Poonthottam Ayurveda Ashram is located in a serene village atmosphere – ideally suited for healing – called Kulakkad in Palakkad district of Kerala. Kulakkad is near a small town called Cherpulassery. This center is part of the clinical research network promoted by Center for Ayurvedic Research and Development (CARD), Thrissur, Kerala, an organization that initiated activities related to a decentralized and cost effective form of clinical practice in Kerala. Apart from Ayurvedic methods, related practices like Yoga, Kalari, and Tantra enrich the therapeutic armamentarium.”Yoga is the appropriate union with oneself and that is the cardinal concept of healing. In Ayurveda, health is called Swasthya, which means staying in oneself. And for maintaining Swasthya, yoga is very important”.
Bringing people closer to their optimal state of health and happiness is their ultimate mission. Utilizing the time-tested methods of Ayurvedic healing, Poonthottam Ayurvedashram both heals ailments and educates patients as to preventative measures of effective self-care in-order to bring them back to a state of blissful balance. Unlike other Ayurvedic centers, physicians directly perform the treatments here. They strongly feel that the physician has to actively involve in therapeutic procedures like oil treatments. This helps a physician to go into depth of a patient’s suffering.” Ayurvedic profession is becoming highly commercialized. Ayurveda has been commoditized in the name of tourism. Massage centers and Ayurvedic centers have become synonymous.
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