The '5 Action Plan'
At SKK Ayurveda, specially formulated herbs and authentic herbal oils are used in Panchakarma therapies. The Panchakarma treatment helps balance doshas, rejuvenates the body, mind and consciousness. We also provide constitutional analysis of the body to determine what course of treatment is best suited for you because the nature of panchakarma treatments varies from person to person, there is no ‘one glove fits all’ approach at all.
There are 5 processes of detoxification that are unique and effective in the ayurvedic and panchakarma treatment process. These are described as the ‘5 Action Plan’ and are discussed below.
Stages of detoxification: Panchakarma
Purvakarma – The main purpose of this treatment is to soften and remove the vitiated doshas. It includes the below mentioned steps:
Snehan: While the internal snehan consists of oral intake of ghee and medicated oils, which helps to remove impurities easily, the external snehan includes various types of massages with medicated oils.
Swedan: Swedan or sweating is done in a steam box or with a warm bundle right after giving the massage.
Pradhankarma – This consists of the five actions mentioned below.
Herbs are used to induce artificial vomiting / Emesis. People with Kapha disorders are treated in this process.
Panchakarma is a time-proven natural therapy that detoxifies and restores the body’s inner balance and vitality. Panchakarma is an elegant cleansing process that releases stored toxins and restores the body’s innate healing ability.
At SKK Ayurveda & Panchakarma, we provide specialized ayurvedic treatment through effective panchakarma therapies like –
Patra pind swed
‘Abhyangam’ is a Sanskrit word which means oil application. It is commonly known as Ayurvedic Oil Massage. It is a form of Ayurvedic holistic healing massage therapy that involves massage of the body with large amounts of warm herbal oil ( for specific conditions based on dosha analysis)
Shirodhara is the ultimate mind – body therapy which involves the gentle pouring of medicated herbal oils on the forhead. When the warm oil is being gently poured on your forehead, it induces a deep state of relaxation, calms the nervous system, and stimulates the endocrine system (pituitary gland). According to traditional texts (Astanga Hrdaya: Sutra 2:7-8), the Shirodhara technique, if done provides many benefits to the mind and body, when done correctly.
It is one of the most effective methods for reducing stress and nervous tension
It supports blood circulation, enhances blood circulation to the brain
It improves memory
It nourishes the hair and scalp, slows hair greying, supports hair growth
It rejuvenates the skin
It helps in the treatment of insomnia
It helps regular the circadian rhythm and balance the sleep-wake cycle (great for shift workers)
It cures migraines and headaches
It helps with nervous disorders
It eliminates anxiety and fear
It has positive effects on hypertension (high blood pressure)
It has positive effects on concentration ability.
It helps to relieve diabetes
It relaxes the body
It rejuvenates and slows down the ageing process
It helps with disorders affecting the neck, eyes, ears, and nose
It stimulates the 3rd eye and crown chakras, and awakens intuition and inner wisdom
Helps mental focus and concentration
Patra Pinda Sweda
Patra Pinda Sweda is a type of Pinda Sweda in which leaves of medicinal plants and herbs are roasted in a pan with little oil and a bolus is prepared from it by tying in the cloth. These natural preparations of aromatic and medicinal herbs that are wrapped in a bag-shaped cloth made by hand and mixed with herbal oils that are heated by steam. These are applied to the body in order to enhance its pain relieving, moisturizing and detoxifying properties.
Kati Vasti is one of the Snehna-Swedana Treatments in which medicated herbal oil is used and is very useful in many health conditions. Our panchakarma therapist prepares dough from special grains which is shaped into a small ring and placed on the affected area. It is especially effective in the treatment of chronic cases of lower back pain, slipped disc, sciatica and carries several other health benefits.
In this procedure, a compartment of flour is placed around the painful knee joint. Under the supervision of Dr. Tarun Gupta, medicated lukewarm oil is poured into the compartment. The duration of this procedure is between 30 and 40 minutes. Janu Vasti is an effective ayurvedic treatment that provides great relief to knee pain. This treatment is especially beneficial in healing knee pain caused by Osteo Arthritis. It relieves stiffness and pain, helps easing movements of knee joints, strengthens the muscles, joint and the surrounding soft tissues; improves circulation, enabling the patient to return to their daily activities and work without the pain.
Greeva stands for neck and vasti means to hold something. Greeva Vasti is essentially the holding of herbal oils on the spine, starting from the neck. It is an important treatment as it is effective in relieving neck pain and provides significant and lasting relief from even the most acute ailment(s).
The benefits of Greeva Vasti are:
Relief from pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, and upper limbs
Relief from pain and inflammation
Improvement of neck mobility
Increased blood supply to the neck, shoulders, and arms
Reduced frequency of headaches and vertigo
Netra tarpan is an Ayurvedic Eye treatment that provides strength to the eyes. The medicated ghee is poured over the eyelids in an enclosure built around the eye out of wheat flour. It is said to be an excellent treatment to improve vision and clarity of the vision. This soothing treatment provides many healing benefits. The benefits of Netra tarpan therapy –
Cleanses and rejuvenates eyes.
Moisturizes the dry eye.
Improvises blurred vision.
Reduces burning of eyes.
Aids in the improvement of eye diseases.
Karna Pooran is an Ayurvedic Ear oiling therapy in which medicated oil is instilled and filled in the ears. It can be done in both a state of disease or health as part of daily regimen for prevention of diseases. This therapy has many benefits.
It nourishes the ear and decreases vata dosha.
It corrects poor hearing, ringing in the ears and lock jaw.
It is indicated for deafness, ear ache, tinnitus, stiffness of neck,
Prevents ear imbalance and vertigo.
Reduces itching and dryness of the ear.
Soothes and cleanses the ear.
Pizhichil is a speciality Ayurvedic treatment with exemplary benefits. The Ayurvedic term Pizhichil translates to squeezing. The medicated oil for the massage therapy is squeezed from a cloth dipped in the warm medicated oil into the patient’s body. The Pizhichil treatment combines the goodness of both oils and heat providing the body and mind with numerous amazing benefits. Some of its benefits are as follows:
Improves overall blood circulation
Strengthens immunity system
Rejuvenates the body
Keeps diseases at bay
Helps in quick healing of fractured bones and improves muscle development
Reduces stress, anxiety and tension. Improves skin quality
Eliminates nervous weaknesses and disorders
Treats paralysis, arthritis and rheumatic diseases
Lepam is a therapy in Panchakarma where a herbal paste is spread on the affected area of the body and allowed to be kept for specific duration. This therapy is very useful in the treatment of inflammation, arthritis and skin diseases. Lepam is recommended to patients suffering from arthritis, swelling, pain, inflammation, tingling and skin diseases