Ayurveda Therapie

Ayurveda Therapies in India

An ancient science, which dates back to more than 10000 years, called Ayurveda is extensively practiced in the subcontinents of India. Ayurveda is the fusion of various techniques and therapies to provide aid in pains, aches, and chronic ailments. One can find the best Ayurvedic treatments in India which helps the people to change in lifestyles. Pollution in the environment and stress, are a few factors that have hampered the harmony between body, mind, and soul. Therefore, Ayurveda therapies come into play.

The science & art of Ayurveda branches out to eight subdivisions, known as Ashtanga. The names are Kaya (general medicine), Graha (astrological), Shalya (surgery), Baala (pediatrics), Urdwanga (above the neck), Dhamshtra (toxicology), Vrusha (infertility), and Jara (longevity). Ashtavaidyan is the term used for the physician, who has the expertise and thorough knowledge of Ashtanga.

Ayurveda is also praised for including a huge number of therapies, such as Dhara, Panchakarma, Shirodhara, and more. The treatments and therapies are praised for providing aid in various nagging health ailments (both chronic and non-chronic). You can go find the best Panchakarma treatment in India which helps your body and soul to rejuvenate.

The process of purification of the human body (internally) is termed as ‘Panchakarma’. The process is further segregated into five steps, namely Vaman, Anuvasan, Virechan, Navan/Nasya, and Niruhan. Additionally, Shirodhara is another process that helps in calming the mind and increasing consciousness. Experience the Kerala Panchakarma, it is considered as one of the best places for Panchakarma. The process involves pouring of warm oil continuously on the forehead for around 25 minutes. For ultimate relaxation experience, Shirodhara process is effective and reliable. Moreover, for removal of residual toxins and Dosha from the head & neck area, Nasya drops are doled to the nasal passage. The precision and expertise in performing the therapies and Ayurvedic treatment in India make it the world’s best Ayurvedic tourism destination.


Therapy involves applying of lukewarm medicated oil on your body as you lay on the Dharapathi. This requires around 60-90 minutes.

Dhara in Ayurveda
Dhara in Ayurveda

Medicated milk, buttermilk, or herbal oil is poured on your forehead in a particular way for around 45 minutes. This therapy is provided once a day for 7-21 days.


In this therapy, for 40 minutes, herbal liquids are gently streamed over the forehead or the metaphorical third eye. This reduces stress.


For 15-60 minutes, lukewarm herbal oil is poured into the cap put on the head of the guest. This therapy helps in treating various Vatha-bas.


This is the fundamental to the Ayurvedic treatment of various health ailments. As the name suggests, this therapy includes 'five therapies' or 'five actions'.


To put a control on cholesterol or extra weight, this therapy, for 30-45 minutes daily for 7-28 days, is advisable. The therapy includes a special massage with herbal powders.


During the treatment, for around 60-90 minutes, herbal medicine and Njavara (rice cooked in milk packed in cotton bundles) are used to make the body sweat.


For 45-60 minutes, using special herbal paste boundary, specifically prepared lukewarm medicated oil is placed on the lower back of the guest.


This therapy includes medicated oil or ghee given orally for 8-12 days. The quantity of the oil or ghee is increased proportionally. This is a major aspect of body purification therapy.


Using an herbal paste boundary around the eye, for 15-30 minutes, medicated ghee is applied on the eyes. This therapy is very beneficial in curing eyes-related problems.

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Ayurveda FAQs

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda TreatmentAyurveda is a 5000-year-old medical system that originated in India. Today it has been adopted all around the world for healthy functioning of body and also to cure some of the most life-threatening diseases. Ayurveda is inspired from nature and makes use of herbs and other elements. In fact Chinese and Tibetan system of medication too found its root in Ayurveda. Ayurveda literally means the science of life, which comprises of two words Ayu (life) and Veda (science or knowledge).

Is Ayurveda different from conventional Western medicine? How?

Indeed Ayurveda is different from the western medical science in many ways. It uses elements of nature for betterment while western medical science is solely dependent on chemicals which might combine to create side effects. Ayurveda doesn't merely rely on surgeries and medications, but reaches beyond these parameters. It focuses on an Individual's personal requirement or dosha.

