|Treatment in Ayurveda|
|Treatment in Ayurveda is a prolonged process. Part of the therapy involves actual treatment, while the other consists of lifestyle consultation – which is even more important. The therapy entails cleansing of the mind and body, which then has to be maintained in that state by the individual for the treatment to be effective. According to Ayurvedic principles, the human being has three dimensions i.e. the body, mind and soul. These three dimensions are set in an individualised pattern based on the predominant dosha. (i.e. Prakruti). An imbalance in every one of these dimensions leads to ill being (Vikruti). It is only after a detailed consultation that the physician determines the cause of this imbalance, using 3 ancient techniques of observation - (Darsana), touching/feeling (Sparsana) and interrogation (Prasna). After the consultation, the patient is given a detailed description of what he might have to undergo over the next few days/weeks.|
ABHYANGA (conventional oil therapy): Medicated oils are gently applied over the body to alleviate fatigue, delay aging, improve sleep, etc.
SWEDANA A mild fomentation procedure (using a cloth dipped in hot water) NASYA is instilling of 2 drops of oil in the nose just before inhalation.
GANDOOSHA (gargling): This lasts for 5 minutes using different kinds of liquids (depending on each individual's needs)
DANTA DHAVANA 5 minutes of teeth cleaning with a herbal powder so as to prevent infections.
ANJANA Is the lining of the rims of the eye with an anti infection paste for 5 minutes. This helps improve eyesight and delay cataract formation.
KARNAPOORANA This involves pouring of 2-4 drops of medicated oil in each ear for 5 minutes. This protects the ears from infection.
SNANA Oil bath with herbal powders is administered at the end of each session.
The first treatment session including consultation takes upto 3 hours. Subsequent sessions take approximately 90 minutes.
|This is a treatment whereby the patient is made to lie on a special wooden bed (a droni), after which the medicated oil/ milk/ buttermilk, etc are poured in a prescribed, continuous stream on his head by the therapist and two assistant therapists. For the oil application on the head, a wide mouthed earthen vessel with a hole at the bottom is hung about 2 inches from the patient's forehead. A thread hangs forth from the hole along which the oil flows. The prescribed liquid is then poured into the vessel and on the upper forehead in a steamy stream. The liquid drippings are collected and the oil is poured back into the vessel. After which the patient is given a warm bath or sometimes none at all (with the patient simply being towelled off). The length of the treatment depends on the severity of each case.|
|This is a specialised treatment which involves squeezing a cloth soaked in oil over the body. During this treatment the patient is made to sit on the droni and the medicated oils are then administered over the head and body. By 4 therapists (2 on either side of the patient- i.e. if the Dhara treatment is also undertaken simultaneously) .A cloth is tied over the patient's forehead, to prevent oil from getting into the eyes. The warm, medicated oil is then poured in a continually flowing single stream, by squeezing a clean cloth dipped in oil over the body. The treatment starts and ends with the patient in a sitting position. In the duration in-between, the patient is made to lie flat. Like the Dhara, the duration and bathing process vary with every patient. The Pizhichil oil therapy helps alleviate skeletal and muscular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.|
|Yoga and Meditation|
The Yoga asanas listed below are taught to each individual after an examination of his physical condition
|Any undue exertion is discouraged. The patient is asked to perform the asanas only to the extent it is possible by him. Meditation sessions are also conducted when the Pranayama is taught in addition to other meditation techniques.|
|Rates for Rejuvenation Programme/Specific Treatment|
|Rates applicable from October 1, 2002 – September 30, 2003|
1. The above rates include Room charges, Ayurveda (vegetarian) meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner), treatment charges and all currently applicable taxes.
2. The extra person charges for persons who are not taking a treatment but are merely accompanying the patient is: Rs.750/- per night for Indian nationals inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner (veg / non-veg meals) and all currently applicable taxes. US $20/- per night for foreign nationals inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner (veg / non-veg meals) and all currently applicable taxes.
Please note that these rates are applicable for both 7-day rejuvenation packages as well for various treatments such as migraine, arthritis, spondylitis, back pain, stress, insomnia, osteoarthritis, impaired vision, blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, ear and nose infection, after-effects of stroke, paralysis and paraplegia.