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VCC Ayurveda and Panchkarma Research Center is known for
bringing the unique practices of Ayurvedic Treatment Methodologies such as Body Slimming Massage, Oil Massage Treatment for almost all the diseases. The patients are laid down on a long wooden tub and are given the treatment of Dhara, Pizhichil and Navarakizhi. These wooden tubs are made of woods that have high medicinal value such as Sandal Wood, Nux Vomica, Lavangam and more.
Kerala is a gift of nature with tropical forests
bounteous with hundreds of herbs. Ayurveda is a nature friendly system.
Kerala has a rich heritage. In practicing this system scientifically.
Centuries ago, the Vaidyas (Physicians) of Kerala preserved this system in
its sanctity and developed into different therapeutic techniques like Dhara,
Pizhichil, Patrapothala sveda, Choorna sveda, Pindasveda, Kativasti etc.
which are effective for curing of diseases and rejuvenation.
Udvartanam (Body Slimming Massage)
It is a deep-dry massage with
herbal powder or paste. It reduces obesity, imparts mobility to joints,
improves texture & complexion of skin and stimulates the nerve endings.
The most promising effect is slimming of bulk body.
Pizhichil (Oil bath Massage)
pizhichil, lukewarm medicated herbal oil is poured all over the body. This
treatment is very effective in rheumatic diseases like arthritis, paralysis,
spondilitis, hemiplegia nervous weakness and nervous disorders. This
treatment is prescribed not only for rheumatic ailments (vatic disorders)
but also for many other diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, fits,
convulsions etc. It is very effective In asthma and even in tuberculosis in
early stages. This is mainly "Snehana" Lubricating treatment. This
treatment is also suited for rejuvenation, vigor and vitality and diseases
Uzhichil (Special Oil Massage)
Massage and external application of oils are necessary for most of us on a
regular basis. This soft oil massage has a soothing effect and improves the
working power of the muscles and favors prompt recovery from fatigue. The
stimulating effect on the cardio vascular, respiratory organs and neuro
muscular system is marvelous which relieves you from stress, strain and
makes you fit for your next day's hectic schedule.
In this process, some herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated
butter milk etc., are poured on the forehead in a particular method using a
special pot, for about 45 minutes 1 hr a day. This treatment is effective
for diseases above the neck, insomnia, impaired memory, spondylitis,
paraplegia, nuero -disorders, stress & strain, fatigue and lack of
vitality. This treatment also stimulates nerves, reduces stiffness and is
proven to be effective for rheumatoid arthritis.
A cylindrical leather cap of
about ten inches height and both ends open fixed in position by means of
cloth belt two to three inches in width tied around the head and black gram
paste used for plugging the holes and filling the gaps. Suitable medicated
oil heated to a bearable degree is poured within and allowed to remain for 1
to 1.5 hours, until the oil trickles " down through the nostril. This
treatment is highly effective for facial paralysis, dryness of nostrils,
mouth and the throat, severe headaches and other vatha (rheumatic)
In this process, specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the
lower back with herbal paste boundary. This treatment lasts for 30-45
minutes. Specifically for low back pain, lumbago and degenerative vertebral
diseases, disc prolapses, dislocation, herniation etc.
Two expert therapists do the
abhyangam in synchronized, systematic way. It increases the metabolism,
which leads to better tissue respiration and circulation, causing the body
to flush out its waste products more efficiently. Abhyanga improves
concentration, intelligence, confidence and youthfulness. It helps in
alleviating rheumatic disorders. It provides comfort to the eyes, sound
sleep, and tones up the body, improves flexibility, softness and firmness of
the skin and for long life. It is the most ancient method used to remove
muscular fatigue and pain.
Small bags containing herbal leaves are applied
to the whole body in boluses with hot medicated oils for 45 minutes per day.
This treatment is for osteo-arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spondylitis,
sports injuries etc.
Navarakizhi (Rice Pudding massage)
It is the most rejuvenating
treatment in which, the patient anointed with suitable oil all over the body
and is massaged with boluses of Navara in seven different postures. Navara
is a special variety of rice, which has to be stored for a whole year before
use. It is cooked in medicinal decoration with milk in to a pudding, which
is made to boluses tied up in muslin cloth. This treatment is useful in all
kinds of rheumatism, paralysis, polio congenital deformity of limbs,
dislocation of bones and joints etc. Trained therapists do it for about 1 to
is one of the unique therapeutic procedures in Ayurveda advocated for the
radical elimination of disease causing factors and to maintain the
equilibrium of doshas. As the wastes are eliminated from the body, the
person becomes healthy.
It is used in deep-rooted chronic diseases as well as seasonal imbalance of
tridoshas, tunes the body, organs, mind, breath, and nerves and purifies the
Literally Pancha means five and Karma means action. The five fold measures
include internal purification of the body or Vamana (Emisis), Virechna
(Purgation), Vasti (Enema), Nasya (Nasal Insufflation) and Raktha Moksha. It
is acknowledged as an excellent method to maintain health and to slow down
the aging process.
cylindrical leather cap of about ten inches height and both ends open fixed
in position by means of cloth belt two to three inches in width tied around
the head and black gram paste used for plugging the holes and filling the
gaps. Suitable medicated oil heated to a bearable degree is poured within
and allowed to remain for 1 to 1.5 hours, until the oil trickles " down
through the nostril. This treatment is highly effective for facial
paralysis, dryness of nostrils, mouth and the throat, severe headaches and
other vatha (rheumatic) -originated diseases.
Ayurveda is the most ancient holistic medical system with an extensive documentation and an impressive record of safety and efficacy. The word Ayurveda is derived from 'Ayu' meaning life and 'Veda' meaning Science, i.e "The Science of Life".
