Sprouted in the pristine land of India some 5000 years ago, Ayurveda, the science of life and longevity, is the oldest healthcare system in the world and it combines the profound thoughts of medicine and philosophy. With the basic premise that understanding oneself and a balanced lifestyle are the key ingredients to a healthy life, it aims to restore equilibrium using basic principles, treatments, supplements and nutritional advice. Ayurveda looks at a person holistically, considering their physical, mental and spiritual self, as well as their environment. It uses nature and learning gathered over centuries to understand each individual separately, determine their ‘dosha’ and work towards what they need, thus achieve their highest state of well-being. At PAHRC, we offer Ayurveda in its most complete and pure form under the guidance of our Ayurveda specialists and therapists. Our treatments are completely authentic, and all products used are selected for their therapeutic value.
The knowledge of Ayurveda was passed on orally through a lineage of sages in India until it was collated into text. The oldest known texts on Ayurveda are the Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, and the Ashtanga Hrudaya. These are considered the foundation texts of Ayurveda and what they reveal is an amazing insight into the human body based on pure observation and deep reflections without the aid of any of the tools that are available today. The findings and suggested techniques also reveal penetrating foresight for they seem precursors to many modern medicinal principles in the area of surgery and human anatomy. These texts detail the affect that the five elements found in the cosmic system - earth, water, air, fire, space (The Panchabhootas)– have on our individual system, and expound on the importance of keeping these elements balanced for a healthy and happy life.
In today's fast-paced world, everyone has a stress-inducing lifestyle and health very often connotes the existence or the lack of certain physical and mental conditions or diseases. It very often takes a breakdown in our physical and emotional health to make us seek intervention. But modern medicine, with its approach of dealing with specific ailments that have to do with specific body organs, can exclude the crucial totality and therefore miss the root cause of our condition. What is needed is an inclusive approach to healthy living and healing and this is where Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of healing and living, comes in.
Kerala possesses an unbroken tradition of Ayurveda that has surpassed the many invasions and intrusions both foreign and native. For hundreds of years the Ayurveda Vaidyas (traditional practitioners of Ayurveda) were almost the only access for people seeking healing from every kind of disease in Kerala. The legendary eight families of Vaidyas (Ashta vaidyas) and their successors treated the entire state for centuries. Kerala is the only State in India which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication. Its equable climate, natural abundance of forests and the cool monsoon season are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative packages. This prevalence of moisture in the air and on the surface of the skin makes it the ideal place for natural medicines to work at their highest levels of potency. The land is also blessed with numerous medicinal plants and provides the continuity and consistency of Ayurveda medicines needed for effective treatment procedures.