Panchakarma

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Panchakarma, the comprehensive Ayurvedic therapy for ultimate mind-body cleansing, involves five types of Ayurvedic therapeutic measures to detoxify the body and successfully eliminate disease causing toxic elements. It is often undertaken for the purification of the body, as Ayurveda highly recommends body purification and detoxification before starting a therapy or a treatment. Apart from Ayurvedic detoxification, Panchakarma is also recommended to strengthen the immune system of the body in order to restore the overall balance and well-being. According to Ayurveda, good health is one of essentialities to boost the metabolic activities of our body.

Vamana (therapeutic emesis)

Vamana karma is known as therapeutic emesis. It is one of the five panchakarma procedures in which doshas are eliminated through the upper route. This is done in both preventive and therapeutic purposes. Medicines are given orally to induce vomiting early in the morning.

Indications

  • Kaphaja diseases
  • Skin diseases like psoriasis etc.
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Psychological disorders
  • Infertility
  • PCOS

Virechana (therapeutic purgation)

Virechana, known as therapeutic purgation, is one of the five panchakarma procedures. In this vitiated doshas and toxins are eliminated through anal route. Here, the person is made to undergo controlled purgation. This procedure pacifies pitha by clearing toxins from the body.

Indications

  • All kind of diseases due to increase of pitha
  • Skin diseases
  • Vatha rogas
  • Low backache

Vasthi (medicated enema)

Vasthi is the main treatment among panchakarma. It is a special treatment in Ayurveda considered among panchakarma. It is a method of administering medicated decoctions, oils, milk or ghee through anal route/urinary/vaginal route. It is considered as best in treating vatha rogas.

1. Kashaya vasthi

In this medicated decoction is introduced into the body through anal route.

2. Anuvasana vasthi

In this medicated oil is introduced in to the body through anal route.

3. Utharavasthi

The vasthi administered through urinary or vaginal route is known as utharavasthi.

Indications

  • All non surgical spinal cord pathologies
  • Lumbar spondylosis
  • Infertility
  • Neurological disorders
  • In post stroke management
  • MND
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Cleanses the body
  • Best rejuvenator
  • Gynaecological disorders

Nasyam (nasal medication)

Nasyam is the therapeutic administration of medicated oil/swarasa/powder through the nostrils. The forehead, face, neck and shoulders are massaged and drops of herbal oil is administered through the nostrils.

Indications

  • Diseases of eye
  • Diseases of ear, nose and throat
  • Diseases of head
  • Neurological conditions
  • Psychological conditions
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Headache
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Nasal polyps

Rakthamokasha (blood letting)

It is the procedure of letting out vitiated blood from the body. Blood maintains and supports the body. When blood gets vitiated by doshas it cause various diseases.

Types

  1. Using instruments
  2. Puncturing
  3. By using leech
  4. Using horn
  5. Using pitcher gourd

Indications

  • Skin diseases
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Psoriasis

Vamana

Vamana (therapeutic emesis)

Vamana karma is known as therapeutic emesis. It is one of the five panchakarma procedures in which doshas are eliminated through the upper route. This is done in both preventive and therapeutic purposes. Medicines are given orally to induce vomiting early in the morning.

Indications

  • Kaphaja diseases
  • Skin diseases like psoriasis etc.
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Psychological disorders
  • Infertility
  • PCOS

Virechana

Virechana (therapeutic purgation)

Virechana, known as therapeutic purgation, is one of the five panchakarma procedures. In this vitiated doshas and toxins are eliminated through anal route. Here, the person is made to undergo controlled purgation. This procedure pacifies pitha by clearing toxins from the body.

Indications

  • All kind of diseases due to increase of pitha
  • Skin diseases
  • Vatha rogas
  • Low backache

Vasthi

Vasthi (medicated enema)

Vasthi is the main treatment among panchakarma. It is a special treatment in Ayurveda considered among panchakarma. It is a method of administering medicated decoctions, oils, milk or ghee through anal route/urinary/vaginal route. It is considered as best in treating vatha rogas.

