Medical Treatments

TURKİYE is internationally renowned for its excellent quality and affordability of the medical and health services. Turkish hospitals and clinics offer top notch medical care at a fraction of the cost in many countries.

Plenty of medical centers handle all types of medical specialties and feature comprehensive facilities, as well as an impeccable infrastructure.

Many Turkish hospitals started to search for Traditional Chinese, Indian and Ancient Turkish MD professionals who could offer ancient Chinese Indian and Turkish medical healing system mixed in to the modern health care to employ. These researches and successful combination facts have increased interest in medical science in Turkey.

A lot of the hospitals and clinics in Turkiye are certified by the International Organization for Standardization for top notch cleanliness, general practices, hospital management, hygiene, and overall atmosphere.

Turkish health system boasts of the most advanced medical technology and a set up that makes it possible for the highly trained and experienced doctors to offer specialized medical treatments and procedures.

All the physicians and support medical staff are up to date with the latest developments in the medical field and invest time in medical modern and ancient research.

PLASTIC SURGERY / AESTHETIC
Plastic Surgery History
Plastic surgery procedures’ history is surprisingly long. First attempts at plastic and cosmetic surgery predate many other branches of medicine. Egyptian and Roman plastic surgeons, if we may call them by this term, focused mostly on the reconstruction of noses and other body parts which sustained some damage. Then, there was the fall of Rome and Middle Ages, during which the authority of the Catholic Church prevented further developments in aesthetic surgery. Additionally, lack of anesthesia meant a lot of pain in every attempt at conducting plastic surgery procedures, not to mention the lack of disinfection resulting in the high risk of post-operational infection. Awaited change was brought by the dawn of both anesthesia and modern disinfection, however, it was not until I World War that plastic surgery procedures became a part of the medical mainstream.

  1. Plastic Surgery in Medical Tourism


    Plastic and cosmetic surgeries became a driving power behind the development of medical tourism in the world. Getting plastic surgery abroad seemed to many people a most suitable option for many reasons. First and foremost, there is a price issue. Plastic surgery cost back home may be a few times higher than in a plastic surgery clinic in Turkiye In the same time, there is no need to worry about quality, since foreign cosmetic clinics are usually well-equipped and well-staffed, which helps many patients in taking this decision. Also, you have an opportunity to compare best plastic surgeons around the world. Cheap flights also contributed to a steady growth of the number of people who decide for plastic surgery abroad.

    Plastic surgery in Turkey is increasingly popular among people from Central Europe as well as Middle Eastern countries thanks to geographic proximity and outstanding performance of Turkey’s plastic surgery clinics in terms of facilities and specialists.

  2. Who needs plastic surgery? Men or Women?


    The image of plastic surgery clinics changes as plastic surgery procedures gain popularity. Thought of as an object of interest for middle-aged women who try to keep their youth with them before, nowadays aesthetic surgery is a choice made also by many women and men of every age. As an example, liposuction is acknowledged as a way of fighting with stubborn fat tissue gathering in the lower abdomen and often impossible to be removed through traditional ways such as workout and a proper diet. Even nose jobs become more and more popular among men who do not like the shape of their nose. Breast augmentation (boob job) which was treated as a synonym for a plastic surgery was joined by breast reduction, helping women who do not feel comfortable with big breasts and prefer a smaller size.
  3. Why choose plastic surgery?


    There are many reasons why people decide for a plastic surgery. The predominant one throughout ages was using aesthetic surgery for reconstruction of damaged noses, ears or faces. War veterans or gladiators wanted to have their faces corrected by first plastic surgeons. However, there is also a second branch – cosmetic surgery for aesthetic reasons. Even in ancient Rome doctors attempted to perform operations in this field but without much success. However, the development of medicine as a whole led to surprising results also in this branch of plastic and cosmetic surgery. Doctors started to perform procedures such as breast augmentation, nose job or liposuction not only out of medical necessity but also to help their patients to achieve their imagined ideal of beauty or at least get close to it.
  4. Most Popular Plastic Surgeries Abroad; Non-surgical Procedures

    • Breast Augmentation
    • Rhinoplasty
    • Liposuction
    • Tummy Tuck
    • Botox Injections

    Breast Augmentation – so-called boob job remains the most popular aesthetic surgery worldwide. This is due to predominant ideas of beauty – in many countries bigger breasts are thought to be more attractive and for this reason, women seek help in breast enlargement with breast implants or in other ways in order to increase their self-esteem. Breast augmentations cost can be very affordable in some medical tourism destinations such as Turkey, Hungary or India. Some people prefer these countries and combine their medical travel with a little vacation.

