Guruprakash Ayurvedic Centre
Guruprakash Ayurvedic Clinic, with more than hundred years’ lineage, brings Ayurveda in its most genuine form. Being a renowned hereditary Ayurvedic Hospital, Guruprakash follows a unique method of treatment, incorporating age-old traditions in Ayurveda, and making it inexpensive for all. Now, you may ease your worries about abnormal blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatic arthritis, back pain, migraine, sinusitis, hair falling or grey hair … Guruprakash Ayurvedic Centre has effective natural treatment for all these and more

Guruprakash Ayurvedic Centre has won the OLIVE LEAF status from Department of Tourism, Kerala.

D. H. Stuvert 

Dr. Pushpa 

Guruprakash Ayurvedic Centre was founded by Guru, Guruprakash (Ebraham Vaidyan) in 1899 at Kovalam, an internationally famed tourist destination in Kerala, India.His followers were Joseph Vaidyan, Daniel Vaidyan, Hendry Vaidyan and Stuvert Vaidyan. Daniel Vaidyan was a friend and co-worker of Sree Narayana Guru, a great social reformer of Kerala.Guruprakash Ayurvedic Centre was founded by Guru, Guruprakash (Ebraham Vaidyan) in 1899 at Kovalam. At present, the fifth generation member, Shri D. H. Stuvert Vaidyan the Managing Director of the Centre. Dr. Pushpa Stuvert and Dr. Raja Ratnam are the Chief consulting doctors.
Location
Guruprakash Ayurvedic Centre is located at Vellar Junction on the way from the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport to Kovalam, only a walking distance from the Kovalam junction. The building, which houses the Ayurvedic centre, stands on an ideal landscape with lush green surroundings. 
Our specialties
Guruprakash Ayurvedic Centre has all the required facilities for rendering standard Ayurvedic treatments.The Centre also keeps a botanical garden, comprising more than 500 varieties of herbs. Fresh and medicated oxygen emanating from these herbs makes the atmosphere refreshing and rejuvenating. Panchakarma treatment, Natural treatment, Massage and Yogasanam are the areas we have specialized in. Well Equipped Medical Laboratory, and a registered Ayurvedic Medicine manufacturing unit under the name Gurupraksh Ayurvedic Pharmaceuticals (Kovalam) are annexed to the centre. At present we have five Enna Thonies and five patients can be treated at a time. The interiors of the centre are very cool as most part of the roofing is thatched with coconut palm leaves. The floor is tiled and the toilets are well-furnished giving an overall hygienic appearance. The walls are paneled with bamboo pieces and mats. This gives an attractive look and generates a natural, eco-friendly feeling. The centre treats the patients with Government approved Ayurvedic medicines conforming to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards.Before the treatment begins, the patient is briefed about the method of treatment, medicines used, its action and reaction in the body. 
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Ayurveda, which gives emphasis on prevention of diseases rather than cure, is a main part of India’s rich cultural heritage.Vatha, Pitha and Kapha are the three Doshas of the Body. Thridoshas keep the body healthy when they are normal but when they become abnormal, it results in the contraction of diseases.
Panchakarma - Five in One
Panchakarma is a supreme healing and rejuvenation program in Ayurveda. A Five Fold treatment for mental and physical well being , Panchakarma tones up the body, organs, mind, breath, nerves and purifies the blood

 Five therapeutic procedures include: 
  1. Vamana -  is the excretion of Doshas through the mouth by administration of emetic drugs. This is the best therapy for vitiation of Kapha.
  2. Virechana - This is the excretion of Doshas through the anus by the administration of laxatives and purgatives. This is a specific process for elimination of Pitta-dosha.
  3. Vasthi  - This is the purifying process in which suitable medicated decoction mixed with honey, salt, oil and a paste of certain drugs or medicated oil alone is filled into a bladder and pushed up into the anus through a nozzle. It is called kashaya-vasti when an admixture of decoction and other drugs is used and Anuwasana-vasti or Sneha-vasti when medicated oil alone is used. The term Uttara- vasti refers to the administration of drugs through the penis or vagina. This is a delicate process, done with extreme care after taking all necessary precautions. This is the best treatment for vitiation of Vata.
  4. Nasya - It involves administration of medicines through the nostrils and is specifically indicated for treatment of the diseases of the head.
  5. Rakta-mokshana - The process of taking out blood from the body is known as Rektamoksha or blood letting. This technique is adopted in instances of impure blood for managing diseases caused by Rakta and Pitta. This is done either by cutting the Vessels by sharp instruments or application of leeches or by suction with the help of horn etc.
    It is to be noted that "Snehana" and "Swedana" which go by the name of Purvakarma are the necessary precedents of any of "Panchakarma".
    Snehapanam - This the treatment for Osteoarthritis, Leukaemia, Rhuematic Arthritis, Chronic Peptic Ulcer, etc. In Snehapanam, medicated ghee is given internally in a gradually increasing quantity, for specific periods.
 Massage

