Treatments

Ayurveda is not a medical system that addresses only diseases. The first and foremost aim is to preserve the health of the healthy.

Ayurveda is the rich store house of time tested and effective recipes for the treatment of several obstinate and otherwise incurable diseases. More important than these recipes are the specialized therapies which, while curing such diseases, strengthen the immune system in the body and thus help in the prevention of diseases and preservation and promotion of positive health. These specialized therapies in Ayurvedic Science are called PANCHAKARMA.

The three humours function as pillars supporting the body. The derangement in the humours causes illness. The natural constitution (Prakrithi) of an individual and deranged state of the body in an illness (Vikrithi) are expressed with respect to Vatha, Pitha and Kapha. Medicines and herbs are grouped based on its effects on the humours.

All therapies are conducted by experienced therapists under the supervision of AyurvedicConsultants.

Ayurveda is not a medical system that addresses only diseases. The first and foremost aim is to preserve the health of the healthy.

Mode of action

The warm oil applied on the skin get absorbed through the skin cracks and inter-cellular spaces. The warmth of the oil and the hand movements during the massage helps to increase the peripheral circulation. This will enhance the absorption of the active ingredients in the oil through the blood and lymphatic circulation. The active ingredients will be transferred to the target organs accordingly.

Indications

  • To relieve general weakness and tiredness
  • To impart good sleep
  • To improve blood circulation
  • To improve digestion and appetite
  • To prevent dryness of the skin
  • Dandruff and loss of hair
  • Chronic head ache and sinusitis
  • In degenerative diseases of the cranial nerves etc.

Avagahais a method of sweating for which the patient is seated in a tub full of hot herbal decoction. According to the condition of the disease suitable medicated oil can be applied on the body prior to this. The aim of this treatment is to sweat the body and thereby making the vata moving in its own root.

Mode of action

It is a method of preparation for the cleansing treatment or the Panchakarma. The oil application and the thorough sweating of the body help for the expulsion of the toxins from their bonded sites very easily. Because of the sweating it gives relief for the pain and stiffness of the joints and the back.

Indications

  • For pain on the lower back, upper back and hips
  • All the diseases of the urino-genital system

Choornapinda is a bolus/potali with dry medicated powder sudation with this bolus is calledChoornapindasweda

Choornapindaswedam is a type of bundle massage in which the bags are filled with herbal powders.. The type of powders can be different depending on the condition. The herbs are made in to coarse powder and warmed in a dry pan and tied to bags in 4 cotton cloth pieces. These are usually warmed in medicated oil throughout the massage.

Indications

This treatment is very effective for people suffering with all types of inflammatory arthritis, degenerative diseases, diseases of spine and vertebral column

Pouring of warm medicated liquid herbal decoction called Dhayamla all over the body from head to neck is called Dhanyamladhara. In some cases of extreme inflammation, even body massage and application of oil on the body and head may be avoided. Then the warm liquid will be poured all over the body with gentle strokes on the body. The liquid is again collected and warmed for further use. Then the patient can take rest for a few minutes.

Mode of action

Because of the acidic nature of the liquid it helps for the absorption of the inflammation. The herbs present in the liquid are also having anti inflammatory action, so it relieves the pain and inflammation.

Indications

This treatment is very effective for people suffering with Rheumatoid arthritis, Inflammatory conditions, Muscular sprain, Obesity, Thyroidism, Chrome fever.

Jambheerapindasweda is a medicated bolus prepared with lemon and herbal medicines also with some other ingredients. This massage is rather strong as the bundles are applied or pounded on the body. Few lemons are cut in to pieces and fried with other ingredients like turmeric powder, coconut scrapings, fenugreek seeds, sesame seeds, rock salt, horse gram etc. till the lemon become tender. These are made into bags in two pieces of cotton cloths. These bags are warmed in medicated oil or castor oil throughout the process.

Mode of action

The application of warm bundles on the body improves the peripheral circulation and there by enables easy absorption of the medicaments through the blood and lymphatic circulation. The pain relieving and anti inflammatory herbs present in the bundles relieves the pain and stiffness of the affected parts.

Indications

This treatment is very effective for people suffering with Sciatica, Spodylosis, Low back ache, Acute inflammatory arthritis etc.,

A specialized treatment in which warm medicated oil is kept on the affected part inside a boundary made of herbal paste over the lower back. This is usually done on the back region.

