As rust avoids proper painting, abnormal metabolites in the body inhibit optimum efficacy of the drugs. Panchakarmatherapies are intended to detoxify/cleanse the body. These procedures check abnormal body humors accumulated due to seasonal changes as well as faulty life style, hence applicable for preventive, promotive& curative aspects.
Main Panchakarma Therapies (Detoxifying Procedures)
Vamana – This therapeutic emesis is employed to expel toxins orally and cleanse the body. It yields good results inKapha disorders conditions like Obesity, Thyroid diseases, Asthma, Skin Diseases, PCOD etc. The entire procedure requires around 8 to 10 days.
Virechana (Therapeutic Purgation) – Evacuating the abnormal body humors through anal route is Virechana. It is proven beneficial in Pitta disorders, Hyperacidity, Psoriasis, Urticaria etc, IBS, Liver disorders, Joint Diseases, Neurological conditions etc. The procedure needs around 8 to 10 days.
Basti (Trans rectal administration of drug) – The remedy to many chronic, idiopathic and degenerative diseases through it’s unique method of administering the medicine through rectal route. Research has proved its efficacy in Vatadisorders, Arthritis, Spondylosis, Slip Disc, Paralysis, Sciatica etc. and exhibited laudable results in diseases that are difficult to cure like Heart Diseases, Muscular Dystrophy and so on. The duration is usually for 8 to 15 days.
Nasya (Errhine of drug) – A simpler form of treatment that corrects the problems related to head and neck by methodical instillation of medicine through nasal route that is considered as gateway to the brain. The dose and the medicine is selected according to the disease condition. Commonly indicated in Cervical Spondylosis, Stroke, Facial Palsy, Frozen Shoulder; strengthens teeth, hair, ears and provides glow to face.Procedure is usually done for 7 days.
Raktamokshana:- An ancient therapy practiced in a scientific way to expel out the toxic blood through surgical methods and parasurgical methods like application of leeches. Heals various conditions like Gout, chronic non healing wounds, skin diseases etc.
Abhyanga – Just as the wheel needs proper oiling to run smoothly so is the body which when treated with abhyangawill be able to resolve the various muscular pains, joint pains, stiffness etc. This meticulous application of medicated oils helps to penetrate into deeper tissue that helps to relax the body and provides the much needed shield to prevent ageing. Generally employed for 3, 5, 7 days.
Bhaspa Sweda / Nadi sweda– Sudation therapy commonly called as steam bath helps to heal the Pain, Stiffness and offers feeling of lightness to the body by perspiration. Preferably done post abhyanga in Sprains, Strains of Muscles, Joint Stiffness etc.
Kati, Janu, Greeva Basti:- Be it a stiff neck and aching back due to long hours of work or the painful joints showing signs of ageing, these therapies of retaining hot medicated oils would provide a quick and lasting relief with an added benefit of strengthening the joints. These therapies are employed for 5 to 7 days depending on the conditions.
Shirodhara (Taila / Takra) – The relaxing experience of the incessant flow of fluids is unmatchable and one would like to have the comfort all over again. It has proved to reduce blood pressure and beneficial in stress related disorders, Psoriasis, Insomnia, Psychiatric conditions. Generally the duration of these therapies ranges from 7 to 14 days.
Udwartana – The Ayurvedic solution from fat to fit.The massage with medicated & aromatic powders is aimed tomelt the body fat, provides a good shape to the body, and cleanses the skin of accumulated impuritiesgiving a soothing experience. It is generally done for 7-10 days.
Shirobasti – Therapy that concentrates on the most vital marma (spot) i.e. the head. It has commendable results in cases of Bell’s palsy, paralysis, mood disturbances, brain injury etc. It is employed for 5-7 days.
Shashtikashali Pinda Sweda (NjavaraKizhi):- A therapy using milk boiled special variety of rice has brilliant results in conditions like delayed milestones, muscle wasting disorders. It also has a positive effect on healthy individuals of rendering healthy muscles and skin with good complexion. The therapy is usually advocated afterabhyanga and can be done for 7-10 days
Parisheka:- The healing touch of a stream of medicated decoctions would bathe the body with the essence of herbs relieving the tightness of skin and muscles, healing wounds and accelerating the skin repair. Beneficial in diseases like Rheumatoid arthritis, varicose veins, muscular dystrophy, burning feet syndrome, diabetic wounds etc. The duration would range from 7-15 days
Patra Pinda Sweda:- An ancient Indian therapy of medicated poultice application with a blend of Ayurveda provides relief in various arthritis, spondylitis etc which is experienced within minutes. It is done for 5-10 days as a post abhyanga procedure.
Other procedures:- There are few other procedures like Taladharana, Pichu, Lepa, Snehapana which have a supportive action in various treatments. These are advocated as per the necessity.
SHALYA TANTRA is a branch which laid down a milestone in the field of Surgery. Over the years it has made substantial contributions in the field of Ano-Rectal Diseases, Wound Management, Urinary Disorders and Fracture Healing. Facilities includes ancient surgical procedures and clinical applications of various treatment modalities, successful treatment for Piles and Fistula as per Ayurvedic methodology, treatment of chronic diseases with blood-letting through Leeches and practical training of surgical procedures on patients at well-equipped operation theatre and procedure room. It is a significant research branch of Ayurveda.
Surgical Conditions Comprehensively Managed by Ayurvedic Special techniques
Long standing non healing wounds are best treated by herbal preparations like kashaya (decoction), kalka (herbal paste) etc.
Fistula in ano cases are managed effectively by technique called cryptograndular surgery.
Stones in the urinary tract are best managed by Ayurvedic formulations like Paniya Kshar (herbomineral preparations)
There are special Ayurvedic techniques to minimize post-operative scar.
Kshara Karma which is unique of its type in treating many surgical ailments like Corns, Warts, Piles, Keloids etc.
Leech therapy which is effectively used to treat non healing wounds like venous ulcer, arterial ulcer and post of wounds etc.
Agnikarma which gives best results in calcaneal spur etc.
Ksharasutra is one of the revolutionary treatment techniques which deal with Piles, complex Fistula in Ano successfully.