As the anatomical structure of different parts of the body is different, oil may have to be applied differently according to its structure. Secondly depending upon the degree of snehana effect desired in an individual patient, one may have to adopt different forms of oil application in order to get maximum effect. Following is the list of different forms of external application of oil to different parts of the body.
The word snehana simply refers to imparting greasiness. The therapeutic procedure by which greasiness is imparted to the body using different kinds of fat is called as snehana. Certain forms of fats like oil, ghee or animal body fat are administered internally or applied externally to add oiliness to the body. Internal administration means oral, rectal or other roots of administration where the fat is given to inside of the body. External administration refers to the application of fat on to the skin and may be followed by massage. Snehana is one among the shadupakrama, and is advocated as unique therapeutic procedures in a variety of diseases. Snehana is also performed as preparation of the client prior to the administration of shodhana procedures. In such situations, where the snehana is carried out as a part of shodhana procedure it is referred by the name purvakarma.
Avagaha Sveda Therapy
The Sanskrit word avagaha means to dip. Induction of perspiration by keeping the body parts or the body up to about 12 cm above the umbilicus immersed in a decoction is called as avagaha sveda. The bath tub filled with an herbal decoction or medicated oil is used for immersing the body up to 12cm above the umbilicus. Heat is applied to the body by way of warm decoction inducing perspiration, to get all the benefits of the svedana treatment. In addition to this, the herbs used in the preparation of decoction gets absorbed into the body, through the dermis and show beneficial pharmacological actions. Therefore depending upon the therapeutic effects desired, different herbs may be used in the preparation of the decoctions.
Inducing perspiration by applying the warm paste of rice is referred as annalepana. The whole body below the neck or a portion of the body may be conveniently subjected to the svedana therapy by this procedure, and this belongs to the category of agnisveda, as well as snigdha sveda. In this procedure the rice that grows in 60 days is preferred for carrying out the treatment. This is an easy and effective procedure of svedana and is ideal for healthy persons, in children and also in clients suffering from illness due to morbid vata dosha.
RESTRICTION PERIOD OF PANCHKARMA
Following are the restrictions of Panchakarma for better therapeutic results.
Soon after the administration of any Panchakarma procedure, it is essential to follow up with samsarjana krama. This follow up procedures of seven days in case of vamana and virechana karma or double the duration of course of basti karma, helps in the restoration of the optimum functioning of the digestive system as well as regaining of physical strength. In addition to this certain dietary and behavioral restriction have to be strictly followed that helps in the early recovery. This duration following the Panchakarma procedure, during which the client has to follow certain restrictions is referred as pariharya kala meaning period of avoidance. Eight major factors are enumerated for avoidance and are collectively named as ashta-mahadoshakara-bhava. This word ashta mahadosha-kara-bhava simply means eight major incriminatory factors. So to say, proper administration of the Panchakarma followed by observation of samsarjana krama and avoidance of ashta-mahadoshakara-bhava during the pariharya kala provides complete recovery of the client as well as desired effect of the shodhana procedures. Further, the assessment of the complete recovery of the client following any of the Panchakarma procedures is done on the basis of the appearance of the following symptoms.
COURSE OF PANCHAKARMA
In patients suffering from bahudoshavastha, or even in healthy persons to negate the deleterious influence of different seasons, all the shodhana procedures may have to be carried out in a single client. But all these shodhana procedures can not be administered simultaneously, rather carried out sequentially one after the other. Each shodhana procedure includes unique purvakarma, pradhanakarma and pashchatkarma and it requires certain duration for completion. Thus the whole course of Panchakarma, involving all the procedures carried out in a sequential order of vamana, virechana, basti and nasya karma, takes about 129 days for completion. The same is elaborated in following lines.
Why?Whom?When Panchkarma should be done.
- PANCHAKARMA IN PHYSICALLY STRONG
Though the eliminatory procedures are said to be the radical approach in the treatment of any disease, it can not be performed in each and every patient. These procedures belonging to the category of apatarpana treatment tend to cause significant strain to the body. Hence is only indicated in physically strong persons. If for any reason the person to be treated is physically weak, then the shodhana therapy is contraindicated all together. In such situations, the different palliative procedures are the only options left to treat the patient irrespective of the severity of the illness as well as the amount of dosha vitiation.
PANCHAKARMA IN BAHU-DOSHAVASTHA
PANCHAKARMA IN BAHU-DOSHAVASTHA
Imbalance of dosha and its accumulation in the body is said to be the basic pathology of the disease process in general. Medicines may be given to pacify this kind of pathology. Or else accumulated dosha may be expelled out from the body by subjecting to eliminatory procedures. If the imbalance is pacified, later on depending upon the exposure to predisposing factors, there is every risk of recurrence of the illness. Contrary to this if the patient is treated by expelling the accumulation of the dosha, there is minimal or no risk of the recurrence. Therefore these eliminatory procedures, popularly known by the name panchakarma have an edge over any other medical management that pacifies the pathological accumulation of the dosha. To be more precise, oral medication or similar other therapies form the palliative treatment, and the employment of panchakarma will be the radical approach in this regard. So to say Panchakarma procedures are always preferred.
Shirodhara TherapyShirodhara oil treatment came out of the pages of ancient Ayurvedic manuscripts. Treatment of ailments with the use of medicinal oils goes 5000 years back, and to this day, it helps bring the body, the mind, the soul and its senses together on one even plane. The healing science of Ayurveda is holistic in nature. Every treatment is multi-directional but while they go out to treat different conditions. They aim to unify the psyche with the mortal shell. Shirodhara is available at Parijatak Ayurveda, a renowned Ayurveda clinic in the city.
What Is Shirodhara?
You can’t have read about Ayurvedic treatments. And not come across the mention of Shirodhara at least once in the source. Shirodhara in Sanskrit means “head-flow”. It is done by dropping aromatic oil constantly on the forehead of the patients, particularly at the point of the third eye which is the epicenter of human consciousness. The flow of oil at this point arouses a blissful sensation that travels through the entire body relaxing the muscles and the mind.
Benefits of Shirodhara Therapy
This luxuriant medicinal oil treatment is used for its rejuvenating property. Known to calm down the nerves almost instantaneously. This oil spreads a soothing warmth through the muscles setting the tension free. There is a scientific analysis of how the treatment works to relax the physical and mental being. The dripping of oil on the third eye stimulates secretion from the endocrine systems of pineal and pituitary glands. While the pituitary secretion causes mild sleepiness, the pineal secretion balances the circadian rhythm.
Together, the user experiences a heightened sense of awareness but in a reverie. The treatment of Shirodhara in Nagpur leaves behind a longstanding feeling of calmness inside the mind. It revokes the occupancy of unnecessary thoughts and unloads the brain tentatively.There is a scientific analysis of how the treatment works to relax the physical and mental being.
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Pizhichil Therapy is one among the rare and special treatments of Kerala. In this treatment, lukewarm herbal oils are applied all over the body by two to four trained therapists in a special rhythmic way, continuously for about 45 to 60 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 21 days. Word Pizhichil in the Malayalam language literally means “ squeezing”. Here the whole body is bathed in streams of lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage. This treatment is done on a special table made from a single piece of strychnosNuxvomica wood. This treatment is very useful for rheumatic diseases like arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, paralysis-agitanus, sexual weakness, nervous weakness and nervous disorders etc.Kayaseka is warmed oil ( medicated ) is poured all over the body / specific part in a peculiar rhythmic manner for a specific time.