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Ayurveda (Devanagari: आयुर्वेद ) or Ayurvedic medicine
is an ancient system of health care that is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is presently in daily use by millions of people in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and indirectly through it being the major influence on Unani, Chinese and Tibetan Medicine, in China, Tibet, and Pakistan too.

The word "Ayurveda" is a tatpurusha compound of the word āyus meaning "life" or "life principle", and the word veda, which refers to a system of "knowledge". Thus "Ayurveda" roughly translates as the "knowledge of life".

According to Charaka Samhita, "life" itself is defined as the "combination of the body, sense organs, mind and soul, the factor responsible for preventing decay and death, which sustains the body over time, and guides the processes of rebirth".

According to this perspective, Ayurveda is concerned with measures to protect "ayus", which includes healthy living along with therapeutic measures that relate to physical, mental, social and spiritual harmony. Ayurveda is also one among the few traditional systems of medicine to contain a sophisticated system of surgery (which is referred to as "salya-chikitsa").

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Panchakarma and Ayurvedic Massage

Herbal massage is a kind of treatment in this medical system.

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Body Haiku

Just like the simplicity and beauty of a Haiku poem, our Body Haiku treatment combines the best of our massage and facial services. Start with an Aromatherapy Full Body Massage for both physical and mental relaxation, followed by a Japanese Facial using aromatherapy specifically blended for your skin type, lymphatic drainage massage and Shiatsu massage for the face.
Body Haiku is the essence of our many treatments, creating a perfect balance for your physical health.

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herbal massage-
I inhale the warm breath
she exhales

--Kala Ramesh
First appeared: Frogpond- XXVIII:3 - page 7


ayurveda -
the healing power
of his gentle voice

Gabi Greve, India 1977

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1 comment:

anonymous said...

Vedic chants . . .
a heron glides to a rock
in the misty lake

Kala Ramesh

in Montage #24 , THF