About Herbz & HealzHerbz & Healz Healthcare Centre is a first of its kind, wholesome wellness clinic that follows the authentic principles of the ancient science of medicine.
The primary focus of the healthcare centre is to heal your mind, body and soul with high quality alternative and complementary healthcare at par with international standards.
Located in Keelkattalai, Chennai, the healthcare centre has in offer state-of-art facilities and efficient panel of experts from various fields of alternative medicine (Ayurveda, Siddha, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Yoga and Unani).
Herbz and Healz promotes healthy living and provides complete care and cure for all chronic ailments in a comfortable and compassionate environment
With an emphasis to understand and enhance lifestyle, our diverse team of healthcare experts also provides rejuvenation packages required to detox mind and body.The centre was established with a vision and mission to provide wholesome wellness and specialized services to its growing clientele.
The uniqueness of Herbz and Healz is that it is not a hospital, but an energy system to guide and enable your body to heal and correct itself with the right attitude, intention, care, ambience and dedicated atmosphere.
Ayurveda is the oldest form of natural and holistic healthcare system originated in the land of India some 5000 years ago. The word ‘Ayurveda’, derived from classical Sanskrit (आयुर्वेद), means ‘Science of life and longevity’.
The diagnosis in this traditional all-encompassing Hindu healthcare system is based on the principle that human body is made up of three elements or ‘Tri-doshas’ – Vata, Pitta and Kapha – restoring the right balance and harmony between body, mind and soul. It strives to prevent and eliminate the diseases from its root cause rather than managing its symptoms as in allopathic system of medicine.
Some of the famous and authoritative ancient texts on Ayurvedic that describes the fundamental principles of the healthcare practice are Suśrutha Saṃhitā and Charaka Saṃhitā. These texts, often referred to as the Classical Sanskrit Encyclopedias of Medicine, are considered to be the foundational and formally compiled works of Ayurveda.
Eight components of Ayurveda
Accordingly to ancient Indian texts, Ayurveda is “the science of eight components” Sanskrit- aṣṭāṅga – अष्टांग), which are as follows:
- Kayachikitsa (General medicine): “cure of diseases affecting the body”.
- Kaumāra-bhṛtya and Bala Roga : “treatment of children”.
- Shalya tantra: surgical techniques.
- Śālākya-tantra (Ophthalmology): cure of diseases of the teeth, eye, nose or ear etc.
- Bhuta-vidya deals with the causes, which are directly not visible and not explained directly from tridosha: pertaining to micro-organisms or spirits.
- Agada-tantra : Gada means Poison. “doctrine of antidotes”
- Rasayana-tantra (Geriatrics)/(Anti Agings) : Doctrine of Rasayana/Rejuvenation.
- Vajikarana tantra (Aphrodisiacs): deals with healthy and desired progeny.
Panchakarma (Devanāgarī: पंचकर्म) is Ayurveda’s primary rejuvenation and detoxification treatment. The treatment, meaning ‘five-therapies’, strives to eliminate toxins from the body through a series of 5 therapeutic treatments, namely, Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Basti and Raktamoskshana.
Yoga is one of the most clichéd, trivialized and misinterpreted, yet the supreme, beautiful and the most powerful form of wholesome physical and mental fitness discipline that strives to achieve harmony between the mind, body and soul. Yoga can be defined as a science – a set of techniques or practical and systematic regime – with a goal of aiding human beings to become aware of and experience their deepest potential and enable self-study.
Developed in the mystic land of India, thousands of years ago, Yoga today has become an increasingly popular form of exercise benefiting all those who embrace it into their everyday lives.
Yoga is all about leading a healthy lifestyle. Apart from its array of physical benefits, Yoga is considered to be one of the best ways to manage stress levels. Along with its series of physical exercises, Yoga also includes a range of efficient meditation and breathing exercises that enables to enhance a human being’s physical as well as mental well-being.
‘Freedom of the soul is the goal of all Yogas’. The various forms of Yoga, which are defined as the ultimate paths to achieve this state of freedom, include:
- Karma Yoga
- Bhakti Yoga
- Raja Yoga
- Jnana Yoga
Naturopathy also known as Naturopathic Medicine, is a natural healing technique evolved from a combination of traditional healthcare practices that was popular in Europe during the 19th century.
One of the most underlying principles followed by practitioners of Naturopathy is to support and guide human body’s ability to maintain and restore health, using the healing powers of nature that are least invasive, thus encouraging minimal use of surgery and unnecessary drugs.
The original school of thought that Naturopathy takes its principles from is the Hippocratic School of Medicine (400B.C). The Greek philosopher Hippocrates is believed to view a person as a whole to find the root cause of the disease and used the laws of nature to induce cures into his patients. The term was coined in 1895 by John Scheel and popularized by Benedict Lust, the “father of U.S. naturopathy”. The United States and Canada witnessed a revival of interest in1970s, in conjunction with the holistic health movement.
