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Authentic Panchakarama protocol

Panchakarma / Therapies Involved

Therapies involved in Panchakarma Treatments

(It is important to notice that if Detox treatments are not done then only massage is not called as panchakarma, massage treatments are supportive therapies for panchakarma procedures)

Abhyanga

This is a special type of oil massage in which hand strokes are made according to the disease. It enhances blood flow and is usually given as pre-procedure to many therapies as well as a separate therapy in itself.

Obesity, rheumatism.

blood pressure.

Obesity, rheumatism.

Spondylitis, weakness.

Stress and Strain.

Relaxation, Vigor & Vitality.

Pizhichil

Slow stream of warm medicated oil applied/poured all over the body along with gentle massage. The time duration is generally 45-60 minutes per session.

Rheumatic disease, arthritis.

Spondylitis, Paralysis & Hemiplegia,

Paraplegia, Sexual weakness,

Nervous weakness & other diseases.

Shirodhara

In this procedure, herbal oils, medicated buttermilk or milk or decoction etc are poured slowly on the forehead. The time duration is 20-45 minutes.

Insomnia, mental tension.

Headache & Migraine.

Sinusitis, certain skin diseases.

Stress & strain, Depression, Hair care etc.

Navarkizhi

n this process, the whole body or any specific part there of, is made to perspire by the external application of certain medicated milk puddings tied up in the form of boluses. The time duration is 45-60min.

Emaciation of limbs

Skin diseases.

Rheumatic complaints etc.

Creating Healthier Lives

This is a typical massage with herbal powders useful for burning fat under the skin. It helps to lose weight, exfoliates dead skin. The time duration is 30-50min.

Obesity.

Hemiplegia

Paralysis

Skin Ailments

Impaired Blood Circulation.

Shirobasti

Lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head and stagnated for a prescribed time according to patient’s condition. The time duration is 30-45minutes.

Facial Paralysis, dryness of nostrils.

Mouth & Throat.

Severe headaches.

burning sensation of head & other Vata-borne Diseases.

Hairfall, Thinning.

Greying of Hair etc.

Kati Vasti

For this, specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back within herbal paste boundary. The time duration is 20-30min per session

All types of back pain & spinal pain

Slip disc

All types of back pain & spinal pain

Sciatica

Spondylitis etc.

Thala Dharan

Special powder mixed with oil is applied on top of the head. The time duration is 30min per session

Migraine

Facial paralysis

Heat stroke

High Blood Pressure etc.

Karnapoorana

This therapy consumes 15-20 minutes. It involves filling the ears with medicated oil to drain, wash the ear.

Dry nose/ears,

Ear ache

Ear wax.

Tinnitus.

Tingling sensation in the ears etc.

Akshitarpan/Netratarpan

It is a cleansing process for the eyes, which gives a cooling effect to the eyes, prevents eye diseases and strengthens optic nerve, also improves eyesight. This procedure takes 15-25 minutes.

Eyestrain due to TV, computer, pollution, tired eyes, watering of eyes, dimness of vision at night.

It helps in preventing early formations of cataract.

Mukhalepam

In this procedure, herbal paste is applied to the face for the treatment of wrinkles, dry or oily skin, blemishes, acne etc.
Hrid Basti/Uro basti- It is a unique treatment for heart and chest diseases. In this medicated oil, ghrit or decoction of herbs is placed into the rim of urad flour.

For respiratory problems.

Useful for Angina & Asthma

Useful for strengthening of heart,

Janu Basti

In this treatment, medicated oils, ghrit is placed into the rim of urad flour made at the knee joint.

Osteoarthritis,

Rheumatoid Arthritis,

Gout etc.