Ayurveda Treatment : Ayurveda is a complete mind and body health care system and has a comprehensive knowledge of herbs and how they can be used to help the body heal itself naturally. Kerala has carved a special niche in the field of Ayurveda. ‘Agastyakoodam’ situated on the Western Ghat ranges is said to be the home of many useful herbs and having the most perfected herbal health care system. Named after a great sage who contributed greatly to the ancient Indian medical science, a tradition that was faithfully followed by his disciples, it is situated near Trivandrum and is one of the 18 hotspots in the world, where thousands of herbs and plants exclusive to this biosphere, can be found.
Ayurveda continued to be developed and researched in Kerala and with time it seeped into the other local arts such as Siddha and Marma therapies and Kalari maritial art system. Some of the most prominent Ayurvedic centres in Kerala are Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Centre, Kalady, Sera Sankara Ayurveda Vaidyasala, Perunnai, Changanacherry and Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resort, Palakkad. Some of the treatment modalities of Ayurveda prevalent in Kerala are:
To treat Arthritis, Parlysis, Hemiplegia, Paralysis-Agitanus, Sexual Weakness, Nervous Weakness and Nervous disorders, lukewarm herbal oils are applied all over the body by trained therapists in a special rhythmic way for one to one and a half hour for 7 to 21 days.
To treat all types of Rheumatism, Pain in the Joints, Emaciation of limbs, High blood pressure, Cholesterol and certain kinds of skin diseases, the diseased part is made to perspire by the application of certain medical puddings externally for about one to one and a half hour for a period of 14 days.
To treat Insomnia, Vatha Predominated diseases, Mental tension and certain skin diseases, some Herbal oils, medicated milk or medicated butter milk are poured on the forehead in a special method for about three-quarters of an hour for 7 to 21 days.
To treat Arthritis, Paralysis, Hemiplegia, Numbness, Bastric complaints associated with Rheumatism and constant constipation, certain herbal oils and extracts are applied through the rectum for 5 to 25 days.
To treat Facial paralysis, Dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, Severe headaches, and other Vatha originated diseases, certain lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head for quarter of an hour to an hour for 7 days.
To treat Hemitplegia, Paralysis, Obesity and certain Rheumatic ailments, a typical massage with herbal powder is done for about half an hour to three-quarters of an hour for 14 to 28 days.
To treat Obesity and Diabetic Gangrene, special type of oil massage with different stokes are given according to the diseases for quarter of an hour for 14 days.
To treat certain kinds of Headaches, Paralysis, Mental disorders and some types of skin disease, herbal juices and medicated oils are applied through nose for 7 to 14 days.
To treat Osteoathritis, Psoriasis and Leukaemia, mediated Ghee is given internally in a proportionally increased quantity for 8 to 12 days.
To treat Osteoarthritis, Arthritis with swelling, Spondilosis and sports injuries, herbal leaves and herbs or herbal powders are applied to the whole body in boluses with hot medicated oils for three-quarters of an hour for 7 to 14 days.
To treat Hemiplegia, Paralysis Rheumatic complaints and other such diseases, warm herbal liquid is poured all over the body in a rhythmic way through a special vessel for three-quarters of an hour to an hour daily.
To treat gynecological disorders and a purification process for genital organs, herbal oils and decoctions are applied through the vaginal route.
To treat any type of back pain and spinal disorders, specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back with herbal paste boundary for three-quarters of an hour to an hour.
To treat Asthma, other respiratory problems, Heart diseases and Muscular Chest Pain, warm medicated oil is kept over the chest for three-quarters of an hour.
To treat Facial Paralysis, Bell’s Palsy, Speech Disorders and other Nervous Disorders of the face, the fermentation with medicated cow milk is done.
To treat ENT problems, insomnia and Migraine, special powder mixed with medicated oil is applied on the top of the head for quarter of an hour to three-quarters of an hour.
To treat various types of inflammatory conditions, a medicated herbal paste is applied on the affected part.