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Therapeutic Procedures

It is an effective treatment in ayurveda in which specific quantity of warm medicated oil is retained over the head in a specially preapared open hat for a particular period of time. It is mainly indicated in facial paralysis, hemiplagia, mouth & throat disorders, neural complaints, auto immune disorders etc.

It is a subtype of Swedanam therapy (sweating) in ayurveda. It is done by the application of warm, medicated, herbal paste over the affected area in a particular thickness, then it is covered with medicinal leaves and it is tightly bandaged with a thick cloth to induce sweat over that area to let the tissues to absorb the medicinal qualities. After a specific period of time it is removed and washed with warm water. This treatment is highly effective in relieving pain in various disorders like arthritis, ligament tear, Degeneration etc.

Virechanam is the therapeutic controlled purgation in which purification is done. It is one among Panchakarma. This is usually done with proper Snehapaana and swedana. Mild purgation (Mridu virechanam) can be done without these prior procedures also. It is very effective to eliminate the toxins from the body and restore health. It is mainly done to detoxify the colon. And effective in skin diseases.

It is one among Panchakarma therapy. It is the purificatory medicated enema which consists of a mixture of honey, salt, oil, herbal paste, and herbal decoction.  It is very effectful in eliminating the toxins from the body. It is done for many diseases according to the strengh of the patient. These are mainly of 2 types.

  • KASHAYAVASTI [Decoction Enema] : Herbal decoction is the main ingredient with other specific medicines.
  • TAILAVASTI / SNEHAVASTI [Oil enema] : Only oil alone is the main ingredient.

Rakthamokshana is one among Panchakarma therapy. It means to Let out the Blood. Snehana and Swedana (Oleation & Sweating) is done before this procedure. It is indicated in Blood related disorders Like Vatarakta (Gouty Arthritis), Skin diseases like Eczema and Ulcers of various origin Etc.

It is mainly of 5 types :

  • Pracchana : Bloodletting is done by making multiple incisions
  • Siravyadha : Blood letting is done by Venepuncture
  • Jalaukavacharana : Blood letting is done by using Leeches
  • Shrungavacharana : Blood letting is done by using Cow's horn
  • Alabu : Blood letting is done by using a special Vegetable

Abyangam is the oil massage with medicated oil. Effective to get relief from muscle pain and all. Also it is a preparatory procedure of Panchakarma (Five treatment Modalities).

Udwarthanam is the Powder massage in which medicated powder is using to massage the body in the opposite direction of skin hair with pressure more than that of abyangam. It is very effective in Obesity management to eliminate the fat. aAnd also effective in various diseases.

This is another type of poultice in which the main ingredient is Soil and rocksalt. It is tied together in a cloth to make the bolus. Then rubbing and pounding is done with this over the body. It is effective to reduce the inflammation in various orthopaedic cases.

Mamsa is nothing but Meat. Boiled meat with other medicated ingredients are tied in a cloth to make a bolus and used for rubbing and pounding over the body. It is very effective in muscle wasting, muscular atrophy, polio, general and sexual weakness, old age problems, hemiplegia and tremor.

Vamanam is the therapeutic induction of vomiting in which specific medicines are given to the patient to induce the emesis. Through this the Kapha, vitiated mucus in the chest will comes out and the patient get relief from the disease like Bronchitis, Sever cough etc.

Nasyam is the instillation of medicated drops of oil or other medicated liquids or medicated powder or medicated fume into nostrils. It is one among the Panchakarma treatment. It cleanses and eliminates the toxins from the head region. It can be done as curative aspect according to specific diseases and can be done daily in small dosage as preventive measure to keeps the sense organs healthy. It is an effective treatment for chronic sinusitis, facial paralysis and headache.

In this procedure, the liquid medicine which is prepared out of specific drugs is poured through each nostrills in a specific intervel. The patient is asked to swallow the medicine when it reaches the mouth. Through this process the vitiated sputam will come out. It is mainly done in Cervical disc or Nerve complaints.

It is an effective treatment in ayurveda in which a ring shaped reservoir made by black gram powder is placed over the Chest region and specific quantity of warm medicated oil is retained over the chest for a specific duration. The oil is changed according to the warmth. It is very effective in Cardiac disease and injuries etc.

 

This is another type of poultice in which the main ingredient is egg (Either egg white or yellow part) with other required ingredients. The egg is boiled and cut into pieces and then added with other medicines which is either in the form of choorna or medicine leaves, then tied in a cloth to make the bolus. Then rubbing and pounding is done with this over the body. It is effective in Neural disorders, auto immune diseases and Diseases related to brain etc.

It is also known by the name ELAKIZHI. It is a classical  treatment in which medicinal leaves, lemon pieces, coconut scrapes and other medicated materials are added according to the disease condition and are fried together in medicated oil until it become deep brown colour.  These are then tied into a cloth to make a potali form (bolus shape) and pounding and rubbing is done by this over the afffected area or the whole body according to the conditions.These are again heated in oil in warm fire and the procedure is continued. This treatment is very effectful to get rid of pain by reducing the inflammation. This is done for arthritis, degenerative disc problems etc.

