What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda Treatments and its forms

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word derived from two root syllables, "Ayu" meaning life and "Veda" denoting knowledge. The term "Ayurveda" thus implies complete knowledge or understanding of life. In other words, Ayurveda is the Science of Life. The beauty and exceptional attributes of this age-old science lie in its holistic approach and sense of identification with the universe itself. Ayurvedic medicine - also known as Ayurveda; is one of the world's oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.

Purpose of Ayurveda

Ayurveda aims at treating diseases and ailments by promoting one’s overall health and well-being. It is not a series of medicines or treatments that just address the symptoms or particular ailments. It is aimed at treating the whole person – the mind, body and spirit. Acharya Susrutha describes a healthy person as “one whose somatic and psychic humors (doshas) are in a state of equilibrium, digestive capacity and digestion are healthy, fundamental tissues (dhatus) are normal, the waste-products (malas) effortlessly eliminated and whose atma (soul), indriya (sense organs) and mana (mind) are blissful.” It is clear hence that Ayurvedic consideration of good health does not stop at mere elimination of an infirmity.

Benefits of Ayurveda
  • Helps Lower Stress and Anxiety.
  • Lowers Blood Pressure and Cholesterol.
  • Helps with Recovery from Injuries and Illnesses.
  • Promotes a Nutrient-Dense, Antioxidant-Rich Diet.
  • Can Help with Weight Loss or Maintenance.
  • Lowers Inflammation.
  • Helps with Hormonal Balance.

We offer a wide variety of Ayurvedic Therapies Ayurvedic Therapies

Panchakarma Therapy - Rejuvenating Detox

Panchakarma Therapy - Rejuvenating Detox

The Ultimate Mind-Body healing and detoxification therapy

Panchakarma is the ultimate mind-body healing experience for detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system, and restoring balance and well-being. It is one the most effective healing modality in Ayurvedic Medicine. It promotes Detoxification and Rejuvenation. It is recommended on a seasonal basis, as well as when an individual feels out of balance or is experiencing illness.

Panchakarma is a five-fold detox treatments (Pancha = Five; Karma = Therapies). It’s not a massage therapy or oil therapy; however, oil therapies are performed as a preparation to Panchakarma. Panchakarma therapies are: Vasthy (Enema), Virechana (Purgation), Vamana (Emesis), Nasya (Nasal drops) and Raktamoksha (Bloodletting). It is aimed at the complete expulsion of the unbalanced doshas and the purification of the channels of circulation.

It may take 7 days for the preparation phase – oil therapies. Panchakarma procedures followed by the post therapies may take a minimum of 14 days to complete the program. You will have to dedicate approx. 90 minutes session at our therapy center.

Rejuvenation of Body & Mind

Detoxifying and re-nutrifying the Body

Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapy is the oldest scientific system for detoxifying and re-nutrifying the body. This therapy helps the body repair worn-out tissues, improve blood circulation, and slowdown the aging process. The programme includes oil massage, sirodhara njavarkkizhi, and hot application of herbal powder.

Rejuvenation of Body & Mind
Purification & Detox

Purification & Detox

Body Purification & Detoxification Programme - Removal of Toxins

To get rid of the toxins developed in human body, herbal massage, dhara, oil bath, purgation, steam bath and njavarakkizhi are applied. In this therapy, the whole body is purified to get rid of the toxins developed in the body by day-to-day metabolic changes, the course depend on the person;s dosha conditions.

Immunisation

Body Immunisation & Longetivity Therapy

This is a prime therapy in Ayurveda and it helps to reduce the aging process and enhances the immunization system. A variety of therapies including body massage, snehapanam, virechanam, nasyam, snehavasty, dhara, njavarakkizhi and medicated steam bath are applied.

Immunisation
Migraine & Headache

Migraine & Headache

Special Programme for Migraine & Headache

A special therapy for intermittent pain in the head due to tension and migraine, usually associated with nausea and vomiting. When the vicious energy (vata) blocks the channels in the head, it leads to severe headache and associated ailments. The treatment includes therapies like Nasya, Sirodhara, Thala Pothichil, Sirovasty, etc. This helps in cleaning the morbid factors and provides immediate relief.

