Overcoming Alcohol & Tobacco Abuse Through Ayurveda
The detoxification treatment at Mekosha is a combination of detoxification and rehabilitation.
Ayurveda by its age-old remedial treatments and medicines would help you overcome alcohol and tobacco dependency. This program helps in regaining balance in your health system by removing access to dependent substances and providing Ayurveda infused treatments in a safe environment. The detoxification and rehabilitation program includes de-addiction therapies such as herbal oil massages, Dhara, Navarakizhi, Thailam, herbal steam bath as well as internal medicines that detoxify your body holistically.
The treatment will vary for each individual depending on your body’s metabolic constitution and toxin level – with the purpose of flushing out toxins, restoring internal tissues and providing a sanctuary from addiction. Once on the path of recovery, you will undergo Panchakarma- a complete detoxifying process. This will be coupled with spiritual temple visits, prayer sessions, yoga therapy, relaxation techniques and meditation. When coupled with a regular routine in which yoga and meditation play a major role, this program will give you inner strength and keep you away from the negative triggers towards addiction. Further, special tri-doshic diet provided to you will reduce dependency and cravings as well as strengthen your body – preparing you with the platform you need to rebuild a better future and a stronger you.
What is detoxification?
The best way to eliminate toxins from your body is undergoing a complete detoxification process. It improves your overall health and also helps in strengthening your body. As a part of this package, a combination of laxatives, diuretics, vitamins, teas and other herbal items contribute to your body’s detoxification. Toxins are pollutants and synthetic chemicals in your body which create unwanted inner stress in your body. By eating processed foods or other junk food that is readily available in the market, unnecessary toxins enter the body. The steps involved in this package will help in flushing out unwanted toxins and substances in your body.
How do you start a detox?
In today’s day and age, everyone needs a detox retreat, done once or twice each year, to cleanse their body from toxins. Our daily lives are intertwined in processed foods and beverages, and stress. The first step is to eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars, excessive oils and fats from your routine. Excess amounts of each of these act as toxins and are obstacles for your health’s healing process. Another major factor affecting your health, are chemical-based products used today including household cleaners and health care products. At Mekosha, we substitute these with natural alternatives and Ayurvedic remedies to ensure that everything interacting with your body is free of toxins.
Many other hindrances affect your body, for example, stress is one of the major causes of one’s deterioration. The stress hormones create an adrenaline rush in your body to meet or race with a deadline, creating large amount of toxins and slowing down the detoxification enzymes in the liver. Mekosha’s detox retreat in India is the best therapy for your detoxification and rehabilitation therapy.
Ayurvedic Detoxification Benefits
Ayurveda has been around for over 5000 years now. Ayurveda mainly focuses on creating a balance between your physical and emotional self. One of the main reasons for the deterioration of humans nowadays is the food we eat that affect our overall wellbeing and make us more miserable than we already are. Our food habits are an essential part of our lifestyle which ultimately result in the best or worst outcome of our health. Ideally, we are supposed to be full of energy and vitality throughout the day, but instead, if we are lethargic or run-down because of what we are ultimately putting into our bodies. Understanding our natural state of health is what Ayurveda talks about. Optimum health is considered as the perfect balance between you and your environment. Through Ayurveda, you can simply get the encouragement to love yourself more and more every day.
Mekosha’s detox retreat in India has Ayurveda packages tailor made especially for you.
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OUR APPROACH TO YOUR PACKAGE
1) AYURVEDIC DIAGNOSIS – YOU & YOUR BODY
The first step for all of our packages is a holistic assessment across your health by our resident doctor. He will look at the whole picture of your health and try to achieve a full understanding of you as a person. To do this, they will determine your constitution, appraise the balance of your doshas, the health of your dhatus (tissues), the strength of your agni (digestive fire) as well as your ojas (immunity) and sattva (mental harmony). This will involve asking you questions on topics such as your lifestyle, diet, personal and professional life, as well as your medical history and any current problems. Knowing your level of ojas and state of mind will influence your ability to recover well, while knowing your constitution will provide insight into which of your doshas are most likely to be in excess and which therapies or treatment plan suits you best.
2) BODY THERAPIES & TREATMENT PLAN
During your Ayurvedic diagnosis, the doctor will recommend a number of treatments that aim to pacify your doshas and strengthen your dhatus (tissues). They require the application of therapeutic substances – such as oils or powders – directly onto the body. The doctor and therapists will choose specific herbs, oils and substances that pacify your relevant dosha – for e.g. if your vata is in excess, you would be recommended a massage using sesame oil. Mekosha’s spa menu outlines the list of therapies that the doctor will prescribe depending on your Ayurvedic diagnosis (pro tip: receive the spa menu in your inbox when you sign up for our Ayurveda e-book!)
3) AYURVEDIC CUISINE
Nutrition is called “the great medicine” in Ayurveda – a wholesome, well-balanced diet is the foundation of health, strength & happiness for both mind and body. At Mekosha, we create meals as a part of your package that keep in mind the 8 guiding principles that ensure the food that you eat has the power of healing – ORIGIN (regional foods that are fresh and ripe, rather than imported food), TIMING (the seasons and time of day i.e. rich, nourishing meals during winter, light, cool meals during summer and making lunch your biggest meal), QUALITY (organic, freshly made without any processed foods), COMBINATION (avoiding incompatible foods such as ghee and honey), QUANTITY (not too much, and not too little), PREPARATION (ideally, heated and cooked food which is easiest to absorb), YOUR SURROUNDINGS (eating in a place area meant for meals) and last, but not least, YOU (pace your eating – the healthiest food can become poison if you are in a hurry or stressed). Ask our chef to teach you recipes so you can take them back home with you and continue the Ayurvedic lifestyle at home.
4) YOGA & AYURVEDA
Tracing their origins back to the oldest Indian scriptures (Charaka Samhita included), Yoga and Ayurveda go hand in hand as sister sciences. If yoga is performed correctly, it will help people of all doshas improve their physical and mental health. A lot of people associate yoga mostly with the different asanas (yoga poses), but each asana is supported by rhythmic breathing to control energy levels (pranayama) and short periods of relaxation. While performing an asana, one must be simultaneously trying to achieve posture, breath control and relaxation. The yoga classes at Mekosha aim to go hand in hand with Ayurvedic principles in teaching you these three things – Pranayama (controlling the breath), Asanas (various poses to increase circulation and flexibility) and Savasana (relaxation exercises between and at the end of yoga sessions). Yoga combined with the Ayurvedic treatment and cuisine forms the basis of the holistic healing supported in Mekosha.
5) AYURVEDA & THE MIND
Most importantly, Mekosha’s entire aim through each of the ayurveda packages is to ultimately bring peace and balance to your minds. According to Ayurvedic and Yogic scriptures, the mind is a subtle energy field and is continuously reacting to the information we receive from our physical senses. The three gunas – Satta, Rajas and Tamas – are the three energies of the mind. Sattva is the energy of harmony and clarity, Rajas is that of movement and agitation and Tamas is that of inertia and contradiction. At Mekosha, our goal through Ayurvedic therapies, food and yoga is to make sattva the predominant guna of your mind. Our friendly staff, organized excursions, open walkways & many hidden nooks around the property make it the perfect place for you to self-reflect and imbibe positive thinking into a part of your healing journey.
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