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Kerala Ayurveda

   

Kerala - Ayurveda
 
Kerala, the Land of Ayurveda

  Therapeutic Programmes of Ayurveda
Ever amidst scientific advancements, Ayurveda has remained the final refuge for many chronic illnesses. From nagging headaches, spondilitis and rheumatism to leukemia, paraysis and insanity.

Treatment for chornic headaches, insomnia, mental tension and cases of hysteria, hallucination and insanity (Dhara) :- Herbal oils, medicated milk or butter milk and decoctions are poured on the forehead / whole body in a special manner. Variation include Oordhwanga Dhara (good for iseases of the eyes, ears, and skin), Takra Dhara ( for those suffering from memory loss, severe headache or insanity) and Sarvanga Dhara ( both head and body ).

Treatment to alleviate osteoarthritis, leukemia etc. (Snehapanam):- Medicated ghee is given internally in a graually increased quantity for specific periods.
Treatment for dryness of nostrils, mouth, and throat, serve headaches facial paralysis and burning sensation in head (Sirovasthi) :- Lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a leather cap fitted on the head for specific duration as per physician 's recommendation.
Treatment for spondilosis, rheumatic diseases like arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, nervous, weakness and nervous disorders (Pizhichil) :- Lukewarm herbal oil is applied with fresh linen all oer the body by trained massures in a rhythmic manner of a period of 1 to 1 1/2 hrs daily for 7 to 21 days.
Treatment for diseases like hemiplegia, paralysis, obesity and certain rheumatic ailments (Udvartnanam) :- Therapeutic massage with herbal powders.

Treatment for musculo-skeletal ailment due to trauma or accident (Marma Chikitsa):- Treatment that works on the extremely sensitive vital points of the body ( 107 marmas).

Treatment for nasal ailment (Nasyam):- Inhalation of medicated herbal preparationn\s, decoction oils ghee to eliminate the morbid fators from the head and neck area.
Treatment for ear ailments (Karnapooranam) :- Medicated oils are applied to the ear for 5 to 10 minutes daily to clean as well as treat specific ailments.
Preventing cataract and strengthening vision (Tharpanam):- A treatment for the eyes, effective in preventing cataract and strengthening the optive nerve.
Treatment for wasting of muscles, rheumation, sports injuries, pain in the joints,emication of the body or part of the body and certain kinds of skin diseases (Njavarakizhi):- The whole body is made to perspire by the external application of medicated rice packas in the form of boluses tied in muslin bags.