Friday, 23 August 2013

Headache solutions in Ayurveda

Sirasthapam / Sirasoola  - Headache

Headache is the most common disorder among the society
It is called as Sirasoola or Sirasthapa in Ayurveda

Headache !.
Types of Headache According to ayurveda

  1. Vathika Sirasthapam
  2. Ardhavabhedakam
  3. KaphajaSirasthapam
  4. Paithika Sirasthapam
  5. Rakthaja Sirasthapam
  6. Sannipathika Sirasthapam
  7. Krimija Sirasthapam
  8. Sankhakam
  9. Sooryavartham

(Ashanaga hrudaya by Vaghbhata more than 3000 years back) 

The treatments vary according to the type of headache to which it belongs to.
The Basics of the Treatment is to detoxify the impurities and open the channels and manage with the medicine diet etc.


Nasyam, Siro abhyangam, Sirodhaar, Sirovasthi, snehapanam, swedanam etc
Internal medicines are also play a major role  in curative aspects of some cases.

Sinusitis, Migraine, Spondilitis, Tension Headache, Trigeminal neuralgia, Psychosis, Allergic and Auto immune disorders come under these categories and treatments are available in most of the ayureda hospitals in India

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

De-addiction program - Ayurveda

Alcohol dependence syndrome’ is the term used for the condition of alcoholic abuse or addiction.
It affects the people Physically, Psychiatrically and Socially. 

Genrally The treatment for de addiction include

  1. Detoxification treatment
  2. Medication
  3. Psychological Support

The detoxification treatment include

1.      Relaxation treatments to control the withdrawal syndrome like insomnia etc
2.      Pancahkarma treatments called vamanam (induced vomiting), ‘Virechanam’ (Purgation), Vasthi (Enema), 
Nasyam ( Nasal Drops) etc

( Details in the website

Medication Include

  1. Medicines which will help to reduce the problems while withdraw alcohol
  2. Medicines for Better Mental health and to improve the tolerance capacity, Decision making capacity etc

Psychological Support include

  1. Personal counseling
  2. Family counseling
  3. Social counseling 

Friday, 16 August 2013

Inter Vertebral Disc Prolapse

Inter vertebral disc prolapse is a very common complaint in the new generation.
The Common sites of the problem are Cervical Spine and Lumbar spine. The complaints noticed are pain over the neck radiating to the hands or the back pain radiating to the legs.

According to ayurvedic medical system the problem is considered as 'vatha Disease'  the treatment called Manjakizhi (a kind of fomentation with poultice)
Thailadhara (a kind of fomentation with medicated oil),
Navarakizhi ( a kind of fomentation with poultice dipped in medicated warm milk)
followed by Vasthi ( a kind of enema with decoctions) can relieve the problem.

The benefits of the Problems are
The treatment helps to correct the alignment
It removes the inflammation, Improves the circulation and helps to regenerate the Discs
Strengthens the para spinal muscles at the same time improves the flexibility and mobility of the spine.
It helps to prevent further episode of disc prolapse even after the surgical procedures.