda teas and spice mixes are designed to pacify the specificdoshic type shown on the label. So if you think you have a Vata imbalance, (i.e need calming) for instance, you would take Vata tea to help regain balance.
Confusion often arises because there may be imbalances in not just one of thedoshas, but two, or even three of the doshic types, Vata, Pitta, Kapha. A Consultant can help determine the most dominant imbalance and help you regain balance step by step.
In Australia, many health food shops stock the MAP range of herbal teas and spices. They are also available through your local Consultant. An excellent range of books on Maharishi Ayurveda is also available.
Visit the on-line Shop at www.mapi.com.au