Panchkarma being a complex process in itself, to get maximum benefit out of this, Ayurveda prescribes a few preparatory treatments. Snehapanam and Swedam are two such preparatory treatments. While Snehapanam is an internal treatment by taking medicated oils and ghee, Swedam is externally practiced over the body by hot bundle. Snehapanam also treats peptic duodenal ulcers, skin problems and degenerative diseases.
1. Kizhi: In this treatment the whole body is made to perspire by the external application of medicated packs in the form of boluses tied in cloth bags. The packs are made up of Rice (Njavarakizhi) or herbal powder (Choorna Kizhi) or herbal leaves (Elakizhi). The treatment is useful in musculoskeletal disorders, degenerative conditions and neurological problems etc.
Pizhichil: Pizhichil is another traditional Ayurvedic treatment performed at JYIC effectively. During this treatment, the patient is laid in a tub specially made from the wood of trees known for their medicinal value. Slow stream of warm medicated oil is applied all over the body along with Ayurvedic massages. Pizhichil is known to be one of the best treatments for rheumatic and neurological ailments.
Dhara: Dhara is performed on patients as an effective nerve tonic and as a remedy for psychosomatic disorders. It is a very important that this treatment is conducted by using preparations exactly as per the Ayurvedic prescriptions for getting excellent results. Dhara is performed in our centre by experts with many years of experience in this method of treatment alone. Dhara, the name is derived from the process of pouring oil or medicated butter milk continuously on the forehead.
Sirovasthy: It is another efficient treatment method in which oil is kept over the head in a special cap tied over the forehead. Past experience has proved that this treatment is an excellent remedy for facial palsy, head ache and various neurological disorders connected with brain.
Other popular treatments performed in JYIC are Avanga Sweda (Hip Bath), Upanaha Sweda (Poultice), Tharpana and Putapaka (Ophthalmic procedures). These treatments are also carefully undertaken strictly as per Ayurvedic traditions and references
Ayurvedic Diet, Yoga, Meditation and Music
‘You are what you eat’. The concept of diet and food is known as Annayoga.
The meals are planned according to the different seasons of the year, considering the balance ofVata, Pitta andKaphaDoshas; the maintenance of agni (digestive fire), the six different rasas (tastes) and the seven dhatus (body tissues – from blood to vitality)
The meals are purely vegetarian and consist of a balanced Indian menu of rice, pulses, vegetables, soups, salads etc. The menu is changed daily.
Organic Farming: Some of the fresh food includes our home grown organic vegetables without the use of chemicals and fertilisers.
Yoga, Meditation and Healing Music
The ultimate aim in life is to attain peace and harmony in the body, mind and soul. To help in this, Yoga and Meditation are an integral part of our daily programmes. The sessions are offered every morning and are a well-balanced routine of Kriyas, Pranayama, Stretching and Relaxation.