The today's life is a fast life where everybody is running behind the fast foods, fast cars and oxygen bars and is becoming away from the nature. So travel to Kerala where the nature is still an integral part of everyday life. In Kerala, you will be able to discover the amazing healing power of Ayurveda, the natural health care system. This system of medicine is about 3000 years old and evolved in India around 600 BC. Since then this traditional system of medicine has been practiced in India for the centuries. Kerala’s equable climate, natural forest wealth of herbs and medicinal plants, and the cool monsoon season (June-November) are best suited for Ayurveda’s curative and restorative programmes. In fact in Kerala, the Ayurveda is practised with absolute authentication and dedication. Over the centuries, this ancient Indian system of medicine has proved to be not only the cure for diseases but is also the 100% natural way to attain the perfect health. This system mainly stress on the prevention of the disease.
The human body is composed of the five elements of nature which are earth, fire, wind, water and sky. The human being is an inseparable part of the universe which is divinely inspired and delicately balanced. The secret of Ayurveda lies in the unique understanding of this delicate balance. The ayurveda is the perfect combination of three somatic humours which are Vata, Pitta and Kapha that determines the type of person you are and the type of health you have. When this balance is disturbed, it results into a disease.
Ayurveda has the solution for all the problems of the human being. Ayurveda diagnoses your body humours and restores them to their original state. It brings back the natural health of the body. The methods of Ayurveda are unique and universal. Instead of treating the symptoms of a disease, it treats the individual, caring not just for the affected part of the entire body. The regimens of
Ayurveda are free from the side effects and are very timeless. Ayurveda has remedies even for those ailments that defy time and modern understanding. Ayurveda
is a complete natural and the safest medical system on earth.
In Kerala, there are
two types of Ayurveda programmes - Rejuvenative and therapeutic. These programmes eliminate the toxic impurities and rejuvenate the entire body, mind and soul. The rejuvenative programme aims at the total well being of the body whereas the therapeutic programmes
are related to a specific disease. Still, certain programmes are not advised for the very old people and children below 7 years as they involve special diets and conditioning of the body. Some special programmes are also not advised for the heart patients, pregnant women, infirm, the persons having various problems like the blood pressure, blood sugar, chronic skin disease or asthma.
Now more and more people are coming to Kerala for the Ayurveda programme. There are various hotels, spas and Ayurvedic centres across the state that offers rejuvenative packages. Various Ayurveda centres offers these packages for one to seven weeks depending on the health and condition of the human body. As these programmes require absolute dedication and commitment, advance reservation is
Rejuvenative Programmes of Ayurveda
programme aims at the total well being of the body. In this
programme, various massages and medicated baths that
revitalize every part of the body and some special diets that
restore you to sound health are included. The rejuvenative
programmes improve your vitality, enhance immunity, increase
longevity and some special treatments bring the glow to the
skin. There are various rejuvenative programmes which are as
1. Rejuvenation Therapy (Rasayana Chikitsa)
The Rejuvenation Therapy also known as the Rasayana Chikitsa
is used to tone up the skin and to rejuvenate and strengthen
all the tissues, so as to achieve the good health and
longevity. This treatment also increase vitality and improves
mental clarity, which further increase the resistance of the
body. In this therapy various skin treatments are included
like the head and face massage with medicated oils and creams,
body massage with herbal oil or powder, by hand and foot,
medicines and medicated steam and herbal bath.
2. Body Immunisation and Longevity Treatment (Kayakalpa
The Kayakalpa Chikitsa is used for the immunisation of body
and to increase longevity. This treatment retards the ageing
process, thus increasing the immunization of the body. This
treatment includes intake of Rasayana (special Ayurvedic
medicines and diet) and comprehensive body care programmes.
3. Body Sudation (Sweda Karma)
The body sudation treatment includes medicated steam bath and
hand massage with herbal oils and powders. This treatment
eliminates impurities from the body, improves the tone and
complexion of the skin, reduce fat and also used in pains. In
this treatment precious herbs and herbal leaves are boiled and
the steam is passed over the entire body for 10 to 20 minutes
4. Body Slimming
The body slimming programme includes various treatments like
medicated herbal powder and medicated herbal oil massage and
an Ayurvedic diet of herbal juices.
5. Beauty Care
In the beauty care various herbal face packs, herbal oil
massage, herbal tea are provided which improves the complexion
and beautifies the body.
6. Mental And Physical Well Being (Meditation and Yoga):
Meditation and Yoga are the two basic mental and physical
exercises that improves the mental and physical well being.
These exercises isolate the ego from the body and mind,
increase concentration, improve health and help to attain
peace of mind through eight stages of training. These eight
stages are yama, niyama, asanas, pranayama, pratyahara,
idarana, dhyana and Samadhi.
7. Overall Fitness (Panchakarma Treatment)
The Panchakarma treatment includes five types of therapies.
These therapies are used for the mental and physical well
being and tone up the body, organs, mind, breath, nerves
and also purifies the blood.
Programmes of Ayurveda
programmes are the special programmes which are designed to cure various chronic diseases, illness, headaches, spondilitis, paralysis, insanity and various other diseases.
The various therapeutic programmes for various body treatments are as follows:
1. Treatment for chronic headaches, insominia, mental tension (Dhara)
2. Treatment to alleviate osteoarthritis, leukemia etc. (Snehapanam)
3. Treatment for spondilosis, rheumatic diseases (Pizhichil)
4. Treatment for diseases like hemiplegia, paralysis, obesity and
certain rheumatic ailments (Udvarthanam)
5. Treatment for muscular-skeletal ailments (Marma
6. Treatment for nasal ailments (Nasyam)
7. Treatment for ear ailments (Karnapooranam)
8. Preventing cataract and strengthening vision (Tharpanam)
9. Treatment for wasting of muscles, sports injuries and certain skin diseases (Njavarakizhi)
10. Treatment for ailments of the head, nose, mouth, throat, etc. (Shirovasthi)