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revitalization and regeneration to mobilize and strengthen your body's
defenses and self-healing capacity. It is the objective of this therapy
to open up new dimensions for your beauty, along with an increase in
energy and inner strength that help you to better master the trials and
vicissitudes of life.
Medical consultation for outpatients
(Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis, determination of individual pattern
and practical advise for everyday life)
including Ayurveda treatments
(Abhyanga synchronous massage and Svedana
Abhyanga synchronous massage and Shirodhara)
Outdoor patients may also book all Ayurveda treatments
(refer to itemized price list on
inside of rear cover)
except Ayurvedic beauty treatments, will be prescribed by an Ayurveda
doctor. The costs for a medical consultation are included in the therapy
prices. Should you wish your medical consultation to include a pulse
diagnosis, determination of constitution and specific medical
consultation or counseling, THB 1000,00 will be charged.
Detailed Treatments description:
involve establishing an individuals constitution and the nature of the
imbalance and then seeking to return the individuals body to a state of
healthy balance. The treatments consist of the use of herbal remedies,
specialist ayurvedic massages using herb-infused ayurvedic massage oils
(harmonizing synchronous massage with herbal oils) Special
herb-infused Ayurvedic oils are slowly warmed up and gently massaged
into the skin.
The oil massage to increase circulation, decrease
dryness and reduce vata aggravation. Abhyanga -
the Ayurvedic oil massage - is an integral part of the daily routine
recommended by this healing system for overall health and well-being.
Traditional Ayurvedic texts wax eloquent on the benefits.
circulation, especially to nerve endings
Toning of the
muscles and the whole physiology
elimination of impurities from the body
levels of stamina through the day
sleep at night
Shirodhara: One of the
adjunct procedures of Purvakarma designed to calm the
mind and pacify vata in the central nervous system. The most
commonly employed pre-procedure, it means the dripping of oil like a
thread (dhara) on the head (shiro). This
treatment drips warm oil in a steady stream on the forehead,
particularly on the brow and in the region between the eyes. It is often
added to the Panchakarma regimen because it pacifies
and calms the central system.
It cleans both
the mind and the senses, which allows the body's natural healing
mechanisms to release stress from the nervous systems. This in turn,
improves mental clarity and comprehension. Usually given for twenty
minutes, three to four times during a seven-day treatment period, it
uses oils made with special herbs (Mahanarayan Oil, Mahamash Oil etc.)
that calm and nourish the nervous system. The technician administers the
oil in a thin stream which flows from a copper vessel hung approximately
6-8 inches above the patient's forehead.
(Ayurvedic foot reflex zone massage, harmonizing and revitalizing)
This highly relaxing
Ayurvedic foot massage uses special Ayurvedic oils and is not only
revitalising for tired feet and legs, but as the feet contain key energy
and nerve points relating to the whole body, also harmonises and relaxes
the entire body. This massage improves blood circulation, helps in
preventing (or treating) varicose veins and also reduces swelling and
soreness in the lower leg region.
(herbal steam bath with Ayurvedic medicinal plants)
Procedure to cause perspiration is known as sudation therapy. It
liquefies vitiated doshas and brings them in the koshtha (alimentary
It promotes the penetration of oil inside the body. Due to svedana,
toxins are expelled in form of sweat.
It removes the stiffness, heaviness, coldness and inflammation of the
After the oleation therapy, the patient should be administered
Sudation should be done in a room devoid of heavy breeze.
The patient should have been lubricated both internally and
It should be done after the digestion of food.
It should be either mild, moderate or heavy depending upon the
disease, the land (habitat) and the season.
Causes softness and brilliance of the
Sudation therapy increases the digestive capacity.
It also increases the desire to eat and cleanliness of the orifices.
It removes laziness and stupor.
It makes the stiffened joints move quickly.
If administered after oleation, fomentation brings vata under control
and thereby facilitates the elimination of faeces, urine and semen.
The doshas which have been lubricated and localized in the alimentary
tract, in the various tissues and channels, in the extremities and bones
get liquefied by sudation therapy and are brought into the alimentary
tract to be eliminated (out of the body) by appropriate purification
Importance of sudation
Even when dry pieces of wood bend by means of application of oleation
and sudation, then how can living beings not be benefited.
Specificity of sudation
Sudation is considered efficacious.
Sudation should be well medicated which is neither too hot nor too
It should be applied to the proper region with due consideration of
the disease, season and vitality of the patient.
