Vamanam (medical emesis)
This is one of the major treatment procedures of panchakarma. It is medical emesis with the help of certain herbs mainly for kaphaja disorders. Vamana is not done only in patients, but may also be done in normal persons for keeping them healthy, especially in Vasant ritu. It is one of the most effective ways of eliminating toxins from the body. In diseased conditiond, it is beneficial in loss of appetite, heaviness of the body, laziness, lack of interest in work, dullness, cold, corhyza etc. It is also indicated in chronic asthma etc
Virechana (medicated purgation)
The above procedure focusses on cleansing the toxins which have accumulated in the liver and gall bladder. Gastro-intestinal cleansing is also achieved through this karma. On a general note, virechana is usually performed after vamana and its duration is variable depending on the disease/type of patient. Certain medications are used in oder to direct toxins out teh body through the rectum.
Asthapana basti (decoction enema)
This procedure is similar to anuvasana basti, but the medicine is given in form of decoction and the dose of the medicine is also higher than anuvasana basti. This basi is useful in abdominal pain, distension, tumours, gout, obstructed semen, gas, or feces, enlarged scrotum, urinary stones, amenorrhea, or severe Vata disorders, pain and swelling ofjoints. It provides health to the healthy and gives strength to the tissues that are weak.
Anuvasana basti ( oil enema )
This is the administering of oil based medicines through the anal route. It is one of the major detoxifying procedures of ayurveda.It is mainly used in vata disorders which are not associated with ama. It helps in eradicating toxins from the body thus cleansing it. It is also indicated in Paralysis, Arthritis, Back ache, Constipation, Irritable bowel syndrome, Atrophic conditions of the muscles, neurological conditions, flatulence and bloating etc. It bestows Lightness of the body, oleation of the body, Improvement in the activities of the nervous system, ease of movements of the joints and reduction in pains and aches.
Nasyam (nasal medication)
Nasyam involves the administration of medicines via the nose. According to Ayurveda, the nose is the gateway leading to the head region. Thus all the medicines that are given through the nose have a direct effect on the head and the senses. Nasyam is widely used for problems of the head, eye or nervous system. A careful doctors hand is very necessary for this process as the medicines are directly inserted into the nose. The experienced doctors at the Shreenivas Ayurvedic Centre give a wonderful nasyam treatment to patients.
Jalauka avacharanam (leech application) (cost of leeches extra)
This therapy involves the application of leech in a particular part of the body. The characteristic feature of leech is it only sucks the impure blood from the body. This therapy covers a very wide range of treatment. Skin disorders, headaches, blood capillary rupture and blood accumulation are a few to mention. The moment the impure blood is sucked out the pain disappears. This appears to be very helpful in conditions like thrombosis, boils, osteoarthiritis, alopecia and psoriasis. The very experienced vaidyas at Shreenivas Ayurvedic Centre carefully carry out this process for patients.
A very typical technique used in Ayurveda is shiravedham. Here, the blood vessels are punctured to let out the impure blood. Any blood and skin related issues are usually dealt with using this therapy. This process requires a very intricate experience since the puncturing has be done very carefully. Shreenivas Ayurvedic Centre offers a very inricate methodology of shiravedham through experienced doctors.
DR. (MRS). MUKTA TRIPATHI
BAMS, BHU Varanasi
MD (Alternative medicine), Indian Board of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata CGO, HIS, Mumbai
Expertise : Panchakarma, Aroma Therapy, Gynecology, Dosha Parichay, Education And Teaching, Vasti