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Ayurveda evolved around 600 BC in India. This new system of medicine stressed on the prevention of body ailments in addition to curing them. Followed by the Dravidians and Aryans alike, Ayurveda has been practised ever since. Today, its a unique, indispensable branch of medicine - a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body's humours - vata, pitta and kapha - to achieve the right balance.
Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part, but the individual as a whole. Making it the natural way to refresh you, eliminate all toxic imbalances from the body and thus regain resistance and good health. Kerala's equable climate, natural abundance of forests (with a wealth of herbs and medicinal plants), and the cool monsoon season (June to July and October to November) are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative packages.
In fact, today, Kerala is the only State in India which practises this system of medicine with absolute dedication. According to Ayurveda every living and non living being in this universe is a combination of five basic eternal elements, called 'Pancha Maha Bhoothas'. Human Body is also constituted by these five eternal elements in various compositions. Hence it can be conceived that every cell of body is possessed with all the properties of life. The only difference of Human Body from the external World is the expression of 'CHAITANYA or consciousness or life spark or spirit or soul. These eternal elements manifest in the Human Body as three basic principles or subtle energies or humours (Thridosha in Sanskrit) The word Dosha literally means that which maintains and controls the body. They are Vatha, Pitha and Kapha. The Pancha Maha Bhoothas and the Thridoshas are not prevalent to the naked eye. But they should be conceived on comprehensive terms in which all physical structures and psychological functions of the body are included.
Monsoon, the ideal time for rejuvenation
Kerala is the well-known destination for Ayurvedic treatments in India because of quite a lot of famous ayurvedic resorts offering world-class services. Apart from infrastructural background the proficient Ayurveda practitioner and availability of ayurvedic medicines and plants make it a hub of Ayurvedic treatments. Herbal treatments have no side effect further Ayurveda treats the root cause of the illness rather than the symptoms which provides lasting effects rather than temporary relief on patients.
More than just a brand or perhaps a unique concept, Harmony lets you unravel an authentic ayurvedic experience. Harmony applies Ayurveda - the ancient science of life, longevity and rejuvenation - in the most modern environ, to refresh the body mind and soul and to let you reinvent yourself.
Harmony presents customized packages of original ayurvedic. therapies that are a unique symphony of pure tradition and Harmony preaches oneness with all that is pure and natural, detoxifies the body of chemicals, cleanses the mind of discordance and conflict and purifies the soul deep within. Every component at Harmony is designed to relax the body soothe the mind and let tranquility descend upon the soul. Each individual is given a personalized regimen of treatment and diet after an in-depth valuation by leading Ayurvedic Physicians. The cleansing massages with fragrant oils and reviving baths at the hands of professionally trained masseurs transform drained and exhausted bodies and psyches into vibrant, refreshed and totally relaxed beings. Harmony also lets you plunge into a voyage of self discovery by helping you reach your inner space to experience a new plane of awareness, vitality and self realization sc that your body mind and soul blossoms with renewed energy and the urge to start life anew.
PRIME TREATMENTS IN AYURVEDA
Pizhichil - It is one among the rare and special treatments of Kerala. In this treatment, lukewarm herbal oils are applied all over the body by two to four trained therapists in a special rhythmic way continuously for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 21 days. This treatment is done in a special table made from a single piece of Strychnos Nuxvomica wood. This treatment is very useful for Rheumatic diseases like arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, paralysis "C agitanus, sexual weakness, nervous weakness and nervous disorders etc.
Njavarakizhi - It is a type of sudation process in which the whole body or any specific part thereof is made to perspire by the application of certain medicinal puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in muslin bag. Two to four masseurs apply this for about GO to 90 minutes per day for a period of 14 days. This treatment is for all types of rheumatism, pain in the joints, emaciation of limbs, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and certain kind of skin diseases. Sirodhara means Head and Dhara means the continuous flow of a liquid. In this process some herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk etc, are poured on the forehead in a special method of about 40 minutes in a day for a period f 7 to 21 days. This treatment is mainly for insomnia, loss of memory, headaches, mental tension and certain skin diseases.
Vasthi - Otherwise known as Medicated Enema. Vasthi is a Therapeutic procedure in which certain herbal oils, herbal extracts, etc are applied through the rectum daily for a period of 5 to 25 days. This treatment is effective for arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, numbness, gastric complaints, rheumatism and chronic constipation.
Sirovasthi - Certain lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head and held for 15 to 60 minutes per day according to the patient’s conditions for a period of 07 days. This treatment is highly effective for facial paralysis, dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches and other diseases of the head.
Udvarthanam - This treatment is otherwise known as Powder Massage. This is found very effective in the obesity, hemiplegia, paralysis, skin diseases, impaired circulation etc and similar diseases. In this procedure 2 therapists apply certain special Herbal Powders in a peculiar way on the body for about 30 to 40 minutes daily for a period of 14 to 28 days.
Abhyangarn - This is a special type of oil massage in which strokes arte given according to the circulatory channels for 45 minutes per day for 14 days. This treatment is very useful for obesity, loss of skin luster, sleeplessness and fatigue.
Nasyani - Being one among the Panchakarma procedures, Nasyam is a treatment in which herbal juices, medicated oils etc, are applied through nose for 7 to 14 days. This treatment is highly effective for certain kinds of headaches, paralysis mental disorders, some types of skin diseases etc.
Kizhi - Herbal leaves or powders are made in boluses and are applied on the whole body or a part specified after dipping it in warm medicated oils. This is done for 45 minutes daily for a period of 07 to 14 days. This is very effective for osteo arthritis, spondylosis, sports injuries etc.
Sandhi Vatha Chikilsa - Unlike the modern medicine Ayurveda has very effective cures for Arthritic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteo arthritis, ankylosing spondylosis, cervical spondylosis, osteo porosis etc. This programme includes massage, lepanam, and oil application on affected parts, kizhi, steam bath, snehavasthy, kakshaya vasthy, pizhichil, njavarakizhi, snehapanam and internal medicines.
Kerala is equable climate, natural abundance of forests (with a wealth of herbs and medicine plants ), and the cool monsoon season( June - November)are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative programs. In fact, today Kerala is the only state in India, which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication. Rejuvenate your body, mind and soul by taking Ayurveda treatment at least once in your life time. You can take body rejuvenation treatment for seven days, 14 days or 28 days.
Source: Plaza Times May 2011
Source: Plaza Times May 2011