Indication of Svedana (Sudation)
Sudation is done in following conditions
Heaviness of the body (angagraha)
Earache (karna sula)
Neck pain and
Headache (manya sula and sira sula)
Hoarseness of voice (swar bheda)
Spasmodic obstruction in the throat (gala graha)
Paralysis of the face (ardita)
Paralysis of one limb (ekanga ghata)
Paralysis of whole body (sarvanga ghata)
In flexures of the body (vinamaka)
Distension of the abdomen (koshtha anaha)
Suppression of urine (mutra ghata)
Stiffness of sides (prasva graha)
Stiffness of back (prustha graha)
Stiffness of waiste (kati graha)
Stiffness of abdomen (kukshi graha)
Enlargement of scrotum (undaki vridhi)
Pain and stiffness of feet (pad graha)
Pain and stiffness of knee (janu graha)
Neuralgia of upper and lower extremities (khalli)
Excessive heaviness and numbness
Contra-indication of Svedana (Sudation)
The following people should not take the fomentation therapy
The pregnant women.
People who have taken too much astringent and alcohol.
Those suffering from hemothermia (raktaPitta) and diarrhea.
People who have paittika type of obstinate urinary disorder,
especially diabetes mellitus.
People who have inflammation and prolapse of the rectum.
Those having paittika constitution and dry skin.
Those who are fatigue, unconscious, fatty, thirsty and hungry.
The person who is angry and excited.
Those suffering from jaundice and abdominal diseases.
Those who are weak and dried up.
And whose ojas has been reduced.
Contra-indicated body parts for fomentation
Fomentation should not be administered over:
Even if it is very necessary to administer, it should be of mild type.
Over groins it should be moderate.
Signs and Symptoms
Sometimes the sudation is not given properly i.e. the over or
insufficient sudation is given. There are signs and symptoms to make out
whether the process is insufficient, proper or over done.
The signs and symptoms of proper sudation (Samyaga svedana)
Sudation is to be administered until there is
Complete recovery from
Colic pain, stiffness and heaviness of the body, and tenderness and
The signs and symptoms of over sudation (Atisvedana)
Fainting and prostration of body.
Thirst and burning sensation.
Weakness of the voice and limbs.
The signs and symptoms of insufficient sudation
Coldness and pain are not relieved.
Patient feels stiffness and heaviness.
Roughness of the body.
The sudation should be continued till the patient gets proper symptoms.
Degrees and Qualities of Svedana (Sudation)
Depending upon the type of disease, different types of sudation are
prescribed. Drugs to be used for fomentation are unctuous or nonunctuous,
depending upon the nature of the disease to be treated.
If the disease is of serious type, the season is very cold and the
body of the patient is very strong, then strong sudation is prescribed.
If the disease is mild, the season is moderately cold and the body is
weak, then mild fomentation is prescribed.
If all are of moderate nature, then moderate sudation is prescribed.
In diseases caused by vata, combined with kapha, vata alone or
alone, the sudation to be applied should be prepared from drugs of
unctuous and coarse qualities, unctuous quality alone or coarse quality
If the vata is accumulated in amashaya (stomach), then the sudation
with drugs having coarse qualities should precede the prescribed
sudation for vata.
On the other hand, if kapha is accumulated in the pakvasaya (colon),
sudation with drugs having unctuous qualities should precede the
prescribed fomentation for kapha.
(stimulating oil massage of head an head region)
works on a mental and psychological level by stimulating the release of
endorphins to the brain. Indian Head Massage can release anxiety, help
relieve mental tiredness and depression and can improve concentration
This is done with the medicated herbal oils like Ksheerbala, Mahabhringraj, Brahmi-Amla,
Neelibhringadi, Kayanadi, Kuntalkanti, Dhurdhurpatradi and aroma oils
etc. Indian head massage:
tempro-mandibular joint mobility, stretching and mobilizing the
muscular tissues of the neck and shoulders.
circulation to head and shoulders .
pressure and stiffness in the cervical spondylitis.
lymphatic drainage, helping to remove toxins
Headaches and eyestrain
of healthy hair and prevents premature graying
of general well being.
(Ayurvedic regulation of the intestinal system)
Basti karma is the most powerful of the five main procedures of
Panchakarma. The literal meaning of basti is bladder.
