Shirodhara / Thailadhara - medicated oil dhara treatment for head purification and rejuvenation
Shirodhara is one of the great purification and rejuvenating treatment for the mind and head. “shiro,” means head, and “dhara,” means flow. Oil shirodhara is the continual pouring of warm medicated oil to the forehead (spiritual healing center) for about 40 to 45 minutes. In a single minute of shirodhara around 800 to 900 ML oils poured on the forehead. Activation of sensory function and preventing all types of unwanted thoughts entering the mind is the main spiritual benefits of this treatment. Improving blood circulation to the brain, oxygenating the brain, removing blockages from the blood vessels and other toxins from the head area is the main physical benefits of this treatment. Shirodhara is traditionally used to calm and restore the nerves, release stored emotions, purify the mind, strengthen sensory organs, increases spiritual awareness, intuition, concentration, intelligence, confidence and self-esteem. Medicated herbal oil, milk, butter milk etc are used for various kinds of dhara.

Three attendants are requiring for this treatment. One attendant controls the movement of dharapatra (vessel containing the medicine) and the flow of oil. The second one collects the oil that falls from patients head. The third one rubs the palms and the soles every few minutes during the shirodhara to keep the body warm and awake. When the dhara fluid trickles down the wick to fall on the patient’s forehead, the therapist rocks the vessel to and from gently with one hand to ensure that the fluid covers the entire region between the temples and gently massages the area with other hand. Most effective treatment for mental stress, excessive thinking, nervousness, epilepsy, memory loss, anxiety, depression, insanity, insomnia, headache, neurological disorders, psoriasis, unstoppable dreaming, diseases of the eyes and ears, greying of hair and hair fall etc.


Thakradhara - medicated butter milk dhara treatment for head purification and rejuvenation
Shirodhara with butter milk is called thakradhara. Boiled milk is added with curd and keeps it overnight, it is then churned and removes the fat, and adds the medicinal decoctions; this buttermilk is used for thakradhara treatment. Compare to oil dhara thakradhara is very intensive treatment, depends on the client condition given for 25 to 35 minutes. Most effective treatment for burning sensation of body, all types of skin diseases, psoriasis, alzheimer’s, insomnia, stress, improves sensory function etc.

Ksheeradhara - medicated milk dhara treatment for head purification and rejuvenation Shirodhara with medicated milk is called ksheeradhara. Cow’s milk preferred, sometimes buffalo milk is also used. Decoctions of various herbs like gungaranz, brahmi, sandalwood and amla are added to the milk. Similar to oildhara, ksheeradhara last for about 40 to 45 minutes. Most effective treatment for anxiety, mental stress, headaches, insomnia, inflammation, people suffering from vata and pitta predominance etc.

Pizhichil - medicinal oil bath treatment for body purification and rejuvenation Pizhichil or oil bath, a true gift from ayurveda, retunes the entire nervous system to become young and increase life span. This treatment was mostly given to kings and queens in the olden days, and popularly known as treatment for aristocrats. Precious warm medicated oil is squeezed on to the patient's body from a piece of cloth, periodically soaked in a vessel containing the oil. The whole body is bathed in streams of lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage to warm up the body to create sweating. This profound sweating improves blood circulation, enhances elastic qualities, strength blood vessels, rejuvenates muscles, bones and the entire systems of the body. Rejuvenation through detoxing pizhichil treatment remove all toxins from the body, enhance all systems of the body, all tissues of the body, slowdown aging process, and helps to sustain overall physical and mental health to lead a healthy long life.

Two to four trained therapists positioned on either side of the patient perform the treatment, while the third attendant supplies the warm oil. Each masseur uses one hand to stream the oil while massaging with the other. It is important that the oils retain a constant temperature, tolerable to the patent throughout the treatment. The treatment procedure must be carried out in all the seven standard positions, sitting, lying on the back, lying on the right side, lying on the left side, lying on stomach, lying on back again and sitting again. Before the treatment a piece of clean cloth is tied across the forehead, to prevent the oil or sweat on the head flowing down to the eyes. In some cases, medicated paste called thalam is also applied on the head.

Most effective treatment for premature aging, nerves disorders, arthritis, rheumatic diseases, numbness, muscle spasms, sexual weakness, improves skin complexion, improve blood circulation, increases immunity, enhance body nourishments, paralysis, disc prolapse etc.