    Rhinoplasty – nose job is also at the top. In some countries such as Iran, a nose job is thought to be a must in some circles and even men increasingly feel under pressure to have their rhinoplasty surgery done. Rhinoplasty cost can be way too much expensive than expected in some West European countries or in the US. So, many people around the world go abroad to have this surgery.

    Liposuction –while no longer thought as a way to lose kilograms, liposuction is still a popular cosmetic surgery. Nowadays, it is recommended as a way of finalising one’s effort at losing kilos, when some fat tissue remains despite workout and diet.

    Liposuction is one of the popular cosmetic procedures in medical tourism since liposuction cost might be more affordable abroad.

    Tummy Tuck – in another name abdominoplasty, in this type of plastic surgery procedure, doctors remove not only abdominal fat but also excessive skin in order to achieve a better look of the lower abdomen. Tummy tuck cost changes in every country, therefore, some patient’s prefer to undergo this surgery abroad.
    Botox Injections – Botox injections are still one of the most popular non-surgical procedures available. These injections make skin or lips firmer without excessive medical intervention.

    • Forehead Lift - Brow Lift
    • Thigh Lift
    • Rhinoplasty
    • Crooked Leg Correction
    • Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Chin Extension
    • Sexual Organ Aesthetics
    • Lip - Palate
    • Male Breast Reduction - Gynecomastia
    • Breast Augmentation
    • Breast Lift
    • breast Reduction
    • Eyelid aesthetic
    • Abdominoplasty
    • Grab Ear
    • Stretch arm
    • Ear Breast Aesthetics of
    • labiaplasty
    • Liposuction
    • Lipomatik and liposculpture
    • Buttock Lift
    • Penis thickening (with Fat Injection)
    • Face Lift - Face Lifting
    • Fat Injection
    • Surgical Aesthetics
    • Mole Removal
    • Face Lift Applications
    • Neck Lifting
    • Chin Augmentation
    • Skin care
    • Skin Renewal
    • Dermaroller
    • Lip filler
    • Fill Cheekbone
    • Hair Transplant
    • Detention bruises Treatment
    • Face Rope Suspended
    • Fill Light
    • Light Peeling
    • Permanent makeup
    • Eyebrow and lip contour
    • chemical Peels
    • Cell Treatment
    • Underarm Sweating Treatment
    • Laser Hair Removal
    • Treatment of Telangiectasia
    • Migraine Treatment with Face Lift


OBESITY SURGERY / METABOLIC SURGERY for TYPE 2 DIABETES

Obesity is identified as having an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn't just a cosmetic concern. It increases your risk of diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Our surgeons use only the laparoscopic approach for sleeve gastrectomy surgery because of its many advantages. The procedure enables surgeons to perform many of the same procedures as in traditional, open surgery. The advantages of laparoscopic surgery include less pain and reduced need for pain medication.

OBESITY SURGERY

Obesity is identified as having an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn't just a cosmetic concern. It increases your risk of diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Majority of our surgeons use only the laparoscopic approach for sleeve gastrectomy surgery because of its many advantages.

The procedure enables surgeons to perform many of the same procedures as in traditional, open surgery. The advantages of laparoscopic surgery include less pain and reduced need for pain medication.

 

BARIATRIC SURGERY

There is increasing evidence that obesity and overweight may be related, in part, to adverse work conditions. In particular, the risk of obesity may increase in high-demand, low-control work environments, and for those who work long hours. In addition, obesity may modify the risk for vibration-induced injury and certain occupational musculoskeletal disorders.

Obesity may also be a co–risk factor for the development of occupational asthma and cardiovascular disease that and it may modify the worker’s response to occupational stress, immune response to chemical exposures, and risk of disease from occupational neurotoxins. Five conceptual models of the interrelationship of work have been developed, obesity, and occupational safety and health and highlighted the ethical, legal, and social issues related to fuller consideration of obesity’s role in occupational health and safety.

Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Bariatric procedures also often cause hormonal changes.

Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).

The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch

Diabetes and Obesity hospitals adopted the patient-oriented approach complying with regulations of Turkish Diabetes Association (TDA) and international quality standards.

