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This Chikitsalayam situated in the heart of Chennai City, in Tamilnadu, South India.




Shanta Ayurveda Hospital was started with the aim of providing holistic, natural and effective treatment. The hospital is committed in taking guidance of all the advanced diagnostic methods of allopathy and effective natural treatment procedures of Ayurveda.

Arya Vaidya Pharmacy with 75 years of expertise in various fields of Ayurveda, manufacturing of medicines, running of hospitals, education & research offers its technical support to Shanta Ayurveda Hospital.

P.S. Hospitals is a company registered under the Registrar Of Companies, which manages the Shanta Ayurveda Hospital and also promotes the brand, Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, in popularising the system of Ayurveda, the oldest tradition system in the country, by alleviating the sufferings of millions of diseased people.

Ayurveda is all about the intake of natural medicine provided by nature. Shanta Ayurveda Hospital wishes to remove the misconception of Ayurveda as just a massage. Rather, it has much to deal with the diseases of an individual from physical, mental & spiritual planes making a holistic approach to offer a better life.


Shanta Ayurveda Hospital has evolved special treatment programmes for back-pain, spondylitis, hypertension, obesity, skin disease, insomnia, sleeplessness, stress management, arthritis, sinusitis, diabetes, migraine and psychiatric illness.

The specialized treatments provided at the Shanta Ayurveda Hospital, are popularly called “Kerala Treatments” and were developed centuries ago by physicians in Kerala. With a spirit of enquiry and characteristics of true exponents of the healing arts, they improved upon some of the principles enshrined in the classical texts of Ayurveda. The research conducted by the ancient physicians has left an imprint on therapeutic techniques such as Dhara, Pizhichil, Navarakizhi, Sirovasthi etc. which are most effective in chronic diseases.

DHARA - This treatment is a process in which medicated oil, milk, butter milk, etc are poured in a continous stream on the patient’s head, in a prescribed manner.. Dhara alleviates fatigue, lack of vitality, improves memory and restores the equiliburium of DOSHAS. This treatment is also highly effective in insomnia, chronic headaches like migraine, ear and nose diseases neuropathy, spondylitis, paraplegia etc.

PIZHICHIL - This is a treatment in which warm medicated oil is continuously poured on the patients body. This is very effective in all kinds of muscular and skeletal diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteo Arthritis, Lumbago, Sciatica, hemiplegia, Neuropathy, etc,.

NAVARAKIZHI - This therapeutic is so called because of the fact that boluses of cooked Navara rice are used in the process. Navarakizhi is advised for all skeletal and muscular diseases, paralysis,Sciatia, etc. This has been proven to improve general health also as a nourisher.

SIROVASTI - This is a special technique to administer medicated oil on the head. In this the patient is made to sit upright and medicated oil is applied on the body and the prescribed oil is held inside a cap fitted on the head. This is exceptionally effective in eye, nose and ear diseases, chronic headaches, facial paralysis, spondylitis, insomnia and numerous other disorders arising out of deranged VATA. it also improves, memory and mental faculities.

In addition to the intensive treatments described, Panchakarma treatments are also offered. These are based on the condition of the patient and after an assessment by the physician. During all these treatments, patients are advised total physical and mental rest. Further medicine and a regulated diet also form an important component of the healing process. A regular course of in-house treatment at our hospital would take approximately 21 to 35 days. However, this is subject to change based on the assessment by our physicians.

PANCHAKARMA: Panchakarma is a purifying therapy to enhance the metabolic process through food and herbal medicines. It is used in deep rooted chronic disease as well as seasonal imbalance of tridoshas. As the wastes are eliminated from the body the person becomes healthy. Literally Panch means five and Karma means action. Thus, Panchakarma means five types of actions, techniques or treatments. These types of therapeutics are based on elimination therapy. Panchakarma treatment is effective in diseases like hemiplegia, polio, rheumatoid arthritis, skin diseases, epilepsy, insomnia, hypertension, cardiac problems, intestinal diseases, peptic and duodenal ulcers, ulcerative colitis and asthma. Besides this, it produces immunity and increases youthfulness of the body.

