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Ayurveda, the science of life is the world’s most ancient and unique system of medicine.The word Ayurveda is composed of two Sanskrit terms - Ayu meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge. 'Ayurveda' means the knowledge of life. It is most treasured gift of India to the world. Ayurveda is the most eco-friendly system of treatment with no side effects and relies completely on herbs and natural substances to heal.

The basic concept of Ayurveda is based on Trido-shas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, the equilibrium of which maintains health. Ayurveda treats the person as a whole rather than the disease. It maintains a healthy living in a perfect harmony with the inner self, mind, body and nature.

   
       
 
The emphasis of Ayurveda is “to maintain a better life in a State of perfect health”. Our physician makes a thorough analysis of your body constitution to prescribe a personal Panchakarma treatment. It is a holistic natural therapy to prevent diseases, arrest premature ageing and Regain good health. Recent studies worldwide reveal that a 3000 year old Traditional health care system existing in Kerala called Ayurveda is the best remedy to facilitate the harmony of the Mind, Body and Soul. Migraines, spondilitis and rheumatism, leukemia, paralysis and insanity - Ayurveda has a solution for everything.A system developed by the sages who were eminent Scholars and hard-core researchers, Ayurveda is the answer to a prayer for a healthy and peaceful life.
   
 
The Natural way to sound health. Natural way is a smooth transition. It is harmless usually in eventful;First aim of Ayurveda is to keep the health of healthy.
   
 
   
 
The 8 Branches of Ayurveda

* Kayachikitsa (General Medicine)
Describes ailments of adults is not treated by other branches of Ayurveda. Hence it is known as general medicine.
* Balachikitsa (Paediatrics)
This branch deals with the prenatal and postnatal baby care as well as the care of a woman before and during pregnancy. It also elaborates various diseases of children and their treatments.
*Graha Chikitsa (Psychiatry)
The study of mental diseases and their treatments. Treatment methods include not only medicines and diet but also yogic methods for improving psychic power.
* Salakya Chikitsa (Eye Diseases, ENT and Cephalic Diseases)
This branch deals with the diseases of ear, nose, throat and head and their treatments including special techniques for curing these diseases.
*Salya Chikitsa (Surgery)
Maharishi 'Sushrutha' is the first surgeon who is also the author of Salya Chikitsa, the foremost speciality of Ayurveda. He describes various surgical operations using different surgical instruments and devices.
* Agada Tantram (Toxicology)
This branch deals with the toxins from vegetables, minerals and also toxins from animal origins. The concept of pollution of air and water in certain places and seasons has been given special consideration. Such pollution is also said to be the cause of various epidemics
*Rasayana (Rejuvenation Therapy)
This branch which is unique to Ayurveda, deals with prevention of diseases and promotion of a long and healthy life. It also advises how to increase our health, intellect and beauty.
* Vajeekarana (Aphrodisiac treatment)
This branch deals with the means of increasing sexual vitality and efficiency.

Besides these 8 branches, Ayurveda also brings diseases affecting plants and animals into its ambit of consideration.
* Vrukshayurvedam
It deals with the diseases of the plant kingdom and their treatments (known as Agriculture).
* Mrugayurvedam
This Science deals with the diseases of animals and their treatments (known as Veterinary Science)


Treatments in Ayurveda

Ayurveda has been practised for thousands of years in India. In ancient times Rishis were involved in making medicine and treating people. Several researches and studies have been undertaken in this field of medicine. Today, these treatments are very popular all over the world.
Shodhanam: Various therapeutic procedures are followed to facilitate elimination of harmful factors:Vamanam (emesis therapy), Virechanam (purgation therapy), Nasyam (nasal medication), Vaste (enema therapy), Raktamoksham (blood-letting therapy).
Pre-treatments for panchakarma: The panchakarma pre-treatment includes three different processes: Thalam, Snehanam, swedanam.
Thalam: Before any external treatment thalam has to be performed. In this treatment, a special mixture of herbal powder and medicated oil is applied on the upper portion of the head and allowed to remain for 20 to 45 minutes.This treatment helps in conditions associated with ENT, insomnia and migraine.
Snehanam: This is a process of oleation . The medicated oil may be applied externally on the body or given orally.
Swedanam: Swedanam, or the sweating treatment is carried out through various procedures.


