Panchakarma Therapy & Panchakarma Treatments in Rishikesh

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Panchakarma consists of various Ayurveda therapies practices


Abhyanga

Doing this massage increases blood flow and is given both as a pre-procedure to many therapies as well as an individual therapy. The hand strokes used in the massage are made as per the disease.

Indication: Obesity, spondylitis, weakness, rheumatism, blood pressure, stress and strain.

Pizhichil

Slow stream of warm medicated oil applied/poured all over the body along with gentle massage. The time duration is usually 45-60 minutes per session.

Indications: Rheumatic disease, sexual weakness, paraplegia, spondylitis, paralysis, arthritis, hemiplegia, nervous weakness & other diseases.

Shirodhara

Herbal oil, milk, medicated buttermilk or decoction etc; is poured slowly on the forehead. The time duration is 20-45 minutes per session.

Indication: Insomnia, headache, sinusitis, migraine, mental tension, stress & strain, depression, certain skin diseases, hair care etc.

Navarkizhi (shashtik pinda swedan)

In this procedure, medicated milk puddings tied up in the form of boluses are applied to any specific body part or the whole body for perspiration. The session usually lasts 45-60min.

Indication: Emaciation of limbs, rheumatic complaints, skin diseases, etc.

Udvartana

This herbal powder massage is helpful for burning fat under the skin. It helps to lose weight, exfoliates dead skin. The time duration is 30-50min.

Indication: Obesity, Paralysis, Hemiplegia, Impaired Blood Circulation and Skin Ailments.

Shirobasti

A cap fitted on the head and stagnated for a prescribed time depending on patient’s condition before pouring lukewarm herbal oils into it. The session usually lasts is 30-45minutes.

Indication: Facial Paralysis, burning sensation of head, severe headaches, dryness of nostrils, mouth & throat, other Vata-borne Diseases, hairfall, hair thinning and greying of hair etc.

Kati Vasti

In this process, 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, sciatica, slip disc, spondylitis, etc.

Thala Dharan

In this process, a special powder mixed with oil is applied on top of the head. The time duration is 30min per session.

Indication: Migraine, heat stroke, facial paralysis, high B.P. etc.

Karnapoorana

This therapy usually takes 15-20 minutes. In this, the ears are filled with medicated oil to drain and wash the ear.

Indication: Dry nose/ears, earache, ear wax, tingling sensation in the ears, tinnitus, etc.

Akshitarpan/Netratarpan

This procedure takes 15-25 minutes. It is an eye-cleansing process which gives a cooling effect to the eyes, prevents eye diseases and strengthens optic nerves. It also improves eyesight.

Indication: Eyestrain due to TV, computer, pollution, tired eyes, watering of eyes and dimness of vision at night. It helps in preventing early formations of cataract.

Hrid Basti/Uro basti

It is a unique treatment for heart and chest diseases which involves placing medicated oil, ghrit or decoction of herbs into the rim of urad flour.

Indication: Angina, useful for strengthening of heart, asthma and other respiratory problems.

Mukhalepam

This process involves application of herbal paste on the face for the treatment of wrinkles, dry or oily skin, blemishes, acne etc.

Janu Basti

Medicated oils and ghrit is placed into the rim of urad flour made at the knee joint.

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