THE TRUTH ABOUT AYURVEDIC CENTRES (CENTERS)
The question may indeed naturally arise: what tells us that this center is not bogus? What is the warranty? Is this really the well-being? Shall I come back rested and in good shape? Shall I eat well and sleep well?
Some of these questions are resolved in the section THE TRUTH ABOUT AYURVEDA, but it can in fact be centers that employ unqualified personnel, or have hygiene or hosting objectionable.
We try to control a maximum centers, going several times a year to make a tour of inspection, but there are many, and in a year things can change. We are very attentive to all your comments when you return to cure - unfortunately we do not get enough - we publish, if you wish, or we keep at the disposal of those who want more information experienced on a particular center.
To side a little confusion that is installed on the "market" for Ayurveda, we classified centers in 5 categories for which we have created five different logos, to which we must add the certifications Green Leaf and Olive Leaf to Kerala, and soon the standard NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) issued by the federal government of India in Delhi.
The word hospital or clinic can be used for any place where vaidyas and therapists are curing people, that is why, often, ayurvedic resorts can also bear this name "hospital".
ICONS TO HELP RECOGNIZE DIFFERENCES ON OUR WEBSITE
1 - full "dhara pot" (q.v.)
Center 100% ayurvedic (only people for treatments there)
2 - split "dhara pot"
Resort with one vaidyasala (true Ayurveda, but melted clients, veg and non veg food, etc...)
3 - "dhara pot" with the word SPA
(non-medical personal care, therapeutic techniques borrowed from Ayurveda - Shirodhara or abhyangam for example)
There is generally no medical diagnosis by vaidyas (ayurvedic doctors). Oils are not personalized, it can, however, give an idea of â€‹â€‹the tools used by Ayurveda.
4 - SPA alone
SPA with no ayurveda
5 - "dhara pot" with a H
Ayurvedic hospital or clinic (with or without accommodation)
NB :authenticity, for us, means medical competence.
The authenticity as "exotic atmosphere" with old smells and Indianness for tourists, it is another story ...