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  • Shiroabhyanga (invigorating massage of head, neck and shoulders with herbal oil)
  • Svedana (herbal steam bath with Ayurvedic medicinal plants)
  • Padabhyanga (Ayurvedic foot reflex zone massage, harmonizing, regenerating)
  • Virechana (regulation of digestive system)
  • Basti (Ayurvedic regulation of intestinal system)
  • Nasya (vitalizing cleansing of sinus system)

 

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Detailed Treatments description:

Ayurvedic treatments involve establishing an individual’s constitution and the nature of the imbalance and then seeking to return the individual’s body to a state of healthy balance. The treatments consist of the use of herbal remedies, specialist ayurvedic massages using herb-infused ayurvedic massage oils and herbs.

Abhyanga: (harmonizing synchronous massage with herbal oils) Special herb-infused Ayurvedic oils are slowly warmed up and gently massaged into the skin. The oil massage to increase circulation, decrease dryness and reduce vata aggravation. Abhyanga - the Ayurvedic oil massage - is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by this healing system for overall health and well-being. Traditional Ayurvedic texts wax eloquent on the benefits.

  • Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings

  • Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology

  • Calming for the nerves

  • Lubrication of the joints

  • Increased mental alertness

  • Improved elimination of impurities from the body

  • Softer, smoother skin

  • Increased levels of stamina through the day

  • Better, deeper sleep at night

Shirodhara: One of the adjunct procedures of Purvakarma designed to calm the mind and pacify vata in the central nervous system. The most commonly employed pre-procedure, it means the dripping of oil like a thread (dhara) on the head (shiro). This treatment drips warm oil in a steady stream on the forehead, particularly on the brow and in the region between the eyes. It is often added to the Panchakarma regimen because it pacifies Vata and calms the central system.

It cleans both the mind and the senses, which allows the body's natural healing mechanisms to release stress from the nervous systems. This in turn, improves mental clarity and comprehension. Usually given for twenty minutes, three to four times during a seven-day treatment period, it uses oils made with special herbs (Mahanarayan Oil, Mahamash Oil etc.) that calm and nourish the nervous system. The technician administers the oil in a thin stream which flows from a copper vessel hung approximately 6-8 inches above the patient's forehead.

Padabhyanga: (Ayurvedic foot reflex zone massage, harmonizing and revitalizing)  This highly relaxing Ayurvedic foot massage uses special Ayurvedic oils and is not only revitalising for tired feet and legs, but as the feet contain key energy and nerve points relating to the whole body, also harmonises and relaxes the entire body. This massage improves blood circulation, helps in preventing (or treating) varicose veins and also reduces swelling and soreness in the lower leg region.

Svedana (Sudation) (herbal steam bath with Ayurvedic medicinal plants)

Procedure to cause perspiration is known as sudation therapy. It liquefies vitiated doshas and brings them in the koshtha (alimentary canal).
• It promotes the penetration of oil inside the body. Due to svedana, toxins are expelled in form of sweat.
• It removes the stiffness, heaviness, coldness and inflammation of the body.
• After the oleation therapy, the patient should be administered fomentation.

Procedure

• Sudation should be done in a room devoid of heavy breeze.
• The patient should have been lubricated both internally and externally.
• It should be done after the digestion of food.
• It should be either mild, moderate or heavy depending upon the disease, the land (habitat) and the season.

Benefits

• Causes softness and brilliance of the skin.
• Sudation therapy increases the digestive capacity.
• It also increases the desire to eat and cleanliness of the orifices.
• It removes laziness and stupor.
• It makes the stiffened joints move quickly.
• If administered after oleation, fomentation brings vata under control and thereby facilitates the elimination of faeces, urine and semen.
• The doshas which have been lubricated and localized in the alimentary tract, in the various tissues and channels, in the extremities and bones get liquefied by sudation therapy and are brought into the alimentary tract to be eliminated (out of the body) by appropriate purification therapies.

Importance of sudation

Even when dry pieces of wood bend by means of application of oleation and sudation, then how can living beings not be benefited.