Unlike Western medical science Ayurveda doesn't do any harm and has no side-effects. Ayurvedic doctors aim at eradicating illness right from the root by inspecting about a patients diet intake, stress, exercise routine, lifestyle beliefs, behavior and constitution of mind and body.

Does Ayurveda fall into the category of holistic medicine?

Ayurveda is indeed a holistic medicinal system that treats not just the body but a person's soul and mind as well. Any imbalance in our mind, body or spirit leads to sufferance of the whole entity. A person suffering from depression doesn't merely suffer from depression; it further leads to mental problems which might again complicate that person's eating routine. Ayurveda treats by keeping note of several aspects related to patient's life and also by perceiving him as a part of universe.

Not just the body, but the patient's environment is of utmost importance in healing him or his poor health. What Ayurveda believes is that there is a constant exchange of information and energy between an individual and environment. The key to good health is overpowering of venomous attributes around the environment.

What principles does Ayurveda work on?

Ayurveda believes that the role of mind is massive in controlling the rest of the body, which is true. A harmony between mind and body is required for healthy living, and this gets even better if the person practices consciousness and purifying the soul.

For a healthy life, Ayurveda suggests some simple changes in lifestyle, which includes: meditation, right diet, regular exercise, loving, nurturing relations, sound sleep, and elimination of what doesn't make you feel good and indulging in your passion.

What does 'Dosha' mean?

As the study of Ayurveda suggests, an individual is controlled through different combinations of five master elements, namely- air, fire, water, space and earth. These five elements are entwined through biological systems and form three primary patterns, which are known as Doshas. Doshas then further govern our ability to thing and our behaviour. There are three kinds of Doshas; Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vata is made of Space and Air and controls movement and change in body or mind. Pitta is made of Fire and Water and regulates metabolism and digestion. Kapha is comprised of Water and Fire and safeguards and maintains the structure of body and integrity of mind.

These three Doshas are present in each of our cell, organ and tissue. But the combination of these Doshas sets every individual apart from each other. On knowing a person's Doshas, Ayurvedic doctors can get to know the right prescription for the patients.

How does Ayurveda perceive illness and health?

As per Ayurveda a healthy body doesn't merely mean a body with absence of illness. A healthy body is indeed an indication of a higher state of consciousness that enables existence of artistry, vitality, well-being and happiness in our body and environment.

Illness on the other hand creates hindrance in our well-being, information and energy. As diseases gradually start to grow in your body, some symptoms start to give signals that your body needs to restore the balance.

Does Ayurveda medicines cures physical injuries as well?

Ayurveda is in practice since more than five-thousand-years and since its inception it has cured even life-threatening diseases, let alone physical injuries. For every physical injury and ailment Ayurveda has a cure.

Let us take the example of the great Hindu epic, Ramayana, when in order to heal severe injuries of Lord Lakshman, Lord Hanuman went for the hunt of Sanjeevani Booti. As per the legends this mythological herb had the capacity to heal even the most serious injuries.


As per Ayurveda, every person has a different combination of three basic elements that helps create a specific characteristics and mentality. This combination of the three elements is known as Doshas. The three elements are Kapha (earth), Pitta (fire) and Vata (wind). Usually one or two of these elements are more prominent than the other one(s).

A person who is light, thin and quick in actions and thoughts is predominantly a Vata. For such people change is a constant part of their lives. However, if your Vata is balanced, you tend to be creative, lively and enthusiastic. And if your Vata is excessive, you might develop insomnia, anxiety and irregular digestion.

Talking of Pitta Dosha; if it is dominant then the person is smart, motivated and muscular. If it is balanced the person tends to become warm, intellectual and have group-leading qualities. If Pitta is excessive it can make a person aggressive, irritable and critical.

People having dominant Kapha in nature are of heavier frame and their thought process and movements are rather leisurely and slow. If it is balanced it develops calmness, loyalty and sweetness in nature. People with excessive Kapha suffer resistance to healthy change, congestion and weight gain.

The characteristics and behavior of our body and mind helps determining our Dosha which further lets a specialist design a personalized prescription.
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