Traditional treatments in Ayurveda - Kerala style | Dr franklin's Ayurveda Center

 

There are many Ayurveda treatments traditionally developed and practiced in Kerala where the art of healing preserved with all its precious sanctity and wisdom. They include,

1.Pizhichil
This treatment is used for diseases like arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, paralysis, sexual weakness, nervous weakness and nervous disorders. Treatment- In this 2-4 trained therapists are there for applying lukewarm herbal oils all over the body in special rhythmic way.
Time Period: the treatment is done continuously for about 60 to 90 minutes.

2. Njavarakkizhi
It is the treatment for rheumatism, emaciation of limbs, joints pain, high blood pressure and skin diseases.
 
Treatment- In this process whole body or specific part of body is  applied certain medicinal puddings in external form. Time Period -it is applied for about 60 - 90 minutes.

3. Shirodhara
Sira is head. Dhara is continuous Dripping of liquid. Treatment - In this treatment herbal oils, medicated butter milk and milk are poured in a special process on forehead.
Time Period : It is done for about 40 minutes. It is done for treatment of insomnia, short term memory loss, certain skin diseases, headaches and mental illness.

4.Shirovasthi
This treatment is effective for paralysis, nostrils Dryness, throat ,mouth and head diseases.
Treatment- specially prepared lukewarm oils are poured in a cap fitted on the head .
Time Period : It is held for 15 to 60 minutes according to the conditions of patient.

5. Udvarthanam
Udvarthanam is known to be as powder massage. It is highly effective in the paralysis, hemiplegia, impaired circulation,obesity, skin diseases etc. Treatment- here two therapists apply special herbal powder on body
Time Period : It is done for about 30 to 40 minutes.

6. Abhyangam
This treatment is beneficial in obesity, loss of skin lustre, sleeplessness and fatigue.
Treatment- it is a type of oil massage. Circulatory strokes are given during the treatment.
Time Period : It is done for 45 minutes.

7. Kizhi
It is a special massage, herbal steam bath treatment. This is used for improving vigour and vitality.
Treatment- In this, herbal leaves made into bolus are dipped in warm medicated oils and applied on body or a specified part.
 
8. Snehapanam
Snehapanam means intake of medicated oils orally.
Treatment -It is done as a preparatory process for purification of the body. In it oils are given internally in increasing quantity.

9.Yoniprakshalanam
It is a genital organ purification process.
Treatment - herbal oils are applied through vaginal root. This is useful for gynaecological disorders.

10. Lepanam
This treatment is used for various types of skin diseases, gout, arthritis etc.
Treatment - medicated herbal pastes are applied on the affected part.

11. Gandoosham
Involves filling and keeping of medicated oil or decoction in the mouth
 

Please note that the time and duration of the treatments are variable according to the

patient and are usually fixed by the physician.