Ayurvedic treatment has 2 basic aspects:
1. Shodana Chikitsa
This is the internal purification process unique in holistic treatments. It is said that vitiated Dosha – once it has been removed – will not create diseases again. The purification process is ideally done in three stages. The total process requires a minimum of two to three weeks.
For those unable to stay two weeks or more, the doctors at the health centre will draw up a treatment plan incorporating the most important purification therapies – in accordance with the needs of your body and the duration of your stay.
The purification process has three stages
- Purva Karma: (preparatory procedures) – Oleation and fomentation procedures.
- Pradhana Karma: (main purification procedures) – The main Panchakarma procedures consisting of Vamana, Virechena, (Anuvasan and Niruha) Vasti Nasyam and Rakta Mokshana as per the individual requirement.
- Paschat Karma: (post-purification procedures) – the post purification regime followed by Shamana (pacifying) or Rasayana (rejuvenating) treatment.
2. Shamana Chikitsa
This type consists of the pacifying therapies for manifested diseases. Both internal and external therapies consisting of herbs, minerals and other biological products are used individually or in compound formulae. Many illnesses like allergic conditions, skin diseases and neurological conditions – where western medicine has no current standard treatment – can be managed through simple herbal treatment.