Franz Xaver Mayr (1875–1965), an Austrian naturopathic physician and researcher, developed a course of dietary treatment at the beginning of the 20th century. F. X. Mayr has been practicing medicine for a long time in European resorts specializing in the treatment of diseases of the digestive system. Mayr therapy is the result of many years supervision and treatment of patients with pathologies of the digestive system.
F. X. Mayr’s research made it possible to discover the connection between the digestive system and many chronic diseases of other body systems, including musculoskeletal system problems.
Dr. Mayr considered the body as a single system capable of self-regulation and self-healing under favorable conditions. He developed a set of recommendations to create such conditions. These principles formed the basis of the therapy, the effectiveness of which was experiences by tens of thousands of patients around the world.
F. X. Mayr viewed the digestive system as the most important body system, and the small intestine as the central and most important human organ. It takes part in the production of important neurotransmitters and hormones, including histamine and serotonin and regulates the functioning of the whole organism. The small intestine is where digestion, uptake and delivery of nutrients to the body take place and the waste removal are excreted.
Intestinal pollution contributes to intoxication of the whole organism. Digestive problems lead to various gastrointestinal diseases such as obesity, gastritis, cholecystitis and pancreatitis. They cause diabetes, impotence, neurological pathologies, including depression, sleep disturbances, migraines and can lead to the development of oncology. Healthy intestines is the basis of a long and healthy life.
During his research, Dr. Mayr found a close connection between gastrointestinal pathologies and disorders in the musculoskeletal system. The intestines and abdominal organs affect the position of the spine and posture when walking. Various inflammatory processes can exert internal pressure on neighboring organs, change posture, cause curvature of the spine and lead to further musculoskeletal pathological changes.
The beneficial effect of the therapy on the intestines and gastrointestinal tract helps eliminate irritation, stop inflammatory processes and relieve tension from internal organs. Restoring intestinal digestibility increases the efficiency of metabolic processes—improves saturation of body tissues with necessary microelements and nutrients.
Scientists began to view the intestinal microflora as a separate independent system of the body. F. X. Mayr focused particularly on the composition of microflora. Bacteria inside the intestine form and protect the mucous membrane on the walls of the intestine, produce enzymes, are involved in the digestion process and can affect the psychoemotional state. The intestine is a perfect environment for the development and reproduction of microorganisms.
Imbalances in the intestinal microflora, infection with pathological bacteria, fungi or parasites lead to improper gastrointestinal tract functioning and the development of further complications. Dysbacteriosis is one of the diseases of modern civilization. During the therapy, healthy intestinal microflora gets restored.
The small intestine is difficult to study using modern hardware research methods. Throughout his life, Dr. Mayr developed a diagnostic methodology that took into account all possible aspects: test results, medical history, assessment of the psychological state and body constitution. He paid attention to breath odors, the color and smell of secretions, the condition of the skin and hair, mucous membranes, eyes, and blood vessels.
Manual diagnosis and palpation of the abdominal organs play a special part in the research system, which also allows monitoring the progress in the treatment process. Comprehensive diagnostics according to the methodology of Dr. Mayr allows detecting problems and hidden pathologies in advance and adjusting the course of therapy depending on individual characteristics.
Dr. Mayr’s therapy is based on cleansing the intestines from accumulated waste and toxins, as well as rest for the digestive system and the entire body. Unburdening dietary nutrition reduces stress and activates the motility of the intestinal walls. It promotes natural cleansing and detoxification. Rest, calm, lack of stress, easy movements, and moderate aerobic physical activity create the conditions for the regeneration and restoration of the intestine. Visceral massage of the abdominal organs enhances the therapeutic effect, improves blood circulation and promotes the lymphatic outflow.
In the course of treatment, patients learn important rules and principles of nutrition. Habits are developed to preserve the results of therapy.
Dr. Mayr’s therapy is useful to everyone, regardless of the age and the presence of chronic complications or diseases. Even elderly patients experience the therapeutic effect; however, the sooner you begin to follow Mayr’s principles, the better. It is recommended to repeat the therapy periodically: the intestine is an engine that needs timely maintenance. Its efficient functioning is the key to a healthy life.
Mayr therapy is recommended for various digestive disorders and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, neurological disorders, problems with the musculoskeletal system, skin pathologies, increased stress, infertility and depression. Contraindications include exacerbation of chronic conditions and pregnancy.
Upon completion of the course of Dr. Mayr’s therapy, you will notice significant changes in the functioning of your body. The intestines and digestive system will get completely restarted and will function properly. Detoxification of the body, restoration of the balance of microelements, improvement of metabolism—the results of daily tests prove the effectiveness.
Rejuvenation, weight loss, improved skin and hair, a positive psychoemotional state are the usual results of the therapy. The quality and efficiency of the digestion process increases. Posture changes, the spine gets straight, the location of the abdominal organs is restored. The supply of energy is renewed and productivity is growing. Lifestyle is changing. Healthy habits develop.
The appearance of a person is a direct reflection of the internal state of his/her body. F. X. Mayr was aware of the connection between beauty and health. The therapeutic effect of the method helps the body to cleanse itself and resume the resource balance. It slows down the aging process, restores youth and natural beauty.
Dr. Mayr’s therapy formed the basis of preventive medicine and became an independent medical practice. Mayr Prevent® is a registered mark that allows only certified centers and physicians to treat according to the method. “Rixos Prykarpattya” has an exclusive status of the Mayr Therapy Academy in Ukraine, on the basis of which the first and only certified Dr. Mayr therapy center in the country operates.