About Ayurveda it is said and was written so much that only a lazy at least the edge of the ear have not heard or read about the oldest science in the history of man's recovery by natural methods. Ayurveda is mentioned in the Vedas, Upanishads, Mahabharata, Puranas, Tantras and Yoga-Shastras. It is used in practice by Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs and Hindus in Sri Lanka and the Indian subcontinent, and also forms the basis of Tibetan medicine. Many modern masters of religion and philosophy-including Sri Aurobindo, Swami Sivananda, Paramahamsa Yogananda, and others-respected Ayurveda and recommended its study to their students: this science is proud of its long history, rooted in the Vedic times for more than 5000 years ago.No other field of science has preserved such ancient texts that are still used in Ayurveda. The science of the health of the spirit, soul, mind and body was conceived and developed by the holy seers and initiates for many centuries through observations, experiments, discussions and meditations. For millennia, sacred knowledge was transmitted verbally from teacher to student. Approximately in the V-VI centuries BC, detailed Ayurvedic texts appeared in Sanskrit. These texts emphasize the importance of preventing the development of the disease, rejuvenating the body's systems and increasing longevity. The profound meaning of Ayurveda is not only that with its help we can prevent the development of diseases, but we can also learn to better understand ourselves and our place in this world, and also live in harmony with all around us and achieve spiritual enlightenment.
Buddhism has become stronger in India since 323 BC. e. for 642 AD e. A well-known sage of Buddhism Mahayana Nagarjuna wrote a commentary on Ayurvedic works and did much to bring this science to all people, if possible. Medicinal plants were grown everywhere, ayurvedic hospitals and universities were built. Systematization of Ayurvedic methods of treatment was carried out. With the advent of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, this knowledge was brought, widely tested in practice, from northern and northeastern India. Having come to the island, knowledge fell on fertile soil, where in those days there were already own schools of natural medicine, which contributed to the synthesis of several directions and the adaptation of medicines under the conditions of the local climate and features. So, for example, there was a unique ayurvedic school Osusala or Osuhala, which has no analogues outside Sri Lanka. The school works exclusively with plant preparations of local, Sri Lankan production, often from endemic plants. These are balsams, tinctures, oils, herbal pills, decoctions and syrups.
The Indian classical theory of ayurveda of the tridosha follows from the concept of the three primary elements of the universe. Three doshas — vata (wind), pitta (bile) and kapha (phlegm) — correspond to three elements. It's Air, Fire and Water. But Buddhist ayurvedic medicine in Sri Lanka is based on the theory of the four elements. To classical Indian elements, the Sri Lankan school adds Earth. Nagarjuna laid the foundation of the Rasasthras, that is, Ayurvedic alchemy. Mystics engaged in a special preparation of mercury, sulfur and other useful substances. Until now, there is a unique system of toxicology (vishachiktsa), treatment of smallpox and other infectious diseases, marmakitsa. Such medications for the treatment of fever, epilepsy and some other diseases are more unknown nowhere. Under the influence of Buddhism, many temples of the island turned into medical centers.
To eliminate imbalance of doshas, five different procedures, cleaning methods that are prescribed for a small number of diseases, and for periodic seasonal cleansing are used. These 5 procedures are known as Panchakarma — "Five Actions". The Panchakarma course includes dietary meals as prescribed by the doctor, massages, the use of herbs and decoctions. The course can include laxatives, baths, techniques to increase sweating, enemas with medicinal substances, cleansing of the nasal sinuses, bloodletting. Masseurs perform therapy to manage the diseases caused by Vata Dosha. As part of the medication treatment, a massage with oils affects the entire body, that is, it is a holistic, or holistic procedure. Massage therapy can sooth the pain, relax the stiff muscles and reduce the swelling that accompanies arthritis. Thus, the toxins that are ingrained in the joints and tissues are released into the excretory systems with the help of massage to excrete them in a natural way. Panchakarma is also used as a therapy of rejuvenation. Different Ayurvedic doctors have differences in the procedures, technique, compositions of the oils used, but in any case the practice must always be carried out by competent specialists.
