Abhyanga (Oil Massage)
It’s an initial procedure done in Panchakarma in which entire body is massaged with the lukewarm medicated oils depending on the patient / person’s illness or doshas. It’s done in the fashion as described in the Ancient texts.
It helps in curing: muscle stiffness, backache, enhance blood circulation, nerve stimulation, cerebral palsy, skin diseases all joint pain, for general good health, for relaxation, sleep disturbances, Underdeveloped children, delayed milestone in children , autism, Hyperactive children and many more . It’s also best if done in newborn babies and post delivery .
Swedana (Medicated Steam Bath)
Swedana is given after abhyanga so that the oil on your skin can penetrate through the skin and as the vigorous perspiration occurs it opens up the channels which helps in removing toxins through out the body.
It helps in: removal of toxins from the body, weight loss, delays ageing, stiffness, cold and all conditions of stagnation, general body aches
relax muscles, joint pain, asthma, reduce inflammation, stress
It makes the skin soft supple and
A complete relaxing and de-stressing therapy for reducing mental tension and calming the mind. Procedure involves pouring of lukewarm medicated oil / Takra (medicated buttermilk) / medicated milk over the forehead. The oil is streamed in specific patterns. Shirodhara is undoubtedly soothing and relaxing for mind and body.
It helps in curing: Insomnia, stress, anxiety, autism, hyperactive children, hypertension, neurological conditions, memory loss, graying of hairs, hair-fall and many more.
Vamana (therapeutic vomiting) is one therapy among Panchakarma. This is a process which helps in elimination of Kapha from the body thus helping in detoxification.
Helps in curing:- Kapha predominant disorder such as asthma, cough, psoriasis and skin disorders.
Virechana (therapeutic purgation) This treatment is one among Panchakarma which eliminate excess Pitta from the body. Before this process the individual’s body is prepared by proper snehana (oleation) and swedana (sudation). Virechan is performed by administering Virechak Aushadhi (purgative medicine) in milk or lukewarm water.
Helps in curing:- Pitta predominant disorders such as dermatitis, chronic fever, hyperacidity, jaundice, etc.
Basti is another major detox procedure and an integral part of treatment. It is given to treat all types of diseases. Basti (medicated oil and decoction of few drugs) is given through anus. To eliminate all the toxins from body.
It cures diseases like:– constipation, neurological ailments, paralysis, flatulence, lower backache, gout and rheumatoid arthritis, paralysis, parkinsonism, sciatica etc.
It is an exceptional massage done to reduce weight. It is done in two forms- wet and dry depending on the doshas and patient condition. Udvartana is done with the help of herbal powders, which are massaged onto the body against the direction of hair follicles, in order to reduce fat. After this treatment hot shower bath is advised.
It helps in curing :- Obesity, skin disorders, blood cholesterol, detoxing the body, toning of the body, removes body odour, exfoliates the skin, helps in brightening and tightening of the skin.
Shasti shali Pinda Sweda
It is a type of Swedana (sudation / steam), given by a special variety of rice cooked with milk and herbal medicines and then tied in a muslin bag to form a pottali. Before this abhyanga (oil massage) is done and then, with the help of these pottalis whole body massage is given for 40-60 minutes. Followed by hot shower.
It cures: Spastic (spasm) muscles and Muscular disorders, neurological disorders like- Cerebral Palsy, delayed milestone in children, Limb deformity and many others.
Patra Pinda Sweda
It is also a form of swedana / fomentation / sudation or steam. In this procedure different types of leaves are taken which are then mixed with variety of herbs and then mixed with herbal oils to form a bolus. Tied in cloth to form pottalis then massage is done with these pottalis over the affected part or on the whole body depending on the individual disease. followed by hot shower bath.
It helps in curing:- stiffness, neurological problems, arthritis, spondylosis, emaciation, and many others.
It’s a complete treatment for the diseases that emerge above the collar bone (clavicle) like diseases from nose, throat, head,
and eyes. Procedure involves of medicated oils / Drugs are instilled in the nostrils of the patient. accompanied by a gentle massage and steam.
Helps in curing:- Sinusitis, rhinitis, allergies, migraine, facial palsy, cervical spondylosis and many more.
Rakta Mokshana by Leech Therapy
Better known as blood letting or blood purification therapy. As the name suggests, in this therapy the non toxic leeches sucks the impure blood without leaving any toxic substance. It heals by itself and a very safe and painless method of blood letting.
It helps in curing:- Alopecia, gout, eczema, acne, psoriasis, and many other diseases.
Kati vasti is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment mainly used for the lower backache and disorders of the lumbosacral region including – slip disc, lumbar spondylosis, sciatica, spinal problems etc.
Kati vasti is a part of external oleation (snehan) therapy in Ayurveda.
It helps in curing:-
All types of back and spinal problems. Like-backache, sciatica, lumbar spondylosis, slip disc, degenerative disease.