Ayurveda in Kerala, as in the rest of India, originated over 5000 years ago. The Rig Veda, the ancient book of wisdom specifically mentions the existence, acceptance and practice of Ayurvedic treatments like the rejuvenation treatments, yoga therapy and panchakarma treatments in ancient India. The rulers of the day provided every support for popularizing these ayurveda treatments. Ayurveda is a science of life that calls on every individual to live in perfect harmony with his natural environment. It is a holistic system that states that health of an individual is based on a perfect balance of three doshas, called the Tridoshas i.e. Vatta, Pita and Kapha. These three doshas form the constitution of an individual. When any one of these doshas exhibit an imbalance in an individual due to an unhealthy lifestyle, diet, or too much mental or physical strain, disease sets in. Disease in short is caused by imbalance in the body constitution of an individual. Ayurveda system of treatment rectifies these imbalances and helps an individual maintain and bring back a perfect balance of his body, mind and soul, thus assuring an individual a life free from every form of disease. A perfect harmony and balance of the body constitution, in short, guarantees perfect health. Ayurveda promotes such a healthy life style.
Naturopathy (also known as naturopathic medicine or natural medicine) is an alternative medical system that focuses on natural remedies and the body's vital
ability to heal and maintain itself. Naturopathic philosophy favors a holistic approach and minimal use of surgery and drugs. Naturopathy comprises many different
treatment modalities of varying degrees of acceptance by the medical community; diet and lifestyle advice may be substantially similar to that offered by
non-naturopaths, and acupuncture may help reduce pain in some cases, whereas homeopathy is often characterized as pseudoscience or quackery.Evidence-based medicine
(EBM) has been advocated as an appropriate methodology for determining the scientific basis of naturopathy. Naturopaths have opposed vaccination based in part on
the early philosophies which shaped the profession. Naturopathy has its origins in the Natural Cure movement of Europe. The term was coined in 1895 by John Scheel
and popularized by Benedict Lust, the "father of U.S. naturopathy".Beginning in the 1970s, there was a revival of interest in the United States and Canada in
conjunction with the holistic health movement.
Naturopathy is practiced in many countries, especially the United States and Canada, and is subject to different standards of regulation and levels of acceptance. Naturopathic medicine is a modern manifestation of the field of naturopathy, a 19th-century health movement espousing "the healing power of nature." Naturopathic physicians are now licensed in many states as primary care physicians proficient in the practice of both conventional and natural medicine. Pre-naturopathic education training varies depending on the institution, followed by at least four years of naturopathic medical education, including pharmacology and minor surgery. In the United States and Canada, the designation of Naturopathic Doctor (ND) or naturopathic medical doctor (NMD) may be awarded after completion of a four year program of study at an accredited Naturopathic medical school that includes the study of basic medical sciences as well as natural remedies and medical care. [neutrality is disputed] The scope of practice varies widely between jurisdictions, and naturopaths in unregulated jurisdictions may use the Naturopathic Doctor designation or other titles regardless of level of education.
Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that dates back to 2500 BC, possibly even earlier. Yoga, the science of man, based on ancient Indian wisdom and culture, is an art
of living a healthy, balanced, peaceful and contented life. It is a scientific system designed to bring the practitioners health, happiness, and a greater sense of Self.
In Yoga, the body and mind are linked to create a state of internal peacefulness and integration. At the practical level, and included in the contemporary definitions of
Yoga, are the actual physiological/mental techniques themselves. These techniques concentrate on posture and alignment, as well as create a higher consciousness. Yoga
utilizes stretching postures, breathing, and meditation techniques to calm the emotional state and the mind, and tone the body.
At Athreya, you can practice yoga under the caring guidance of qualified doctors. As a part of treatment Yoga-Meditation course will be conducted depending upon the patient’s body conditions. The course of the treatment may vary according to the direction of the doctor.