Ayurveda – ’knowledge of life’, ’science of life’ – is a traditional system of
Indian medicine, a philosophical trend and a way of life. Ayurveda aims to
achieve physical and mental health by creating balance in one’s inner sphere and
harmony with the outside world.
Physiotherapy is a field of clinical medicine that studies the effects of natural
and artificial physical factors on the body, used to treat patients and improve
people’s health. Modern medicine uses the following methods to treat the way
the body works and the disorders that occur:
1. Exercise therapy – exposure method: physical exercises.
2. Various types of massage.
3. Low-voltage currents: galvanisation, electrophoresis, amplipulse.
4. High voltage currents: darsonvalisation, ultratonotherapy, franklinisation.
5. Electromagnetic fields: induction therapy, ultrasound therapy, microwave
therapy, magnetotherapy, etc.
6. Light: laser therapy, phototherapy, infrared, ultraviolet or polarised light, etc.
7. Sound: ultrasound therapy, shock wave therapy.
8. Air: air baths, aeroion therapy, aerosol therapy, cave therapy, halotherapy,
oxygen therapy, etc.
9. Freshwater: wet packs, underwater shower – massage, herbal baths, swimming
10. Mineral water: general and local baths, drinking balneotherapy.
11. Heat: paraffin therapy, ozokerite therapy, heliotherapy.
12. Colds: general and local cryotherapy.
13. Pressure: hyperbaric therapy, vacuum therapy (cups).
14. Ionizing: radon baths.
15. Climate: aerotherapy, heliotherapy, thalassotherapy.
16. Herbs: herbal baths, herbal decoctions.
17. Mud: mud therapy.
18. Leeches: hirudotherapy.
19. By bees: apitherapy.
20. Biological energy Yin and Yang: acupuncture, electropuncture, acupressure.
Modern medicine focuses on studying and working with the human, physical
body, such as anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. This enables the effective
elimination of symptoms of acute diseases and the threat to life.
Ayurveda, as a holistic science, covers the whole human being in its physical
and metaphysical aspects, as a ’microcosm’ in the form of seven bodies:
physical (anatomy and physiology), etheric (energy), astral (feelings), mental
(thoughts), causal (karma), buddhi (soul), atmanic (spirit).
Thus, Ayurveda and modern medicine are a system that presents the same object
in different scales. Ayurveda considers man on a small scale in less detail and
not in all his anatomical details, but in his total relationship with the outside
world. Modern medicine, on the other hand, examines man in great detail and
with all his anatomical and biochemical details, but does not show his
relationship with the outside world.
On the basis of the above, the Calendula Health Institute has recombined the
best results of Ayurveda and physiotherapy, adapting the treatment with these
methods to the ideas and norms of the European man.
Thus, Calendula specialists have developed a treatment regimen and prevention
of various diseases using both Ayurvedic and physiotherapeutic treatment
methods. More than 30 types of Ayurvedic massage are used in the Clinic, with
a variety of implementation methods. Examples include abhayanga massage,
patra potli, basti (oil baths), shirodhara, etc. Phytotherapy is widely used
alongside balneotherapy (bath therapy). Acupuncture and acupressure, manual
therapy and various types of modern massage, therapeutic and breathing
exercises, yoga, tai chi, halotherapy (salt therapy), shock wave therapy and
many other methods are very popular.
Most importantly, he takes an individual approach to each patient, both in the
selection of Ayurvedic and physiotherapy methods and in the use of remedies.
These are individually tailored and prepared in the Calendula Health
Institute’s phytolaboratory, using herbs imported from over a thousand
sources in India, China and Vietnam, as well as those personally collected by the
Institute’s staff from the forests, mountains and fields of Europe.