Kerala Ayurveda Treatments- Why is so popular in India and abroad?

December 13, 2017 in Categories:Ayurveda by admin | No Comments

Let’s have a short review of the popularity of Ayurveda in India and abroad. Ayurveda is now emerging as a global scene & has been popular because of the wide application in and around the world.    

In keeping with the tradition of Ayurveda, accepting best from the latest scientific developments it has always shown light on disease scenario.We have to see through the simple yet profound wisdom of Ayurveda and its key insights that have the potentiality to change the outlook on health care. It aims at inner and outer purification & promotes ojas (inner aura). For an in-depth information, you can also check: Kerala Ayurveda History

Some of the highlights of Ayurveda treatments include:

  • We believe apathya(wrong diet)& life style factors are one among principal causes of disease. Hence enhancing on pathyahara(good diet) & yoga & meditation to impart health Ayurveda aims at a holistic approach. Ayurveda sets down need of identifying prakriti(constitution) in relation to tridosha( vata, pitta & kapha )& Triguna(satwa,rajas& tamas). It is now universally believed that all medicines are not effective in all individuals, hence according to the constitution, medicines have to be given.
  • The spread of diseases can be prevented by promoting inner immunity & with help of healthy lifestyle, good diet & rasayana therapy.
  • Ayurveda is definitely experiencing a period of renaissance in the whole world with new innovative like international yoga day & initiative of study & research.
  • The purity of ingredients, herbal medicines  & their specific efficacy, various external treatments like abyanga (oil massage ), bolus treatments (Kizhi) which rejuvenate & relax the body add to its significance.The traditional health care in India is essentially herbal based.
  • Considering the immune status of an individual as an important factor for health Ayurveda aims at measures such as rejuvenation therapy with help of micro medicinal nutrients/rasayana to boost immunity. It rejuvenates the mind, body, and soul.
  • Elimination of toxic elements from the body through panchakarma treatments like virechana(purgation) is the primary function of this curing remedy. The system gets purified when the poisonous elements are removed from the body.

Kerala has a number of Ayurveda treatment centers. From treatments like uzhichil and pizhichil to curing illnesses like arthritis to beauty massages for the skin and hair; there is no place better than God’s own country for those who seek the benefits of Ayurveda treatments in Kerala.

Kerala has a number of natural herbs such as Ashwagandha(Withania somnifera), Amalaki(Gooseberry), Brahmi(Baccopa monneiri), Yashtimadhu, Tulasi(Ocimum sanctum) to name a few. Turmeric, Cinnamon, Keezharnelli/Bhumyamalaki(Phyllanthus niruri), Koduveli/Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) and many more herbs with medicinal values are found in Kerala. Rasayana also is a major aspect of Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala which promotes nutrition through qualitative changes in body cells and tissues leading to improved body function. The natural herbs and oils used in the therapy are of great medicinal value as is said in the Vedic literature on Ayurveda.

Other key roles of Ayurveda apart from modern medicine

The medicines are mostly herbal ingredients with certain active ingredients that act well on the body with no side effects. Apart from antibiotics in allopathic medicine, ayurvedic medicines do not impart drowsiness. While, most of the allopathic medicines are synthetically prepared and hence they have some or the other side effects. Allopathy treats the ailments by offering a solution that may produce side effects. Treating an ailment with Ayurvedic medicine ensures a perfect health for a long time as it mainly works to wipe out the root cause of the disease.

Ayurvedic medicines are highly effective in curing chronic illness, especially diseases related to our liver; as compared to allopathic treatment. This is due to the fact that, there are some ayurvedic medicines which include some effective ingredients that can rejuvenate our liver. Modern medicine, for example, cannot offer a permanent solution for some serious ailments such as piles, arthritis, etc. On the other hand, Ayurveda can successfully cure these diseases. Some  Ayurvedic medicines provide relatively slow but permanent relief because they focus on the originating cause to cure. Find in detail at: Benefits of Ayurveda over modern medicine

Diseases & treatment-some highlights

Ayurveda is effective in providing rehabilitation and relief to patients who had experienced weakness & associated complications due to stroke. Stroke/ cerebrovascular accidents seem to associate with after effects relating to vision or speech, or hemiplegia(weakness on one side of the body) or convulsion.  A paralysis can continuously damage the brain either by clotting around an obstruction or through hemorrhage.

Pakshaaghaata is an Ayurvedic term used for the paralytic condition. The Ayurvedic texts generally trace such condition due to vata prakopa.  Anti-vaata drugs , strengthening herbs and many more formulations are used to treat in such conditions. In addition, abhyanga or massage with medicated oil, nasya, head treatments to nourish brain like Shirodhaara, Shirovasti, and panchakarma including Vasti which is a special type of enema therapy and all other therapies helping to strengthen the muscle tissue and reestablishing the neuromuscular function are useful. These therapies also help in clearing blockades thereby increasing peripheral blood supply & nourish body & remove toxins from different channels.Classical panchakarma therapies are practiced according to the condition of the patient. Internal medications are also of prime importance in regaining the lost function of the body and improving the quality of life aiming at neuro rehabilitation.External Snehana & Swedana are useful in removing spasticity and stiffness associated with such conditions.

Ayurvedic treatments also are beneficial in arthritis & several degenerative conditions.Ranging from Rheumatoid arthritis to osteoarthritis or low back ache issues, several treatment modalities have shown successful results in improving the condition & providing relief in pain. Kerala Ayurveda treatments including januvasti(oil retention over the knee), Patra pinda sweda (warm medicated leaf bolus) & other types of the hot  bolus, Lepa & upanaha (paste application & bandage with herbs) for conditions like osteoarthritis have shown good results in preventing degeneration & imparting neuromuscular strength thus strengthening joints.

Ayurveda is indeed the beautiful science of life which has miraculous effects to change our lifestyle & our way of thinking. Ayurvedic science is not merely a traditional Indian form of medicine but a glimpse of healthcare that has survived the test of time. Since Ayurvedic Science paves the way back to the ancient times of treatment methods and knowledge acquired through centuries, it creates equilibrium between the human body and the environment. This helps in improving health by preventing diseases in a unique way.

The treatise contains specialties like dinacharya (Daily regimen to follow), ritucharya(Seasonal regimen) & rasayana therapy (Rejuvenating & antiageing) which bliss light upon a better lifestyle & a healthy generation, hence gaining popularity across the world.

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