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AYURVEDA AT HARIVIHAR

AYURVEDA AT HARIVIHAR

Harivihar has been recently awarded the prestigious Green leaf accreditation by the Kerala Tourism department. It is the only homestead in Kerala in its class to have been awarded this honor. The guest can have the exclusive privacy of a homestead and at the same time enjoy the priceless benefits of authentic ayurvedic treatments. Harmony, Balance, Integrity, Simplicity, Well-being…..These are concepts fundamental to the system of Ayurveda. Ayurveda, which means 'Knowledge of the life forces', is universal or valid even today as it was 5000 years ago, maybe even more so.

 

The present state of the world, that is of aggression, dominance, competition, war and destruction is the manifestation of the world-view which is not in tune with the processes of nature. Hence out of tune with the philosophy of Ayurveda, this predisposes the body, which is a part and product of nature to various illnesses. There is a great need for us to re-establish that tuning or communication with the life forces or processes of nature and with our own body. Your body should not be taken for granted. The body - made up of the five great elements earth, water, fire, air and ether..or the 'Pancha bhoothas' The three Doshas - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha which are forces in the body produced by normal metabolic processes and not physical substances.

 

The six tastes - of sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent that influence the balance of the doshas in the body. The seven dhatus - or classes that are rasa, blood, flesh, fat, bone, marrow, shukra into which all body tissues are divided Prana, tejas and ojas which are not doshas. There is no standard diet for everyone, or any minimum daily requirements. Its concern is that the food we take in and the way we take it is in harmony with our own body constitution and it should be adjustable for seasonal variations as well as the various stages in an individual's life. ' We are what we eat holds a lot of truth here.

 

Ayurvedic treatment is broadly of two types, Pancha Karmam and Shamanam Panchakarmam, or Shodhanam, is a five-step purification treatment for the body through Vamanam (emesis), Virechanam (purgation), Basti (enema), Nasyam (nasal medication) and Raktha Moksha (blood letting). Shamanam is a treatment that purges the disease and it's symptoms through Kshut (fasting), Trit Nigraham (restriction of fluids), Vyayamam (exercise), Atapaseva (sun rays), Maruta Seva (breeze of air), along with herbal medicines.

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Duration: 05-21 days

Route: CALICUT- HARIVIHAR-CALICUT

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    TREATMENTS : The packages that follow cover the variety of therapies that may be performed during a Panchakarma series and represent the actual treatments used in the ancient art of life extension. Many of them are performed by two Ayurvedic therapists working in synchrony. Two, three, and sometimes four of these therapies are linked together during the course of one day's treatments. REJUVENATION THERAPY (RASAYANA CHIKILSA) This is a complete rejuvenation therapy consisting of synchronised body massage with hand and foot by two therapists with medicated oil and cream, consumption of rejuvenative medicines and herbal medicated steam bath. This treatments is for 90 minutes to 2 hours per day for 7 to 14 days. This therapy is to rejuvenate mind, body and soul, to tone up skin, to strengthen all systems so as to achieve ideal health and longevity. BODY PURIFICATION THERAPY (SHODHANA CHIKILSA) It is a process of purifying the whole body to attain proper balance of vatha, pitha and kapha (three principal constituents of the body according to Ayurveda) based on the panchakarma and swedakarma treatment. The treatments includes body massage, snehapanam, nasyam, vireachanam (medicated purgative), snehavasthi, dhara, pizhichil, njavarakizhi, karnapooranam, tharpanam, sirovasthi, steam bath, and internal herbal medicines. BODY IMMUNIZATION / LONGEVITY TREATMENT (KAYAKALPA CHIKILSA) This is the prime treatment in Ayurveda for reducing ageing process, arresting the degeneration of body cells and immunization of the system. Giving Rasayana (A very spezial Ayurvedic Medicine) internally is the main part of this programme based on Panchakarma and Swetakarma treatment. The 28-day package process includes Body massage, Snehpanam, Virechanam, Nasyam, Snehvasti, Kashaya Vasti, Pizhichil, Njavarakizhi, Tharpanam, Sirovasti. Karnapporanam, Medicated steam bath, Yoga and Meditation. This treatment is best effective, if taken before the age of 60, for either sex. Body Massage: Body Massage has been found very effective for improving eyesight, longevity, sound sleep,rheumatism, vitality and glowing skin. These massages are also a preventive medicine. In short, it rejuvenates the body and maintains the physique. Snehapanam: Medicated ghee is given internally in a proportional increased quantity. This treatment is for rheumatoid arthritis, psychic disorders, skin ailments and bronchial asthma. Nasyam: This is one of the important treatment in Panchakarma in which herbal juices, medical oils etc. are applied through nose. Indications: Headaches, mental disorders, skin diseases etc. Virechanam: Virechanam is the forced purgation by administrating suitable laxatives. This kind of treatment is indicated in Gastritis, Intestinal Colic, Splenomegaly, Oedematic conditions, Jaundice, Hypertension, Hysteria, Asthma, Hypercholesterimia etc. Sneha vasthi: Certain herbal oils, herbal extracts etc. are applied through the rectum. Indications: Arthritis, paralysis, gastric complaints, rheumatism etc. Dhara: A steady stream of decoctions or oil is allowed to flow on the forehead. This treatment is especially useful for mental disorders, neurasthenia and for toning up debilitated persons Pizhichil: Lukewarm herbal oils are dripped all over the body by 2-4 trained technicians in a special rhythmic way for about 60-90 minutes. Indications: Hemiplegia, paralysis, rheumatic complaints, joint stiffness, nervous disorders etc. Navarakizhi: It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part there of is made to perspire by the application of certain medicinal puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bag. Duration 60-90 minutes. Indications: Loss of appetite, sluggishness, rheumatism, joint pains etc. Karnapooranam: This is a process in which medicated fumes are applied to the Ears for 5 to 10 minutes. This process helps to clean the ear and avoid ailments associated with the ear. Tharpanam: This is a cleaning process of eyes which gives cooling effect, prevents cataract and strengthens the optic nerve. Sirovasthi: Special herbal oils are poured in a cup fitted on the bend for 15-60 minutes per day. Indications. Facial paralysis, headaches, vatha-originated diseases etc.

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