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     Dr.Ravi shanker our consultant ayurvedic doctor, has been with us since 2001.

     He was born in 1976 in a well known family of great ayurvedic tradition which can boast of over a century of ayurvedic practice. His child hood was in midst of herbs and herbal preparations and was inspired by the refreshing aromas of the medicines. After the primary schooling he joined the prestigious Kottakkal Ayurveda college for his graduation in Ayurvedic medicne and surgery. Kottakkal is considered as the Mecca for ayurveda. He completed his degree on a high note and started his career as a Jr. resident in a local hospital, later he joined KAPL another prestigious institution to gain more exposure and experience in tourism related ayurvedic practice. Inn 2001 he joined the Lake village . He has presented several papers on ayurveda abroad . He was the consultant to ISAYURVEDA milano Italy.

     His main areas of interests are spinal disorders, conective tissue disorers, psoriasis, migraine, cervical lumbar spondylosis, stress and related disorders , rheumatism, etc.
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Ayurveda - The Science of Life
     Ayurveda (Devanāgarī: आयुर्वेद, the 'science of life') is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian Subcontinent and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine.

    In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda consists of the words āyus, meaning 'life', and veda, meaning 'related to knowledge' or 'science'. Evolving throughout its history, Ayurveda remains an influential system of medicine in South Asia. The earliest literature of Ayurveda appeared during the Vedic period in India.
     The Sushruta Samhita and the Charaka Samhita were influential works on traditional medicine during this era. Ayurvedic practitioners also identified a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for curing various ailments and diseases.

     "Ayurveda" is an Upaveda or annexure to the four main vedas (knowledge systems). The famous treaties of Ayurveda are Charaka Samhita by Sage Charaka, which details the prevention and treatment of disease, and Sushruta Samhita of Sage Sushruta, which deals with Ayurvedic surgical procedures.

     Kerala's Ayurveda is distinct. 'Pancha Karma' is a branch of Ayurveda developed by physicians in ancient Kerala from the 'Sodhana Chikilsa'. It is a complex yet complete health programme of Ayurveda that promotes fitness primarily through massage with medicated oils. The therapeutic range of Panchakarma includes cures for ailments ranging from common low back pain to cerebral lesion diseases.
      Ayurveda is grounded in a metaphysics of the 'five great Elements' (Devanāgarī: [महा] पञ्चभूत; earth, water, fire, air and ether)—all of which compose the Universe, including the human body. Chyle (called Rasa dhatu), blood (called Rakta dhatu), flesh (called Mamsa dhatu), fat (called Medha dhatu), bone (called Asthi dhatu), marrow (called Majja dhatu), and semen or female reproductive tissue (called Shukra dhatu) are held to be the seven primary constituent elements (Devanāgarī: सप्तधातु) of the body. Ayurveda stresses a balance of three Humors or Energies: vata (wind/air), pitta (bile) and kapha (phlegm). According to Ayurveda,
these three regulatory principles— Doshas (Devanāgarī: त्रिदोष)—are important for health, because when they are in balanced state, the body is healthy, and when imbalanced, the body has diseases. Ayurveda hold that humans possess a unique combination of Doshas. In Ayurveda, the human body perceives attributes of experiences as 20 Guna (Devanāgarī: गुण, meaning qualities). Surgery and surgical instruments are employed. It is believed that building a healthy metabolic system, attaining good digestion, and proper excretion leads to vitality. Ayurveda also focuses on exercise, yoga, meditation, and massage. Thus, body, mind, and spirit/consciousness need to be addressed both individually and in unison for health to ensue.

     The practice of Panchakarma (Devanāgarī: पंचकर्म‌) is believed to eliminate toxic elements from the body. Eight disciplines of Ayurveda treatment, called Ashtangas (Devanāgarī: अष्टांग), are given below:
   Internal medicine (Kaaya-chikitsa)
   Paediatrics (Kaumarabhrtyam)
   Surgery (a-chikitsa)
   Treatment of diseases above the clavicle (Salakyam)
   Demonic possession (Bhuta vidya): Bhuta vidya has been called psychiatry.
   Toxicology (Agadatantram)
   Prevention diseases and improving immunity and rejuvenation (rasayana)
   Aphrodisiacs and improving health of progeny (Vajikaranam)
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