Work With Athena
through the holistic and powerful systems of Ayurveda and Curanderismo
Ayurveda translates from Sanskrit to “knowledge of life,” and the principles of this ancient wisdom remind us that the entire web of life is intricately interwoven. With a unique emphasis on total wellness, the art and science of Ayurveda work to harmonize our internal and external worlds. Ayurvedic medicine is the world's oldest holistic healing system. It was developed more than 5,000 years ago in India.
Our five senses serve as the portals between the internal and external realms, as the five great elements of ether, air, fire, water, and earth dance the dance of creation around and within us. Ayurveda groups these five elements into three basic types of energy and functional principles that are present in everybody and everything. Since there are no single words in English to describe these principles; we use the Sanskrit words Vata, Pitta, and Kapha to describe their combinations.
Everything that we experience, be it a physical substance, a thought, or emotion, has certain qualities. The ancient texts of Ayurveda classify these qualities — called gunas in Sanskrit — into 10 pairs of opposites, making 20 qualities total (for example, heavy vs. light). Theoretically, everything in the universe can be described in terms of these gunas, or qualities, including the doshas. The foundation of Ayurvedic treatment relies upon recognizing when gunas have become excessive or deficient, as this is known to cause doshic imbalance and lead to disease. Ayurveda applies the opposite qualities to return to balance. Ayurvedic treatments are specific for each dosha and each health problem.
This understanding that health and wellness depends on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit leads to good health and to enlightenment.
Athena Wolf has been practicing full-time as a Vaidya (Ayurvedic physician) for 18 years. She lived in an ashram studying Ayurveda for 26 years before that.
Curanderismo is the traditional healing system of Mexico. In in this cultural understanding disease or illness may follow from emotional states like rage, fear, envy or painful loss; from being out of balance or harmony with one's environment; as a victim of malevolent forces; or because part of the soul has become separated from the body.
Healing is accomplished through the energy work of the Limpia, the Illumination, Hoocha Miquay, Soul Retrieval, Cutti and other techniques.
Consultation at a Distance
This long-distance healing work is comprised of Ayurvedic Determination of Constitution and Diet, a consultation for natural therapies, supplements and lifestyle changes according to Ayurveda, and a chakra clearing (limpia). It generally takes two hours. A review of the consultation will be emailed to you a couple of days afterwards.
You will need to have a quiet place to lie down during the limpia where you can continue to talk on the phone or through skype.
Please contact Athena through the email on this site and arrange a time to talk. Then you can pay for that session here. You can then fill out the three forms on this site several days before your appointment. Fill out and submit the forms at the top of the page called "Form 1, Form 2 and Form 3."
We will email each other with date and time that is convenient. After the appointment, Athena will email you with a summary of the consultation (excepting the limpia). If you would prefer to use a money order purchased at a US Post Office, rather than Paypal, mail $120 to 3811 State Road 35, Mimbres, NM 88049, at least a week before the date agreed upon for your appointment. This option is only for those living in the United States. Please do not send any money order bought at a convenience store. The discount is only if it was purchased at a US Post Office, or it will be returned to you.
This session and the Soul Retrieval consist of energy work and Ayurveda. Athena does not do counseling.
Office Visit, reservation
This appointment takes place at our office in Mimbres, NM. It is comprised of Platica (heart-to-heart talk), reflexology, Ayurvedic Determination of Constitution and Diet, a consultation for natural therapies, herbal supplements and lifestyle changes according to Ayurveda, and a chakra clearing (limpia). It generally takes two hours. You will receive a review of the appointment a few days afterwards by email. In this way you will have a thorough and comprehensive plan for your healing to guide you.
Please email Athena at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment. You can pay for that session in person. The fee is $145. This $25, to hold the appointment time, will be subtracted from the regular fee. Subsequent visits are $85. We do accept some barters if arranged in advance. There is a discount for cash.
Please fill out the three forms at the top of this site several days before your appointment. Fill out and submit "Form 1, Form 2 and Form 3."
