Panchakarma is the five-fold purification therapy, which is a special form of treatment in Ayurveda consisting of vamanam, virechanam, nasyam, sneha vasti and kashaya vasti. This Detox procedure is indicated for the healthy as well as for the diseased for eliminating toxins from the body. The speciality of Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Centre is that it does Panchakarma in its own classical way. It is acknowledged as an excellent method to maintain health and to slow down premature aging.
1 – Poorvakarma (Preparation of the body for Panchakarma) Abhyangam (Massage), Elakizhi (Herbal leaves bolus massage), Podikizhi (Herbal powder bolus massage), Steam bath are the procedures done to prepare body. .
2 – Pradhanakarma (Purification Procedure ) Vamana (Therapeutic emesis) Virechana (Purgation ) Nasyam (Nasal Treatment) Kashaya Vasthy (Enema prepared with herbal decoctions ) and Sneha Vasthy (Oil enema)
3 – Paschath Karma (Rejuvenation Therapy) Njavara Kizhi(Rice bolus Massage) Pizhichil (Oil bath) etc. are the procedures usually done.
The term “Abhyanga” means oil massage. Here in Nagarjuna we do “Abhyanga” as a pre-process of Panchakarma. Two expert therapists perform the “Abhyanga” in a synchronised and systematic way. Massage improves metabolism which leads to better tissue respiration, increases circulation, causing the body to flush out its waste products more efficiently. “Abhyanga” improves concentration, intelligence, confidence, and youthfulness. It helps in alleviating Vata troubles. It provides comfort to the eyes, sound sleep, tones up the body, Improves flexibility, softness and firmness of the skin and provides long life. It is the most ancient method used to remove muscular fatigue and pain. The massage is done in a special wooden table called “Dhroni”. The wooden “Dhroni” are made from trees like Neem or Nuxvomica or trees which has similar medicinal properties.
Pizhichil is a unique treatment emerged in Kerala, which was developed from ancient classical treatment called “Kayadhara”. In Pizhichil lukewarm medicated herbal oil is poured all over the body. Trained therapists do it in a special rhythmic way continuously for about 45-60 minutes every day.It should be done as a course of 7 days minimum. This treatment is very effective in Rheumatic diseases like arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, nervous weakness and nervous disorders.
It is the most rejuvenating treatment in which the whole body massage is given with bolus of Njavara. Njavara is special variety of rice. It is cooked in medicinal decoction with milk in to a pudding which is made to boluses tied up in muslin bag. This procedure is done by trained therapists for about 45 to 60 minutes. Njavara Kizhi works on deep tissues and improves neurological and joint functions. Njavara Theppu – Application of the same as a paste all over the body is a variation of this treatment and has cosmetic effect on the skin to improve the lustre and complex.
In this process, herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk etc., are poured on the forehead in a particular method using a special pot for about 45 minutes a day. This treatment is effective for diseases of the head and neck, insomnia, impaired memory, spondylitis, paraplegia, fatigue and lack of vitality. This treatment also stimulates nerves, reduces stiffness and is proven to be effective for rheumatoid arthritis and other auto immune diseases.
Medicated lukewarm herbal oil is poured into a cap fitted on the head and kept for 15 to 60 minutes per day according to the patient’s conditions. This treatment is highly effective for facial paralysis, Migraine, dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches and other Vata- related diseases. Also effective for the loss of tactile sense, facial paralysis, speech difficulties, insomnia and nervous disorders. Also prescribed for other diseases of the head, eyes, ears and nose.
In this process specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back with a tank prepared with herbal powder paste. This treatment lasts for 30-45 minutes. Specifically for low back pain, lumbago and degenerative vertebral diseases, disc prolapse Etc.
Small bags containing Herbal leaves are applied to the whole body in boluses heated with hot medicated oils for 45 minutes per day. This treatment is for Osteo arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Spondylosis, sports injuries etc.
Nasyam is the treatment of nasal application of herbal oil or juices. A purification method meant for eliminating vitiated doshas in the head and neck. Nasyam is also effective for paralytic and mental disorders.
Today’s circumstances related to life style is of unhealthy food habits, use of hormones and steroids, adulteration of food stuffs, mindless use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The vital components for embryo formation, such as sperm and ovum are essentially cells. These cells, for the reasons mentioned above, are polluted, with the result that their effective way of functioning has been tampered with – leading to the probable birth of a progeny with weak genetics.
Clinically the three humours (Tridosha) and the seven elementary substances (Sapta dhatus) get tampered. If the offspring that is born has to be of a high standard, physically, mentally and intellectually, the source from it is born must be pure. In other words, Semen and Ovum must be without any blemish, the mind ought to be pure and the intellect must be endorsed with purpose and scientific logic.
It is in this context that the cleansing and purification process in Ayurveda achieves paramount importance. Cleansing regimen or therapy purifies every cell, source and m… more
Rejuvenation for healthy life
Emotional pressures & metabolic toxins
Many times the pressures of living situation force us to behave in a certain way to aggression and suppression of our emotional feelings. The body secretions become excess or inadequate, leading to abnormalities in the effective metabolism. Metabolism (ability to transform and convert ) is the process by which the food we eat is digested and converted to energy in cells through many stages. When metabolism is impaired, the food you eat doesn’t convert to the body element (Dathu) and become the final energy (Ojjas) in your cells. Then what does it become? It forms deficient cells and accumulates toxins in the cells that blocks the micro channels in your body. This affects the physiological functions and cause diseases.
The same problems occur due to improper food and life style. Food habits including contradictory elements taken at improper times and lack of physical exercise, all contribute to poor digestion leading to accumulation of toxins in our cells
Ayurvedic Approach to optimizing health
Ayurveda assigns prime importance to prevention rather than just curing diseases. Proper care of health through daily regimens (Dinacharya) and seasonal regimens (Ritucharya) has tremendous value in keeping your metabolic systems in best condition.
Ayurveda treats each individual as a special living being with whole of physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual qualities. Accordingly the diagnosis of diseases is also very specific. The solutions are person specific. Problems that have cumulated over years can be eliminated in a short time by few weeks of treatment. As a result of the care, your digestion and absorption, metabolism and circulation improves and the self-healing property of your body becomes optimal.
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Rejuvenation program leads to correction of metabolic strength resulting in healthy mind, body, intellect and spirit. It helps you to evolve as a balanced mature individual. It is always advisable to undergo this care by both husband and wife together so that corrections could be attained simultaneously. The learning programs will help both to understand each other better. It helps to guide and support each other at all times.
The promotive treatment is to attain longevity and freedom from disorders by optimizing the strength of physique and sense organs. This treatment has tremendous scope in arresting the process of aging and building up immunity against diseases like Cancer and many other degenerate conditions. Rasayana Chikitsa known in the classics as ‘Vatatapikam’ and ‘Kutipravesika’ for complete rejuvenation is undertaken only after detailed discussion with the Physician.