The facility of the hospitals consists of general intensive care unit, operating rooms. The patient rooms are designed to compensate patient’s needs.

Turkish Diabetes Association (TDA) was established in 1955 as a non-profit public organization. Since then, the organization has become the leading entity in Turkey.

The organization informs public about diabetes, its prevention, and treatment.

Diabetes and Obesity Hospital that selected by A-Level standards for quality service in order to provide both national and international patients best possible treatments.

Diabetes & Obesity Hospitals of Turkey have a distinguished staff consisting of academicians. The hospitals are equipped with advanced medical technology

Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if:

You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more (about 100 pounds overweight)

You have a BMI between 35 and 39.9 AND a serious obesity-related health problem such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension or severe sleep apnea

CARDIOLOGY

Lying at a strategic meeting point of Europe and Asia, Turkey offers the traveler a tantalizing blend of the exotic experiences, with its extraordinarily rich mixture of archaeology, history, culture, fine beaches and magnificent scenery, Turkey is a great setting to enjoy all kinds of holidays. And if you're considering cardiac surgery abroad you will find high quality facilities at highly competitive prices.

Accreditation standards for healthcare sector of Turkey focus on perfect care of patient. The best benefit is to ensure patient’s safety. Standards prevent patients being damaged due to the devices, medications or applications used throughout the treatment and ensure the most recent, updated and evidence-based applications.

Except the standards on patient admission, assessment and care, there are also standards on the infection control, facility management, risk management, employee trainings and qualities, general management, quality improvement and information management. Therefore, patients are provided the safest and best quality service in the institutions operating in compliance with the accreditation standards. Administration style, organizational chart and terms of references are determined. Studies are carried out in order to improve the quality and to sustain development.

  1. Surgery in Turkey Past and Present

    There is not much data available on Turkish medicine before the acceptance of the Islamic religion. Medical history goes back to the eighth century, the time of the Uygurs and Orhun Turks. During this period surgeons from neighboring countries had an influence on Turkish medicine and some written data were established. Physicians were educated in hospitals in a "master-knight" relation. When lay medical schools were opened in Europe, Turks had founded the State of Seltschucks and started to build lay hospitals and schools. One of these examples is Nureddin Zengi Hospital in Damascus, Syria, built in 1174 and still visited today. The Gevher Nesibe Medical School and Hospital in Kayseri, Turkey, built in 1206, can also be visited today as a museum of medical history.

    During the Ottoman period in the 15th century, the leading medical personality was Sharafeddin Sabuncuoglu, of Amasya, Turkey. He published the first Turkish illustrated surgical book in 1465 with examples of operative procedures and instruments shown as miniatures.

    Surgeons, who were responsible for wound care, tooth extractions, taking blood, and circumcision, historically were less well regarded by the public compared with medical doctors, as was the case in Europe. The first license examination for medicine in Turkey was established in 1704

    Modern medicine started in March 14, 1827, with the opening of the Military Medical School, Istanbul, which had surgical and medical sections. In 1831, the surgical section was under the direction of the French surgeon Dr Sade de Calere. In 1838, both sections were under the direction of Austrian professor Dr K. A. Bernard. In 1869, a civil medical school that educated students in Turkish was opened. For a long period, particularly during wartime, the Military Medical School served as a teaching hospital for surgery. The school was at that time directed by Drs Rieder and Dayke from Germany.

    In 1909, Professor Cemil Topuzlu succeeded in the reunion of civil and military medical schools and became the leader of modern surgery in Turkey.

    In 1923, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, started the modernization of the university clinics. In 1933, several German and Austrian professors escaping from Nazis in Europe immigrated to Turkey. Among those, Dr Nissen became the director of the surgical university clinic in Istanbul and Professor Melchior, in Ankara, both until 1954.

    (Kemal Alemdaroglu, MD Author Affiliations Article Information Arch Surg. 1999;134(9):1017-1018. doi:10.1001/archsurg.134.9.1017)

  2. Medical Education Today

    After graduation, high school students have to take a central examination to enter medical schools. Undergraduate medical training lasts for 6 years and for the first 2 years students study anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology, and for the next 3 years they study clinical subjects.

    During the final year, they become rotating interns in clinical departments of surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology-obstetrics, and family planning centers.

