Ayurveda Consultation





Ailments can be treated effectively, only if properly diagnosed. As the treatment approach in Ayurveda is strictly individualistic, the treatment of the same disease varies from person to person. Hence along with the disease, the diseased also should be thoroughly assessed. It is also important to assess the health in a normal person to prevent the occurrence of diseases. There is no common medicine for a disease. The medicine changes from person to person for the same disease. The determination of the drug, its potency, dose, time of administration etc should be appropriate to the dosha imbalance, strength & stage of the disease, and the digestion. Very subtle are the variation in different states of doshas, drugs, regions, time, strength, digestive activity, food, tastes, accustoms, mental makeup, constitution, age etc. the consideration of which will lead to best treatment outcome.


Our doctor consultation process involves:

1. Body Type Analysis – Prakruthy
2. Analysis of Dosha Imbalance & Disease pathology – Vikruthy
3. Prescription of Herbs & Medications
4. External Therapies & Panchakarma
5. Lifestyle modification – Daily Regimens, Seasonal Routines & Dietetics


Malabar Ayurveda offers personalized care.​



Ayurveda Therapies





Based upon individual body constitution, natural oils & herbs are used, which will stimulate the lymphatic system. This assists in the flow of nutrients in body and removes toxins. It prevents aging and has a rejuvenating effect. It induces sleep, improves complexion and strength and prolongs the health span.

Siro Abhyangam I Duration: 20 minutes
A gloriously relaxing yet invigorating experience. Let our therapist iron out the stress and strains of life as he / she treats the scalp – one of the main tension holding sites of the body with or without Ayurveda oils in the traditional Indian style.

Pada Abhyangam I Duration: 20 minutes
Our legs and feet frequently get ignored and small twinges and discomforts often go unheeded. This therapy provides the means to ease these tensions and revitalize this weight-bearing part of the body.

Abhyanga 2 hand: Duration: 60 minutes
4 hand: Duration: 45 minutes
This is the essential Ayurveda massage to improve overall well being of a person. Experts massage on the head and body with luke warm Ayurvedic oil specific to the current season and constitution of a person. Regular Abhyanga enhances proper blood circulation, increases immunity, enhances the functions of sense organs, improves complexion, prevents early degeneration and relaxes mind. This traditional oil therapy is also good for patients suffering from ailments such as rheumatism, paralysis, headache, muscular problems, nervous weakness, back pain etc. An herbal drink - Gandharva hasthadi kashayam is given as a traditional protocol before therapy.

Njavara Theppu Duration: 60 minutes
A full body revival massage with the paste of njavara rice processed with cow’s milk or decoction of herbs done after a full body scrub. It is an exfoliating therapy to make the skin soft and supple to give the skin a lustrous glow. An excellent therapy to keep the body cool and active during the extreme hot season. This treatment is also indicated in muscle wasting and in emaciation.

Abhyanga with Kizhi Duration: 20 / 60 minutes / 75 minutes
This therapy is done with warm herbal bags after an oil therapy for the full body or a body part with Ayurvedic oils. This is very good for relieving spasm and stiffness of muscles, lubricating the joints, strengthening the spinal muscles and relieving joint pain especially backache. This therapy enhances peripheral blood circulation, cleanses the channels of circulation and detoxify. Indicated in the imbalance of Vata diseases like, Arthritis, Neurological problems, Muscular pains, Paralysis etc. The effect of Pinda Swedam varies according to the ingredients of the poultices. The common types are:

Elakkizhi: Ingredients - Fresh leaves, Coconut, lemon, Rock salt, Garlic
Podikkizhi: Ingredients - Herbal powders, Lemon, Oil
Navarakkizhi: Ingredients - Navara rice, milk
Narangakkizhi: Ingredients – Lemon, Satakuppa, Mustard seeds

Kadi / Greeva / Janu / Uro - Vasthy I Duration: 30 minutes
Luke warm oil is allowed to stay on the low back or Neck or knee for 30 minutes in a dam made with dough. This relieves occupational tension build ups, stiffness, spasm, pains and aches. This is a very effective for Osteoarthritis of knees, sciatic pains, costo-chondritis, muscular sprains and spondylosis.

