Between our Main Branch at Race Course Road and Ayush@Bedok, we offer a wide spectrum of ayurvedic therapies and a broad range of ayurvedic medications and supplements. The Main Branch at Race Course Road has 2 suite class therapy rooms and 2 deluxe class therapy rooms. Ayush@Bedok has 2 deluxe class therapy rooms. Each of the rooms has been named after illustrious, historical luminaries who had contributed to the various disciplines in ayurvedic science.
A brief insight of each therapy room is outlined below.
Race Course Road - Main Branch
This is a large Suite Class Therapy Room with a traditional droni therapy bed, a shower and a jacuzzi. It is named in homage of Dhanwanthari, the god of Ayurveda.
According to the Puranas (Hindu religious texts), Dhanwanthari is the personification of Vishnu the Preserver, in the holy trinity of God. The Puranas state that Dhanwanthari emerged from the ‘Ocean of Milk’ and appeared with Amrita (nectar), Shankha (conch shell), Chakra (discuss) and Jalauka (leeches), in each of his four hands during the Samudra or Sagar manthan epic, whilst the ocean was being churned by the devas (gods) and asuras (demons), using the Mandara mountain and the serpent Vasuki. The pot of nectar was snatched by the asuras. Mohini, an aspect of Vishnu, appeared and retrieved the nectar from the asuras.
Dhanwanthari is depicted in the Vedas and Puranas as the god of Ayurvedic medicine and physician of the gods. It is common practice in Hinduism for worshipers to pray to Dhanwanthari seeking his blessings for sound health. Based on Vedic tradition, he is regarded as the source of Ayurveda. He perfected many herbal-based cures and natural remedies and was credited with the discovery of the antiseptic properties of turmeric and the preservative properties of salt which he incorporated in his cures.
His birthday is celebrated by the practitioners of Ayurveda two days before Deepavali.
This is our second large Suite Class Therapy Room, which has a droni therapy bed and shower. It is named in gratitude to Acharya Charaka (great guru), one of the principal contributors to Ayurveda. He was born circa 300 BC and is referred to as the Father of Medicine.
According to the Charaka tradition, there were six schools of medicine, founded by the disciples of the sage Ātreya. Each of his disciples composed a Samhitā (treatise). Of these, the one composed by Agnivesha was considered the best. The Agnivesha Samhitā was later revised by Charaka and came to be known as Charaka Samhitā. Fort wo millennia it remained a standard work on the subject and was translated into many foreign languages, including Arabic and Latin. The following statements in the samhita are attributed to Charaka.
“A physician who fails to enter the body of a patient with the lamp of knowledge and understanding can never treat diseases. He should first study all the factors, including environment, which influence a patient’s disease, and then prescribe treatment. It is more important to prevent the occurrence of disease than to seek a cure.”
These remarks appear obvious today, though they were often not heeded. The treatise contains many such remarks, which are held in reverence even today. Some of them are in the fields of physiology, etiology and embryology. According to Charaka’s translations, health and disease are not predetermined and life may be prolonged by human effort and attention to lifestyle. Indian heritage and science of Ayurvedic system maintain that prevention of all types of diseases have a more prominent place than treatment, including restructuring of life-style to align with the course of nature and four seasons, which will guarantee complete wellness.
Charaka was the first physician to present the concept of digestion, metabolism and immunity. According to his translations of the Vedas, a body functions because it contains three doshas or principles, namely movement (vata), transformation (pitta) and lubrication and stability (kapha). The doshas are also sometimes called humours, namely, bile, phlegm and wind. These doshas are produced when dhatus (blood, flesh and marrow) act upon the food eaten. For the same quantity of food eaten, one body, however, produces dosha in an amount different from another body. That is why one body is different from another. For instance, it is weightier, stronger, and more energetic.
Further, illness is caused when the balance among the three doshas in a human body is disturbed. To restore the balance he prescribed medicinal drugs. Although he was aware of germs in the body, he did not give them any importance.
Charaka knew the fundamentals of genetics. For instance, he knew the factors determining the sex of a child. A genetic defect in a child, like lameness or blindness, he said was not due to any defect in the mother or the father, but in the ovum or sperm of the parents, an accepted fact today.