    After completion of undergraduate training, graduates become doctors of medicine and those who wish to take a post for training in surgery or any other special field have to take another central examination in both medicine and foreign languages. The duration of surgical training in teaching hospitals or universities is 5 years. During this period residents are also on rotation in the departments of gynecology, urology, orthopedic surgery, anesthesiology, cardiovascular surgery, and pathology.

    During the residency program they have ward responsibilities, work as second and first residents in the operating rooms, and may operate under the supervision of an attending surgeon. At the end of the training program they write a thesis and sit for both a theoretical and practical examination in front of a jury. Successful candidates become licensed by the Ministry of Health and can practice surgery independently. A surgeon who wants to continue with an academic career works as an attending surgeon for at least 4 years in a university clinic and may become an associate professor based on publications, a theoretical and practical examination by a jury, and a foreign language examination.

    Cardiovascular, orthopedic, urologic, and pediatric surgery have their own residency programs and are independent departments. Within general surgery there are no established subspecialty programs. There are surgeons or clinics with special interests and backgrounds in special fields, particularly in university clinics, where residents may gain experience with modern techniques and concepts.

    Surgeons with special interest in different fields are establishing working groups or societies. Thus, in addition to the National Surgical Society, there are national societies of colorectal surgery, endocrine surgery, breast diseases, and others, organizing their own workshops and meetings, which are well attended and have international participation.

    Surgical residents write a thesis, in most cases on basic science and experimental surgery, under the supervision of a professor before they are allowed to enter the board examination. The attending surgeons also are expected to have published basic research papers before they apply for associate professorship. The funding of these studies depends on the contributions of the Turkish National Foundation for Scientific Research and university centers for experimental medicine.

    The attending surgeons and house surgeons are expected to participate in postgraduate education programs of the university clinics and state and national insurance hospitals. The national societies also cover a substantial part of the postgraduate education by organizing courses and workshops.

    In summary, Turkish surgery has a long history, has made great progress in the last century, and today is capable of performing procedures using the newest techniques and according to modern concepts. The distribution of the surgical craft may not be uniform and there are attempts to promote surgeons to provide modern surgical service in rural areas. The standards in university clinics are high and are comparable to modern clinics in Europe and the United States. Special services such as burn units, transplantation units, and microsurgical units are available throughout the country under the direction of world-recognized Turkish surgeons.

    (Kemal Alemdaroglu, MD Author Affiliations Article Information Arch Surg. 1999;134(9):1017-1018. doi:10.1001/archsurg.134.9.1017)


ORGAN TRANSPLANT SURGERY HISTORY

The cornerstone events of transplantation history in Turkey are summarized herein. In 1975, This was followed in 1978 as the first living-related renal transplant in Turkey and in 1979 by the first deceased donor kidney transplantation, using an organ supplied by Eurotransplant.

The law on harvesting, storage, grafting, and transplantation of organs and tissues was enacted; later that year, the first local deceased donor kidney transplantation was performed in 1988, another groundbreaking event in Turkey was successfully achieved; the first cadaveric liver transplantation; and in 1990, the first pediatric living-related segmental liver transplantation in Turkey and in the region.

One month later, an adult-to-adult living-related liver transplantation was successfully performed. Until now solid organ transplantation history in highest success in Turkey,

The First full face transplant, arm and leg transplant was accomplished in Antalya in 2012

In 2001, the health ministry established the National Coordination Center as an umbrella organization to promote transplantation activities, especially for deceased donor organ procurement. Transplantation activities are accelerating day by day all around the country

ANCIENT & TRADITIONAL HEALING TREATMENTS

Turkish team of doctors, detox specialists, dieticians, nurses, sports activity specialists, a psychologist, aestheticians and massage therapists deliver a range of treatments and therapies including;

  1. Acupuncture

    How does acupuncture work?

    Acupuncture treatment influences life force energy, called qi or chi that flows through the body along channels called meridians. The flow of qi through the meridians indicates a person's health. If there is a disruption in one’s qi, acupuncture is used to restore the flow and bring the person back in “balance” and to optimal health.

    Neuroscience research suggests that acupuncture works by modifying the nervous system through stimulation of specific points throughout the body. The application of very fine needles to these points, or needling, releases neurotransmitters, like endorphins and serotonin that relieve pain and stimulate feelings of well-being.

