The basis of Ayurveda treatment is a process of purification and rejuvenation. According to Ayurveda the accumulation of "Ama" or toxic substances in the body, years of poor diet, weak digestion and incomplete elimination of waste matter, inadequate sleep, pollution and stress lead to the imbalance of the Tri Dosha and the build up of toxins, which can lead to ill-health. Ayurveda is believed as the oldest treatment in the world. The current synthetic lifestyle of modern man has led to many health hazards.
Abhayangam is a process by which the whole body is oileated with required type of medicated oil, followed by gentle massage in seven different body postures, applying specific pressure and movements.
The recipient is made to lie on a wooden bed called ‘Dhroni’ while undergoing the treatment and special care is given to the foot massage giving special emphasis to the sole of the feet. Oil should be chosen according to the season and the personal constitution(prakruti). Sesame oil is the best for massaging according to Ayurveda. In the winter one can also use mustard oil, though it should not be used in summer. Cocunut oil is also good for massaging in a hot climate. People with a Vatha type of body should use warm oils, and those with Pitta type will benefit from cool oils. The Kapha types should have dry massage or should use mustard oil after warming. In order to determine your constitution, take a constitution test.
It is another form of sudation therapy where herbal steam is applied evenly on the entire body to produce perspiration. The head region is excluded from the treatment the person undergoing the therapy is given cool liquids to prevent dehydration.
Swedanam can be effectively utilized in treating muscular stiffness and numbness and is found to enhance the body’s blood circulation.
This is the swedanam with poultice of from herbal leaves. The leaves are made into small pieces and prepared in medicinal oil along with slices of lemon, curcuma powder, grated coconut, mustard, etc and poultice is made. This poultice is dipped in medicinal oil and applied all over the body.
In podikizhi herbal powder is used.
This is the most unctuous type of snehata (oileation) and swedana combination. Special rice called Njavara is cooked well in milk and herbal decoct ional poultice is prepared. This poultice is dipped in milk and herbal decoction applied all over the body.
This treatment is beneficial in treating poliomyelitis, facial palsy, hemiplegial and other degenerative muscular disorders and muscular atrophy/dystrophy.
It improves the muscle tone and nourishes muscles.
Dhara means flowing of ayurveda oils, herbal decoctions, butter milk, milk, etc. If this treatments is done using Ksheera (Milk) it is known as “Ksheeradhara”.
If the dhara is done for the forehead above forehead it is then called as ‘Sirodhara’, and for the whole body it is known as “Sarvangadhara”.
All dhara are done after applying warm oil all over the body.
Dhara therapy where medicated lukewarm milk is poured over the body to induce perspiration, Usually cow’s milk is utilized for the treatment, but occasionally buffalo milk is also used in this treatment for diseases caused by the disorders of ‘pitha’.
The pouring of milk is done by using a special pitcher with nozzle and is continued for 45 to 60 minutes.
It is a form of Dhara (pouring) where medicated buttermilk is poured over the forehead and scalp continuously in an oscillating pattern of a period of 45 to 60 minutes
It means to raise or elevate. It is believed that this name is derived from the treatment’s capacity to improve the body condition of the person taking this treatment. Fine medicated powder is applied over the whole body with upward strokes of massage, quite opposite of the usual Ayurvedic massages.
The same seven positions of Abhayangam are followed here. A warm bath that accompanies Udwarthanam then washes away the paste, emitting a lovely scent of leaves lasts for long time. There are many different types of Udwarthanam, and they are categorized with reference to their purposes, whether it is medical or for relaxation. Our patients after undergoing Udwarthanam comment that it leaves the skin a glowing and “lustrous” colour.
Osteoarthritis is known as "Sandhivata"in Ayurveda.In word Sandhivata Sandhi means 'Joints 'and Vata stands for' Vata Dosha'.Vata is dry in nature so it absorbs fluids from any part of the body and it is also destructive or catabolic in nature,due to these reasons Vata causes destruction of Cartilage and reduction in the Synovial fluid inside the joint capsules. Diet to be followed:
In Ayurveda the main treatment is Vatashamaka Chikitsa. Anti Vata herbs for Anti Inflammatory,Natural pain relief and Anti Degenerative Herbs to check the progression of disease, to relieve symptoms,to improve joint structure,to improve flexibility and movement. Even Though use of Ayurvedic Herbs is mandatory,external Ayurvedic procedures like Abhyangam(oil massage),Patra pottala Sweda(Leaf Bundle massage) and Choorna pinda sweda(Dry powder massage) are helpful in relieving problems like pain and stiffness and in improving flexibility.
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