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When you get right down to it, balance is the keystone of Ayurveda.

The philosophy holds that there are three basic constitutions, or doshas—vata, pitta, and kapha—that make up our physical, mental, and emotional selves. One dosha usually dominates, but ideally the three exist in harmony. That’s the healthy state. When the doshas get out of balance, illness can result. According to believers, Ayurveda’s lifestyle guidelines keep the doshas in equilibrium and the herbal remedies and proper diet realign them. It’s an approach that’s remarkably in line with current thinking about healthy living, as well as increasing scientific evidence that the mind and body interact to maintain health and fight disease. Because Ayurveda concentrates on wellness, it picks up another contemporary tailwind—skepticism toward and frustration with Western medicine. Yoga, meditation, and massage are key components, and for devotees, there’s even Ayurvedic astrology and Ayurvedic architecture (à la feng shui). Ayurveda aficionados believe that the system was intuited from the divine by rishis, or seers, five millennia ago. It remains India’s traditional system of health care (and is often the backdrop to Western care)—with an estimated 80 percent of the population practicing it! Popular Ayurvedic massage treatments include the Indian head massage; Abhyanga, an herbal massage, and Shirodhara, a quick treatment during which a stream of oil is poured in the center of the forehead to help the individual focus, concentrate, and relax the mind and body.


Ayurveda Glossary:

  • Dosha (The Central Concept): A dosha is akin to the Western idea of constitution, a bodily principle that determines physiology and personality. Ayurvedic belief holds that there are three doshas—vata, pitta, and kapha. Everyone has all three, but in varying degrees. (It’s rare for a person to have equal amounts of each one.) One dosha is usually dominant, but it changes as we age, with kapha preeminent during childhood, pitta from puberty to middle age, and vata taking over at around 55. When the doshas are in harmony, a person is healthy.

  • Vata: The ruling elements are air and ether (or space). Characteristics: very short or tall and thin, dry skin, creative, restless, excitable. Irregularity in action and fluctuation in thought are characteristic of this personality.

  • Pitta: The ruling elements are fire and water. Characteristics: well-built, good digestion and metabolism, intelligent, bold, hot-tempered. Tend to be perfectionists.

  • Kapha: The ruling elements are water and earth. Characteristics: heavyset, slower moving, slower digestion, calm, forgiving, reliable, envious, possessive.

  • Panchakarma: Literally “the five ways,” a system to eliminate toxins via laxatives, enemas, vomiting, tongue scraping, blood purification, and nasal administrations.



Ayurvedic treatments for back pain in Kerala typically involve therapies such as Abhyanga, Kati Basti, and Pizhichil.

  • Abhyanga is a full-body oil massage that focuses on the back and uses warm medicated oil to relieve pain and stiffness.

  • Kati Basti is a localized treatment that involves the application of warm oil to the lower back using a specially constructed dam made of dough.

  • Pizhichil is a soothing treatment that involves the application of warm herbal oil to the body while simultaneously receiving a gentle massage.

 These treatments aim to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and alleviate pain and discomfort in the back

For Back Pain


Kerala Ayurvedic treatments for lower back pain include Kati Basti, Pizhichil, Abhyanga, and Elakizhi.

  • Kati Basti involves placing warm herbal oil over the affected area using a specially made ring.

  • Pizhichil, a unique combination of oil massage and heat treatment, is beneficial for muscle spasms and stiffness.

  • Abhyanga is a full-body massage that helps to improve blood circulation and relieve stress.

  • Elakizhi is a herbal bundle massage that uses medicated leaves and oils to reduce inflammation and pain.

These treatments have been used for centuries in Kerala to alleviate lower back pain and promote overall wellness.

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For Lower Back Pain


Kerala Ayurveda offers various treatments for knee pain

  • Pizhichil, which involves pouring lukewarm medicated oil over the entire body while being massaged

  • Elakizhi, a treatment using herbal leaves and oils that are heated and applied to the affected area

  • Njavarakizhi, which uses a combination of cooked rice and medicinal herbs in a warm bolus massage

  • Janu Basti, which involves holding warm, medicated oil on the knee joint for a specific period of time.

These treatments are effective in reducing pain and inflammation and improving mobility in the knee joint.

For Knee Pain


Ayurvedic treatments for shoulder pain in Kerala include Pizhichil, Kati Vasti, Abhyanga, and Elakizhi.

  • Pizhichil involves a warm oil massage, while Kati Vasti focuses on localized oil treatment.

Abhyanga is a full-body massage using herbal oils, and Elakizhi uses herbal poultices to massage the affected area. These treatments aim to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and alleviate pain. Along with massages, Ayurvedic practitioners may also recommend dietary changes, yoga, and meditation to address the root cause of the pain. It is important to consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner before undergoing any treatment.

