The Raj program for insomnia is conducted under the supervision of an Ayurveda Health Consultant and draws on knowledge from Maharishi Ayurveda, the world's oldest and most complete system of natural health care.
Through its unique assessment of causal imbalances at the basis of a condition and its wide range of time-tested recommendations, Maharishi Ayurveda provides the most comprehensive natural approach for insomnia available today.
Ayurveda Assessment of Balance and Imbalance in insomnia
The Ayurveda assessment of balance and imbalance does not simply identify the gross physical abnormality and match up drugs to a symptom. This is because people can have the same disease for different reasons. For example, ten people could walk into a doctor's office with a headache and have it for ten different reasons. Likewise not everyone has insomnia for the same reasons.
Ayurveda evaluation determines the imbalances in the functioning modes of the body and then prescribes treatment to restore balance. These underlying imbalances are the root causes of a condition and must be removed if real healing is to occur. By determining the causal imbalances at the basis of a disorder, an Ayurveda evaluation helps address the fundamental source of ill health in the individual.
The Root Causes of insomnia
According to Ayurveda, the following are the general types of imbalances at the source of most chronic conditions, including insomnia:
- Toxins accumulating in tissues and blocking circulation.
- Poor nutrition.
- Poor digestion.
- Imbalance of the nervous system.
- Accumulation of physical and mental stress.
- Lowering of natural resistance and immunity.
- Disruption of natural biological rhythms.
The common modern medical approach that matches drugs to symptoms does not completely address many of these factors. As a result, modern medicine often cannot fully remove the disorder and the condition becomes chronic. Chronic means that the condition persists over time even with the best modern medical treatment. Currently over 100 million Americans suffer from a chronic condition, indicating that some new approach is needed in our health care.
A Natural Treatment Program for Insomnia
Following is a discussion of how The Raj program for chronic conditions provides the most comprehensive set of natural recommendations available today to address the true causes of insomnia. These therapies are not only effective at removing the imbalances at the basis of chronic disorders but also have no significant side-effects. The goal of this Ayurveda approach is to enliven the body's natural healing and self-repair ability not only to help cure insomnia, but also to prevent disorder and create the highest state of health and well-being.
1) Removing the Buildup of Toxins and Impurities
Most chronic disorders start when toxins accumulate in tissues and begin to disrupt the delicate biochemistry there. Toxin buildup can also obstruct the channels of circulation and elimination. This blockage prevents proper nutrition from reaching the tissues and blocks the processes that cleanse them of impurities.
Your Ayurveda Health Consultant will provide natural recommendations to remove and help prevent toxin accumulation from:
- Hard-to-digest food
- Poor digestion
- Poor elimination
- Improper metabolism
- Mental and physical stress
Maharishi RejuvenationSM Therapy (MRT) Treatments
The most powerful treatments for removing toxins and opening circulation are the Maharishi Rejuvenation Therapy treatments you receive each day of your in-residence stay. This daily three-hour treatment program of massage, heat treatment and mild herbal enema is the cornerstone of your in-residence stay at The Raj. These three treatments received in combination every day for 5 to 21 days create the ideal internal physical environment for healing.
Maharishi Rejuvenation Therapy treatments address the problem of toxin accumulation by systematically:
- Loosening impurities that have become embedded in tissues and helping liquefy them for easy absorption into the circulation and eventual elimination.
- Softening and opening the channels of circulation and elimination so proper nourishment can reach the tissues and impurities can be more easily eliminated from them.
- Activating the elimination process for the most thorough cleansing of the entire physiology.
Herbalized Oil Massage
Herbalized oil massage is used both at home and in our in-residence treatments to aid the cleansing process.
Your Ayurveda Health Consultant will choose a specific herbalized oil that is individually prepared for your condition. You will also be instructed in the technique of Ayurveda massage, which involves using specific strokes over different parts of the body.
Herbalized oil massage provides a deeply soothing and balancing effect for the entire physiology. The motion of massage creates heat and friction which enhance circulation and help cleanse affected tissues of chemical impurities that could be causing symptoms of insomnia. The oil and herbs cleanse and nourish the tissues to aid in their repair and development.
The various herbs that have been boiled into a base oil, and the oil itself, are specifically chosen for their effectiveness in removing the imbalances at the basis of your condition. The oil helps the balancing process by allowing the herbs to more deeply penetrate the affected tissues.
Your program involves two types of Ayurveda herbalized massage:
- The home program involves herbalized self-massage for 5-10 minutes in the morning before you take your shower.
- During the in-residence portion of your program, highly trained Ayurveda technicians will give you a very specialized massage each day, using oils in which as many as 50 herbs have been cured. These special oils are only available as part of the in-residence program.
2) Proper Nutrition
Your Ayurveda Health Consultant will provide you with detailed understanding of which foods to favor and avoid for your condition. Avoid foods that are hard-to-digest, clogging to the physiology and aggravating to the functioning modes that are already imbalanced in you. Favor foods that are easy-to-digest, nourishing, cleanse the physiology, strengthen digestion and balance your body's inner intelligence.
One of the great strengths of the Ayurveda dietary approach is that it contains knowledge of how to have a light, easy-to-digest diet that still is both satisfying and nourishing. Many individuals have easily followed this diet and have improved their digestion and energy while also reducing their symptoms.