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