Nasya (Nasal administration; Errhine Therapy
This treatment involves the administration of herbalized oils and liquids into the nostrils. It is useful for treatment of kapha-oriented problems, of ear, eyes, nose and throat disorders such as migraine, sinusitis, catarrh, and bronchitis. The nose is the gateway to the brain and to consciousness. Prana or vital energy enters the body through breath taken in through the nose. Nasal administration of medication helps to correct the disorders of prana affecting the higher cerebral, sensory and motor functions. Nasya is indicated for dryness of the nose, sinus congestion, hoarseness, migraine headache, neurodegenerative conditions (i.e. multiple sclerosis), convulsions and certain eye and ear problems.
Blood Letting (Rakta Moksha)
Blood letting is used to eliminate toxins that are absorbed into the bloodstream through the gastrointestinal tract. This process purifies the blood. It is used for disorders such as repeated attacks of skin disorders such as urticaria, rash, eczema, acne, scabies, leucoderma, chronic itching and hives. It is also often effective for enlarged liver and spleen, hemochromatosis, and for gout. Blood letting, which should only be administered by a qualified physician, is useful to relieve several pitta disorders such as acne and rash. If administered properly, it stimulates the antitoxic substances in the blood stream, thus developing the immune mechanism in the blood system. Do not administer blood letting in cases of anemia, edema, weakness or to very old and very young persons.
Instructions about Panchakarma
It is important to notice that a specific Panchakarma protocol is selected for each individual after complete physical examination and pulse diagnosis.That’s why to make a universal package for everybody is not recommended, especially when it is claimed to do whole panchakarma in 21 days package is unimaginable. At Ayuskama Panchakarma is tailored according to individual needs and health conditions, and a specific program is made for every patient. Panchakarma treatments can take from minimum 7 days if only one treatment is done to upto 2 months if all treatments are done.
This is a special type of oil massage in which hand strokes are made according to the disease. It enhances blood flow and is usually given as pre-procedure to many therapies as well as a separate therapy in itself.Indication: Obesity, rheumatism, blood pressure, spondylitis, weakness, stress and strain, rejuvenations, relaxation, vigor & vitality.
Slow stream of warm medicated oil applied/poured all over the body along with gentle massage. The time duration is generally 45-60 minutes per session.
Indications: Rheumatic disease, arthritis, spondylitis, paralysis, hemiplegia, paraplegia, sexual weakness, nervous weakness & other diseases.
Shirodhara (Types: Thaila/Thakra/Kseer/Kashay)
In this procedure, herbal oils, medicated buttermilk or milk or decoction etc are poured slowly on the forehead. The time duration is 20-45 minutes. Indication: Insomnia, mental tension, headache, migraine, sinusitis, certain skin diseases, stress & strain, depression, hair care etc.
Navarkizhi (shashtik pinda swedan)
In this process, the whole body or any specific part there of, is made to perspire by the external application of certain medicated milk puddings tied up in the form of boluses. The time duration is 45-60min
Indication: Emaciation of limbs, skin diseases, rheumatic complaints etc.
This is a typical massage with herbal powders useful for burning fat under the skin. It helps to lose weight, exfoliates dead skin. The time duration is 30-50min.
Indication: Obesity, Hemiplegia, Paralysis, Skin Ailments, Impaired Blood Circulation.
Lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head and stagnated for a prescribed time according to patient’s condition. The time duration is 30-45minutes.
Indication: Facial Paralysis, dryness of nostrils, mouth & throat, severe headaches, burning sensation of head & other Vata-borne Diseases, Hairfall, Thinning and greying of Hair etc.
For this, specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back within herbal paste boundary. The time duration is 20-30min per session.
Indication: All types of back pain & spinal pain, slip disc, sciatica, spondylitis etc.
Special powder mixed with oil is applied on top of the head. The time duration is 30min per session
Indication: Migraine, facial paralysis, heat stroke, high B.P. etc.
This therapy consumes 15-20 minutes. It involves filling the ears with medicated oil to drain, wash the ear.
Indications: Dry nose/ears, earache, ear wax, tinnitus, tingling sensation in the ears etc.
It is a cleansing process for the eyes, which gives a cooling effect to the eyes, prevents eye diseases and strengthens optic nerve, also improves eyesight. This procedure takes 15-25 minutes.
Indications: Eyestrain due to TV, computer, pollution, tired eyes, watering of eyes, dimness of vision at night. It helps in preventing early formations of cataract.
In this procedure, herbal paste is applied to the face for the treatment of wrinkles, dry or oily skin, blemishes, acne etc.
Hrid Basti/Uro basti
It is a unique treatment for heart and chest diseases. In this medicated oil, ghrit or decoction of herbs is placed into the rim of urad flour.
Indication: Useful for strengthening of heart, angina, asthma and other respiratory problems.
In this treatment, medicated oils, ghrit is placed into the rim of urad flour made at the knee joint.
Indications: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout etc.