We will email each other with date and time that is convenient. After the appointment, you will receive an email with a summary of the consultation (excepting the limpia).
This session and the Soul Retrieval consist of energy work and Ayurveda. Athena does not do counseling.
Soul Retrieval.Pass through the doorway to the etheric world to heal your wounds of this lifetime and others. The Soul Retrieval is only done after the client has received a Limpia. It is not done as a first appointment.
The Soul Retrieval is a Shamanic tool used to heal a person from imbalance. Illness can come from losing power or giving power away to something or someone. It may be otherworldly entities, or a living being who has an energetic cord attached to you and is sucking part of your soul away. Some people have generational soul loss that is passed down through the DNA. Soul loss can also be caused by sexual abuse, a traumatic experience, a car accident, a sudden death in the family, a violent crime, or a chronic illness.
These things can cause a loss of vital energy and that power must be restored to bring healing of body mind and spirit to the client.
The first part of the soul retrieval we call the Illumination. This is the work you do to bring up the heavy emotions around the issue you choose to work with; so they can finally be burned off. The wound is filled with light after this work is done.
The second part is work that the shaman does to bring back the missing "parts", to renegotiate any agreements that are not beneficial to you, to discover the source of the original wound and to bring back a gift or power animal waiting to help you.
OR - you have paid for a distance/phone appointment online HERE.
For NEW clients, please complete Form #1, #2 and #3 (see link below)
For established and returning clients, please complete Form #3 ONLY.
Form #3 is for your "current condition".
DO NOT COMPLETE Form #1 and #2 for repeat appointments.
More Detailed Information About What Athena Does
First Office Visit
The energy work, known as Limpia, helps bring your energy back into balance to help you think more clearly and to be centered in calm strength. If you have had feelings of anger, tension, fear or discomfort the Luminous Body can be affected which influences your mental and physical bodies. The first Limpia usually done is a chakra clearing. The chakras are vortexes of energy that connect the soul and body. Heavy emotions can collect in these centers and filter the information that comes through. Having this shamanic clearing done can dispel the heavy energies and help you regain emotional, physical, spiritual and mental balance.
Normally the body has the innate ability to efficiently process and remove these waste materials, including the vitiated doshas. However due to one's repeated dietary indiscretions, hormonal changes, poor exercise patterns, lifestyle, and genetic predisposition, the digestive enzymes, metabolic co‑factors, hormones, and agnis which regulate the body's internal homeostasis become disorganized. This can lead to the accumulation and spread of toxins throughout the physiology-resulting in disease. Although most reasonable individuals recognize the value in maintaining a clean internal physiology, modern medicine has yet to accept this idea as a central tenet of healthcare and has therefore provided no practical guidance for detoxification therapies.
Through this protocol that can include sauna, herbs, special diet, nasya, mediated oils, color therapy, medicated enema and other techniques-- we will support and help you restore balance to reawaken your body’s natural healing mechanisms. We supply all of the food, tea, yoga and meditation therapies so that you can create a retreat at your own home. There are reduced fee for those (locals) doing panchakarma at home rather than the stayin with us. Unlike many health-promoting recommendations of Ayurveda, these are not self-administered therapies. It is essential that the therapy be supervised by a knowledgeable expert who can who knows what changes to make during the Panchakarma. This detoxification program is perhaps the "missing link" to restoring optimum function of our cells and tissues in many cases. Whether undertaken to prevent or treat disease, most people who avail themselves of authentic panchakarma chikitsa every two to three years will feel physically and mentally revitalized with a commensurate amelioration in many of the symptoms of menopause and premature aging. Following the physical panchakarma therapies, you will be advised to take a special category of herbal preparations known as rasayanas, for several weeks or months. Rasayanas are tonic medicines which, when given to an individual who has undergone panchakarma cleansing, increase the strength, vitality, and function of all the tissues of the body.