Suka Nidra

Suka Nidra Therapy - Insomnia

This method is highly effective in conditions like insomnia (lack of sleep) and anxiety. The therapy improves immunity and self confidence, and includes body massage, sirovasty, yoga and meditation.

Suka Nidra

Treatments We offer a vast variety of treatments at our centre

Abhyangam

Abhyangam

Authentic Body Massage

Abhyangam is a authentic body massage in ayurveda. The word abhyangam itself means to massage. It is very useful for obesity, diabetic gangrene (a condition developed due to lack of blood circulation in certain parts of the body). The Massage is done with a combination of specially prepared Ayurvedic herbal oils and applied all over the body stimulating the vital points.In Ayurveda, the Abhyangam massage has become popular because of its effective way of conditioning the body. Abhyangam can be used therapeutically. The massage is designed according to each individual, to suit his or her disease or condition.Abhyangam 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. In this way abhyangam massage is a protector, preserver and a rejuvenator, increasing self-confidence and will power. To massage is to exercise the nervous system.

Podikizhi

Fomentation Process

Podikizhi is an innovative classical massage in which fomentation is carried out with the help of medicated powders tied into a pouch.The poultices are warmed in medicated oils and used to massage the entire body, neck, shoulders, hand and back, shifting the person from side to side to tackle joint pain, muscle cramps, stress and arthritis.It can also be done in a perfectly healthy person as well so as to enhance his/her immunity, vitality and longevity of life. Each of these combinations give a curative and rejuvenative effect.The massage can promote better circulation within the affected area thereby promoting increased perspiration, which helps the skin to eliminate wastes. It also helps to tone the skin and can be superbly relaxing.

Podikizhi
Pizhichil

Pizhichil

Massage

Pizhichil is one of the rare and unique Ayurvedic therapies. This is a special herbal oil bath where lukewarm herbal oils are applied all over the body by 2 to 3 trained therapists in a rhythmic way continuously, for about 60 to 90 minutes per day. The treatment is done on a special table made from a single piece of Strychnous Nuxvomica wood. This process is extremely useful in treating rheumatic problems, nervous weakness, Hemiplegia and paraplegia.

Sirodhara

Relaxation Therapy

In this process, herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated buttermilk and other concoctions are poured on the forehead in a special method for 30 to 45 minutes after a relaxing full body massage. This is one of the most relaxation-proving therapies in Ayurveda and is very effective in the treatment of insomnia, sleeping disorders, mental tension and certain skin diseases.

Sirodhara
Njavara Kizhi

Njavara Kizhi

Nerotherapy

Here the whole body or any specific part of the body is made to perspire by applying certain medical puddings (made of special rice called njavara prepared in a concoction of milk and herbs) externally in the form of small sacks tied up in muslin bags. This is helpful in healing all types of rheumatism, pain in the joints, certain skin diseases, diabetic neurotherapy and all degenerative diseases.

Dhanyamla Dhara

Paralysis

This is a special herbal liquid bath for the whole body in a rhythmic manner by 2 to 3 highly trained therapists by a special vessel for 45 minutes to 1 hour every day. This treatment is very effective for hemiplegia, paralysis, rheumatic complaints etc.

Dhanyamla Dhara
Kati Vasthi

Kati Vasthi

Massage

In this unique spinal herbal bath, specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back within a herbal paste boundary. The treatment lasts for 45 minutes to 1 hour and is very effective for any types of back pains, spinal disorders, lumbar spondylosis, degenerative inter vertebral disc prolapse conditions, sciatica etc.

Nasyam

Nasal Drops

Medicated oils, herbal preparations etc., are applied in drops through the nose to eliminate the morbid factors from the head and neck area, effective for certain kinds of headaches, nasal ailments and cleansing of nasal passage.

Nasyam
Vasti (Enema)

Vasti (Enema)

Enema Therapy

Vasti is a very significant herbal enema in Ayurveda under Panchakarma technique. It is unlike modern enemas. It treats the entire length of the colon. It flushes the faeces from the system along with removal ‘ama’ which is the course of diseases. Vasti is indicated in many clinical conditions as well as to preserve health to the healthy and gives strength to the tissues that are weak. It is to be done with great care and under expert supervision.

