Takradhara is a sudation therapy with medicated butter milk in Ayurveda. It can be done either as Shirodhara (pouring the decoction over the head) or the dhara over the entire body. In the video, the Takradhara treatment where buttermilk is poured all over the body is seen. This treatment is also effective in insomnia, chronic headaches like migraine, ear nose diseases, neuropathy and spondylitis.
Urovasti is an herbal oil treatment in Ayurveda. Vasti is an important Panchakarma therapy is a treatment involving the introduction of herbal oils and decoctions into the colon through the rectum. Urovasti is recommended to treat pains affecting the sternum in the Uras (chest) area.
Snehapana is one of the Purvakarma therapies in Ayurveda, a system of medicine in India.Sneha means oil. Thiktha Ghrutha or ghee infused with herbs is orally administered to the patient for a specific period.
Shirovasti or therapeutic enema on head is one of the major external oil therapies in Ayurvedic treatment. The prescribed medicated oil is then warmed, poured into the cap and allowed to stand for a specified time. This treatment is prescribed for diseases like facial paralaysis, cataract, deafness, earache and disorders of cranial nerves.
Sarvangadhara, a treatment method with medicated milk is poured all over the body while massaging. This treatment is one of the preparatory procedures in Panchakarma, the rejuvenation and revitalization therapy in Ayurveda.
Podikkizhi is an ayurvedic therapy with medicinal powder. It is a therapy in which the body of the patient is fomented with linen bags containing a mixture of horse gram, black gram, gingerly seeds and other vital ingredients in powdered form. Podikkizhi is effective for diseases arising from disrupted vata and pitha doshas.
Navarakkizhi is an ayurvedic herbal decoction for body care. Navarakkizhi treatment involves the fomentation of the body with a bolus of cooked rice. Navara is a rice variety known for its medicinal properties and it is cooked in milk, to form an herbal decoction using Kurumthotti.
For making the kizhi, four boluses are made of the cooked rice and are tied up in linen bags. The movement of the hands during both fomentation and massage should always be downwards. This therapy is done in seven standard positions.
Lepana is the external application of medicated paste on any part of the body where pain associated with inflammatory condition persists. The ingredients of the paste vary according to the nature of the ailment. It is a treatment method in traditional Ayurveda.
Karnapoorana is a treatment in Ayurveda for ear care. Karnapoorana is a traditional treatment for ear ailments and the word literally means filling the ears. The ear lobes are gently massaged with oil and usually lukewarm, purified medicated oil is gently poured into one ear.