Mode of action

The warm oil over the affected part improves the blood circulation and the medicaments get absorbed to the effecter organs. The oil relieves the pain and stiffness by its localized action. It nourishes the degenerated joints also.

Indications

This is a unique herbal treatment for Spinal related disorders, back pain, Lumbar spondylosis, degenerative inter vertebral disc prolapse, sciatica etc.,

Sirodhara using medicated herbal decoction is called Kashayadhara. For this purpose, different types of herbal decoctions can be used depending on the condition. At first suitable oil for the head and body are applied and a gentle massage is done on the body. Then the patient is laid on his back to get the flow of the oil on the forehead. After finishing the dhara the patient is allowed to take rest for a few minutes.

Mode of action

The medicaments applied on the head get absorbed through the scalp and hair follicles. These medicines will act on the body and head according to the disease condition. The gentle movement of the flow on the fore head helps for relaxation and imparts good sleep.

Indications

  • For all types of nervous degenerations
  • For different types of head-aches.
  • For diseases due to old age etc.

Sirodharausing medicated milk is calledKsheeradhara. Pure cow’s milk is medicated with herbs like sandal wood, camphor, vetiver roots etc. The temperature of the milk is made lukewarm in the beginning and then maintained as room temperature through out the process. After that the head of the person is wiped well and the patient is allowed to take rest for a few minutes.

Mode of action

The medicaments applied on the head get absorbed through the scalp and hair follicles. These medicines will act on the body and head according to the disease condition. The gentle movement of the flow on the fore head helps for relaxation and imparts good sleep.

Indications

This treatment is very effective for people suffering with all types of Pitha diseases, headaches, insomnia, mental stress, anxiety, to improve memory and concentration.

This is a special treatment procedure where patient is treated with dhooma or steam coming from heated medicated milk. This is the best method of sweating for the head and face. For this a herbal decoction is made which is mixed with milk and this is boiled in closed vessel. From this vessel the steam can come out through a tube Usually a decoction of bala roots (Sidarettusa) is used mixed with pure cow’s milk for most of the vata diseases. Care should be taken to protect the eyes from the hot steam.

Mode of action

With the warm milk steam, the body part sweats and opens the skin pores. This will help to relieve inflammation and stiffness of the organs and also enables the proper movements of the elements through the channels.

Indications

It is indicated in Facial palsies, speech disorders, ptoris or leavatorpulpebral muscle palsy etc.

Application of a suitable medicated herbal paste on the affected body parts is called Lepa. This can be used for many conditions according to which the herbs can be selected. This is usually done only in the day time and kept until it dries. The thickness of the paste depends on the need of a particular condition. It has to be removed before the paste dries. Lepa should be avoided in patients sensitive to heat and having a sensitive skin. The temperature of the paste can be warm or in room temperature accordingly.

Mode of action

The pack on the body part improves the blood circulation to that part of the body and there by helps the absorption of the medicaments.

Indications

It is very effective in inflammatory conditions and is also good for skin diseases. Lepanam is used for improving skin complexion, in pain management.

Matrabastiis enema done with oil alone or a combination of oil and other medicines. This is mainly for nourishing the lower digestive tract and to lead the vata in its normal path. This can be done alone or in combination with Yogabasti. Matrabasti is usually done after food, this is to prevent the upward movement of the oil in to the stomach. For that the patient should be prepared by snehana, swedana, vamana, virechana etc. according to the condition. Then after a major meal the person is laid on a comfortable table in his left lateral position and his abdomen and the hip region are oleated and sweat well with steam. Then the suitable amount of oil is warmed and filled in a syringe and introduced gently through the anus and pushed in with a constant pressure.

Indications

  • All vata diseases
  • All diseases of the vertebrae and spine
  • All gynecological disorders
  • Chronic rheumatisms etc.

Nasya is very effective Ayurveda remedy and it ensures relaxation for head related problems especially for many type of headaches. The illness in the head region would get much relax after Nasya. Nostrills are the entry point of Nasya treatment and it’s the door way to brain where Nasya treatment applies. Nasya is a very important treatment especially for the illness in the head region. The importance of Nasyam is much relevant in this modern era, because everywhere we’ll find the diseases with problems in head.

