Ancient Wisdom for Natural Healing
An ancient system of life (ayur) and knowledge (veda), 'Ayurveda' is the World's oldest existing medical literature. Internationally acclaimed, Ayurveda has been modernized to suit the current needs specific to individual types. Ayurveda caters to the mental, emotional and spiritual components necessary for holistic health via number of regimens that are focused towards the sustenance of health as well as its restoration in case of diseases.
Vata (Wind), Pitta (Fire), and Kapha (Earth) are the three fundamental energies (doshas) that govern the human body's inner and outer environments. The dosha affects not only the shape of one's body but also bodily tendencies like food preferences and digestion. The emotional and mental framework of an individual is also a bi-product of the state of balance of the doshas.
Ayurvedic therapies aim at balancing these energies for good health, that is svastha - a state in which the mind, soul, and senses interact harmoniously to experience a feeling of self awareness, wellness, and pain free bliss. While allopathic medicine tends to focus on the management of disease and temporary relief, Ayurveda provides us with the lifetime knowledge of how to prevent diseases we are most susceptible to and how to eliminate its root cause if it does occur. Ayurvedic medication is derived from pure natural elements thus eliminating serious side effects caused by chemical based treatments available abundantly now a days. Ayurvedic healing lasts longer than the temporary relief provided by other forms of medicine and in several cases, the curing is permanent.
According to Susruta, one of the scholars of Ayurveda and a famous surgeon, there are two aims of Ayurveda:
1. Swasthasya swaasthya samrakshanam - Maintaining the health of the healthy person
2. Aaturasya vikaara prashamanam - Curing the disease of the diseased person
Kerala has successfully retained this ancient wisdom by making Ayurveda a 'way of life' and ensured passing on valuable knowledge pool from generation to generation, thus helping domestic and international visitors heal and cure themselves naturally and take away precious tips and tricks for their lifetime.