Treatment Plan

Best Hospitals for Ayurvedic Rejuvenation in India

Treatment Plan

Sedentary lifestyles, modern day work routines and unhealthy diet habits take a severe toll on both mind and body. This creates toxins in the body which gets accumulated at the cellular level in the body. This further leads to several issues like stress, anxiety, depression, indigestion, joint pains etc. 

 

Ayurvedic rejuvenation is focused on detoxification or removing the toxins, correcting the metabolism and thus boosting the immune system of the body. Detoxification process works at detaching the toxins at the cellular level and flushing it out. Next the metabolism is corrected through primarily correcting the digestive process. Thus, while the detoxification process removes the toxins and thus enables the cells to receive proper oxygen, the metabolism correction aids in processing the right amount of energy within the body. This helps each and every cell in the body to function as desired and thus the body’s immune system will start functioning normally. This prevents onset of diseases.

 

Ayurvedic treatment is popular the world over for its holistic approach addressing both the body and mind of an individual. Ideal duration of such a rejuvenation treatment in Ayurveda is 21 days while the minimum duration is 14 days. Any treatment where the duration is less than 14 days will not yield the desired results.

Ayurveda is a holistic medical treatment philosophy which has been in existence for more than 3000 years. It is considered a holistic treatment method as the emphasis is on treating the patient(‘rogi’ in Sanskrit) rather than just treating the disease (‘roga’ in Sanskrit).

 

Ayurveda considers that all matter including humans are made up of 5 elements namely Earth, Fire, Air, Water and Ether(space). All these 5 elements exist in a human body in varying proportions. These elements form the basis for the three doshas in Ayurveda namely Vata (which is a combination of air and space), Pitta(Fire and water combination) and Kapha(combination of Water and Earth). In addition to doshas, Dhatus (or tissues) form the other key element in Ayurveda philosophy. There are seven dhatus or body tissues such as plasma, blood, muscle, fat, bone, marrow and reproductive tissue. 

 

Each person has a predominant dosha type while the other two dosha types also. Ayurveda defines a person as healthy when the three doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) and the 7 dhatus are in balance. Any imbalance in these doshas causes the doshas to vitiate and enter any of the 7 dhatus. This causes diseases in the person. A complete assessment of the person by an experienced Ayurveda doctor will throw light on the person’s dosha and dhatu constitution. The treatment will be based on the individual’s constitution and is therefore highly personalised. 

 

Ayurveda treatments are based on ancient scriptures and texts where there are detailed mentions about various diseases and treatment methods. All diseases are classified under one of the eight branches (Ashtangas) of Ayurveda. They are

1.     Kaya Chikitsa (General Medicine)

2.     Bala Chikitsa (Paediatrics)

3.     Graha Chikitsa (Occult and Tantric Medicine)

4.     Oordhwanga Chikitsa (ENT)

5.     Salya Chikitsa (Surgical treatment)

6.     Damshtra Chikitsa (Toxicology)

7.     Jara Chikitsa (Geriatrics treatment)

8.     Vrishya Chikitsa (Aphrodisiac Treatment)

The name Panchakarma means 5 actions and these five actions are

1.    Vamana(Emesis): Induced vomiting to release the body toxins

2.    Virechana(Purgation): Induced purgation through sweating, heated oil Ayurvedic massages

3.    Nasyam (Nasal medication): Medication administered through the nostrils

4.    Vasthy (Medicated enema): Medicated enema injected through the anal, urinary, vaginal channels

5.    Raktha moksham (Bloodletting): Blood purification process with the help of leeches.

 

Panchakarma treatment may not always have the above mentioned 5 procedures. The doctors will suggest the right procedures based on the body type and condition of the person. Ideal duration of a complete Panchakarma treatment in Ayurveda is 21 days and includes 3 phases.

Kerala Ayurveda tradition puts great importance on the 3 phases of Panchakarma which are

1.     Poorva Karma is the first phase where the actual preparation for toxin release happens in the body. The treatments during this phase are primarily oleation (application of oil both externally and internally) and sudation (induced sweating). These treatment procedures help the toxins melt.

 

2.     Pradhana Karma which is the main part of the treatment where the accumulated toxins are flushed out of the body system. Treatment procedures generally include Sneha Vasthy (Oil enema), Kashaya Vasthy (Decoction enema), Virechana (Purgation), Nasya (Purification through nose) and Vamana (emesis or induced vomiting).

