Ayurveda originated in the earlier Vedic period, dating back to 2nd millennium BCE,towards the collapse of The Indus valley civilization. It is the oldest known ancient system of healing. The word Aurvedaisderived from the Sanskrit words Ayur meaning life and Veda meaning, Knowledge.
Ayurvedic healing means to achieve the right balance of Body, mind and soul. The human body is governed by 5 elements and 3 Gunas. The balance of the Gunas result in a state called health and the prolonged imbalance of the three Gunas results in the state called disease. The harmonius balance of the three Gunas, Vayu(gases), Pitta (bile) and Kapha(lymph) is essential for maintenance of physical and mental well-being. Ayurveda is the only complete and unique healing system that could diagnose and bring in equilibrium. When there is balance between the Gunas of human body, the system digests properly, breath comes slowly and evenly, work comes easily, growth and development follow their natural and beneficial course.
Ayurveda in Kerala is mainstream not substitute, hence renowned as the land of Ayurveda. No other country or state is at par with Kerala, in its Ayurvedic heritage. Ayurvedic treatments in Kerala ranks top in the world. Mainly for its legitimacy and custom treatment offered to each of every four million people around the world who visit Kerala, to experience, to be cured and rejuvenated by this Vedic treatment.
The Ayurveda therapy in Monsoon called the Karkidaka Chikitsa or Monsoon Detoxication is the most sought after healing programme by Regionals and foreign nationals.
The essence of this ancient healing science called Ayurveda has survived all invasions sans losing any of its immaculate healing and rejuvenating powers. For the people of Kerala, Ayurveda is not just science but ‘A Way of Life’.
Today not just hospitals but major resorts across Kerala offers authentic Ayurveda programmes of rejuvenation, detoxification, and various other diseases.