How Ayurveda treatment works

ayurveda treatment The basis of Ayurveda treatment is a process of purification and rejuvenation. According to Ayurveda the accumulation of "Ama" or toxic substances in the body, years of poor diet, weak digestion and incomplete elimination of waste matter, inadequate sleep, pollution and stress lead to the imbalance of the Tri Dosha and the build up of toxins, which can lead to ill-health.

Ayurveda treatment is designed to gather the toxins in specific parts of the body and then expel these substances from the body. Once the body is purified it is ready to receive and benefit from the rejuvenation process, which can lead to lasting good health.

Ayurveda treatment has two aspects to it.

Shamana Chikitsa - treats and manages the diseases that have already manifested it self. Ayurveda has thousands of medicines and recipes consisting of herbs and mineral products and biological products which are used individually or in the form of compounds to manage and cure diseases. Guests with illnesses for which western medical science could provide no relief have been amazed at the positive effects of the Ayurveda treatment.

Shodana Chikitsa- is an internal process of purification that is used to cure and prevent disease, and more importantly to promote the healthy state of the body and longevity. The purification and the subsequence rejuvenation are ideally done in three stages and the total process requires two to three weeks.

For those of you who are unable to stay two weeks or more, the doctors at the health centre will draw up a treatment plan incorporating the most important purification Therapys - in accordance with the needs of your body and the duration of your stay.

The purification process has three stages

Purva Karma (pre- purification) - getting the body prepared for the main purification

Pradhana Karma (main purification) - five types of purification (Pancha Karma)

Paschath Karma (post purification) - rejuvenation therapy.

The individual ayurveda treatment plan would have a combination of Therapies from the following:


  • ABHYANGA SHAREERA (Body Massage)

    • This is the application of oil on the body with the help of palms. The abhyanga (Massage) is used for relaxation, as well as giving tone to the muscles and promoting blood circulation. The regular application of oil gives longevity, strengthens the muscles and relieves fatigue. It also treats diseases of the nervous system (Vata Roga). The selection of the type of oil depends on the diagnosis of the physician and the duration of the treatment is usually for 30-40 minutes.
  • Abhyanga Shareera Head Massage (Head Oil Application)

    • Head Massage Application of oil and massage with the help of hands. Different types of oils are used according to the guest's condition and any ailments if present. It improves the blood circulation and prevents and cures headache and migraine. It also prevents and cures hair loss, baldness and premature graying of hair and helps hair growth. It promotes eye sight and clears the complexion of the face. It helps the individual to sleep and is good for stress and mental diseases. It is also good for conditions such as facial paralysis and hemiplegia (paralysis).
  • Acupuncture

  • Akshitaroana

    • A method of keeping the oils over the eye in a small artificially created tank, with the help of special pastes. The treatment is continued for 5-10 minutes.
      This treatment improves the eye sight and strengthens the internal and external ocular muscles.

  • Decoctions

    • Facial Treatment A range of herbal medicines prepared according to individual prescriptions each day, over 40 dry and fresh ingredients (bark, root seed, flowers etc) could go into the preparation of the medicine which is boiled in earthen ware pots over a long period of time.

  • Facial Treatment

    • Herbal pastes and steams are used to cleans and smooth out wrinkles and clear the skin.

  • Herbal Bath

    • Herbal leaves and roots are boiled and the water is poured on the patients. Different types of herbal water is used according to any prevalent ailment and the condition of the patient.
  • Herbal Bath
    Herbal Bath
  • Herbal Steam Bath

    • Herbal leaves and roots are boiled and the steam passed through the body for a prescribed period of time.
      Indications - obesity, joint pains.

  • Herbal Steam Bath
    Herbal Steam Bath
  • Herbal Steam Inhalation

  • Nasya Karama (Nasal treatment)

    • Medicated oils, herbal juices, powders etc. are administered through the nose tract. This treatment is very effective for chronic sinusitis, chronic headache, migraine, facial paralysis, nasal congestion, cataract and diseases of eye, nose, ear, mouth and head.

  • Pinda Sweda Nawara Kizi (Fermentation)

    • Mild oil massage is administered to the patient with the help of special medicinal bundles made of cheese cloth.
      Indications - stiff neck, joint pains
      Ancylosis spondilosis, chronic rheumatoid arthritis osteo - arthritis paralysis.
      It prevents the process of ageing and appearance of wrinkles on the body.Body Oil Bath

  • Pizhichil Sarvangadhara (Body Oil Bath)

    • Powdering of luke warm medicated oils on the whole body for a specific time in a special manner, is known as pizhichil.
      It is very good for paralysis (hemi logia, paraplegia) multiple sclerosis (early stages) facial paralysis, parkinsonism, sciatica, spondilosis, osteo arthritis.

  • Purification Therapy (Rakhtha Mokshana Karma)

    • Impure blood is let out using non-poisonous, specially selected leaches.
      Indications - Skin rashes, abscess
  • Oil Picho

    • It is keeping a piece of either cloth or cotton dipped in oil, on certain parts of the body.
      Indication - muscular stiffness, muscular pain.
      Osteo arthritis, chronic rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Shirodhara
  • Shirodhara

    • Shirodhara is a procedure consisting of continuous pouring of medicated oil on the fore head of the patient. It takes 1/2-1 hr time and the type of oil uses depends on the medical concerns of the patient. A special type of apparatus called the Dhara Patra is used for this shirodhara.
      Shirodhara is an excellent therapy for the treatment of diseases connected with head, neck, eyes, ears, nose, throat and nervous system. Shirodhara is also good for other chronic head ache, migraine, insomnia, mental stress other mental diseases, paralysis, Parkinson's disease, Cerebral atrophy and aphasia tinitus.

  • Shiro Vasti

    • Keeping oil over the head with the help of special leather cap is called Shiro-Vasti. luke warm medicated oils are poured into a cap, fitted on the head. The duration of the treatment and the type of oil varies according to the patient and the type of disease.
      Indications - facial paralysis, insomnia, head ache, migraine mental stress.

  • Vamana Karma (Emesis Therapy)

    • The toxic substances of the body, brought to the stomach and removed through the process of vomiting is termed Vamana Karma. Vamana Karma maybe followed with internal administration of Ghee treatment (Achchapeya) and a steam bath.
      It is very effective for bronchial asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, skin diseases, indigestion.

  • Vereka Karma (Purificatory Purgation Therapy)

    • A procedure of purgation that involves elimination of toxins of the body through the anal route is called Vereka Karma.
      Indications - hemorrhoids, distension of the abdomen, constipation, indigestion, abdominal diseases, jaundice, gastroenteritis, skin diseases.
      Contra indication - children, old, pregnant, tuberculosis, bleeding per rectum.

  • Vasti Karma (Enema Therapy)

    • Medicated oils and, herbal water are administrated through the rectum.
      Indications - paralysis, arthritis, sciatica, chronic constipation, hemorrhoids and diseases of the nervous system( Vata Roga )

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