SNEHAPANAM (OLEATION THERAPY)
Snehapanam is an Ayurvedic treatment given to patients for the cure of gastroenterological ailments. Snehapanam is characterized by the oral intake of medicated ghee (purified butter) made from cow's milk for internal purification before starting the panchakarma therapy (purva karma)
This is good for digestive disorders like ulcers and IBS, certain skin diseases like psoriasis, rashes, boils etc. Moderate and superior doses of snehapanam are found to be effective for urinary disorders, diabetes mellitus, gout and epilepsy.. The treatment involves the removal of hard-core toxins and wastes from the body. Snehapanam is one of the excellent preparatory methods before Panchakarma.
The term “swedana” is used in Ayurvedic medicine to describe treatments which involve sweating
Swedana is used to relieve excess doshas from the body, establishing a state of balance which promotes general health. People who do not practice ayurveda may also take advantage of swedana treatments, since they have health and beauty benefits.
Abhyangam acts as a healing tool.It helps to detoxify, nourish and revitalize the body tissues.it can increase the production of white blood corpuscles and antibodies, which provide more resistance against viruses and diseases. This helps the defense mechanism in the body and increases immunity towards environmental changes. Abhyangam massage is a protector, preserver and a rejuvenator,. This massage is to exercise the nervous system.
ELAKIZHI WITH ABHYANGAM
Elakizhi is a massage which uses small herbal pouches made of various herbs which are warmed in medicated oils. They are then used to massage the entire body or specific areas like the back, neck, shoulders, hands and joints. Its used in troubling conditions such as paralysis or arthritis. It does away with pain to give you comfort and much strength
Dhanya kizhi is a kind of therapeutic sweating. In this treatment, body is fomented with linen bundles containing drugs like cereals, horse gram, black gram, cotton seed along with medicines in semi powdered form. Effective in reducing pain and inflammation in the joints, neck and lower back. It is also recommended in case of paralysis, body pain, degenerative diseases and neuro-muscular diseases.
Churnapindasweda (Podi kizhi) is a specialized therapy which is performed for the diseases related to bones, muscles and nerves..
The sweda or sudation given by using a bolus which is prepared by the different combination of medicated powders is called as Churnapindasweda ( podi kizhi).choorna swedam is generally prescribed to those patients who suffer from diseases caused due to kaphavata, excess kapha dosha, and also in those persons who have ama avastha in vata diseases. This treatment is very effective in relieving the pain and also helps to improve the blood circulation, and also gives strength to the joints of hands and legs.
Treatment in Ayurveda, is a combination of oil massage and heat treatment. A gentle, synchronized massage of up and down is carried out on all parts of the body other than the head with medicated oils. The patient should lay on the treatment table and trained therapists perform the massage under the supervision of a physician. It is administered in seven standard positions, so that no area of the body is left uncovered. Here, cloth dipped in lukewarm medicated oil is squeezed over the patient’s body uniformly and then the oil rubbed smoothly over the body of the patient by masseurs on either side.
Nhavarakizhi is a treatment using medicated milk-porridge (medicinal rice ) made into a bundle (kizhi). The kizhi is dipped in a mixture of milk and medicinal decoction and is applied all over the body. It is an immuno-enhancing rejuvenation therapy and is made use in convalescence period of injury and trauma, muscular wasting, arthritis, general weakness, paralysis, pains related to the joints and sore muscles etc. This is a nourishing and restorative treatment that will reduce emaciation of the muscles and will build a better immune system. It is also very effective to improve the luster and texture of the skin.
Ishtikasweda…an easy remedy for Calcaneal Spur. Calcaneal Spur or Heel Spur is one of the chief causes of heel pain.
Local abyangam should be done , then Bricks should be taken and broken into small pieces. They should be heated red hot and dipped in rice washed medicated water and immediately tied in a cloth in the form of a bolus. The hot bolus should be placed on the massaged part removing intermittently. Before fomenting the affected part the heat of the bolus should be tested by putting it on the palm by the person doing it to avoid burns.
The kapha toxins accumulated in the body and the respiratory tract are effectively removed by Vamana, one of the five therapies of Panchakarma in Ayurveda. Vamana is therapeutic vomiting,
.People with high imbalance of kapha are given this type of treatment, which loosens and mobilizes the toxins, The objective of Vaman therapy is to induce vomiting in the person to get rid of the mucus that causes excess kapha
Vamana Therapy is suitable for treating a number of diseases including anemia, chronic indigestion, sinus problems, cough and cold. Certain chronic diseases like diabetes can be treated by this therapy. People suffering from edema, epilepsy, skin diseases, fever, loss of appetite and lymphatic obstruction can find this therapy beneficial
Virechana is one of the Panchakarma therapies wherein purgation is induced by drugs and it specifically aims at the elimination of excessive Pitta Dosha from the body & best for skin diseases and other impurity ...
Virechana treatment is targeted to expel increased Pitta Dosha out of the body. When Pitta dosha gets increased, it causes certain types of diseases – such as abscess, liver disorders, gastritis etc. If the extent of Pitta increase is less, then oral medicines can be given to suppress it.
Nasyam therapy is a process wherein the ayurvedic oil is administered through the nostrils. This therapy is highly effective in curing a number of diseases pertaining to the head,it cleanses and opens the channels of the head, thereby improving the process of oxygenation (prana), which has a direct influence on the functioning of brain. Nasya karma ensures the proper and healthy growth of hair.The therapy enhances the activity of sense organs and protects the person from diseases pertaining to head (urdhwanga)
VASTI (kashayavasti, snehavasti and uttaravasti )
Vasti (administration of medicine through rectum) is another purification treatment. It relieves constipation, chronic fever, cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, backache, sciatica, pains in the joints as well as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasms and headaches. Vata is mainly located in the large intestine and bone tissue. There are three types of vasti - kashayavasti, snehavasti and uttaravasti.
Jaloukavacharana (Leech application) the process is basically meant for purification of blood and to treat blood related disorders. The use of Leech in the treatment of many skin diseases is now known and accepted all over the world. Leech therapy is used in various skin disorders, like Eczema, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Non –heeling ulcers, Varicose veins, Pigment disorders, Hematomas, Piles and other vascular disorders (Deep vein thrombosis).