Reasons to Do Panchakarma
The world's largest facility for substance identification, the Chemical Abstracts Service in Columbus, Ohio, USA currently has more than 13 million artificial substances registered. At least 100,000 of these industrial commodities combine into a chemical “soup” which we constantly absorb through food, air and skin. A large percentage of the world's population suffers from environmentally induced diseases.
Most of the these environmental toxins are lipophils that accumulate in the fatty tissues of the body. These fat-soluble toxins are associated with a range of diseases such as hormone disruption, immune system suppression, allergies, diseases of the liver and skin, various types of cancer, neurological illness, reproductive disorders and deformities.
The techniques of panchakarma use non-toxic, lipophilic materials to loosen and remove lipid soluble toxicants from their deposited sites and stimulate their elimination. Panchakarma is one of the few therapies that focuses on the removal of toxins from the fat cells. This makes it the best liver cleansing procedure one can do. Cleansing the liver in this way clears chronic eczema and other skin problems.
Neurodegenerative Imbalances and Panchakarma.
Parkinson's, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Eczema, Aspergers, Autism, OCD, PTSD, ADHD and other Vata psychiatric disorders respond well to panchakarma. The holistic food-exercise-sauna and oil-based protocol known as “Panchakarma” has proven to be more effective than drugs for some chronic illnesses. This may be because fat-soluble drugs and toxins tend to be metabolized through the liver and are difficult to remove. Panchakarma subtly removes these toxins with procedures that work synergistically, while maintaining the harmony of natural body functions. The purifying and eliminating actions of this system first dislodge the toxins from the cells and then flush them through the digestive system.
Some of the many therapies that can be used during the five to ten days of panchakarma are--oleation, herbs, special diet, Ayurvedic sauna, and different medicated oils for: massage, in the nose, poured over the pineal gland, for enemas. One also practices specific meditations and exercises according to the imbalance being addressed. You can read more about the use of Shirodhara (a flow of medicated oil over the pineal gland) in this pubmed report http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3221068/.
In a study published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine in its September/October 2002 issue, Dr. Robert Herron and Dr. John Fagan have shown that Panchakarma therapy greatly reduces the levels of 14 important fat-soluble toxic and carcinogenic chemicals in the body. A buildup of mutations in mitochondrial DNA from these toxins may be associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson’s is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer’s motor skills, speech and other functions. It belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders and it develops from a loss of dopamine producing cells. Parkinson’s distinct symptoms are; slow physical movement, muscle stiffness and tremors. In Parkinson's, cells are destroyed in part of the brain stem. The cells that release dopamine, one of three major neurotransmitters which help the body respond to stress, are affected. By the time symptoms develop, patients have lost 80 to 90 percent of their dopamine-producing cells.
Here are just a few of the many studies done on the Ayurvedic system of Panchakarma and the herbs used in this system. I've provided links so that you can read these abstracts yourself. The abstract is a summary of the research. This first study compares the use of Levodopa with the Ayurvedic herbal formulation.
HP-200 in Parkinson's Disease Study Group. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 1995, 1(3): 249-255. doi:10.1089/acm.1995.1.249. "Our study examined the efficacy and tolerability of HP-200, derived from Mucuna pruriens, in patients with Parkinson's disease. Sixty patients with Parkinson's disease (46 male and 14 female) with a mean age of 59 years were treated in an open study for 12 weeks. Of these, 26 patients were taking synthetic levodopa/carbidopa formulations before treatment with HP-200, and the remaining 34 were levodopa naive... Ayurveda, was found to be an effective treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease."
You'll notice the following study compares groups using the Ayurvedic herbs alone, to those doing the cleansing (panchakarma) treatment beforehand. From the Journal of the Neurological Sciences http://www.jns-journal.com/article/S0022-510X(00)00329-4/abstract?cc=y
"Ayurveda, the Indian system of traditional medicine, uses a concoction of several spices, herbs and minerals for the treatment of diseases. In this study we have evaluated the efficacy of Ayurveda treatment …in 18 clinically diagnosed Parkinsonian patients. As per Ayurveda principles, 13 patients underwent both cleansing (for 28 days) and palliative therapy (56 days), 5 patients underwent palliative therapy alone (84 days). Only the former group showed significant improvement in activities of daily living (ADL) and on motor examination as per UPDRS rating. Symptomatically, they exhibited better response in tremor, bradykinesia, stiffness and cramps as compared to the latter group… The study establishes the necessity of cleansing therapy in Ayurveda medication prior to palliative therapy."
