There are three main modes of treatment In Ayurveda. They are
1. Cleansing of metabolic wastes (Shodhana)
2. Pacification of Excess dosha (Shamana)
3. Rejuvenation of the tissues. (Brumhana)
Panchakarma treatments are part of Shodhana treatment. “Pancha” means Five and “Karma” means action.
Shodhana treatments are mainly purification or detoxification which include panchakarma treatments . They are Vamana (medicated emesis therapy), Virechana ( medicated purgation therapy), Vasti (Medicated Enema), Nasya (administration of medications, through the nose) and Raktha Moksahana(bloodletting ). Shamana treatments are used when the disease is in its initial stage and can be managed with medicines and lifestyle changes.
Panchakrama treatments require some preparatory sessions. That is called Snehana, Swedana and Rookshana treatments. In some conditions Snehana, Swedana and Rookshana itself will give the required results for the condition.
At Swastha.Life we decide the nature of the treatment to be adopted as per the thorough examination of the patient.
Preparatory or Purva karma treatments are mainly Snehana, Swedana and Rookshana treatments. These include different types of Kizhi (Potli), Dhara and massage treatments.
Kizhi treatment is one of the most effective treatment for pains. Massage is performed using Potli with oil or without Oil. Different materials are used to prepare the Potli or kizhi. It may be medicated Powder, Medicated Leaves, Special kind of Deccoctions with rice, lemon, sand etc. The choice of material is decided as per the condition
Podikizhi, Elakizhi, Naranga kizhi, Njavara Kizhi, Manal kizhi are some of the varieties. Some of the conditions where Kizhi is useful are muscular cramps, low Back Pain, spondylosis, osteoarthritis etc
Dhara consists of pouring medicinal oils or decocction on head or over the body.
The dhara liquid is prepared with medicinal herbs or oil or Dhanyamla. As per the body part or depending on the preparation the dhara has different varieties Shirodhara, Dhanyamla dhara, Thakardhara (with buttermilk), Ksheeradhara (with milk) etc. Shirodhara is a very useful treatment for stress management and anxiety and for many conditions related to the head. Dhara over the body is good for many Vata ailments and for muscle tension etc. Pizhichil is a special Kerala style treatment which provides Snehana and Swedana.
Udvarthanam– or dry powder massage is a very effective treatment in rookshana conditions
We provide other local treatments as per the requirement. Januvasti, Kadivasti, Greeva vasti are popular treatments for joint conditions.