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A holistic treatment approach for many ailments which even modern medicine can't cure; a centuries-old tradition of healing and rejuvenation; the most natural form of remedy ever discovered by mankind – Ayurveda has all the reasons to be hailed as the 'Science of Life'. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Kerala Ayurveda

Kerala Ayurveda
Kerala is the land of ayurveda, a 5000 year
ancient Hindu traditional medical practice that
has its origins in the Vedic time and still
remains one of the best complementary and
alternative medical practices in the world.
Ancient practitioners have developed preparations
from natural ingredients for the treatment of
various ailments.
The basic principle of ayurveda rests on the
perfect balance of the three Doshas or
elemental substances in a human body ie Vata,
Pitha Kapha. Diagnosis is an eight pronged
approach and treatments are prescribed to bring
about a balance in the body. Medicines are
generally plant based and few are animal based.
Some medicines contain minerals too. Use of oils
massages with medicated oils are also
People from all over the world come to Kerala to
experience the power of kerala ayurveda. Tourists
visiting India and especially Kerala indulge in
the rejuvenation therapies available. Kerala is
dotted with ayurvedic resorts, and hospitals with
a resort like ambience that offer therapies both
long as well as short term. Ayurvedic
treatments are generally performed on days in
multiples of 3, ie either 3 days, 7 days, 21
days etc. Proper consultation is sought from an
ayurvedic doctor or practitioner, who prescribes
the treatments, massages, medicines, and an
appropriate diet. Satvic food is generally
advised, which is mainly vegetarian with the
avoidance of dairy too.
Abhayanga or oil massage is often prescribed. The
patient is placed in an ennathoni or wooden
massage bed and masseurs apply medicated oils to
the body or poultices to the affected areas.
It is a ritual with traditional Indians to
undergo a sukhachikilsa or rejuvenation therapy
for 7 days at the onset of the monsoons in June
every year. The body is said to be at its most
tender condition and best to receive the
medication it is provided. This yearly ritual
keeps the mind and body agile and pain free for
long periods. Shirodhara for cooling the head
is yet another therapy for cooling of the head,
relaxing the mind, sinusitis and various other
ills. A continuous stream of medicated oil is
poured onto the forehead in a steady stream.
Most tours of India include Ayurveda as a must-do
on their itineraries. Some tours make
ayurveda-centric itineraries that include long
term treatments, diets, yoga and relaxation
sessions, rejuvenation therapies etc. A visitor
to India must enjoy the best India has to offer
not only in terms of its culture heritage but
also its ancient practices of healing and
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