Sunday, May 3, 2015


Ayurveda is a healthcare system of vedic origin, estimated to be 5000 years old. Ayurveda has a comprehensive view of human health, where health is determined not only in terms of state of the body, but also of mind and spirit.The theme is BALANCE..... balance among the different system within the body, balance among the body, mind and soul, balance between mankind and environment. Managing deiseases is restoring balance usuing natural resources.
Thus Ayurveda is about nature, mankind and health.

Panchakarma includes 5 therapeutic procedures that are indicated to the person suffering from different types of diseases. Our human body is made up of doshas (functional elements), dhatus(structural elements) and malas (waste products). There are three doshas in our body, namely vata, pitta and kaph. These three doshas have specific functions to be carried out in our body and their balance is responsible for our health, while a loss of balance is known to cause diseases. The panchakarma procedures bring these doshas to their normal balance thus restoring complete health. The practice revolves around 5 therapies, they are:
  • Vamana – induced vomiting (for disturbed kaph dosha)
  • Virechana – induced purgation (for disturbed pitta dosha)
  • Basti – Medicated enema (for disturbed vata dosha)
  • Nasya – for diseases of the head
  • Raktamokshan – Bloodletting (for doshas disturbing blood

Seven days of panchakarma therapy was taken from 17th April to 24th April at SDM Ayurvedic Hospital, Udyavara, Udupi. Dr Niranjan Rao was the doctor incharge. 
The procedure followed were:
1. Enema
2. Oil massage and abhyanga
3. Kati Basti for disc prolapse , Scieatica
4. Physio Therapy
5. Alepa.

Rejuvanation and relaxation occurs after each therapy.  Oil massage for 30 minutes with two people giving massage to the body. 
Kati Basti is the hot oil treatment for disc herniation and pain.
Physio Therapy is the usual allopathy treatment of Traction, Interferential Treatment (IFT) or TENS and hot pad therapy for an hour,
Alepa is medicinal paste for the whole body, keep for an hour or two and take bath.

The normal food was coming from Sujatha's (Nalini's sister in Udyavara), brought to the room by none other than qualified Ayurvedic Doctor, Dr Smitha (Sujatha's daughter)

The Doctor advised that if pain doen't subside, go through another routine after a couple of months.

However, it was a good experince.
written 4th May 2015

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing information
    Ayurveda therapies when applied with skill and care work on both the physical and psychological levels to invigorate, relax and ease pain or tension from stiff aching muscles, boost circulation and alleviate mental stress, soothing the soul and fostering balance and serenity.