Ayurveda offers a large variety of unique oil massages depending on the special needs of the patient. Usually herbalized oils are used which greatly facilitates the healing effects of massage. By applying pressure on 107 marma points in the body, the entire physiology gets revitalized, and the patient experiences deep relaxation. Well-trained masseurs carry out the massaging treatment, under the instruction and guidance of qualified doctors
  1. Special rejuvenation massage - which includes head and body massage with specially prepared medicated oil, application of medicated herbal cream on face, followed by medicated water bath or steam bath.
  2. Joint Massage – This includes general body massage, massage of head, face and all joints including each vertebra with highly potent herbal oil. It relieves joint pains, Rhuematic complaints Arthritis and Myalgia.
  3. General muscle relaxing massage  - with medicated herbal oil. Good for getting rid of tiredness after a long journey and to help tune your body to keep it young and strong. 
  4. Special Massage done by foot – With special oil smeared all over, the body will be massaged by the masseur with his feet. However, the head and face will be massaged by hand with special oil and cream followed by stream bath or medicated water bath. This is a unique-deep healing massage of Kerala. 
  5. General Massage  - for the whole body with medicated oil. This will make your body strong and healthy. 
Abhyangam:
External application of medicated oil all over the body giving special importance for head, ears, and feet, followed by medicated warm water bath. It improves blood circulation, relaxation of mind & body, and longevity. 
Udvarthanam: 
This is the treatment for diseases such as hemiplegia, Paralysis, Obesity and certain Rheumatic ailments. It is a therapeutic massage with herbal powders. Under this treatment, massage is done all over the body in the upward direction except head with herbal powder
Sweda Karma
Medicated Steam baths eliminate impurities from the body, improve the tone and complexion of the skin, reduce fat and used in the treatment of certain rheumatic diseases. Perennial, precious herbs and herbal leaves are boiled and the steam is passed over the entire body. Different kinds of Sweda Karma are
Njavara Kizhi
The whole body is made to strengthen by the external application of medicated rice packs in the form of boluses, wrapped in muslin bags. Fomentation of the body by applying medicinal pudding boiled in milk and decoction. It is also accompanied with medicated oil 
Elakizhi
A process in which fomentation is done by the application of medicinal leaves processed in medicated oil. It helps to give relief for body pain, arthritis backache, muscular diseases, nuritis, etc. 
Pizhichil: 
Lukewarm herbal oil is applied with fresh linen all over the body by trained masseurs in a rhythmic manner for a period of 1 to 1 ˝ hours daily for 7 to 21 days. It gives full relaxation to the body and mind, relieving generalbody weakness, stiffness, Nervous diseases, Arthritis, Rheumatic Complaints, Paralysis etc. This is good for sexual weakness as well.
Dhara :
This is the treatment for disturbed sleep, mental problems, swelling, spondelitis, paraplegia, skin diseases, chronic headache, insomnia, mental tension and cases of hysteria, hallucination and insanity. Besides, Dhara improves memory and blood circulation. Herbal oil, medicated milk or buttermilk and decoctions are poured on the forehead and whole body in a special manner. Variations of the treatment include Oordhwanga Dhara ( good for disease of the eyes, ears and skin) Takra Dhara ( for those suffering from memory loss, severe headache or insanity) and Sarvanga Dhara ( for both head and body)
Awagaha Sweda
In this treatment, hip bath is done with specially prepared decoction after the application of the medicated oil on the body. It is done for backache, urinary disorders, lumbago (kadeegraham), Gastritis, Piles and body pain. 
Sirovasthy
This is the treatment for dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches, facial paralysis, and burning sensation in the head. In this lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a leather cap fitted on the head for specific durations as directed by the physician. This is also prescribed to treat facial paralysis, visual problems, memory ailments and sleep disorders.
Nasyam
This treatment is for Nasal ailments. Nasyam includes inhalation of medicated herbal preparations, decoction, oils, ghee etc. to eliminate the morbid factor from the head and neck area. It is done for nervous disorders, sinusitis, headache, sleeplessness, migraine, cold, congestion, allergies etc
Tharpanam :
This is a treatment for eyes effective in preventing cataract and strengthening the optic nerve. Tharpanam is the application of medicated oil or ghee over the eyes. It is a god medication for immunizing the eyes against all sorts of eye diseases. 
Karnapooranam: 
This is a treatment for ear ailments. It includes the application of medicated oils inside the ear for 15 to 30 minutes daily to clean as well as treat ailments. 
Vasthi : 
Administration of herbal medicinal decoctions of oil through anus. Highly effective for headache, Piles, Arthritis, Constipation, mental restlessness, disturbed sleep, sexual dysfunction etc. Four types of Vasthi are
 
  • Mathra Vasthi
  • Sneha Vasthi
  • Kashaya Vasthi
  • Khadee Vasthi 
Marma Chikitsa
Application of regulated force on marmas (sensitive vital points of the body, which is 107 in number ), using herbal oils, is what is known as Marmachikitsa.
Meditation and Yoga: 
Classes are conducted everyday from 5 pm to 6 pm. 
 


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