Ayurvedic Treatments


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Kerala-the Cradle of Ayurveda
Ayurveda, which gives emphasis on prevention of diseases rather than cure, is a main part of India’s rich cultural heritage. It is also India’s most ancient and natural method of healing. Kerala is often referred to as the “Cradle of Ayurveda”. The origin of Ayurveda dates back to at least 3000 years, according to historians. Kerala has its own tradition in Ayurveda with contributions from Ashtavaidya’s ( Traditional Physicians expert in eight branches of Ayurveda; ashta means 8 and vaidyas means traditional physicians). Vatha, Pitha and Kapha are the three Doshas of the Body. Thridoshas keep the body healthy when they are normal but when they become abnormal, it results in the contraction of diseases.

Panchakarma- Five in One
Panchakarma is a supreme healing and rejuvenation program in Ayurveda. A Five Fold treatment for mental and physical well being , Panchakarma tones up the body, organs, mind, breath, nerves and purifies the blood. According to the patients’ condition and disease, the treatments range from 7 to 42 days. We are giving treatment especially for Psoriasis, Infertility and sexual weakness.

Five therapeutic procedures include:

1. Vamana
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The kapha toxins accumulated in the body and the respiratory tract are effectively removed by Vamana, one of the five therapies of Panchakarma in Ayurveda. Vamana is therapeutic vomiting, which is a medicated emesis therapy. People with high imbalance of kapha are given this type of treatment, which loosens and mobilizes the toxins, in an effort to eliminate them from the body. Waste products (vitiated dosha) are eliminated through the upper gastrointestinal tract. The vitiated kapha are eliminated through the mouth. After vomiting, the sinus is cleared, which in turn provides relief from congestion, wheezing and breathlessness.
Indications- skin diseases, Insanity, Elephantiasis, Asthma.
2. Virechana
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This is the excretion of Doshas through the anus by the administration of laxatives and purgatives. This is a specific process for elimination of Pitta-dosha. Virechana is a purificaton treatment and it cleanses the small intestine and the organs, which are Pitta dominant. It is the method of cleaning and evacuation of the bowels through the use of purgative medicines. The treatment concentrates on the toxins that are accumulated in the liver and gall bladder.
Indications- Skin diseases, Garlic components, Intestinal worms.
3. Vasthi
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This is the purifying process in which suitable medicated decoction mixed with honey, salt, oil and a paste of certain drugs or medicated oil alone is filled into a bladder and pushed up into the anus through a nozzle. It is called kashaya-vasti when an admixture of decoction and other drugs is used and Anuwasana-vasti or Sneha-vasti when medicated oil alone is used. The term Uttara- vasti refers to the administration of drugs through the penis or vagina. This is a delicate process, done with extreme care after taking all necessary precautions. This is the best treatment for vitiation of Vata.
Indications- Arthritis, Neurological problem, Low back ache, Infertility, complaints of alimentary system.
4. Nasya
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It involves administration of medicines through the nostrils and is specifically indicated for treatment of the diseases of the head. Therapeutic administration of medicated oils or herbal juices (prepared in the form of nasal drops) through nostrils is termed as Nasyam.This is one of the Pancha karma procedure for detoxification. Nasyam is advised either in the morning on an empty stomach or in the evening. During the sessions of Nasyam, shower (bathing of head), exposure to sunlight and dust should be avoided.
Indication - facial paralysis, sinusitis,migraine, Cervical spondylosis and arthritis. Duration-15 to 20 minutes to complete the procedure.
5. Rakta-mokshana
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The process of taking out blood from the body is known as Rektamoksha or blood letting. This technique is adopted in instances of impure blood for managing diseases caused by Rakta and Pitta. This is done either by cutting the Vessels by sharp instruments or application of leeches or by suction with the help of horn etc. It is to be noted that "Snehana" and "Swedana" which go by the name of Purvakarma are the necessary precedents of any of "Panchakarma".
Indication - skin diseases, Jaundice, Ringworm, hyper acidity, Blood born diseases, Pitta born diseases, Headache, Drug addicted Suffering from poison Snake bite Allergies
Snehapanam
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This the treatment for peptic ulcer also involves sneha panam. Overproduction of gastric juice in the digestive track is neutralized by medicated ghee. The choice of medicines varies with patients. The general treatment is that the patient is given a dose of snehapan of specific quantity and quality, based on the ability of the person to digest the medication. The person is also not allowed to eat anything till the medicinal ghee digests completely in his/her digestive tract. Snehapana therapy for peptic ulcer may end in less than eight days.
Indication - Osteoarthritis, Leukaemia, Rhuematic Arthritis, Chronic Peptic Ulcer, etc.
Massage
Ayurveda offers a large variety of unique oil massages depending on the special needs of the patient. Usually herbalized oils are used which greatly facilitates the healing effects of massage. By applying pressure on 107 marma points in the body, the entire physiology gets revitalized, and the patient experiences deep relaxation. Well-trained masseurs carry out the massaging treatment, under the instruction and guidance of qualified doctors

