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Samwarthika Ayurveda Hospital in Kerala offers the best Ayurvedic treatment in Kochi and Kerala in combination with the modern scientific approach of Ayurveda. Unlike other Ayurvedic treatment centres in Kerala, at Samwarthika, the practice of traditional Ayurveda is predominant. Modern diagnostic methods using laboratory tests and imaging services are also used to support physicians in their diagnosis. Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala at Samwarthika is one of the best and most sought after and the medicines prepared here are strictly guided and supervised by our physicians following the original texts. Oral medicines, physical therapies and application of medicaments are advised to the patients after consulting the physician. A full-fledged pharmacy and five fully equipped treatment rooms are here to support our patients. All Ayurveda treatments in Kerala, including Kerala panchakarma procedures are carried out here by well experienced therapists under the supervision of physicians. Yoga is suggested to the patients according to their disease conditions. Get in touch with us and we are more than happy to help you choose the right treatment plan.

The Kerala Ayurvedic Treatments

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Poorva Karma – The preparatory treatments

The preparatory treatments – Poorva Karma has an important role in panchakarma during the Ayurvedic treatment in Ernakulam at Samwarthika. Snehana – oleation and swedana – sudation are the two basic preparatory treatments. snehana can be further divided in two types; internal and external. internal snehana is administered through oral route while the external snehana has many different ways.
the lymphatic system, basically a drainage system is an accessory to the venous system. It also defends the body from bacteria, viruses and harmful agents and helps the immune system to remove and destroy waste, debris, dead cells, pathogens, toxins and cancer cells. abhyanga and swedana aggravate the lymphatic drainage for removal of toxins from the body.

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Panchakarma

Panchakarma is a unique process of purification comprising five purification therapies followed in Ayurveda which absolutely expels the toxins out of the body. This bio cleansing process includes Emesis – Vamana, Purgation – Virechana, Enema – Vasthi, nasal drops – Nasya and Bloodletting – Rakthamokshana. Panchakarma has three main stages;
namely Poorvakarma, Pradhanakarma and Paschathkarma. Poorvakarma is the preparatory treatments before main treatment; Pradhanakarma is the main treatment and Paschathkarma is the measures employed after the main treatment.

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Abhyanga

Abhyanga is the procedure of application of Snehadravya over the body with mild pressure. It is one of the most popular and ancient therapies of Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala which involves warm oil massage over the entire body.
The Thaila/Ghritha/Vasa etc. are rubbed over the body in directions comfortable to the patient. It improves strength and alleviates vatha. It can be performed as a therapeutic procedure as well as a preventive procedure. the patient is made to sit on the Abhyanga table with legs extended. The oil heated to optimum temperature is applied over the head, ears, and soles of feet uniformly with mild pressure by therapists standing on both sides of the table. Abhyanga is performed in different positions and at the end of the procedure, the oil on the body is wiped off with tissue paper or towels. bath can be taken with hot water and medicated powder or soap to remove the oil and to clean the body. A light semi-solid digestible diet may be advised after bath.

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Pizhichil

Pizhichil with oil is a modified form of parishekasweda developed as a specialty of Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala. It is the process by which the body is made to perspire by means of pouring warm medicated oil in a specific manner. It has the advantage of producing snehana and swedana effect at the same moment. The patient is made to sit on the treatment table –dhroni with legs extended. A gentle massage is performed by therapists attending either side of the patient. the oil for Pouring is heated by keeping the vessel on a hot water bath and the temperature of oil must be comfortable to the patient. A piece of cloth is dipped in the warm oil and squeezed over the body with the right hand. Simultaneously gentle massage is done with left hand also. The oil flows in uniform stream from the thumb facing downwards from a specific height or as per the condition of the disease and patient. The process is to be continued in different positions. After the procedure, body of the patient is massaged gently and oil is wiped off with clean towel. Rest is advised for few minutes followed by hot water bath. rasnadichurna, a medicated powder is applied over the scalp and oral medicines according to the condition is given. A normal diet is prescribed generally. This process stimulates neuromuscular system; increases the peripheral circulation, improves the functions of skin, sense organs and provides nourishment. the best Ayurvedic treatment in Kochi and Kerala offered at Samwarthika Ayurvedic treatment centre has well experienced and trained therapists who perform the entire procedure in a rhythmic way thus improving the metabolism and restoring health.

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Njavarakizhi

Njavarakizhi is a specialty of Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala where the whole body or any specific part is made to perspire by the application of heated medicinal rice puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a cotton cloth. Specific variety of rice by the name njavara is cooked with milk and decoction of herbs is kept in four pieces of cloth to make 4 boluses. another portion of decoction and milk of the same quantity is mixed and heated in low temperature to dip the above boluses for warming the kizhi. The patient is properly massaged with suitable warm oil all over the body and head. The warm kizhi is gently applied in synchronized manner by two therapists on two sides of treatment table – dhroni. The heat of the boluses are bearable to the patient and will be maintained throughout the procedure by continuous use of four boluses. This procedure is done in different positions as per the requirement. At the end of the procedure, the paste of medicine remaining over the body is scrapped off and the body is wiped off with dry soft towels. Then medicated oil is applied over the body herbal medicines are given orally. The patient is advised to take complete rest and then allowed to take a bath with warm water. Light vegetarian diets consisting of liquids or semi-solids are usually prescribed during the course of the treatment. By performing this procedure, massage, heat and pressure is provided to the body simultaneously with nourishment to the muscles and nerve endings.

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Kizhi

Upanaha is a kind of swedana– sudation – in which the medicines are made in to a paste after boiling with suitable liquid and applied over a specific area. It is covered with leaves and bandaged with thick cloth which can be removed after stipulated time. warm oil is applied in the area where upanaha is to be done and the herbal drugs mixed with thaila/ghritha paste is applied in bearable heat. The area where the paste is applied is covered and bandaged with thick cotton cloth. this can be removed and cleaned after prescribed duration followed by application of oil. Normal diet is usually advised. It is a type of swedana – sudation that imparts heat to a specific area resulting into reduction of swelling and pain. It improves the blood circulation and thus, mobilizes the waste materials of that area.

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PathraPindaSweda

Pathrapindasweda refers to a kind of swedana – sudation performed by specially prepared bolus of medicinal leaves. In this process, leaves of herbs are cut into pieces and fried with rock salt and suitable medicated oil. This hot mixture is tied in cotton cloth as boluses for application over the body. The herbal leaves are cut into very small pieces and heated with medicated oil and rock salt in a frying pan by giving proper heat. the mixture so prepared is put into a small piece of cloth and tied up into two boluses. The bolus are gently applied in a synchronized manner. This bolus is applied hot to the skin already smeared with warm medicated oil. To maintain its temperature, the bolus is intermittently kept warm by heating on the frying pan. At the end of the procedure body should be wiped off with dry soft towel and oral medicines are suggested. The patient is asked to be under complete rest for at least an hour and then allowed to take bath with warm water. A light diet preferably liquids and semi-solids is suggested. It is a kind of swedana – sudation where heat, pressure and oil are applied simultaneously with drugs. So this stimulate and strengthen neuro-muscular system resulting in reduction of pain and inflammation.

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ChurnaSweda

Churna swedana is a kind of swedana– sudation given by powder of various herbs made as bolus and applied over the body after heating. Powder of medicinal plants, seeds, lemon, and rock salt are mixed together and fried with medicated oil. This mixture is tied up in a cotton cloth to prepare a bolus. This bolus is heated in oil and applied with mild pressure over the body after gentle massage. At the end of the procedure body is wiped off with dry soft towel. oral medicines is given at the end and the patient is advised to take complete rest for at least an hour and then allowed to take bath with warm water. Light food preferably liquids and semi-solids are advised. It is a kind of fomentation that stimulates nerve endings, relaxes muscles and relieves pain.

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Shirodhara

Shirodhara is a type of application of oil to the head/scalp, in which prescribed medicated oil/ liquid is continuously poured over the forehead and then allowed to flow over the scalp from a specific height for a certain period of time. The patient is massaged on the head with suitable oil. In certain cases whole body massage is also done before shirodhara. Patient should lie in supine position on the treatment table – dhroni with a pillow under the neck and the shirodhara device is placed over the head. Its height is fixed in such a way that suitably warm oil or medicated liquids should fall from a specific height in a continuous stream of specific thickness over the forehead. the oil/liquid poured is recollected and reheated just above the body temperature and again poured in the dharapatram. The attendant will move the vessel to both sides of the forehead so that the flow of liquid reaches both sides properly. after this process, the oil is wiped off and the patient is advised to take bath with medicated warm water after half an hour. This procedure is suggested for 7, 14 or 21 days as per the severity of the disease. light diet, preferably semisolids and liquids are advised. Constant flow of liquid in a specified manner relaxes the mind, calms and tranquillizes the patients.

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Shirolepana

Shirolepana is a procedure of application of paste of medicines on head for a specific period of time during the Ayurvedic treatment in Kochi at Samwarthika. The head of the patient is shaved and medicated oil is applied over the body and scalp followed by the medicated paste applied thickly over the head. After stipulated time, the head is washed and rasnadichoorna is applied. A normal diet is suggested. it provides tranquility to the head and brain soothes the mind and nourishes the brain cells. It is found very effective in mental retardation, loss of memory and in psychiatric problems.

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Shirovasthi

Shirovasti is a procedure of Ayurvedic treatment in Ernakulam in which the medicated oil is kept over the head with the help of a cap fixed for a prescribed period of time. The medicated oil heated just above the body temperature is slowly poured inside the cap over the head without any discomfort to the patient .The oil is filled up to a certain height above the scalp. The temperature of the oil will be maintained by replacing with warm oil at regular intervals. At the end of the procedure of Ayurvedic treatment in Kochi, the oil is to be taken out and head wash is done. After wiping off the oil with clean and dry towel, rasnadichurna is applied. Gentle massage is performed on shoulder, neck forehead and back depending on the advice of the physician. A light diet, liquids and semisolids are preferable. It is useful in neurological complaints, chronic diseases, etc. and strengthens the organs in the head and soothes the mind.

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Kativasthi

Kativasthi is a procedure of Ayurvedic treatment in Ernakulam in which comfortably hot medicated oil is kept over the lumbosacral area or any adjacent part for a certain period of time with the help of a cap like hollow structure. Patient is given abhyanga all over the body and then sweda – medicated steam on the low back and legs. The oil is heated up to warmness over the water bath and poured slowly maintaining the uniform temperature throughout the process by replacing warm oil. After the prescribed time, oil is removed and the area is wiped off followed by cleaning with lukewarm water. The patient is advised to take rest. A normal diet is suggested. keeping the medicated oil for specific period of time on the affected area nourishes the nerves, muscles and joints in the particular region. The heat of the oil also gives passive fomentation during the Ayurvedic treatment in Ernakulam. It gives relief from symptoms.

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UroVasthi

Urovasthi is the procedure of retaining warm medicated oil on specific area of chest for a specified period of time. A trough is made with dough on chest or heart region where medicated oil is filled in it and retained for specific time. After the specified time, the oil is removed and oil is wiped off. The patient is advised to take rest. Usually the procedure is done for 7days. Normal diet advised. Keeping the medicated oil for specific period of time on the affected area will nourish the nerves, muscles and joints in that particular part.

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AkshiTharpana

In this process of Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala, medicated ghee is retained over eyes for 15-20 minutes. A gentle massage is given on the head, eyes and face. A trough is made with dough around both eyes and medicated ghee – a little below body temperature but in liquid form – is filled inside. it is to be kept for 15-20 minutes and then the ghee is to be collected out and the face is wiped off with a clean dry towel.
Eyes are covered with petals of lotus or rose and the patient is advised to sit away from the sunlight for a day. it may be done for 7 to 14 days. This process may nourish the structures in the eyes and strengthens the optic nerve.

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Paschath Karma - Post Operative Regimen

The patient has to take complete rest for an equal period of time for which he/she has undergone the therapeutic procedure. Ayurvedic treatment centres in Kerala that offer the best Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala like Samwarthika recommends a good amount of rest to patients after treatment procedures. Pashcath karma is done as the patient requires to regain the strength of dhathus and to come to normalcy. The patient has to use hot water for all purposes and should observe celibacy – brahmacharya during pashcath karma. Sleeping during day time is to be strictly avoided and proper sleep during the night is to be maintained. Natural urges should not be controlled forcibly. The patient has to be free from physical and mental exertion and should not be exposed to smoke, excess cold, sun rays, wind etc. Traveling, sitting idle for a long time and talking in a high voice are to be avoided. Soft and low pillows are to be used. Internal medicines as advised by the physician has to be taken carefully for the best results while undergoing Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala.