In principle, the Ayurvedic approach to the treatments of a disease is of two types:
♦ Purification (Panchakarma)
Rejuvenation treatment is the conservative treatment by the administration of suitable drugs for subsiding or alleviating Vitiated doshas. Those diseases cured by rejuvenation treatment may recur, Purification therapy is a radical treatment for a disease which eradicates or eliminates the vitiated doshas. Thus it completely prevents the relapse of a disease.
Rejuvenation treatment is the conservative treatment by the administration of suitable drugs for subsiding or alleviating Vitiated doshas. Those diseases cured by rejuvenation treatment may recur, Purification therapy is a radical treatment for a disease which eradicates or eliminates the vitiated doshas. Thus it completely prevents the relapse of a disease. The so-called “Panchakarma Therapy” of Ayurveda also comes under Shodhana Chikitsa, which also forms the fundamental basis of Ayurveda.
The classical Panchakarma Therapy is a comprehensive method of internal purification of the body by five special types of Ayurvedic treatment procedures, namely – Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Vasti and Raktamoksha.
1. Vamana – Vomiting treatment for expelling aggravated Kapha Dosha from the body.
2. Virechana – Purgation treatment for expelling aggravated Pitha Dosha from the body.
3. Vasti - Medicated enema treatment with herbal oils and decoctions for expelling the aggravated vata dosha.
4. Nasya – Nasal Medication for the purification of Head.
5. Rekta moksha – Selective bloodletting for expelling vitiated Blood from the body.
Navara Kizhi (Bolous Massage with medicated rice)
This is one of the most popular therapies used for the purpose of rejuvenation of the body .This type of massage is due with a special type of medicated rice.This therapy endows several benefits to a healthy person as well as to the ill . “Navarakizhi” improves complexion of the skin , promote digestion and restores vigor.
Pizhichil or Oil Bath
In this type of massage therapy procedure , warm medicated oil is poured all over the body in a distinctive manner . The oil is selected after care full analysis of the person’s character , body build, digestive power etc. this is one of the best therapies for classes caused by impaired functioning of the nervous system . It also relieves general and proves the bodies immunity . This therapy contributes very much to the rejuvenation of the body and in the preservation and promotion of positive health.
In this of dhara treatment medicated butter milk is poured over the forehead In a rhythmic manner. This treatment is very efficient in psychosomatic disease like psoriasis stress and strain. It also good for chronic insomnia. Those patients suffering from Insomnia may go into sound sleep even while administrating the therapy.
Hand Massage (Oil Massage)
In ancient text of Ayurveda , it is said that a person with a view to Promote positive health and keeping illness at bay should use massage therapy every day . This type of massage will rejuvenate the body, slows down the ageing process and thus promote the longevity of the individual. It will help persons to overcome the fatigues of every day life and strengthen the body and prevent and correct disorders caused by the affection of the nervous system . It is also an excellent therapy for the promotion of digestion and metabolism.
Head is the most important organ of the body because all the senses and sense organs like eyes , nose ,ears, tongue and skin are located in it . There fore, massage over the head provides nourishment to all these sense organs and promotes their normal and natural functioning. It prevents and cures headache, hair-fall, premature graying of hair, baldness and refractive errors of the eye. It makes the hair root very strong, hairs long, soft and glossy. It promotes the complexion of the face and endows a person with sound sleep.
Herbal medicine enhances the nourishment and cleansing of Tissues, which makes glowing complexion maintain good tone and elasticity to all skin layers. It helps to hold youthful contours. Melts facial tension and boadly stress.Smoothing wrinkles and brings gentleness to the expression. Deeply nourishes and strengthens the entire body. Gives joyful excitement.