Mode of action

The medicine applied to the nostrils irritates the mucosa of the nose and the Para¬- nasal sinuses. This stimulates the secretion of the collected doshas and mucus. The effect of the medicines absorbed through the circulation helps to heal and nourish the structures above the neck. In ayurveda the head of the body is considered as the root of a tree. So any medication giving to the head will be effective for the body also.

Indications

  • All diseases of the nose and Para-nasal sinuses
  • All diseases of the head and neck
  • All diseases of the hair and scalp
  • All diseases of the brain and spinal cord etc.

This is an eye treatment to nourish and correct the diseases of the eyes. The procedure includes collecting well melted and strained medicated ghee over the eyes. For this purpose a boundary is made around the eyes using herbal paste. This is a very powerful treatment to rejuvenate the eyes and also for the cure of the diseases of the eyes.

Mode of action

The ghee in general has a specific property to carry the qualities of the herbs used for medicating the ghee to the corresponding organs easily. Because of the pitha dominance of the eyes ghee will be the best medicine for the eye diseases. The active ingredients of the ghee will be absorbed through the structures of the eyes and it stimulates the ophthalmic area of the brain and the optic nerve.

Indications

  • Refractive errors of the eyes
  • Degenerative diseases of the eyes and the optic nerve
  • Diseases due to over use of the eyes
  • Damages of the eyes

PatraPindaSweda is a type of massage done by bundles or cloth bags filled with herbal leaves and some other ingredients. Compared to Abhyanga (oil massage) this one is stronger as the bundles are applied or pounded on the body. The type of leaves or the other ingredients can be variable depending on the condition of the disease. The leaves are cut in to small pieces and fried in neem oil or any other suitable oil with the other ingredients and tied in 4 cotton cloth pieces to make the bags. These are usually warmed in medicated oil throughout the massage. This massage is usually done by 2 persons. After the massage the patient is allowed to take rest for a few minutes and later a hot water bath is given.

After the gentle body massage, the warm bundles are applied all over the body from neck to the legs. Special care should be given on the joints and muscles where ever pain and inflammations are present. As the herbs present in the bundles are anti-inflammatory in action, they have an affinity towards the weak muscles and joints. With the warmth of the bundles and the pounding of them on the affected part the peripheral circulation will be increased and it will help to enhance the absorption of the active ingredients.

Indications

It is highly effective in diseases related to bones, joints and nervous system. Improves blood circulation, relieves stiffness and pain, improve muscle strength, improves skin complexion. Indications: Arthritis, Myalgia, Spondylosis, Neurological, Sports injuries, Neurological disorders.

Pichu means soaking a piece of cloth or cotton in specific liquids like oils, herbal juices, decoctions etc. In this treatment the cloth or cotton piece soaked in the liquid will be kept on the affected parts. The temperature of the liquid can be cold or warm according to the disease condition. If it is warm its temperature should be kept uniform by warming it in between. According to the body part the name of the pichu can be different, for eg. Pichu on the lower back is called Katipichu and pichu on the head is called Shiropichu.

Mode of action

The warmth of the oil improves the blood circulation on that body part and stimulates the peripheral nerve endings. This will help for the quick absorption of the medicaments to the effecter organs. This makes the lubrication of the joints and relieves joint stiffness.

Indications

It is very effective method to treat the ailments of head, spine and disease of cranial nerves.

This is an after treatment of nethratharpana. This should be done after the course of tharpana to clean the eyes off the ghee and to relieve tiredness caused by excessive absorption of ghee. This will clear the vision and relieve the heaviness and haziness of the eyes after the tharpana.

Mode of action

The herbal juice clears the sticky ghee particles from the eyes and the channels of the tear glands will be freed from the clogging due to the washing. This will help for clearing the vision and make the eyes feel light and fresh.

Indications

  • All the conditions in which nethratharpanam is indicated

Rakthamokshana or bloodletting is very effective in some diseases which the blood impurities are the main reasons for the disease. Various methods are used for this purpose for e.g. using leech, by venesection, through shallow wounds etc. The appropriate method can be selected according to the disease either localized or generalized, dominance of vata, pitha and kapha etc. This panchakarma is selected for cure in cases in which all the other treatments found ineffective.

Mode of action

According to ayurvedic principles toxins and vitiated doshas which cause diseases can be made expel by means of internal and external oleation and sweating. Removal of these toxins through the nearest body opening makes the body clean and relieves the diseases also. But in some diseases these methods of cleaning will not be so effective and in those cases we have to go for purification of blood also. By the different methods of blood letting in ayurveda the quantity of blood removed should be minimum without disturbing the normal functioning of the body and at the same time cleaning the body also.