Specificity of sudation

• Sudation is considered efficacious.
• Sudation should be well medicated which is neither too hot nor too mild.
• It should be applied to the proper region with due consideration of the disease, season and vitality of the patient.

Indication of Svedana (Sudation)

Sudation is done in following conditions
• Pratisyaya (Coryza)
• Cough (kasa)
• Hiccup (hikka)
• Dyspnea (swasa)
• Heaviness of the body (angagraha)
• Earache (karna sula)
• Neck pain and Headache (manya sula and sira sula)
• Hoarseness of voice (swar bheda)
• Spasmodic obstruction in the throat (gala graha)
• Paralysis of the face (ardita)
• Paralysis of one limb (ekanga ghata)
• Paralysis of whole body (sarvanga ghata)
• In flexures of the body (vinamaka)
• Distension of the abdomen (koshtha anaha)
• Constipation (vibandha)
• Suppression of urine (mutra ghata)
• Uijrmbhaka (pendiculation)
• Stiffness of sides (prasva graha)
• Stiffness of back (prustha graha)
• Stiffness of waiste (kati graha)
• Stiffness of abdomen (kukshi graha)
• Sciatica (grudhrasi)
• Dysuria (mutrakrucha)
• Enlargement of scrotum (undaki vridhi)
• Pain and stiffness of feet (pad graha)
• Pain and stiffness of knee (janu graha)
• edema (sotha)
• Neuralgia of upper and lower extremities (khalli)
• Excessive heaviness and numbness

Contra-indication of Svedana (Sudation)

The following people should not take the fomentation therapy
• The pregnant women.
• People who have taken too much astringent and alcohol.
• Those suffering from hemothermia (rakta
Pitta) and diarrhea.
• People who have paittika type of obstinate urinary disorder, especially diabetes mellitus.
• People who have inflammation and prolapse of the rectum.
• Those having paittika constitution and dry skin.
• Those who are fatigue, unconscious, fatty, thirsty and hungry.
• The person who is angry and excited.
• Those suffering from jaundice and abdominal diseases.
• Those who are weak and dried up.
• And whose ojas has been reduced.

Contra-indicated body parts for fomentation

Fomentation should not be administered over:
• Testicles
• Heart
• Eyes
• Even if it is very necessary to administer, it should be of mild type.
• Over groins it should be moderate.

Signs and Symptoms

Sometimes the sudation is not given properly i.e. the over or insufficient sudation is given. There are signs and symptoms to make out whether the process is insufficient, proper or over done.

The signs and symptoms of proper sudation (Samyaga svedana)

Sudation is to be administered until there is
• Complete recovery from
Cold ,
•
Colic pain, stiffness and heaviness of the body, and tenderness and Sweating appear.
The signs and symptoms of over sudation (Atisvedana)
• Aggravation of pitta.
• Fainting and prostration of body.
• Thirst and burning sensation.
• Weakness of the voice and limbs.
The signs and symptoms of insufficient sudation
• Coldness and pain are not relieved.
• Patient feels stiffness and heaviness.
• Roughness of the body.

Treatment
The sudation should be continued till the patient gets proper symptoms.

Degrees and Qualities of Svedana (Sudation)

Depending upon the type of disease, different types of sudation are prescribed. Drugs to be used for fomentation are unctuous or nonunctuous, depending upon the nature of the disease to be treated.
• If the disease is of serious type, the season is very cold and the body of the patient is very strong, then strong sudation is prescribed.
• If the disease is mild, the season is moderately cold and the body is weak, then mild fomentation is prescribed.
• If all are of moderate nature, then moderate sudation is prescribed.
• In diseases caused by vata, combined with kapha, vata alone or kapha alone, the sudation to be applied should be prepared from drugs of unctuous and coarse qualities, unctuous quality alone or coarse quality alone, respectively.
• If the vata is accumulated in amashaya (stomach), then the sudation with drugs having coarse qualities should precede the prescribed sudation for vata.
• On the other hand, if kapha is accumulated in the pakvasaya (colon), sudation with drugs having unctuous qualities should precede the prescribed fomentation for kapha.

