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Abhyanga Snana is part of the purvakarma or preparatory measure of Panchakarma treatment in Ayurveda. It is an ancient oleation therapy, traditionally given by two therapists, who work in tandem, ...
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Abhyanga Snana is part of the purvakarma or preparatory measure of Panchakarma treatment in Ayurveda. It is an ancient oleation therapy, traditionally given by two therapists, who work in tandem, ...
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Treating the eyes by applying medicated oil is known as Akshi Tarpana or Netra Vasthi in Ayurveda. The patient is made to lie on his/her back on the droni and a tank of flour paste, is made around ...
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Avagaha sweda, a part of Purva Karma treatment prior to Panchakarma, is a form of sudation or sweating. In ailments like hernia, painful urination, rheumatism and certain other diseases due to ...
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Dhanyamladhara literally means a ‘dhara’ or pouring of a medicinal liquid called Dhanyamlam over the patient’s body. Cereals with highly nutritious starch content like Navara rice ...
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Patram or ila means leaves of plants. Patrasweda is a sudation treatment with herbal leaves. The procedure involves fomentation of the affected region using a fist sized bundle of linen filled with ...
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Kati is middle part of the body. In Kativasti, a tank is made on the lower back of the patient with black gram paste and medicated oil is poured into it and allowed to remain for sometime. Then it is ...
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Karnapoorana literally means filling the ears. The patient is made to lie on one side. The ear lobes are gently massaged with oil as in purvakarma. Lukewarm, purified medicated oil is gently poured ...
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Sarvangadhara is dhara (streaming) over the whole body and part of the Purvakarma therapies help loosen up the toxins prior to the main course of treatment. Milk, especially cow’s milk is the ...
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Lepana is the external application of medicated paste on the body where pain associated with inflammatory condition persists. The ingredients of the paste vary according to the nature of the ...
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Once the Purvakarma or preparatory therapies are over, the patient undergoes Panchakarma or Pradhankarma. Through this, the toxins which have been brought to the gastro-intestinal tract are ...
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Navarakkizhi, Kerala’s unique contribution to Ayurveda, is a fomentation of the body with bolus of cooked rice. Shastika or navara is a particular kind of rice known for its nutritional ...
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Pouring extracts of certain herbs in a small stream over the eyes is netra dhara or akshi tharpana, a part of Purvakarma therapy. Normally a funnel with leaves of jack tree is used for netradhara. ...
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Pichu is a palliative treatment for ailments of the head. A long piece of cloth (pichu) folded thickly and broader than the forehead is fixed around the head just above the ear level. A hole nearly ...
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Pizhichil, which literally means squeezing, is a unique contribution of the Kerala tradition of Ayurveda. Here, cloth dipped in warm medicated oil is squeezed over the patient’s body. The ...
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