Ayubowan — the greeting and farewell word of the Sri Lankans, a conditional synonym for the English «Hello», translates as «May you have a long life». It is accompanied by folding the palms in front of the face or at the chest level. Being both a greeting and a wish, «ayubowan» is also pronounced when sneezing, which corresponds to the English «Be Healthy». It has a ritual and symbolic origin: the word ayubovan is formed from the words Ayu (long life), Bo (very, much, a lot), Wan (let it be). It is the root of Ayurveda. Both words are closely related, and any greeting of the doctor and the beginning of treatment under the Ayurveda Panchakarma in Sri Lanka begins exactly with this wish with a proper welcome gesture. The ceremony of greeting is strictly observed by Sri Lankan doctors and medical personnel when working for the patient, because this greeting energetically paves the way for a speedy recovery for anyone suffering from any disease, and adjusts the patient himself to a positive outcome of treatment.
Listening or reading about Ayurveda, many still find it difficult to put together at least approximately how the process of treatment under the Ayurveda Panchakarma program is going on. Let's try together to slightly open the veil of secrecy and try to figure out how this happens.
How to choose a sanatorium to be sure that you will not be offered a placebo, a cheap substitute or worse — useless, charlatanic and health-damaging procedures?
In Sri Lanka, many suggestions for recovery under the brand of Ayurveda. It is necessary to understand that one can only be trusted by licensed Ministry of Health of the country institutions and strictly certified doctors in this field. With a list of such sanatoria and clinics can be found directly in the Ministry of Health or the Department of Ayurveda. There is one, because in Sri Lanka Ayurveda is recognized at the state level as one of the tested and authorized schools of treatment. In the same place, in the Department of Ayurveda you can get acquainted with the list of medications permitted for use, if suddenly there are doubts.
At Deep South of Sri Lanka one of the recognized and oldest health improvement institutions according to Panchakarma's methods is the sanatorium Nature Lanka Ayurveda Panchakarma Beach Resort under the guidance of the authoritative founder, Dr. Manjula Punchihewa. The resort combines the pleasure of a beach holiday with authentic Ayurveda and wellness treatments. The sanatorium has all the amenities to make the stay come to rest and treatment relaxed, comfortable and rejuvenating. The spa sanatorium is located amidst the lush greenery of the garden and offers all the possibilities to relax and feel the holiday of life while rejuvenating the body and mind with the help of effective Ayurvedic procedures. This is the concept of the sanatorium and personal vision of the adherent of the Panchakarma school, Mr. Punchihewa.
Sanatorium Nature Lanka is located deep in the south of the island, in Kahandamodara (natural reserve for birds) on the shores of the Indian Ocean, near the town of Tangalle.
Nature Lanka is located in the semi-dry zone of Sri Lanka, which is ideal for Ayurveda. The resort buildings are built in an ancient Ayurvedic hospital style to provide complete relaxation of mind and body. Such a unique style, executed according to all the ancient canons of requirements to the clinics now you will not find everywhere! The resort occupies 7 acres of land, with vegetation, medicinal trees of Margosa and with direct access to a wide and pristine beach. The resort is located far from urban and suburban dwellings and major roads. This makes the location of the resort uniquely quiet, stable, calm.
Arriving to sanatorium, the first place you go to is the Health House. This is something more than just a reception desk or a guest check-in counter. Here, every guest is met with an indispensable "Ayubowan", setting a positive wave of mood along the way to getting rid of illnesses. The first drink after moving. Someone to taste will have a decoction, for example, from the flowers of the ranawara — this helps very much to cool the mind and body after a tedious journey.
After check-in, guests are escorted to the room. The resort has 20 rooms and villas, located a short distance from the Ayurvedic Health House. The road lies through the garden of spices and medicinal plants.
Most of the rooms have ocean views and separate open verandas overlooking the beach and lush green gardens. The resort creates a relaxed atmosphere, exactly the same as Ayurveda requires in the construction of houses in Sri Lanka.
Each room is furnished with a simple double bed, telephone, a boiler for heating water from the sun, a fan and — if desired — air conditioning. However, doctors do not recommend using an air conditioner for the duration of treatment. The patient must sweat, thereby releasing through the skin all the toxins. Further massages will be aimed at opening the pores, squeezing out toxins and rubbing the healing oils into the skin. The conditioner also cools the skin and closes the pores, which reduces the effectiveness of the procedures.
