Ayurveda is made of two Sanskrit words: “Ayu” means life and “Veda” which means the knowledge of:
Thus Ayurveda is the system of medicine dealing with the knowledge of life. It is an ancient times proven system of medicine with its historical roots and origins in the civilizations of the Indian sub-continent during the most enlightening Vedic age a time period 5000 BC.The very name Ayurveda and its source text, the sutras, the slokas are based on the wisdom and scientific knowledge of four Vedas, namely – 1. Rig-Veda. 2. Yajurveda. 3. Samaveda. 4. Atharvaveda. The Vedas deal with the cause, effect and harmony of cosmos and its energy resources as a whole. Its very purpose is to uplift and envisage the physical, mental and spiritual growth of mankind by giving due respect to all the life-forms, universal faith, the discipline of nonviolence, and echo balance around the universe. Thus Ayurveda affirms a rational way of life and living which preserves one’s health and the environment around.
Ayurveda is based on the principles of tridosha- vata, pitta, and kapha. The common belief that vata is gas, pita is bile and kapha is phlegm is an incomplete and wrong notion. As a matter of fact the principles of tridosha in ayurveda have its base in Vedic texts, Sankhyadarshana, Kapil Gita and Shurstiutapati Shastra which deal with the concept of the cause and origin of the universe (Bramanda).
In brief Doshas are the energies that play a major role in maintenance, transformation, and restoration of body structure and govern the regulatory physiological mechanism. Thus, Tridosha have two aspects. Balance of the dosha results in health while imbalance leads to diseases.
Balance of these doshas is done by precise ayurvedic treatments and remedies. The selection, combination and formulations of these medicinal substances are based on most time-proven formulas and are of authentic origin. The standards and methods of treatments are set after the most meticulous effort and experience of three generations of expertise.
With the combination of Vedic philosophy and healthy practices our qualified team of ayurvedic and naturopathic doctors offers the options and solutions for healthy life style, healthy food, art of positive living and varied, indicated customized treatment modalities:
- Panchkarma -Detoxification
- Patra Pinda sweda
- Shankh prakshalana
- Janu basti
- Kati basti
- Greeva vasti.
- Netra Tarpan
- Nasya and many more ayurvedic treatments
Panchakarma includes Vamana, Virechana, Basti, Nasya and Rakta Mokshana to eliminate the vitiated doshas from the body. This panchakarma program includes deeply cleansing and rejuvenating therapies that help restore balance and reawaken the body’s natural healing mechanism. We work with classical ayurveda in a scientific modern way helping you detox and heal at the deepest cellular level of the body. This deep cellular change brings balance in all three doshas and leads to a healthy state. After panchakarma, the body becomes free of “Ama”- the main dosha which produces disease in our body.
Abhyangam is an ancient Ayurvedic whole body massage in which special herb infused prepared ayurvedic oils are slowly warmed up / applied with reliable strokes and pressure as per the clinical condition of the individuals. The micro herbal medicines and time tested healing energy in the oil gets absorbed by body and reaches deeper tissues and cells which balance one’s immune force. This helps to rejuvenate, relieve joints and muscle stiffness and so is very effective especially in disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis.
A dry and wet method of sweating is called swedana. Ayurveda duly recognizing the function of sweat gland for eliminating toxins has successfully adopted and designed Swedana .
4. Patra Pinda Sweda(ela kizhi)
Patra Panda Sweda (ela kizhi) is a specialized therapy which is performed for the diseases related to bones, muscles and nerves. Patra means leaves of medicinal plants. Pinda means a bolus. Sweda means fomentation or sudation. The swedana karma or sudation therapy which is given by using a bolus which is prepared by the different combinations of medicinal leaves which is processed with medicinal oil along with the medicinal herbs is called as Patra Panda Sweda or ela kizhi, which is very effective in muscular pain and rheumatism.
“Shiro,” means head, and “Dhara” is the continuous flow of a liquid. In this process, warm medicated herbal oils, milk or buttermilk, or decoctions are poured in a slow steady stream on your forehead. This treatment is profoundly relaxing, and improves one’s mental clarity and comprehension. It is an instant, effective and luxuriant way to relieve the accumulated stress and to achieve calm mind and rejuvenated body. It energizes pineal gland (which is considered as the centre for third eye- intuition), Ajna chakra. More over Shirodhara has a soothing effect on the cells of the brain and also on the entire nervous system. Thus it is very beneficial in treating anxiety, stress, depression, migraine, hypertension, sleeplessness. It further improves concentration and one’s working and learning abilities to a great extent.
Experience the most divine ancient Ayurvedic ritual to rest and calm the mind at Cosmic Homeo Healing Centre in a tranquil, soothing energising environment.
