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
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.
Head Massage (Head Oil Application)
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).
- 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.
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.
- Herbal pastes and steams are used to cleans and smooth
out wrinkles and clear the skin.
- 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 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.
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Herbal Steam Inhalation
- 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.
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
Indications - Skin rashes, abscess
- 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 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.
- 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
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
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
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
Indications - paralysis, arthritis, sciatica, chronic
constipation, hemorrhoids and diseases of the nervous
system( Vata Roga )