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PRIME TREATMENTS IN AYURVEDA

Abhyangam

Special type of oil massage in which strokes are given according to the diseases for 45 minutes. This treatment is very useful for obesity, especially for diabetic Gangrene (a condition due to lack of blood circulation in the extremes of the body) etc.

Pizhichil (Kayasekam)

This is one of the special massages for rejuvenating the whole body. The prescribed medicated oil is applied on the head and the entire body, is covered with medicated oil. In this treatment the patient lies on the Droni (a wooden bed specially designed for the purpose). Next a piece of linen dipped in warm medicated oil is squeezed on to the patient’s body as the body is continuously massaged. The massage is very slowly with light pressure. This massage protects you from illnesses and improves your immune system adding vitality and health to your life. It also aids in the healing of rheumatic diseases, blood pressure, pain in the joints and diabetes

Sirodhara

Sirodhara is performed on patients as an effective nervine tonic and as a remedy for psychosomatic disorders. It is very important that this treatment is conducted by using preparations exactly as per the Ayurvedic prescriptions for getting excellent results. 'Dhara'; the name is derived from the process of pouring medicines continuously on the forehead According to the type of liquid used, Sirodhara can be classified into three

Thakradhara

This therapy is used in cases of memory loss, severe headache and insanity. The patient lies on a wooden bed in a comfortable position and is covered with a liberal application of the medicated oil on the head and body. A specially designed apparatus is filled with the medicated oil and placed at a specific height. The masseur then swings the apparatus back and forth so that the oil flows continuously and gently across the forehead. The head is then dried with a towel and again oil is applied to the head. This treatment can also be done for a specific part or the whole body, depending on the ailment. It promotes rejuvenation and revitalization of the human mind and body, diminishing the effect of ageing. It is a special massage therapy for stress & strain.

Ksheeradhara

Sirodhara with medicated milk.
Ksheeradhara is good for making the head cool for insomnia.captied over the forehead. Past experience has proved that this treatment is an excellent remedy for bell’s palsy, headache and various neurological disorders connected with brain. Sirovasthi is performed under the expert guidance of the team of doctors, who supervise the procedure throughout.

Kativasthi

Very effective in the treatment of various type of back pain. In this procedure bulk of oil is kept on the back in a special manner.

Pichu

Cotton pieces soaked in warm medicated oils are applied on the affected parts. This cotton will be wet with warm oil frequently. Effective pain relieving method for muscles and joints. It can be done on head also for some types of headaches and problem of sense organs.

Nasyam

From the shoulders up the patient’s body is massaged causing it to perspire. The medicine in exact dose is measured and poured into the nostrils, as the patient inhales. During the process the area around the nose, neck, shoulders, palms & feet are rubbed. This is very effective in ailments such as sinusitis, migraine, chronic cold and chest congestion.

Udvarthanam

Very effective treatment for weight reduction and improving skin complexion. In this procedure medicated powder is rubbed all over the body in upward direction.

Nethra Tharpanam

Well melted and strained medicated ghee will be collected in a ridge made around the eyes with black gram paste. This is an effective treatment for refractive errors and degenerative diseases of the eyes

Lepanam

This is a process by which medicated herbal paste is applied on the affected part. This is usually done to reduce swelling, pain or inflammation of the joints. Also used to treat some skin diseases

Mukha Lepanam

An herbal powder is mixed with cow's milk and applied on the face. It is kept for one hour and then washed. This is a herbal face pack. This helps to remove wrinkles and black marks, improve the skin tone and imparts a special glow to the face.

Shirolepanam (Thalapothichil)

The head is covered with Amla (Indian gooseberry) paste prepared in buttermilk or some decoctions suitable for the condition. The head is covered with a banana leaf. After 45 minutes the paste is removed and the head is wiped clean. This treatment is very good in the case of hair loss, dandruff, graying, insomnia, low blood pressure (BP) and chronic sinusitis

Dhanyamla Dhara

(Warm herbal liquid)
Warm herbal liquid is poured all over the body in a rhythmic way through a special vessel for 45 minutes to 1 hour. This treatment is very effective for hemiplegia, paralysis, rheumatic complaints etc.

Podikizhi

A type of massage with cloth bags filled with herbal powder, which will be warmed frequently. Effective for inflammatory joint problems and primary stage of hemiplegia.

Thalam

Special powder mixed with medicated oil applying on the top of the head for 20 to 45 minutes. This treatment is helpful for ENT problems, insomnia, migraine etc.

