Ayurvedic Irritable Bowel Syndrome
(IBS) Program

The Raj Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Program, based on the science of Maharishi Ayurveda, provides the most comprehensive and natural approach IBSto  available today, both in terms of identifying causes and providing treatment.

Chronic digestive disorders, such as IBS, can be triggered by a range of imbalances. For this reason the multifaceted approach of Ayurveda can be extremely helpful in decreasing inflammation of the digestive tract and gaining long-term relief.

The root cause of most chronic digestive conditions is a combination of the following factors:  

  1. Toxins accumulating in tissues and blocking circulation
  2. Poor nutrition
  3. Poor digestion
  4. Imbalance of the nervous system
  5. Accumulation of physical and mental stress
  6. Lowering of natural resistance and immunity
  7. Disruption of natural biological rhythms

The Raj program for chronic IBS provides a comprehensive approach to that removing the imbalances at the basis of your chronic condition, with no unpleasant side effects. Our IBS program works to both eliminate the root causes of IBS and to enliven the body’s natural healing mechanisms to support lasting results.

With So Many Options, Why Choose The Raj?

Our goal is to help you progress toward balanced health during your stay and to give you the knowledge and tools you need to enjoy continued improvement when you return home.
  • Individualized Programs – IBS

    Our Ayurveda Experts will design an individualized IBS treatment program based on your needs. You will leave with specialized recommendations to allow you to continue your progress at home.

  • Boutique Experience – IBS

    For 25 years The Raj has led the field in Ayurveda treatments. Accepting no more than 15 guests at a time, The Raj offers the highest quality of individualized service and treatment.


“After two days of panchakarma plus daily yoga, I felt I'd entered the uncharted zones beyond relaxation—and could easily get used to the feeling.”

“One of the seven recommended Ayurveda Health Centers in the U.S.A.”

"The Raj is truly a place to regain a radiant state of health, spiritual well-being, and youthfulness."

"One of the four recommended silent/meditative retreats."

"The center is both an enlightening and a therapeutic experience for those who are seeking a better understanding of their body and metabolism."

"By my second day, I began to notice that tension and imbalance seemed to be lifted from my body. I felt renewed, refreshed, with a clearer peace of mind, and it was like nothing I've felt before."

"One of the top seven destination spas capable of customizing an intimate, personalized spa experience that meets individual health goals."

Frequently Asked Questions

Most IBS conditions are related to a build-up of toxins in tissues. These toxins interfere with the body’s natural biological processes. In addition they block the channels of circulation, diminishing the natural cleansing processes of the body and allowing even more impurities to accumulate.

The Raj Ayurvedic purification treatments received during your IBS program help to cleanse the body and open the channels of circulation by providing the most thorough internal cleansing programs available in Ayurvedic medicine. In fact, research has shown that these treatments remove a class of toxins (fat-soluble toxins) that no other purification modalities can remove.

Not everyone has irritable bowel syndrome for the same reasons.

It is well established that the circular and longitudinal muscles of the small bowel and sigmoid are highly susceptible to motor abnormalities. As a result, many factors can influence their contraction rates and lead to the excessive activity of their function, which is at the basis of irritable bowel syndrome. Ayurveda evaluation searches for the various root causes of excessive GI motility through a determination of the imbalances in the functioning modes of the body. 

These underlying imbalances are the root causes of the condition and must be removed if real healing is to occur. By determining the causal imbalances at the basis of a disorder, the personal evaluation helps address the fundamental source of ill health in the individual.

The nervous system controls most bodily functions, and almost every chronic condition is affected in some way when the nervous system activity becomes imbalanced. According to Ayurveda, the physiological principle at the basis of nervous system stability and activation is called Vata dosha. Because nervous system imbalance contributes to all forms of IBS, Ayurveda considers an imbalance in Vata dosha to be a foundational cause that needs to be addressed. Ayurveda contains a wide variety of time-tested Ayurveda recommendations to help restore balance to Vata and remove the symptoms caused by its aggravation. These include specific diets, herbs, cleansing programs, the Transcendental Meditation technique, Yoga positions and Yoga breathing exercises.

During your stay at The Ray you will receive a detailed understanding of which foods to favor and avoid for your condition.

For example, for some digestive conditions, the consumption of Pitta-increasing foods can aggravate existing problems by increasing the acidic content in stomach fluids. Foods that are hard to digest and clogging to the physiology can create further imbalance and accumulation of toxins. At The Raj you will learn which foods are easy-to-digest, nourishing, cleanse the physiology, strengthen digestion and help 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. This diet helps the body create micronutrients that can be assimilated into the tissues, rebuilding strength and balance. 

During your in-residence stay at The Raj you will also learn the basic principles of Ayurveda cooking. The Raj cooking classes provide knowledge of how to prepare foods in ways that create maximum nourishment for the body while simultaneously preventing incomplete digestion and clogged circulation.

Our ability to properly digest food is as important as what specific food we eat. Incompletely digested foods create toxins and impurities that are eventually absorbed, travel throughout the physiology, localize in tissues and disrupt their functioning. This process plays a major role in a wide variety of chronic conditions, including colitis.

At The Raj, our health experts will provide recommendations for strengthening digestion including information in the following areas:

  • Proper use of spices and cooking oils
  • Herbal preparations for improving digestion
  • Important differences between breakfast, lunch and dinner foods
  • A simple system to determine a balanced diet
  • Digestion-enhancing foods to favor
  • Digestion-depressing foods to reduce
  • Eating behavior for maximum digestion
  • Proper food combinations to avoid indigestion
  • Non-dietary regiments to improve digestive strength including exercise, specific Yoga positions and breathing techniques

Our Holistic Health Programs

Take control of your health and transform your life at the nation’s leading Ayurvedic health center

When I arrived at The Raj I had so much stress. I felt bloating and had bad digestion. After the program I felt relaxed. I lost some pounds. I am feeling relaxed, enthusiastic and a little bit lighter.


After doing Panchakarma my years of acid reflux felt better in 5 days. I will continue to use Ayurvedic diet for my reflux.

Narayanan Ramasamy

After being here, my mind has stopped producing so much anxiety. It has quieted down. I feel more calm, relaxed, satisfied, cheerful and light. My stomach issues have begun to feel much more balanced.


Energy level improved; GI very improved!


Individualized, All-Inclusive Programs

Guests arrive at The Raj with their own personal set of health and wellness goals. Our commitment is to help you understand your unique individual nature, to identify areas of imbalance, and to create a customized treatment program to address your needs. Our all-inclusive packages include everything you need to experience optimal results, and to continue your progress when you return home.

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