Pancha Karma (5 Therapies)

Pizhinnu Tadaval

It is a type of Pizhichil or Kayaseka and the procedure is almost similar to that of Pizhichil but here more importance is given for Tadaval or massage rather than pouring of warm Oil  - Hence in this procedure only small quantity of Oil is used. In Pizhinnu Tadaval there is a break after each...

Dhanya Potali Sweda

  Dhanya means Seeds of medicinal plants. Pinda or Potali means a bolus. Sweda means Fomentation or sudation. So it literally means that in this procedure Swedana or Fomentation is made with the help of a Potali(Bolus) containing Seeds of medicinal plants especially Corns and Pulses, that is heated with Medicated Oil is applied over Patients...

Kshira Dhuma

In case of Ksheera Dhuma fomentation is done by directing milk vapour steam to patient’s body.   Indications:- Facial Palsy, Cervical Disk Prolapse and other disorders, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Mastoiditis, Osteo Arthritis of Jaw, Hanugraha, Manyagraha, Avabahuka(Frozen shoulder), Viswachi.   Procedure:-   Patient’s body should be anointed using medicated oil in Vertex, Face, Neck and Shoulder, massage is done in upward...

Ghati Yantra Raktamokshana

Ghati means Pot and in this procedure bloodletting is done by keeping a Pot with burning candle over the pricked body region. Indications:- Kapha – Vata Dushta Rakta   Procedure:- Pracchana(Pricking) should be done at the region where blood letting should be done. The Ghati Yantra(Pot) with a burning candle is kept over the pricked region. This Ghatu Yantra is kept...

Mardana and Unmardana

  According to Ayurveda, just before doing Panchakarma – Patient should be undergone some of the Purvaroopa’s that is preparatory procedures. Under this we can include 4 such preparatory procedures:- Deepana Pachana Snehana Swedana These procedures makes the patient ready to undergo the 5 Therapeutic procedures collectively called as Panchakarma Now for the question that how these preparatory treatment acts and...

Bashpa Sweda

In case of Bashpa Sweda patient sitting in a closed Steam Cabin (Bashpa Swedana Yantra) is made to foment by passing vapour steam through an inlet of the steam chamber. Rather than any other Swedana(Fomentation) measures, this method causes profuse sweating.   Indications:- Sciatica, Paralysis, Trikagata Vata, Mamsagata Vata. Procedure:- Patient’s body should be anointed with medicated oil. The...

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