 

3.     Finally, the Praschath Karma where the objective is to bring the body back to the normal condition. This helps in restoring the body immunity and improve digestion. This will help reset the metabolism and energy levels.

 

The treatment program would include both internal medications like herbal decoctions, powders and also external therapies. Some of the most common external therapies  are 

 

·     Abhyanga (oil massage)

·     Podikkizhi (powder massage)

·     Elakizhi (leaf massage)

·     Njavara( rice massage)

·     Pizhichil (oil bath)

·     Thailadhara (pouring of medicated oil continuously over the forehead) and 

·     Thakradhara (pouring of medicated butter milk over the forehead) 

 

All the authentic Ayurvedic treatment centers in Kerala still follow the treatment methods as prescribed in the ancient texts. Unfortunately, there are lot of so called Ayurveda wellness centers or resorts where treatment methods are diluted. While resorts offer all modern amenities and ambience, treatment often takes a back seat in some of these centers. You should be very careful in selecting the right Ayurveda center for your treatment.

Ayurvedic rejuvenation treatment in India will cost between 1,500 USD to 2,800 USD for a 21 days program. The wide range indicates that the cost differs from hospital to hospital. The cost would depend on the hospital, location and the type of room chosen (normal, deluxe, cottage). This cost includes

 

·     Treatment charges

·     Accommodation in the chosen room type in the hospital

·     Food charges during the treatment period

·     Medicines consumed during the treatment

 

The cost would not include bystander(attendant) charges, any additional medicines purchased at the end of treatment and also for any specific treatments which was not initially planned for.

 

While most of the hospitals accept card payments and bank transfers, it is suggested to get this confirmed before travelling for Ayurvedic treatment in India. 

 

Most of the insurance companies in India cover Ayurveda curative treatment for diseases. Please note that this doesn’t apply for wellness treatments. Insurance companies generally insist on NABH certified Ayurveda hospitals for treatments. Also, you need to be aware that cashless treatment facilities are not generally offered for Ayurveda treatments. 

Ayurveda treatment is practiced in India for more than 3000 years. Vedas, the ancient Indian scriptures, mention about the Ayurveda treatment. The southern Indian state of Kerala has a very prominent role in maintaining the Ayurveda treatment tradition all along. 

 

Kerala is blessed with rich rain forest area with monsoon rains for a good 5-6 months in a year. This helps the forests in maintaining a wide variety of herbs and plants with medicinal value. Even from ancient times, many Ayurveda physicians used to visit Kerala from all parts of India for these medicinal plants. Some of these physicians even settled in Kerala and made it their home.

 

Ayurveda has eight branches(Ashtangas) which deals with all areas of medicine like General Medicine (Kaya Chikitsa), Paediatrics (Bala Chikitsa), ENT and Eye(Oordhwanga Chikitsa), Toxicology (Damshtra Chikitsa), Surgical treatments (Salya Chikitsa), Geriatrics (Jara Chikitsa), Aphrodisiac Treatment (Vrishya Chikitsa) and Tantric medicine (Graha Chikitsa). All of these 8 branches are explained in detail in a text called Ashtangahridaya.

Physicians (or Vaidyas as they are called in Ayurveda) who have mastered all these 8 branches are called Ashtavaidyas in Kerala Ayurveda. There are still about 4 practicing families of Ashtavaidyas in Kerala. These families and their disciples are a major factor in making Kerala Ayurveda popular all over the world. 

No one is sure about the exact birth place of Ayurveda in India. However, there is no doubt that Kerala Ayurveda has maintained an unbroken link of Ayurveda tradition over centuries.

Ayurvedic medicines are based on natural herbs which are collected by experienced personnel. All the best Ayurvedic hospitals prepare medicines under expert supervision and in government accredited/certified laboratories. So, it is a wrong idea that these medicines can be prepared by anyone. 

As Ayurveda is a personalised system of treatment, the specific treatment modes and therapies would differ based on the patient constitution. Ayurveda doctor would decide on the appropriate treatment plan with medicine prescription after a detailed personal consultation with the person. 

 

So, as can be seen above Ayurvedic medicines should only be prepared by experts and taken only based on a doctor’s prescription. Like any other medicine, Ayurveda has also side effects if not taken properly. This also holds true for Ayurveda therapies as these can be counterproductive if done without proper doctor advice.

