FAQ

  • I have heard people say Ayurveda is panchakarma. I want to know whether they are the same.
    •  Ans : Panchakarma is 5 main treatment procedures in Ayurveda. These are vamana, virechana, vasti (2 types), and raktamoksham. These procedures are done with  different medicines in the management of various types of diseases. 
  • I understand that abhyanga is body massage with oil. Is it good for everybody? 
    • Ans : Abhyangam is a massage with oil. It is used on head also. It is NOT good for everybody. In a healthy person, abhyanga can be done. But, in a diseased condition, a doctor has to decide whether abhyanga can be done or not. There are strict indications and contra indications for abhyanga
  • I have heard that panchakarma is good only in karkadaka (rainy season). Is it correct? 
    • Ans : It is NOT correct. In panchakarma, there are different treatment procedures and it can be used according to the clinical stage of the disease at any time. 
  • I have heard that Sirodhara is good for relaxation. My mother (retired Govt employee, 62 years) is suffering from diabetes, associated with mental stress and tension. She is now using psychiatric medicines also. Is sirodhara good for her ? 
    • Ans : Sirodhara is a treatment procedure which acts upon central nervous system, cardio vascular system and  the body channels(srothas). The result of the procedure depends upon the medicine used for sirodhara. There are hundreds of medicinal preparations used for sirodhara. So, it is done for various diseases from skin diseases to central nervous disorders. Mental stress and tension also comes under the indications for sirodhara. But, the medicine should be selected by an experienced hand according to the clinical stage and the predominant dosha of the patient. 
  • I am a lady of 45 years. I have back pain. The X-ray reveals disc prolapsed in L3-L4 and L4-L5. Can Ayurveda help me? 
    • Ans : ofcourse. There are highly effective treatment procedures in Ayurveda for its management. It includes internal medicines and also external treatment procedures like kizhi, kateevasti, etc. 
  • I am an arthritis patient. I am now using allopathic medicine. It gives symptomatic relief to me. I want to get a permanent cure through Ayurveda. Is it possible ? 
    • Ans : If you are ready to undergo systematic ayurvedic treatment procedures, permanent cure can be expected. For this, internal medicines, external treatment procedures and dietary restrictions are necessary. 
  • I am 58 years old lady and diabetic also. There is severe pain in my knee joint of both legs. Now, I am unable to climb steps or sit down on the floor. Doctors say it is osteoporosis. I want to know whether I can expect a good result from Ayurveda? 
    • Ans YES, you can expect. We have to analyze the condition on the basis of ayurvedic principles first of all. Accordingly, a treatment plan has to be charted out. There are very effective medicines for osteoporosis which can give you relief. Abhyangam, swedam, pindaswedam, etc are very effective treatment procedures for this condition. 
  • I am a lady of 35 years with 85 kg weight. I have consulted many doctors to decrease my weight. At present, I am doing physical exersice and under strict diet control. But, I get only minimum result. Can panchakarma help me in any way ? 
    • Ans:  Ofcourse. Systematic ayurvedic treatment procedures will give you good result. Body udhwarthanam, virechanam, swedam etc are very effective for this. Along with this, proper internal medicines are a must. It should be selected after a detailed checkupand an analysis on ayurvedic terms.