Improve the immune system with Holistic Ayurveda Improve the immune system with Holistic Ayurveda

Improve the immune system

with Holistic Ayurveda

The human immune system faces many daily challenges as it goes about its job of defending the body against intruders and exogenous substances. By ‘policing’ the body, it keeps us healthy and well. Knowing the immune system’s major players helps us achieve holistic improvement: 70% of our immune cells are located in the gut, where almost 80% of all defence reactions also take place. We know that high levels of psychological stress combined with poor nutrition, a lack of exercise and insufficient relaxation negatively affects the digestive system. However, the tried and tested methods of Holistic Ayurveda can sustainably boost resilience and restore emotional and mental balance.

Defending the body against viruses and other pathogens

We are protected against infection by physical barriers that prevent pathogens from entering our bodies. These include the outermost layer of skin, the mucus membranes of the respiratory tract and eyes, the epithelial cells lining the urinary tract, the gut, stomach acid, and the mouth. All this is just nature’s ingenious way of keeping us safe. Our Immune Support programmes are specifically designed to strengthen these barriers. Furthermore, Ayurveda teaches us that our digestive fire, Agni, needs to work properly if we want a strong immune system. When food is not digested properly, toxins and waste products accumulate, forming an ideal breeding ground for pathogens.

Improve the immune system with Holistic Ayurveda - What makes up the immune system?

What makes up the immune system?

The immune system is made up of organs, cells and chemicals.

Its major components are:

  • The skin and mucous membranes, e.g. in the nose, throat and intestines. Although these are often the gateways for pathogens, they are also where initial defence reactions take place.

  • Lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels are collection points and transport routes for defence cells and antibodies that themselves produce antibodies (B cells).

  • The spleen creates defender cells.

  • Bone marrow forms most of the precursors to immune cells as well as some mature cells.

  • The thymus is where some of the defence cells (T cells) mature.

  • The tonsils also contain defence cells that can produce antibodies.

The immune system’s most important cells are the various types of white blood cell. These include:

  • Granulocytes.

  • Monocytes and macrophages.

  • B and T lymphocytes.

Defence systems – the body as a fortress

Three complex defence systems are available to the body, making it a well-nigh unassailable fortress – as long as the immune system is strong and intact:

Skin, mucous membranes, nasal hairs and cilia on the bronchial mucous membrane comprise the primary defence mechanism. In addition, stomach acid renders pathogens harmless. When anatomical barriers are weakened, pathogens can easily penetrate.

This refers to a defence strategy that uses phagocytes (literally ‘eating cells’) and plasma proteins. Chemical messengers attract the immune cells to the source of infection.

B cells, a type of white blood cell of the lymphocyte subtype which is produced in the bone marrow, are key components of the acquired immune system. They form precisely the defence substances (antibodies) required, and mark the pathogens so they can be recognised and rendered harmless by the phagocytes. They also remember pathogens (immunological memory), to trigger faster antibody production in future infections. This is the principle behind vaccinations: the body is tricked into believing an infection is present, causing antibodies to be formed to protect against pathogens.

Ayurveda Immune Support is recommended for

Constant tiredness and exhaustion.

Sluggishness.

Lack of motivation.

Feeling overwhelmed by everyday life.

Lethargy.

Vulnerability to infection.

Improve the immune system with Holistic Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health that helps to bring body, mind and soul into balance. It brings profound regeneration, inner balance, and increased energy levels. Ayurveda is primarily concerned with preventing disease. The traditional Indian teachings were adapted for Holistic Ayurveda by Indian experts, as well as doctors, therapists and scientists, to ensure their suitability for a European way of life.

Objectives of the Immune Support programme:
  • Provide preventive healthcare.

  • Strengthen the immune system.

  • Build internal stability.

  • Improve emotional resilience.

  • Increase body acceptance.

  • Restore vitality.

  • Provide lasting energy and zest.

  • Offer an introduction to holistic health.

  • Boost the digestive system and intestinal health.

Improve the immune system with Holistic Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health that helps to bring body, mind and soul into balance. It brings profound regeneration, inner balance, and increased energy levels. Ayurveda is primarily concerned with preventing disease. The traditional Indian teachings were adapted for Holistic Ayurveda by Indian experts, as well as doctors, therapists and scientists, to ensure their suitability for a European way of life.

