AYURVEDIC THERAPIES

NAVAKRIYA
Narangakizhi is a procedure of therapeutic sweating. In this method sliced limes are cooked with special herbs and medicated oils and made into poultice. This is used to massage the whole body or specific parts of the body. Here you are made to sit in a droni and medicated oil is first applied all over the body. There after fomentation and synchronized special massage is given. This method gives excellent relief from pain and aches.
ELAKIZHI
Herbal poultices (bundles) are prepared with various herbs and medicated powder. These poultices are warmed in medicated oils and the whole body is massaged with the same, on the neck, shoulders hands and back shifting the person from side to side .Relieves pain, controls vitiated Vata, improves peripheral blood supply, and stimulates the nerve endings. This massage can promote better circulation within the affected area thereby promoting the increased perspiration, which helps the skin to eliminate wastes. It also helps to improve the skin tone and can be superbly relaxing besides Detoxifying.
VASTI
This is a procedure of daily oil enema for someone with chronic vata disorders. It does not need to be accompanied by any strict dietary restriction or daily routine and can be administered, in the appropriate cases, in all seasons. It gives strength, promotes weight and helps elimination of waste products. MatraVasthi very small quantity of medicated oil is used. This therapy can be performed regularly after meals.
KATIVASTI
The patient lies face down on the droni. An oblong tank made of black gram dough is built up on the lower back, around the lumbo-sacral area. After guaranteeing that this is leak-proof, lukewarm medicinal oil, for relieving pain and fortifying the bone tissues is slowly poured into it. The oil and the receptacle are kept on your back for about half an hour. After removing them, the affected area may be gently massaged with the same oil. The patient is then made to take rest for a short while. It is an effective treatment for all types of lower back pain, stiffness and other back concerns related to spinal disc problems.
DHANYAMALA DHARA
Dhanyamla is another ayurvedic treatment where the infusion is prepared with cereals and vinegar attained from citrus fruits, this concoction is bundled in a piece of linen cloth and is then immersed in a pot of water. This water is boiled for certain time. Then the medicinal liquid is poured over different parts of your body, in a rhythmic manner from a hung vessel followed with gentle massage. It is useful for conditions like rheumatism, asthma, spinal disorders and spondylitis.
SIROVASTI
The first step of Sirovasthi starts with the application of warm herbal oil all over the body. This nourishes the nerve endings and prepares the body for the main treatment. Then a cylindrical shaped leather cap of about ten inches height and both ends open is fitted around the patients head. Certain mixture of the lukewarm herbal oil which is prescribed by the Ayurveda Physician according to the individual body type are poured into it. The course of treatment is effective for migraine, deafness, diseases affecting cranial nerves, facial paralysis, insanity, diseases of the head and eyes, chronic cold, sinusitis, rheumatism, arthritis, abscesses and wounds etc. In fact this treatment is good for all diseases.
PICHU
Pichu is a soothing treatment for disorders of the head and spine. In this treatment a piece of cotton or linen folded cloth is dipped in medicated herbal oil and positioned gently on the patients crown or forehead. The cloth is replaced periodically to keep it warm and therapeutic. Short, mild and recurrent massage strokes followed by a medicated herbal pack further alleviate stress and enhance the healing process. Emerge from this treatment with renewed agility and comfort.
NASYAM
The face, chest and shoulders of the patient’s body is massaged with herbal oil causing it to perspire. The herbal medicine in exact dose as prescribed is measured and poured into the nostrils, as the patient inhales. During the process the area around the nose, neck, shoulders, palms and feet are massaged vigorously. This is very effective in ailments such as sinusitis, migraine, chronic cold and chest congestion.
MUTTAKIZHI
This is a form of treatment where boiled eggs and herbal powders are made into pouches and then applied to the body, along with hot medicated oils. MuttaKizhi is very effective in facial paralysis and hemiplegia.This treatment has to be done for 45 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 14 days.
MANALKIZHI
White sand, rock salt and special minerals with lemon and herbs are filled in linen bags, the bags are heated on a dry pan and applied all over the body. The bags are tapped and massaged in the affected areas to reduce edema, swellings, and pain. It helps with aggravated Kaphadosha, and therefore, can reduce weight and cellulite. This therapy is very useful in Ama conditions, rheumatic fever, where oil application aggravates the pain.