Wellness is not for the rich and affluent. Just like vehicles need periodic maintenance and it does not matter if one owns a Maruti 800 or a Nano, Alto etc. or a Mercedes, BMW etc. Every vehicle needs regular maintenance. It does cost to do this maintenance, but all vehicle owners know that if one does not do the maintenance, sudden break-down will cost much more. As the popular English saying goes, “a stitch in time saves nine”, hence all vehicle drivers invest in regular maintenance.
It is the same with our human bodies. Unlike Western medicine, Ayurveda has a specific scheme of health maintenance (Shodhan Chikitsa) for anybody aged between 15-100 years. I-AIM offers genuine Ayurveda and Yoga inspired wellness services to its customers. You may be young or old, a man or a woman.
The table below contains advice referenced from Ayurveda Shastra about the type of maintenance, the season of maintenance, the duration, and the benefits for different body types and for different age groups. This kind of wellness intervention is not for people with specific disease, but it is to prevent disease and to improve the health.
What is Swasthya Samrakshana Chikitsa or Health Maintenance Treatments?
As mentioned above, these are set of interventions intended to expel the toxins out of the body which are responsible for many diseases. Undergoing this will give opportunity to your body to get rid of unwanted waste products that are accumulated in various channels, spaces and tissues.
Why should I undergo?
We get exposed to toxins during our day-to-day routine activities. These toxins enter our body through air, water, food, etc. They are also formed inside our body as by-products of certain metabolic changes. If they are not expelled out of the body, in due course of time they will initiate the formation of diseases. Hence periodic body purification (Bio-purifications) has been described in Ayurvedic classics to keep ourselves healthy.
What are these treatments? And how for how many days should they be undertaken?
Virechana (Purgation therapy)
- 3 days of Snehapana (internal oleation or oil administration), 2 days of Abhyanga (massage) and Swedana (steam treatment)
followed by Virechana on the 6th day: total of 6 days.
- 5 days of Snehapana, 2 days of Abhyanga and Swedana followed by Virechana on 8th day: total of 8 days.
- 7 days of Abhyanga and Swedana followed by Virechana on 8th day: total of 8 days.
Vamana (Emesis therapy)
- 3 days of Snehapana, 2 days of Abhyanga and Swedana
followed by Vamana on 6th day: total of 6 days
- 5 days of Snehapana, 2 days of Abhyanga and Swedana
followed by Vamana on 8th day: total of 8 days
Basti (Enema therapy)
- 8 days of medicated oil and decoction enema treatment (Yoga Basti)- total of 8 days
Nasya (Errhine therapy)
- Instillation of medicated nasal drops for 7 days
What benefits am I going to get?
By undergoing these procedures in general, following benefits are achieved:
- Elimination of morbid toxins from the body
- Enhanced digestion and better absorption
- Minimizes the occurrence of diseases and their severity
- Restoration of health
How often I can undergo?
Depending on your health conditions (based on your Wellness Score) and exposure to risk factors, our physicians will advise these seasonal Bio-purificatory treatments.
Following are the general guidelines to undergo Panchakarma treatments as described in classical texts:
|1||Vamana||April and May (Vasant ritu)|
|2||Virechana||October and November (Sharad ritu)|
|3||Basti||August and September (Varsha ritu)|
|4||Nasya||All seasons except rainy and cloudy days|
However, depending on other clinical factors, our physician will decide selection of treatments and duration.
Discover a state of positive health and well-being without unnecessarily spending on doctors and medicines. Visit I-AIM!
Leave a reply