Panchakarma therapy should always be followed by a special diet regime.

The different Panchakarma's are:

  1. Vamana (emesis)
  2. Virechanam-(purgation)
  3. Kashaya vasthi (enema foe expelling doshas )
  4. Sneha vasti (retension enema )
  5. Nasyam (nasal instillation of medicine)


This karma is indicated for expelling the vitiated kapha. The procedure will be conducted in early morning. Person who has already undergone the poorva karma will be stopped when the symptoms of perfect vamana are observed.


This karma is indicated mainly in the vititation of vata. Along with the sneha vasti, kashaya vasti imparts much more benefits to the body. The procedure is to be done between 10 am and 12 noon. Person must undergo all the preliminary procedures. The medicine for vasti is a combination of decoction, medicated oil, pastes etc. This will be administered through the anal route using a special instrument. The person will be observed throughout the procedure. After some time he develops the urge to evacuate. Hot water bath and special diet will be given after complete evacuation. A combination of 3 kashaya vasti and 5 sneha vasti or 6 kashaya vasti and 9 sneha vasti or 12 kashaya vasti and 18 sneha vasti is advocated depending upon the condition.


This karma is indicated in the vitiation of vata. Oil processed with various medicines is administered through the anal route using a special instrument. This imparts oleation and nourishment apart from curing the disease. The procedure is to be done immediately after the noon/evening meals. Sneha vasti along with kashaya vasti is administered in numbers of 8, 15 or 30.


Nasyam (nasal administration of medicines) ---This karma is indicated for enhancing the strength and functioning of parts above the neck. Also it is advocated in most of the disorders like head aches, sinusitis, neuralgia, disturbance of sensory faculties etc. Person must undergo the mandatory poorvakarma. Medicines in various forms like oil, juice etc. is administered into the nostrils. The karma is done either in the morning or in the evening according to the condition and must be repeated for minimum seven days.


Dr Jayakrishnan - Santa Ayurveda Hospital Dr. K.T. Jayakrishnan, is the chief medical officer of Shanta Ayurveda Hospital and Former Medical Superintendent of Ayurveda College, Coimbatore and Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Ayurveda College, Chennai.
Dr Shyamala - Santa Ayurveda Hospital Dr. B. Shyamala is medical officer of Shanta Ayurveda Hospital and has been working with AVP for the past 4 years and has 9 yrs of experience.
Dr Deenadayalan - Santa Ayurveda Hospital Dr. Deenadayalan, is resident medical officer of Shanta Ayurveda Hospital who has been working with AVP for the past 3 years and has 9 years of experience.

Shanta Ayurveda Hospital is well supported by competent and well trained Ayurveda physicians and therapeutic assistants providing personal care to the patients.


The centre has at present a 24 beds in collaboration with the Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (CBE) Ltd.


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Shanta Ayurveda Hospital, Chennai, Tamilnadu
Address: 23A North Boag Rd, T Nagar, Chennai - 600017, India
Phone: 91 44 4354 6768, 91-44-4354 6252
Reviews of Shanta Ayurveda Hospital, Chennai, Tamilnadu:
Review by outpatient is best Friday 07 January, 2011
The doctors here provide great personalised service, and the therapists are well trained, but the location of the hospital and its administration lets the team down. I was an in-patient in 2010 for several weeks, and while the accommodation is of a reasonable 3 star standard, there's a phone tower nearby, its in a busy commercial part of the city with heavy traffic and pollution, the menu while sattvic is very limited and not organic, and customer service is erratic at best. It's also overpriced. 2010 prices were double that of 2009. Accommodation prices were set to rise again in 2011. There is a thriving outpatient clinic. If I was to attend again, I'd go as an outpatient. That would be the best of both worlds. You get access to excellent treatment, without having to accept a standard of service that doesnt, in my view, provide value for money.

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