Ayurveda Treatments List
This is one of the most popular therapies used for the purpose of rejuvenation of the body. This type of massage is done with a hot medicinal mixture tied up in cloth pouches and is applied on the whole body. This treatment is recuperative and healthful. This therapy endows several benefits to a healthy person as well as to the ill. Njavara Kizhi improves complexion of the skin, increases Pitha, promote digestion and restores vigour.
Navarakizhi revitalizes your skin and makes it glow. It prevents excessive sleep, but endows the patient with sound sleep during the night. This therapy is very effective while it also cures diseases of the nervous system, Chronic Rheumatism, Osteo Arthritis, Gout, Muscle Wasting, diseases caused by vitiation of Raktha (blood).
In this type of massage therapy procedure, warm medicated oil is poured all over the body in a typical manner for a duration of one hour daily for one or two weeks, depending on the requirement of each body, as judged by the Ayurvedic Doctor.The oil is selected after careful analysis of the person's character, body construction (physiological constitution of each individual), digestive power, etc.
This is one of the best therapies for diseases caused by impaired functioning of the nervous system. This is a rejuvenation therapy as well and will prevent ageing scales and wrinkles. This therapy is also used to cure rheumatism and arthritis.
In this type of Dhara treatment medicated milk or oil is poured over the forehead in a rhythmatic manner. It is used in psychosomatic diseases like psoriasis with very good results. It also cures headache, giddiness, pain and burning sensations of the palms and feet, diseases of eyes, ears, nose and throat. It is an excellent cure for chronic insomnia. Those patients suffering from insomnia will have sound sleep even while administering the therapy.
Herbal poultices are prepared with various herbs and medicated powder. Your entire body is massaged with these poultices after they are warmed in medicated oils. This promotes circulation and increases perspiration which in turn help the skin eliminate the wastes, thereby improving skin tone. This is a herbal treatment for stiffness, body pain, etc., especially in the Arthritis and paralysis.
Dhara is an Ayurvedic treatment method, which includes the application of a continuous stream of mildly warm oil to the body parts. Shirodhara, or the dhara treatment given to head is most common. Dhanyamla dhara is dhara over different body parts other than head. The name of dhara varies with the kind of material used for the dhara.
Medicated oil and herbal juices are dripped to the nose and mouth-blown with maximum pressure when the inputs get penetrated into the head. Mental disorders, headaches, some type of skin diseases and some type of paralysis respond to this treatment very effectively.
Herbal pastes are applied over the affected parts.
Usually done to reduce swelling, pain or inflammation of the joints. Also used to treat some skin diseases.
Pichu is a palliative treatment for ailments of the head. A long piece of cloth (pichu) folded thickly and broader than the forehead is fixed around the head just above the ear level. A hole nearly one and a half inches wide is made in the front of the band. After preparatory procedures like an oil massage, the prescribed oil is applied on the head. A piece of cotton wad drenched in medicated oil is placed in the hole and allowed to remain there for some time. This process is repeated for a specific duration. Pichu, one of the Purvakarma therapy is considered effective for diseases of the cranial nerves arising from Vata disorder.
Abhyanga massage is a type of massage therapy which is used by practitioners of Ayurveda to treat their clients. The massage involves liberally covering the client in oil and then using smooth, gentle movements to rub the oil deeply into the body. Ayurvedic practitioners recommend that people receive abhyanga massage every day to keep their bodies balanced, healthy, and focused.
Therapy for obesity and rheumatic ailments Your entire body is massaged with herbal powders. Specific parts of the body can also be massaged as therapy for obesity
Ayurveda Steam Bath (Ushma Swedam)
This is a unique treatment and under this treatment leaves of medicinal plants are boiled and resulting steam is passed to the whole body. This treatment is helpful in to eliminate impurities from the body, reducing fat and also helpful in fighting with some skin diseases. This is also indicated as PURVAKARMA for Panchakarma procedures.
Mild pouring of herbal decoction through the inner corners of the eyes is the core of this treatment. It is an excellent treatment for many common eye ailments. Pain, itching, watering, burning sensation, and reddish discoloration of the eyes are treated by this therapy. It cleans and removes various impurities from the eyes. The decoction used for this is made from black raisins, liquorice, berberis,myrobalan, lodh,sandalwood and honey.
