Ayurveda originated in India and the scholars of Ayurveda and ancient Indian literature have placed it around 6000 BC. Ayurveda, as the name implies (Ayu:life, Veda:knowledge) is the knowedge of healthy living and is not confined only to treatment of illness. It deals elaborately with measures for healthful living during the entire span of life and its various phases. Besides, dealing with principles for maintenance of health, it has also developed a wide range of therapeutic measures to combat illness. These principles of positive health and therapeutic measures relate to physical, mental, social and spiritual welfare of human beings. Thus Ayurveda becomes one of the oldest systems of health care dealing with both the preventive and curative aspects of life in a most comprehensive way.

Contrary to the conventional medicine, the action of Ayurveda is much safer, deeper acting, somehwat slower, and results much longer lasting by energizing the body's curative powers.

The basic therapeutic approach is, 'that alone is the right treatment which makes for health and he alone is the best doctor who frees one from disease'. This sums up the principal objects of Ayurveda, i.e. maintenance and promotion of health, prevention of disease and cure of sickness. Treatment of the disease consists in avoiding causative factors responsible for disequilibrium of the body matrix or of any of its constituent parts through the use of Panchakarma procedures, medicines, suitable diet, activity and regimen for restoring the balance and strengthening the body mechanisms to prevent or minimize future occurance of the disease.

Ayurveda boasts of tremendous powers as a system of medicine. Especially in case of chronic, long standing and recurring diseases like allergies, bronchitis, Chron's diseases, Psoriasis, Rheumatism, Sinusitis, Trigenminal Neuralgia, Ulcerative Colitis, Vitiligo, etc, Ayurveda offers results which can change the life of patients. In the cases of allergic diseases like Asthma, urticaria and the like, it can enhance body's immune mechanism in such as way that the body no more reacts in abnormal way. In cases of ulcerative, it leads the immune mechanism to enhance ulcer healing mechanism. In cases of chronic infections it reduces the count and activities of viral. This goes true for most chronic diseases.


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Momoyo Yamaguchi, Japan

Momoyo Yamaguchi, Japan

This was the perfect trip for our family of outdoor and health holidays. Ayurveda treatments, yoga sessions, food, location, backwaters boating, local temple tours and all around atmosphere was wonderful. Our child experienced a lot of firsts on this trip: first time experiencing backwaters boating and so on. This is a great hands-on trip that insists you take time to enjoy, relax and respect the beautiful environment of Malpe Beach. It combines great experience, authentic Ayurveda, support staff and a wonderful setting. Both excellent hosts and excellent professionals - Ayurveda Hermitage is a recommended place for those seeking health and...

Celestine Rwamakuba, Kinshasa stayed for…

Celestine Rwamakuba, Kinshasa stayed for 14 days

I am very happy of my experience. I did not know about Ayurveda at all. I found Ayurveda Hermitage, Udupi while looking for a place to get treatment after stress and especially insomnia. When I arrived I was really exhausted, but at the airport, when I met Dr. Sree, I feel reassured by his kindness and also liked the explanation he gave me about the local traditions all along the way from the airport to the centre. I appreciated the simplicity of Dr. Sree and the availability and willingness to share. Wish to come back again next year.

Sarachandran, Penang, Malaysia stayed fo…

Sarachandran, Penang, Malaysia stayed for 14 days

LApprehension........ !Anxiety.........! Travel stress.......!This was my state of mind upon disembarking at Udupi on Saturday 3rd Aug 2013 at 9am after gruel some overnight sleeper bus/road journey from Bangalore the previous night. Howewer the balming effect was immediate upon stepping down from the bus at Udupi.There to greet me was the reassuring presence of Dr Sreedhar Rao and his assistant-both equally mild mannered and thoughtful about all details. The mornings of both my 2 weeks at the hermitage was filled with discussions demonstrations and guided practice of yoga and pranayamas conducted by Dr Sreedhar Rao personally Ayurvedic massages and related...