It expels the vitiated doshas rapidly and easily from the body and also
causes reducing as well as nourishing the body very fastly. In ancient
times, bladders of various animals were used to administer this
Basti is a type of treatment for augmented
VATA dosha. In this type of
treatment, medicated decoction and oils are passed through the anus,
with the help of specially made basti instruments. This procedure pulls
out the vitiated doshas, especially vayu from pakvashaya i.e. the lower
Properly administered basti helps to rejuvenate the body, provides
strength and long life, and improves the complexion and the voice.
Classification of basti (enema) on basis of frequency and duration
On basis of frequency and duration, basti is classified into three parts
which are as follows:
1) Karma basti
It comprises a month- long treatment and is given to people who have
constitutions and disorders.
It begins with anuwasan basti and alternates with niruha basti for 25
consecutive days, i.e. 12-12 alternate asthapana anuvasana basti.
The 30-day program ends with five days of anuwasan basti.
Therefore, total 30 number of basti should be given in a course.
2) Kala basti
It lasts for 15 days and is used mainly for patients with
constitutions and vata disorders.
It starts with anuwasan basti, which then alternates with niruha basti
for 10 or 12 days and concludes with three or five days of anuwasan
basti i.e. total 11 niruha and anuvasan basti are given alternately.
Therefore, total 15 basti should be given in a course.
3) Yoga basti
It is given for eight days and usually suits
kapha patients with
It first gives anuwasan basti, and alternates three times with niruha
basti i.e. three asthapana anuvasan basti alternately.
It concludes with two days of anuwasan basti.
Therefore, total eight basti should be given in a course.
1) Shodhana basti (cleansing enema)
It cleanses and detoxifies the body.
It is divided into strong treatment that penetrates in to deeper
dhatus and mild treatment, which work on the superficial level of
2) Utkleshana basti
It means promoting secretions in the colon.
It promotes the liquefaction of ama and mala (waste products) in the
It helps the colon expel them. Similar to western enemas, this basti
increases colonic peristalsis, producing rapid elimination of the
3) Shamana basti
It is palliative.
It restores dosha performance, reduces symptoms and allows the patient
to feel better.
In cases of rectal bleeding or dysentery, the immediate objective is
to stop the symptoms.
For example, pichha basti, which uses astringent herbs, shrinks the
capillaries or srotas and stops the bleeding or peristalsis, ending the
4) Lekhana basti
Lekhana means scraping agent.
It means strong and penetrating. It resembles sodhana basti, but is
stronger in its effects and generally much larger in volume.
It is particularly useful for kapha and meda dhatu disorders, where
excess fatty substances have accumulated. The accumulated substances
need to be eliminated, as in obesity and
5) Bruhan basti
Bruhan means nourishment.
Highly nutritious substances are used to balance and strengthen the
dhatus and their
metabolism, and increase the body's resistance to
Anuwasan provides the prime example of bruhan.
There are nutritive basti also, like ksheer basti (enema of milk),
medicated decoction of fresh, whole milk.
These enemas are very effective in regenerating the dhatus and are
specifically used to tone the muscles (mamsa) and reduce atrophy and
In addition, there are bruhan basti, which use honey, ghee, or the
juices from meat, bone marrow and herbs, which have a highly nutritive
6) Snehana basti
It is prepared only from oleated substances, but is larger in volume.
Due to its size, it has a greater lubricating effect on both the colon
and the body in general.
It has a strongly pacifying influence on
vata and is particularly
useful in cracking of joints and for those who have very dry skin or who
Site of administration
Classification of basti (enema) on basis of site of administration
1) The first major classification refers to the administration site and
the primary organs receiving treatment
Pakwashaya gata basti: Medicated liquids sent through the anus and
rectum into the colon.
Uttara basti: Medicated liquids sent through the vagina and cervix to
cleanse and nourish the uterus.
Mutrashaya gata basti: Medicated liquids introduced into the penis and
urethra to treat the male genital and urinary organs.
Vranagata basti: Cleansing and medicated liquids used to irrigate and
heal abscesses or wounds.
