One of the oldest medical treatments in India which aims at a holistic treatment of an individual is called Ayurveda. The words “ayu-life” and “veda- knowledge of science”, combining which the word Ayurveda is derived which means a science of living. Ayurveda is known to be the oldest health care approach which had sprouted in the soil of India about 5000 years ago. It is an integrated naturalistic treatment which is based on maintaining the balance of different energies within our bodies and not just treating any particular symptom.
Ayurveda your retreat to nature in Kerala
Kerala or as it is fabled as God’s own country, possesses the glorious tradition of practicing Ayurveda as the mainstream treatment method down the centuries. In the earlier times, the Ayurveda Vaidyas were the only medical experts available in the entire state. Surviving unnumbered invasions by the foreign and native intruders, Kerala still stands as the only state in India to promote Ayurveda as conventional mode of treatment. In the bosom of nature where the average temperature runs between (24-28) degrees Celsius during the monsoon months, Ayurveda is best effective in Kerala as it nurtures the growth of innumerous medicinal herbs that are needed for effective therapies. Also the serenity and equable climate of the place helps in harmonizing the body and soul with nature which results in a restorative effect on you.
Why is Ayurveda so special?
Ayurveda is about maintaining a healthy lifestyle to keep a balance between the different energies that control our body to perform its various activities. As stated in the doctrine of this traditional treatment, our life is divided into the following activities based upon which a healthy way of living is seated. These are:
- Dinacharya or the daytime lifestyle
- Ratricharya or the nighttime lifestyle
- Ritucharya or the seasonal lifestyle
The treatise of Ayurveda works mainly on creating a balance between three ‘doshas’- ‘vata’, ‘pittwa’ and ‘kapha’. The ‘vata’ involves the function of the tissues and the nervous system of our bodies. A misbalance in this entity of life causes due to change of seasons, body structure and other physiological conditions. The ‘pittwa’ is responsible for maintaining a good metabolism in our bodies. An imbalance of ‘pittwa’ takes place due to intake of hot food, intensity of emotions and addiction of any kind. The ‘kapha’ is associated with the fluid that runs through our body and its balance is disturbed when we take foods sweets and dairy products in surplus. As the foundation of Ayurveda lies in the combination of three elements air or ‘vata’, fire or ‘pittwa’ and water or ‘kapha’, an imbalance in any of these three earthy elements causes our illness.
A few things you should remember
- Ayurvedic treatment will be recommended to you only after a thorough investigation of your problems by the physician.
- For women, the Ayurveda ashrams have female therapists who will look after your health care and will the prescribed therapies on you.
- Not all therapies are meant for everyone. Usually under aged and aged people and those who are pregnant or are heart patients are not given such therapies.
- Also in case of some other chronic ailments viz. hypertension, diabetes, asthma and others you should intimate of your ailment history to the Ayurveda physician.
- For availing an integrated healthcare package, prior reservation to the Ayurveda centers is needful.
Ayurveda is the an ancient science of healthcare which is a unique combination of medicinal and spiritual therapies. Down the ages it has been used as the only remedial treatment by the natives of India. The effective use of the “kaashyams” is said have miraculous effects on chronic and incurable diseases and has earned respect of people across the world.