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  Drinking Hot Water  
 
Drinking hot water regularly is a classical Ayurvedic recommendation for balancing Vata and Kapha dosha, strengthening digestive power, and reducing metabolic waste (Ama) that may have accumulated. Boil a sufficient amount of unchlorinated tap water or (still) mineral water in an open saucepan, for at least ten minutes. Keep this water in a thermos flask and take a few sips (or more, if you are thirsty) every half-hour throughout the day. It is the frequency rather than the quantity that is important here. To increase the positive effect you can add 1-2 slices of fresh ginger (or a pinch of ginger powder) to the water when boiling it.
 
     
 
Constipation: Copper pot, fill it with drinking water, keep it overnight (room temperature), next morning warm up the water and drink it first in the morning.
 
     
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Gas – Abdominal: Drink Ginger juice 1 ml to 2 ml with warm water. And / Or Drink Club Soda with some salt & Black pepper powder.
 
   
 
Common Cold:  Ginger powder, Ghee (Clarified Butter) & Jaggery (Brown Sugar) mix them together in same quantity and have it first thing in the morning.
 
   
 
Indigestion: Ginger powder, Ghee (Clarified Butter) & Jaggery (Brown Sugar) mix them together in same quantity and make small balls size of small marbles and have it after each meal.
 
   
 
Poor – Metabolism: Ginger powder, Ghee (Clarified Butter) & Jaggery (Brown Sugar) mix them together in same quantity and make small balls size of small marbles have it after each meal.
 
     
 

PANCHAKARMA
‘Pancha’ means five and ‘Karma’ means actions or processes. Panchakarma means five types of treatment procedures to detoxify the body to balance the body energies Vata, Pitha and Kapha. This is helpful to cure a disease as well as to maintain health.

Toxicity can accumulate in a body from unhealthy food, our environment, relationships  and even from our thought pattern. Over time, possibly many years, unless we consciously work to lessen those experiences there is a buildup of toxicity at all levels. Many illnesses result from the build-up of toxicity. The toxins will prevent the energy flow in the body and will derange the normal body  functions such as digestion, circulation, excretion, respiration etc. As a result absorption of nutrient, expulsion of waste materials will also get affected and will end up in some disease. Panchakarma is an effective method of treatments to eliminate this toxins to normalize the energy flow to regain heath.

Panchakarma consists of 3 phase.
Poorva Karma- Preparatory phase, includes both internal and external application of medicated oils and ghee followed with different kinds of massages and fomentations to liquefy the toxins.
Pradhan Karma- Treatment phase. Elimination procedure of toxins
Paschat  Karma- Maintenance phase. Balancing the energy with medication, diet and exercise.

Five cleansing therapies:

  • Vamanam- Emissary therapy, to eliminate the mucus and to normalize the body energy Kapha. This is recommended in repeated attacks of bronchitis, cough, cold, asthma, nausea, skin diseases, diabetes, tonsillitis, edema, sinusitis, epilepsy, etc.
  • Virechanam- Purgation, to balance the energy Pitha. This is indicated in acidity, skin diseases, acne, jaundice, ascites, gout, piles etc.
  • Vasthi- Medicated enemas to clean and detoxify lower GIT and to balance Vata energy. This is effective in constipation, Low back pain, gout, rheumatism, sciatica, arthritis, nervous disorders, muscular atrophy etc.
  • Nasyam- The nasal administration of medication is called Nasyam. To clean and detoxify the body above shoulder level. This is indicated in dryness of nose, sinus congestion, hoarseness, migraine, certain eye and ear problems etc. 
  • Raktamoksham- To clean and detoxify the blood. Toxins that are absorbed into the blood stream through the gastrointestinal tract circulates throughout the body. They may manifest under the skin or joints to create diseases. In such cases elimination of toxins and purification of blood is necessary. For repeated attacks of skin diseases like urticaria, eczema, acne, rashes, scabies, leucoderma, enlarged liver and spleen, gout etc this is effective. Bloodletting also  stimulates  antitoxic substances in the blood stream which helps to develop the immune mechanism in the blood system. Thus, the toxins are neutralized enabling radical cures of many blood and bone disorders.

THERAPIES
Abhyangam
Pizhichil
Kizhi
Navarakkizhi
Sirodhara
Sirovasthi
Kativasthi


Abhyangam
Total body massage done with medicated oil for 45-60minutes in a rhythmic way.
This is effective to improve the blood circulation, to stimulate the nerves, to reduce excess fat and to strengthen the muscles. This therapy is used in Numbness, Body pain, obesity, insomnia and to relax the body in stressful conditions. 

Pizhichil
This treatment is being done on a specially designed wooden table after allowing the patient to lay down comfortably. Small pieces of linen cloth dipped in warm medicated oil is squeezed over on the patient’s body  below neck for 45-60 minutes.
This is a proven therapy for Hemiplegia, Spondilitis, Muscle wasting, Arthritis and other musculo skeletal disorders. 

Kizhi
In this, the massage is performed with different herbal powders and fresh herbal leaves after filling it in small linen bags. According to the condition of the patient the combination of herbs will vary.
This is effective in acute musculo skeletal pain, swelling, paralysis, obesity and arthritis. 

Navarakkizhi
This is a classical Kerala therapy. The massage is done with small linen bags filled with  cooked‘navara’ rice. This is performed after a liberal application of medicated oil over the whole body. The rice is cooked in milk and certain herbal decoctions. This is effective in degenerative diseases, muscle wasting, arthritis, frozen shoulder and other musculoskeletal disorders.

Sirodhara
Medicated butter milk (laban), milk or oil are poured on the forehead continuously for 45-60 minutes from a specially devised apparatus. This is effective in Insomnia, Insanity, Hysteria, Neurological complaints, Head ache, Skin diseases etc.

Sirovasthi
Luke warm medicated oils are poured into a hollow vertical cap fitted on the head. This is effective in diseases affecting cranial nerves, headaches, facial paralysis Deafness etc.

Kativasthi 
Keeping a pool of medicated oil in low back with a herbal boundary for 45- 60 minutes is the method of treatment. This is an effective treatment for Low Back.

 
       
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