 

Care should be taken while choosing the right Ayurvedic hospital for rejuvenation and it is always advised to choose reputed and authentic hospitals. Couple of the important parameters for selecting hospital are

 

·     Reputation of the hospital

·     Past history in treating similar cases

·     Certification and accreditation by Government approved authorities like NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals)

Sedentary lifestyles, modern day work routines and unhealthy diet habits take a severe toll on both mind and body. This creates toxins in the body which gets accumulated at the cellular level in the body. This further leads to several issues like stress, anxiety, depression, indigestion, joint pains etc. 

 

Ayurvedic rejuvenation is focused on detoxification or removing the toxins, correcting the metabolism and thus boosting the immune system of the body. Detoxification process works at detaching the toxins at the cellular level and flushing it out. Next the metabolism is corrected through primarily correcting the digestive process. Thus, while the detoxification process removes the toxins and thus enables the cells to receive proper oxygen, the metabolism correction aids in processing the right amount of energy within the body. This helps each and every cell in the body to function as desired and thus the body’s immune system will start functioning normally. This prevents onset of diseases.

 

Ayurvedic treatment is popular the world over for its holistic approach addressing both the body and mind of an individual. Ideal duration of such a rejuvenation treatment in Ayurveda is 21 days while the minimum duration is 14 days. Any treatment where the duration is less than 14 days will not yield the desired results.

Ayurveda is a holistic medical treatment philosophy which has been in existence for more than 3000 years. It is considered a holistic treatment method as the emphasis is on treating the patient(‘rogi’ in Sanskrit) rather than just treating the disease (‘roga’ in Sanskrit).

 

Ayurveda considers that all matter including humans are made up of 5 elements namely Earth, Fire, Air, Water and Ether(space). All these 5 elements exist in a human body in varying proportions. These elements form the basis for the three doshas in Ayurveda namely Vata (which is a combination of air and space), Pitta(Fire and water combination) and Kapha(combination of Water and Earth). In addition to doshas, Dhatus (or tissues) form the other key element in Ayurveda philosophy. There are seven dhatus or body tissues such as plasma, blood, muscle, fat, bone, marrow and reproductive tissue. 

 

Each person has a predominant dosha type while the other two dosha types also. Ayurveda defines a person as healthy when the three doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) and the 7 dhatus are in balance. Any imbalance in these doshas causes the doshas to vitiate and enter any of the 7 dhatus. This causes diseases in the person. A complete assessment of the person by an experienced Ayurveda doctor will throw light on the person’s dosha and dhatu constitution. The treatment will be based on the individual’s constitution and is therefore highly personalised. 

 

Ayurveda treatments are based on ancient scriptures and texts where there are detailed mentions about various diseases and treatment methods. All diseases are classified under one of the eight branches (Ashtangas) of Ayurveda. They are

1.     Kaya Chikitsa (General Medicine)

2.     Bala Chikitsa (Paediatrics)

3.     Graha Chikitsa (Occult and Tantric Medicine)

4.     Oordhwanga Chikitsa (ENT)

5.     Salya Chikitsa (Surgical treatment)

6.     Damshtra Chikitsa (Toxicology)

7.     Jara Chikitsa (Geriatrics treatment)

8.     Vrishya Chikitsa (Aphrodisiac Treatment)

The name Panchakarma means 5 actions and these five actions are

1.    Vamana(Emesis): Induced vomiting to release the body toxins

2.    Virechana(Purgation): Induced purgation through sweating, heated oil Ayurvedic massages

3.    Nasyam (Nasal medication): Medication administered through the nostrils

4.    Vasthy (Medicated enema): Medicated enema injected through the anal, urinary, vaginal channels

5.    Raktha moksham (Bloodletting): Blood purification process with the help of leeches.

 

Panchakarma treatment may not always have the above mentioned 5 procedures. The doctors will suggest the right procedures based on the body type and condition of the person. Ideal duration of a complete Panchakarma treatment in Ayurveda is 21 days and includes 3 phases.

Kerala Ayurveda tradition puts great importance on the 3 phases of Panchakarma which are

1.     Poorva Karma is the first phase where the actual preparation for toxin release happens in the body. The treatments during this phase are primarily oleation (application of oil both externally and internally) and sudation (induced sweating). These treatment procedures help the toxins melt.

 

2.     Pradhana Karma which is the main part of the treatment where the accumulated toxins are flushed out of the body system. Treatment procedures generally include Sneha Vasthy (Oil enema), Kashaya Vasthy (Decoction enema), Virechana (Purgation), Nasya (Purification through nose) and Vamana (emesis or induced vomiting).

 

3.     Finally, the Praschath Karma where the objective is to bring the body back to the normal condition. This helps in restoring the body immunity and improve digestion. This will help reset the metabolism and energy levels.