Shiroabhyanga: (stimulating oil massage of head an head region) works on a mental and psychological level by stimulating the release of endorphins to the brain. Indian Head Massage can release anxiety, help relieve mental tiredness and depression and can improve concentration and alertness.

This is done with the medicated herbal oils like Ksheerbala, Mahabhringraj, Brahmi-Amla, Neelibhringadi, Kayanadi, Kuntalkanti, Dhurdhurpatradi and aroma oils etc. Indian head massage:

  • Improves tempro-mandibular  joint mobility, stretching and mobilizing the muscular tissues of the neck and shoulders.
  • Stimulation of circulation to head and shoulders .
  • Relieves the pressure and stiffness in the cervical spondylitis.
  • Increases lymphatic drainage, helping to remove toxins
  • Relieves stress and tension
  • Relieves Headaches and eyestrain
  • Increases mental alertness
  • Promotes growth of healthy hair and prevents premature graying
  • Imparts feeling of general well being.

Basti: (Enema Therapy) (Ayurvedic regulation of the intestinal system)

Basti karma is the most powerful of the five main procedures of Panchakarma. The literal meaning of basti is bladder.

It expels the vitiated doshas rapidly and easily from the body and also causes reducing as well as nourishing the body very fastly. In ancient times, bladders of various animals were used to administer this procedure.
Basti is a type of treatment for augmented VATA dosha. In this type of treatment, medicated decoction and oils are passed through the anus, with the help of specially made basti instruments. This procedure pulls out the vitiated doshas, especially vayu from pakvashaya i.e. the lower gastro-intestinal tract.
Properly administered basti helps to rejuvenate the body, provides strength and long life, and improves the complexion and the voice.

Frequency

Classification of basti (enema) on basis of frequency and duration

On basis of frequency and duration, basti is classified into three parts which are as follows:

1) Karma basti
• It comprises a month- long treatment and is given to people who have vata- dominant constitutions and disorders.
• It begins with anuwasan basti and alternates with niruha basti for 25 consecutive days, i.e. 12-12 alternate asthapana anuvasana basti.
• The 30-day program ends with five days of anuwasan basti.
• Therefore, total 30 number of basti should be given in a course.
2) Kala basti
• It lasts for 15 days and is used mainly for patients with pitta-dominant constitutions and vata disorders.
• It starts with anuwasan basti, which then alternates with niruha basti for 10 or 12 days and concludes with three or five days of anuwasan basti i.e. total 11 niruha and anuvasan basti are given alternately.
• Therefore, total 15 basti should be given in a course.
3) Yoga basti
• It is given for eight days and usually suits kapha patients with vata diseases.
• It first gives anuwasan basti, and alternates three times with niruha basti i.e. three asthapana anuvasan basti alternately.
• It concludes with two days of anuwasan basti.
• Therefore, total eight basti should be given in a course.

Function

Classification of basti (enema) on basis of function

1) Shodhana basti (cleansing enema)

• It cleanses and detoxifies the body.
• It is divided into strong treatment that penetrates in to deeper dhatus and mild treatment, which work on the superficial level of dhatus.

2) Utkleshana basti

• It means promoting secretions in the colon.
• It promotes the liquefaction of ama and mala (waste products) in the colon.
• It helps the colon expel them. Similar to western enemas, this basti increases colonic peristalsis, producing rapid elimination of the faeces.

3) Shamana basti

• It is palliative.
• It restores dosha performance, reduces symptoms and allows the patient to feel better.
• In cases of rectal bleeding or dysentery, the immediate objective is to stop the symptoms.
• For example, pichha basti, which uses astringent herbs, shrinks the capillaries or srotas and stops the bleeding or peristalsis, ending the symptoms.

4) Lekhana basti

• Lekhana means scraping agent.
• It means strong and penetrating. It resembles sodhana basti, but is stronger in its effects and generally much larger in volume.
• It is particularly useful for kapha and meda dhatu disorders, where excess fatty substances have accumulated. The accumulated substances need to be eliminated, as in obesity and
atherosclerosis.

