Ayurveda is the
ancient Indian medical science, the origin of which can be traced back
to more than 5000 years. The source of Ayurveda are the vedas , the
oldest available classics.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word, derived from two roots: ayur, which means
life, and veda, which mean knowledge. It is fair to say that Ayurveda
is the science of life.
Ayurveda is a science dealing not only with treatment of some diseases
but is a complete way of life. It is only system of medicine which
incorporates suggestions and remedies for both healthy and diseased
people. Centuries before the World Health Organization recognized that
health is not merely the physical well being and just the absence of
disease, ayurveda was dealing with the mental, physical and social
well being of an individual.
on the prevention of ailments in addition to curing them. Ayurveda
was evolved in India around 600 BC and this is a complete natural
healing system that depends on the diagnosis of the person's body
humours to achieve the right balance and thus regain immunity and good
health. Ayurveda is a perfect ancient science of life.
in the treatment of not just the affected part, but the individual as a
whole. Making it the natural way to perfect health and harmony of
abundance with its equable climate is best suited for Ayurveda's
curative ad restorative programmes. Kerala is the only place
on earth where it is practiced with absolute authenticity and
The word AYUR
literally means ' life ' and VEDA means ' the science of
knowledge '. Ayurveda briefly explains the knowledge of the do's
and dont's one has to follow, which flavours the well being of each
individual to lead a healthy, happy, comfortable and advantageous life
both physically, mentally and socially.
Ayurveda is also
known as Asthanga Veda. The word literaly means "Eight
branches of knowledge" as it is divided into eight
specialized branches, which are :
- General Medicine
- Psychiatry and psycho somatic diseases
- Diseases of eye, ear, head, nose, throat and its
- General Surgery
- Rejuvenation Therapy
- Aphrodisiac Therapy
The objectives of
Ayurveda is to establish prime healthin every living being, physically,
mentally and spiritually. The basic concepts and fundamental
principles aim at establishing such a condition through correct and
thorough knowledge of healthy living. Ayurveda states wrong
behaviour and food habits disturbs the harmony and lead to diseases.
principles of treatment in Ayurveda is to eliminate the internal disease
causing factors of diseases.
Therapy ( 07 days & 14 days )
Immunization ( 07 days & 14 days )
seudation ( 07 days & 14 days )
slimming ( 07 days )
Karma ( 07 days & 14 days )
THERAPIES : -
This is subjecting the body with comfortable strokes along with the
application of medicated oils. This therapy comforts the person,
improves blood circulation, prevents absorption of inflammatory
exudations, removes obesity and pain in the body, relieves fatigue and
promotes development of muscles.
II. STEAM BATH
It is procedure by which the person is made to perspire by the
application of medicated steam all over the body, except the head.
Indicated for neurological aliments, rheumatism, pain all over the
body, stiffness of back, arthritis, skin diseases etc.
By this procedure, the whole body or a particular part there of is
made to sweat by the gentle massage with medical puddings as boluses
tied in cloth. Indicated for neurological diseases, rheumatism,
arthritis, emaciation of limbs for restoration of health.
It is a suedation therapy done by pouring warm medicated oil over the
body from a particular height with a regular speed of flow. This is
effective in paralysis, hemiplegia, arthritis, stiffness of limbs,
spastic conditions. It is also a rejuvenation therapy.
It is a process by which medicated oil, milk etc. are poured in a
continuous stream in the forehead. Indicated for neurological
diseases, insomnia, depression, chronic head aches, sleeplessness and
burning sensation in the head.
It is deep dry massage using herbal powders. This reduces obesity,
imparts mobility to joints, strengthens muscles and refreshes the
This is a treatment for brain strength. In this, a cap, made up of
flexible leather will be fixed on the head and slightly warm oil will
be poured inside. Duration - 1 hour.
It is a sedation therapy done by pouring warm liquid extract of cooked
fermented grains over the body with nozzled pitcher. This is effective
in all rheumatic complaints especially in rheumatoid arthritis.
It is a sedation therapy done by pouring warm medicated buttermilk in
the forehead. Indicated for insomnia, depression and burning sensation
in the head.
This is a herbal treatment for stiffness, body pain, etc., especially
in the arthritis and paralysis. Boluses of fried herbal leaves will be
warmed by dipping in medicated warm oil and massage with it all over
Pouring medicated ghee on eyes for improving eyesight.
In this procedure, the whole body is made to sweat by massaging with
herbal powder as boluses tied in cloth. Indicated for neurological
disorders, rheumatism and arthritis.
1. REJUVENATION THERAPY
Duration: 1hour 30 minutes a day for 7 or 14 days.
This is complete rejuvenation therapy comprising of synchronised special
massage. Herbal steam bath, Njavarakizhi etc. This carefully planned
health programme is directed towards improving vigor and vitality. It
will also go a long way to tone up the skin and improve complexion. That
is, it is a return to the eternal youth.
Herbal oil massage
Duration: 1 ½ hour a day for 7 or 14 days
This is a complete immunization therapy comprising of the relevant
rejuvenation therapy and panchakarma therapy, which changes person to
person. The Ayurveda doctor in the centre will suggest the suitable
programme. This carefully planned health programme is directed towards
strengthening the immunise system in order to achieve ideal health and
prevent seasonal diseases.
Duration: 1 hour a day for 7 days
This package comprises synchronised massage and Herbal steam bath. This
is meant for improving physical consistency, better eye sight, inducing
sound sleep, reduces high blood pressure, elimination of impurities in
the system. It improves the complexion and texture of the skin and
provides shinning and softness to the skin.
General body massage
Duration: 1 hour a day for 7 days
This package is deep dry massage using herbal powders. This reduces
obesity, imparts mobility to joints, strengthens muscles and refreshes
Duration: 2 hours a day for 7 or 14 days
The package contains the famous panchakarma (5 therapies) and some of
the sub therapies. We call it the completeness as it is a total and
integrated health pack meant for both the healthy and sick. This is
indicated in diseases like paralysis, arthritis, rheumatism, skin
diseases and mental disorders the five fold purification therapy (Panchakarma)
is employed. This includes medicated oil enema (Snehavasti) decoction
enema (Kashayavasti), purgation with medicines (Virechana), induced
vomiting with medicines (Vamana) and nasal medication (Nasya).
Panchakarma is a prerequisite of Rasayana therapy (formal rejuvenation
therapy) and also is useful is cases of subfertility and impotence.
This is induced vomiting and is done by giving emetic drugs orally along
with a large quantity of liquids. The subject is allowed to vomit all
contents of stomach. Indicated for bronchial asthma, cough, psoriasis,
epilepsy, anaemia, insanity etc.
5.2 Virechana (Purgation)
It is done by oral administration of purgative drugs. Indicated for skin
diseases, urinary disorders, fistula in ano, flatulence, anaemia,
stomatitis, insanity, arthritis etc.
5.3 Snehavasthi (Oil enema)
This is a special enema where the main ingredient is a medicated oil.
5.4 Kashays Vasthi (Special enema)
It is a enema with medicated mixtures. Indicated in rheumatism,
asthritis, low back pain, sciatica, fistula in ano, flatulence, pain in
hip joints, hemiplegia etc.
5.5 Nasya (Errhines)
This is done by administering medicines generally medicated oil into the
nostrils. Indicated in headache, bronchial asthma, neuralgia, ear ache,
sinusitis, facial paralysis etc.