Ayurveda is the ultimate vedic knowledge about life and health in an extreme holistic sense. As a philosophy with spiritual and cosmic enlightenment, ayurveda is much more than a system of treatment. The versatility and utility of ayurveda is unique, as compared with other system of medications. India is the mother land of ayurveda, like all classical sciences. In kerala ayurveda and related sciences like yoga, astrology, tantra and kalarippayattu (martial arts) are practiced in a very divine and traditional manner. Panchakarma is the ultimate method of rejuvenation gifted by the founders of ayurveda, which is the traditional treasure of Kerala..
In this treatment, pieces of muslin cloth are soaked in comfortably warm herbal oils squeezed dry and rubbed in a rhythmic way on the patient who lies on Dharapathi. As per directions of the physician it is done for 45 - 90 minutes per day lasting for a period of 14 - 21 days so that the body will absorb maximum of the medicated oil. This treatment will prevent ageing, scales, wrinkles and is an effective treatment for rheumatic complaints like arthritis and paralysis, sexual weakness, nervous disorders etc.
It involves massaging the whole body or any specific part with small muslin pouches filled with njavara to induce sudation. It is applied for about 60 - 90 minutes per day for a period of 14 days. Njavarakizhi is done for pains in the joints, sport injuries, cholesterol and certain kinds of skin diseases. It strengthens the nerves also.
In this process, highly medicated special herbal oil and medicated milk are dripped and allowed to freely flow over forehead steadily. This treatment is done for about 45 minutes a day for a period of 14 - 21 days. This will tune up the brain and is done mainly for insomnia, mental tension and muscular disorders.
In Sirovasthi, lukewarm herbal oil is allowed to stand on the patient’s head within a close-fitting leather cap fitted around the head and opened at the top. This is done for 15 - 60 minutes per day for a period of 7 days. This method is adopted for treatment of insomnia, disorders affecting cranial nerves, facial paralysis, dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, chronic headaches etc.
This is a typical body massage with herbal powders for about 30 minutes a day for a period of 14 - 28 days. It provides mobility to joints strengthen the muscles and refreshes the body. This treatment is for the diseases like paralysis, obesity and certain rheumatic complaints.
A typical oil massage using medicated oils, in which rhythmic strokes are given as per the body conditions of the patient. This will provide vitality and improved blood circulation. This treatment has proved beneficial for certain skin diseases, diabetic Gangrene etc. It is done for 60 – 90 minutes a day and lasts for 14 - 21 days
Nasyam is one of the Panchakarma treatments; here herbal juices, medicated oils, ghee etc. are poured through nostrils with a dropper. This is done for 7 - 14 days. This is an effective treatment for migraine, sinusitis, mental disorders etc
KIZHI Herbs and herbal powders with hot medicated oils are applied to the whole body or specified parts for 45 minutes a day for a period of 7 - 14 days. This is a good treatment for osteoarthritis, spondylosis, sports injuries etc.
It is a cleaning process of the eyes which gives the cooling effect, prevents eye diseases and strengthens the optic nerve.
This is a process of medicated fumes applied to the ears for 5 to 10 minutes. This process helps to clean the ear and avoids ailments associated to the ear.
Foot massage;- deep tissue massage with foot. A very expertise style of massage Cures rheumatic complaints renowned in sports, games, dance and martial arts as a body tuner.
A special kind of enema in which certain herbal oils, herbal decoctions etc. are applied through the rectum. This treatment is done daily for a period of 5 - 25 days and is very good for rheumatism, gastric complaints etc.