The types of treatments in Ayurveda are extensive. They are based on massages, oil and herbal therapies, herbal medicines as well as medical baths and cleaning applications in order to detox the body and bring it back into balance.

Ayurveda is aware of more than 4448 diseases and complaints which can be treated and cured with a variety of over 250000 plant remedies, a specific diet and a consciously chosen way of life. Vata diseases can for example affect the functions of the colon, bladder, ears, lungs, pelvis, legs, skin, joints, bones, nervous system and brain. Pitta disorders in turn have for example an impact primarily on the stomach, small intestine, gall bladder, eye, blood, skin, sweat glands, fat, nervous system and brain. Kapha disorders impair for example the functions of chest, sinuses, head, joints, lymph, blood plasma and body fat.

Complaints

Below you will find a variety of alphabetically listed clinical pictures of complaints. When you click a clinical picture, the corresponding ayurvedic treatment type will be displayed for you in order to give you a first insight into the various types of treatments.


Selected complaints:

ABHYANGAM

Paralysis, arthritis, back pain, rigidity, fatigue, obesity

Abhyangam is a special massage therapy. Herbal oil is generously applied on the whole body and carefully massaged into the skin with the palm of the hands. Afterwards, a steam bath and an application with herbal powder is performed. The treatment lasts at least 90 minutes and is among other complaints very relaxing and effective concerning 17 obesity and arthritis.

SIROVASTHI

Facial paralysis, migraine, dryness of the respiratory tract, spondylosis

In Sirovasthi lukewarm herbal oils are applied in a cap on the head. While 15 to 60 minutes the herbals unfold their healing effects. Treatment is among others effective for patients with facial paralysis, migraine, in dry mouth, diseases of the throat and airways and spondylosis.

Dhanya Kizhi

Joint pain, rheumatoid fever, weight loss

In Dhanya Kizhi treatment, different legumes and cereal powder are combined in a stamp and so applied on the whole body using warm oils. The application is effective for treating joint pain and in patients with rheumatoid fever. It also acts weight-reducing.

SIRO DHARA

Insomnia, restlessness, stress

In Siro Dhara, healing herbal oil is poured in a continuous stream for 30 to 60 minutes on the forehead of the patient, and thus brings a total mental relaxation. Siro Dhara relaxes the nervous system and acts as a balm for the brain. After treatment, a rest period should be respected.

KADI VASTI

Spinal diseases, back pain, lumbar spondylosis, degenerative disc herniation, sciatica.

Kadi Vasti is a treatment, in which specially prepared, warm oil is applied in a ring made out of black bean paste for 45 minutes on the back of the patient. The treatment is recommended to treat for example spinal diseases, back pain, lumbar spondylosis, degenerative disc herniation and sciatica.

Ela Kizhi

Arthritis, rheumatism, spondylitis, sports injuries

In Ela Kizhi, chopped herbs and leaves as well as herbal powders are applied on the whole body with the aid of an herbal compress and with warm, medicated oils. The herbs are then massaged into the body by a rhythmical, tapping massage. The treatment is detoxifying and works effectively for all types of arthritis and rheumatism, spondylitis and sports injuries.

NASYAM

Paralysis, headaches, mental disorders, skin diseases

Nasyam is a treatment in which herbal juices and medicated oils are inserted through the nose. This treatment is very effective for certain types of paralysis, headaches, mental disorders and skin diseases.

SARVANGA
DHARA

Sleep problems, memory loss, lack of vitality, migraine, neurological disease, spondylosis, paralysis

In Sarvanga Dhara medicated vegetable oil, medicinal milk and buttermilk is poured in a continuous stream for 30 to 60 minutes all over the body. Sarvanga Dhara helps to calm frayed nerve endings, supports blood circulation, relieves stress, has a relieving, relaxing effect on the muscles and helps with sleep problems as well as in many further issues.

PIZHICHIL

Musculoskeletal diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lumbago, sciatica, paralysis, sexual weakness, nervous disorders

In this treatment, lukewarm herbal oils are poured all over the body and massaged into the skin by special, continuous and rhythmic way for 60 to 90 minutes. This application is highly recommended for musculoskeletal diseases, arthritis, lumbago, sciatica, paralysis, sexual weakness and nervous disorders.

KARNAPOORNAM

Hearing loss, ear problems

In Karnapoornam, ears are treated by applying healing vapours and vegetable oils into the ears by the aid of a pipe for 20 to 30 minutes. This pleasant application cleans the ears, prevents from loss of hearing and is effective in various ear problems.

