According to Ayurvedic philosophy the entire cosmos is interplay of the energies of the five great elements Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Vata, Pitta and Kapha are combinations and permutations of these five elements that manifest as patterns present in all creation.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word, derived from two roots: Ayur, which means life, and Veda, means knowledge. Knowledge arranged systematically with logic becomes science. Ayurveda medical system, which was evolved in India, is around the 5,000 year old.
Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part, but also the individual as a whole. Making it the natural way to refresh you, eliminate all toxic imbalances from the body and thus regain resistance and good health. It has its root in ancient Vedic literature and encompasses our entire life, the body, mind and spirit.
Ayurveda Kerala : Kerala is the spiritual and historical home to the healing system called Ayurveda, which in many ways is one of the original models for the world's other medical system systems such as Western Medicine.
Although Ayurveda is growing popular as an adjunct to beach resorts and five star hotels throughout India, the real mccoy is not simply a massage or two in the hotel spa, but rather a serious medical practice that can resolve many ailments and is potentially effective for the management of conditions such as obesity and muscular problems.
The overall treatment outlook of Ayurveda is broadly classified into two.
1. Preventive Therapy (Swasthasya swasthya samrakshanam)
A number of measures have been explained for this purpose.
2. Curative Therapy (Athurasya vikara prasamanam)
Mainly two methods have been explained for curing the diseases.
a. Samana Chikitsa (Pacificatory therapy)
By using medicines and other measures, the imbalanced and vitiated humors such as "Vatha", "Pitha" and "Kapha" (Doshas) are brought to a balanced state, thus curing the disease.
b. Sodhana Chikitsa-Panchakarma Therapy (Purificatory therapy)
Panchakarma :The treatments consist of five different natural ways, or “Panchakarma”