These techniques were developed by Dr Rosita Arvigo who was an apprentice to one of the last living traditional Maya Shamans in Central America, Don Elijio Panti. “If a woman’s uterus is out of balance, so is she,” he would say. He believed that the uterus of a woman is her centre, and so when there were problems with the uterus a woman could not enjoy good health and wellbeing. Midwives and healers of Central America agree that most female troubles are caused by what they call ‘the wandering womb’.
Working with Don Elijio, Dr Arvigo realised that there was an alternative to surgery for challenges of the reproductive and digestive systems. It seemed to her that many symptoms were due to a displaced uterus, this being a simple and often ignored concept. Dr Rosita Arvigo developed these techniques by combining the traditional healing with her knowledge of anatomy, physiology, herbology and naprapathy (the study of ligaments, joints and muscles).
Dr Arvigo believes that 90% of women will have a displaced uterus at some point in their lives. The Mayans believed in no separation between the physical, emotional and spiritual, and as with any natural healing technique, all these areas must be simultaneously addressed to promote optimal health. The Arvigo Tecniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® helps to alleviate tissue congestion and organ constriction . It also addresses and can release emotional and energetic tension from the abdomen.