Ayur Marma Kerala Ayurvedic Artho Neuro Muscular Rehab Center Listed in Ayurvedic Hospital & Ayurvedic Massage, Panchkarma Located in Kharghar,Panvel About Us Ayurveda, which literally means the science of life (Ayur = Life, Veda = Science), is an ancient medical science which was developed in India thousands of years ago. Ayurveda is a system, which uses the inherent principles of nature, to help maintain the health of a person by keeping the body, mind and spirit in perfect equilibrium with nature. If there is an imbalance in these elements along with the Tridoshas (Vatta, Pitta, Kapha) then Ayurveda plays a crucial role in eradicating the root cause of the ailment or disease. The doshas assist in the creation of all of the various tissues of the body and to remove any unnecessary waste products from the body. Each person has a unique dosha with unique nutritional needs. Establishing your dosha enables you determine suitable diets, exercise and lifestyles to maintain balance. This is the key to maintaining health. It is the Tridoshas that influence all movements, all transformations, all sensory functions, and many of the other activities in the human body and mind. Ayurveda has eight ways to diagnose illness, namely Nadi (pulse), Mootra (urine), Mala (stool), Jihva (tongue), Shabda (speech), Sparsha (touch), Druk (vision), and Aakruti (appearance). Ayurveda is not a merely a method for the treatment of diseases & cures, it is a detailed description of how to lead one's life in harmony with nature. Marma is the name of a therapy. Marmas are the vital points in the body where the life force is concentrated. The Marma points are located where the flesh, veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet. They may also be described as the junctions where Vata, Pitta and Kapha meet; where the Sattva, Rajas and Tamas gunas meet; or where Eternity and Relativity meet and determine the character of the person. At Ayur Marma Kerala Ayurvedic Ortho Neuro Muscular Care Centre, the traditional principles of Ayurveda are followed to ensure that the therapy is authentic and effective. The motto of our centre ?Healing Naturally' embodies the beauty of our method of treatment. The system recognizes the fact that every individual body has it own potential to heal if it follows the right system. Ayurvedic doctors regard physical existence, mental existence, and personality as a unit, with each element being able to influence the others. This is a holistic approach used during diagnosis and therapy, and is a fundamental aspect of Ayurveda. Our centre is located at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, 10 Kms from the upcoming Navi Mumbai Airport, and is 30 Kms from Mumbai City. 1) ORTHOPAEDCS which is inclusive of : Back Pain Disc Prolapse Neuro Muscular Arthritis Osteoarthritis Cervical Spondylitis Sciatica Frozen Shoulder Hernited Disc Lumbar Spondylitis 2) LIFE STYLE MANAGEMENT which is inclusive of : Obesity Insomnia Spine Correction Gynaecological Problems Piles Hyperacidity Diabetes Skin Diseases 3) REJUVENATION which is inclusive of : Body Cleansing Procedures For Well Being Panchkarma For Healthy Life 4) KALARI MARMA CHIKITSA which is inclusive of : Fractures Joint Dislocation Old Accidental Injuries Muscle/joint/tendon Stiffnes 5) PAEDIATRICS which is inclusive of : Late Walkers Neuromuscular Disorders Women Care & Beauty Hairfall which is inclusive of : For - Glowing Skin & Healthier Muscles For - Muscle Weakness For - Daily Freshness For - Stress/anxity/depression For - Hormonal Imbalance CHAVETTY TIRUMAL (UZHICHIL) / MARMA THERAPY : The accumulation of massage, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Marma Abhyangam etc performed by the feet of the therapist over the patients body is called chavetty uzhichil. This is dominantly performed for Rejuvenation , Vitality, Lower back ache, Vatta Roga, for sports suppleness in person, dancers, to provoke marma points, to keep sapta dhatu in balance, to provoke the 6 chakras, for blood enhance circulation, to increase mental strength etc. Pizhichil : Warm Herbal oils are poured over the entire body. It is the most effective Kerala method of treatment for curing nervous system disorders & effective in chronic cases of vatta borne diseases, post traumatic pain, inflammation & stiffness of joints, paralysis, osteoarthritis etc. Ela Kizhi (Herbal Leaves) : Swedana (or) fomentation therapy done with boluses containing herbal leaves for the rejuvenation of the muscular system, rheumatism