Other traditional Procedures

 

Apart from the cleansing Panchakrma's, various other treatments are often done for preventive, therapeutic or curative purposes.
 

Abhyanga (massage)

Various forms massages with herbal oils are done. Abhyanga helps in reducing the vata in the skin. It rejuvenates the skin and helps in easy elimination of toxins. It also helps in strengthening the body components. Massage oils are selected as per the constitution and condition of the patient, to enhance the effect.

 

Swedana (Fomentation)

Fomentation is carried out using the steam generated by boiling herbal decoctions.The herbs for the decoction are selected according to the patient’s constitution and condition.It helps in breaking the adhesions between the toxins and the body tissues.
It helps in dilation of the various body passages through which the toxins will be eliminated.
All this is done to facilitate easy elimination of the toxins from the body.Apart from these aspects, various forms of swedana can be used independently for treating various diseases.

 

Shiro Dhara


It involves pouring of medicated lukewarm oil on the forehead of the patient for a certain amount of time.
It’s very helpful in sleeplessness, mental stress and strain, hypertension, low concentration, anxiety and fear.                                                                                           

 

 

Takra Dhara

It involves pouring of medicated buttermilk on the forehead of the patient for a certain amount of time. this is very helpful in sleeplessness, mental stress and strain, skin diseases like psoriasis, dandruff etc.

 


Pinda Swedana

This is a special type of massage done with rice cooked in milk and herbs.
This cooked rice is then tied in bags and massage with these bags, dipped in hot herbal decoctions is carried out.
It is extremely beneficial for vata diseases like joint pains, spondylosis, dryness of skin, under nourishment of the body.
 

 Pizhichil

This is pouring of hot medicated oils on the body with a continuous massage.
It is very helpful in treatment of vata diseases like paralysis, muscular degeneration and dystrophies, joint disorders, fatigue, stress and strain.It is also helpful in rejuvenation and as an after treatment for high impact sports.

 

Hrut Basti

In this treatment, a wall or basin of dough or clay is made on the patient’s chest area.
Warm medicated oils are then poured and retained in this wall for a certain amount of time.
This procedure is very helpful for various disorders like palpitations, chest pain, weakening of heart, respiratory tract disorders.
 

Netra Basti

In this treatment, a wall of dough or clay is made around the patient’s eyes.
Lukewarm medicated oils/ghee are then poured and retained in this wall for a certain amount of time.
This procedure is very helpful for various eye disorders like vision deformities, fatigue of eyes, drying of eyes, loss of accommodation, burning of eyes etc.                                                                                          

 

Karna Purana

In this procedure warm medicated oil is poured in the ears.
This oil is retained in each ear for certain amount of time.
It is beneficial in conditions like tinnitus, loss of hearing, lock jaw, earaches, loss of equilibrium and is also useful for maintaining the health of the ears.                                                                                

 

Udvartana

This is a kind of friction massage carried out using herbal powders or herbal powder pastes.
It is beneficial for conditions like Obesity, reduced skin sensations, cleansing the skin, excessive sweating, body odour etc.

 

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

A unique combination of Ayurvedic massage and yoga stretches. Devloped by our Guru Kusum Modak and taught and utilized globally for many musculo-skeletal problems

 

 

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