knowledge of life and longevity, an ancient Indian Medical
Science Practiced for more than 5000 years from vedas provides
proven solutions to innumerable ailments. Ayurveda defines the
harmonious blending of the individual body, mind, spirit and
the cosmos. Ayurvedic practices restore the balance and
harmony of the individual, resulting in self-healing, good
health and longevity. The essence of Ayurveda is incorporating
proven methods to one's life style for a better and healthy
to Ayurveda, the root cause of all diseases is the imbalance
of three elements-vata, pitta and kapha caused by toxic
substances formed in the body due to our sedentary habits.
treatment aims at liquefying and eliminating these toxic
substances from the body.
means knowledge. So Ayurveda means
the knowledge of life science.
is derived from the most cherished scriptures known as
They are Rig
500-600 BC, Agastya,
from the vedas the references to all
illness, diseases, drug-medicines and compiled the Samhitas.
It is from this Samhitas that the physician later absorbed the
knowledge of Ayurveda and applied them for curing illnesses.
Ayurveda is not only the ancient Indian science of preventive
health and healing but also a philosophy of living.
removes the cause of disease and re-establishes balance to our
system. According to Ayurveda, we are composed of 3 bodies- Physical,
Astral, Causal ie Body, Mind and Soul.
According to vedas, the entire body
is totally renewed every 7
years. manifestation is essentially endowed with change.
It is erroneous and burdensome to attempt to maintain a
perfect body, perfect life and perfect health for the demands
of vital force from life. (Human life and plant life related
to MOON )
the pursuit of balance. A life of balance has no extremes,
very little fragmentation. The care of Ayurvedic science of
health is based on our inborn constitution.
recognises the 5 physical elements, which are part of
everything. Each object is different because it possesses the
elements in varying ratios in comparison to other objects. The
5 elements earth,
water, fire, wind ,
ether are called Pancha
Boothas- the 5 great elements from nature.
to Ayurveda, the creation of cosmos is by the combination of
and Ether( matter called Akasha) created movement for energy
needs and matter for physical action to occur. The friction of
wind against matter caused fire. The fire heated some of the
matter particles to the point of melting (liquefaction) and
thereby caused water to flow.
combination of water with matter formed solidification that
later resulted as earth- thus the cosmos was fully formed. The
process of creation appears each time a baby is born. This is
termed as the wheel of creation.
is a group of treatment coming under elimination therapy.
(enemata with oil)
(inhalation of drugs)
practice of the most scientific and systematic methods of
elimination therapy of physicians of Kerala during the past
many centuries has led them to develop a few new methods of
treatment. These methods are widely being practised all over
the state with promising results in various ailments.
is a remedy for minor aches of the body and many people
subject to this treatment though do not have any apparent
disease, since it gives a healthy feeling. Pizhichal process
must be causing vasodilatation at the same time toning up of
muscles. It is liberally administered in vata conditions like
is a process where medicated preparations like oils,
buttermilk etc are made to flow in a thin stream over
different areas usually the head and forehead. Often Dhara is
done alone or combined with Pizhichal.
are bundles prepared out of various materials tied in a piece
of cloth. Different types of materials like leaves, powders
etc are used in vata conditions.
is a particular kind of rice which is boiled with water or
even decoction and is tied in a piece of cloth and is applied
to the body preferably after smearing the body with
appropriate oils. Where there is muscle wasting or not
developed properly, Navarakizhi is administered and is
specially indicated in post polio paralysis. Given internally,
Navara is believed to nourish the individual.
the elimination therapy, the patient will take some time to
come back to normalcy. During this period of convalescence,
the patients diet as well as daily life style will breed
certain regulations. This regulations and medications is
ie Post treatment
is a unique traditional herbal treatment passing on from
generation to generation in a patriarchal order. Originated
, the Mogul rulers encouraged and spread this branch of
. It flourished rapidly in North India, particularly in Uttar
Pradesh and in the Deccan region which is
. The persons who develop this unique treatment are called
to Unani, the earth consists of 108 basic elements and the
human body reserves 56-72 elements for the regular functioning
of all organs. For a perfect health condition, all these
elements are essential for the body. For any unsuitable
element entering the body, there is a counter element to
diminish the others effect. This is recognized by a
professional Hakim and the disease is treated for. For
instance, the Fish Treatment for ASTHMA - Hyderabad, has
gained much recognition that people suffering from Asthma,
assembles at the place on a particular day of the year.(June
6)The herbal mixture, inserted in the mouth of the live fish
is pushed into the throat of the patient.
bone setting treatment at Puthoor,
Andhra Pradesh, is another example of this. Traditional
treatment doing past 300 years, mixture of herbal leaves which
is tied to set the broken bones. Millions of people avail this
asthma treatment at
, eye treatment of Kunnamkulam
has also gained popularity. During harvest season, the farmers
have a tough time with paddy stalks getting stuck on the
eyeball and the eye becomes red and swollen with infection.
Just a few drops of the extract of particular leaves, the
paddy stalks gets off on its own. Also, the emergence of
cataract affecting the eyes is cleared with the regular use of
Jaundice has an easy
remedy by chewing the leaves of a particular plant for 3 days.
the whitening of the skin, has a very effective treatment at
, where a number of
affected people are treated to regain their skin colour. Psoriasis,
Eczema, Chickenpox, Kidney stone etc has all remedies in
insist the preparation of Herbal medicine according to the
lunar position ie Amavasi to Pournami. All plants & sea are based on the position of moon. The plant life is
calculated at 14 days (Moon position changes every 14 days)
short, Unani has no dearth of remedies. Every disease has a
cure in Unani. The subject is vast and anybody interested to
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