Hijama can be performed almost anywhere on the body, often at the site of an ache or pain in order to ease or alleviate it. A more conservative approach warns against overuse of cupping and suggests that six optimal points on the body are all that is required to "clean" the entire cardiovascular system. The location is first shaved, if necessary, to ensure a tight seal with the cup. The mouth of a cup (metal, glass and plastic cups are generally used, although traditionally...
Podikkizhi is also known as Churnasweda is sudation process best for ailments due to Vata and Kapha disorders. In this treatment, a linen bag filled with Churna is periodically dipped in a herbal decoction and used for fomentation.
In this procedure, specified sand is heated and tied into a bolus using a muslin cloth and is used to apply heat to the body. While the other swedana (sudation) processes may involve oil, this is done without oil.
Here, specially prepared leaves of medicinal plants are tied into bolus using a muslin cloth, heated and used to give sedation. It's useful in conditions like hemiplegia, sciatica, low backache, osteoarthritis etc.
This is a very nourishing procedure, which involves sedation using bolus made of specially cooked rice. Though heat is applied, it actually cools the body and helps in tissue replenishment. It is given especially after a series of other procedures, to remove fatigue.
Another form of ayurvedic massage therapy is Uzhichil. In panchakarma, Uzhichil is the most helpful massage therapies. Uzhichil includes the application of pressure to the specific parts of the body along with oil .
Pizhichil has its origin in Kerala Ayurveda. Pizhichil is a procedure by which the body is made to perspire by means of pouring warm medicated oil in a specific manner.
Dhara is a very ancient Ayurveda treatment system using mildly warm oil, and it’s a method well known all over the world. There are many varieties of Dhara in Ayurveda and all the Dhara’s are very result oriented and ensures curing of ailments.
Shirodhara treatment is a classic Ayurvedic therapy and it is practiced in the morning or in the evening. It includes pouring of warm herbal oil on the forehead in a continuous stream. And it is Ayurvedic Shirodhara treatment is very effective in promoting sound sleep and reducing stress.
Vasthi means medicated enema and it is the leading amongst all Panchakarma treatments.The effectiveness is very high when medicines reach your bowels directly without enzymatic actions. so vasthi is also done along with many other Ayurvedic treatments. Vasthi is considered as "half the treatment" due to it potential healing ability