Ayurveda has always been keen about the care and treatment of old age people. As one become aged, the mind and body may weak and results to health problems. Geriatrics focuses on such ailments.

According to Ayurveda, human body consists of seven dhathus, which are rasa, raktha, mamsa, medas, asthi, majja and sukla. The dhathus are degenerate due to the body’s prolonged structural changes. During old age, we cannot enhance the capacity of dhathus, but it can be rejuvenated.

Ayurvedic Geriatrics treatments comprise of both medicine and treatment (Panchakarma) to prevent or manage problems and diseases specific to the old age times.

Abhayangam (applying gingelly oil all over the body) enables one to get rid of greying, fatigue, muscle, spasm, rheumatism etc largely. Nasyam, vasthi, njavarakizlii, elakizhi and sirovasthi are also beneficial in curing so many ailments.

Both medicine and Panchakarma treatments help the body system for elimination of bio-toxins and cleansing of channels. This is effective in blood circulation, depression, body balance and flexibility, reduce the pain of arthritis, increase joint mobility and improve over all health of an elderly.