- Abhayangam Treatment
- Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases Treatment
- Multiple Sclerosis Management
- Njavarakzhi Treatment
- Obesity Treatment
- Osteo Arthritis Knee Joint Treatment
- Pizhichil Treatments
- Psoriasis Management
- Respiratory Allergic Diseases
- Sirodhara Treatment
- Sirovasthi Treatment
- Udvarthanam Treatment
- Vasthi Treatment
Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases Treatment
Arthritis includes Rheumatoid Arthritis and psoriatic Arthritis, which are autoimmune diseases, septic arthritis, caused by joint infection, and more common osteo arthritis and degenerative joint diseases. Arthritis can be caused from strains and injuries caused by repetitive motion, sports, over exertion and falls. In ayurveda, Arthritis can be compared with all inflammatory conditions of the joint. In this mainly involved is vata dosha along with this it vitiates other doshas as well as dhatus and causes diseases.
Multiple Sclerosis Management
Multiple sclerosis is a disease that strikes only the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord. These organs control the movements and the functions of the entire body. As the brain sends and receives signals, the spinal cord funnels them in and out to and from different parts of he body through a network of nerves.
The nerves are surrounded by insulating matter called myelin – a soft, white, fatty substance that forms a protective sheath for the nerves. The myelin sheath which develops in the first ten years of life insulates the nerve fibers and helps conduct signals through the body.
In this treatment process medicated rice (Njavara rice) in the form of boluses tied in muslin bags are applied externally. The boluses are dipped in mixture of milk and a brewed herbal decoction, and then applied all over the body to induce sudation. Njavarakizhi is carried out by two to four therapists for about 60 to 90 minutes a day for a period of 7 to 14 days. This procedure is highly rejuvenating, nourishing and prepares the individual to bear the stresses and strains of a busy lifestyle. It enhances physical consistency, strengthens the nervous system and improves the overall appearance of the skin. This treatment is largely employed in the treatment of neurological disorders, chronic rheumatism, arthritis, degenerative diseases, malnutrition of limbs and recovery from broken bones. Njavarakizhi is very effective in polio and paralysis.
Excess weight gain usually starts when individuals are aged between 20 and 40 with maximum body weight being achieved in middle age. Weight tends to stabilize when the increased metabolic demands of the body balance the energy intake. Once weight has been gained, it is very unusual to lose it spontaneously before the age of 65. If there is significant unexpected weight loss, a careful search should d be made for underlying illness.
Osteo Arthritis Knee Joint Treatment
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative wear- and-tear process occurring in joints that are impaired by congenital defect. Age, vascular insufficiency, or previous disease or injury. It is by far the commonest variety of arthritis.
It is caused by wear and tear. If a joint were never put under stress it would never become osteoarthritic. Hence the relatively lightly stressed joints of the upper limb are in general, less prone to osteoarthritis than the heavily stressed joints of the lower limb. Nearly always, however there is a predisposing cause that accelerates the wear-and -tear process. Alost any abnormal ity of a joint may be responsible indirectly for the development of osteoarthritis- often many years later. The main predisposing factors are : 1) congenital ill-development; 2) irregularity of joint surfaces from previous fracture; 3) internal derangements, such as a loose body or a torn meniscus; 4) previous disease leaving a damaged articular cartilage 5) mal-alignment of a joint from any cause 6) obesity and overweight. Age alone is not the cause of osteoarthritis through it may be associated with an impaired capacity for tissue repair after injury and this may be an indirect causative factor.
Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease characterized by reduced bone mass, and increase risk of fracture. It is clinically proved in our experience, that patients underwent Ayurvedic treatment for osteoporosis have increased their bone mineral density considerably. Patients at the age of 40-60 years and with a moderate degree of osteoporosis got upto 90% result. Patients aged above 60-70 with moderate osteoporosis got upto 70% result. According to Ayurveda osteoporosis can be compared with srothodushti of Asthidhatu caused by vatakshaya. Srothodushti is nothing but improper transmission of nutrients between the tissues i.e., bone tissues. In Ayurveda it can be managed effectively.
The patient would be examined by the doctor and the oil to be used would be prescribed. The oil would be slightly heated. A clean cloth bundle would be kept ready.
The patient would be made to lie down in a wooden container which is the size of the average human body. The bundle of cloth would be dipped into the heated oil and then squeezed slowly. Then the experienced masseur would knead the bundle all over the body of the patient. It would be done slowly so that the oil may spread equally with the same amount of heat and then briskly. The patients head should not sweat during this pizhicil treatment.
This Pizhicil / Squeezing treatment would generally lasts for a period of 7 to 21 days for about 60 to 90 minutes per day. The patient is guided to follow a certain routine for these days to obtain maximum benefit from the pizhicil treatment. This Pizhicil treatment is very useful for rheumatic diseases like arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, paralysis ,sexual weakness, nervous weakness and nervous disorders etc
Psoriasis is a chronic non-infectious, inflammatory disease of the skin, characterized by well-defined erythematous plaques bearing large, adherent silvery scales. The cause remains unknown. There is often a genetic predisposition and the disease is sometimes triggered by an outside factor
sira' means head and 'dhara' is the continues flow. This treatment is a continuous flow of oil on the body of the patient. Sirodhara is a cold massage. Dhara uses oils as well as some concoctions. Sirodhara is carried out, by using a pot having a yarn wick fitted into the hole. This pot would be hanged over the wooden vessel in which the patient is lying. The medications would be poured into the pot and the liquid would be gradually trickled onto the head. The herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk etc., form the portions of medications and it would be carried out for about 40 minutes in a day for a period of 7 to 21 days. This treatment is very effective for people suffering with insomnia, loss of memory, head aches, mental tension and certain skin diseases.
Certain lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head and held or 15 to 60 minutes per day according to the patients conditions for a period of 7 days. This treatment is highly effective for facial paralysis, dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe head aches and other diseases of the head.
This treatment is otherwise known as powder massage. This is found very effective in obesity hemiplegia, paralysis, skin diseases, impaired circulation etc. and similar kapha predominant diseases. In this procedure certain special herbal powders are applied by 2 therapist in a peculiar way on the body for about 30 to 40 minute daily for a period of 14 to 28 days.
Otherwise known as "medical enema" vasthi is a therapeutic procedure in which certain herbal oils, herbal extracts etc., are applied through the rectum daily for a period of 5 to 25 days. This treatment is effective for arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, numbness, gastric complaints, rheumatism and chronic constipation.
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