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Ayurveda in Sri Lanka


          Ayurveda is an ancient system of Medicine developed in the Asian Region of the world. Ayurveda is a combination of two words “Ayur” which means Life and “Veda” which means Science; Ayurveda translates to the “ the Science of Life”. This ancient System was developed even before Hippocrates, the father of medicine. Its origins date back to 600 BC, it was introduced as a way of Natural Healing for diseases, today Ayurveda has developed into a system which is almost Holistic.

          Ayurveda is based on Indian or Hindu Philosophy. Ayurveda goes further beyond mere prevention of diseases. It is a lifestyle to many people. Ayurveda can offer real support when needed, in the form of developing and honing our Strengths. Ayurvedic practices have evolved and developed a lot since its Origin. This development has ensured that Ayurvedic medicine does not replace conventional medicine but rather complement it.

          The Science of Ayurveda believes in the doctrine of the “Tri-Dosha” or the Three Vital Forces of Ayurveda. The Three Vital forces are Vatha, Pitha, and Kappha which translates to Wind, Bile and Phlegm respectively.These Three Dosha’s are made from the 5 basic elements. Air and Space make up Vatha, Fire and Water make up Pitha and Earth and Water make up Kappha.

The 8 Branches of Ayurveda.

  • Kayachikitsa – Internal Medicine
  • Salya Tantra – Surgery
  • Salakya Tantra – ENT Diseases
  • Kumara Tantra – Pediatrics coupled with midwifery
  • Agada Tantara – Toxicology
  • Buta Vidya – Psychology and Spiritual Healing
  • Rasayana Tantra – Geriatrics
  • Vajikarana – Aphrodisiac medicine couple with Eugenics

          Ayurveda Medicine Consists of Oil Treatments, Herbs, and Massage. Ayurveda Specialists state that using Ayurvedic methods will improve your immune system and general health. Ayurveda medication is based on the belief that illnesses are born When one of the aforementioned Doshas are out of balance.

Types of Ayurveda Massages

  • Full Body Massage
  • Facial Treatment
  • Head oil Treatment
  • Nasal Treatment
  • Arm Massage
  • Leg Massage
  • Herbal Bath
  • Herbal Steam Bath
  • Neck and Shoulder Massage
  • Foot Massage

          There are many Spa’s and Wellness Centers but not all of them specialize in Ayurvedic Treatments Click here for registered, Certified Ayurvedic Spas and Wellness Centers Visit.