Ayurveda literally means the science of life. Ayurveda is a part of Atharva Veda which is one among the four Vedas. It is an ancient medical science which was originated in India almost 5000 years ago.This holistic system of healing is divided into 8 parts known as the Ashtvaidyans. Kerala is the only place which owns a non-detachable tradition of Ayurveda. Neither any country in the world nor any state in India can claim parity with Kerala in Ayurveda. Kerala has a rich history of natural medicine that was once practiced by Vaidyas. Ayurveda is basically a therapy that promises holistic wellness as well as good physical health.
Ayurveda Treatment - Kerala
The therapy involves massages, herbal medicines, diet control and exercise. Kerala has a blessed landscape with mountains and forests which is ideal to grow a wide variety of plants and herbs with medicinal value, ideal climate, and the cool Monsoon season of Kerala makes it best suited for Ayurveda therapeutics. Apart from being a healthcare system, Ayurveda is a part and parcel of every aspect of life in Kerala. The miraculous effect of Ayurveda like paralyzed people walking, incurable diseases cured etc, inspires a lot of people across the world.
For more than a thousand years, Ayurveda has been carefully nurtured in Kerala. Hence, millions of people from all across the globe visit Kerala, in search of the traditional Ayurveda treatment to seek cure from various illness or for rejuvenation.
Compared to any other place in the world, Kerala has the largest number of Ayurveda colleges and practitioners.
Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Shala which is a hospital, Beach and Lake Ayurveda Resort and Surya Samudra Spa Niraamaya at Trivandrum, Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort near Kovalam, Keralyeem Ayurvedic resort near Allepey and Ayurkshethra at Kumarakom are some of the places that offer the best packages in Ayurveda in Kerala. Ayurveda possess a number of treatments like uzhichil and pizhichil, spas, curing illnesses like arthritis and massages for the skin and hair.
Shirodhara is the most common ayurvedic treatment in which special herbal oil that has a soothing effect and can relieve pain is poured onto the third eye (centre of the forehead). This treatment heals all sorts of headaches and is even beneficial for the entire body. Another treatment for headaches is called Thalam where medicated oils are applied on the forehead for around 20-40 minutes. It can also heal anxiety, insomnia as well as prevent greying of hair.
Problems like muscle cramps, joint pains, arthritis and stress are often treated using Elakizhi. The most preferred ayurvedic treatment that rejuvenates the entire body is called vasthi. In this treatment, a special type of bundle is made out of cotton clothes that contains Ayurvedic herbs and oils are heated slightly and then placed on the pressure points of the body that need comfort and healing. Tharpanam is the best Ayurveda treatment recommended for those who suffer from eye problems.
Medicated ghee is kept in the eyes for 15-30 minutes, that has Ayurvedic ingredients in it. a special paste of Ayurvedic leaves is used to make a boundary around the eyes, to make sure that the ghee doesn’t pour down the eyes. Lepanam is an ancient body massage and body spa technique to treat inflammation of the body in which the body is wrapped in herbal paste. Many gynecological problems are treated using Yoni Prakshalanam Ayurvedic treatment.
Problems related to the nasal cavity and the respiratory zone are treated using the Ayurveda treatment called Nasyam which involves pouring medicated oil through the nostrils. Ayurveda not only cures various illness but also rejuvenate the mind, body and soul, hence a must try on your visit to Kerala.