A unique Keralite treatment that involves a specific region of the body being soaked in a ‘pool’ of warm, medicated oil. A dam of herbal dough is 'built' on afflicted area, is filled with oil and then left to rest - relieving localised pain, tension and swelling. Leaves the region in question feeling extremely nourished. Kativasthi relieves chronic and acute backaches, muscle spasms, prolapsed disc, lumbar spondylosis, osteoporosis and sciatica.
This is similar to Shirodhara but buttermilk is poured onto the forehead, instead of herbal oil. It is very effective in combatting certain types of migraines, and other specific Pitta disorders, where cooling and refreshing therapies are recommended.
Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda medicine that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead (the 'third eye'). The liquids used in shirodhara depend on what is being treated, but can include oil, milk, buttermilk, coconut water, or even plain water.
Shirodhara has been used to treat a variety of conditions including eye diseases, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, greying of hair, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, tinnitus, vertigo, Ménière's disease and certain types of skin diseases like psoriasis. It is also used non-medicinally at spas for its relaxing properties.
It is basically an eye-cleansing process. It gives a cooling effect to eyes. The medicated oil is retained over the eye bordered with a thick herbal combination. Another therapy associated with tharpanam is pudapakam or pudapakom, with similar procedures.
Snehapanam is an Ayurvedic therapeutic measure given to patients for the cure of gastroenterological ailments. Snehapanam is characterized by the oral intake of ghee (purified buttermilk) made from cow’s milk for internal purification before starting the panchakarma therapy (purva karma) or as a treatment.
Snehapanam is considered beneficial in curing different conditions like osteo-arthritis, certain skin diseases like psoriasis, chronic constipation, etc.
Karna Puran ( Karnapooranam)
In Karna Puran or ear therapy, the ears are filled with herbo-mineral oils which lubricate the delicate filaments of the ear canal, dislodging impurities and sharpening hearing.
Karna Puran creates a feeling of deep restfulness and may be useful in treating insomnia. Earaches, deafness, ringing of the ears, headaches, giddiness, as well as tooth and gum diseases may benefit.
Chavitti Uzhichil is a unique massage treatment – a blend of Ayurveda and Dhanurveda (Archery). This massage is done on the whole body using mainly the feet and also the palms by the masseur, putting medicated herbal oil all over the body and head of the person. The masseur gently moves the feet controlling the pressure, balancing on a rope hung on the ceiling. It gives very relaxing and soothing experience to the person who undergoes this treatment.
Mukha Lepanam (Beauty Mask / Beauty Therapy)
This is a beauty therapy where rich ayurveda herbs are made into a paste and applied to your face in the form of a mask.
Special powder mixed with medicated oil applied on the top of the head for 20 to 45 minutes . This treatment is for ENT Problems, Insomia , migraine, hypertension etc.
Vamanam and Virechanam
Major Body purification procedure in Panchakarma therapy. When there is congestion in the lungs causing repeated attacks of bronchitis, cold, cough. Vamanam is administrated to eliminate the Kapha causing the excess mucus. All Kapha related diseases are cured by this therapy. This process requires good attention and skilled assistance. In chronic skin diseases like Psoriasis also vamanam is administered.
Raktamokshana (Rakta Moksham) (Blood Purification)
This method is effective in curing rheumatic arthritis, skin diseases etc. Though it sounds very primitive way of treating, it is a very helpful process. Raktamokshana means removing vitiated blood from the body. It is a localized treatment . Extraction of vitiated blood from the body by using surgical instruments and other tools is known as Raktamokshana. Types Of Rakta Mokshana : 1) Using surgical instruments - Method 1 : Pracchana: scratching with a sterile scalp is indicated to drain the accumulated blood from a particular point. Method 2: Sira vedhana: Venepuncture is devised whenever vitiated blood circulates in the body. 2) Primitive Method of Jalouka Prayoga: It is a special method for removing the false blood using an organism named as jelooga (leech). These leeches are made to suck off the impure blood from a person. They by themselves leave the person’s body once they are full.
Ayurvedic Vasti involves the introducing of liquids like medicated oils, herbal concoctions and milk through the perineum (through the anus, urinary meatus or vaginal orifice in women) in order to clean or heal the lower part of the body (below umbilical part). The toxins (ama) accumulated in the lower part of the body or the toxins pushed to the colon, urinary tract or reproductive tract by previous ayurvedic procedures like Oil-therapy (snehan) or Sweat-therapy (swedan) can be cleared with bastis.
Full Body Ayurvedic Massage with Herbal Oil and Localized Steam with Milk.
Rare treatment done with special herbs for arthiritis and other rheumatic complains.