1. Kashaya vasthi

In this medicated decoction is introduced into the body through anal route.

2. Anuvasana vasthi

In this medicated oil is introduced in to the body through anal route.

3. Utharavasthi

The vasthi administered through urinary or vaginal route is known as utharavasthi.

Indications

  • All non surgical spinal cord pathologies
  • Lumbar spondylosis
  • Infertility
  • Neurological disorders
  • In post stroke management
  • MND
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Cleanses the body
  • Best rejuvenator
  • Gynaecological disorders

Nasya

Nasyam (nasal medication)

Nasyam is the therapeutic administration of medicated oil/swarasa/powder through the nostrils. The forehead, face, neck and shoulders are massaged and drops of herbal oil is administered through the nostrils.

Indications

  • Diseases of eye
  • Diseases of ear, nose and throat
  • Diseases of head
  • Neurological conditions
  • Psychological conditions
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Headache
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Nasal polyps

Rakthamokasha

Rakthamokasha (blood letting)

It is the procedure of letting out vitiated blood from the body. Blood maintains and supports the body. When blood gets vitiated by doshas it cause various diseases.

Types

  1. Using instruments
  2. Puncturing
  3. By using leech
  4. Using horn
  5. Using pitcher gourd

Indications

  • Skin diseases
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Psoriasis

Other Treatments

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Panchakarma, the comprehensive Ayurvedic therapy for ultimate mind-body cleansing, involves five types of Ayurvedic therapeutic measures to detoxify the body

Abhyanga

Abhyanga or body massage is the most important activity mentioned under daily regimen in the classical texts of Ayurveda. Massage is done all over the body from neck to toe. It improves blood circulation and induces deep relaxation of mind and body. Kerala traditional massage, rejuvenation massage and skin care massages are also included under this.

Indications and benefits

  • Delays ageing
  • Relieves pain
  • Neurological diseases
  • Bone and joint disorders
  • Improves vision
  • Nourishes body
  • Induces good sleep
  • Improves skin tone and complexion
  • In Post stroke management
  • Cervical or lumbar spondylosis
  • Osteoarthritis

Udwarthanam

Udwarthanam is done as a massage with herbal powders in opposite direction of hair follicles. It is beneficial in the strengthening of the muscles.

Indications

  • Neuropathies
  • Obesity
  • Myopathies
  • MND

Swedanam / Sudation

1. Bashpa sweda

This is a kind of sudation by which medicated steam is applied to the patient’s body for a certain period of time to get perspiration. Medicinal herbs or decoctions are kept boiling in the bashpa sweda yantra from where the steam is generated. The patient is advised to stay inside the steam chamber for a time period after oil massage.

Indications

  • Neuro muscular disorders
  • Joint diseases
  • Post traumatic stiffness
  • Rejuvenation therapy

2. Choorna pinda sweda

Powder of medicinal plants are tied in a cloth, heated and applied to the body or affected area according to the condition. It can be used with or without oil according to the stage of the disease.

Indications

  • Bone and joint disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Inter vertebral disc prolapse
  • Neuro muscular diseases

3. Patra potala swedam (ELAKKIZHI)

Selected herbal leaves are cut, heated in medicated oil along with garlic, rock salt etc and tied in a cloth. This medicinal bag/ kizhi is dipped in hot medicated oil and applied to the body for a specific period of time.

Indications

  • Pain-related arthropathies
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spondylosis
  • Muscular pain & Sports injuries

4. Jambeera pinda swedam

It is a special preparation of lemon along with other medicines tied in a linen cloth. After a warm oil body massage these kizhi or medicinal bags are dipped in lukewarm oil and applied to the body.