 

The treatment program would include both internal medications like herbal decoctions, powders and also external therapies. Some of the most common external therapies  are 

 

·     Abhyanga (oil massage)

·     Podikkizhi (powder massage)

·     Elakizhi (leaf massage)

·     Njavara( rice massage)

·     Pizhichil (oil bath)

·     Thailadhara (pouring of medicated oil continuously over the forehead) and 

·     Thakradhara (pouring of medicated butter milk over the forehead) 

 

All the authentic Ayurvedic treatment centers in Kerala still follow the treatment methods as prescribed in the ancient texts. Unfortunately, there are lot of so called Ayurveda wellness centers or resorts where treatment methods are diluted. While resorts offer all modern amenities and ambience, treatment often takes a back seat in some of these centers. You should be very careful in selecting the right Ayurveda center for your treatment.

Ayurvedic rejuvenation treatment in India will cost between 1,500 USD to 2,800 USD for a 21 days program. The wide range indicates that the cost differs from hospital to hospital. The cost would depend on the hospital, location and the type of room chosen (normal, deluxe, cottage). This cost includes

 

·     Treatment charges

·     Accommodation in the chosen room type in the hospital

·     Food charges during the treatment period

·     Medicines consumed during the treatment

 

The cost would not include bystander(attendant) charges, any additional medicines purchased at the end of treatment and also for any specific treatments which was not initially planned for.

 

While most of the hospitals accept card payments and bank transfers, it is suggested to get this confirmed before travelling for Ayurvedic treatment in India. 

 

Most of the insurance companies in India cover Ayurveda curative treatment for diseases. Please note that this doesn’t apply for wellness treatments. Insurance companies generally insist on NABH certified Ayurveda hospitals for treatments. Also, you need to be aware that cashless treatment facilities are not generally offered for Ayurveda treatments. 

Ayurveda treatment is practiced in India for more than 3000 years. Vedas, the ancient Indian scriptures, mention about the Ayurveda treatment. The southern Indian state of Kerala has a very prominent role in maintaining the Ayurveda treatment tradition all along. 

 

Kerala is blessed with rich rain forest area with monsoon rains for a good 5-6 months in a year. This helps the forests in maintaining a wide variety of herbs and plants with medicinal value. Even from ancient times, many Ayurveda physicians used to visit Kerala from all parts of India for these medicinal plants. Some of these physicians even settled in Kerala and made it their home.

 

Ayurveda has eight branches(Ashtangas) which deals with all areas of medicine like General Medicine (Kaya Chikitsa), Paediatrics (Bala Chikitsa), ENT and Eye(Oordhwanga Chikitsa), Toxicology (Damshtra Chikitsa), Surgical treatments (Salya Chikitsa), Geriatrics (Jara Chikitsa), Aphrodisiac Treatment (Vrishya Chikitsa) and Tantric medicine (Graha Chikitsa). All of these 8 branches are explained in detail in a text called Ashtangahridaya.

Physicians (or Vaidyas as they are called in Ayurveda) who have mastered all these 8 branches are called Ashtavaidyas in Kerala Ayurveda. There are still about 4 practicing families of Ashtavaidyas in Kerala. These families and their disciples are a major factor in making Kerala Ayurveda popular all over the world. 

No one is sure about the exact birth place of Ayurveda in India. However, there is no doubt that Kerala Ayurveda has maintained an unbroken link of Ayurveda tradition over centuries.

Ayurvedic medicines are based on natural herbs which are collected by experienced personnel. All the best Ayurvedic hospitals prepare medicines under expert supervision and in government accredited/certified laboratories. So, it is a wrong idea that these medicines can be prepared by anyone. 

As Ayurveda is a personalised system of treatment, the specific treatment modes and therapies would differ based on the patient constitution. Ayurveda doctor would decide on the appropriate treatment plan with medicine prescription after a detailed personal consultation with the person. 

 

So, as can be seen above Ayurvedic medicines should only be prepared by experts and taken only based on a doctor’s prescription. Like any other medicine, Ayurveda has also side effects if not taken properly. This also holds true for Ayurveda therapies as these can be counterproductive if done without proper doctor advice.

 

Care should be taken while choosing the right Ayurvedic hospital for rejuvenation and it is always advised to choose reputed and authentic hospitals. Couple of the important parameters for selecting hospital are

 

·     Reputation of the hospital

·     Past history in treating similar cases

·     Certification and accreditation by Government approved authorities like NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals)