Therapeutic Programmes

Dhara:

Herbal oils, medicated milk or butter milk and decoctions are poured on the forehead/whole body in a special manner. Variations include Oordhwanga Dhara (good for diseases of the eyes, ears and skin), Takra Dhara (for those suffering from memory loss, severe headache or insanity) and Sarvanga Dhara (for both head and body).

Snehapanam:

Medicated ghee is given internally in a gradually increased quantity for specific periods.

Sirovasti:

Lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a leather cap fitted on the head for specific durations as per physician's recommendation.

Pizhichil:

Lukewarm herbal oil is applied with fresh linen all over the body by trained masseurs in a rhythmic manner for a period of 1 to 11/2 hours daily for 7 to 21 days.

Udvarthanam:

Therapeutic massage with herbal powders.

Marma Chikitsa:

Treatment that works on the extremely sensitive vital points of the body (the 107 marmas).

Nasyam:

Inhalation of medicated herbal preparations, decoction oils, ghee etc. to eliminate the morbid factors from the head and neck area.

Karnapooranam:

Medicated oils are applied to the ear for 5 to 10 minutes daily to clean as well as treat specific ailments.

Tharpanam:

A treatment for the eyes effective in preventing cataract and strengthening the optic nerve.

Njavarakizhi:

The whole body is made to perspire by the external application of medicated rice packs in the form of boluses tied in muslin bags.