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The Kerala Ayurveda Experience

Ayurveda “the knowledge for long life”, Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India and a form of alternative medicine. In Sanskrit, words ayus meaning "longevity", and Veda, meaning "knowledge" or "science". The earliest literature on Indian medical practice appeared during the Vedic period in India, i.e., in the mid-second millennium BCE. The Susruta Sa?hita and the Charaka Sa?hita are Encyclopedia of medicine compiled from various sources from the mid-first millennium BCE to about 500 CE. They are among the foundational works of Ayurveda. Over the following centuries, Ayurvedic practitioners developed a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for the treatment of various ailments. 

“Ayurvedic” treatments have become very popular among the foreign tourists. This is an ancient form of treatment which uses herbs and leaves having curative properties. These herbs are extracted from the forests which are scattered all over Kerala. Ayurveda believes in not only the treatment of the affected part, but the individual as a whole. It is natural way to rejuvenate yourself thereby eliminating all the toxic elements of the body. The monsoon season is considered the best for such therapy as the atmosphere is dust free and cool enabling the body to open up the pores of the skin so that they respond well to the herbal oils.

India has a potential to attract 1 million health tourists per annum .Patients from various countries are becoming medical tourists to India for low cost and health restorative alternative treatments. The Medical Tourists undergo health restorative treatments of a combination of Ayurveda, Yoga, acupuncture, herbal oil massage, nature therapies, and some ancient Indian healthcare methods –such as Vedic care, an alternate healthcare service. Cost Advantage is the attractive aspect of Indian modern medicine which is 10-15 times lower than anywhere in the world. Medical tourism in Kerala grew without much wilful collective effort. It was recognized as an opportunity by some sectors, particularly the Ayurveda sector who took some collective effort to convert Kerala as source for Ayurveda treatment. A combination of many factors has led to the increase in popularity of medical tourism in Kerala.

Ayurveda is the ancient tradition of healthy living and the science of maintaining balanced life. Kerala is world famous for its Ayurvedic treatment .Kerala’s traditional of Ayurveda therapies help in keeping your body active and balanced besides working to remove toxins from the system. Ayurveda comes with the basic understanding that our body is a composition five basic elements of nature and three vital energies called Vata, Pitha and Kapha. Roughly translated, the vital energies can be called motional, hormonal and structural. A healthy body has a good equilibrium of the vital energies, which can be achieved by a balanced diet, therapies and a recommended way of living.

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