SNEHAPANAM

Arthritis, leukaemia, psoriasis, skin diseases

In this treatment, medical Ghee is taken in in a certain, daily increasing amount over a period of 8 to 12 days. The treatment is effective in cases of osteoarthritis, leukaemia, psoriasis and other skin diseases.

Njavara Kizhi

Rheumatism, joint pain, underweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, skin diseases

In this partial or full body treatment, medicinal milk and cooked rice, combined with a medical herb mixture are bound to a compress and, with the aid of herbal oil, massaged into the skin for about 60 to 90 minutes. This treatment is highly effective, among other issues, in all types of rheumatism and joint pain. It softens the skin and improves the complexion.

Vashti

Arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, gastric problems, Chronic constipation

In this method, a decoction of vegetable oils and herb extracts are administered through the rectum, which then leads to a bowel movement. The treatment has a laxative benefit and helps, among other issues, in cases of arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, gastric problems and chronic constipation.

UDVARTHANAM

Hemiplegia, paralysis, obesity, rheumatic diseases

Udvarthanam is a massage treatment with herbal powders which are applied to the body and massaged into the skin for about 75 minutes. It is used in the treatment of hemiplegia, paralysis, obesity and rheumatic diseases.

THALAM

Sleep disorders, high blood pressure, skin diseases

In Thalam, specially mixed powders, enriched with medicated oil, is placed on the parting and the upper half of the head for 15 to 45 minutes. This application is among others suitable for the treatment of insomnia, hypertension and skin diseases.

THALAPOTHICHIL

Stress, sleep disorders, mental diseases

A paste, made out of the Amla fruit and herbs, is mixed with buttermilk and generously applied on the head. This form of treatment is effective for the reduction of stress, sleep disorders and certain mental illnesses.

VAMANAM

Chronic asthma, diabetes, cold, congestion, oedema

By oral intake of certain herbs, a vomiting reaction is triggered. The therapeutic vomiting helps to eliminate excess mucus. The treatment is effective in cases of chronic asthma, diabetes, cold, congestion and oedema.

VIRECHANAM

Nausea, jaundice, fever, skin inflammation

Virechanam is a laxative treatment. The intake of certain medicinal herbs has a diarrheal effect. The treatment is effective in cases of nausea, jaundice, fever and inflammation of the skin that is caused by accumulated bile.

UROVASTHI

Respiratory, heart disease, muscle chest pain

After a gentle massage of the whole body, a ring of black bean paste is placed on the chest. Warm oil is poured into the ring, which then remains there for 45 minutes. The healing effects of the medicated vegetable oils enrich the blood and build up the muscle and connective tissue.

DHANYA DHARA

Hemiplegia, paralysis, rheumatic complaints

This treatment involves a rhythmic massage for 45 minutes, which is performed during a herbal bath in a special bathtub. The treatment is effective for hemiplegia, paralysis and rheumatic complaints.

LEPANAM /
UPANAHAM

Inflammatory and spasticity

In this application, a medical herbal paste is applied on the affected part or on the whole body and massaged into the skin during 90 to 120 minutes. The treatment assists in treating various types of inflammatory and spastic complaints.

NETHRASEKAM

Stress, tension, Tense optic nerve

Nethrasekam is a method of cleaning the eyes with the aid of running, medical water. The treatment is relaxing and soothing. It is very effective for stress and strained, overloaded optic nerves.

THARPANAM

Cataracts, eye infections, strengthening the optic nerve

A very refreshing, cleansing and particular nourishing treatment for the eyes. Hereby ghee is applied on the eye. The eyes are kept open during the treatment. It prevents cataracts, strengthens the optic nerve and is also recommended for long-lasting inflammation of the eyes.

KARINA
POORANAM

ear problems

In this treatment, the ears are vaporised wit aid of a special tub for 5 to 10 minutes. The application is very pleasant, cleans the ear and is effective in various ear problems.

GANDOOSHA-

DHAVANAM

Weak, spongy gums, fetid breath

During 10 to 30 minutes the mouth is rinsed with water and herbs. Then the teeth and the gums are cleaned with herbal powders. This application is among others very effective for weak, spongy gums and bad breath.

REJUVENATION
MASSAGE

Metabolism activating, prolong life, promotes intelligence and memory

The rejuvenation massage is a full body, deep tissue massage that is very intense, as well as revitalizing. The therapists work, besides using hands, also with their feet. During 60 to 90 minutes the whole body is massaged and kneaded with herbal oils. The treatment has a rejuvenating effect, prolongs life and enhances intelligence and memory.

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