etc. Podi Kizhi (Herbal Powders) : Swedana (or) fomentation therapy done with boluses containing herbal powders for joint pains, give relief to the marmas, helps remove stiffness of the muscles & prevents sprains, promotes muscle development etc. Navara Kizhi : Fomentation therapy with special Kerala boluses containing rice cooked in milk and kashay for relieving joint stiffness, polio and emaciation, sluggishness, muscle atrophy etc. Sarvanga-dhara : Kashay (or) oil dhara (stream) poured all over the body except the head for paralysis, oedema etc. Shirodhara : Oil (or) Kashay(or) Takra dhara : stream of lukewarm temperature is poured over the forehead (the third eye) for insomnia, facial palsy, stress, mind relaxation, paraplegia, improvement of sensory organs, Psoriasis, hypertension, depression etc. Netradhara : Dhara Procedure for cleaning of the eyes. Netra dhara is an eye care treatment. It is an application of pouring extracts of certain herbs in a small stream over the eyes.. Shirovasti : Lukewarm herbal oil poured into a special leather cap fitted on the head for partial paralysis, speech disorder, brain clotting, mental disorders etc Netra Tarpanam : Therapy done for strenuous eyes etc using medicated ghee. Hrid Vasti : Hrid Vasti is a specialized Ayurvedic treatment for various cardiac ailments in which warm medicated oil is retained inside an herbal paste boundary over the heart. Therapy is also done for trauma to Hridyamarma i.e. Hypertension etc. Kati Vasti : Procedure done exclusively for specific back problems, slipdisc degenration in vertebrae. Uzhichil (Abhyangam) : General full body massage with herbal oils according to body constitution for relaxation. Swedana : Full body steam therapy followed by Abhyangam. Udvartanam : Full body massage, scrubbed with medicated powder for weight loss, rejuvenation etc. Special Features : Physical abnormalities caused due to trauma or accident as well as congenital deformities including walking difficulties, problems related to spinal cord, muscles and post trauma cases where limbing of foot, joint sprains, swelling dislocations, post fracture healing, foot drooping, muscular atrophy etc. are seen can also be rectified by our ancient knowledge of Marma-Chikitsa (treatments) by expertise formulations & therapies under proper supervision of traditional Vaidyas. Panchkarma Panchkarma is the corner stone to Ayurvedic Management of diseases. This process gets to the root cause of the problem and corrects the essential balance of Tridoshas (Vatta, Pitta, Kapha) in the body. Panchkarma is not only good for evaluating disease but is also a useful remedy in maintaining excellent health. Ayurveda advices undergoing Panchkarma at the seasonal changes to clean the body, improve the digestion and to improve the metabolic processes. Panchkarma include three parts :- 1) Poorvakarma (Preparatory methods) which is inclusive of : Pachana (Digestion) Snehana (Internal & External Oleation) Swedana (Foementation) 2) Pradhankarma (Main methods) which is inclusive of : Vamanam (Induced Vomitting) Virechanam ( Induced Purgation) Basti ( Medicated Enemas) Nasyam ( Elimination of toxins through the nose) Raktamokshnam ( Artificial blood letting for detoxification of the blood) 3) Paschatkarma (Post therapeutic measures) This includes Sansarjan Karma (Specific dietetics), Dhumapana (inhaling of medicinal herbal sticks) & few rules to be followed. A) Vamanam : Congestion in the upper respiratory tract due to imbalanced doshas (mainly Kapha dosha) and elimination of them through upper pathway itself i.e. mouth, this procedure is known as Vamanam. Benefits : Bronchial asthma, Chronic allergies, Hay fever, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Hyperacidity, Chronic indigestion, Nasal congestion, Sinusitis, Odema, Skin disorders, toxin/poison administration etc. B) Virechanam : This is a medicated purgation therapy which removes pitta dosha toxins from the body that are accumulated in the liver, gall bladder and small intesline. It completely cleanses the gastrointestinal tract. It is a safe procedure without any side effects. Benefits : To rule out chronic fever, Diabetes, Asthma, Skin disorders like Psoriasis, Eczema, Herpes zoaster etc, Mental disorders, Jaundice, Digestive disorders, Constipation, Hyperacidity, Headache, Gynaecological problems etc. C) Basti : The chief karma in panchkarma is described as Basti since it cleanses the accumulated toxins from all the tridoshas (Vatta, Pitta, Kapha) mainly working on Vatta