Sarvangadhara - medicated milk treatment for body purification and rejuvenation
Milk mixed with a medicated decoction poured in a continual stream over the body is called sarvanga dhara. Similar to pizhichil, two therapists pour the liquid medicine and another to replenish the vessels. A nuzzled pitcher known as kindy is used for pouring the milk, the treatment procedure carried out in all the seven standard positions. Most effective treatments for remove excessive heat, inflammation, insomnia, paralysis, refreshing, beautifying and relaxation of both body and mind etc.


Dhanyamladhara - medicated decoction treatment for body purification and rejuvenation
Fermented medicinal liquid prepared from cereals and vinegar is poured over the body for treating inflammation and pain. Similar to pizhichil, two therapists pour the liquid medicine and another to replenish the vessels in a rhythmic manner from a hung vessel followed with gentle massage. Most effective treatment for water retention, swelling, burning sensation all over the body, rheumatism, spinal disorders, hemiplegia, gout, paralysis, vata predominant diseases etc.


Elakkizhi - medicinal leaves and herbs treatment for body purification and rejuvenation
Ela means leaf and kizhi means linen bundle, elakkizhi ayurvedic therapeutic sweating treatment. Two therapists stand either side of the patient and lightly hitting the body with warm kizhis around 120 to 150 times a minutes along with sweeping strokes. Hitting with kizhy weighing around 300 grams allows the body to shake and vibrate, which helps to penetrate deep in to the muscles and bones and removes deep rooted toxins from the body and realigns the muscular system.

Medicinal leaves like erukku (calotropis gigantea), adalodakam (adhatoda vasica), and ummath (datura metel) moringa (oleifera), puli (tamarindus indica) nocchi (vitex negundo) etc, chopped and mixed with, lemon, grated coconut, mustard, rock salt, turmeric and other herbs. The mixture is cooked in a pan smeared with neem, sesame and mustard oil and then tied in linen bundles. Four kizhis required for the treatments, third attendant warm up the used ones with hot medicated oil and supplies them regularly during treatment. It is important that the kizhis retain a constant temperature, tolerable to the patient throughout the treatment. Treatment procedure carried out in all the seven standard positions, sitting, lying on the back, lying on the right side, lying on the left side, lying on stomach, lying on back again and sitting again.

Most effective treatment for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, numbness, joint pain and stiffness, muscle cramps, spondylitis, sports injuries, disrupted peripheral blood supply, frayed nerve endings, excessive weight, diseases due to vata disorders etc.


Podikkizhi - medicated powders and herbs treatment for body purification and rejuvenation
Podikkizhi is a treatment of therapeutic sweating for pain relief. Similar to elakkizhi in this the body is fomented thoroughly with linen bundles (kizhis) containing medicine in powder form. Horse gram, black gram, sesame seeds, and other curative ingredients are powdered and tied up in the bundles. Most effective treatment for body pain, sciatica, lumbago, stiffness, obesity, all ailments due to vitiated vata and kapha doshas etc.


Muttakkizhi - eggs and herbs treatment for body purification and rejuvenation
Muttakkizhi is a treatment of therapeutic sweating for joint weakness. Similar to elakkizhi, in this treatment the body is fomented thoroughly with linen bundles (kizhi) containing boiled egg and herbal powders as medicine. Most effective treatment for facial paralysis, muscle spasm, stiff joint, hemiplegia, spondylosis etc.


Mamsakkizhi - meat, rice and herbs treatment for body purification and rejuvenation
Mamsakkizhi is a treatment of therapeutic sweating for bones, muscles and nerves related complaints. Similar to elakkizhi, in this treatment the body is fomented thoroughly with linen bundles containing goat meat, medicated rice and herbal powders as medicine. The goat’s meat which is used for this purpose is processed with different medicine according to the condition of the patient and the disease. Most effective treatment for premature aging, weakness of muscles, bones and nerves, paralysis, arthritis, spondylitis, skin dryness etc.


Narangakkizhi - lemon and herbs treatment for body purification and rejuvenation
Narangakkizhi is a treatment of therapeutic sweating for joint pain related complaints. Similar to elakkizhi body is fomented thoroughly with linen bundles containing lemon, garlic, shatpushpa and other herbal medicine. Most effective treatment for cervical spondylosis, frozen shoulder, joint stiffness, lower back pain, rheumatic disorders etc.


Navarakkizhi - medicinal rice, milk and herbs treatment for body purification and rejuvenation
Food through skin, fomentation of the body with bolus of cooked medicinal rice, milk and herbs provides nutrition and strength to the body tissues including muscles, bones and soft tissues. This treatment deeply nourishes entire body, rejuvenate the mind and arrest aging process. Removes wrinkles over the body, gives softness to the skin, improve the muscles strength and completely re-energize the body.