1.Special rejuvenation massage-
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Special rejuvenation massage, which includes head and body massage with specially prepared medicated oil, application of medicated herbal cream on face, followed by medicated water bath or steam bath.
Duration – 60 minutes
2) Joint Massage
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This includes general body massage, massage of head, face and all joints including each vertebra with highly potent herbal oil. It relieves joint pains, Rhuematic complaints Arthritis and Myalgia.
Duration 60 minutes
3) General muscle relaxing massage
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General muscle relaxing massage with medicated herbal oil. Good for getting rid of tiredness after a long journey and to help tune your body to keep it young and strong.
Duration 60 minutes
4) Special Massage done by foot
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Special Massage done by foot – With special oil smeared all over, the body will be massaged by the masseur with his feet. However, the head and face will be massaged by hand with special oil and cream followed by stream bath or medicated water bath. This is a unique-deep healing massage of Kerala.
Duration 60 minutes.
5) General Massage
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General Massage for the whole body with medicated oil. This will make your body strong and healthy.
Duration 45 minutes or 60 minutes
3) General muscle relaxing massage
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General muscle relaxing massage with medicated herbal oil. Good for getting rid of tiredness after a long journey and to help tune your body to keep it young and strong.
Duration 60 minutes
Abhyangam
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External application of medicated oil all over the body giving special importance for head, ears, and feet, followed by medicated warm water bath. It improves blood circulation, relaxation of mind & body, and longevity.
Udvarthanam
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This is the treatment for diseases such as hemiplegia, Paralysis, Obesity and certain Rheumatic ailments. It is a therapeutic massage with herbal powders. Under this treatment, massage is done all over the body in the upward direction except head with herbal powder
Sweda Karma
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Medicated Steam baths eliminate impurities from the body, improve the tone and complexion of the skin, reduce fat and used in the treatment of certain rheumatic diseases. Perennial, precious herbs and herbal leaves are boiled and the steam is passed over the entire body for 30 to 40 minutes daily. Different kinds of Sweda Karma are
Duration 60 minutes
Elakizhi
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A process in which fomentation is done by the application of medicinal leaves processed in medicated oil. It helps to give relief for body pain, arthritis backache, muscular diseases, nuritis, etc.
Njavara Kizhi
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The whole body is made to strengthen by the external application of medicated rice packs in the form of boluses, wrapped in muslin bags. Fomentation of the body by applying medicinal pudding boiled in milk and decoction. It is also accompanied by Abhyanga with medicated oil
Pizhichil
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Lukewarm herbal oil is applied with fresh linen all over the body by trained masseurs in a rhythmic manner for a period of 1 to 1 ½ hours daily for 7 to 21 days. It gives full relaxation to the body and mind, relieving generalbody weakness, stiffness, Nervous diseases, Arthritis, Rheumatic Complaints, Paralysis etc. This is good for sexual weakness as well.
Dhara
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This is the treatment for disturbed sleep, mental problems, swelling, spondelitis, paraplegia, skin diseases, chronic headache, insomnia, mental tension and cases of hysteria, hallucination and insanity. Besides, Dhara improves memory and blood circulation. Herbal oil, medicated milk or buttermilk and decoctions are poured on the forehead and whole body in a special manner. Variations of the treatment include Oordhwanga Dhara ( good for disease of the eyes, ears and skin) Takra Dhara ( for those suffering from memory loss, severe headache or insanity) and Sarvanga Dhara ( for both head and body).
Avagaha Sweda
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In this treatment, hip bath is done with specially prepared decoction after the application of the medicated oil on the body. It is done for backache, urinary disorders, lumbago (kadeegraham), Gastritis, Piles and body pain.
Sirovasthi
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This is the treatment for dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches, facial paralysis, and burning sensation in the head. In this lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a leather cap fitted on the head for specific durations as directed by the physician. This is also prescribed to treat facial paralysis, visual problems, memory ailments and sleep disorders.
Tharpanam
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This is a treatment for eyes effective in preventing cataract and strengthening the optic nerve. Tharpanam is the application of medicated oil or ghee over the eyes. It is a god medication for immunizing the eyes against all sorts of eye diseases.
Karnapooranam
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This is a treatment for ear ailments. It includes the application of medicated oils inside the ear for 15 to 30 minutes daily to clean as well as treat ailments.
Marma Chikitsa
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Marma Chikitsa: Application of regulated force on marmas (sensitive vital points of the body, which is 107 in number ), using herbal oils, is what is known as Marmachikitsa.

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