Kottakkal Arya vaidya sala Charitable Institution
Kottakkal Arya vaidya sala is a 119 years old Charitable Institution committed in the practice and propagation of Ayurveda, the ancient health care science of India. It provides classical Ayurvedic medicines and authentic Ayurvedic treatments and therapies to patients from different parts of India and world.
History of Kottakkal Arya vaidya sala
It was started at Kottakkal in Kerala State of India in 1902 by the late Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier who was a visionary physician and philanthropist. Initially, it was a village clinic. Later,it has developed into a multi-disciplinary, multi-functional, multi-unit and multi-crore organisation. Now, it operates from Kottakkal, Delhi, and Kochi. All classical Ayurvedic medicines, therapies and expert medical advice are doing excellent service at Kottakkal Arya Vaidya sala. It has three modern medicine manufacturing units along with well-equipped quality control labs. These factories are able to produce more than 550 classical and new generation formulations which are available to patients through 26 Branch clinics and 1650 authorised dealers through the country. Research activities, publishes Ayurveda periodicals and booklets, cultivates medicinal plants and conducts educational programmes to make a different experience in the field of Ayurveda. It also runs a Kathakali Academy to teach the people.
Drug Units and Academic Activities
Kottakkla Arya Vaidya Sala functioning as a Charitable Trust of public nature. It has three drug manufacturing units located at Kottakkal, Kanjikode, and Nanjangud where more than 550 genuine ayurvedic medicines are producing.
The Research & Development Department of the institution is committed in research work for modernisation of production and quality control of Ayurvedic medicines. Yet another contribution of AVS is the Centre for Medicinal Plants Research (CMPR) was established at Kottakkal in 2003. It undertake modern research in the various aspects of medicinal plants. Now, it has recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Department of AYUSH of Government of India.
It also dedicated in academic activities. Running of annual Ayurveda Seminars and holding competitions for Ayurveda professionals and students are part of those efforts aimed at empowering Ayurveda knowledge base. The Publications Department prints books on Ayurveda and allied topics. A quarterly medical journal “Aryavaidyan” is noted books among them.
Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala’s Facilities
This property is located in a vast premises as The Ayurvedic Hospital & Research Centre at Kottakkal has 204 rooms with amenities. It has other branches in Kochi, Delhi and Aluva. All the centres ensure Classic Panchakarma and other Kerala special treatments. All these hospitals administered under the supervision of expert Ayurvedic Physicians. These treatments are found successful for various kinds of debilitating ailments.
Charitable Works of Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala
A charitable hospital located at Kottakkal to ayurveda and allopathic treatments, medicines, accommodation and food free of cost for poor patients. There are also Clinical research activities are also undertaken in Charitable Hospital, focusing on cancer and also to validate new drug development.
Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier
Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier the name is very important while discussing about kottakkal arya Vaidya sala. It is his vision and efforts to establish a wonderful clinic in a small village and finally that becomes the face of Kerala Ayurveda famed as Kottakkal Ayurveda. He is also established Ayurveda Pathasala in 1917 as a formal education institution. Later, it became the Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier Ayurveda College affiliated to The Kerala University of Health Sciences. The college provides Graduate and Post Graduate courses in Ayurveda.
Kottakkla Arya Vaidya Sala Specialities
We can find many treatments in the ancient medical classics for some of the most distressing diseases are currently provides only in Kerala. And they have been effectively applied in the manner matching with the demands of modern patients at all the Ayurveda Hospital & Research Centres of Arya Vaidya Sala.
The patient is demanded to lie on a special wooden droni with his neck and head comfortably applied. Then a non-stop continuous flow of the prescribed liquid medicine is gently poured on his forehead from a prescribed height via a specially devised apparatus called Dhara Chatti for a period of one to one and a half hours.
Dhara is approved to be effective for several health issues like stress related disorders, sleeplessness and many degenerated brain problems. Various liquid mediums are practised in Dhara for different diseases. Tender coconut water, Medicated oils, milk and decoctions of herb extracts are some of the fluids applied.
Initially, Medicated oil applied liberally over the patient’s body, massaged with small linen bags filled with cooked. Navarakkizhi is a special massage to rejuvenate the human body. It is really effective in degenerative muscle problem like poliomyelitis muscular atrophy etc.
Sirovasti is the treatment consists of keeping the prescribed medicated oil at a bearable temperature in a leather cap placed around the head of the patient. The oil needs to be filled in the cap up to a level of one finger above the crown of the head. Sirovasti is an important procedure which is found to be very effective in trigiminal neuralgia, hemicrania, optic atrophy, otalgia, deafness, facial paralysis and in all diseases affecting cranial nerves. Generally the course of treatment is only seven days at a stretch.
The patient need to be lie on a wooden Droni which is a specially designed wooden plank. Then the physician will apply on the body, four masseurs sitting on either side give the patient a gentle massage. This is effective treatment for diseases connected with the Vata Dosha and its allied manifestations like Arthritis, back pain, stroke, spondylosis, hemiplegia, muscular dystrophy etc.
Nasyam is very effective treatment for paralysis, rheumatism, arthritis, spondylosis, and other psychosomatic diseases.
Tharppanam are especially effective in paralysis, rheumatism, arthritis, spondylosis, and other psychosomatic illness. We have an excellent team in Kottakkal Ayurveda Hospital to provide outstanding service in Ayurveda treatment.
Finally, we can say that Kottakkal Ayurveda hospitals has an important place in the history of Ayurveda Kerala. Many people are coming to the hospital to rejuvenate their body and mind from illness. We do a proper research and analysis to provide excellent service in Kerala Ayurveda.