Shashtikashalipindasweda is one of the ayurvedic treatments. The treatment is termed so as njavara rice is the main ingredient in the preparation. The cleared njavara rice is boiled in a mixture of milk and herbal decoction throughout the treatment. It is then tied in a suitable cloth and made in to a bolus. This is a rather soft massage and the bags are applied in circular fashion and long strokes on the body, especially on the joints.

Mode of action

The application of the nourishing and warm bags on the body improves the blood circulation and there by enables the absorption of the medicaments through the blood and lymphatic circulation. The warmth of the bundles relieves the joint pain and stiffness. The mixture of herbs and milk nourishes the skin and underlying structures.

Indications

  • All types of nervous degeneration
  • Numbness and burning sensation on the body
  • General weakness
  • Muscle wasting
  • Stroke etc.

A type of oil application on the head in which medicated oil is collected on the head inside a leather cap. This is the best method of oil application on the head. This treatment is highly effective for facial paralysis, dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches and other diseases of the head. The temperature of the oil should be kept uniform throughout the process.

Mode of action

The warmth of the oil of the head will increase the peripheral blood circulation on the scalp and there by promote the absorption of the medicaments through the hair follicles and vessels. By stimulating the nerve endings below the scalp it will act on the effecter organ on the head and body.

Indications

  • Diseases of the brain and nervous system
  • Degenerative diseases of the nervous system
  • Chronic head aches
  • Stroke and facial paralysis
  • Diseases of the spine and vertebrae etc.

It is a specialized Ayurveda therapy in which a piece of cloth or cotton soaked with medicated oil is applied to the head. It is one of the methods of oil application on the head.

Mode of action

The warmth of the oil increases the blood circulation on the scalp and stimulates the peripheral nerves. This will help for the absorption of the medicaments through the scalp.

Indications

This treatment is very effective for people suffering with facial palsy, headache, Insomnia, Dermatisis of scalp, dandruff, neurological diseases, paralysis and psychosomatic illnesses.

Sneha Pana is one of the best curing method of Ayurveda and it’s very special in every aspect. As a curative way Sneha Pana gives relax for certain body ailments and besides it’s a nourishing treatment. It is the process in which suitably medicated ghee in larger doses is made use of mainly the idea is to ‘saturate’ the body with ghee prepared with medicines suited for the condition. This is one of the preparations for the panchakarma therapy. The dose of the oil or ghee will be increased daily depending on the digestive capacity of the person. During this treatment the food and daily routine of the patient will be highly restricted.

Mode of action

Depending on the herbs present in the ghee or oil, it will be absorbed to the specific body parts for its action. The oil or ghee will get penetrated into every tissue and the toxins in those tissues will be united with the fat molecule. This will release the bonds of the toxins with the tissues. With the help of proper sweating after the snehapanam the toxins will be liquefied and leads to the nearest channels.

Indications

  • In all chronic diseases like skin diseases, digestive disorders, nervous and muscular disorders, degenerative diseases etc.
  • As a preparation for every panchakarma.
  • In stronger diseases and stronger persons

Siro dhara using medicated oil is calledThailadhara. For this different types of medicated oils can be used depending on the condition of the patient. Sirodharais carried out, by using a vessel having a yarn wick fitted into the hole. This vessel would be hanged over the wooden table in which the patient is lying. The medications would be poured into the pot and the liquid would be gradually trickled onto the head. The herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk etc., form the portions of medications and it would be carried out Then the patient is laid on his back to get the flow of the oil on the forehead.

Indications:

This treatment is very effective for people suffering with insomnia, loss of memory, headaches, migraine, mental tension and certain skin diseases.

The word Takra means buttermilk, Dhara with medicated butter milk is called as Takradhara.The medicated butter milk is made by mixing equal quantities of herbal decoction and butter milk. The buttermilk itself is medicated with some herbs depending on the condition. The dhara starts with lukewarm buttermilk flowing on the forehead in a continuous stream. The commonly used butter milk is medicated with herbs like dried goose berry Pulp and Cyperusrotundus tubers. After the treatment that the patient is allowed to take rest for a few minutes.

