Continuous pouring of Oil or Liquid or Herbal decoction or medicated Milk or Takra, on forehead is Shirodhara.
It is relaxing technique usually advised in Stress, Tension, Anxiety, Depression, Sleeplessness or disturbed sleep. It is beneficial for diseases of Nervous system like Facial palsy, Paralysis, Fits, Epilepsy, and Migraine. Shirodhara prevents hair loss, premature greying, and Skin disorders. It nourishes & rejuvenates the body. It improves digestion, sharpness of sense organs, quality of voice, and health of skin. Shirodhara is very much helpful in Hypertension associated with stress and tension. Shirodhara improves Concentration, Intelligence, Confidence and Positive attitude.
The dhara done on the body below the Neck or both Head and the body is called Sarvanga dhara.
It is beneficial in Neurological disorders, Psoriasis & other Skin diseases, Muscular Atrophy, Osteoarthritis, Paralysis, Sciatica, Slip disc, Fracture & dislocation of joints, etc. It improves the beauty & strength of body.
The therapy involves administration of a specific medicinal oil, ghruta or decoction into the urinary bladder or uterus.
It is useful in both male and female infertility.
In female spontaneous abortions, recurrent abortions, fibroids, tubal blockages, DUB, etc.
In male Uttar basti per urethra is useful in benign prostate enlargement (BPH), urinary incontinence, urethral stricture, recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI), dribbling maturation, cystitis, low sperm count, impotency, etc.
Keeping warm medicated oil on the Lumbosacral region for some specific period.
It is beneficial in diseases of Spine like, Lumbar Spondylosis, Disc prolapse, Sciatica, Backache, Muscle spasm, Low back rigidity and Muscular pain, etc.
Regular Kati basti is helpful for Strengthening the bone and muscles of lower back.
Medicated warm oil is kept on knee joint for prescribed time period.
It is very much beneficial in Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Muscle spasm, stiffness of Knee joint and degenerative changes in Knee joint, etc.
Keeping warm medicated oil on the cervical region for some specific period.
It is helpful in Cervical Spondylitis, Muscle spasm & rigidity of cervical region.
Regular Greeva basti provides strength to cervical vertebrae & associated muscle.
Keeping warm medicated oil on the area of the Heart for a specific period.
It is helpful to the patients having Heart diseases like- Coronary Artery Blockages (I.H.D), Cardiomegaly, Congestive Cardiac Failure (C.C.F), Mitral valve prolapse, etc.
Keeping medicated ghruta in a groove made by Black gram paste around the Eyes for some specified period.
Netra tarpan is beneficial for anyone suffering from the effects of Computer, pollution or Eye strain. It is helpful in dryness, irritation, burning, itching or redness of Eyes, Conjunctivitis, Glaucoma, Night blindness, dark circles around eyes, Cataract, Squint, Myopia, Loss of vision, etc. It improves strength of Eye muscles.
Procedure of instilling medicated oil or ghruta in the Ears is called Karna puran.
It is beneficial in Ear diseases including Hearing loss, Tinnitus, Meniere’s disease, Swimmer’s ear, etc. It reduces itching & dryness in ear.
Udvartana is a process of invigorating the whole body through a powder massage.
It is the most famous body treatment in Ayurved to lose weight. It is a powerful detoxifying treatment of the Lymphatic & circulatory system.
Ela kizhi (Patra Pinda sweda)
The sudation given by using the bolus of patra (leaf) is called as Patra Potala (Pinda) sweda. Various vathara patra like Agnimantha, Shigru, Chincha, Dattura, Arka, Nirgundi, Eranda are processed and used for the purpose of sudation.
It provides relief from pain and rejuvenate & strengthen the soft tissues, joints and muscles in the body. It is useful in Chronic Back pain, Sciatica, Paralysis, Osteoarthritis, Cervical Spondylosis, Bursitis, Cramps, Neuralgia, Sprains, Sports injuries & Vataj and Vat kaphaj disorders, etc.