Ayurveda has been practiced for many centuries in Sri Lanka and is known to be a traditional mixture of Sinhala medicine, Ayurveda and Siddha systems of India, the Unani medicine of Greece through the Arabs, and most importantly, the Desheeya Chikitsa, (the indigenous medicine of Sri Lanka). Over the past decades, Sri Lanka developed its own Ayurvedic system based on a series of prescriptions handed down from generation to generation over a period of 3,000 years. The ancient kings, who were also prominent physicians, continued its survival and longevity.
“Ayurveda” is not only a form of medication – it is a complete way of life known to generations of Sri Lankans. It is a placid and effective method of treating the root causes of illness in both mind and body.
The health conscious today are constantly examining for effective alternatives to the escalating costs and side effects that result from the use of modern medicine. Thus the efficiency of Ayurveda is known as nature’s way for a good health and has been proved by 3,000 years of successful therapeutic care for many illnesses.
Travelers can now experience therapeutic Ayurveda treatment through the best of Sri Lankan ayurvedic physicians. Treatments vary from massages, oral medications, and therapy to suit each and every symptom of discomfort.