It is one among the rare and special treatments
of Kerala. In this treatment, lukewarm herbal oils
are applied all over the body by two to four trained
therapists in a special rhythmic way continuously
for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period
of 7 to 21 days. This treatment is done in a special
table made from a single piece of
wood. This treatment is very useful for Rheumatic
diseases like arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia,
paralysis – agitanus, sexual weakness, nervous
weakness and nervous disorders etc.
It is a type of sudation process in which the
whole body or any specific part there of is made
to perspire by the application of certain medicinal
puddings externally in the form of boluses tied
up in muslin bag. Two to four masseurs apply this
for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period
of 14 days. This treatment is for all types of
rheumatism, pain in the joints, emaciation of
limbs, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and
certain kind of skin diseases.
Sira – means Head and Dhara means the continuous
flow of a liquid. In this process some herbal
oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk etc,
are poured on the forehead in a special method
of about 40 minutes in a day for a period of 7
to 21 days. This treatment is mainly for insomnia,
loss of memory, headaches, mental tention and
certain skin diseases.
Otherwise known as Medicated Enema. Vasthi is
a Therapeutic procedure in which certain herbal
oils, herbal extracts, etc are applied through
the rectum daily for a period of 5 to 25 days.
This treatment is effective for arthritis, paralysis,
hemiplegia, numbness, gastric complaints, rheumatism
and chronic constipation.
Certain lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a
cap fitted on the head and held for 15 to 60 minutes
per day according to the patient’s conditions
for a period of 07 days. This treatment is highly
effective for facial paralysis, dryness of nostrils,
mouth and throat, severe headaches and other diseases
of the head.
This treatment is otherwise known as Powder Massage.
This is found very effective in the obesity, hemiplegia,
paralysis, skin diseases, impaired circulation
etc and similar diseases. In this procedure 2
therapists apply certain special Herbal Powders
in a peculiar way on the body for about 30 to
40 minutes daily for a period of 14 to 28 days.
This is a special type of oil massage in which
strokes arte given according to the circulatory
channels for 45 minutes per day for 14 days. This
treatment is very useful for obesity, loss of
skin luster, sleeplessness and fatigue.
Being one among the Panchakarma procedures, Nasyam
is a treatment in which herbal juices, medicated
oils etc, are applied through nose for 7 to 14 days.
This treatment is highly effective for certain kinds
of headaches, paralysis mental disorders, some types
of skin diseases etc.
Herbal leaves or powders are made in boluses and
are applied on the whole body or a part specified
after dipping it in warm medicated oils. This is
done for 45 minutes daily for a period of 07 to
14 days. This is very effective for osteo arthritis,
spondylosis, sports injuries etc.
Vatha Chikilsa :–
Unlike the modern medicine Ayurveda has very effective
cures for Arthritic conditions like rheumatoid
arthritis, gout, osteo arthritis, ankylosing spondylosis,
cervical spondylosis, osteo porosis etc. This
programme includes massage, lepanam, and oil application
on affected parts, kizhi, steam bath, snehavasthy,
kakshaya vasthy, pizhichil, njavarakizhi, snehapanam
and internal medicines.
This word literally means oral intake of medicated
oils or ghee preparations. This is done as a therapeutic
procedure and also as a preparatory process during
the body purification therapy. In this treatement
medicated ghee or oils are given internally in proportionally
increasing quantity for a period of 08 - 12 days.
This treatment is very effective for osteo arthritis,
constipation, haemorrhoids etc,.
Dahanyamla Dhara :-
Warm herbal liquid is poured all over the body
in rhythmic way using a special vessel. This is
done for 45 minutes to 01 hour daily. this treatment
is very effective for hemiplegia, paralysis.
Herbal oil and decoction are applied through the
vaginal root, this treatment is good for gynecological
disorders. It is also a purification process for
In this process specially prepared warm medicated
oil is kept over the lower back with herbal paste
boundary. This treatment lasts for 45 minutes
to 01 hour and it is good for any type of back
pain and spinal disorders.
Like Kativasthi warm medicated oil is kept over
the chest for 45 minutes. This is an effective
treatment for Asthma, other respiratory problem,
heart diseases and muscular chest pain.
This is a special procedure in which a
mixture for medicinal
decoction and cows milk is heated and the steam
thus liberated is passed to a tube and applied
over the affected area or whole body. This is
found very effective for facial palsies, speech
disorders, ptosis and various nervous disorders.
Special powder mixed with medicated oil is applied
on the top of the head for 20 to 45 minutes. This
treatment is helpful for curing ENT problems,
insomnia, migraine etc.
This is a process in which medicated herbal paste
is applied on the affected part, this is useful
for various types of inflammatory conditions,
skin diseases, arthritis, gout, etc.
Various medicinal herbs selected according to
dosha predominance is made into a paste and applied
to the scalp for 30 to 45 minutes. This treatment
is good for insomnia, premature, greying and other
problems to the hair and scalp.
Swasa Kasa Chikilsa
Respiratory diseases like bronchill asthma, prolonged
cough, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis etc, can be
very effectively treated in Ayurveda. This program
includes body massage, urovasti, pizhichil, podikizhi,
snehavashti, kashaya vasthy, nasyam and internal
Ayurveda , the knowledge of the life is not only
related with the body, but with the mind and soul
also, this particular treatment program is very
much helpful for conditions like insomnia (lack
of sleep), anxiety and it improves immunity and
self confidence. This treatment program includes
body massages, shirovasthy, ksheeradhara, thailadhara,
thalam, thalapothichil and internal Ayurvedic
medicines , yoga and meditation.
Program ( Sidhma Chikilsa) :-
Ayurveda forms very effective treatment for all
type of psoriasis and various other skin diseases.
This special Ayurvedic treatment program last
for 21 to 28 days. This program includes special
lepanam, abhyangan, snehapanam, pizhichil, medicated
steam bath, shirovasty, exclusievely prepared
internal herbal medicines along with yoga meditation
because, Ayurveda emphasis that most diseases