Ayurveda Hospital, Ayurvedic Treatments in Kerala, India
Oldest Medication in the World
Ayurveda is believed
as the oldest treatment method
the world (more than 3500 years old). The Plants are used
for preparing as medicines. Nowadays Ayurveda has become
very popular among the tourist especially foreigners.
Patients from all over the world are coming here for
The literal meaning of
Ayurveda is 'Science of Life'. The system is passed
through traditionally from master to disciples orally. 'Thaliyola',
palm leaf, was used for writing medical details. 'Narayam',
an iron pin, was used as pen. The disciples used to stay
in master's house, which is known a 'Gurukula'.
traditional knowledge has been improved through scientific
research and is taught in various Ayurveda Colleges in
Kerala. A graduate doctor in Ayurveda, takes 5 years of
courses at college besides six months of internship and is
considered on par with doctors of modern medicine.
The overall treatment outlook of
Ayurveda is broadly classified into two.
1. Preventive Therapy (Swasthasya swasthya samrakshanam)
Ayurveda believes that
"Prevention is better than cure". A person who maintains
his health will not be afflicted by diseases. A number
of measures have been explained for this purpose.
Rasayana Chikitsa (Rejuvenative Therapy)
Ajikarana Chikitsa (Aphrodisiac)
Dinacharya (Daily routines to be practiced)
(Seasonal regimes to be practiced)
2. Curative Therapy (Athurasya
Mainly two methods have been explained for curing the
a. Samana Chikitsa (Pacificatory therapy)
medicines and other measures, the imbalanced and
vitiated humors such as "Vatha", "Pitha" and "Kapha" (Doshas)
are brought to a balanced state, thus curing the
b. Sodhana Chikitsa-Panchakarma
Therapy (Purificatory therapy)
The increased and vitiated doshas are expelled from the
body by means of various Panchakarma therapies. These
therapies are very significant as with these treatments
not only the disease is cured but also prevent relapse.
There are no complete treatment in other systems of
medicines like allopathy for diseases such as rheumatoid
arthritis, osteo-arthritis, frozen shoulder, slip disc,
sciatica, cervical and lumbar spondylitis, paralysis,
obesity, depression, stress related and other
psycho-somatic problems, insomnia, migraine, sinusitis,
asthma, piles, a number of skin diseases like psoriasis,
eczema etc. A number of procedures are available in
Ayurveda namely Uzhichil, Pizhichil, Kizhi, Njavarakizhi,
Udhwarthanam, Sirodhara, Sirovasthi, Tharpanam, Vamanam,
Virechanam, Vasthi, Nasyam, etc. for treating these
|The Uniqueness in Ayurveda Treatment
Ayurvedic treatment is unique in its approach to
health and disease. Instead of suppressing the main
symptoms, the root cause is eliminated and thus gives
permanent relief. The treatment is mainly carried out
using powders, tablets, decoctions, medicated oils
etc. prepared from natural herbs, plants and minerals,
massages and enemas etc.
The 8 branches of Ayurveda : -
Kayachikitsa (General Medicine)
Describes ailments of adults not treated by other branches
of Ayurveda. Hence known as general medicine.
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 medicines, diet regulation and
yogic methods for treatment of mental diseases and
improving psychic power.
Salakya Chikitsa (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.
Visha Chikitsa (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
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.
VrukshayurvedamIt deals with the diseases of the plant kingdom and their
treatments (known as Agriculture).
This Science deals with the diseases of animals and their
treatments (known as Veterinary Science).
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