But before you go to the procedures, you need to undergo a survey. It is noteworthy that you do not need to carry with you in your suitcase the extracts and certificates from your home doctors from your country. Many believe that this is partly due to some mutual mistrust between specialists from allopathy and Ayurveda. But this is not so. Approaches to diagnosing, diagnosing and selecting methods of treatment in traditional medicine and in Ayurveda do vary greatly, although they share common elements. In any case, an Ayurvedic doctor will need to understand and assess the state of health of the mental and physical at the moment, «here and now.» The survey begins with the same mandatory welcome from Ayubovan and a special ritual. The oldest Ayurvedic doctor begins his mystery. Since Ayurveda is a comprehensive science of the health of the body, mind, soul, a special ritual of the patient's energetic mood for treatment is conducted. The doctor invites the patient to the diagnostic room, offering a few betel leaves from his hands, while reading ancient mantras and texts from the books on Ayurveda in Sanskrit and Pali. Then he accompanies the patient to the altar with the image of the Buddha and the saints, who are attributed to the authorship of the doctrine of health. The patient lights incense and receives blessings with touching the head from the pujari (doctor-clergyman). Then the oil lamps are lit and the final healing ritual takes place. Thus, the doctor and the patient should receive spiritual, energy and physical communication with each other in order to expect the most effective results of procedures.
After the completion of the rituals, a consultation of doctors begins. It may seem that about 2 hours for conversation with doctors is very much, but it is important not to miss any details, exclude suspicions of this or that disease and correctly diagnose the manifest disease, as well as the one that can potentially manifest. Everything matters here, and the questions may sometimes not be very convenient, but it is important to answer them in order to find the right methods and go on the path of healing. During the examination, your blood pressure will be checked, the pulse listened, examined for external physical defects or manifestations of any diseases. The questions will concern practically every organ and system. And not only. In many ways, a conversation with doctors will be built around your psychological state. The more open and frank you will be during the initial consultation — and it is the most important and decisive in decision-making — the more effective and quick the result will be.
Doctors will determine your dosha, psycho-and physiotype after the examinations, assign you a certain food system and a list of products of your individual table, and also offer you one of two treatment packages — for existing diseases or for those who have not yet manifested themselves, but they have a propensity and predisposition. That is, you can choose preventive or practical procedures, or a combination of therapy packages for both cases. To understand what the result of the treatment you want, you need to determine the desired package. Package 01 — This is a special preventive treatment for the Panchakarma program.
This package is aimed at the internal purification process of the body, which is used to prevent diseases, promoting a healthy body and prolonging life by eliminating toxins and accelerating the recovery of body energies. Package 02 — Treatment and rehabilitation of manifested diseases. This package of Panchakarma Ayurveda is also aimed at the internal process of purifying the body, which is used to prevent diseases, promotes a healthy body and prolongs life by eliminating toxins and accelerating the recovery of body energy. However, this package is used for non-European diseases, and the method treats and manages diseases that have already manifested itself. Optionally you can choose Panchakarma anti-stress programs, rejuvenation, cleansing, weight loss programs, smoking cessation with acupuncture, and long-term treatment. You can inform about your choice both at the primary consultation (consultation), and taking a pause for meditation and choice. In any case, you can connect to one of the programs any day, while staying at sanatorium Nature Lanka, at any time. However, it will be necessary to notify your attending physician about this. And since the sanatorium works around the clock, two guest physicians are assigned to each guest, who follow the course of your treatment 24 hours a day in shifts.
As for food, then, as we have already mentioned, everyone guest of the sanatorium his personal, not like the others, table and a list of products put to use at the time of treatment. The doctor and only the doctor decides what you need to eat to enhance the effect of treatment, detoxifying the body and adjusting the organs to the correct rhythm of work. Probably, something in these tastes you will find new, something may seem unusual or even unattractive. But the guests come here not for a gastronomic tour, but for the return of health. It's not for nothing that they say that it is delicious is all that is harmful to the body. For the period of treatment it is necessary to take your appointment as a matter of course and compulsory. For your own good. Sanatorium Nature Lanka pays special attention to nutrition. Each of the guests, treated according to the individual program of Ayurveda, eats strictly individual individual dishes, rather than dishes of a buffet. Nutrition depends on the dosha and the actual state of health or disease. Ayurvedic nutrition acts both as a food and as a therapeutic therapy against diseases. In Ayurveda, food is not separated from the medical school, as in Western medicine. It should take into account everything, for example, proteins, fats, carbohydrates. In addition, the nature and origin of the food product according to various criteria and characteristics is taken into account. What is pleasant, perhaps, to all guests is the various herbal tea and decoctions. It is not only delicious, but also useful!
And now, the treatment begins. A small or a great miracle is already being held close! And there is so much ahead, because you will need at least 10 days to stay in the sanatorium to achieve a therapeutic effect. The optimal duration of treatment is 14-21 days, and in special cases — 28 days. During these days you will experience not the healing power of massages with healing oils and exactly the procedures that the doctor will appoint you. At the same time it is massages — one of the most favorite procedures for almost all guests of the sanatorium.
