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What is Ayurveda Therapy? Benefits of Ayurveda Therapy. Best Ayurveda centers in India

Updated on March 18, 2016

What is Ayurveda Therapy? Benefits of Ayurveda Therapy. Best Ayurveda centers in India

Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine, developed thousands of years ago in India. Ayurveda is a holistic form of medicine aimed at promoting overall health and prevent disease rather than to fight disease. However there are treatments for various health problems in Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda, good health depends on a balance between mind, body and spirit. Our mind and body must be in harmony with the universe. Every individual is made up of five basic elements viz, Space, Air, fire, Water and Earth- the same five elements that make up the universe. Any disruption in any of these elements can lead to poor health and sickness.

There are three Doshas or life energies which are combination of the above five elements. The three doshas are: Vata (Space+Air), Pitta (Fire+Water), Kapha (Water+earth). These doshas control different body functions. If there is any imbalance in the doshas, it’s an indicator of poor health. The individual constitution of a person’s body is called Prakriti. Prakriti shapes our bodies, minds and predilections.

Ayurveda helps remove free radicals from the body and ensures a healthy anti-oxidant level in the body which is necessary to fight various diseases such as Cancer, Cardiovascular disease etc. According to experts, Ayurveda can fight a variety of inflammatory, hormonal and autoimmune conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Asthma, Dementia, Dysmenorrhea, Parkinson’s disease etc


Massages: Massage is a powerful tool to rejuvenate the body and mind. It helps remove toxins from the body. It also reduces stress. Abhyanga is an Ayurvedic oil massage that improves overall wellbeing. It balances the doshas, relieves stress and fatigue and promotes longevity. It detoxifies the body

Weight Loss: Ayurveda can be used to cure Obesity using natural herbs which have fat burning ability. It also involves massage and detoxification procedures called ‘Panchakarma’. Panchakarma aims at improving the digestion process and overall body metabolism. Powerful herbs help in detoxifying the body by getting rid of all undigested food in the gastrointestinal system as well as at the cellular level.

Yoga: Yoga rejuvenates both mind as well as body. Breathing techniques or Pranayama is the practice of controlling our breath, which is the source of our Prana or Life force. Pranayama improves mindfulness and rewires your brain.

Infertility/Impotency Cure: Due to fast lifestyle and unhealthy food practices, may people face the problem of infertility today. Alcohol consumption, Smoking, Blood pressure and diabetes can lead to impotency/infertility. Lower testosterone levels is linked to impotency in men. Ayurveda prescribes ‘Vajikarana’ therapy for impotency. It can be administered to persons between the age of 18 and 70

Hormonal Balance: Hormonal balance is necessary for reproductive health and for achieving pregnancy. Due to sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy food habits, many women face hormonal imbalance today. This leads to infertility. Ayurveda can cure hormone imbalance problems using natural ways like Yoga and Herbal medicine

Best Ayurveda Centers in India:

Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Kerala

Facilities: Healing regimes for Paralysis, Diabetes, Obesity, Blood pressure, Arthritis, High cholesterol etc

Massage using Herbal oils- Abhyangam, Pizhichil

Devaaya, The Ayurveda and Nature Cure Centre, Goa

Facilities: Yoga, Meditation, Music, Lifestyle correction, Herbal medicine


Ananda, Uttarakhand (Himalayas)

Facilities: Gardens, Spas, Golf course, Aromatherapy

Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village, Kerala


The Leela, Udaipur

Facilities: Gardens, spa, Massages, Yoga, Meditation



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