Prime Treatments in Ayurveda

Pizhichil : In this treatment, lukewarm herbal oils are applied all over the body by two to four trained masseurs in a special rhythmic way for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 21 days. This treatment is very useful for Rheumatic diseases like arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, paralysis-agitanus, sexual weakness, nervous weakness and nervous disorders etc.
Njavarakizhi : It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part thereof is made to perspire by the application of certain medical puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bag. This is applied by two to four masseurs for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 14 days. This treatment is for all types rheumatism, pain in the joints, emaciation of limbs, blood pressure, cholesterol and certain kinds of skin diseases.
Dhara : In this process, some herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter, milk etc., are poured on the forehead in a special method for about 45 minutes in a day for a period of 7 to 21 days. This treatment is mainly for insomnia, vatha predominated diseases, mental tension and certain skin diseases.
Vasthi : Certain herbal oils, herbal extracts etc., are applied through the rectum daily for a period of 5 to 25 days. This treatment is for arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, numbness, gastric complaints associated with rheumatism and constant constipation.
Sirovasthi : Certain lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head for 15 to 60 minutes per day according to the patient’s conditions for a period of 7 days. This treatment is highly effective for facial paralysis, dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches, burning sensation of head and other vatha originated diseases.Benefits:- Anxiety, Depression, Epilepsy, Hypertension, Diabetic Neuropathy, Central Nervous System, Hemiplegia Paraplegia, Strengthens the sensory organs, Insomnia, Pre-mature graying of the hair & hair losso Mental retardation, Paralysis, Stress
Udvarthanam : This is a typical massage with herbal powders for about 30 minutes daily for a period of 14 to 28 days. This treatment is for the diseases like hemiplegia, paralysis, obesity (excess fat) and certain rheumatic ailments.
Abhyangam : Special type of oil massage in which strokes are given according to the diseases for 45 minutes per day for 14 days. This treatment is very useful for obesity, especially for diabetic Gangrene (a condition due to lack of blood circulation in the extremes of the body) etc.
Nasyam : Herbal juices, medicated oils etc., are applied through nose for 7 to 14 days. This treatment is highly effective for certain kinds of headaches, paralysis, mental disorders, certain types of skin diseases etc.
Snehapanam : Medicated ghee is given internally in a proportionally increased quantity for a period of 8 to 12 days. This treatment is for osteo arthritis, sporaris, leukaemia etc.
Kizhi : Herbal leaves and herbs or herbal powders are applied to the whole body in boluses with hot medicated oils for 45 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 14 days. This treatment is for osteo arthritis, arthritis with swelling, spondilosis, sports injuries etc.
Dhanyamala Dhara : Warm herbal liquid is poured all over the body in a rhythmic way through a special vessel for 45 minutes to 1 hour daily. This treatment is very effective for hemiplegia, paralysis, rheumatic complaints etc. Yoni Prakshalanam : Herbal oils and decoctions are applied through the vaginal route. This treatment is good for gynaecological disorders. It is also a purification process for genital organs.
Kativasthi : In this process specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back with herbal paste boundary. This treatment lasts for 45 minutes to 1 hour and it is good for any type of back pain and spinal disorders.
Urovasthi : Warm medicated oil is kept over the chest for 45 minutes. This is an effective treatment for asthma, other respiratory problems, heart diseases and muscular chest pain.
Ksheeradhoomam : This is fomentation with medicated cow milk. This treatment is good for facial paralysis, Bell’s palsy, speech disorders and other nervous disorders of the face

Njavarakizhi : Njavara kizhi is one of the most important among our special treatments. Here, the whole body is made to perspire by the application of certain medicated rice puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bag. 'Njavara' is name of the special nourishing rice we use for Niavarakizhi. This method of treatment has been prevalent in Kerala from time immemorial.
The patient is made to lie down on the table in a comfortable position. External oleation is done before starting the rice pudding treatment. The rice pudding boluses are dipped in medicated warm milk and then applied to the body. The temperature will vary depending on the tolerance capacity of the person and is done in seven different postures. Again, there will be an oil application after the main treatment.
This treatment makes the body supple and removes stiffness. It is highly beneficial in emaciation of limbs, rheumatism and joint pains. It clears the obstructions, improves blood circulation, removes waste from the body, improves complexion and restores vigor. It prevents excessive sleep while promoting sound sleep. It makes entire body strong, sturdy and well developed. It sharpens the senses and it slows down the ageing process.
Podikizhi : "Podi" means "Powder" and "kizhi" means "pouch".In this treatment, the patient has to lie in a comfortable position. External oleation is done before starting. A pouch with herbal powder is dipped in medicated oil and then applied to the body. The temperature will vary depending on the tolerance of the person. The main treatment is followed by an oil application.
Dhanyakizhi : "Dhanyam" means "Grains" and "kizhi" means "pouch."This particular treatment drives away the stiffness of the body. Here the patient is made to lie in a comfortable position. External oleation is done before starting the treatment. A pouch with processed grains is then dipped in medicated oil and applied to the body. Again, there will be an oil application after the main treatment.
Narangakizhi : "Naranga" means "lemon" and "kizhi" means, "pouch".The person has to lie down in a comfortable position. External oleation is done before starting the treatment. A cloth pouch with lemon and herbs is dipped in medicated oils and then applied on the body.
Elakizhi :-'Ela' means 'leaves' 'Kizhi' means 'pouch'After the external oleation, the person has to lie down in a comfortable position. The pouch with leaves and herbs will be dipped in the medicated oil and then it will be applied on the body. The temperature will vary depending up on the tolerance capacity of the person. Again there will be an oil application after the main treatment.Benefits:- Paralytic strokes, Anti-aging & rejuvenating, Strengthens tissues, Body ache, Emaciation, Debility Monoplegia, Osteo Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis.

