The in-patient department at AVP Pathanjalipuri is a carefully curated 76-bed facility. The architectural vocabulary of the centre is inspired by the traditional ancestral homes in Kerala, lending the ambience with a homely and comfortable appeal. The entire campus is surrounded by a lush green landscape and we believe that each of these components are vital to the overall wellbeing of the people who seek therapy and care here.
Various departments function in harmony within the premises of the institution: medicine preparation centre, storage, pharmacy and other allied functions work in harmony with the rest of the clinical functioning of the centre.
The course of treatment is governed by several factors. However, in order the efficacy of the Ayurveda regimen that is usually recommended is for a period of 21 days. The suggested course may vary from 7-30 days; some chronic conditions may require periodic treatment over several months or years. Some conditions and ailments will require multiple visits and treatment protocol. The treatment also depends on the nature of the complaint that presents itself during the course of consultation.
Upon admission, the treatment commences through three-fold measures:
During the course of the entire stay, all meals will be satvik, wholesome vegetarian food with minimal spices. In Ayurveda, we believe that ‘food is medicine’ and therefore, all food is an important complement to the treatment itself. A special diet will also be planned based on the nature of the individual body constitution and the specific dietary needs the treatment demands.
During the course of the treatment and stay, no exercises or other activities will be permitted, except under the physician’s guidance.
Patients will be given both external and internal medication, depending on the nature of the condition and the treatment demands. All medication and therapy is oriented toward pacifying or purifying the body and focuses on restoring and enhancing the functioning and quality of life.
Course of treatment are through various modalities. During the process the person will be administered with internal medications along with external medications / Therapy which are all oriented to pacify or purify the body and to restore and enhance the functioning for improving the quality of life.
The first phase of the treatment is to acclimatise the body and mind to the subsequent treatments that are to follow. The second phase of the treatment focusses on detoxification of both body and mind. The final phase of the treatment is rejuvenation. During this period, treatment will include medication and therapies to restore balance within the body and mind.
In Ayurveda, depending on the nature of ailment and the extent of symptoms, lifestyle modifications and dietary changes will continue after the in-house treatment. Again, these are individualised and prescribed by the physician. Regular monitoring of the patient is necessary as well.
Food and dietary habits play perhaps the most important role in the prevention of diseases and help maintain a healthy balance among all the organs and systems within the body. Ayurveda lays significant emphasis on the diet and lifestyle and this is an important part of not only the treatment regimen but also has a profound effect on everyday well-being.
Ayurveda also offers scientific explanations for the importance of these factors and also prescribes appropriate measures to prevent modern ills such as diabetes and obesity that are plaguing all sections of society the world over.
During the course of treatment it is mandatory to follow certain lifestyle and dietary restrictions. This is because during the process of treating the various complaints and conditions, the body is also reduced of Agni, digestive fire. Thus, the intake of the right kind of food is of great importance as the wrong foods that are not compatible with the body type will cause Ama , indigested residual / toxins in the body. This can prove detrimental to the efficacy of the treatment.
During the course of Ayurveda treatment, the body becomes weak and fragile and is easily exhausted. Therefore, it is recommended that the lifestyle slows to a pace that accommodates this and prevents discomfort. Patients are advised complete rest during the course of treatment and this compliance helps the body cope better with the process of detoxification and rejuvenation.
At AVP Pathanjalipuri, customised dietary plans are introduced and suggestive changes are prescribed post the treatment. This is an individualised process and done with the direction of the physician.