All Other offered Treatments

PIZHICHIL - In this therapeutic process, lukewarm herbal oils are applied all over the body by two or four trained therapists in a special rhythmic way. This is done continuously for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 21 days. This treatment is very useful for rheumatic diseases like arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, blood pressure, paralysis-Gaitanis, sexual weakness, diabetes, nervous weakness and nervous disorders.

NJAVARAKIZHI - It is a course by which the whole body or any specific part of the body is made to perspire by the external application of certain medicated puddings. These healing puddings are in the form of boluses tied up in muslin bag. Two or four therapists apply this for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 14 days. This treatment is beneficial for all types of rheumatism, joint pain, emaciation of limbs, high blood pressure, cholesterol and certain kinds of skin diseases.

DHARA - In this process, herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk, etc., are poured on the forehead in a special manner for about 45 minutes in a day for a phase of 7 to 21 days. This treatment is mainly for insomnia, Vata-predominant diseases, mental tension and certain skindiseases.  It promotes rejuvenation and revitalization of the human mind and body, diminishing the effect of ageing .

VASTHI - Certain herbal oils, herbal extracts etc. are applied through the rectum daily for a period of 5 to 25 days. This treatment is for arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, numbness, gastric complaints associated with rheumatism and constant constipation.

SIROVASTHI - Special lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head for 15 to 60 minutes per day according to the patient's disorder for a period of 7 days. This treatment is highly effective for facial paralysis, insanity, dryness of the nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches, and other Vata-originated diseases.

UDVARTHANAM -This is a typical massage with herbal powder done for about 30 to 45 minutes daily for a period of 14 to 28 days. This treatment is for the diseases like hemiplegia, paralysis, obesity (excessive fat) and certain rheumatic ailments.

ABHYANGAM - A special type of oil massage in which the body is stroked in different ways according to the diseases. This is done for 45 minutes a day for 14 days. This treatment is very useful for obesity, especially for diabetic gangrene and the like.

NASYAM - Herbal juices, medicated oils etc., are applied through the nose for 7 to 14 days. This treatment is highly effective for certain types of headaches, paralysis, mental disorders, some types of skin disease, etc.

SNEHAPANAM -Medicated ghee is given internally in a proportionally increasing quantity for a period of 8 to 12 days. This treatment is excellent for osteoarthritis, psoriasis, leukaemia etc.

KIZHI - Leaves of herbs as well as whole herbs and herbal powders are applied to the entire body in boluses along with hot medicated oils for 45 minutes per day. This continues for a period of 7 to 14 days. This is an excellent therapy for osteoarthritis, arthritis with swelling, spondylosis, sports injuries, etc.

DHANYAMLA DHARA - Warm herbal liquid is poured all over the body in a rhythmic way through a special vessel for 45 minutes to an hour daily. This treatment is extremely effective for hemiplegia, paralysis, rheumatic complaints, etc.

YONI PRAKSHALANAM -Herbal oils and decoctions are applied through the vagina. This treatment is good for gynaecological disorders. It is also a process of purification for genital organs.

KATIVASTHI - In this procedure, specially prepared warm medicated oil is placed over the lower back with herbal paste boundary. This treatment lasts for 45 minutes to 1 hour and it is good for any type of back pain and spinal disorders.

UROVASTHI - Like Kativasthi, warm medicated oil is kept over the chest for 45 minutes. This is an effective treatment for asthma, other respiratory problems, heart diseases and muscular chest pain.

KSHEERADHOOMAM -This comprises a fomentation with medicated cow milk. This treatment is good for facial paralysis, Bell's palsy, speech disorders and other nervous disorders of the face.

THALAM - Special powder is mixed with medicated oil and applied on the top of the head for 20 to 45 minutes. This treatment is useful for ENT problems, insomnia, migraine, etc.

LEPANAM - This is a process by which medicated herbal paste is applied on the affected part. This is excellent for the different kinds of inflammatory conditions.

PACIFICATION TREATMENT (SHAMANA CHIKITSA)

It is mainly the oral medication system. The medicines used are Asavas, Choornas, Kashayas, Lehas, Pills, Ghees, Bhasmas, Sindooras. This method also includes external application of medicines such as oils and rasakriyas.