Kerala Ayurveda


Ayurveda is a traditional system of healing that has been practised in India for centuries. This system of medicine is widely practised in Kerala and its medical benefits have been recognized worldwide.

Ayurveda which evolved in India around 600 B.C., is based on the theory that the body has three humors vatta, pitta and kapha, which need to be kept in balance for the body to remain in a state of health.

Ayurveda treats not merely the symptoms of a condition or the condition itself, but the body as a whole. This holistic approach to health, stresses on the need for all toxins to be eliminated from the body to improve the overall health of the body. Traditionally people in Kerala undergo an annual series of treatments in the monsoon season to improve resistance and eliminate the causes of illness, to ensure a state of good health in the year ahead.

Rasayana Chikitsa:
Rejuvenation Therapy involves treating the body with herbal oils, baths and herbal massages to tone up the entire system and increase resistance to disease.

Kayakalpa Chikitsa:
Body Immunization and Longevity Treatment is a treatment to prevent the processes of ageing. It involves eating or drinking specially prepared gruels or potions, which have herbs and medicated plants ground into them. These special food items improve the resistance of the body.

Sweda Karma:
The process of taking medicated steam baths is used to treat conditions such as obesity, chronic pain and to improve skin and muscle tone, as well as remove toxins from the body.

Ayurveda is used to treat many different conditions. Problems of a serious medical nature such as cervical spondylitis and slipped disc can be treated by ayurvedic massage. Cosmetic conditions such as improving the condition of the skin and hair can be also be treated by Ayurveda, which is a complete programme of rejuvenation.

Do note that when you enter an Ayurveda center or spa, the masseurs and practitioners must be trained and certified by Kottakal Arya Vaidya Shala, the Kerala Ayurveda Pharmacy, Arsha Yoga Vidya Peetam, Coimbatore, or some other well-known institute which is recognized by the government of Kerala, India.

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