    The most common form of acupuncture involves the placement of solid, sterile, thin, stainless steel needles into various points on the body. Different techniques can be used to stimulate the needles. The 3 key methods used in acupuncture to stimulate the needles include manual stimulation, electrical stimulation, and application of heat.

    Manual Stimulation: Twisting, turning, and pulling the needle up and down after insertion.

    Electrical Stimulation: Sending electrical pulses to the needles at different frequencies and waveforms using a handheld device.

    Heat Stimulation: Traditionally, moxa (a dried herb) is placed on the top of the needles and burned. In modern use, infrared heat sources are used to warm up the needles.

  2. İbni Sina Medication

    Ibn Sina, the Prince of Physicians

    Surnamed as the “prince of physicians” Ibn Sina (Bukhara 980-Hamadan 1037) manifested from the tenders age, an extraordinary disposition for the sciences of his time. As soon as arriving at the university of Baghdad to study philosophy and medicine, his talents soon flourished. Avicenna composed numerous works among which “Al-Quanun Fi Al-Tibb (the Low of Medicine) is the principal one. No author, after Galen, enjoyed such wide and durable authority in the medical world. The Canon/Low is divided into five notebooks (daftar) each of which is comprised of treatises (fen) per se. The first book concerned general medical principals, the second with Material Medical. The third and fourth books contain the description and treatment of all the diseases and the last one treats of the composition and preparation of remedies. Like Rhazes, Avicenna was a man with many interests outside of medicine. He left more than 250 books and treatises throughout his fruitful life. Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine has been described as the most studied medical treatise of all time. The Canon brilliantly assimilates and packages the Greek medical wisdom and Islamic medical experience in a logical and well-ordered form never written in the field of medicine. The Quanun Fi al Tıb was widely read by the Europeans in the Latin translation of Gerard of Cremona made in the twelfth century.

  3. Massage Treatments

    • Massages
    • Special therapies
    • Ayurvedic therapies,
    • Abhyanga (full body massage) with Shirodhara,
    • Abhyanga Bolus Bag,
    • Abhyanga Kati Vasti,
    • Ayurvedic Head Therapy
    • Hot Volcanic Stone Therapy,
    • Cleopatra head massage,
    • Reflexology,
    • Food detox therapy,
    • Sianji Magic Spa Ceremony,
    • Marine Salt Peeling,
    • After sun care,
    • Hydrotherapy

  4. Detox & Anti-Ageing Treatments

    • Colemma,
    • Body analysis,
    • Ozone sauna therapy,
    • Robolex Laser Vacuum,
    • Presotherapy (lymph drainage),
    • Electro therapy,
    • Organic skin care treatments

  5. Therapies

    • Spiritual consultancy
    • Mind and body healing
    • NLP
    • Tuning
    • Body analysis
    • Circuit training
    • Combat fitness,
    • Cross fit,
    • Healthy cooking classes,
    • Healthy living seminars,
    • Kick boxing classes,
    • Kinesis,
    • Meditation and meditation walking,
    • Mind and body healing,
    • Nature walking,
    • Outdoor cinema and motivational film hours,
    • Painting classes,
    • Pilates,
    • Private fitness training,
    • Reformer and stretching classes,
    • Scuba diving,
    • Sound therapy,
    • Spiritual consultancy,
    • Swimming,
    • Tennis, tuning,
    • Water aerobics,
    • Yoga classes (Hatha, Yin, Pranamaya and Power Yoga)


AYURVEDA HEALING & WELLBEING THREATMENT

Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the worlds most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.

The two main guiding principles of Ayurveda are

1) The mind and the body are inextricably connected

2) Nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind

Freedom from illness depends upon expanding our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body. This process isn’t as complicated as it may sound. For example, when you meditate you effortlessly enter a state of expanded awareness and inner quiet that refreshes the mind and restores balance. Since the mind and body are inseparable, the body is naturally balanced through the practice of meditation. In the state of restful awareness created through meditation, your heart rate and breath slow, your body decreases the production of “stress” hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, and you increase the production of neurotransmitters that enhance wellbeing, including serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins.

Meditation is just one of the most powerful tools the ancient Ayurvedic physicians prescribed for balancing the mind and body. Ayurveda also offers many other practices for expanding self-awareness and cultivating your innate state of balance.