For Shoulder Pain


Kerala, known for its rich Ayurvedic heritage, offers several traditional Ayurvedic treatments and massages for neck pain relief.

  • Abhyanga in which warm herbal oil is massaged onto the neck, and

  • Kizhi in which heated herbal bags are used to apply pressure to the affected area

  • In Shirodhara, a stream of warm herbal oil is poured onto the forehead, can also help alleviate neck pain. Consultation with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner is recommended to determine the most appropriate treatment for your individual needs.

For Neck Pain
For Muscle power and immunity


Some of the popular Ayurvedic treatments and massages for muscle power and immunity in Kerala

  • Abhyanga, which involves the application of warm herbal oil to the body, and Kizhi, which uses warm herbal bags to massage the body.

  • Pizhichil in which involves pouring warm herbal oil over the body, and Navarakizhi, which uses a mixture of rice and herbs to massage the body.

These treatments and massages are believed to promote relaxation, improve circulation, and enhance the body's natural healing process, thus boosting muscle power and immunity.

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Kerala Ayurvedic treatments for leg pain

  • Pizhichil involves lukewarm medicated oil is poured over the body in a rhythmic manner, and Elakizhi, where medicinal leaves are bundled and dipped in warm oil before being applied to the affected area.

  • Other options include Podikkizhi, where heated herbal powders are used for massage, and Njavarakizhi, which involves massaging the body with warm, medicated rice bags.

  • Additionally, Abhyangam, a full-body massage using warm oils, may also be helpful in relieving leg pain. These treatments aim to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and promote overall healing.

For Leg Pain


There are several traditional Kerala Ayurvedic treatments available for tired and strained eyes.

  • Netra Tarpana is one such treatment where warm herbal oil is poured onto the eyes and the surrounding area.

  • Another treatment called Netra Dhara involves the gentle pouring of herbal decoctions onto the eyes.

  • Netra Sekam is a therapy where herbal oil is poured onto the eyes using a specially designed vessel.

  • Nasyam, a nasal therapy, is also used to treat eye strain and fatigue.

These therapies are believed to improve eye health and vision while reducing eye fatigue and strain.

For Tired & Strained eyes
For Kapha, Pitta, Vatas


Kerala offers a range of traditional Ayurvedic treatments and massages tailored to each individual's specific dosha.

  • For Kapha dosha, treatments include Udwarthanam (herbal powder massage), Pizhichil (warm oil bath), and Nasyam (nasal drops).

  • For Pitta dosha, treatments include Shirodhara (oil poured on the forehead), Takradhara (buttermilk poured on the forehead), and Abhyanga (oil massage).

  • For Vata dosha, treatments include Kati Vasti (oil pooling on the lower back), Shirovasti (oil cap on the head), and Njavarakizhi (rice-based massage).

These treatments aim to balance the doshas and promote overall well-being.


Kerala Ayurveda, a traditional Indian system of medicine, offers various treatments and massages for acidity and gas.

  • One such treatment is Virechana, which involves the administration of herbal purgatives to eliminate toxins from the body.

  • Another popular treatment is Panchakarma, which combines five therapeutic procedures to detoxify the body and restore balance.

  • Additionally, Ayurvedic massages like Abhyanga, Udwarthana, and Shirodhara can also help alleviate symptoms of acidity and gas. These massages involve the use of herbal oils and powders to improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and promote relaxation. It is important to consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner for proper diagnosis and treatment.

For Acidity and Gas
Post pregnacy

Reasons of Mental Issues Faced By A Woman Post Delivery:

  • Back pain

  • Body pain

  • Excessive and continued bleeding

  • Stretch marks

  • Problems with production of milk and breast-feeding (including blocked ducts)

  • Infections in the bladder, uterus, kidney or skin

  • Pain in the perineal area

  • Constipation

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Sleeplessness

  • Hair fall

  • Mood swings, Irritability and Depression


Postpartum care is a very important step towards long-term health and well-being of a woman after giving birth. A woman's body goes through several physical, social, and psychological changes during pregnancy and at the time of delivery. Other than that, she has the added responsibility of feeding and taking care of the baby. Adjusting to a new phase of life as the baby takes priority, sleepless nights, fatigue, lack of support in nuclear families and the rush to get back to "normal" life often lead to neglect of the mother's health.


The ancient science of Ayurveda stipulates a resting or confinement period of a minimum 40 days after childbirth for the mother's body to recover and heal as well as for nurturing a bond between the mother and child without any other distractions like household chores. This postnatal care system has traditionally been followed in India for generations. However, with the fast-paced modern lifestyle and lack of support in nuclear families, post-partum care is often ignored leading to long-term health issues for the woman, like back- pain and weakening of core muscles. More instances of post- partum depression are being observed these days which have a negative effect not only on the mother-baby bonding but on the whole family in the long run. During this time, the uterus shrinks and other internal organs take their normal position after 9 months. The mother's body undergoes a lot of stress during delivery and becomes quite weak. Therefore, it becomes important to replenish it with healthy nutrients and nurture it back to health.