2) Four types of external basti are classified according to their site
Netra basti or netra tarpana:
o In this type of basti, medicated ghee is applied to the eyes.
o A dam constructed around the eye sockets, made of the dough from black
gram flour, contains the ghee.
o Netra basti is highly nourishing for the eyes; it removes eyestrain
and improves vision.
o Katti basti means medicine retained on the lower back.
o In this type, medicated oils are applied in a container of black gram
dough built around the lumbosacral area.
o This form of external basti particularly benefits muscle spasm and
rigidity of the lower spine and strengthens the bone tissue in that
o Uro basti means medicine retained on the chest and heart region.
o It uses medicated oils in a container constructed of black gram dough
around the heart region.
o It reduces pain in the sternum area and strengthens the heart.
o Shiro basti is administered on the head region through the use of a
specialized leather container resembling a hat. This type of basti
improves the functioning of prana vayu and revitalizes sensory
o It also promotes kapha secretions in the para-nasal sinus zone, which
reduces vascular congestion in the brain.
o Shiro basti is extremely useful in shiraha schoola (headaches), mansa
obsessive-compulsive disorders, memory loss,
disorientation) and adhimantha (glaucoma) and sinus Headaches.
Classification of basti (enema) on the basis of drugs
On the basis of drugs, basti is classified into two types which are as
1) Niruha basti (Cleansing basti)
Niruha, which means that which gets eliminated," cleanses toxins from
the dhatus (tissues) and removes naturally accumulated malas from the
Niruha basti is given in a series of treatment over a period of
The first day of this basti treatment cleanses the colon of ama and
The second day of niruha balances and nourishes vata, producing
increased mental calm and clarity.
Because the vata zone has now been cleared, the third day pulls out
ama and toxins from the pitta zone. This balances and nourishes
function and, in turn, purifies and strengthens both rasa and rakta.
On the fourth and fifth days of administration, toxins get pulled out
On the sixth and seventh day, the basti benefits reach the deeper
dhatus, asthi (bone) and majja (bone marrow), and the eighth day works
on shukra (semen or ovum).
2) Anuwasan basti (Nourishing basti)
It is of three types: Sneha basti, Anuvasan basti, Matra basti.
The basti, which remains in the body for a while is called as anuvasan
Anuwasan basti is usually administered after a cleansing course of
niruha basti to ensure that vata dosha is operating properly.
They not only restore health to the colon, but also lubricate and
nourish all the dhatus.
This counteracts the debilitating influence of ama and toxins on the
tissues and helps in restoring them to normality, which is the primary
purpose of anuwasan basti.
Indications of Basti
Basti therapy is advised for all types of diseases for all
for all the stages of the disease, but in some cases like when in
obstruction due to meda (fat) and kapha there is increase in
then giving anuvasan basti, niruh basti is useful. The indications for
anuvasan basti are same.
In the following diseases asthapana basti can be given
Obstruction of vayu, feces and urine
Pain in head, ear, heart
Contra - indications of Basti
Following are the contra indications for asthapana as well as anuvasan
Increased kapha character
In the case of vitiation of
Tired by traveling
Hungry and thirsty
After consumption of food
Immediately after other therapies
In emotionally disturbed state
In children and old aged person.
In seventh month of pregnancy.
(regulation of digestive system)
Virechana Karma (Purgation Therapy)
This karma aims to eliminate
doshas that cannot be removed by Vamana
karma such as the kidneys, lungs and sweat glands.
Elimination of vitiated doshas through rectum is called
cleanses the small intestine and the organs, which are
For example, the liver and the gall bladder in the mid-zone of the body.
It may be given three days after emesis therapy, or given directly when
emesis is not indicated. But it must be practiced only after Purvakarma has been
The drugs used for virechana karma (purgation therapy) vitiate the
doshas and bring them into the koshta (abdomen). From there, they are
expelled through rectum.
Purgative drugs are dominant in earth and water elements and have
The synonyms of virechana are rechan and praskandhan.
Following are the diseases for which
Virechana karma can be given
Retention of urine
Qualities of purgative drugs
Vyavayi (penetrating agent).
Vikasi (tissue destructive agent).
Purgative drugs have the dominancy of Prithvi (Earth) and Jala (Water)
Shyama (Operculina turpethum)(Black).
Trivrit (Operculina turpethum)(Red).
Chaturangala (Cassia fistula).
Tilvaka (Symplocus racemosa).
Sudha (Euphorbia nerifolia).
Saptala (Acacia sinuta).
Sankhini (Clitoria ternatia).
Danti (Baliospermum axillare).
Dravanti (Croton tiglium).
Contra indications of Virechana (Purgation Therapy)
Bleeding per vagina, urethra and rectum
After niruha basti
Just after meal or drinking water.