Charaka studied the anatomy of the human body and various organs. He gave 360 as the total number of bones, including teeth, present in the body. He considered the heart to be the controlling centre. He claimed that the heart was connected to the entire body through 13 main channels. Apart from these channels, there were countless others of varying sizes which supplied not only nutrients to various tissues but also provided passage to waste products. He also claimed that any obstruction in the main channels led to a disease or deformity in the body.
Our third room is a Deluxe Class Therapy Room with a droni therapy bed. It is named in reverence and gratitude to Ajith’s guru, Bhramsri Ashtavaidyan Vaidyamatham Valiya Narayanan Namboothiri. His guru was an esteemed physician belonging to the Ashta Vaidya tradition known as “Vaidyashastra Mahodadhi”, a title conferred on him by his Holiness The Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Math, Sri Sri Chandrasekhara Saraswati Swamigal. Ajith stayed with his guru for four years and learned practical skills of Ashta Vaidya, particularly in the Vaidyamatham tradition.
The guru is the source and inspiration for the philosophy, principles and best practices pursued by Ayush Ayurvedic. From his mentorship and inspiration Ayush Ayurvedic strives to offer the highest standards of professional ayurvedic practice at an affordable cost.
Our fourth room is a Deluxe Class Therapy Room and has a droni therapy bed. The room is named in honor of Susrutha. He was an ancient Indian sage who lived around 1,500 BC and one of the principal contributors of Ayurveda. Susrutha’s collected writings, modified over the ages by various authors, are known today as Susrutha Samhita, which describes over 300 surgical procedures, 120 surgical instruments, and eight categories of human surgery.
Susrutha probably lived, taught and practiced on the banks of the Ganges in the area that corresponds to the present day city of Varanasi in North India. Because of his seminal and numerous contributions to the science and art of surgery he is known by the title “Father of Surgery”.
Susrutha made numerous contributions to the field of surgery. He demonstrated the surgical techniques of making incisions, probing, extraction of foreign bodies, alkali and thermal cauterization, tooth extraction, excisions, and trocars for draining abscess draining hydrocele and ascitic fluid. He described the removal of the prostate gland, urethral stricture dilatation, vesiculolithotomy, hernia surgery, caesarian section, management of hemorrhoids, fistulae, laparoscopy and management of intestinal obstruction, perforated intestines, and accidental perforation of the abdomen with protrusion of omentum. He gave details of the six types of dislocations, twelve varieties of fractures, and classification of the bones and their reaction to theinjuries. He provided principles of fracture management, viz., traction, manipulation, appositions and stabilization including some measures of rehabilitation and fitting of prosthetics. He classified eye diseases (76) with signs, symptoms, prognosis, medical/surgical interventions, and cataract surgery. He described the method of stitching the intestines by using ant-heads as stitching material. He was the first to deal with embryology and sequential development of the structures of the fetus. He pioneered the dissection and study of anatomy of human body. He introduced the use of wine to dull the pain of surgical incisions. He enumerated 1120 illnesses, and recommended diagnosis by inspection, palpation and auscultation.
The earliest surviving excavated written material, which mentions the name of Susrutha, is the Bower Manuscript, dated in the 4th century AD.
The medical works of both Susrutha and Charka were translated into the Arabic language during the Abbasid Caliphate (750 AD). These Arabic works made their way into Europe via intermediaries. In Italy the Branca family of Sicily and Gasparo Tagliacozzi of Bologna became familiar with the techniques of Susrutha.
Reports on Indian rhinoplasty performed by a local Vaidya of the Koomhar caste, using the forehead skin, in the presence of two British surgeons, not the cheek flap as mentioned in the Susrutha Samhita, were published in the Gentleman’s Magazinein 1794. Joseph Constantine Carpue spent 20 years researching the Indian plastic surgery methods. Carpue was able to perform the first major rhinoplasty in the western world by 1815.
Even today, nasal reconstruction using the paramedian forehead flap is referred to as the Indian method of nasal reconstruction.
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