Shodhana means sto purifys. This is the most important Ayurveda therapy where the primary focus is on eliminating the toxins from the body. It is an internal purification process. Purification helps in healing the disease and prevents its recurrence. It helps in maintaining the healthy state of our body. It is a time consuming and slow process but the benefits are more when compared to other methods of treatment. It helps in maintaining the equilibrium of the three doshas within the body. The treatment method consists of 3 stages
Purva karma comprises Paachana or enhancing digestive power, Snehana or Oileation and Swedana or Fomentation.
Shodhana Treatment is also sometimes referred to as Panchakarma which constitutes the main line of treatment. It constitutes the following procedures.
Vamana or Induced Therapeutic Vomiting is used to eliminate the kapha accumulated within the body. This kapha is the sole cause for recurrent attacks of bronchitis, colds, coughs or asthma.
It is used to alleviate Vatha predominant disorders like arthritis, headaches, muscle spasms and neurological disorders. Paschath Karma involves Sansarjan Karma commonly known as specific dietetics, Dhumapana or inhalation of medicated fumes.
Thus Shodhana Chikitsa or ShodhanaTherapy is a time consuming process but the overall results are quite impressive. It helps in elimination of toxins, improved digestion and absorption, restoring dosha equilibrium, increasing blood flow and strengthening immunity. It helps in eradication of any disease from its roots which form the true essence of Ayurveda.
Dr. R.S. Roy, the chief physician and M.D. of Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre, Tripunithura belongs to a family having rich heritage of Ayurveda. Dr. R.S. Roy’s Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre was started as Amrita Pharmacy at Kundara, Kollam in 1990. Following this, in 1996, his next venture began near Kinar junction, Tripunithura, where he concentrated on the treatment of skin and allergic diseases. In 2002, Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre was established at Tripunithura with a full set up of in-patient treatment facilities.
Amrita has Branches at Kollam,Guruvayoor,Kozhikode and Changanassery
After acquiring BAMS degree from the renowned Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College Ollur, Dr. R.S. Roy underwent training and practice under Ayurveda Acharya, late Sri. K. Kunjuraman Vaidyar, Pourasthya Pharmacy, Anchalummoodu, Kollam, which paved the way for success in his career. Dr. Roy dedicated his effort as a doctor in the field of Dermatology as he could acquire knowledge about Ayurveda from his very boyhood from his grandmother, who was a practitioner of ‘Visha Chikitsa’.
Besides the general ayurvedic practice Dr. Roy focused on the Ayurveda treatment of vitiligo, psoriasis and other chronic skin/allergic diseases and has been bestowed with many awards for his excellence in Ayurvedic dermatology.