SPINE AND JOINT CARE

DHANYAMLA DHARA:

Specially prepared warm liquid containing the finest qualities of certain herbs and grains is poured all over the body. This treatment is very effective for hemiplegia, paralysis, rheumatic complaints etc.
Time: 60 min

AVAGAHA SWEDA:

Hip bath done with specially prepared decoction after the application of medicated oil on the body.

Benefits: It is done for backache and urinary disorders.

PICHU

Special method to keep oil over head or other specified parts of the body.

Benefits: Useful for headache, sleep disorders, pain on the lesioned parts of the body etc.

Patrapotala Swedam (Elakkizhi)

This procedure is popularly known as Elakkizhi or Pachakkizhi. In this fresh leaves are collected and cutting to small pieces. These cut leafs are then fried in medicated oil along with coconut scrapes and lemon. It is then tied in a suitable cloth and made in to a bolus. Leaves of Calotropis gigantean, Ricinus communis, Vites nigundo, Muoringa oilfera, Tamarind etc. are the ones generally used for the bolus preparation. The inclusion of herbal leaves in the preparation of bouls depends on the condition of the individual. Medicated oil is applied on the whole body on the affected area. Prepared bouls is heated in small quantity of medicated oil and is applied over the body as soft punches. The technique nourishes the strained body parts and alleviates sore muscles and joints. This therapy is effective in various types of arthritis, spondylitis, lumbago, frozen shoulder, sciatica, post paralytic spasm, sports injuries and for all other spastic and inflammatory conditions etc. It enhances peripheral blood circulation, cleanses the channels of circulation and expels toxins through the sweat. It helps in toning and rejuvenating the body. It takes a day for its preparation as fresh leaves are to be collected and prepared for the bolus. The duration of application of bouls to the body may vary 30 to 40 minutes depending up on the individual conditions. For this treatment Dhanwantaram thailam, prabhanjana vimardanam thailam, sahacharady thailam, Murivenna, Karpooradi oil, Kottamchukkadi thailam etc. are mainly used. This may vary according to the conditions of the patient or instructions from the physician.

Elakkizhi is a part of panchakarma treatment in Ayurveda. Patrapotala swedam (Elakkizhi) is an innovative classical massage with medicated leaves. The benefits of Patrapotala swedam (Elakkizhi) are relieving spasm and stiffness of muscles, lubricating joints, strengthening the spinal muscles and relieving joint pain, especially back ache. It enchases peripheral blood circulation, cleanses the channels of circulation and expels toxins through the sweat and refreshing the body. This treatment is also known as leaf bag massage.

Choorna Swedam (Podi Kizhi)

As the term implies Choorna that is herbal powder as used in this treatment procedure. Herbs are cleaned, dried and powdered prior to the treatment. These are then tied in to a bolus using suitable cloth. Medicated oil may or may not be applied over the body as per the individual conditions or as advised by the physician. The herbal powder bolus is heated and applied over the body or affected area in soft punches. The bolus is heated intermittently during the course of the treatment. It is beneficial in treating arthritis, bursitis, paralysis and muscular pain. It removes the toxins from the circulating system, clearing the channels, imparting blood circulation. It is beneficial in inflammations of spinal muscles and found to effective in certain low back aches, cervical spondylites and frozen shoulder. Kolakulathadi choornam, Kottomchukkadi choornam etc are some of the medicines use for choornakkizhi. The duration of the treatment may vary from 30 to 45 minutes according to the condition of the individuals. This treatment is done in a course, that is for seven days, 14 days etc.

Choorna Swedam (Podikkizhi) is one of the most relaxing and refreshing massage that you can enjoy. Podikkizhi is very good for relieving spasms and stiffness of muscles, lubrication the joints, strengthing the spinal muscles and relieving joint pain. Choorna Swedam (Podikkizhi) is one of the parts of Panchakarma in Ayurveda. Choorna Swedam (Podikkizhi) is the first step in Ayurveda treatment. Podikkizhi treatment is done with or without oil, depending on the conditions of the individual or as advised by the physician. This treatment is good for Arthritis, rheumatic fever etc.

The main benefits of Choorna Swedam (Podikkizhi) are inflammations of spinal muscles and found to effective in certain low back aches, cervical spondylites and frozen shoulder, Arthritis, rheumatic fever etc.

KATI VASTI

Kati Vasti involves retention of warm thick medicated oil over the lower back or other parts of the spine for certain period. The temperature of oil is maintained reheating and continuously adding more oil. The oil is kept on for 30-40 minutes. Kati Vasti alleviates lower back conditions like Lumber Spondylosis, Inter vertebral disc prolapses, Lumbago (low back ache), and Sciatica.

URO VASTI

Warm medicated oil or medicated ghee is retained inside a receptacle made of black gram dough over the chest for 30 minutes to 45 minutes. The oil is recycled periodically to keep it warm. Recommended for: Asthma, respiratory disorders, deep seated anxiety, chest pain, sadness, cardiomyopathy

GREEVA VASTI

Greeva vasti is a procedure where specified medicated oil is retained for a stipulated period in the Greeva region (Cervical region) The part of the spine that occupies the neck is called the cervical spine.

JAANU VASTI

Warm herbal oil stagnated over the affected Knee for 30 minutes followed by a skillful massage and fomentation. Benefits - Pain relief, relaxation of muscles, increase in circulation in the area, lubrication of the joint, improvement in mobility and flexibility. JANU BASTI is also indicated as preventive care in people who are at risk and can be carried out along with any conventional treatment. Ideally 7 applications are recommended for the treatment of conditions such as Sprains, Ligament tear, Osteo-arthritis, post surgical distress, age related degeneration and sport injuries.