It is measured as one among the poorva karmas and one among the most general and effectual therapy in Ayurvedic remedy. It is applicable in aches, nerve disorders and stiffness. It is usually done for 40 to 60 minutes depending upon the need.
It is a prshirodhara process of pouring liquid type of medicine like thailam (medicated oil) or thakram (medicated buttermilk) constantly for a time period of 50-60 min on temple. It is supportive in curing nervous disorders, mental stress, anxiety, insomnia, migraine etc.
It is a procedure of retaining warm medicated oil (thailam) in a cap like structure fitted on head. Normally this procedure will be done for 35-50 min for a time period of 7 days maximum. This is considered as one of the furthermost treatment for head.
Swedanam (Steam Bath)
It is considered as one among the poorvakarmas, it is good for skin, helps to reduce the fats accumulated even on extremities.
It is a kind of swedana (sudation) in which the patient is made to be seated in a tub containing medicated liquid for a definite period of time. It is very helpful in the treatment of gynaec, anorectal diseases, uro genital, etc.
This is also a sort of swedana (sudation) in which mist of medicated milk is made to be exposed to face for a certain time. It is efficient in treating dribbling of saliva, facial palsy, reinforcement of the facial muscles etc.
It is a method of application of cotton dipped in lukewarm medicated oil (thailam) on limited body parts (head, lumbar region, cervical region, joints etc).
Thalam / Thala Pothichil
Thalam or Masthishkya is keeping medicated oils alone or mixed with paste of drugs on the head with a practiced plantain leaf is called as Thala pothichil. Together they are very much effective in a range of psycho somatic disorders.
It is the massage done with foot after appliance of lukewarm medicated oil on the body. It is done by a person who is well versed in kalari and marma chikitsa. It is very supportive in enhancing the general strength, stamina, flexibility, tonicity of muscles, weight reduction etc. It is a good remedy for low back pain related to the spinal slip disc disorders and all other aches & pains.
This practice is done here with medicated powder (choornam) mixed in mild hot thailam, in which this mixture of medicines will be rubbed on the body surface with moderate pressure in prathilomagathi (opposite direction of normal massage). It is very useful in the reduction of weight.
It is a very effective treatment procedure introduced by conventional Ayurvedic physicians of Kerala for the management of severe pain and swelling due to diseases like arthritis, gout, etc.
Kizhi factually means medicated bolus. It is made by tying various forms of medicaments in cotton cloth piece and then applying this bolus to the parts required after heating.
It is the local application of medicated pastes over the body parts.
It is the use of warm medicated pastes over necessary areas and covering it with medicated leaves and cotton cloth piece.
During this treatment procedure, a pool of mild warm oil is retained for particular time period over specific areas as per the conditions.
It is a process of filling of medicated oil in mild warm state inside the ears is called as Karnapooranam. It is a magical remedy in so many ear disorders like itching inside ears, Tinnitus etc.
It is a procedure of fumigation done with dry forms of medicines and Ghrutham (medicated ghee) on required body parts like ears, surface wounds etc. It is done as an effective disinfection measure in some conditions.
It the oral consumption of Sneham (oleos substances). Generally it is done with Ghrutham (medicated ghee). It is considered as a main procedure in treating severe disorders like infertility, psychiatric diseases etc.
By Vamana, or medicine induced vomiting, the bio-cleansing of accumulated vitiated humors in the upper gastro intestinal tract is done. It is very effective in gastric problems, respiratory diseases, sinusitis, skin diseases etc
It is a purificatory procedure used in eliminating the vitiated humors in more quantity with less stress. It is very much effective in Jaundice, Skin disorders, Hemiplegia, Bronchial asthma etc.
Means application of liquid form of medicine as drops in to the eyes. It’s very helpful in treating some eye diseases.
It is the nasal administration of medications. It is a very effective therapy for all systemic disorders especially those related with the head and neck.
It is the procedure of gargling with medicated oil, kashayam, saline water etc. as a post procedure of nasya as well as individual treatment for oral diseases.
Raktamoksha is a unique para-surgical measure signed in various diseases where gross vitiation of Rakta or blood is present. It is the bloodletting therapy. Various means are utilized for the removal of vitiated blood that plays as a significant contributory agent for many systemic disorders. Venesection, leech therapy, Pracchana or scraping etc is utilized for specific conditions. Useful in tumors, skin disorders, Jaundice, etc.
Powdered Navarra rice processed with medicated milk or decoction and making it in a paste form, which is to be applied on the body for a particular time period according to specific conditions. (40 to 1 hour)
In this the cotton is dipped in lukewarm medicated oil (thailam) and the same is stick or kept over the lumbar region for a particular time according to condition. (40 to 1 hour)
In this procedure, a pool of mild warm oil or medicated ghee is retained for specific time period over specific areas as per the conditions for both eyes.
Yoni Pichu is a therapy whereby clean sterilized cotton is dipped in medicated oil and placed within the vaginal passage. The effect of the vitiated Dosha can be nullified. The dhaatu (tissues) can be strengthened. Ulcers if present heal, pain subsides and the local hygiene improves. This treatment is particularly useful in case of vaginal infections.
Procedure of washing external genetalia as well as inner tract with specific sterilized apparatus using medicated kashayam as required for the diseased state. Very effective in ailment of leucorrhoea, genito urinary infections, infertility etc
It is done after completion of menstrual cycle when the female genital tract is receptive to the administration of medicated formulation. It is done for a period of seven days with gradual increase of the dose of medicine. It is indicated in uterine disorders, bladder disorders, dysmenorrheal, menorrhalgia, primary infertility etc.
The technique retaining the oil over the cardiac region which is signed for cardiac problems.
Ayurveda & Panchakarma therapy for blockages in the heart. This procedure is for enhancing the exercise ability of a failing heart.
This is a kind of ushma sweda. Indicated in, traumatic conditions, post polio residual paralysis, spinal myelopathy etc.
Sand particles are taken and heated over the pan and tied in bolus form which is to be applied to the affected areas for specific time according to conditions.
Pouring medicated warm oil over the feet ( especially sole). Indicated in lower limb pains, insomnia etc.
Sarvanga Takra/Ksheera Dhara
In this medicated takra (buttermilk) or medicated milk is used in lukewarm condition, which is then poured in a systematic way over the whole body.
It’s a procedure of medicinal leech application in curing blood related disorders like in varicose veins, acute gout infections etc.
Is a process of pouring liquid form of medicine (usually kashayam) in to the inner canthus of eyes from a desired height for recommended number of times according to the condition..
It is a process in which pouring of warm liquid form of medicines (usually thailam) on the surface of knee joint for a particular time period from a particular height.
It is the modus operandi by which the medicines in suspension form are administered through rectum or genitourinary tract using vasthiyanthra (specific apparatus for vasthi). It is one among the most vital treatment modality in Ayurvedic science with a massive amount of utilities and applications. This utility lies in the assortment of drugs used in vasthi for specific conditions. It is very much successful in almost all arthritic and neurological conditions, debility, old age problems, infertility etc.