It is also known by the name PODIKIZHI. It is a classical  treatment in which medicated herbal powder is the main ingredient. it is tied in a cloth to make a potali form (bolus shape) and pounding and rubbing is done by this over the afffected area or the whole body according to the conditions.These are again heated in oil or without oil in warm fire and the procedure is continued. This treatment is very effectful to get rid of pain by reducing the inflammation. This is done for arthritis, degenerative disc problems, cervical problems, lumbar disc problems etc.

This treatment is also known by the name NAVARAKIZHI in which a rice variety which is having medicinal properties and great nutrisional value called NAVARA or SHASHTIKASHALI (Rice which is grown in 60 days) is cooked with milk and a herbal decoction made of a herb called KURUNTHOTTI (Sida Cardifolia). This mixture is tied in a cloth to make a bolus which is called Kizhi and massaging annd pounding is done over the body with this. It is very effective in muscle wasting and also used in rejuvenation therapy.

It is an effective treatment in ayurveda in which a ring shaped reservoir made by black gram powder is placed over the Knee and specific quantity of warm medicated oil is retained over this area for a specific duration. The oil is changed according to the warmth. It is very effective in osteo arthritis, Rhematoid arthritis, Degeneration, ligament tear etc.

It is an effective treatment in ayurveda in which a ring shaped reservoir made by black gram powder is placed over the cervical area (Back neck) and specific quantity of warm medicated oil is retained over this area for a specific duration. The oil is changed according to the warmth. It is very effective in Cervical spondylosis, Cervical spondilitis, Cervical Disc extrusion etc.

It is an effective treatment in ayurveda in which a ring shaped reservoir made by black gram powder is placed over the low back area and specific quantity of warm medicated oil is retained over the low back for a specific duration. The oil is changed according to the warmth. It is very effective in disc related problems, spinal cord injuries etc.

Lepam is the application of medicated herbal paste over the affected area for a particular time. Then it is washed off with lukewarm water. When the same procedure is done and covered it with a cloth, it is known as VESHTANAM.

Kashaya Dhaara is a kind of treatment in which medicated warm herbal decoction is poured gently and continuously. It is one amoung sudation therapy by which the perspiration occurs. So that it eliminates the toxins from the body. It is effective in the conditions like joint stiffness, joint pains etc.

SARVANGA DHARA : When this procedure is done over full body, it is called Sarvanga dhara.

EKANGA DHARA : When it is done over a particular part for example, only in the lower limbs or only in the upperlimbs, it is called as Ekanga dhara.

SIRO KASHAYADHARA : When it is done over the head only, it is called as Siro kashayadhara.

Taila Dhaara is a kind of treatment in which streams of warm medicated oil is poured gently and continuously with gentle massage. It is one amoung sudation therapy by which the perspiration occurs. It eliminates the toxins from the body. It is effective in Degenerative disc problems, auto immune disorders, paralysis etc.

SARVANGA TAILADHARA : When this procedure is done over full body, it is called Sarvanga tailadhara.

EKANGA TAILADHARA : When it is done over a particular part for example, only in the lower limbs or only in the upperlimbs, it is called as Ekanga tailadhara.

SIRO TAILADHARA : When it is done only in the head region, it is called Siro tailadhara.

 

Thakra Dhaara is a kind of treatment in which streams of medicated Buttermilk is poured gently and continuously with gentle massage. It has a very good effect on the central nervous system. It is mainly doing on the head as Siro dhara. It is very effectful in stress relief, insomnia etc.

Ksheera Dhaara is a kind of treatment in which streams of medicated Milk is poured gently and continuously with gentle massage. It has a very good effect on the central nervous system. It is mainly doing on the head as Siro dhara. It is very effectful in stress relief, insomnia etc.

In this treatment, After a light oil application or Abyanga, the patient is made to sit in a Bath tub which is filled with filtered Medicated decoction with suitable drugs according to the patient's condition. After that a sheet which is either plastic or cloth should be used to cover the patient upto the neck. Then the patient is kept in this tub untill he/she gets sweating in the forhead.  It is mainly done for low back problems so it is commonly known as KATI AVAGAAHAM (Kati is nothing but the Low back). It is very effectful in case of Disc prolapse and other disc problems.

Pichu is a palliative treatment in which suitable size of a cotton piece is soaked in medicated oil and kept over the affected areas for a specific time. The cotton should be replaced when it loss the warmth and sgain should be soaked in the same oil and the same method is continued. Maximum time of this procedure is 45 minutes.

It has got 5 divisions according to the area of application.

  • SIROPICHU [In Head] : For insomnia, Neurological disorders & Brain related problems

  • KATIPICHU [In Lower back] : For spinal problems & Disc related problems.

  • GREEVAPICHU [In Neck] : For cervical disc and nerve related problems.

  • AMSAPICHU [In Shoulder] : For cervical problems & Shoulder joint related problems.

  • JANUPICHU [In Kneejoint] : Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteo arthritis & Degenerative cases.