Aryuveda Healing - What is it and how does it Work?
The word “Ayurveda” is a Sanskrit term derived from two words “ayu” and “veda”. Ayu means life and Veda means knowledge or science, thus Ayurveda means knowledge of life or the science of life.
According to ancient Ayurvedic scholar Charaka, Ayu comprises of the mind, body senses and soul. Ayurveda can be defined as a system which uses the inherent principles of nature to maintain health in a person by keeping the individuals body, mind and soul in perfect equilibrium with nature.
The universe is made up of five elements - air, fire, water, earth and space. These elements are represented in humans by three doshas or energies - Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
When any of the doshas accumulate in the body beyond the desirable limit, the body loses its balance. Every individual has a distinct balance. Our health and well being depend on getting a right balance of three doshas. Ayurveda suggests specific lifestyle and nutritional guidelines to help individuals to maintain balance between doshas A healthy person, as defined in Susrutha Samhitha, one of the primary works on ayurveda, is a person whose doshas are in balance, appetite is good, all tissues of the body and all natural urges are functioning properly and whose mind, body and spirit are cheerful.
In Ayurveda, food (Aharam), sleep (nidra) and brahmacharya (controlled sex) are regarded as the three pillars or tripods of healthy living. It is important for our body to be adjusted to timely intake of good quality and proper food, regular sleeping habits and controlled indulgence in sex because as all this ensures long and healthy life. It is thus vital to have a regular systematic food and sleeping habit so that the body has a regularised automatic system of maintenance. It is even mandatory to maintain a balanced sex life and avoid extra indulgence worldly life. This practice of celibacy along with a proper daily regime not only promotes life and preserves health but also give enrichment to the soul and other cognitive organs and the mind.
Uzhichil for spiritual Harmony - a full body massage system executed by the practitioner with his hands and feet
Udwarthanam - massage with medicated powders for weight loss and rejuvenation
Podikizhi - medicinal plants are heated with medicated oil and applied over the body, for inflammatory joints and weight reduction
Sirodhara - a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead and can be one of the steps involved in Panchakarma. The name comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow).
Navarakizhi - (Navara) rice is the main ingredient in the preparation. The cleaned Navara rice is boiled in the mixture of milk and decoction. It is then tied in a suitable cloth and made in to a bag which is then applied over the body by dipping in the warm mixture of milk and decoction intermittently.
Lepanam - the process by which medicated herbal paste is applied on the affected part of the body. This is useful for various types of inflammatory conditions. I had medicated treatment on my feet and ankles. And yes, it did make a difference. The afternoon treatments are usually more specific to a client's needs. Some clients had enemas, some had head treatments, some had nose and eye drops. Some had foot rubs and head treatments. The treatments were focussed on specific needs.
THE NAGATH CLINIC is a Aryuvedic Treatment Clinic in Kerala, India. These treatments are part of the work they do