In Kerala Ayurveda, therapies has a vital role in healing of ailments along with medicines. Ayurvedic practitioners in Kerala had developed a school of such therapies differentiating itself from other Ayurvedic practices in India and abroad.
Centuries ago, Ayurveda had envisaged different specialty departments like Kayachikitsa (General Medicine), Marmachikitsa (Orthopedics), Nethrachikitsa (Eye specialty), Salakyathanthra (E.N.T), Vishachikitsa (Toxicology & Skin), Rasayanachikitsa (Rejuvenative& Aphrodisiac therapy), Manasikam (Psychiatry, stress management etc), Salyachikitsa (Surgical diseases) and Balachikitsa (Pediatrics). In Kerala, different therapies are employed in these specialties. They also developed a very unique treatment protocol, Panchakarma, employed in curative as well as preventive aspects human health. The therapeutic range of Panchakarma extends from common low back pain to Cerebral lesion diseases. In healthy humans this treatment tunes up the somatic and mental health, enhances the immunity power, strength, vitality, and longevity without any side effects.