Ayurveda is considered as the Indian system of Medicine practiced since time immemorial to bring health benefits to mankind. It is said to be free from side effects as the modalities and treatment principles stand very close to nature. It is unique in its way that’s its deals with disease management as well as lifestyle modifications (dinacharya, rithucharya) to prevent disease and maintain health. The aim of Ayurvedic treatment is to bring back the equilibrium of tridoshas (life forces- Vata, Pitta and Kapha)thereby maintaining the balance of body and mind.The treatment includes administration of medicinal drugs internally as well as externally thereby purifying and detoxifying the whole body.

Ayurvedic treatment consist of two major compnents,ShamanaChikitsa (Pacifying Therapy) and ShodhanaChikitsa (Cleansing Therapy). Shamanachikitsa includes administration of medicinally potent drugs in various forms internally for removing ama (pachana) which is considered to be the root cause of disease.Shodhanachikitsacommonly called as Panchakarma treatment is intended to remove the toxic elements accumulated in the body thereby eliminating the disease causing factors. It includes

  • Poorva karma (Preparatory purification) like snehana(internal or external{abhyanga-oil massage}), svedana (Sudation)
  • Pradhana karma ie, Panchakarma procedures like vamana (emesis), virechana (purgation), vasti (enema), nasya (nasal administration) and raktamokshana (blood-letting)

After the main procedures, a very unique rejuvinative therapy is done known as Pascatkarma or post treatment measures. It includes special diet and life style regimen which is intended to improve strength and immunity thereby prevent recurrence of disease.