Massages are of several types, their main idea is the manipulation of the skin, muscles, joints, aimed at preventive and practical results in the treatment or prevention of diseases. Massages warm up and cool the body, open pores for the release of toxins from the human body, inject medicinal broths, oils and the curative substances contained in them. Massages relax the soul and body, give the mood and pleasure. And cosmetic and rejuvenating effects of massages amaze the results of even hardened skeptics.
In addition to your individual program and treatment regimen, you can attend yoga classes. Do not miss this opportunity to cheer up and bring yourself in physical shape. Still would! Sri Lanka — the birthplace and cradle of the best traditions of yoga. To attend a course of treatment in Nature Lanka and not to experience the healing effects of the exercises would be very reckless. Morning is set very differently, and the day passes in a tone and the best mood, if you follow the example of an instructor and a teacher of yoga. Ideally, go to yoga and meditation twice a day — in the morning and in the evening. Classes are held at a convenient time, so as not to take your time for basic procedures and manipulations, as well as breaks for eating.
Sanatorium Nature Lanka is unique in that it has the Ayurveda School. This is the whole Ayurveda Institute that offers an introduction to traditional treatments for Ayurveda Panchakarma for interested guests from around the world. The organization of such a school is a personal initiative and merit of the head of the Nature Lanka sanatorium Dr. Punchihewa. The course is planned with an organized program that provides basic skills and knowledge of the curriculum for Ayurveda. The course consists mainly of theory and practice, including visits to other Ayurvedic medical centers, herb gardens, etc. Obligatory discussions with doctors about the fundamentals of Ayurvedic health are also necessary. After you complete the course of treatment in a sanatorium and go home, it is important to follow if not all principles, then at least some methods of maintaining health at home, already at home. By the way, after successful completion of the course, students will be awarded with internationally recognized certificates. Training takes place in the form of group sessions, with a maximum of 10 people per group. If necessary, if you do not speak English, you can be provided with translations for any required language.
About the combination of which procedures the doctor will appoint to you in your case, it is probably inappropriate to speak for a simple reason — the treatment will be carried out according to your strictly individual scheme. Suffice it to say that the highest results in the prevention and treatment of diseases at Nature Lanka are achieved in the following cases:
• High blood pressure and high cholesterol
• Psychological stress
• Nicotine disorders (for smokers)
• Obesity (overweight)
• Psoriasis and eczema
• Ringing in the ears
• Anemic problems and general background ailments
• Stones in the kidneys
• Diseases of the nervous system
• Early stages of cervical spondylosis
• Early stages of prostatic hyperplasia
• Diseases of the ENT organs
• Gynecological diseases
• Hair loss
• Lumbosacral radiculitis
It is noteworthy that every year doctors register an increase in the number of those guests who come to Nature Lanka for treatment again. The best indicator of trust and effectiveness. And it's easy to explain! The friendly and qualified staff is very happy to serve you and your team in the best possible way. The team consists only of qualified and professional well-experienced doctors and therapists. During the treatment, their openness and kindness have so much that you do not want to leave the sanatorium. And when he leaves, he pulls here again and again.
This openness and maximum closeness without clear boundaries «I am the doctor, You are the patient» is promoted not only by the natural propensity for compassion and the desire to help, but also by the simple human desire to communicate on an equal footing, to be a friend. To ensure that doctors, massage therapists and the entire sanatorium team are closer to their guests, thematic parties are often organized in Nature Lanka. For example, on the full moon days — Poya or national and national holidays. At the original table on the shore of the ocean to the sounds of music and dance rhythms you can Enjoy the tropical atmosphere of the holiday, good mood, communication and health together with the team of Nature Lanka. Sure you will agree, the exotic nature, inspiring the warm ocean, natural and natural treatment in the homeland of health sciences in combination with a pleasant and friendly atmosphere can work wonders.
The Lankarus team year after year is proud of an exclusive partnership and friendship with Nature Lanka and provides a confidential opportunity to guarantee you the best price-quality ratio when booking therapeutic tours of any complexity and combinatorial. We always have special offers for you, seasonal promotions, discounts and bonuses on your request.
It remains only to experience, as many guests have done already, on their own. Therefore, welcome for health to Nature Lanka: Ayubowan — May You Live a Long Life!
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