From Movement Disorders http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mds.25420/abstract
"The clinical syndrome of parkinsonism was identified in ancient India even before the period of Christ and was treated methodically. The earliest reference to bradykinesia dates to 600 bc. Evidence proves that as early as 300 bc, Charaka proposed a coherent picture of parkinsonism by describing tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and gait disturbances as its components… In addition to proving the existence and identification of parkinsonism in ancient India, the study points to the significance of ancient Indian Sanskrit works in medical history."
From Drug Discovery http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359644609001767
"A reverse pharmacology approach, inspired by traditional medicine and Ayurveda, can offer a smart strategy for new drug candidates to facilitate discovery process and also for the development of rational synergistic botanical formulations."
This is an exploration of why mucuna pruriens works so much better than Levodopa. Phytotherapy Research http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ptr.2219/abstract "Levodopa is considered the ‘gold standard’ for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. However, a serious concern is dyskinesia and motor fluctuation that occurs after several years of use. In vitro experiments have shown that in the presence of divalent copper ions, levodopa may induce intense DNA damage. Mucuna pruriens cotyledon powder (MPCP) has shown anti-parkinson and neuroprotective effects in animal models of Parkinson's disease that is superior to synthetic levodopa. … It exhibited chelation of divalent copper ions in a dose-dependent manner. The copper chelating property may be one of the mechanisms by which MPCP exerts its protective effects on DNA.”
From the Journal of Ethnopharmacology http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105003624
Several preclinical and clinical studies have examined cytoprotective, immunomodulatory and immunoadjuvant potential of Ayurvedic medicines. The ethnopharmacology knowledge, its holistic and systems approach supported by experiential base can serve as an innovative and powerful discovery engine for newer, safer and affordable medicines.
This link describes a case study done with panchakarma and a spinal cord injury that resulted in paralysis. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4012364/
Here is information from a clinic in India treating Parkinson's successfully
Growing and harvesting as many medicinal plants as possible allows her to invite the spirit of the plant to assist with healing as well as its chemical attributes. Athena gives lectures on "Curanderismo", "Medicines and Remedies of the 19th Century", and "Growing Plants to Heal Yourself and Your Family."
Letters From Clients
Finally I saw Athena and she started treating me for a brain tumor. I felt a slow and gradual improvement of my health. I slipped off the diet a couple of times and got sick again. I did the herbs, the reflexology, diet and breathing regularly and learned how to avoid cancer. I had to give up chocolate and the grains that made my situation worse. It took ten months but I can say that I have totally recovered and am able to do the work I love again. I appreciate Athena's insight and help with this disease that could've killed me. Instead I'm here for many family and enjoying life again.
The reason that I wish to share my experience is because of how powerful the Limpia (Cleansing) was at the end of our appointment. My experience was laying down and she went through each of the chakras to essentially clear them out. She would ask questions with each chakra and I was supposed to answer immediately (answer with the heart or the, “gut” not take time to “think” of the right answer). She would also share her vision of colors, images and even items that might have some significance as far as impeding the cleansing of that particular chakra. Each step was more powerful than the one before it. I could never have known, nor could she as we had never met, how powerful her gift at intuiting went as well as the way that with each cleansing the metaphysical felt like a physical reality. Athena was very open about what she was able to clear and which areas would require some more extensive healing. Something special too was that she acknowledged areas of strength that she saw within a chakra (when they exist). This left me feeling very empowered and ready to focus on those parts of the body that needed some work. At the end of the cleansing I felt as though this person’s spirit had entered my own. She had an incredibly intimate view of my strengths and weaknesses and that she would know how to guide me in the next steps. This is precisely what happened.