‘We fall ill only when we go against Nature’, is the core belief in Naturopathy, and your body is given optimum chance to expel all its toxins and heal itself, which includes fasting, thorough rest, good hygiene, proper bowel habits and favourable environment to recoup, regain and purify an ailing body. Some of the therapeutic modalities of Naturopathic medicine include herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, hydrotherapy, food, exercise therapy, physical therapy, manipulation of tissues, lifestyle and counseling.
Unani is an ancient system of medicine that uses a wide-range of diagnosis and holistic therapies. It aims to heal and maintain positive health as well as prevention and cure of diseases. It prescribes natural and time-tested form of medicines with an emphasis to retain natural compounds belonging to a human body.
Enriched with more than 2,000 medicines derived from nature, Unani system medicine originated in Greece and arrived in India around 12th or 13th century with establishment of Delhi Sultanate and subsequently flourished under Mughal Empire.
In Unani system of alternative medicine, it is believed that the human body has the power to self-preserve (Quwwat-e-Mudabbira) and health and illness of a person depends upon the balance of four humours in the human body, namely:
- Blood (Dam)
- Phlegm (Balgham)
- Yellow bile (Ṣafrā’)
- Black bile (Saudā’)
Other Names for Unani Medicine includes Graeco-Arabic Medicine, Médecine Gréco-Arabe, Médecine Unani, Médecine Yunâni, Medicina Unani, Système Médical Unani, Unaani, Unani, Unani Healing, Unani Médecine, Unani Therapy and Yunâni.
Siddha system of medicine or Siddhavaidya is a Dravidian system of medicine that is considered to be one of the foremost and oldest systems of medicine practiced in South India, fundamentally Tamil Nadu, with its origin tracing back to B.C 10,000 to B.C 4,000.
Siddha medicine is principally based on ‘Andapinda Thathuvam’ relationship between the universe and human body and aims to make the body perfect and imperishable.
The origin of Siddhavaidya is attributed to the Lord Siva and his partner Parvathi, who in turn passed on the sacred knowledge to Nandi, from whom it was transmitted to the first of “Siddhars”. The Siddhars are considered to be human beings with high intellectual abilities and as the exponents of the healthcare system.
“Food itself is medicine and medicine itself is food”. The medications used by the Siddhars can be categorized into three groups, namely:
- Thaavaram (herbal product),
- Thaathu (inorganic substances), and
- Jangamam (animal products).
The treatments involved in Siddha system of medicine also consists of three distinct categories, which are:
- Deva Maruthuvam, (divine method),
- Maanida Maruthuvam (rational method), and
- Asura Maruthuvam (surgical method).
According to the Siddha system of medicine, diagnosis of human body for treatment is based on the three humours Vata, Pitta and Kapha, and the equilibrium of humours is considered as health and its disturbance or imbalance as disease.
Varmam are subtle points present in various parts of human body that acts as energy transformers or batteries and its systematic study is termed as Varmalogy. Classified into 108 points, injuries to these vital points results in severe neuro-muscular, musculoskeletal and even manifested as some systemic diseases. Siddhavaidya provides effective treatment of such traumas using various herbs, pressure methods and massage physical manipulating techniques are called ‘Thokkanam”.
Considered as an indigenous Indian art, a Varmam expert understands the underlying links between the body, vital life-force and the mind.
Varmams have been classified based on the type of pressure needed to injure:
- Padu Varmam (varmam due to injury),
- Thodu Varmam (by touch);
- Thattu Varmam (by blows);
- Thaduvu Varmam (by massage);
- Nakku Varmam (by licking i.e. tongue massage); and
- Nokku (by staring).
The widely used and recognised ones are the 12 Paduvarmams and 96 Thoduvarmams; there is less consistency with the other categories simply because of the way of application or the deeper knowledge needed to apply them. In these categories, the Nokku Varmam is the most awe-generating and is rarely seen practiced, as those masters who were able to do this are almost extinct.
A Varmam therapist needs to have a deep knowledge about the body’s nerves and physical structure to do an effective treatment. There are only a few therapists existing in this world, and the modern Siddha world is trying to preserve this art of healing.
Homeopathy is a system of holistic scientific healing, founded by Dr.Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, which is used worldwide to to treat both acute and chronic conditions.
Unlike popular belief, Homeopathy is not same as herbal medicine. Homeopathic remedies (also called homeopathics) are a system of medicine based on three principles:
- Like cures like – The notion whatever causes your symptoms, will cure the same symptoms.
- Minimal Dose – The remedy is taken in an extremely diluted form with the belief that the lower the dose, the greater its effectiveness.
- The Single Remedy – No matter the number of symptoms, only a single remedy will be taken aimed at all the symptoms.
Homeopathic remedies are generally made from substances derived from plants, minerals, or animals, generally referring to them using Latin or faux-Latin names such as arsenicum album (arsenic oxide), natrum muriaticum (sodium chloride or table salt), Lachesis muta (the venom of the bushmaster snake), opium, and thyroidinum (thyroid hormone). These are then administered as sugar pellets, drops, gels, creams and tablets.