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Welcome to Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam & Research Institute (AVCRI), the leading clinical wing of the AVP Group of Institutions. Established in 1957 and managed by 'The Ayurvedic Trust,' AVCRI is renowned for its commitment to quality care and purity of treatment. Located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, South India, our 96-bed hospital offers authentic classical Ayurvedic treatments for both prevention and cure. At AVCRI, we uphold the time-honored principles of Ayurveda, providing holistic healthcare solutions to promote wellness and restore balance in your life. Our experienced team of Ayurvedic experts combines traditional wisdom with modern scientific advancements, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of care. What sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to quality and purity. AVCRI holds the distinction of being one of the first Ayurvedic hospitals to achieve ISO 9001:2008 / 9001:2018 certification, reflecting our adherence to international quality standards. You can trust us to deliver treatments of the utmost excellence, with a focus on your well-being and satisfaction. Experience the transformative power of Ayurveda at AVCRI. Whether you seek preventive care or curative medicine, our state-of-the-art facilities and personalized treatments are designed to meet your unique needs.


The clinical wing of the AVP Group of Institutions was started in the year 1957 and is now known as The Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam & Research Institute (AVCRI) managed by ‘The Ayurvedic Trust’. Situated in the heart of Coimbatore city, in Tamilnadu, South India is at present a 96 bed hospital which offers classical Ayurvedic treatments as preventive and curative medicine. The twin values of commitment to 'quality of care' and 'purity of treatment' are the distinguishing factors of Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam. The main treatment facility called The Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam & Research Institute (AVCRI), functioning since 1957, is located in the heart of Coimbatore city in Tamil Nadu state, India. AVCRI has the distinction of being one of the first Ayurvedic hospitals to become ISO 9001:2008 /9001:2018 certified for its compliance with International quality standards.


Fondly called as 'Aniyan' by all his kins left for heavenly abode on 16th September 2020. Born in 1951 as the son of Arya Vaidyan P. V. Rama Varier (founder of AVP) and Smt. Pankajam Rama Varier. He was the Managing Trustee of The Ayurvedic Trust (Coimbatore) He was also the Chancellor of Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore and Chairman of CAReKeralam (Confederation for Ayurvedic Renaissance-Keralam Limited) In recognition of his contributions to the field of Ayurveda, the Government of India conferred the prestigious “Padma Shri” award on him in 2009.


Sri P.V. Rama Varier with Son P.R.Krishnakumar Was the son of Vaidya vichakshanan Mankulangara Kunjan Variar, a reputed Sanskrit scholar, poet and physician. A trusted disciple of Vaidyaratnam P. S. Varier, he later became a trendsetter in his own way. Starting A company as Public Limited, as early as the 1940s was an example to it... Globalization of Ayurveda was his vision and creating a new breed of physicians was his mission.His son Krishnakumar also imbibed these qualities even at a tender age, making his father proud.

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Discovering Your Ayurvedic Dosha: Unveiling the Secrets of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Ayurvedic Body Types

Ayurveda literally means ‘Science of Life’. It is one of the oldest recorded medical traditions in the world. Scholars studying the history of medicine, across the globe, have always referred to Ayurveda and its emphasis on the five elements and doshas. When many other traditional medical systems disappeared from contemporary medical practice, Ayurveda has stood the test of time. Ayurveda has thrived with the help of available codified medical literature along with oral traditions, focusing on the balance of doshas, including Vata, Pitta and Kapha. This has eventually led to Ayurveda becoming a traditional system with strong scientific framework capable of further research. The unique principles in Ayurveda are scientifically sound and these days the health experts and researchers across the world are exploring it. Ayurveda, as a healthcare system, is preventive, preservative—in Ayurveda, preserving the balance of doshas is crucial., and curative—Ayurveda offers curative measures considering the imbalance of doshas. at the application level, focusing on balancing the doshas for optimal health.
Personalisation also depends on the stage of disease/disorder, age, climatic zone and many such macro and micro factors. The treatments in Ayurveda for these reasons, has to be always under continuous monitoring by Ayurveda ‘Vaidya’ (Physician) who have thorough knowledge in these principles and have the skill to diagnose these personal variations. Well trained Ayurveda Therapists are also an important part of any Ayurvedic treatment.


Eight divisions of Ayurveda (Ashtangas of Ayurveda)

Ayurveda can be broadly divided into eight divisions, though none of these systems stand separately and Ayurvedic principles always being holistic, do not reduce itself to level of systems or organs and specialisations. The broad divisions of Ayurveda include Kāyacikitsā - General Medicine, Kaumāra-bhṛtya - Paediatrics, Śalyatantra - Surgery, Śālākyatantra - ENT, Bhūtavidyā - Psychiatry, Agadatantra - Toxicology,Rasāyanatantra - deals with the rejuvenation of body and Vājīkaraṇatantra - deals with aphrodisiacs.


Why understanding dosha is important according to Ayurveda?

Ayurveda that is preventive and helps one to stay healthy (preservativeAyurveda, includes certain practices and procedures, most of which can become part of your regular lifestyle, aimed at balancing the doshas. A few other procedures required occasionally would need the assistance of well-trained physicians and therapists in Ayurveda. The response and modulation of these practices are personalised to a certain extent, based on the body constitution (prakṛti) of the person and need customization which can be perceived in consultation with an Ayurveda practitioner.
The curative aspect of Ayurveda is highly personalized, which means that the medications cannot be always generalized against certain conditions or diseases. The treatment is based on each person’s imbalances (called vikṛti) of the body and also the body constitution (prakṛti) generally determined by the ‘vāta’, ‘pitta’ and ‘kapha’ balances. The scientific basis of these variations has recently been found to be evident even at the genetic level. (Suggested reading:

What does each dosha look like?

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Vata energy

Vata doshas govern bodily movements According to Ayurveda, Vata is associated with air and space and governs bodily movements, including breathing and blood circulation. According to Ayurveda, Vata energy predominates in people who are lively, creative, and original thinkers. When imbalanced, people with the Vata dosha can experience joint pain, constipation, dry skin, anxiety, and other ailments.

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Pitta energy

Pitta, linked to fire, governs digestion and is believed to control the digestive and endocrine systems. People with pitta energy are considered to be fiery in temperament, intelligent, and fast-paced. When pitta energy is out of balance, it can result in ulcers, inflammation, digestive problems, anger, heartburn, and arthritis.

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Kapha energy

Kapha, linked to earth and water, governs growth and strength and is associated with bodily zones like the chest, torso, and back, according to Ayurveda. People with Kapha dosha are considered strong and solid in constitution, and generally calm in nature. But obesity, diabetes, sinus problems, insecurity, and gallbladder issues can occur when Kapha, one of the three doshas, is imbalanced.

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