What is Ayurved?
Word Ayurved is composed of two Sanskrit terms – ‘Ayus’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ meaning knowledge, literally meaning – the knowledge and science of life.
Ayurved uses 5 element (space/ air, wind, fire, water and earth) and Tridosha theory (Vata, Pita, Kapha) to detect personality, ailment and treatment.
We offer Panchakarma therapies like, Vamana, Virechana, Anuvasana Basti, Niruha Basti and Nasya, along with many other pre and post procedural treatments.
Aiming to offer finest Ayurvedic treatment service we, at NIROGDHAM are all set with ayurvedic treatment services. Located in Baroda (Gujarat), we provide all traditional and authentic ayurvedic therapies.
We offer Panchakarma therapies like, Vamana, Virechana, Anuvasana Basti, Niruha Basti and Nasya, along with many other pre and post procedural treatments to the actual Panchakarma treatments
Vamana – This is a medicated emesis therapy used to decongest the chest, purify gastro-intestinal tract. It works by cleansing the toxins collected in the body.
Indications: Bronchial asthma, Chronic allergic disorders, Acidity, Chronic indigestion, Skin diseases like psoriasis, vitiligo, acne and various kapha disorders etc…
Virechana– This is a medicated purgation therapy aims at full body purification. It is used mainly for ‘pitta’ disorders and requires stringent pre and post procedural regime for proper detoxification and cleansing.
Indications: Hyperacidity, intestinal cleansing, joint disorders, digestive disorders, gynaecological disorders, asthma, diabetes, skin ailments, headache etc.
Basti (Anuvasana Basti & Niruha Basti)- This is a medicated enema therapy available in various types such as Matra/Sneha/Kashaya/Vaitarana/Yaapana. It cleanses the toxins from all there doshas namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha, and especially works on Vata dosha through the colon. Certain herbal oils, extracts, decoctions etc are applied through the rectum (like anema) daily for a prescribed time.
Indications: Paralysis, Hemiplegia, colitis, obesity, cervical spondylitis, IBS, constipation, backache, sciatica, obesity, sexual debility, infertility, digestive disorders etc.
Nasya– It cleanses accumulated Kapha toxins from the head and neck. Herbal juices, medicated oils, churna, ghrita, fumes of herbs are used through nostrils in this treatment.
Indication: Highly effective in headaches, paralysis, sinusitis, insomnia, stress and strain and is especially useful in all ailments of ‘Urdhvajatru’ i.e. area and organs above neck. This treatment is extremely beneficial in trigeminal neuralgia, improves memory and eyesight, hyper pigmentation of face, premature greying of hair, brings clarity to voice, migraines, nasal allergies, sinusitis etc.
Raktamokshana or Blood Letting– This is an effective blood purification therapy in which a procedure for carefully controlled removal of small quantities of blood is conducted to neutralize the accumulated Pitta toxins.
Indications: Skin eruptions, psoriasis, eczema, varicose veins, sciatica, etc.
Other Miscellaneous Therapies of Panchakarma
Abhyanga– This is a special type of oil massage in which hand strokes are made according to the disease. It enhances blood flow and is usually given as pre-procedure to many therapies as well as a separate therapy in itself.
Indication: Obesity, rheumatism, blood pressure, spondylitis, weakness, stress and strain, rejuvenations, relaxation, vigour & vitality.
Pizhichil– Slow stream of warm medicated oil applied/poured all over the body along with gentle massage. The time duration is generally 45-60 minutes per session.
Indications: Rheumatic disease, arthritis, spondylitis, paralysis, hemiplegia, paraplegia, sexual weakness, nervous weakness & other diseases.
Shirodhara (Types: Taila/Takra/Ksheer/Kashaya)- In this procedure, herbal oils, medicated buttermilk or milk or decoction etc are poured slowly on the forehead. The time duration is 20-45 minutes.
Indication: Insomnia, mental tension, headache, migraine, sinusitis, certain skin diseases, stress & strain, depression, hair care etc.
Shirobasti– Lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head and stagnated for a prescribed time according to patient’s condition. The time duration is 30-45minutes
Indication: Facial Paralysis, dryness of nostrils, mouth & throat, severe headaches, burning sensation of head & other Vata-borne Diseases, Hairfall, Thinning and greying of Hair etc.
Shashtika pinda swedan– In this process, the whole body or any specific part there of, is made to perspire by the external application of certain medicated milk puddings tied up in the form of boluses. The time duration is 45-60min
Indication: Emaciation of limbs, skin diseases, rheumatic complaints etc.
Karnapoorana– This therapy consumes 15-20 minutes. It involves filling the ears with medicated oil to drain, wash the ear.
Indications: Dry nose/ears, earache, ear wax, tinnitus, tingling sensation in the ears etc.
Udvartana– This is a typical massage with herbal powders useful for burning fat under the skin. It helps to lose weight, exfoliates dead skin. The time duration is 30-50min.
Indication: Obesity, Hemiplegia, Paralysis, Skin Ailments, Impaired Blood Circulation.
Katibasti– For this, specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back within herbal paste boundary. The time duration is 20-30min per session
Indication: All types of back pain & spinal pain, slip disc, sciatica, spondylitis etc.
Akshitarpana (Netratarpana)- It is a cleansing process for the eyes, which gives a cooling effect to the eyes, prevents eye diseases and strengthens optic nerve, also improves eyesight. This procedure takes 15-25 minutes.
Indications: Eyestrain due to TV, computer, pollution, tired eyes, watering of eyes, dimness of vision at night. It helps in preventing early formations of cataract.
Thala Dharana– Special powder mixed with oil is applied on top of the head. The time duration is 30min per session
Indication: Migraine, facial paralysis, heat stroke, high B.P. etc.
Hrid Basti/Uro basti– It is a unique treatment for heart and chest diseases. In this medicated oil, ghrit or decoction of herbs is placed into the rim of urad flour.
Indication: Useful for strengthening of heart, angina, asthma and other respiratory problems.
Janu Basti– In this treatment, medicated oils, ghrit is placed into the rim of urad flour made at the knee joint.
Indications: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout etc.