Navara is a particular kind of rice known for its medicinal value is cooked in milk and herbal decoction made of kurumthotti (sida rhombifolia). Two masseurs on either side perform the fomentation process in an identical manner. The third attendant supplies warm kizhis, which are kept ready in a decoction of warm milk. When massaging is finished, all the bolus bags are opened out and the pudding remaining is taken and applied to the body of the patient and rubbed by the hands. Five minutes after the pudding sticking to the body is removed by palm leaf scrapers.

Treatment procedure carried out in all the seven standard positions, sitting, lying on the back, lying on the right side, lying on the left side, lying on stomach, lying on back again and sitting again. Suitable ayurvedic oil is applied all over the body before bath. Most effective treatment for premature aging, improves skin complexion, immunity, remove nerves disorders, chronic rheumatism, osteoarthritis, neurological disorders, numbness, emaciated limbs etc.


Snehapanam - intake of medicated ghee for detox treatment
Snehapanam is an ayurveda therapeutic procedure of oral intake of medicated ghee for internal cleansing and purification. This treatment is done as a preparation for panchakarma or purification treatments. Medicinal ghee allows the internal toxins to loose and became easier to remove through panchakarma or other purification treatments. After drinking ghee, only eat once you have deep apatite so that all ghee can be completely digested by the body. Strict diet and lifestyle followed during this detox period.

Snehapanam is done in the morning after attending to the calls of nature, on an empty stomach. After the head and abdomen areas are massaged and client sit in a chair with comfortable position, closing the eyes and warm ghee is given to drink. Dosage is increased progressively every day based on the state of health, age, body constitution and digestive capacity, starting from 25 to 150 ML in 5 to 7 days duration. Most effective treatment for digestive problems, osteoarthritis, chronic constipation, ulcer, piles, urinary disorders, psoriasis and other skin complaints, haemorrhoid etc


Kativasti - lower back pain treatment with medicated oil
Kativasti is an ayurvedic lumber-sacral rejuvenation therapy using hot medicated oil as medicine, very effective in removing all types of pain, strain, tension in lower back area. This treatment not only removes pain but also stimulates and nourishes nervous system of the spine. The client is made to lie face down on the treatment table. A rectangular reservoir made of dough which made out of whole wheat or black gram flour put in the back around the lumber-sacral area. After ensuring the reservoir is leak proof lukewarm medicated oil, which alleviates pain and strengthens the bones is slowly poured in to the reservoir and retained for about 40 to 45 minutes. The oil is recycled to keep it warm and the temperature increased gradually. After the treatment the affected area gently massaged. The client is then made to take rest for a short while. Most effective treatment for lower back pain, leg pain, stiffness lumbar spondylitis, inter vertebral disc prolapse, pain and numbness of the spine, osteoarthritis of the hip, pain in sciatic nerve etc.


Greevavasti - neck pain treatment with medicated oil
Greevavasti is an ayurvedic treatment for neck pain, stiffness, pain felt down the neck and shoulder area. Similar procedure as kativasti treatment given to neck area. Most effective treatment for stiff neck, shoulder pain cervical spondylitis, ameliorates paralysis, numbness of hands etc.


Januvasti - knee pain treatment with medicated oil
Januvasti is an ayurvedic treatment for knee pain. Similar procedure as kativasti treatment given to knee area while client is made to lie face up on the treatment table. Most effective treatment for knee pain, arthritis, swelling, cracking, degenerative conditions of the knee joint etc.


Urovasti - heart and lungs purification and rejuvenation treatment with medicated oil
Urovasti is an ayurveda purification and rejuvenating treatment for heart and lungs both are main vital part of the body. Similar procedure as kativasti, treatment given to heart and lungs area while client is made to lie face up on the treatment table. The healing properties of herbal oils enrich the blood and help the muscle and connective tissues to get stronger around the chest area. Most effective treatment for heart diseases, circularly problems, muscular chest pain, respiratory problems, asthma etc.


Shirovasti - head purification and rejuvenating treatment with medicated oil
Shirovasti is an ayurveda treatment for head related complaints especially the brain. A leather cap open at both ends is worn on the head. The inside bottom edge sealed in to position with help of the paste of black gram powder or wheat powder and tied with cloth. After ensuring leak proof the prescribed medicated oil is then warmed, poured into the cap and allowed to stand for a specified time. The oil is recycled periodically to keep it warm. Most effective treatment for diseases affecting cranial nerves, insanity, neurological complaints, alzheimer, epilepsy, burning sensation of head, headaches, insomnia, migraine, anxiety, depression, stress, neuralgia, hemicranias, dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat etc.


