Ayurvedic medicine is one of the oldest forms of medicine in the world. Amazingly, this ancient medicine is more popular than ever. Ayurvedic medicine originated in India and focuses on a connection between people, their health and the universe. Unlike western medicine, practitioners prescribe individual plans and treatment for patients. Treatments usually consist of compounds or herbs and diet, exercise and lifestyle changes.

There is a surge of interest among people wanting to study this ancient form of healing. Ayurveda Courses In Kerala are taught at Aithein Healing. Aithein offers many courses, workshops and retreats in Ayurveda. Many schools are located in the Kerala region of India. Ayurveda teaches that everyone’s body is made up of three parts or doshas. An individual’s health depends on the doshas and whether they are balanced:

  • vata is responsible for the nervous system
  • pitta oversees the stomach, bowels, liver, spleen, heart, eyes and skin-uses energy to direct digestion and metabolism
  • kapha regulates body fluids including mucus, lubrication and is the carrier of nutrients

Students learn more about doshas taking Ayurveda Courses In Kerala. The U.S. does not have a licensing body for ayurvedic practitioners. However, in India, Ayurvedic training takes five or more years. On the first visit to a practitioner, he or she examines the patients to determine their primary dosha. The exam includes:

  • checking weight
  • exam of urine and stools
  • feeling your pulse
  • listening to speech and voice
  • exam of eyes, teeth, tongue and skin

One of the main goals of ayurvedic medicine is cleansing the body of undigested food called “ama” which sticks to the inside of the body and makes one sick. The cleansing system is called panchakarma and may include:

  • blood purification
  • massage
  • medical oils through the nose
  • methods to make the patient vomit
  • enemas, laxatives or purgatives to cleanse the intestines

There have been limited studies on the effectiveness of ayurveda. One study found the results were about the same in patients treated with ayurvedic herbs for rheumatoid arthritis and a conventional medicine (methotrexate.) Learn more by taking Ayurveda courses in Kerala at Aithein Healing. Hopefully, researchers study ayurvedic medicine and find helpful treatments for many illnesses.