Panchkarma is the corner stone to Ayurvedic Management of diseases. This process gets to the root cause of the problem and corrects the essential balance of Tridoshas (Vatta, Pitta, Kapha) in the body. Panchkarma is not only good for evaluating disease but is also a useful remedy in maintaining excellent health. Ayurveda advices undergoing Panchkarma at the seasonal changes to clean the body, improve the digestion and to improve the metabolic processes.
Shirodhara is the process in which medicated oil, milk, butter milk or Kwatha is poured in a continuous stream of drip on the head,
especially on the forehead. Depending on the drug components,
Dhara is known by different names like Takradhara, Kshira Dhara, Taila dhara, Kwatha Dhara, Jala Dhara.
Shirodhara has been used to treat a variety of conditions including eye diseases, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, greying of hair,
neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, tinnitus, vertigo, Ménière's disease and certain types of skin diseases like psoriasis.
It is also used non-medicinally at spas for its relaxing properties.
There are specialized forms of shirodhara called ksheeradhara, thakradhara, taildhara and jaladhara.
Broadly speaking there are two types of cupping: dry cupping and bleeding and/or wet cupping (controlled bleeding),
with wet cupping being more common. The British Cupping Society (BCS), an organization promoting the practice, teaches both.
As a general rule, wet cupping provides a more "curative-treatment approach" to patient management whereas dry cupping appeals more to a "therapeutic and
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Acupuncture is generally safe when done by an appropriately trained practitioner using clean needle technique and single-use needles.
] When properly delivered, it has a low rate of mostly minor adverse effects. Accidents and infections are
associated with infractions of sterile technique or neglect of the practitioner.
A review stated that the reports of infection transmission increased significantly in the prior decade.
The most frequently reported adverse events were pneumothorax and infections. Since serious adverse events continue to be reported,
it is recommended that acupuncturists be trained sufficiently to reduce the risk. A meta-analysis found that acupuncture for chronic
low back pain was cost-effective as an adjunct to standard care, while a systematic review found insufficient evidence for the cost-effectiveness
of acupuncture in the treatment of chronic low back pain.
Acupressure [from Latin acus "needle" (see acuity) + pressure (n.)] is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture.
It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through "meridians" in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture
points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices.
Some medical studies have suggested that acupressure may be effective at helping manage nausea and vomiting, for helping lower back pain,
tension headaches, stomach ache, among other things, although such studies have been found to have a high likelihood of bias.
Like many alternative medicines, it may benefit from a placebo effect.
According to Quackwatch acupressure is a dubious practice, and its practitioners use irrational methods.
Kshara is an extract of the ashes of Achyranthes aspera used in Ayurveda; it is very alkaline. It is given to people to drink in a highly diluted form as a remedy for worms, indigestion, kidney stones, skin diseases, and obesity. It is also administered topically in a less diluted form, especially for problems of the anus and rectum like haemorrhoids, rectal prolapse, and to try to control infection after fistulectomy, after cutting away pilonidal sinus, and after draining abscesses in that region; it is also used on infected wounds more generally.
Physical therapy or physiotherapy (often abbreviated to PT) is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that remediates impairments and promotes
mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention (therapy using mechanical force and movements).
It is carried out by physical therapists (known as physiotherapists in most countries).
In addition to clinical practice, other activities encompassed in the physical therapy profession include research, education, consultation, and administration.
In many settings, physical therapy services may be provided alongside, or in conjunction with, other medical services.
Agnikarma is an Ancient Medical Technique derived from the Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda. The technique of Agnikarma has been designed to relieve various muscular and joint disorders.
The word Agnikarma means the application of Agni (heat).
The Agnikarma technique involves a procedure whereby heat is transferred to the affected parts of the body using a metal Shalaka (metal rod)
in an aseptic manner. Therapeutic burns are created using these metal rods, based on the specialist knowledge in a number of areas including:
type of disorder, constitution of the patient, severity of the disorder, etc.
The Agnikama technique has been described in the Ayurvedic literature of Sushruta Samhita, which is written by the legendary Vedic Indian Surgeon Sushruta, often referred to as the father of modern surgery, where he has described Agnikarma’s effect on disorders of Asthi (bone), Sandhi (joint) and Snayu (ligament/tendon).