Sirovasthi

It is yet another efficient treatment method in which oil is retained on the head in a special captied over the forehead. Past experience has proved that this treatment is an excellent remedy for bell’s palsy, headache and various neurological disorders connected with brain. Sirovasthi is performed under the expert guidance of the team of doctors, who supervise the procedure throughout

Urovasthi

Warm medicated oil is kept over the chest for 45 minutes. This is an effective treatment for asthma, other respiratory problems, heart diseases and muscular chest pain.

Nethrasekam

This is a process of cleaning the eyes using running medicated water. It is recommended for relaxing and soothing the eyes and the optical nerves that have been subject to stress and strain.

Njavarakizhi

Medicated oil is first applied liberally over the patient’s body. Then the body is massaged with small linen bags filled with cooked Navara rice. The rice is cooked by boiling it in cow’s milk along with suitable. The linen bags filled with rice are dipped in the same mixture kept boiling over a gentle flame and applied by masseurs at a comfortable temperature over the whole body of the patient. Njavarakizhi is a special massage, which rejuvenates the body. It is very effective in degenerative muscle diseases like poliomyelitis muscular atrophy etc. It is more effective when done immediately after Pizhichil treatment.

Elakizhi

Herbal poultices (bundles) are prepared with various herbs and medicated powders. These poultices are warmed in medicated oils and used to massage the entire body, neck, shoulders, hands and back, shifting the person from side to side. This massage can promote better circulation within the affected area thereby promoting increased perspiration, which helps the skin to eliminate wastes. It also helps to tone the skin and can be superbly relaxing.

Dhanya Kizhi

This is a form of treatment in which powdered cereals and pulses are bundled into a bolus, warmed and applied all over the body. This helps to reduce joint pains in patients with rheumatoid fever. It also helps in weight reduction.

Vasthi

Certain herbal oils, herbal extracts etc., are applied through the rectum. This treatment is for arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegic, numbness, gastric complaints associated with rheumatism and constant constipation.

Avagaha Swedam

After some oil applications, the patient will be seated in a tub full of hot herbal decoction suitable for patient's condition. For the diseases of spinal cord, hip and lower back. Also helpful in gynecological conditions.

Upanaha Swedam

A poultice containing herbal pastes with some acidic liquids which will be applied on the affected parts and covered with leaves of calotropis, ricinus etc. and on top with cotton cloth. This will be retained on position at least for 12 hours day or night. For inflammatory joint pains which helps to reduce stiffness and improve mobility of the joints.

Putapakam

Herbal juice mixed with goat's milk is collected around the eyes similarly as in Nethra Tharpanam. Relieves tiredness of the eyes due to Nethra Tharpanam and to clear vision.

Snehapanam

Medicated ghee is given internally in a proportionally increased quantity for a period of 8 to 12 days. This treatment is for osteo arthritis, Psoriaris, leukemia etc.

Aaschyothanam

Application of eye drops. Helpful in conditions like various eye infections, cataract etc.

Anjanam

Rejuvenation Therapy of neck & above by administration of Herbal extract to the eye. Application of Herbal extract with Honey or Rosewater inside the eyes helps to remove foreign bodies, removes itching and burning sensation in the eyes due to exposure to allergens.

Yoni Prakshalanam

Herbal oils and decoctions are applied through the vaginal route. This treatment is good for gynecological disorders. It is also a purification process for genital organs.

Ksheeradhoomam

Steaming the patients face and neck with medicated milk steams. Most important treatment in facial paralysis, diseases of the sense organs etc.

Dhoomapanam

This treatment makes the head, respiratory system and sense organs clean and healthy. In this treatment, herbs or herbal powders are burnt in fire and the smoke is inhaled. It is done for a period of one to seven days. Dhoomapanam is an ideal treatment for bronchial asthma, sinusitis, upper and lower respiratory tract infections.

Gandhoosham

Filling the ear with few drops of medicated oil in ears. This helps to clean the ear and protect from infection.

Kabalam

This therapy requires the retention, movement and gargling of medicated oil or decoction in the mouth. This process is highly beneficial for ear, nose, throat disorders and improving the voice while bringing a glow to the face.

Kizhi

In this treatment the whole body is made to perspire by the external application of medicated packs in the form of boluses tied in cloth bags. The packs are made up of Rice (Njavarakizhi), herbal powder (Choorna Kizhi), lime (Naaranga Kizhi), seeds (Dhaanya Kizhi) herbal leaves (Elakizhi) the treatment is useful in musculoskeletal disorders, degenerative conditions and neurological problems etc.