I had a CT scan two weeks before I met with Athena. This scan showed a liver and a colon with healthy viable tumors. Almost four weeks after I had met with Athena there was another CT scan in preparation for a liver procedure. The head radiologist came to me a few hours later and he was visibly perplexed. He had a team of people working to analyze what the images revealed in the latest scan. He informed me that the tumors were calcifying from the inside out (this is highly unusual). He said it was only the third case he had ever seen like this (and admittedly, this was very good for me) and that tumors were in the stages of necrosis. Medically, there were other indicators but to make a long story short...this was a bit of a medical anomaly. The following week I had a PET scan. This confirmed what the radiologist had suspected. The tumors were not entirely dead but they were certainly changing.
The only variable that changed in my protocol up to this point was my appointment with Athena. I had suspected something powerful would come from the work that we had done (we have continued with phone and email correspondence due to distance), and indeed the measurements used in the allopathic world confirmed this fact. I am convinced that it is the combination of the physicality of the Limpia as well as the esoteric nature of her healing that made this happen. It is a road in which person is compelled to act and the intention of that will set the pace for the healing that is to come. I will forever be indebted to the healing hand that Ms. Wolf has extended as I work toward optimum health for this body, mind and spirit. The journey would not be the same without her. Rachael H., Washington".
good results right away! Even though I take saw palmetto every day, your capsules worked better, I
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a testimonial". Charles M., Maryland.
Thank you, thank you, curandera for healing my mother of the brain tumor. She spoke with you over the phone and I went to her house in California to do the treatments you recommended. There was a lot to do and it took her awhile to learn the breathing exercise, but she felt better each time she did it. I know the frankincense resin with the whole protocol saved her life. It took her about ten months of doing what you recommended every day for her to recover completely. She did no chemo, surgery or radiation and today I have my beloved mamacita in my life still.
So then I referred my cousin to you who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. I couldn't take care of her like I did my madre, but she healed as well, in about 6 months! You've helped my uncle with his gallstones as well. You have been such a blessing to our family. We are deeply grateful. GK Khalsa, Pinos Altos, NM
" I was having a lot of problems with fatigue, asthma, jittery feelings and depression and found the doctors useless. Even though I went to a couple acupuncturists, who focused on the asthma, they didn't help either.
My friend recommended Athena. Using the Asthma Package I've been able to cut way down on Albuterol. The fatigue is about gone and after taking Yogaraj Guggulu I'm no longer depressed! These improvements have been gradual but I feel like I'm really healing, not just covering the symptoms. My circulation has improved as well!" Shannon, San Lorenzo, NM.
I have NEVER had anything work as magically for me as this does. I am eternally grateful to you for suggesting this for me. the truth is, I've had a bit of luck with Turmeric, but the results have been NOTHING CLOSE to what they are with this. It honestly feels like a miracle. I have already told three people about this and sent them to your website. I'm sure they've all ordered it by now! " Debra S., Banner Elk, North Carolina
Hello dear Athena
I have breast cancer and did a phone conswith you.
I want to thank you for such detailed report. There are no words to express my feelings. The same day after our appointment, something happened inside of me and I had a open conversation with my husband. I told everything that has been on my hearth, emotions that brought me to this stage. In that process I got surreal experience, my muscles where twitching, my whole body was shaking, it was hard. After that the pressure in my chest, that I have been feeling for years, released. Went away. Felt so relieved. I am sure that this would not happened without your help. Thank you.
"I took antibiotics for my Lyme disease but the symptoms came back. I was in pain every single day, every single moment for three months. I couldn't move one arm or sit. After taking the herbs Athena gave me for two days the pain lessened, after two weeks I have no pain at all! I am so happy and thankful." Sunny, New York, New York.
"I am grateful and amazed the Yogaraj guggulu worked so well for my depression! I tried counseling, drugs (felt sick and disconnected) light therapy etc. Who knew it was just a chemical imbalance?" Robert T. NY, NY
Chyvanprash is another Ayurvedac herb combination which I began to take as a result of feeling fatigued. I believe I've read on Athena's website or heard someone say that it's "natures vitamin pill". Indeed, I can attest to that. I not only feel more vibrant, I know that my skin and hair have also become healthier.