5) Bruhan basti

• Bruhan means nourishment.
• Highly nutritious substances are used to balance and strengthen the dhatus and their metabolism, and increase the body's resistance to infectious diseases.
• Anuwasan provides the prime example of bruhan.
• There are nutritive basti also, like ksheer basti (enema of milk), medicated decoction of fresh, whole milk.
• These enemas are very effective in regenerating the dhatus and are specifically used to tone the muscles (mamsa) and reduce atrophy and emaciation.
• In addition, there are bruhan basti, which use honey, ghee, or the juices from meat, bone marrow and herbs, which have a highly nutritive value.
6) Snehana basti
• It is prepared only from oleated substances, but is larger in volume.
• Due to its size, it has a greater lubricating effect on both the colon and the body in general.
• It has a strongly pacifying influence on vata and is particularly useful in cracking of joints and for those who have very dry skin or who are emaciated.

Site of administration

Classification of basti (enema) on basis of site of administration

1) The first major classification refers to the administration site and the primary organs receiving treatment

• Pakwashaya gata basti: Medicated liquids sent through the anus and rectum into the colon.
• Uttara basti: Medicated liquids sent through the vagina and cervix to cleanse and nourish the uterus.
• Mutrashaya gata basti: Medicated liquids introduced into the penis and urethra to treat the male genital and urinary organs.
• Vranagata basti: Cleansing and medicated liquids used to irrigate and heal abscesses or wounds.

2) Four types of external basti are classified according to their site of administration

• Netra basti or netra tarpana:
o In this type of basti, medicated ghee is applied to the eyes.
o A dam constructed around the eye sockets, made of the dough from black gram flour, contains the ghee.
o Netra basti is highly nourishing for the eyes; it removes eyestrain and improves vision.

• Katti basti:
o Katti basti means medicine retained on the lower back.
o In this type, medicated oils are applied in a container of black gram dough built around the lumbosacral area.
o This form of external basti particularly benefits muscle spasm and rigidity of the lower spine and strengthens the bone tissue in that area.

• Uro basti:
o Uro basti means medicine retained on the chest and heart region.
o It uses medicated oils in a container constructed of black gram dough around the heart region.
o It reduces pain in the sternum area and strengthens the heart.

• Shiro basti:
o Shiro basti is administered on the head region through the use of a specialized leather container resembling a hat. This type of basti improves the functioning of prana vayu and revitalizes sensory functioning.
o It also promotes kapha secretions in the para-nasal sinus zone, which reduces vascular congestion in the brain.
o Shiro basti is extremely useful in shiraha schoola (headaches), mansa rog (schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorders, memory loss, disorientation) and adhimantha (glaucoma) and sinus Headaches.

Drugs

Classification of basti (enema) on the basis of drugs

On the basis of drugs, basti is classified into two types which are as follows

1) Niruha basti (Cleansing basti)

Niruha, which means “that which gets eliminated," cleanses toxins from the dhatus (tissues) and removes naturally accumulated malas from the colon.
• Niruha basti is given in a series of treatment over a period of several days.
• The first day of this basti treatment cleanses the colon of ama and mala.
• The second day of niruha balances and nourishes vata, producing increased mental calm and clarity.
• Because the vata zone has now been cleared, the third day pulls out ama and toxins from the pitta zone. This balances and nourishes pitta function and, in turn, purifies and strengthens both rasa and rakta.
• On the fourth and fifth days of administration, toxins get pulled out of the kapha area.
• On the sixth and seventh day, the basti benefits reach the deeper dhatus, asthi (bone) and majja (bone marrow), and the eighth day works on shukra (semen or ovum).

2) Anuwasan basti (Nourishing basti)

It is of three types: Sneha basti, Anuvasan basti, Matra basti.
• The basti, which remains in the body for a while is called as anuvasan basti.
• Anuwasan basti is usually administered after a cleansing course of niruha basti to ensure that vata dosha is operating properly.
• They not only restore health to the colon, but also lubricate and nourish all the dhatus.
• This counteracts the debilitating influence of ama and toxins on the tissues and helps in restoring them to normality, which is the primary purpose of anuwasan basti.