dosha, the prominent place of Vatta being the colon (Basti). Basti is also highly beneficial as a rejuvenating therapy. Medicated Oil/Ghee/Herbal decoction is given as enema to clean the colon and increase the muscle tone. This procedure is usually applied from 8 days to 30 days, based on the medical condition of the patient. Benefits : Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, Paralysis, Colitis, Convalescence, Cervical Spondylosis, Irritable bowel syndrome, Constipation, Backache, Sciatica, obesity, Piles, Sexual debility & Infertility, Acne, Kidney stone, Sinusitis, Gynaecological disorders like ovarian cyst, fibroids in uterus, Irregular menstruation etc. High blood pressure, Heart problems, Flatulance - Gastric disturbances etc. D) Nasyam : The nose is said to be the door way to the brain & to the conciousness. Nasal administration of medicated oils through nose to cleanse accumulated kapha toxins from neck & head region is called Nasyam.. Benefits : Trigeminal Neuralgia, facial palsy, Sinusitis, convulsions, hairfall, premature greying, increase memory power & concentration, for eyesight, for facial glow, Insomnia, loss of smell & taste, frozen shoulder, Migraine, neck stiffness, Nasal polyp, Neurological dysfunctions etc. E) Raktamokshanam : This is a medicated purgation therapy which removes pitta dosha toxins from the body that are accumulated in the liver, gall bladder and small intesline. It completely cleanses the gastrointestinal tract. It is a safe procedure without any side effects. Benefits : Toxins present in the gastrointestinal tract are absorbed into the blood & circulated through out the body. This condition is called toxemia which is the basic cause of repeated infections, hypertension and certain other circulatory conditions. This includes repeated attacks of skin disorders such as Urticaria, rashes, herpes zoaster, eczema, Leukoderma etc. Along with internal medication elemination of toxins and purification of the blood is necessary. Marma TherapyHome Marma Therapy Marma Therapy is a significant aspect of the AYURVEDIC treatments. Marmas are specific points on the body where the application of pressure induces the flow of vital energy (prana) along a complex system of subtle channels called (nadis). Based on the knowledge enumerated in Dhanur Veda (deals in martial art), ayurveda recognizes about 107 therapeutic marma points. The injury to some of these lethal marma points can lead to instant death. Massage is widely applied in the treatment of marmas. Thus healing through marma abhayangam affects the chakras, Physical health and the doshas. The purpose of a marma Abhayangam is to stimulate the various body organs and systems. Marma therapy focuses on energizing the body to relieve occupational illness and stress related diseases. Often, it helps the couples to re-establish harmony in marital life. Here, Kalari master is the spiritual Guru, Counsellor and physiotherapist all rolled in to one. Marma Therapy (therapeutic treatment in vital points) is an offshoot of the Kalaripayattu; Kerala's martial art. In Kerala, marma therapy joins the streams of sidha & Kalari. Marma Therapy brings equilibrium between the tridosha vatta, pitta, kapha. These three elements from the essence of life. Marma Therapy is basically a neuromuscular and orthopaedic science. Oil therapy or Snehana is an important part of marma Therapy. Warm, medicated oils are applied in large amount all over the body, the medicated oils are used in specific body sites such as on the chakras and marma points or at specific trouble spots, the body is then massaged using these oils. According to Sushruta, author of Sushruta Samhita, the ancient treatise on ayurveda, human body contains 107 marma points which, when struck or massaged, produce desired healing or injurious results. At present, marma treatment is available only in Kerala. The system takes 8-10 years to learn and is used for three basic purposes : healing, massaging and increasing physical flexibility. A student can heal independently after he completes his course and works as an apprentice with his guru for two to three years. Though this ancient art is gradually finding its way into the mainstream of life, it has retained its exclusivity through a strong guru-disciple tradition."The first thing we are taught is to respect our elders our guru being the foremost. Marma is not only a technique but a way of life". We at AYURMARMA have studied and practised kalari-marma chikitsa from Guru-Shisya Parampara.