According to Ayurveda, the Vata and Pitta Dosha are severely affected during pregnancy and at the time of delivery. Lowered agni impacts the digestive system adversely reducing appetite and the ability to digest food properly. Balancing the Vata and Pitta Dosha is the primary aim of any Ayurvedic practice post delivery. A healthy, nutritious and light diet is traditionally provided to the mother which helps in replenishing the body

with vital nutrients for it to heal faster and for adequate production of milk for the baby. A nourishing diet that includes Milk, ghee, nuts, seeds, grains and fruits helps in faster recovery and strengthening of the body. Another Ayurveda-prescribed traditional practice which is followed in most Indian households is that of a post-partum full-body Ayurvedic oil massage or Abhyanga. In most Indian households, it is very common to see an elderly woman or a professional masseuse coming in to give the new mother a thorough body massa for 40 days after delivery and for good reason.


A body massage plays a very important role in relaxing and rejuvenating a new mother after the distress of childbirth.


Relaxing and de-stressing: A warm oil body massage is excellent for relaxing the body and loosening up and toning the knotted tissues and muscles Followed by a warm shower, it helps in inducing a good and deep sleep that is so necessary for the mother, who is adjusting to her newborn's needs.


Controls blood pressure: Improved blood circulation due to an Ayurvedic oil massage also helps in regulating the blood flow.


Relieves pain: It is quite common for a new mother to have a sore body with aching muscles after the delivery. A massage improves circulation of blood and gives relief from muscle pains and joint pain.


Eases breast pain and milk flow: Massaging the breasts with light hands eases pain due to fullness and sore and cracked nipples. It also helps in ensuring a proper flow of milk without any blocked milk ducts that can lead to mastitis. Be sure to clean off the oil completely, though, before breast feeding your baby.


Toning and cleaning of the uterus: An abdominal massage helps the uterus in its natural cleansing process emoving the lochia and also in returning to i pe and size. It also tones the abdomen and rts of the body easing them back into shape post weight-gain during pregnancy.


Strengthening: A body massage strengthens your core and other muscles and brings back energy and vitality to the body.


Hormone regulation: It has been proven that a body massage stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers and feel-good hormones. This aids in prevention of post-partum depression or baby blues and gives the mother some time for self-care, beyond the newly added responsibilities of a newborn.


Controls hairfall: Pregnancy, delivery and motherhood are a roller-coaster ride of fluctuating hormones. Combined with stress and anxiety, this often leads to severe hairfall seen in about 80-90% of new mothers. A head massa A with warm oil infused with beneficial herbs helps in nourishing the scalp and controlling hairfall.


Keeps skin soft and healthy: Oleation or massage therapy softens the skin, reduces stretch marks and keeps itchiness at bay.


Per day

1) Baby massage plus baby bath and tying baby 
2) Mother massage (40 to 45 minutes)
3) After massage medicated haldi mixed with Ayurvedic oil and apply to full body. (15 minutes)

4) Will prepare chana dal powder and apply on mothers body.

5) Mother bath with hot water

6) Tying bandage on stomach to ensure that stomach goes back to normal after delivery


How does Ayurveda cure Paralysis?


According to Ayurveda the main line of treatment of Paralysis is normalizing the flow of Prana Vayu. This is done by following therapies and should be carried out in stages of Paralysis depending on the gene condition of the patient.


Abhyangam: An Ayurvedic full body mass that relaxes the muscles and nerves Padabhyanga: Padabhyanga relaxes musc and ligaments in the lower limbs.


Pizhichil: Pizhichil Ayurvedic Treatment includes massage with warm oil therefore can stimulate the nerves anc muscles.


Sneha Vasti: Since Paralysis is one of the Vata vyadhis mentioned in the classical Ayurvedic text texts, Sneha vasti is used to correct the Vata Dosha.

Various Medicines used for Paralysis or stroke treatment in Ayurveda:

  • Dhanadanayanadi Kashayam, Dhanwantara Kashayam, Ashtavarga Kashayam, Bala arista, and Ashwagandharishta

  • Ashwagandha, Bala churna

  • Balaswagandhadi taila, Ksheerabala taila, Dhanvantara taila, Maha Masha taila

  • Promptly control your BP, Diabetes and attend physiotherapy sessions for a speedy recovery.

  • Snehana (application of medicated oil on affected body part)

  • Pindaswedana (fomentation of an affected body part)

  • Kayaseka (Pouring of medicated oil in the body in a specific manner)

  • Vasti (a special type of enema therapy)

  • Virechana (Purgation)

  • Nasya( Administration of medicine through nostrils)

Paralysis patients
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