Ayurveda had been suppressed for long time due to excessive use of foreign medicine. However, in the current era, the revival of Ayurveda has a great influence on the treatment of various ailments.
Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old way of healing the body in a natural way. As its name indicates, “ayur” means life and “veda” means science. Hence, ayurveda is science of life. It provides insight to help an individual realise complete human potential. It also helps in maintaining good health and dealing with illness through yoga, herbal medicines, dietary and lifestyle changes. It is a way of complete physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Energies of ayurveda
As per ayurveda, there are three fundamental energies, that regulate well-being of a person. These are:
These are the primary forces responsible for the characteristics for mind and body. It is significant to have a balanced proportion of these three energies.
This consists of the energy of movement. It is related to creativity and flexibility. It governs the flow of breath, heart beats, muscle and tissue movements, cellular mobility throughout the body.
This represents the energy of transformation and linked to the fire element. This is closely associated with intelligence, emotions, thoughts, understanding and digestion of food.
Kapha is related to the structure, solidity and cohesiveness to all the things. This dosha hydrates all cells and systems, lubricates the joints, moisturizes the skin, maintains immunity and protects the tissues.
Vaidam health has close association with some of the ayurvedic centers in India, which include:
Somatheeram research institute and Ayurvedic hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Shathayu Ayurveda Yoga Retreat, Bangalore, Karnataka.
These centers provide various ayurvedic services. Some of them are discussed below:
Herbal oils are applied all over the body at lukewarm temperature by trained therapist. This is done for 60-90 minutes per day for 7-21 days. This is useful for diseases like arthritis, sexual weakness, nervous weakness, paralysis etc. Approximate cost is 1100 USD.
A specific kind of herbal oils and herbal extracts are applied through the rectum everyday for a period of 5 to 25 days .This treatment is for Arthritis, paralysis , Hemiplegia , Numbness , gastric complaints associated with Rheumatism and constant constipation. Approximate cost may vary from 164 USD to 900 USD.
In this form of treatment, special types of oil massages are given in which strokes are corresponding to the diseases. This is done for 45 minutes over a period obesity, diabetic gangrene etc.
Approximate cost- 250 USD
Medicated steam bath
Certain leaves and herbs are passed to the whole body with steam for 10-20 minutes. This is usually done for to cure skin disease, eliminate impurities from the body, improve the tone of the body and to reduce fat.
Who can benefit from Ayurveda?
It not only cures the physical ailments of the body but also nurtures all aspects of life. It creates a perfect balance of mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects. Ayurveda, does not only focuses on treatment of a particular illness, but improves the overall lifestyle of an individual.
Therefore, Ayurveda is not only beneficial for individuals who want to get treated for a certain ailment. It is also helpful for those who already have been receiving other forms of treatment from the country. It helps in fast recovery of the patients. It also enhances the general well-being of a person.
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