Ayurveda is a form of medicine and wellness care that originated in India. Ayurveda based treatment is free of side-effects, derived from naturally available herbs and is believed to be more impactful than modern commercial medication.
History: Origins of Ayurveda have been traced back to Shushruta Samhita- a doctrine written by Shushruta, father of modern medicine, a time period dating back to 6th century BC.
While modern medicines focus on symptoms and use commercial drugs to force our body to react to any foreign particles and pathogens, Ayurveda aims to strengthen our immune systems and body cells from within, making them more resilient to illness.
Medicines: Several medicines prepared on principles of Ayurveda, made from herbs, spices and natural materials can be bought over the counter or with prescription to cure many of the common illnesses.
Ayurveda treatments: Panchakarma treatment (a healing a detoxification process), massages for rejuvenation, steam baths and other therapies can re-energize our bodies. Travelers often look forward to an ayurvedic spa session at the end of a hectic day.
Where to experience Ayurveda:
Ayurveda clinics are available all over Karnataka where trained doctors consult and advise on ayurveda style medicines for various illnesses. Ayurveda based wellness centres, offering massage and other treatments are available in luxury resorts. Several healthcare centres and retreats focused exclusively on Ayurveda are also operational in Karnataka.