“हिताहितं सुखं दुःखं अयुः तस्य हिताहितम्I
मानं च त्च्च यत्रोक्त अयुर्वेद स उच्यतेII “
“Ayurveda is a science that describes the advantageous, disadvantageous, happy and unhappy states of life, in addition to what is good and bad for life and its measurement.”
Ayurveda provides Shodhana Chikitsa, or cleansing protocols called Panchakarma.
This practice uses five therapies:
These 5 therapies of Panchakarma help eliminate accumulated toxins, bringing Doshas back to normalcy.
Why Kerala Ayurveda
Kerala is known as the home of Ayurveda because it is the only state where Ayurveda is a mainstream medicine and is considered sacred. The geographical position and moderate climate have made Ayurvedic treatments in Kerala effective as the humidity opens up the pores of the skin, facilitating the absorption of medicinal oils.
While the fundamentals of Ayurveda taught and practised are the same globally, Kerala gives preference to Ashtangahrudaya of Vagbhata. The authentic practice of classical Panchakarma therapies, innovative development of Keraleeya Panchakarma therapies, and use of herbal formulations, add to the reputation of Kerala Ayurveda.
The following Ayurvedic treatments are also exclusive to Keraleeya Panchakarma.