Here are a few of the most important aspects of the Ayurvedic approach and suggestions for applying them to create perfect health in your own life:

  1. Understand Your Unique Mind-Body Type and the Specific Needs That Derive From It

    Ayurveda is a personalized approach to health, and knowing your mind-body type allows you to make optimal choices about diet, exercise, supplements, and all other aspects of your lifestyle.  You can learn more about Ayurvedic mind-body types and find out how to identify your own individual type

  2. Eat a Colorful, Flavorful Diet

    Next to breathing, eating is our most vital bodily function. To create a healthy body and mind our food must be nourishing. Ideal nutrition comes from consuming a variety of fresh foods that are appropriately prepared and eaten with awareness. A simple way to make sure that you are getting a balanced diet is to include the six Ayurvedic tastes (sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter, and astringent) in each meal. Doing so will ensure that all major food groups and nutrients are represented.  When you include all six tastes, you will also notice that you feel satisfied and that the urge to snack and overeat will diminish.

    Along with the six tastes, filling your plate with the colors of the rainbow promotes a long and healthy life. You can literally ingest the information of the universe into your biology. Foods that are deep blue, purple, red, green, or orange are leaders in antioxidants and contain many nutrients that boost immunity and enhance health.

  3. Get Abundant Restful Sleep


    According to Ayurveda, sleep is the nursemaid to humanity.  During sleep, our body repairs and rejuvenates itself. A lack of restful sleep disrupts the body’s innate balance, weakens our immune system, and speeds up the aging process. Human beings generally need between six and eight hours of restful sleep each night. Restful sleep means that you’re not using pharmaceuticals or alcohol to get to sleep but that you’re drifting off easily once you turn off the light and are sleeping soundly through the night. If you feel energetic and vibrant when you wake up, you had a night of restful sleep. If you feel tired and unenthusiastic, you haven’t had restful sleep.
  4. Live in Tune with Nature

    The phrase “living in tune with nature” has a precise meaning in Ayurveda: having healthy desires that match what you actually need.  As nature made you, what you need and what you want shouldn’t be in conflict. When you’re in balance, you naturally desire only that which nurtures your health and life.  You flow in harmony with your body’s natural rhythms, getting restful sleep, feeding your senses with experiences, tastes, touch, aromas, sounds, and sights that uplift and nourish you. When you slip out of tune with nature, your desires become non-nurturing and you may crave junk food, neglect to sleep and exercise, and indulge in compulsive behaviors. Overtime, a little imbalance can become a disorder and then a disease, bringing on more stress and neglect.

  5. Exercise to Tune in to Your Body

    You can make choices that keep you in harmony with your inner intelligence and rhythms by tuning into your body’s messages. The body always expresses itself through signals of comfort and discomfort. When choosing a certain path or behavior, ask your body, “How do you feel about this?” If your body sends a signal of physical or emotional distress, pay attention and consider a different choice. If your body sends a signal of comfort and eagerness, you may proceed. Whereas the mind lives in the past and the future, the body resides in the now and never doubts itself. It knows the truth and will guide you towards the most evolutionary choices.

  6. Strengthen Your Digestive Power

    As Ayurveda teaches, good health is dependent upon our capability to fully metabolize the nutritional, emotional, and sensory information that we ingest. When our digestive energy, known as  (fire), is robust, we create healthy tissues, eliminate waste products efficiently and produce a subtle essence called ojas. Ojas, which may be envisioned as the source of our vitality, is the basis for clarity of perception, physical strength, and immunity. On the other hand, if our agni is weakened, digestion is incomplete and lead to an accumulation of toxic residue known as ama. The buildup of ama in the body mind leads to obstructions in the flow of energy, information, and nourishment, and is the basis of all disease.

  7. Here A Few Ayurvedic Practices to Strengthen Your Digestive Fire

    • Always sit down to eat (don’t eat in front of your computer or TV or while you’re driving).
    • Eat in a settled atmosphere and not when you’re upset.
    • Don’t eat until you’re definitely hungry.
    • Dine at a moderate pace. Don’t gulp down your food or eat too slowly.
    • Minimize raw foods, which are much harder to digest than cooked ones.
    • Include all six tastes at each meal.
    • Drink hot water with ginger throughout the day.
    • Practice some form of moderate exercise on a regular basis.
    • Perform a daily oil massage with herbalized oil that balances your mind-body type.
    • Spend time in the quiet of meditation every day.
    • Use detoxifying herbs such as triphala, ashwagandha, guggulu, brahmi, ginger, turmeric and neem.