Mode of action

The herbal medicines in the butter milk will be absorbed through the scalp and hair follicles. These will be effective both for body and head diseases. According to Ayurveda there is a concept about the human body, which can be compared as an upside down tree. For a tree any nutrients or medicaments given at the root can be utilized by the whole plant. Like that for the human body any medicament applied on the head can be made use of by all other body parts.

Indications

  • For all types of diseases of the head and nervous system.
  • For good sleep and relaxation
  • For diseases of the sense organs
  • For diseases of the hair and scalp

A method of oil application on the head in which the suitable oil or paste is kept on the middle of the head in smaller quantities.

Mode of action

The medicines applied on the middle of the head get absorbed through the smaller openings on the middle part of the head. This will stimulate the peripheral nerves and thereby do the specific action.

Indications

  • Insomnia
  • High blood pressure
  • Facial paralysis
  • Stroke
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Stress and mental disorders

Udwarthana or Powder massage: This massage is done with dry herbal powder from the limbs towards the heart. This is meant for better lymphatic drainage and thereby reduces the water collection in the body. The warm, dry coarse powder massaged upward which imparts friction on the skin and helps to dissolve the fatty layer below the skin.

Mode of action

This is mainly useful for reducing the amount of fat just under the skin layer. The warmth and the upward movements with rubbing help to dissolve the fatty layer and also to clean the skin. This gives good tone to the muscles and relieves the stiffness of the joints.

Indications

This is found very effective in obesity hemiplegia, paralysis, impaired circulation etc. and similar kapha predominant diseases

Upanaha is a herbal poultice. In this herbal pastes are mixed with proper acidic liquids and other ingredients and tied on the painful and inflamed joints. Usually this is kept at least for 12 hours day or night on position. Over the paste herbal leaves having anti inflammatory Properties like calotropis, castor, datura etc. are tied and on top with cotton cloth.

Mode of action

The bandage produces some heat inside and it helps to increase the peripheral blood circulation on that part. It induces sweating and there by absorption of the inflammation inside the joint by the properties of the herbs used.

Indications

  • Osteo arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Other inflammations on the joints
  • To relieve stiffness of the joints
  • For wasting of muscles, with nourishing herbs

Vamana means medically induced vomiting which clean the upper respiratory tract and upper digestive tract. This is mainly done in conditions in which kapha or doshas in relation with kapha is in imbalance. Proper preparations will be done before the procedure in which snehana and swedana are the main ones. Compared with the normal vomiting this process will clean the excessive doshas and the toxins collected in the systems. For this procedure the patient will be seated in comfortable chair to support his back. After the process of vomiting the person will be given some medicated fume inhalations etc. The activities and the food of the person will highly restricted on the day.

Indications

It is indicated in Facial palsies, speech disorders, ptoris or leavatorpulpebral muscle palsy etc.

  • Indicated in all kapha diseases
  • Kapha dominant skin diseases like leukoderma
  • Asthma and related conditions of the respiratory system
  • In kapha dominant mental diseases etc.

Virechana means medically induced purgation. Virechana is medicated purgation therapy which removes Pitta toxins from the body that are accumulated in the liver and gallbladder; it completely cleanses the gastro-intestinal tract. It is a safe procedure without side effects

This is a cleansing method to clean the lower digestive tract. This is a method of cleansing for elimination of excessive pithadosha. Virechana is usually done after proper preparations as in every panchakarma. The medicine will be given to the patient in the morning in empty stomach. Then he has to drink warm Water to stimulate the digestive tract. The activities of the patient and his food will be highly restricted on the day.

Indications

Virechana help root out Chronic Fever, Diabetes, Asthma, Skin disorders such as Herpes, Paraplegia, Hemiplegia Joint disorders, Digestive disorders, and Constipation, Hyperacidity, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Headaches, Elephantiasis and Gynecological disorders.

Yoga basti is enema done with a combination of herbal decoction and other medicines. This is mostly to cleanse the intestines and to make the vata in balance. This is always done in combination with the Matrabasti and always before food. To prepare the solution for the basti there are strict guide lines which should be followed properly for the better action of the treatment. The medicines prescribed should be mixed together in the given sequence and warmed slightly before introducing it. As in Matrabasti the patient’s stomach and back should be properly oleated and sweat by using water vapor. Then in his left lateral position the medicine is introduced through the anus in constant pressure. As this is not meant for retaining inside, the patient can go to the toilet when he feels so.

