Ayurveda

Vivekananda Ayurveda™


What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, the science of life and longevity, which is about 5000 years old is the oldest healthcare system in the world and it combines the profound thoughts of medicine and philosophy. Since then Ayurveda has stood for the wholesome physical, mental and spiritual growth of humanity around the world. Today, it’s a unique, indispensable branch of healing which is based on the concept of a health through balanced body, mind, spirit, emotions and senses.
The key concepts of Ayurvedic medicine include universal interconnectedness (among people, their health, and the universe), the body’s constitution (prakriti), and life forces (dosha), which are often compared to the biologic humors of the ancient Greek system. Using these concepts, Ayurvedic physicians at Vivekananda Health Global prescribe individualized treatments, including compounds of herbs or proprietary ingredients, and diet, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations. Health is a balanced state of body humors, tissues, digestive fire, soul, sense organs and mind. There are various Ayurveda treatments that help heal an individual and a few of them are:
ABHYANGAM: A conventional oil therapy, where the medicated oils are gently applied over the body. This lowers the degree of fatigue and stress, delays ageing and improves sleep. It improves circulation and lymphatic drainage. It also relaxes the body, calms down the mind.


ELAKIZHI (Patra Potala Sweda)

Finely chopped herbal leaves and herbal powders are warmed in medicated oil and bundled in a poultice which is used for the fomentation massage. Elakizhi promotes better circulation, relieves stiffness, treats aches and pains and sports injuries.


KATI BASTI, GREEVA BASTI, JANU BASTI

Localized oil pooling therapies for back, neck and knee joints to improve the strength of the joint capsule. It is used in treating spondylitis, disc bulge and wear and tear conditions of the joints.

MUKHALEPAM:

Application of an herbal face pack for a specific duration on the face. It enhances the glow, fairness and useful in the management of acne, hyperpigmentation and many skin issues.

NAVARAKIZHI

(Shastika Shali Pinda Sweda)Hot medicated cooked special rice boluses bundled in cloth bags (poultices) are applied on the body and massaged to induce sudation. This procedure strengthens muscles and improves nerve conduction.

NETRA TARPANAM

Medicated ghee is retained for prescribed time over the eyes. Prevents eye diseases and gives a cooling effect to the eye. Very good to relieve eye strain for those who work with computers.

PICHU

Pichu is an application of cotton pads dipped in warm medicated oil over body parts. Pichu is considered an effective treatment for diseases of Vata. This anti-inflammatory therapy is very effective for degenerative and painful spinal problems.

PANCHAKARMA

It is fivefold and a process of detoxification or cleansing used to eliminate the inherent cause of a disease.
  • Vamana – Emesis.
  • Virechana – Purgation.
  • Basti – Rectal route of administering medication.
  • Nasya – instilling of medicated drops into the nostril.
  • Rakta Mokshana – Bloodletting.

SHIRODHARA

Gentle streaming of warm medicated oil over the fore head. It has the best stress relieving effect. Also used in neurological conditions.

THALAM

Herbal powder mixed with prescribed oil is kept on the crown of the head during a course of an oil application. It is useful for healing sinusitis and also reduces headache due to stress.

UDWARTANAM

Application of herbal powder mixed with oil, buttermilk or medicated decoction. This powder is rubbed upwards on the body. It is good for weight reduction and mobilization of fat.

PIZHICHIL (Dhara)

Pouring medicated oil over affected body parts with gentle massage. This is effective in muscular skeletal disorders, cervical spondylitis and back pain.