Many Scholars claim Ayurveda as the oldest healing science and is often called the mother of all healing. In Sanskrit the word Ayurveda means the science of life. Many of the philosophies of Western medicine practices have its roots in Indian Ayurveda. Ayurveda places more emphasis on prevention of the disease. It does so by encouraging a complete balance in one's life including diet, lifestyle and every other earthly pleasure. Ayurveda believes in the three doshas and its balance to have a stress free life. Both internal and external factors can be the cause to disturb this balance. The lack of proper diet or exercise can change the dohsa levels. Worrying about something at work or having a personal relationship problem can also change these levels. Doshas represent the entirety of the human in mind, body and soul. The fundamental difference between Ayurveda and western allopathic medicine is the various techniques used in Ayurveda for assessing health. The practitioner evaluates the symptoms of each illness and correlates to the origin and cause of the imbalance and only then provides a suitable treatment procedure.
Most of the Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala revolves around educating the short and long term effects of these fundamental issues. The Ayurvedic resorts in Kerala, the Ayurveda training courses in Kerala have also adopted the same. The Yoga Center in Kannur has even adopted the Panchakarma Therapy in Kerala.