Instead of being disease-specific, Ayurvedic treatments are person-specific. Before providing a diagnosis, the patient’s age, living environment, social and cultural atmospheres, and physical composition are taken into consideration. Ayurvedic treatment does not intend to suppress the key symptoms of an illness while creating new ones in the form of side effects. In fact, Ayurvedic treatment aims to eradicate the root cause of the disease to provide permanent relief. There are basically eight divisions of Ayurvedic therapeutics. To be precise, these eight segments of Ayurvedic therapeutics are called Shalkya (Otorhinolaryngology and Opthalmology), Rasayana (Gerentorology), Shalya (Surgery), Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine), Kaumr Bhritya (Pediatrics, Gynecology, and Obstetrics), Bhoot Vidya (Psychiatry), Agad Tantra (Toxicology), and Vajikaran (Aphrodisiacs).
The criteria of treatment are Shodhan (Purificatory), Nidan Parivarjan (Avoidance of Causative and Precipitating Factors of Disease), Shaman (Palliative and Conservative), and Pathya Vyavastha (Dos and Don’ts regarding Diets and Lifestyle). The Shodhan therapy comprises of Vamana (Medically Induced Emesis), Shirovirechana (Administration of Medicines via Nose), Vasti (Medicated Enema), Virechana (Medically Induced Laxation), and Raktmokshan (Blood Letting). Communally, all these therapeutic techniques are called Panchkarma. Besides, Snehan (Olation) and Sweden (Getting Perspiration) must be first employed before implementing Panchkarma.
Last updated on June 2nd, 2021 at 03:07 pm