  8. Take It Easy

    The Ayurvedic approach is about aligning with the infinite organizing power of nature rather than struggling or trying to force things to go your way.  This principle is embodied by the Law of Least Effort. When you observe nature, you will notice that grass doesn’t try to grow; it just grows. Birds don’t try to fly; they just fly. Flowers don’t try to blossom; they just blossom. Nature functions with effortless ease, frictionless and spontaneously. It is intuitive, holistic, non-linear, and nourishing.  You will expend least effort when your actions are motivated by love, because nature is held together by the energy of love. When you chase after status, money, power, or accolades, you waste energy, but when your actions are motivated by love, your energy expands and accumulates. So take it easy and be guided by love.


SHIRODHARA THERAPY

Shirodhara is an ancient Ayurvedic therapy. Warm oil (or other liquid) pours in a continuous stream over the forehead or ‘ajna marma’, an area where nerves are highly concentrated. The pressure of the oil onto the forehead creates a vibration. The oil saturates the forehead and scalp and penetrates into the nervous system.

The gentle pressure and soothing warmth of the oil allow the body, mind and nervous system to experience a deep state of rest, similar to meditation.

Shirodhara is traditionally done as part of the Panchakarma cleansing process using specially prepared shirodhara oil. It is also safe and effective as a stand-alone therapy.

DETOX & BENEFITS

Detoxification is what your body does naturally to neutralize, transform or get rid of unwanted materials or toxins. It is a primary function of the body, constantly working and interacting with all other functions of the body. So when I am talking about detoxification, it is about improving and optimizing the function of your body’s own detoxification systems. This is done by decreasing the amount of toxins we put into our bodies while at the same time supporting our body’s detoxification and elimination systems with the nutrients it needs to function properly.

As a culture we are very aware of our external cleanliness. We clean our teeth daily, we bath and wash our hair daily or every other day and we like to look and smell clean because it makes us feel better. Similarly, I see detoxification as internal cleansing. The problem is that it’s often hard to know when our internal cleansing mechanisms are not functioning well. Unlike other parts of our body it is very hard to know how well our liver is working, and our liver is the main detoxification organ. Apart from synthesizing and secreting bile, the liver acts as a filter for toxins and bacteria in the blood and chemically neutralizes toxins, converting them into substances that can be eliminated by the kidneys.

Although it is mostly ignored by our current medical system, the detoxification system is a key component of our body’s functioning. Most of the molecules made by our bodies every day, are for getting rid of waste products. We need hundreds of enzymes, vitamins and other molecules to help rid the body of unwanted waste products and chemicals. We need to manufacture these molecules to help take the good from what we ingest and get rid of the unwanted. Although the bulk of the work is done by the liver and the intestinal tract, the kidneys, lungs, lymphatic system and skin are all involved in this complex detoxification system.

The purpose of a detoxification program is primarily to support these organs of elimination so that toxins present in the body can be metabolized and excreted. Time and time again I’ve seen the benefits a good internal cleanse can bring.

I think an effective detoxification system is necessary for good health and in response to the many requests I’ve had, I have put together my own programs based on what I’ve seen working in my practice.

MEDITATION THERAPY

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With regular work and patience these nourishing, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly peaceful and energised states of mind. Such experiences can have a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding of life.

Over the millennia countless meditation practices have been developed in the Buddhist tradition. All of them may be described as ‘mind-trainings’, but they take many different approaches. The foundation of all of them, however, is the cultivation of a calm and positive state of mind.

YOGA THERAPY

Derived from the Sanskrit word yuj, Yoga means union of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Yoga is a 5000-year-old Indian body of knowledge. Though many think of yoga only as a physical exercise where people twist, turn, stretch, and breathe in the most complex ways, these are actually only the most superficial aspect of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul. The science of Yoga imbibes the complete essence of the Way of Life.

Yoga history is more than 10,000 years old. The earliest mention of the contemplative tradition is found in the oldest surviving literature Rig Veda, in Nasadiya Sukta. It dates back to the Indus-Saraswati civilization.

The Pashupati seal from the selfsame civilization shows a figure sitting in a yogic posture, further corroborating its prevalence in those ancient times. However, the earliest mention of the practices that later became part of yoga are found in the oldest Upanishad, Brihadaranyaka. The practice of Pranayama finds a mention in one of its hymn and Pratyahara in Chandogya Upanishad. The first appearance of the word “yoga” with the same meaning as we know today, perhaps happens for the first time in Kato Upanishad, a mukhya or important Upanishad, embedded in the last eight sections of the Katha school of Yajurveda. Yoga here is seen as a process of inner journey or ascent of consciousness.