Netravasti / Tharpanam - eye purification and rejuvenating treatment with medicinal ghee
Netravasti is an ayurvedic treatment for purification and rejuvenation of eyes. Bathing the eyes with warm medicated ghee is to strengthen optical nerves and preventing all sorts of eye problems. Receptacles are built around the eyes with dough made out of whole wheat or black gram flour. After ensuring the receptacles is leak proof lukewarm medicated ghee is poured in over the patients closed eyes, Patient asked to open the eyes slowly. The ghee is kept in the receptacle for about 5 to 6 minutes after which it is gently removed while the patient keeps the eyes closed. Exposure to light must be avoided for some time after the treatment. Most effective treatment for glaucoma, chronic conjunctivitis, night blindness, dry eye, corneal ulcer, keep the eyes cool, relaxed etc.


Netradhara - eye cleansing treatment with medicinal decoction
Washing the eyes with medicated decoctions. Herbal decoctions gently poured in to the eyes of the client using a funnel made from jackfruit tree leaf. Herbs which are preventive and curative properties are taken to prepare the ayurveda decoction. Most effective treatment for cooling and refreshing the eye, delays cataract formation, helps in treating chronic conjunctivitis, improves eye sight etc


Thalopothichil - head cooling and rejuvenating treatment with herbal paste and oil
Thalopothichil is an ayurveda treatment of medicated paste applied on the head for cooling and various psychosomatic disorders. After completing head massage with medicated oil the client is made to sit in an easy position. Herbal paste is freshly prepared by cooking it with the buttermilk is applied over the scalp in a layer of thickness of about 0.5 to 1 centimeter, leaving a small central portion. Warm medicated oil is filled in this groove. The paste is then covered with plantain leaves and cloth leaving the groove open. This enables the medicines to penetrate faster into the brain cells. After the specific time the paste is removed and gentle head massage is given. Most effective treatment for alzheimer, epilepsy, insomnia, migraine, headache, mental illness, hyper tension, sinusitis, problems related to hair and scalp etc.


Pichu - medicated warm oil application treatment for purification and rejuvenation
Ayurveda’s alleviating treatment for ailments of the head and spine. In this treatment, a long, thick layer of cotton wool soaked with warm medicated oil is applied over the affected area. The oil is replaced periodically to keep it warm. Most effective treatment for chronic headache, insomnia, hysteria, hallucinations, pain, osteoarthritis, spondylitis, curing degenerative injuries etc


Thalam – head purification and rejuvenation treatment with herbal past
Precious medicinal paste applied on the crown of the head. Most effective treatment for insomnia, migraine, burning sensation of the scalp, weak eyesight, skin disorders and ear, nose, throat problems. Different kinds of thalam used according the nature of the illness.


Lepanam - herbal paste application treatment for pain
External application of medicated paste on any part of the body, where pain is associated with inflammatory conditions persists. The ingredients of the paste vary according to the nature of the ailment. Most effective treatment for various types of inflammatory conditions, certain skin diseases, arthritis, gout etc.


Upanaha sweda – sweating by herbal medicine application for pain and inflammation
Upanaha means to tie. In this treatment medicine paste applied uniformly with 1-2 cm thickness, covered with Jackfruit tree leaves and tied. Depends on the complaints medicine is tied from 4 to 12 hours. Mostly upanaha is done during a day, it is removed at night and if done during evening time, it is removed in the morning. Most effective treatment for osteoarthritis, joint pain, tennis elbow, vathakantakam etc.


Yoniprakshalanam - female genital cleansing treatment with medicated oil
Purification and rejuvenation treatment of female genital area. In this treatment medicated herbal oils and decoctions are applied through the vaginal route. Most effective treatment for gynaecological disorders, fungal or yeast infections, fibroids, ovarian cysts etc.


Karnapooranam - ear cleansing and rejuvenating treatment with oil
Purification and rejuvenation treatment of ears. Bathing the ears with warm medicated oil is the main procedure of this treatment. Treatment begins with a head, face neck massage and gentle ear massage, followed by a light fomentation with a towel dipped in a hot herbal liquid is done to work up a sweat around the ear. The patient is then made to lie on side. Luke warm medicated oil is gently poured in to the ear. The oil is recycled periodically to keep it warm for about 3 to 4 time. Repeat the same to the other ear. Most effective treatment for ear infections, humming of the ear, excess earwax, impaired hearing, neck pain, jaw pain, etc
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