Objectives of the Immune Support programme:
  • Provide preventive healthcare.

  • Strengthen the immune system.

  • Build internal stability.

  • Improve emotional resilience.

  • Increase body acceptance.

  • Restore vitality.

  • Provide lasting energy and zest.

  • Offer an introduction to holistic health.

  • Boost the digestive system and intestinal health.

European Ayurveda Resort Mandira Hotel in Bad Waltersdorf Steiermark Österreich

‘Good general health, that is when both the body’s physical barriers and our emotional barriers are in order, is the best protection!’

Christina Mauracher, Holistic Ayurveda expert

European Ayurveda Resort Mandira Hotel in Bad Waltersdorf Steiermark Österreich

‘Good general health, that is when both the body’s physical barriers and our emotional barriers are in order, is the best protection!’

Christina Mauracher, Holistic Ayurveda expert

The Immune Support programme strengthens the body’s defences
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG
YOGA und MEDITATION
Healing Spirit
BEWEGUNG und REGENERATION
The Immune Support programme strengthens the body’s defences
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG
YOGA und MEDITATION
Healing Spirit
BEWEGUNG und REGENERATION

Holistic Ayurveda, regeneration, healing thermal waters and active holidays

At the Ayurveda Resort Mandira in the delightful region of Styria

Does the idea of Ayurveda, adapted to suit the western world and without the stress of long-distance travel, appeal? ‘Everyday life in Europe is not like everyday life in India,’ explains Christina Mauracher, Holistic Ayurveda expert and managing director of the Ayurveda Resort Mandira in Bad Waltersdorf. ‘Our diets and readily available, natural foods are just as  dissimilar. As Holistic Ayurveda has evolved, we have gathered a huge amount of experience in the effectiveness of Ayurvedic treatments and nutrition within a European setting. We have developed new methods, recipes and treatments in combination with other naturopathic and conventional medical disciplines that are tailored to suit the needs, constitutions and lifestyle diseases of western society.’

In Bad Waltersdorf we combine Ayurvedic therapies and nutrition with a special exercise programme, alongside alternative medical therapies and the beneficial effects of thermal water. Together with the Medical University of Graz, the effectiveness of Ayurveda is scientifically examined and continuously developed on the basis of this knowledge.

As in the Indian original, Holistic Ayurveda teaches that there are three vital energies: Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which need to be balanced – this all depends on the constitutional type and health of each individual guest. When these energies are in balance, we activate the self-healing powers of our body and draw energy from them to regain inner balance. The path to finding this balance in Holistic Ayurveda is found in our six columns: Consultation and Treatment, Medical Care, Ayurvedic Nutrition, Yoga and Meditation, Healing Spirit and Exercise and Regeneration. Our location in the heart of the East Styrian Thermenland, the thermal springs region, is perfect for you to revive and find your centre.

The right diet can restore the balance of the vital energies. So, in Holistic Ayurveda, nutrition is based on regional products as well as the basic principles of Ayurveda. We offer guests a choice between the Joie de Vivre full board, a healthy and luscious take on Styrian cuisine, or Mandira Ahara Ayurvedic cuisine, which is available in four nutritional levels to suit your specific Ayurveda or cleaning programme: Mandira Ayurveda, delicious Ayurvedic nutrition for health and fulfilment; Rasa & Yana, Ayurvedic replenishment and rejuvenation; Ayur-Detox for detoxifying and purifying; and Panchakarma, for holistic detoxification.

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At the Ayurveda Resort Mandira we place importance on regenerating the musculoskeletal system. New, forward-thinking approaches in preventive therapy and sports regeneration combined with European Ayurveda allow us to break new ground in this respect: Our range of exercise and regeneration programmes are led by proven experts. In addition, we offer special themed retreats with international experts throughout the year.

OVERVIEW OF OUR WEEKLY ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

  • Yoga, meditation, Pranayama and mindfulness classes with our Yoga and meditation experts.
  • Exercise and relaxation with Smovey Aquafit, fascia training, Nordic walking, cycling and much more.
  • Nordic walking poles, Smovey rings, bicycles (trekking bikes, city bikes and e-bikes), helmets and maps are available for hire.
  • Guided sauna infusions.