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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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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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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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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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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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Ayurveda, the age-old healthcare system of Kerala is integral to the lifestyle of the people of Kerala. The monsoon rainy season in Kerala is considered the best period to undergo Ayurveda therapies; ...
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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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Covering of the head with medicinal paste in Purvakarma in Panchakarma therapy is known as talapotichil in Ayurveda terminology. This is an important treatment for many minor and major diseases ...
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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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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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Podikkizhi is a therapy in which the body of the patient is fomented with linen bags containing a mixture of horse gram, black gram, gingelly seeds and other vital ingredients in powdered form. The ...
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Shirovasti or therapeutic enema on head is one of the major external oil therapies for vata related ailments of the head. A leather cap open at both ends is worn on the head. The prescribed medicated ...
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Urovasti is administered on the ‘uras’ or the chest for treating pain in the sternum. Like in Kativasti, a small tank of black gram paste is made on the chest. Oil is poured into it and ...
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Upanahaswedam or poultice is a purvakarma in Panchakarma therapy in Ayurveda. It is the local application of medicated paste to cure pain and swelling. A herbal medical mixture is applied hot over ...
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