In this process fomentations are carried out by application of bundles(bolus containing prescribed herbal powder and fried herbal leaves) on the body with gentle massage by it. This is a type of swedana karma and one of the procedures of pancha karma therapy. This is very effective in convulsions,Ankylosing spondilitis,paralysis and most of all body pains.
Pizhichil is a procedure in which slow stream of warm medicated oil is poured continuously over the patient’s body with gentle massage for a specified time. Pizhichil is known to be one of the best treatments for rheumatic and neurological ailments.
Pouring of suitable medicated oil (Tailadhara) or medicated buttermilk(Thakaradhara) continuously on the forehead and allowing to flow over the scalp from a specific height. This is very effective for neurological and psychological diseases.
In this procedure,a circular receptacle or lair made out of black gram dough is fixed on the affected lower back area. The prescribed lukewarm medicated oil is poured into it. It is very effective in low back pain
It is the procedure where warm medicated oil is retained on the head in a specially prepared cap for a prescribed period. It is indicated in facial paralysis,cervical spondylosis,diseases of the head and eyes etc.
It is a method of therapeutic administration of medicated oils or herbal juice through nostrils. This is also one of the panchakarmaprocedure to eliminate toxicity (Dushta dosha) from the upper part of the body. It is effective in facial paralysis,cervical spondylosis ,migraine and sinusitis .