There is an unbroken tradition of Ayurveda found in Kerala that has surpassed through generations and has survived through many invasions from foreign lands as well as from native. Somehow this makes the state a unique one for keeping Ayurveda as intact as it was hundreds of years ago. Ayurveda was the only means of healing from any kind of diseases which was conducted by the practitioners of Ayurveda for hundreds of years before the advent of science and consequently the introduction of modern medicines. It is therefore said that the only in Kerala the status of Ayurveda is mainstream.
One might wonder how come only in Kerala the story of Ayurveda was successful. Well, the temperature of the place is such that the right amount of moisture and the warmth let the medicinal plant find the ideal place to work at their best. Also due to the topography of the place the abundance of the Ayurvedic plants are to be seen through the year providing for the continuity and consistency of the Ayurvedic medicines that are needed for the effective treatment procedures.
Ayurveda is related to the five main elements of the earth which are water, fire, earth, air and sky. Ayurveda knowledge considers the human body to be the universe and is subdivided according to these five elements.
Some of the very important medical help for which Ayurveda is famous are as follows:
Rasayana treatment – this one deals with the science of rejuvenation and longevity taking help from metals and spices. The continuous practice of this treatment helps in building the cells and tissue regeneration. Getting old is inevitable but you can certainly keep that at bay with the help of this Ayurvedic treatment.
Shodana Chikitsa – when there is too much of toxin in our body and for some reason the the natural purification system has become slower our body behaves in an uncomfortable way. Shodana Chikitsa treatments help in purifying our body and help excrete all of those toxic materials.
Panchakarma Chikitsa – this is also a purification process which is actually a continuation of the Shodana Chikitsa. This is a more advanced form of purification process where 5 stages are included as the name suggests. It also helps in the blood purification, obesity problems and neurological problems.
Ayurveda has also taken over the west and probably the entire world. More and more people come to India, specifically to Kerala to learn Ayurveda and sooth their mind and body.