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Dr. Sanand Ratnam Thekkayil
Specialty: Keraleeya Panchakarma (Rakthamokshana), Rheumatology

Dr. Sanand Ratnam Thekkayil's family shares an Ayurvedic tradition in Kerala which spans back 500 years. 

Dr. Thekkayil graduated from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (AyurvedaCharya).  He also obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management and is a member of the prestigious British Society for Rheumatology.

Dr. Thekkayil is executive partner of the Thekkayil Ayurvedic Group in Kerala, India.  His specialization is Keraleeya Panchakarma with emphasis on Rakthamokshana.

Ayurveda has two systems of treatment:

  • Pacification of aggravated Doshas through appropriate diet and natural herbs and minerals.

  • Elimination of elevated Doshas from the body by purification.

Five procedures are used for purification of the body.  These are known as Panchakarma:

  • Nasya - elimination of toxins through the nose

  • Vamana - therapeutic vomiting or emesis therapy

  • Virechana - therapeutic laxative or purgation therapy

  • Basti - enema therapy with herbal preparations

  • Rakthamokshana - detoxification of the blood

Panchakarma is classified in two categories:

  • Classical - the original style of Panchakarma practices as described in classical Ayurveda books

  • Keraleeya - the type of Panchakarma popular in Kerala state of India with emphasis on therapeutic massage

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