Heal your Health at angam ayurveda
- Abhyangam (Body Massage)
- Abhyangam with steam
- Patra Potala Sweda
- Greeva Basti
- Janu Basti
- Kashaya Basti
- Kati Basti
- Kashaya Dhara
- Ksheera Dhara
- Takra Dhara
- Lekhana Basthi
- Matra Basti
- Lepanam EKANGAM
- Navara Kizhi
- Pizhichil (Thaila Dhara)
- Podi Kizhi
- Siro Basti/Dhara
- Sneha Panam
- Thala Pothichil
- Uro Basti
- Ushma Swedam
Panchakarma is the purification therapy used in Ayurvedic medicine . The word panchakarma means five actions and refers to five procedures intended to intensively cleanse and restore balance to the body, mind, and emotions. It counts five steps to complete the process.
The toxins accumulated in the body and the respiratory tract is effectively removed by Vamana. People with high imbalance of kapha are given this type of treatment, which loosens and mobilizes the toxins, in an effort to eliminate them from the body. The vitiated kapha are eliminated through the mouth. After vomiting, the sinus is cleared, which in turn provides relief from congestion, wheezing and breathlessness. Vamana is a seasonal therapy and its done in vasant rutu(Spring)
Virachana therapy is defined as the medicated purgation therapy, which cleanses the Pitta and purifies blood, by clearing the toxins from the body Virechana eliminates Pitta related toxins from the body to regain health. This process of cleansing is carried out in the small intestine and other Pitta zones. Skin diseases, chronic fever, piles, abdominal tumors, worms, gout, jaundice, irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal problems and constipation can be effectively cured by Virechana therapy. Virechana is also a seasonal therapy and its done in Sharad rutu(Autumn)
Nasya therapy is a process wherein the drug (Liquid medicines and herbalized oils) is administered through the nostrils. Since nose is the gateway of the head, the therapy is highly effective in curing number of diseases pertaining to the head. The therapy cleanses and opens the channels of the head, thereby improving the process of oxygenation, which has a direct influence on the functioning of brain. Nasya is also a treatment of choice for ENT Disorders, frozen shoulders and cervical problems.
Basti concentrates on the elimination of the loosened vata dosha through the rectum. The treatment involves the introduction of medicinal substances such as, herbal oils and decoctions in a liquid medium, into the rectum of the person.
Raktamoksham is used to eliminate toxins that are absorbed into the bloodstream through the gastrointestinal tract. This process purifies the blood. It is used for disorders such as repeated attacks of skin disorders such as urticaria, rash, eczema, acne, scabies, leucoderma, chronic itching, and hives. It was also found effective for enlarged liver and spleen, and for gout.
Kati Basti is a simple therapy with reflective effects. In the subtle body, the nadis supply energy to back, the upper and lower extremities. Kati basti has wide use for any pain, strain, or tension in lower or upper back. Hot or warm oil when massaged or retained for a specific time in any particular area of the body, penetrates deep into the tissues of the muscles and strengthens the bone and makes the bones and muscles flexible. Thus for relieving tension from the aching parts of the body, use of hot oil therapy plays a dominant role in Ayurvedic treatment. Once the oil is removed, the therapist will massage specific marma points around the affected area to facilitate repair of ligaments and tendons. Kati Basti improves lower back conditions like Lumbar Spondylosis, Inter Vertebral Slip Disc, low back ache and Sciatica.
Dhara means pouring of medicinal liquid in the traditional system of Ayurveda. Dhara treatment is mostly given to the head and also to the different parts of the body.
When dhara is applied to head it is called "Shirodhara". It involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead (the 'third eye'). The word is a combination of Sanskrit words Shiras 'head' and Dhara 'flow'. The liquids used in shirodhara depend on what is being treated, but can include oil, milk, buttermilk, coconut water, or even plain water. Shirodhara has been used to treat a variety of conditions including eye diseases, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, greying of hair, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, vertigo, and certain types of skin diseases like psoriasis. It is also used non-medicinally at spas for its relaxing properties.
Takra dhara is a form of shirodhara, an Ayurvedic treatment method which involves continuous flow of medicated butter milk to the centre of forehead continuously It is a cure for vata predominant diseases, relieves tension and cures certain types of skin diseases.
When this Dhara treatment is done with milk (Ksheera), it is called ‘Ksheeradhara’. If Ksheeradhara is done for the head alone, it is called Shirodhara and if it is for the whole body except the head, it is known as Sarvangadhara. Ksheera dhara is one of the important treatments among Kerala special treatments.
Abhyanga is a Special type of Ayurvedic oil massage recommended for overall health and well-being. This warm oil massage acts as a powerful recharger and rejuvenator of mind and body by dissolving accumulated stress and toxins. Abhyanga destroys vata, removes retained wastes. These actions promote an extremely important “releasing function” in the body. Toxins, metabolic and digestive wastes circulate and collect in the body channels. Oil promotes the proper functioning of these channels by loosening, smoothing, softening and cleansing actions. This can be experienced as the release of stress. The aspect of massage includes Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings, toning of the muscles and the whole physiology, calming of the nervous system, Lubrication of the joints and many subtle healing aspects that make it a holistic healing modality.
Patra Pinda Sweda
Patra Pinda Sweda is a simple and effective therapy in the management of uncomplicated back pain. Patra means leaves of medicinal plants. Pinda means a bolus. Sweda means Fomentation or sudation. Leaves of various medicinal plants which have the property of relieving pain, inflammation & stiffness and also which can rejuvenate and strengthen the joints and soft tissues and improve circulation in the afflicted parts. Benefits of Patra Pinda Sweda: It strengthens and rejuvenates the back and spine, strengthens the dhatu shakti(tissue strength and integrity), increases circulation, removes dirt and unwanted tissues, provides color and complexion to the skin, induces good sleep and reduces stress in spite of reducing pain, stiffness and inflammation. Patra pinda sweda is effectively prescribed in – Back pain chronic, Back pain low, Lumbar and Cervical Spondylosis, Arthritis, Joint stiffness and swelling, Muscular and soft tissue pains, Sciatica, sprains and cramps etc…
This is a process in which medicated herbal paste, prepared with herbal ghees, and milk, is applied on the affected part or whole body. This form of treatment relieves various inflammatory diseases of the body. This is useful for various types of inflammatory conditions, arthritis, gout, skin diseases and eczema. The treatment starts directly without any preconditioning methods. Warm herbal paste is gently applied on the afflicted areas, to a thickness of half a centimeter. For active penetration, the applied paste is let to dry on the body for about 45 minutes. This creates a mild heat on the skin and as a result, its medicinal properties perforate faster into the cells and absorb the unwanted components that cause the inflammation and pain.