Indications

  • Stiffness of joints
  • Joint pain
  • Ligamental strain
  • Muscular spasm & Frozen shoulder

5. Njavara kizhi

Kerala’s unique contribution to Ayurveda, involves fomentation of the body with a bolus of rice called “njavara rice” cooked in milk and herbal decoction made from root s of sidacordifolia. This cooked rice is tied up in linen bags, are dipped in warm milk and herbal decoction and is massaged into the body. This highly rejuvenates the tissues of the body.

Indications

  • Paralysis
  • Debility & Rheumatism
  • Joint and muscular & Back pain
  • High blood pressure & Neurological diseases

Kati vasthi / Griva vasthi/janu vasthi/urovasthi

A circular wall of 2 inch thickness is constructed with kneaded dough in the particular area (lumbar/cervical/knee/chest) and warm medicated oil,is poured gently and retained over a period of time. This treatment increases the circulation, nourishes and strengthens the muscle, ligaments , nerves and joints.

Indications

  • pain
  • sciatica
  • IVDP
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spondylosis

1. Sarvanga dhara

it is one of the special traditional therapies of Kerala with exemplary benefits. It is a type of sudation. The term pizhichil and sarvangadhara is used synonymously. Milk, kashaya, dhanyamla, oil and processed buttermilk (thakradhara ) are used for this purpose according to the condition.

Pizhichil literally means ‘squeezing’. Here warm medicated oil is squeezed over patient’s body with a piece of cloth which is dipped in medicated oil.

Indications

  • Mainly in diseases due to vatha
  • Neuropathies
  • Degenerative diseases & Low backache
  • IVDP & Traumatic conditions/ injuries
  • Muscular spasm & In Post stroke management
  • Psoriasis & Osteo arthritis

2. Sirodhara

Sirodhara is pouring the liquid on the forehead in a rhythmic pattern for a stipulated time for getting local and systemic effects. It is one of the most relaxing therapies that lead the entire body into a state of calmness. Dosha specific oil is poured in an even stream on the forehead continuously to pacify the doshas and thereby revitalizing the body and mind, diminishing the effect of stress and strain and strengthening physical constitution.

Indications

  • Tension headaches
  • Vascular headaches
  • Sleeplessness
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental neurological diseases
  • Relaxation treatment

Sirovasthi

Sirovasthi involves the application of selected lukewarm oil to the head for a specific period of time. Sirovasthi is an effective treatment for nervous system disorders. Patient is made to sit straight on a chair with long leather cap of 10 inches height tied to the head with the help of a band. Kneaded dough is used to prevent leakage. Lukewarm medicated oil is poured into the leather cap. After a period, oil is removed and gentle massage is given to the patient on the shoulder, neck and forehead.

Indication

  • Diseases related to head
  • Neurological disorders
  • It lowers stress and builds immunity against psychosomatic diseases.
  • sleeplessness

Thalapothichil

This is a special treatment procedure of application of medicated paste on the head. The medicated paste is applied over the scalp in a layer of thickness, leaving a small central portion. Head is then covered with leaves.

Indications

  • Epilepsy
  • Vascular headache
  • Neurological disorders

Thalam

This is a treatment procedure of retaining medicines over the center of the head.

Indications

  • Sleeplessness
  • Psychological disorders
  • Stress management

Special Ayurvedic Treatment

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Neurological dieases

Neurological Diseases

  • Post stroke management
  • multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Neuropathie
  • Migraine

Spine _ joint diseases

Spine & Joint Diseases

  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Lumbar Spondylosis
  • Intervertebral disc prolapse
  • Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Frozen Shoulder

lifestyle diseases

Lifestyle Diseases

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Weight Loss
  • Stress
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Geriatric Care

Skin diseases

Skin Diseases

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen planus
  • Dermatitis
  • Varicose Ulcer

Gynecology

Gynecology

  • Menstrual irregularities
  • PCOS
  • Pelvic inflammatory Diseases
  • Infections
  • Painful Menstruation
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Antenatal & Postnatal Care

Paediatrics

Pediatrics

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Down Syndrome

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