Ayurveda, the "Knowledge on Life" is a gift to the mankind, for a nature friendly life style. The wholesome factors as well as unwholesome factors of life are explained in this science. Ayurveda recommends the wholesome path of living and assure a total somatic as well as psychic well being.
Ayurveda is based on Panchamahabhuta Theory ( A theory which states that the universe and its contents are made of five elements namely Earth [Prithvi], Water [Ap], Fire [Tejas], Air [Vayu] and Space [Akasha]) and Tridosha theory (A theory which explains that all the functions of the body is controlled by the three doshas namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha).
There are two basic treatment methods mentioned in this science. Shamana and Shodana are the two methods of treatment used in Ayurveda. Shamana treatment pacifies the vitiated doshas whereas Shodana treatment expels them out of the body. Panchakarma is the popular shodana measure used in Ayurvedic science.
In Panchakarma, there are basically three stages namely, Poorva Karma (preparatory actions before the major treatment procedure), Pradhana Karma (major treatment procedure) and Pashchat Karma (routines followed after the major treatment).Snehana (oleation) and Swedana (Sudation) are perfomed as the pre -treatment measures in Panchakarma. Oleation is administered using medicated oil or ghee, externally and internally. Snehapana (intake of medicated ghee), Abhyanga (medicated oil massage of body), Sirodhara (medicated oil pouring over the scalp region) and Siro Vasthi are the combination of basic oleation and sudation. Udgharshana and Utsadana are the two types of Udwartana (rubbing of body with medicinal powders) used for preparing the body for treatment. In addition to Panchakarma, our center performs special south Indian procedures namely, Churna pinda sweda, Pizhichil, Patrapottali sweda, Jambeera Pinda sweda, Shashtika sweda etc. along with steam bath for attaining sudation. Medicines used in pre-treatment measures like Siro dhara and Siro vasthi are effective in managing the conditions like stress and anxiety with its Vata humor pacifying quality. Proper following of preparatory measures and post treatment procedures are also necessary for acquiring the complete benefits of Panchakarma Therapy.
The preparatory therapies are followed by the major Panchakarma procedures. Vamana (emesis) is indicated in the diseases caused by Kapha dosha. Virechana and Vasthi are administered in Pitta and Vata dosha caused disorders respectively. Nasyam is indicated in the ailments above the shoulder. The procedures of Panchakarma must be done with extreme care.The specialists at AK Ayurveda clinic are highly trained and professional in managing all the Panchakarma procedures. Special guidance is also given by Dr. Andrew Jacob, in all stages of the treatment procedures. Attain a complete through undergoing our special Panchakarma procedures. For the complete cure of a disease, it's root cause must be eliminated. Panchakarma is an excellent measure for eliminating the root cause of a disease by complete expulsion of visited humors.
Oleation involves application of oil or oily substance on the body. Ayurveda offers a variety of oils prepared from various herbal and mineral ingredients mainly for external use. Apart from oils and ghee used particularly for internal application. The fatty substance acts as an effective medium, manages to reach the deeper tissues, helps in carrying the medicinal ingredients to every cell of the body and loosen up toxins stuck in the cells.
The therapies that generate sweat are called fomentation therapies. Oleation therapies are generally followed by fomentation therapies. The tissues made soft by oleation therapies become more flexible by subsequent fomentation. Deep-rooted toxins loosened by oleation liquefy due to fomentation and help it to flush out of the body.