Unlike all other branches of medicine, Ayurveda is, treatment for the patient and not for the disease. Thus Ayurveda treats a patient in entirety - on physical, mental and spiritual levels - while treating diseases. It is well established by the modern science beyond any doubt that one's mind has a very strong influence on his body. With this knowledge rediscovered, Ayurveda is fast emerging as a holistic alternative to all other systems of medicine. With its enormous understanding on human mind, body and spirit, Ayurveda offers treatment for almost all known diseases.
During the month of Karkidaka (16, July to 15, August) Ayurvedic treatment gives immense benefits and will rejuvenate the body and mind.
There are eight branches (Ashtangas) in Ayurveda. They are Kaya Chikitsa (General Medicine), Bala Chikitsa (Pediatrics), Graha Chikitsa (Occult and Tantric Medicine), Oordhwanga Chikitsa (ENT), Salya Chikitsa (Surgery), Damshtra Chikitsa (Toxicology), Jara Chikitsa (Geriatrics) and Vrisha Chikitsa (Aphrodisiac Treatment).
Thaikkattu Mooss family has contributed significantly to the growth of Ayurveda, the science of holistic healing. The tradition of the family dates back to the legendary days of Lord Parasurama. The profound knowledge in all the 8 branches of Ayurveda - Kayachikitsa, Balachiktsa, Grihachikitsa, Urdhwavanga chikitsa, Salya Chikitsa, Visha Chikitsa, Rasayanam and Vajeekaranam – gave the masters the title ASHTAVAIDYAN.
The hoary tradition of Thaikkattu Mooss family begins with Sri. Narayanan Mooss and Ittiravi Mooss of the 19th century. In 1924, Ashtavaidyan Narayanan Mooss was awarded the much coveted title of VAIDYARATNAM by Lord Reading., the then Viceroy of India. Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala was founded in 1941 by Ashtavaidyan E.T. Neelakandhan Mooss, the son of Ashtavaidyan Narayanan Mooss. The Nation conferred upon him Padmasri in 1992 as a recognition of his contribution to the field of Ayurveda. Vaidyaratnam institutions have now forayed into new areas, scripting a new saga of success under the able leadership of Ashtavaidyan E.T. Narayanan Mooss, (Padmabhushan awardee)