Panchakarma

We deal with the treatments of following:
Abhyanga ("oil massage") is a form of Ayurvedic medicine that involves massage of the body with large amounts of warm oil. The oil is often pre-medicated with herbs for specific conditions.
Swedana is a steam treatment explained in Ayurvedic medical science. The word Sweda is derived from Sanskrit swid, meaning 'to sweat or to perspire'. So swedana is the process of inducing sweat with the help of steam, generated from medicated herbal decoctions.
Vamanam is one of the five therapies of panchakarma in Ayurveda. Vamanam means therapeutic vomiting which is a medicated emesis. This treatment is done for the aggravated kapha dosha, which dislodges the toxins mainly from the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract.
Virechanam is a component of Panchkarma Ayurvedic treatment in which a person takes oral medication that induces purgation. The unwanted Doshas are taken out of body by the anal route.
Raktamokshana therapy is the blood cleansing and purification therapy. It is a therapeutic cleaning process given by Ayurveda. It is one of the essential parts of the Panchkarma healing treatments. It is the prime process of blood detoxification.
Agnikarma (Thermal Cautery) is an Ancient Medical Technique derived from the Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda. The technique of Agnikarma has been designed to relieve various muscular and joint disorders. The word Agnikarma (Thermal Cautery) means the application of Agni (heat)., heat or cold therapy. In rare instances, upper back pain can be caused by a progressing infection or illness, or from spinal instability.
Elakizhi (Patrapotala Sweda). Ela or ila or patra means leaves; kizhi or pinda means bolus; Swedam means sudation. It is one of the major sudation process using herbal leaves, practiced by Vaidyas (physicians) in Kerala. It is highly effective in ailments affecting bones, joints and nervous system.
Podikizhi is an ayurvedic treatment in which the whole body or certain parts of the body are fomented and made to sweat, by the application of medicinal powders.
In this procedure, specified sand is heated and tied into a bolus using muslin cloth and is used to apply heat to the body. While the other swedana (sudation) processes may involve oil, this is done without oil. Hence, the body gets the heat directly from the sand.
Mutta Kizhi is a form of treatment where boiled eggs and herbal powders are made into pouches and then applied to the body, along with hot medicated oils.
Sirovasthi is an effective treatment in Ayurveda for nervous system disorders. It is the term applied to the process of allowing warm herbal oils on the head for a specific period of time. It is known as the treatment or crown of calm.
Kati Basti (Vasti) is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment used for lower backache and disorders of lumbosacral region, including slip disc, lumbar spondylosis, sciatica, spinal problems etc. Kati Vasti is a part of external oleation (Snehana) therapy in Ayurveda.
The Process Medicated oil is applied to the head and body of the patient sitting in a wooden basin of rectangular shape is known as Thailadroni.
Kashaya vasti is a treatment in which harmful toxins and impure doshas are made to get out of the body in order to purify it from within. It is performed with a mixture of herbal paste, honey, rock-salt and Ayurvedic oils.
Thaila Vasti in small quantities is given for the first three days followed by the main Kashaya Vasti. Patient is asked to take deep breath before the treatment and to lay in the same posture for a few minutes after Vasti.
In karma, kala and yoga bastis, it is better to give both types of basti in combination and not oil and decoction separately. The conditions under which these are recommended are too detailed to be able to list in this article. In general, the indications and contra-indications that apply to basti also apply here.
Ksheera vasti has maximum affinity towards the bone tissues and the channels of the bone. By the virtue of tissue specificity and target tissue, the vasti reaches the bones and destroys the diseases and morbidity therein.
Thalapothichil is a special procedure of application of medicated paste on the head. Thalapothichil is also called as Shirolepa (anointment to head/ head pack). Thalapothichil is from Malayalam where thala refers to head and pothichil is covering.
Thalam is one of the famous ayurveda treatment for various diseases related to head. Read to know more about ayurveda treatments in Kerala. Medicated oil or powder mixed with oil or medicated ghee is applied on the head mainly on and around the bregma region and sustained for a particular period of time. This therapy is useful for relieving from anxiety, disorders related to eyes nose and throat.
Tharpanam is a rejuvenation treatment for the eyes. The treatment reduces pain and burning sensation in the eyes.
Takradhara is a sudation therapy with medicated butter milk in Ayurveda. It includes a continuous flow of medicated buttermilk on the forehead.
Nasyam is one of the important treatment methods in ancient ayurveda. It is used in medical conditions like mental disorders, heavy headaches etc.
Gargling of medicated oils or certain liquids is Kavalam.
Gandusham is actually an Ayurvedic Gargling Treatment in which the mouth is totally filled with a medicinal fluid to such an extent that gargling becomes impossible.
The simple smearing of the herbal paste on the skin surface of the eye lids is called Vidalakam.
This is an eye treatment.
This is process of medicated herbal juices or oils applied to the ears for 5 to 10 minutes. Bathing the ears in warm oil is calming and protective to the nervous system.
This therapy is practiced in Kapha and Vatha diseases affecting head and neck regions. It is preventive as well as curative medicated smoke, inhaled through nostrils and exhaled through mouth.
Rasayana is a special type of treatment containing various methods of rejuvenation. It derives from 'Rasa' and 'Ayana.' The literal meaning of Rasa is the essence of something. Anything ingested into the body in the form of food or medicine is first resynthesized into Rasa Dhatu, the basic plasma tissue. Ayana is the method by which Rasa is carried to all the body tissues for biochemical metamorphosis (Rasakriya). The concept of Rasayana is based on these two principles of conservation and transmutation of energy. Rasayana therapy strives to improve physical, mental and moral Qualities. It prevents old age, restores youthfulness, improves the complexion and the voice, and increases physical strength and immunity. It strengthens memory and intelligence, gives happiness to oneself, and a life which is beneficial to others.

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