Ayurveda is the traditional health science of India. The word "Ayurveda" means Science of Life (AYUR means life and VEDA means knowledge) which explains the knowledge of various guidelines to be followed to keep one healthy. So this is not only a medical system but also a way of life. This science has a strong basis of India Philosophy, which has been handed down to us by means of ancient scripts in palm leaves. Ayurveda has two main aims, which are the preservation of health in healthy people and curing of diseases in diseased people

Ayurveda instructs and proposes that every living and non-living being in this Universe is a unique combination of five eternal elements called Panchamahabhothas which are Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. Human body is also made up of these elements in various compositions. Proceeding from them there are three physiological temperaments or principles known as Tridoha by means of which all the bodily functions are regulated. These are Vatha from Air and Ether, Pitha from Fire and Kapha from Earth and Water

Generally Vatha is the controlling Dosha, Pitha is the changing Dosha and Kapha is the making Dosha. Ayurveda explains other body constituents as Dhatus (tissues), Malas (waste products), Agni, (Energy), Manas (Mind), and Atma (Soul). When these constituents are in a state of equilibrium we are said to be healthy. Changes in this equilibrium will result in diseases

Ayurveda explain different kinds of treatment to preserve the health and to cure the disease by keeping the equilibrium of body constituents

Main Treatment in Ayurveda

In this treatment medicated oil/milk/buttermilk is poured on the forehead in the rhythmic way for 30 to 45 minutes. This is mainly for stress, mental tension, headache, insomnia and impaired memory.

A cap is fitted on the head and medicated oil is poured in to it, then this is held for 20 to 30 minutes. This treatment is for insomnia, facial paralysis, numbness in the head, dryness of nostrils and throat, headaches etc

This is the oil application on the whole body or specific part and doing a gentle massage along the circulatory channels for 45 to 60 minutes. This is very useful for fatigue, Vatha problems and sleeplessness, also food for eyes, good skin and long life

In this massage is done with warm medicated powder in a special method for 30 to 45 minutes. This is effective in reducing weight; give stability and strength, fives better skin luster and for Kaptha predominant conditions

This is a sweating type of treatment in which warm herbal oils are applied to the whole body in a rhythmic way for about 45 to 60 minutes. This treatment is for rheumatic problems, arthritis, paraplegia, hemiplegia, paralysis, sexual weakness and nervous disorders

This is a type of sudation treatment in which the body is made to perspire by the application of special boluses which contain cooked herbal rice inside. Here the massage is done with this bolus after dipping it in a mixture of milk and decoction. This is for 35 minutes to 60 minutes, effective for rheumatism, joint pain, emaciation, muscle wasting etc

This is Panchakarma treatment in which herbal juices or oils are dripped in to the nostrils. This is a cleaning treatment, effective for facial paralysis, sinusitis, headache, and some mental disorders

This is the application of herbal paste on the affected part of the body for various types of inflammatory conditions, gout, arthritis and skin diseases

Medicated anti septic fumes are puffed into the ears for 5 to 10 minutes. This procedurte helps to clean and detoxify the ear

Here eyes are treated with various herbal preparation to prevent and cure diseases in the eyes

This is the facial treatment with different kinds of herbal paste. Very effective for wrinkles, cellulitis, blackhead etc. This treatment beautifies and rejuvenates the facial skin

This is a special kind of massage in which the whole body massage is done by hands and foot for 60 to 90 minutes. This is best for rejuvenation the body, increases sexual power, blood circulation and also reduce mental tension

This is the full body massage by hands using herbal oils for 45 to 60 minutes. This is very effective in improve the normal skin complexion; impurities, and also for fatigue

Massage is done to the whole body with special herbal mixtures for 45 to 60 minutes. This is very effective in improving the normal skin complexion; tone up the body and for cellulitis

In this body is treated with a medicated steam introduced to a wooden cabin for 15 to 20 minutes. This is effective in improving the blood circulation, elimination impurities and also for fatigue

Kizhi means bolus. Here special herbal leaves or powders are smeared in oil and tied up in a muslin bag. Then the massage is done on the whole body or on theaffected part with this special bolus after dipping it in warm oil. This is very effective for pain, inflammation and stiffness

In this the body is treated with warm medicated oil kept on the lower back of the patient in a herbal paste boundary for 30 to 45 minutes. It is useful in low back pain, spondylosis and other problems in the lower vertebral column

This is the massage done to the head with specials strokes which is very good for relaxation and sleep.


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