Indications of Basti

Basti therapy is advised for all types of diseases for all doshas and for all the stages of the disease, but in some cases like when in obstruction due to meda (fat) and kapha there is increase in vata rather then giving anuvasan basti, niruh basti is useful. The indications for anuvasan basti are same.

In the following diseases asthapana basti can be given
• Paralysis
• Hemiplegia
• Paraplegia
• Obstruction of vayu, feces and urine
• fever
•
Tuberculosis
• Fissures
• Coryza
• Gout
• Piles
• Dysuria
•
Amla Pitta
• Pain in head, ear, heart
•
backache
• Diseases of vata

Contra - indications of Basti

Following are the contra indications for asthapana as well as anuvasan basti:
•
Anorexia
• Increased kapha character
• After oleation
• In the case of vitiation of doshas
• Tired by traveling
• Very weak
• Hungry and thirsty
• After consumption of food
• Immediately after other therapies
• In emotionally disturbed state
• Unconscious
• Breathlessness
• Cough
• Hiccoughs
• Imperforated anus
• Ascites
• Diabetes
• Leprosy
• Piles
• Anemia
• Fatness
• In children and old aged person.
• In seventh month of pregnancy.

Virechana: (regulation of digestive system)

Virechana Karma (Purgation Therapy)

This karma aims to eliminate doshas that cannot be removed by Vamana karma such as the kidneys, lungs and sweat glands.
Elimination of vitiated doshas through rectum is called Virechana. It cleanses the small intestine and the organs, which are pitta dominant. For example, the liver and the gall bladder in the mid-zone of the body.
It may be given three days after emesis therapy, or given directly when emesis is not indicated. But it must be practiced only after Purvakarma has been administered.
The drugs used for virechana karma (purgation therapy) vitiate the doshas and bring them into the koshta (abdomen). From there, they are expelled through rectum.
Purgative drugs are dominant in earth and water elements and have downward movement.

The synonyms of virechana are rechan and praskandhan.

Following are the diseases for which Virechana karma can be given
• fever
• Skin diseases
• Haematemesis
• Epistaxis
• Fistula
•
Hemorrhoids
• Splenic disorders
• Tumors
• Goiters
• Lymphadenitis
• Artificial poisoning
• Cholera
• Retention of urine
• Worm infestation
• Anemia
• Headache
• Burning eyes
• Lacrimation
• Asthma
• Jaundice
• Cough
• Rhinitis
• Epilepsy
• Insanity
• Gout
• Gynecological disorders
• Seminal disorders
• Ascitis
• Anasarca
• Elephantiasis
• Leprosy
• Diabetes
• Inguinal swelling
• Intestinal torpor
• Cardiac disorders
• Rheumatic conditions
•
Anorexia
•
vomiting

Purgative drugs

Qualities of purgative drugs

• Ushna (hot).
• Tikshana (pungent).
• Sukshma (minute).
• Vyavayi (penetrating agent).
• Vikasi (tissue destructive agent).
Purgative drugs have the dominancy of Prithvi (Earth) and Jala (Water) mahabhutas.

Herbs used

• Shyama (Operculina turpethum)(Black).
• Trivrit (Operculina turpethum)(Red).
• Chaturangala (Cassia fistula).
• Tilvaka (Symplocus racemosa).
• Sudha (Euphorbia nerifolia).
• Saptala (Acacia sinuta).
• Sankhini (Clitoria ternatia).
• Danti (Baliospermum axillare).
• Dravanti (Croton tiglium).

Contra – indications of Virechana (Purgation Therapy)

• Delicate persons
• Anal injury
• Prolapse rectum
• Bleeding per vagina, urethra and rectum
• Fasting
• After niruha basti
• Indigestion
• Acute fever
• Injury
• Excessive oleation
• Excessive dryness
• Emaciation
• Children
• Old persons
• Weak persons
• Tired persons
• Excessive coitus
• Excessive study
• Over exercise
• Pregnancy
•
Tuberculosis
•
Diarrhea
• Just after meal or drinking water.
• Intestinal obstruction
• Perforation
• Miscarriage
• Alcohol addiction

 

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