Pancha Karma (5 Therapies)

Pada Dhara/Pada Tala Taila Tarpanam

In case of Pada Dhara/Pada Tala Taila Tarpanam medicated oil is poured to the feet of the patient, especially in the Sole. Procedure:- Medicated oil should be taken and it should be made warm by keeping in fire source. Patient is asked to lie down in the Taila Dhroni/ Massage table in supine position. This lukewarm oil is...

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...

Nadi Sweda

In Nadi Sweda, fomentation is done by directing steam coming through a hollow tube to Patients body. Procedure:- Patient should be anointed and made to sit in a stool A pressure cooker is taken and is added with some drugs and sufficient quantity of water. The Drugs taken are according to the disease condition of the patient. Vata...

Pizhichil/Kayaseka

In Pizhichil or Kayaseka patient is made to foment by pouring warm oil over patients body squeezing a small cloth piece dipped in warm oil with massuer’s hand fist over the patient’s body.   This therapy is a beautiful combination of two classical Ayurvedic treatments, Snehana (oleation) and Swedana (sudation) and is highly effective in Neurological...

Dhanyamla Dhara

In case of Dhanyamla Dhara, fomentation is induced by Pouring warm Dhanyamla over Patients body using a Undini or Kindi. In Classics Charaka opines that Seka with Amla Drava is good to treat Vata – Kapha Pradhana Vata-Rakta(Gouty Arthritis). Indications:- Amavata, Ankolyzing Spondilitis, Obesity.   It acts best in Vata Borne disease like Paralysis, Hemiplegia, Apatantraka, Antarayama, Bahyayama....

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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