Our whole digestive track is correlated with Shankh- conch in Hatha yoga. Prakshalana means to clean. Shankh prakshalana is a master yogic colon cleansing method which cleanses whole gastro-intestinal tract with specially prepared lemon water. This is done under observation of an expert doctor with full instruction before and after the treatment in a very safe way. In its main procedure one needs to drink 2 glasses of this water followed by specific set of exercises which involve practicing five yoga poses:
1. Tadasana 2. Tiryak Tadasana 3. Katichakrasana 4. Tiryak Bhujangasana 5. Udarkarshana. The drinking of the water and completing 5 poses comprise one round. One can practice 8 or more of the above rounds as per the individual capacity till one find clear water in the stool. The major part of drunken water eventually gets flushed in stools with impurities of the body and partly gets excreted in urine. Thus Shankhprakshalana thoroughly detoxifies the entire digestive tract and has tremendous curative effect on digestive system and the body as a whole. The ailments like hyper acidity, dyspepsia, irritable bowel, migraine and many allergic diseases are known to respond very well to it.
7. Janu Basti
Janu Basti is a specialized therapy which is performed for the diseases related to knee joint. The word Janu stands for knee region and Basti means which covers or surrounds. Janu Basti is a procedure carried out by fixing of mould around with the help of kneaded black gram dough in which specified medicated oil is retained for a stipulated period in the Janu region (knee region). It is effective in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ligament tear, meniscal damage, Knee Strain and sprain, popliteal cyst, tendinitis, gout and pseudo gout, osteoporosis.
8. Kati Basti
Kati Basti is a specialized therapy which is performed for the diseases related to low back and waist region. The word Kati stands for low back region and waist region, and Basti means which covers or surrounds. Kati Basti is a procedure carried out by fixing a mould with the help of kneaded black gram dough in which specified medicated oil is retained for a stipulated period in the Kati region (low back or waist). It is indicated in sciatica, lumbar spondylitis, chronic backache, degenerative spine changes, compressed discs and spinal nerves, disc prolapsed, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis of the hip, rheumatic arthritis.
9. Greeva basti
Greeva basti is a specialized therapy which is performed for the diseases related to cervical region. The word Greeva stands for cervical region and basti means which covers or surrounds.
Greeva basti is a procedure carried out by fixing mould with the help of kneaded black gram dough in which specified medicated oil is retained for a stipulated period in the Greeva region (Cervical region). The part of the spine that occupies the neck is called the cervical spine. Hence it is indicated in cervical spondylitis, ankylosing spondylitis and stiffness of neck.
10. Netra Tarpana
Netra tarpana is one of the specialized treatments for various eye disorders. Netra tarpana acts as both preventive and curative therapy for maintaining normal healthy condition of eyes. Netra means eyes and tarpana means nourishment. Netra Tarpana is a procedure wherein lukewarm medicated ghee is made to stay stagnant in the eyes for a stipulated time in a specific formed frame with kneaded black gram dough, so it is very beneficial for those patients who are suffering from dry eyes, conjunctivitis, watery eyes, Computer vision syndrome, eye strain, cataract, glaucoma, night blindness, ptosis.
Pizhichil is a specialized therapy which is performed for the disorders related to Shareerika dosha▪s (Body) and Manasika dosha▪s ( Mind). This therapy has been used from ancient times and was much popular among the kings of ancient times. This is why Pizhichil therapy is also famous as “King’s Treatment”. It is also known as Sarvang Dhara. The word Pizhichil means squeezing, Sarvang stands for whole body and Dhara means pouring.
Pizhichil is a process where medicated oil is poured in a rhythmic stream from a height of 4 angula (inches) is done all over the body. Pizhichil is a type of snehayukta swedana karma (sudation therapy) and one of the bahir-parimarjana chikitsa (external therapy).
Udvartana is one of the Shareera Parimarjana Chikitsa, (Cleansing therapy).The word Udvartana means rubbing of the body.
Udvartana is a procedure where a group of medicated herbs such as kolkulyadi in powdered form are rubbed all over the body in a specialized technique and for a specified time. It is very effective in obesity, varicosity, neurological disorders with muscular stiffness, lipomas, neurofibroma, diabetes.
The nose is the doorway to the brain, mind and consciousness. Nasya is the nasal administration of medicinal herbs, decoctions and oils. Different types of substances are used to treat various ailments. Nasya oil is herbal infused oil which is nurturing and nourishing, alleviating numerous discomforts that occur above the clavicle area. Oil is a balancing formula for all doshas and especially good for vata dosha. This therapy is most commonly indicated for dry nasal passages, hoarseness of voice, premature graying of hair and stiffness in the head, eye and ear problems. It relieves mental and emotional stress, anxiety, fear and negativity.
These above mentioned treatments and many other indicated treatments are given to the patients after thorough examination by ayurvedic experts. Hundreds of patients have benefited from all over India and abroad in this Centre by the noble science of Ayurveda. Dr. Krupali Barot [B.A.M.S.] is a Consultant Ayurveda doctor for Cosmic Prana Ayurveda. She is an enthusiastic doctor having sound experience in her field. These are her fields of specialization:
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- GIT Disorder.
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- GIT Disorder and many more.