Ancient Medicine of Ayurveda at Ayush

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Ayush Ayurvedic Pte Ltd is situated at 146 Race Course Road. As you enter you are greeted by lush greenery with lots of plants and you also  need to follow Indian tradition by removing your footwear before you step inside. The main theme of colour of this building is green, very appropriate and healing, as green is the colour of mother nature and  most of the healing therapies use lots of natural products as opposed to chemicals in Western Medication. You can sink into comfortable armchairs with soft green cushions as you wait for your turn to meet the doctor or therapist. The entrance is consecrated to Lord Ganesha (Lord removing obstacles) and Lord Dhanvantre ( Lord of Indian Medicine ). Strong fragrance of a mixture of natural oils permeate the air. This is a busy practice and a centre for healing so the ambience is still and peaceful.

It was established in 2008 and has grown with branches in Malaysia and in Singapore. There is another branch in Blk 84 Bedok North Street 4#01-17 Singapore 460084  and in 349 Jalan Meranti Taman Melodies Jalan Tebrau 80250 Johore Bahru. It is  a sanctuary for authentic traditional Ayurvedic treatment and therapies. It is run by Dr Ajith Kumar and has become very popular amongst all races in Singapore and Malaysia. They have a total of 5 qualified doctors all from Kerala  India and 14 therapists also from Kerala. Two doctors are  stationed in the Race Course, branch one in Bedok and  Two in Malaysia. The practice in Malaysia is an in-house hospital where you can enjoy a detoxification  diet and 24 hours call with the doctors. About 10 patients can stay there at any one given time. They operate from 9am to 9pm daily 7 days a week and all their therapist and doctors have at least 10 years of experience backing them. However they do not perform surgeries here and sometime they advise to use Western medication together with their traditional treatments for best results. Dr Ajith says the most popular therapy is Abhyangam which improves circulation muscles tone and eliminates impurities but mind you this is not the only one there is a whole host of therapies which you can do under the guidance of the doctor.

PANCHAKARMA THERAPIES

In Panchakarma there are 5 types of cleansing therapies suited for your body type or specific constitution. This is done for the expulsion of toxins from the body and to bring back the balance. Panchakarma is the ultimate mind-body healing experience for detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system, and restoring balance and well-being. It is one the most effective healing modality in Ayurvedic Medicine. It promotes Detoxification and Rejuvenation. It is recommended on a seasonal basis, as well as when an individual feels out of balance or is experiencing illness. Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means “five actions” or “five treatments”. This is a process used to clean the body of toxic materials left by disease and poor nutrition.

MEDICINES FROM KOTTAKAL KERALA

All medicines come from Kottakal Kerala.  Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala (AVS) is a century old Charitable Institution engaged in the practice and propagation of Ayurveda, the ancient health care system of India. AVS offers classical Ayurvedic medicines and authentic Ayurvedic treatments and therapies to patients from all over India and abroad. AVS was established at Kottakkal in Kerala State of India in 1902 by the visionary physician and philanthropist, the late Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier. Started essentially as a village clinic, it has now grown into a multi-unit, multi-disciplinary and multi-crore organisation. It has operations in different areas of Ayurvedic practice

HISTORY OF AYURVEDA

Ayurvedic medicine is traditional Hindu medicine originating from the Indian subcontinent. Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country’s traditional health care systems. Ayurvedic traditions is a type of alternative medicine. Ayurveda belongs to the discipline of the upaveda or "auxiliary knowledge" in Vedic tradition. The origins of Ayurveda traces to the Atharvaveda, containing  114 hymns and incantations described as magical cures for disease. There are also various legendary accounts of the origin of Ayurveda, e.g., that it was received by Dhanvantari (or Divodasa) from Brahma. Ayurvedic practices include the use of herbal medicines, mineral or metal supplementation (rasa shastra), surgical techniques, opium, and application of oil by massages.  According to National Institute of Health in the United States many Ayurvedic practices predate written records and were handed down by word of mouth. Three ancient books known as the Great Trilogy were written in Sanskrit more than 2,000 years ago and are considered the main texts on Ayurvedic medicine—Caraka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, and Astanga Hridaya.

Vital concepts of Ayurvedic medicine include universal interconnectedness (among people, their health, and the universe), the body’s constitution (prakriti), and life forces (dosha), which are often compared to the biologic humors of the ancient Greek system. Using these concepts, Ayurvedic physicians prescribe individualized treatments, including compounds of herbs or proprietary ingredients, and diet, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations.

The majority of India’s population uses Ayurvedic medicine exclusively or combined with conventional Western medicine, and it’s practiced in varying forms in Southeast Asia.Some of the concepts of Ayurveda have been discovered since the times of Indus Valley Civilization and earlier.] Ayurveda significantly developed during the Vedic period and later some of the non-Vedic systems such as Buddhism and Jainism also are incorporated in the system. Balance is emphasized, and suppressing natural urges is considered unhealthy and claimed to lead to illness. Ayurveda names three elemental substances, the doshas (called Vata, Pitta and Kapha), and states that a balance of the doshas results in health, while imbalance results in disease.

LORD DHANVANTRE AND AYURVEDA

It is a practice for Ayurveda doctors and practitioners such as therapist to consecrate Lord Dhanvantre before commencing on a treatment for their patients. It is believed he is the Hindu God of Medicine and will play a vital role in healing and providing cure to the sick and those afflicted with ailments and maladies.

Lord Dhanvantari is known as the father of Ayurveda, to help relieve some of humanity’s suffering since he was the first divine incarnation to impart its wisdom amongst humans. He first appeared during the great churning of the cosmic ocean of milk (Samudra manthan) to deliver amrit (ambrosia, or Divine nectar) to the demigods. The churning of the ocean of milk is a famous episode in the Puranas. It is celebrated in India every twelve years in the holy festival known as Kumbha Mela.

COMFORT FROM BODILY WEAR AND TEAR

So if you are unwell, let the caring and compassionate doctors and therapists who work tirelessly with the sole motivation to give you back the comfort of good health put you in order and help you. Ayush has grown in size and popularity to become an oasis of hope for the sick and injured. They follow diligently the traditional practices of Ayurvedic Treatment from India in Singapore and Malaysia and many a patient have been cured and healed.

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