Indications

  • All vata diseases
  • Chronic rheumatisms
  • Other joint diseases
  • Various nervous disorders
  • Deep rooted skin diseases
  • Diseases of the urino -genital system, gynecological diseases etc
1. Beauty treatments

The beauty is the reflection of our mind, similarly the concept of beauty care in Ayurveda is not just the superficial glow. Along with superficial treatments for improving the skin health, Ayurvedic treatments helps in revitalizing all the body tissues and rejuvenating the body and mind.

The Ayurveda Beauty Clinic at the JSS Ayurveda offers you beauty care procedures using various medicinal herbs, herbal extracts, fresh fruits and natural products. Every beauty treatment offered here uses only natural ingredients and has been formulated with a thorough understanding of the therapeutic effects of Indian herbs.

2. Mudpack

This is a method of packing the body using a mixture of termite mud, paste of neem and turmeric. In this the whole body and the scalp will be well covered by the paste and the patient has to sit in moderate sun until it dries. After drying it the patient will be taking a bath in water. This was an ancient method of diagnosis for diseases of the bones and joints.

Mode of action

The application of the paste gives some heat on the skin and there by increases the blood circulation on the skin. This will help for the absorption of the medicaments easily. The herbs mixed in the mud are having skin refreshing properties and so it will be good to improve the health of the skin.

Indication

  • Skin diseases like eczema, scabies etc.
  • To improve the skin texture and soften the skin
  • It can be used as a beauty treatment by using other herbs with the mud.

3. Acupuncture & Acupressure

This is a treatment modality of Chinese origin dating back 5000 years. The treatment of various diseases by inserting very fine needles in to the specific points of the body is termed acupuncture. In Latin “acus”
means needles and “punge” means pricking. In the treatment of acupuncture, it is not only essential to select and locate the points precisely but also to use appropriate manipulations of the needles in accordance with the nature of the diseases and the chosen point. Acupuncture and acupressure are included in our treatment courses depending on the condition of the patient and its compatibility with various Ayurvedic treatments.

4. Anjana

Application of herbal kajalfor cleaning the eyes, cooling the eyes and to clear the vision.

5. Aschyothana

Application of eye drops for various eye diseases, to clear the vision.

6. Back massage

Massaging the upper or lower back with suitable medicated oils to relieve aches and pains and eases the tensed muscles.

7. Dhoomapana

Inhalation of medicinal fumes in sinusitis, chronic head ache etc.

8. Head pack

Packing the hair and scalp with flowers for fragrance and against head louse and knits.

9. Gandoosha

Filling the mouth with suitable decoctions or oil to clear the mouth, strengthen the teeth and gums, relieves tooth ache.

10. KarnaPoorana

Filling the ears with suitable medicated oil and gentle massage around the ears in ear aches, dryness of ears, itching in the ears etc.

11. Mukhabhyanga

Ayurvedic face and neck massage using medicated oils or other liquids for cleansing and refreshing the skin. It gives special glow to the skin.

12. Mukhalepa

Ayurvedic face packs using herbal or fruit mixtures for various purposes like cleansing, toning, moisturizing, antiwrinkle, refreshing etc.

13. Nadisweda

Steaming a specific body part using medicated vapor in cold, heaviness of the head, sinusitis, before nasyam etc.

14. NethraDhara

Cleaning the eyes with herbal decoction for cleaning, cooling and refreshing the eyes.

15. Nethralepa

Application of herbal packs around the eyes for dark circles around the eyes and cooling to the eyes.

16. Padabhyanga

Massaging feet with medicated oils or other liquids for cleansing, softening and against cracks.

17. Padalepa

Application of herbal pastes on hands and feet for cleansing, softening and against cracks.

18. PadaPrakshalana

Hand and foot bath with gentle massage using herbal liquids for cleansing, moisturizing and softening.

19. Shoulder and Neck Massage

Massaging the neck and shoulders using medicated oils to relieve aches and pains, eases the tensed muscles.

20. Sirobhyanga

Ayurvedic head massage using medicated oils in sleeplessness, hair fall, dandruff, head ache and for relaxation.

21. Sirolepa

Application of herbal paste over the scalp and hair against hair fall, dandruff, sinusitis and for conditioning and coloring the hair.

22. Istikasweda

Application of heat on the affected parts using warm bricks etc. For localized pain and inflammation in calcaneal spur etc.