Please note – these therapies are given for informational purposes. For more information on any of these therapies, their applications or availability, please consult with a Sevayu practitioner.
Shamana Chikitsa (Ayurvedic Palliative Care)
Shamana Chikitsa is the process of balancing the doshas in the body through natural self-care practices. This includes Ayurvedic dietary regimens, fasting, exercise, etc. to provide light assistance to the wellness process, specifically related to the individual’s needs.
Among the therapies considered during a wellness consultation, these include:
Other General Ayurvedic therapies include:
Various Ayurvedic Therapies included for general palliation include the following:
- Shirobasti – Head Treatment
- Akshi Tarpana – Eye Treatment
- Kati Basti, Janu Basti, Griva Basti – Lower back / Knee / Cervical Area Treatment
- Pizhichil – Continuous Oil Pouring Treatment
- Patra Potli Swedana – Herbal Bolus Massage
- Shashti Shalik Pinda Swedana – Bolus Massage and Sweat Therapy
- Udvartana – Dry Herbal Powder Massage
- Mardan – Deep Tissue Massage
- Lepana – Application of Herbal Paste
- Mukha Lepana – Herbal Facial Paste
Shodana Chikitsa (Purification therapy)
When the doshas live in an inharmonious state over a prolonged period of time, wellness concerns may arise in the individual. This requires a more direct approach in restoring them to their intended state. These include Purvakarma, Pradhankarma, Paschatkarma, and Rasayana.
- Optimizing Metabolic Function (Agni Deepana / Pachana): Honoring the Agni, or digestive power of the GI tract. Digestion of food is at the core of wellness in Ayurveda. These therapies help kindle the digestive power and reduce the unwanted wastes of the body. They perform regulation of overall metabolic function.
- Snehan (includes external as well as internal oleation): Lubricates the tissues and soften the toxins in the body, preparing for deeper purification. These include:
- Internal oleation: Ghee processed with herbs is consumed, which lubricates the GI tract, internal organs, and whole body.
- External oleation: Includes the following therapies:
- Swedana – Sweat and heat therapy
- Upanaha Swedana – Herbal Bolus Massage
- Baluka Swedana – Dry Sand Bolus Massage
After cleansing the doshas from the body, regimen for diet is given to follow after the panchakarma procedures, to restore your digestive fire.
After the panchakarma process is completed, the body is given tonification procedure, to gain more strength and fully rejuvenate the bodily tissues.