More than a century ago, Dr Franz Xaver Mayr (1875-1965) developed a comprehensive programme for restoring digestive health using an ancient healing method: fasting. The essence of his therapy, which is also preventative in nature, was to rest the digestive tract, then purify and detoxify the gut. Then, in the 1980s, the classic Mayr programme underwent some changes with modification to the ‘bread roll and milk’ fasting diet. Dr Winkler, pioneer of Modern Mayr Medicine, developed the Mayr method in line with the latest scientific methods and insights, tailoring the original principles to reflect the latest conventional and complementary medical findings. Today at the Park Igls Mayr clinic, current Medical Director Dr Peter Gartner has a forward-thinking approach.
‘Modern Mayr Medicine has established itself as a holistic programme that meets individual needs and results in enhanced vitality by absorbing insights from conventional medicine, complementary medicine and psychology,’ Dr Gartner explains.
Modern Mayr Medicine takes into consideration lifestyle modifications caused by stress, work, time poverty and dietary changes. The holistic method rests on three pillars: nutrition, exercise and regeneration with the aim of improving vital energy, the source of health and wellbeing. ‘Every aspect of Modern Mayr Medicine has been in constant development over the years. Close cooperation with a wide range of disciplines gives us a head start in every respect’, Dr Gartner emphasises.