 Ayurveda offers two kinds of programs, Rejuvenative & Therapeutic
 
The Rejuvenation programs
in Ayurveda are designed to improve your vitality enhances immunity and increase longevity. They include rhythmic massages that relax each tendon, medicated bath that revitalize every nerve and diets that restore you sound health.

Therapeutic ProgramsAyurveda recognizes you as an individual with a unique body constitution and mental make up which is why the physician will design an exclusive package for you. Even minor therapeutic treatments will be done only on his advice. He will personally supervise every step of it during body massages and other health care programs. Women will have service of female’s massagers.


Role of Taste In Ayurveda

It is as important to realise that every food's unique combination of attributes will influence its taste and the action it causes in the body. With every taste having a different action – as detailed below. Astanga Hrdayam clearly describes the characteristics of each of the six tastes and problems that might be experienced from its habitual over-consumption. Most foods being a combination of two or more of these tastes e.g. coffee is bitter and pungent.
Sour
Comprised of the elements earth & fire, it increases pitta and kapha and is good for heart and digestion. Stimulates agni, moves inactive Vata energy down the pelvic cavity, sets the teeth on edge and increases salivation. Excess use may cause looseness and flabbiness, loss of strength, giddiness, itching, irritation, a whitish yellow pallor, herpetiform lesions, swelling thirsts and fever, and diseases arising from excess pitta and kapha.
Sweet
Related to earth & water, it mitigates pitta and vata, producing greater strength in the tissues and of value to the aged, wounded, emaciated and children. Universally liked, it often adheres to the inside of the mouth, giving a feeling of pleasure, contentment and comfort. Good for the complexion, hair, senses and ojas, it also increases breast milk and helps unite broke parts like bones. By its virtue it prolongs life and helps life activities. In excess however it may cause diseases arising from fat and excess kapha e.g. obesity, dyspepsia, unconsciousness, diabetes, enlargement of neck glands or malignant tumors.
Salt
The water & fire in salty taste increases pitta and kapha. It clears obstruction of channels and pores and increases the digestive activity and salivation. Also responsible for lubrication and sweating, it penetrates the tissues. An excess of it may cause baldness and graying of the hair, wrinkles, thirst, skin diseases, blood disorders, herpetiform leisons and loss of body strength
Pungent
Fire & air in pungent increases vata and pitta and mitigates kapha. Increases hunger, is digestive, causes irritation, brings secretion from the eyes, nose & mouth, and gives a burning sensation to the mouth. Dilating the channels and breaking up the hard masses. But an excess use of it may cause thirst, depletion of reproductive tissue and strength, fainting, contracture, tremors, pain in the waist and back, and other disorders related to excess of pitta and kapha.
Bitter
Air & space being its elements, it mitigates pitta and kapha. Drying up moisture from fat, muscles, faeces and urine. It cleans the mouth and destroys the perception of taste. It is said to cure anorexia, worms, bacteria, parasites, thirst, skin diseases, loss of consciousness, fever, nausea, burning sensation. But in excess, it increases vata, causing diseases of vata origin and depletion of tissues.
Astringent
Air & earth increases vata and mitigates increased pitta and kapha. It cleans the blood and causes healing of ulcers. Like bitter, it too dries up moisture from fat. It absorbs water, causing constipation and hindering digestion of undigested food. Its excess use causes stasis of food without digestion, flatulance, pain in the cardiac region, emaciation, loss of virility, obstruction of channels and constipation.


GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ALL PACKAGES

• Ayurvedic system of treatment is strictly personalized; the exact treatment and medicines can be fixed only after detailed consultation with the doctor.

• The treatment which is given along with the packages may vary according to the condition and body constitution of the patients.

• Short duration treatments for minor ailments like back pain, muscular pain, etc. with herbal steam bath, spinal bath and therapeutic massages will be provided only on the advice of the physician.

• Women will have female masseurs for body massage and other health programs.

• Some of the programs are not suitable for the very aged, very young (under 7) infirm, heart patients and pregnant women.

• If you have a previous medical history of heart disease, high blood pressure & blood sugar, chronic skin disease or asthma, please inform your physician in advance and bring the medical records.

 
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