Thaila Dhara I Duration: 75 minutes
This unique therapy of Kerala, in which a steady stream of luke warm medicated oil flows on the forehead in a specific pattern. A body therapy is included in the process. Using different oils, Thaila Dhara is very effective for a multitude of problems like stress & anxiety, sleep disturbance, migraine, hair problems, neurological problems and skin diseases.

Thakra Dhara I Duration: 75 minutes
A downy stream of medicated buttermilk is poured onto the forehead to dissolve stress and tension. Indicated in hair problems and skin problems and psoriasis in particular.

Pizhichil I Duration: 75 minutes
This is a therapy in which the body is made to perspire by continuously pouring luke warm herbal oils in a specific pattern followed by a gentle therapy. This treatment is given for general weakness, arthritis, paralysis etc. Oil bath is also carried out for healthy individuals as a revitalizing process.

Udgharshanam I Duration: 60 minutes
It’s a rubdown with herbal powder; unlike other therapies, the strokes are done upwards and against the hair follicles. This Vata & Kapha balancing treatment is effective in cases of obesity, skin conditions and musculo-skeletal problems.

Udvarthanam I Duration: 75 minutes
Massage with special herbal powder preceded by an oil therapy. This therapy exfoliates like a scrub, breaks cellulite, depletes fat, strengthens the muscles, removes impurities, dead skin cells and stimulates circulation. This prepares the body for further oil treatments in a revitalization program. The therapy strokes are done upwards and against the hair follicles.

Dhanyamla Dhara I Duration: 75 minutes
Fermented medicated liquid having sharp and hot potency is poured over the body as a gentle stream using tailed brass vessels, along with gentle massage. Indicated in Obesity, especially for inch loss; also relieves pains & aches.

Sirovasthy I Duration: 40 minutes
A long chef’s cap is fixed on the head in which medicated luke warm oil is retained for a definite time for approx. 30 minutes. This treatment is for visual problems, memory ailments, sleep disturbances, headache, and Parkinson’s disease.

Thala Pothichil I Duration: 45 minutes
A special paste made out of Amla and special roots is applied on the head after a gentle head therapy. Very effective for cooling, calming and soothing the mind. It helps to improve memory, retain calmness and ensure restful sleep. Effective for dandruff and scalp psoriasis.

Ksheera Dhooma I Duration: 30 minutes
This is fomentation with medicated cow’s milk. This treatment is good for facial paralysis, speech disorders and other nervous disorders of face.

Pichu I Duration: 20 minutes
A thick layer of cotton soaked with warm medicated oil is applied over the affected area and the oil is replaced periodically to keep it warm. It is considered as an effective treatment for diseases of the cranial nerves and for degenerative, painful spinal problems.

Tharpanam I Duration: 30 minutes
This unique therapy refines, oxygenates, and increase cellular renewal around the eye area and gives a firmer and smoother appearance. Very effective for dark circles and crow’s feet. This is done with medical preparations for visual improvement and eye diseases.

Anjana & Aschyothanam I Duration: 20 minutes
Ayurveda recommend daily use of a natural collyrium for the health and beauty of eyes. This includes putting herbal eye drops and an eye wash with herbal water. Reduces puffiness and disperses congestion.



Panchakarma





Panchakarma is a five-fold detox treatment – Vasthy, Virechana, Nasya, Vamana & Raktamoksha. It’s not a massage therapy or oil therapy; however, oil therapies are performed as a preparation process. Panchakarma is aimed at the complete expulsion of the unbalanced doshas and the purification of the channels of circulation. Our consultant shall choose the required therapy after a detailed analysis of Dosha state. This therapy can be implemented not only for curing diseases but to maintain health.

Vasthy

Vasthy therapy is done with medicated oils & different herbal decoctions intermittently based on the health problem. Some of the common ingredients are honey, rock salt, medicated oils, herbal pastes and decoctions. Standard procedure is for duration of 8 days or 15 days. Very effective in Arthritis, Spondylosis, Back pain, Sciatia, Paralysis, Neurological disorders, Obesity etc. Our consultants are experienced in special combinations of Enema and we perform the therapy in the safest and most hygienic practices.

