Panchakarma is a cleansing and rejuvenating program for the body, mind and consciousness. It is known for its beneficial effects on overall health, wellness and self-healing.
It’s a therapeutic vomiting technique used to detoxify your body. Mainly done in Kapha predominant diseases, skin diseases, acidity, asthma, indigestion, hypothyroidism and other health conditions under surveillance of experienced Ayurvedic practitioner.
Virechan is purgation given with herbs to detoxify your body. It is a main line of treatment of Pitta vitiated diseases like hyperacidity, hairfall, skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, urticaria, lichen planus, acne, herpes, vitiligo etc. A proper course of treatment takes at least 15 to 20 days to complete. No side effects are observed if you follow all the instructions properly with the benefit of thorough colon cleansing.
Basti is a procedure done to control vitiated Vata. According to Ayurveda, Vata is responsible for all your body movements, circulation and working of all cells. When this Vata dosha increases, it produces many symptoms from constipation to paralysis. So Basti is the best treatment to treat this Vata, as it treats Vata by acting on its route. It may be of oil / ghee / decoction / milk depending on the condition. Basti has magical results in many diseases like spondylosis, arthritis, paralysis, dry skin, gynaecological problems, male infertility, constipation and indigestion, muscular dystrophies and many other conditions.
Detoxification of body through bloodletting. This is a simple, painless therapy. Have excellent results in varicose veins, skin diseases such as urticaria, eczema, acne, scabies etc.
One of the procedures of Panchakarma. Done by administration of medicated oil / decoction / powder through nostrils by expert. As nose is described as the gateway to the brain, nasya has the capacity to treat number of diseases of brain. Nasya is useful in diseases of ear, nose, throat, face and head.
Massage done with oil / ghee in particular manner with specific strokes according to the direction of muscle fibre and blood flow is Snehan / abhyanga. Mostly done as pre-operative procedure of panchakarma therapies. Therapeutic massage can also be done in diseases like spondylosis, arthritis, paralysis, early ageing, muscle stiffness and many other Vat dosha predominant diseases. Snehan has many other benefits like healthy glowing skin, better sleep, relieving stress, relaxation, increased joint mobility, normal muscle tone and improved immunity.
Sweda means sweat, so hot fomentation with different types and forms of medicines is Swedan. Generally it is done with the help of medicated steam while sitting in a steamer. Swedan can be done after Snehan to enhance its benefits and also can be done alone in severe stiffness or inflammation cases. Helps to move doshas from system to GI tract from where it can be removed with shodhan karma(detoxification).
Pinda means bolus and sweda means fomentation, collectively fomentation done with the help of medicines tied in a form of bolus is pindasweda. It is of different types like churna pindasweda, patrapottali sweda, shashtishali pindasweda etc; it gives excellent results in joint pain, muscular dystrophy, spinal diseases, nervous disorders, sciatica, paralysis etc.
Udwartan is a type of massage done with the help of medicines in powder or paste form. Easiest way to decrease cellulites and fat with advantage of improved skin and complexion.
Type of Raktamokshan for localised conditions done with the help of Leech. It is a painless, safe and short time procedure with instant results in alopecia, skin diseases, arthritic pain etc.
Pouring of medicated oil, medicated decoction, medicated milk or medicated buttermilk on forehead according to condition is shirodhara. This therapy is mainly done in sleep disorders, high level of stress, nervous system disorders, hair fall and for relaxation.
Holding medicated oil / ghee on head for certain period of time is shirobasti. Shirobasti is done in nervous system disorders from facial paralysis to stress. The oil used in the therapy directly acts on our nervous system, increasing its strength and treating ENT diseases.
Application of medicated oil in the ear cannel is effective in the infective pathologies of the ear. It improves the sound perception with clarity.
Retention of lukewarm medicated oils in a leak proof boundary made up of green gram powder paste over the upper back-cervical (Greeva vasti),in the lower back – lumber(Kati vasti) and in the upper middle of the chest – thorax (Uro vasti) is beneficial in localized and radiating pain of different origin.
It is a therapeutic procedure done with herbal paste in almost all ayurvedic treatments. The herbal power mixed with water/fresh juice of medicinal leaves/medicated oil and apply over the middle of bregma and lamda on the head. It has direct positive effects on the brain and it protects the brain from over heat and pressure variations. It promotes sound sleep and cooling effects.
Method – Upanaham is an integral part of the pain management program at Ayurvedagram. It is done by application of a warm, medicated, herbal paste over the affected area, covering the applied paste with medicinal herbal leaves and bandaging over that with a cotton cloth bandage. This application is removed after few hours as per the requirement. Care is taken to avoid any burn injury.
Benefits – Upanaham is well-known for its ability to relieve pain, swelling and to nourish the tissues. It is a very effective treatment in Osteo-arthritis, joint injuries and localized pain and swelling.