It is believed, the 'God of creation' revealed the knowledge of Ayurveda. It focuses on causes rather than symptoms. This system provides an excellent line of low cost treatment for various common disorders and several chronic ailments.
Ayurvedic medicines are safe and have no adverse side effects. Ayurveda is not only a system of medicine but also represents a way of healthy living and has preventive, promotive, and curative interventions. It is a comprehensive health care system and holistic in approach.
According to Ayurveda, health is maintained by three functional mechanisms "vata, Pitta & Kapha". Ayurveda can be defined as a system, which uses the inherent principles of nature, to help maintain nature with Health in a person by keeping the individual's body, mind and spirit in perfect equilibrium.
Know your body type
Physically such people are either very tall or very short, non- muscular,
with thin and bony limbs and have a quick gait with short fast steps. Skin
is generally thin, darkish and cool. The hair is thin, dark, coarse and
either kinky or curly. The face is usually long and angular, often with an
underdeveloped chin. The neck is thin and scrawny. Nose is small and narrow.
May be long, crooked or asymmetrical also. Eyes tend to be small, narrow or
sunken, dark brown or gray in color, with dull luster. The mouth being
small, with thin, narrow or tight lips. Teeth are irregular, protruding, or
broken, set in receding gums. And while the voice is weak, low or cracked,
speech is fast with interruptions.
A moderately well developed physique with mascular limbs and a purposeful,
stable gait of medium speed. With a loud, strong voice and precise,
convincing speech. The skin is fair, soft, lusterous, warm, and tends to
burn easily in the sun has freckles, many moles, and a tendency to
rashes. And the bodies are hot and sweaty. Characterised by fine and soft,
either fair or reddish hair that tends to gray soon. Face is heart-shaped,
often with a pointed chin. While the neck is proportionate and of average
size. A neat, pointed, and average sized nose matches the average sized eyes
that are either light blue, light gray or hazel in color, with an intense
luster which get red in summer or after bathing. The mouth being medium,
with average lips and medium-sized, yellowish teeth.
A thick, broad, well-developed frame and large, long limbs go well with a
pleasant, deep and resonant voice with low, slow, rhythmic speech. The skin
is usually thick, oily, pale or white and cold. Plentiful, thick, wavy,
lusterous and generally brown hair is set on a large, rounded and full face.
The neck is solid, with a near tree-trunk quality. A large, rounded nose and
large, attractive, blue or light brown in color eyes are found in a mouth
that is large with big, full lips. Teeth too are big and white and set in
focuses on harmony between mind and body. Yoga derives its philosophy from
Indian metaphysical beliefs. The word yoga comes from Sanskrit language and
means union or merger. The ultimate aim of this philosophy is to strike a
balance between mind and body and attain self-enlightenment. To achieve
this, yoga uses movement, breath, posture, relaxation and meditation in
order to establish a healthy, lively and balanced approach to life.
Though the exact origins of Yoga are unknown but Yoga is considered to be
the oldest physical discipline in existence. Yoga, thus symbolizes balance
in every area of life. In the earlier times, the rationale of the Yoga
postures and breathing exercises was to bring stability and relaxation so
practitioners could prepare for the rigors of meditation, sitting still and
alert for long periods of time. In modern context also Yoga can play an
important role in maintaining a fine balance between work and healthy mind.
- The most appropriate time for practicing Yoga is in the morning.
It is the time when the mind is calm, composed and fresh and the
body movements can be performed with considerable ease and vigor.
- To get started you need to have the urge and confidence in
- To practice Yoga you must choose a place, which is calm, quiet,
ventilated, dust free, moisture free and distraction free.
- Before you start Yoga, you must clear your bowels and bladder;
clean your nostrils and throat of all mucus. You must also drink a
glass of lukewarm water.
- Wait for a few minutes and then you can start.
- Like all other workouts you must begin with easy poses,
thereafter you can advance to the tough ones. Be methodical and
- Remember, to start with your movements should be light and if you
feel fatigue in between you must discontinue.
- Yoga must energize and not cause weariness and depression.
- You must take breaks in between if a particular step or exercise
- If you practice Yoga, your diet should be a balanced and you
should eat after an interval of 4 hours.
- The quantity of food should be such that it satisfies your
- Over eating and fasting should be avoided. At the same time you
must try to avoid stale food.
- Yoga clothing should be loose and as comfortable as possible.
Form-fitting cotton/Lycra pants and shirts are the best.
- While performing Yoga your breathing should be long and deep. You
must remember to keep your mouth close and inhale and exhale only
through the nose.
- You should always keep a Yoga mat made of some comfortable
materials. For lying postures use a woolen carpet, and spread a
clean sheet over it.
Ailments Treated Successfully in our Centers :
Rejuvenation & Immunity Programmer to Restore Vigor & Vitality
It is necessary to rejuvenate the body systems for a
better harmony of the Mind, Body & Spirit & to prevent diseases.
Duration: 14, 21 or 35 days.
Stress Management Package
For those who are stressed out due to heavy work
schedules, meeting deadlines, long hours of workload.
Duration: 2 weekend), days, 7 days (week long).
Natural Weight loss (Slimming Programme)
It includes proper balanced nutrition, healthy eating
practices regular physical activity, detoxification, stress management and
creating a balanced daily routine
Duration: 15, 21 or 35 days.
Beauty & Eye Care Package
It will improve the complexion, blood circulation, give
shine and vitality to skin, tones and revitalizes the body
Frequent Traveler's Package
One day Programme for the frequent travelers, to relieve
the tiredness, weariness, fatigue, stress and strain.
Optimal Living and Occupational Hazard management Programme for
Professionals, B.P.O Professionals etc.
Duration: 2 days (weekend), 7 days, 21 days.
Post Pregnancy & Delivery Care Programme
Duration: 7-21 days