  • Nirooha vasthy (Decoction Enema)
  • Ksheera vasthy (Enema with medicated milk)
  • Anuvasana vasthy (Oil Enema)
  • Mathra vasthy (Oil enema in weak and old patients)
  • Yoga vasthy (combination of 8 enemas consecutively)
  • Kala vasthy (15 enemas as a combination)

Virechana Karma

This is the therapeutic purgation induced by certain safe and natural medications. The patient will be advised to take 15 – 30 grams / ml of medicines in the morning on empty stomach with luke warm water. Replenish the body with plenty of luke warm water during the procedure and take light diet during the same day.

Nasya

Three to ten drops of herbal juice or medicated oil are applied through nose. This is followed with application of medicated fumes for few seconds. This treatment is highly effective for certain kinds of headaches, sinusitis, facial paralysis, mental disorders, neck problems, respiratory diseases.

Vamana Karma

Vamana is therapeutic vomiting. People with imbalance of kapha are given this type of treatment. It is found to be highly effective in treating certain skin diseases as well as the symptoms of Bronchial asthma, allergic bronchitis etc.

Raktha moksha

A complex and precise process of letting out the vitiated blood from the body by means of a sterilized needle or by a medicated leech. Bloodletting was practiced as a therapeutic procedure from ancient times and leaching is performed in most modern surgical theatres. Ayurveda administer these therapies to treat disorders pertaining to skin, and musculoskeletal system.



Our Medicines





The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest their patients in the care of the human frame, in Diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. (Thomas Edison).


There is no substance in the world, which is not a medicine, and everything is useful in many ways. There is no common medicine for a disease. Ready of the shelf medications cannot have the desired effect as you are individual and your constitution differs from others with the same or similar ailment and the medications have to also be specially made. The medicine changes from person to person for the same disease. The medicines will be personalized for you. So even if your health problems are already diagnosed, we request you to go through our consultation procedure to enable a cross verification check and thereby a proper diagnosis.


Ayurvedic Medicines can be divided into 2 groups:

• Medicines of plant origin

• Medicines of metals and mineral origin


These in turn are presented in various forms as,

• Avaleha (Herbal jams)
• Kvatha (Concentrated herbal decoctions)
• Ghrutha (Medicated ghee)
• Choornam (Herbal powder)
• Thaila (Medicated oils)
• Vati or gutika (Tablets/pills/capsules)
• Rasa preparations (Herbo-Mineral Compounds)
• Swarasa (Herbal Juice)
• Netrabindu (Eye drops)
• Anjana (Medicated collyrium)
• Avarthi (Potency of the medicine is multiplied by repeated process)
• Lepa (Ointment or medicated paste for external application)


In addition to the above, Malabar Ayurveda also offers single herb therapy, which is unique to Ayurveda.



Ayurveda Wellbeing





Wellbeing is not a 'medical fix' but a way of living - a lifestyle sensitive and responsive to all the dimensions of body, mind, and spirit, an approach to life we each design to achieve our highest potential for well-being now and forever. Well-being refers to health at planes of physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, relationship, career, environment, community. If Ayurveda was a religion, Nature would certainly be its Goddess. According to Malabar Ayurveda, the secret of health is to remain in harmony with the nature. Malabar offers the below to bestow wellbeing:


• Daily regimens
• Seasonal Routines
• Personalized Diet
• Oil Therapies
• Detox Therapies (Panchakarma)
• Rasayana (Tonics)


Merits of Malabar oil therapies are several - Just as an axis of wheel is made strong and durable by applying grease around it, the human body becomes strong and lubricated by oil application. Based upon individual body constitution special oils are used, which will stimulate the lymphatic system. This assists in the flow of nutrients in body and removes toxins from the cells. It prevents aging and has a rejuvenating effect. The body will be able to endure fatigue and physical exertion. Oil therapies induce sleep, improve complexion and strength and prolong life.


“The money that you pay to the physician may as well be paid to the oilman”.