"Athena's website has detailed descriptions of these wonderful remedies. In addition to these two products, I also take Ashwagandha and Triphala, both of which you can read about on her website, as well.
Thank You Athena....I'm so fortunate to have you in my back yard!!"
Diana M., San Lorenzo, NM
Thank you for your wonderful work. I learned a lot and especially feel what you taught me concerning kinesiology is something I can use for years to come. Also, you are a great yoga instructor and I hope we get a chance to do more yoga. I'm glad you live here, you make this already special area even better." Dick C.
I met Athena through a curanderismo course she was teaching. At the time, I had my period and I suffered through severe pain and heavy blood flow. There have been times where I've fainted with the amount of blood loss I would experience on my periods. It was the reason why I became anemic as well. After I told her what I was going through, she gave me plant medicine to drink in the form of tea. https://www.curanderahealing.com/store/p76/Endometriosis%2C_Adenomyosis.html
I was surprised how effective it worked. I had no pain and it dramatically lessened the blood flow. I thought that I had to continue drinking the tea to get the same effect , but to my surprise, my periods have been pain free and light flow. I am also not anemic anymore. Thank you Athena! She is truly amazing. Naidalys S., Florida
"Athena did an illumination and soul retrieval with me. It was deep and powerful work. I felt I was clearing issues at a core level. One more aspect that I liked about the soul retrieval—I loved the fact that you created and held the space for me to do the work myself. I found that very empowering". Tamara, Howard, Colorado
"My package of Arthritis remedy arrived today and I can't tell you how happy I am. I woke up at 4 am with my hands SO swollen and they hurt so badly. It's been four or five days since I ran out of it and they hurt so much I actually decided I simply would not leave until they arrived. I cannot tell you what a happy dance I did when I saw that package with your return address on it. I ripped open the box (not easily, I might say since my hands were barely working) and immediately took one. An hour later I suddenly realized how much I had been doing and how the swelling was down and the pain was gone. https://www.curanderahealing.com/store/p232/curanderahealing.com/store/p232/Arthritis_or_Inflammation.html.html
I have NEVER had anything work as magically for me as this does. I am eternally grateful to you for suggesting this for me. the truth is, I've had a bit of luck with Tumeric, but the results have been NOTHING CLOSE to what they are with this. It honestly feels like a miracle. I have already told three people about this and sent them to your website. I'm sure they've all ordered it by now!
Take care and have a blessed Thanksgiving. I am heading out with my dogs for 3-4 weeks of camping in the morning. Knowing I have two bottles of this supplement leaves me feeling confident my hands will work just fine while I am out in the wilds!!!!" Debra S., Banner Elk, NC.
I had an ND who put me on these different supplements etc for my anxiety and depression joint pains after going through cancer I was not feeling well for a really long time I was on them for over a year and had no changes in the way I was feeling. I was also put on DIM which made me feel horrible that was suppose to help me bring the estrogen down but I felt like it was doing the opposite. Something had to be done I saw Athena’s post on Facebook and contacted her immediately for help.
I made an appointment with Athena and explained it to her all my symptoms she understood me put me on liver cleanse(kutki) and told me to start drinking Golden milk every day which I have been. She also told me to start taking Turkey tail mushroom which I started taking and she did recommend me a special diet for my type which I have been following for a few months. I feel so much better a lot happier less stressed and my joints feel so much better and my gut feels a lot better as well . I no longer take any of the supplements that my ND put me on. I also, love Athena’s energy work it’s absolutely incredible I totally recommend that to anyone. I trust Athena and her protocol because she healed her own cancer. She is wonderful in what she knows has a lot of knowledge in all she knows about cancer. I totally recommend her to anyone who is going not just through cancer but through any disease. She is the one who can and will help you feel better. LS. New York, New York.