» Ayurveda in Kerala
Most of India's ancient wisdom and heritage might have been lost due to
utter neglect, but Kerala can boost of not only preserving the ancient medicinal
system of Ayurveda, but even converting the same into a lucrative industry having
the potential of curing a myriad of diseases. Developing way back in 600 BC
in our own wondrous land, Ayurveda stresses on maintaining the right balance
of the body's elements-vata, pitta and kapha to keep diseases at bay. Ayurveda
believes in treating the body as a whole, not any individual part separately.
Kerala can be regarded as the only state in India which practises this system
full fledgedly and with great dedication. What makes Kerala a hu
b of Ayurveda
is the abundance of herbs and medicinal plants found in the region. Coupled
with that is Kerala's rainy weather and nice climate. The monsoon season(June-November)
attracts the most number of people for seeking ayurvedic relief. Kerala's ayurvedic
treatment can be divided into two broad categories-rejuvenating and therapeutic.
Rejuvenative Ayurveda :
One of the forms is rejuvenative massage. It includes massage with medicated
oils and creams on the face and head and also steam bath. Body Immunisation
And Longevity Treatment is done to retard the ageing process. Body Sudation
is another treatment done to rid the body of rheumatic pains and tone up body
Yogasanas, meditation, panchakarama treatment, beauty care and body slimming
are other rejuvenative forms of treatment that are available.
Therapeutic Ayurveda :
Here, the treatment takes place for various body diseases including chronic
ones. The treatment differs from disease to disease. The treatment is done basically
with medicated oils, creams and water.
Centres offering ayurvedic treatment have flourished all over the state. Apart
from domestic tourists, foreigners come in large numbers to avail the treatment.
The pricing varies from treatment to treatment and depending on the infrastructure
and facilities offered at the centres.