Ayurvedic Asthma Program

The Raj Asthma Program, based on the science of Maharishi Ayurveda, provides the most comprehensive natural approach to asthma today, both in terms of identifying causes and providing treatment options.

According to Ayurveda, asthma is triggered by an accumulation of impurities that disrupt the delicate biochemistry of the tissues. The Raj Asthma Program helps remove deep-seated impurities and restore balanced functioning.

How can toxins trigger asthma? Toxins build up in the body as the result of poor diet and digestion, compromised elimination, sluggish metabolism, stress and environmental factors.  The impurities get carried through the body’s channels to the chest and lung area, where they irritate the linings of airways, triggering an inflammatory response that harms the epithelial lining of airways. 

Once harmed, the epithelium can no longer create chemicals to inhibit broncho-constriction. Inflammation and excess fluid secretion are natural mechanisms that help wash away impurities in tissues. But when the body’s defense mechanisms become overactive, the lungs fill up with fluid and airwaves become constricted.

By eliminating deeply imbedded impurities, the physiology can begin to function normally.

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  • Individualized Programs – Asthma

    Our Ayurveda Experts will design a treatment program for your asthma condition. You will leave with specialized recommendations to allow you to continue your progress at home.

  • Boutique Experience – Asthma

    For 25 years The Raj has lead the field in Ayurveda treatments. By accepting only 15 guests at a time, The Raj maintains the highest quality of individualized service and treatment.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Modern medicine understands the physiological changes involved in bronchial constriction and fluid retention in lung tissue that create asthma symptoms. Ayurveda expands this understanding by:

  1. Describing the mental, physical and behavioral factors that contribute to bronchial constriction and fluid retention.
  2. Providing natural methods to help prevent and reverse these changes.

According to modern medicine the physiological changes at the basis of asthma are:

  1. A hyperactive bronchial constrictor response to a stimulus that creates bronchospasm and constriction of airways.
  2. An inflammatory reaction that leads to buildup of mucous and liquids in lung tissue.
  3. Various material and structural changes in airway passages.

Ayurveda gives additional understanding of the underlying contributing factors to the physiology of asthma.

When impurities accumulate in the lung and airway tissues, they contribute to many chronic conditions, including most types of allergic and hypersensitive responses in the physiology. The Raj in-residence treatment program helps to reduce the most common sources of impurities in the body including those from:

  1. Impure or toxic food sources
  2. Poor digestion
  3. Poor elimination
  4. Improper metabolism
  5. Mental and physical stress
  6. Environmental toxins

According to Ayurveda, accumulation of impurities leads to the debilitating changes at the basis of asthma through the following mechanisms:

Ayurveda theory says the cause of asthma is in the stomach. It describes how toxins created by improperly digested food are carried through channels directly into the chest and lung area. The resulting toxin accumulation creates imbalances in the lung and airway tissues through several mechanisms.

First, the toxins themselves can irritate the linings of airways and often trigger an inflammatory response to foreign bodies that also can harm the epithelial lining of airways. Modern medicine describes the damage of epithelial lining of airways as one of the major contributing factors to asthma because the epithelium creates chemicals that help inhibit broncho-constriction. This effect is lost when epithelial lining is destroyed.

Impurities then begin to clog the channels of circulation that take nutrients into cells and waste out of cells. The end result is that the cells are not nourished properly and waste starts to accumulate in them. Often, when toxins accumulate in tissues, and circulation becomes blocked, the body’s natural defenses against foreign material become activated against the accumulating impurities.

Inflammation and excess fluid secretion is actually part of your body’s natural defense mechanisms, intended to dilute and wash away impurities in tissues. The chronic build up of impurities can make this process hyperactive, with the result that the lungs fill up with fluid, airwaves are constricted and asthma results.

The Raj Ayurveda Asthma treatment program offers a multi-modality approach to improving digestion, eliminating the buildup of impurities and reducing blockage of circulation to tissues. Your daily Panchakarma treatments form the cornerstone of your in-residence treatment program.

Imbalance and deterioration of nervous system strength and stability

The strength and stability the nervous system can play a major role in the asthma condition. How your nervous system functions affects many of the neuro-chemical changes that lead to the heightened broncho-constriction response at the basis of asthma. Our Ayurvedic program for Asthma addresses nervous system stability through the balancing of the all three doshas.

According to Ayurvedic theory, the overall level of balance and activity of the nervous system is controlled by a physiological governing agent called Vata. Vata imbalances can play a major role in triggering asthmatic symptoms. Because Vata is the most easily disturbed physiological principle in the body, there is a wide variety of time-tested Ayurveda recommendations available to help balance Vata and remove the symptoms caused by its aggravation.

At the time of her visit, Sue Mandel of California had been to countless specialists to no avail and was taking 12 to 14 medications a day for her chronic asthma, digestive disorders, sinus problems, malfunctioning thyroid, migraines, and back pain. She claims that the Raj “turned my life around and put me back in charge of my wellness.” She was inspired to adopt an Ayurveda lifestyle at home and is now down to two medications, suffers from no asthma attacks, and has shed 35 pounds.

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