Know the Science of AYURVEDA – Some Essential Inputs:
Working of body system is just like that of a machine. Routine servicing is a must for the proper functioning of machine. With out timely servicing the working efficiency of the machine will decrease and after a time we have to throw it in garbage. Same happens when timely cleansing of body is not done. Because of all this Ayurveda advocates seasonal regime of body cleansing procedures. As different Doshas lose their balance in different seasons and also person very in their body type so purification procedures also very with person, season and disease.
Detoxification Procedures are told in Ayurveda in the name of Panchakarma. Panchakarma literally means five (Pancha) procedures (Karma). These are:
- Vamana (Therapeutic vomiting)
- Virechana (Therapeutic purgation)
- Niruha Vasti (Cleansing enemas)
- Nasya (Medicines through nasal route)
- Raktamokshana (Blood letting)
Pre Panchakarma Procedures
These are three in number, known as Pachana-Deepana (digestive therapies); Snehana (unctation therapy) and Swedana (sudation therapy). These are done simultaneously to loosen the Doshas and to bring them back to the big channels from smaller ones and will be eliminated by the nearest route.
These are five in number. Along with the unction and sudation these procedures also make body supple and smooth. A brief information of these is as follows……
- Niruha Vasti
This process is meant for the purification of upper 1/3 rd of the body, the place for Kapha. It is believed after unction and sudation and waste materials come and collect in the stomach. Now emetics are given and all the waste products will be eliminated. This procedure is best for hyper acidify, diabetes, skin diseases, psoriasis.
It works on middle one third of body and purifies the body by removing excessive Pitta from it. Process is same as done in the case of Vaman karma, just route differs. Strong or mild purgatives are given and Pitta Dosha is excreted from the body. Results are just like miracles in – Rheumatoid, Arthritis, Hemiplegia, Skin Problems and Other Pitta Related Diseases.
Here medicines are given through anal canal with the help of a bladder (known as Vasti in Sanskrit, so the name). As the large intestine is the main place of Vata Dosha. So it is the treatment of choice for maximum neurological disorders, caused by aggravated Vata. In this type of Vasti herbal decoctions constitute the major part of the medicine.
Herbal powders or Juices or Oils are administered by nasal route in this type of treatment. It gives exclusive results in migraine – chronic headache, works for hairs and memory of booster.
A procedure to eliminate any remains of the doshas and to treat diseases ranging from chronic skin ailments to tumours.
After the fast jets of Panchakarma procedures our body becomes weak, to provide energy and balance the doshas, special diet is followed strictly to boost the digestive fire. The drug or food, whichever is administered to the body, will give 100% results. If this diet regime is not followed strictly it may cause severe weakness in body! -
Condition Specific Procedures:
- Kati BastiClick for more information
In this process specially prepared warm medicated oils is kept over the lower back with herbal paste boundary.In this process specially prepared warm medicated oils is kept over the lower back with herbal paste boundary.
- Prushta BastiClick for more information
Oil treated with special herbs is kept on whole the back bone.
- Janu BastiClick for more information
Here medicated oil is kept over knee joint with herbal paste boundary.
- Hrudya BastiClick for more information
This is an effective treatment for asthma, other respiratory problems, heart diseases and muscular chest pain etc.
- Siro BastiClick for more information
Warm herbal medicated oil is retained within a closely fitted cap around the head, thus allowing the scalp to soak in the therapeutic oil.
- Greeva VastiClick for more information
Greeva Vasti has its therapeutic value in all types of joint problems of neck. In this procedure medicated oil is kept on back of neck with boundary of herbal paste.
- NavarakizhiClick for more information
A massage to the body with small linen bags filled with cooked Navara rice (cooked in cow's milk and mixed with an herbal decoction) after a liberal application of medicated oil over the whole body..
- PizhichilClick for more information
A beautiful combination of Snehana (oleation) and Swedana (sudation).
- Sarvang DharaClick for more information
Warm herbal liquid poured all over the body in a rhythmic way using special vessels very effective for hemiplegia, paralysis, rheumatic complaints, edema etc.
- ShirodharaClick for more information
Luke warm herbal oil is poured in a continuous stream onto the forehead. Sirodhara rejuvenates and revitalizes the body and mind.
- Akshi TarpanaClick for more information
Medicated Ghee is retained in a reservoir made over the eyes with black gram powder. This therapy will have a cooling effect on irritated and stressed eyes. This relieves eyestrain, improves eyesight and other eye related problems..
- KarnapoornamClick for more information
In this process medicated extracts or oils are poured into the ears. This process helps to clean the ears and cures all the ailments.
- GandooshaClick for more information
This therapy involves the retention of medicated oil or decoction in the mouth. The benefits of this therapy will bring a glow to the face, improve lines and wrinkles, tone the skin and assist with any kind of mouth, voice or teeth disorders while cleansing the ear, nose and throat pathways.
- UtsadanaClick for more information
This therapy includes application of Dosha specific massage oil to the entire body and a thorough massage of herbal powders made into a paste.
- SirolepaClick for more information
Head is considered to be the best amongst all the organs, so applying medicines to this region is of great importance.
Ksharakarma – Ayurvedic Surgical procedures for Piles, Fistula, Fissure, Tonsillitis, etc.
Agnikarma – For Chronic Pains, Watrs, etc.
Yoga and detoxification by Ayurveda are offered to healthy and diseased persons to move towards higher abilities at physical (beauty, fitness, immune stamina, eye sight), mental (better concentration, IQ, memory, emotional stability), social (healthy interpersonal relationship), emotional (mastery over anger, fear, anxiety and depression) and spiritual levels (inner joy with right knowledge and confidence).
- The aproach is Simple, safe, doable, practices that include Asanas, Pranayama, Kriyas, Meditation, Science of Emotion Culture, Svadhyaya, sleep special technique.
- Specific Yoga techniques based on individual need is administered after detailed examination and thorough check up.