The famous dialogue, Yoga Yajnavalkya, (found in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad), between Sage Yajnavalkya and the learned Brahmvadin Gargi mentions asanas, numerous breathing exercises for cleansing the body and meditation. Gargi has also spoken about Yogasanas in Chandogya Upanishad.

Vratya, a group of ascetics mentioned in the Atharvaveda, emphasized on bodily postures, which may have evolved into Yogasanas. Even Samhitas mention munis, kesins and vratyas, various ancient seers and sages who practiced rigorous physical deportments to meditate or do tapasya.

Yoga as a concept slowly emerged and has an elaborate mention in Bhagavad Gita and in Shanti Parva of Mahabharata.

There are more than 20 Upanishads and Yoga Vasishtha, which predate Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita, where Yoga is stated to be the union of mind with the Supreme Consciousness.

As Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says, “Yoga is not just exercise and asanas. It is the emotional integration and spiritual elevation with a touch of mystic element, which gives you a glimpse of something beyond all imagination.”

THERMAL HOT WATER & MUD BATH THERAPY

Wellness & Health travel is rapidly developing in the tourism industry.. Turkey.  has a very strong potential with its thermal resorts, geographical location, transportation facilities and mild climate. . Turkey  also one of the most popular holiday resorts in the World with rich ancient reminings and healthy food options.

Turkey is very famous for its  healing mud baths & hot thermal water sources. According to the legend, the daughter of Erythrai could not cope with the wounds on her body and suffered deeply. Erythrai’s king who passed through Sifne during a hunting trip, witnessed his dog heal with the mud in Sifne. He took this mud to his daughter and her wounds closed. This healing mud then became famous and the name of the region became Sifne. Same kind of legends goes for Dalyan ans all the mud & thermal hot water sources in Turkey .

In the Turkish thermal tradition, not only, mud application is one of the best known and fascinating therapies. Thermal mud is a combination of clay, thermal water and micro-organisms. The mud therapy has four steps: application of thermal mud (about 20 min.), spa water bath (about 15 min.), sweat reaction (30/40 min. under the blanket) and tonifying massage.

The application of thermal mud packs represents a widely spread treatment method for rheumatic complaints which are not in the acute phase, thanks to the recognised effectiveness in solving painful symptoms and for limiting the inflammatory reaction that accompanies the damaging process to the cartilage. It is a natural treatment that helps also those suffering from joint diseases like arthrosis and osteoporosis.

The “Pamukkale Unversity Spa Study Centre carefully studies the main components of the spa waters and carries out systematic research into spa medicine and the effects of mud therapy, to guarantee total quality in the therapies carried out and their scientific and therapeutic values.

The mud only has an external application, meaning that it is spread on the body to take advantage of a direct effect. These treatment cycles are carried out on an empty stomac. the patient has his/her sweating reaction in his/her own room because each therapy center is provided with its own thermal department.

The mud therapy session (it could be better to define it as bath mud therapy) is comprised of 4 therapeutic moments:

  • Smearing: warm mud is applied onto the skin with a layer about 5-10 cm thick and it is kept for

About 20 minutes. Mud can be applied on the entire body (the head, the front area of the neck and chest are free as well as the genital areas and often one arm), on “half body” or on one or more limbs.

  • Thermal bath: after the mud application, there is a short rinsing shower with thermal water and then the patient is immersed in a bath of thermal water at a temperature of 37°-38°C for about 10/15 minutes.
  • Sweating reaction: after the bath, the person is dried off with warm towels and then placed in a Bed while well wrapped to facilitate the “reaction” brought on by bath mud therapy; this reaction lasts at least up to an hour.
  • Massage with a toning action: it is the last part of the session and it helps relax the muscles while relieving any nervous tension.

It is essential to follow all the phases to guarantee the efficiency of mud bath therapy.

These mud applications must be repeated daily for twelve days with a one day break (different options can be prescribed by the thermal doctor).

Thermal Springs and Healing Centers in Turkey were only serving the local tourists until the 1980s, however they became increasingly popular with the German, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, French, Swiss and Japanese tourists lately