Therapies in Ayurveda

Anjana/ (Collyrium) application in Ayurveda

 Prakaara Paribhaashaa:The medication applied in the form of ointment to the eyes is termed as Anjana.When the patient has undergone the S`hodhana therapies of Vamana and Virechana and the Niraama Dosha are causing eye diseases, then Anjana should be done. Types:Lekhana Anjana Ropan`a Anjana Snehana Anjana Prasaadana Anjana Description:Kaala/Vaya/Ahoraatra/Ritu/BhuktaIn healthy persons collyrium should be applied daily morning and evening on sunny days. Lekhana type of collyrium should be applied at morning in Kapha dominant...

Agni Karma/Cauterization in Ayurveda

 Prakaara Paribhaasha:Cauterisation or scorching with the help of a directly heated instrument.  Description:Kaala/Vaya/Ahoratra/Ritu/BhuktaThis procedure should not be done during S`harada and Greeshma Ritu. Poorvakarma (Prerequisites):Patient preparation:Diet having Pichchhila (slimy which is Pittaghna) property should be administered beforehand except in cases of As`hmaree, Ars`ha, Bhagandara, Udara andMukharoga. Pradhaanakarma:For the cauterisation at the level of skin Pippalee, Ajaa S`hakrit, Godanta, S`hara and S`halaakaa should be used. For the cauterisation at the level of Maamsa Dhaatu,...

Bandha/Bandaging in Ayurveda

  Prakaara Paribhaashaa:Bandaging the wound is termed as Bandha. Types of Bandha: (S.Su.18) Sr.No Bandha Sthaana1 Kos`haBandha Angusht`a and Anguliparva2 DaamaBandha Sambaadhaanga3 SvasthikaBandha Sandhi, Koorcha, Bhroo,Stanaantara, Hasta Tala,Paada Tala and Karn`a4 AnuvellitaBandha S`haaka5 PratoliBandha Greeva and Med`ra6 Man`d`alaBandha To VruttaAnga7 SthagikaaBandha Agra Bhaaga of Angusht`a, Anguleeand Med`ra8 YamakaBandha In Presence of two Vran`a9 Kat`vaaBandha Hanu, S`hankha and Gan`d`aPradesha10 CheenaBandha ApaangaPradesha11 VibandhaBandha Prusht`a, Udara and UrahPradesha12 VitaanaBandha MoordhaPradesha13 Gophan`aaBandha Chibuka, Naasa, Osht`a, Amsa andBasti Pradesha14 PanchaangeeBandha Oordhvajatru15 UtsangaBandha BaahuPradesha Gaad`haBandha The bandage which presses the body part but prevents pain is called as Gaad`haBandha.S`hithilaBandha The bandage which allows easy respiration and mobility and which is loose is called as S`hithilaBandha.SamaBandha The bandage which is neither securelike Gaad`ha Bandha and...

Srnga Raktamokshana

In this Procedure, blood letting is done by using Srnga(Cow Horn shaped material). This method of Raktamokshana(Blood Letting) is done in Blood Vitiated with Vata.(Vata Dushta Rakta).Indications:- Vata Dushta Rakta, Avagad’ha tama dushta Rakta in Twak, Sukumara Pusrusha, Kandu(Itching), Suptata(Numbness), Sparsanasa.It is used in Vata predominant rakta dushti since Srnga is having properties like...

Pracchana Rakta Mokshana

This type of Raktamokshana can be done as a Poorvakarma(Pre-operative procedure) in Srnga, Alabu, Ghati type of Rakta Mokshana.In this type of Raktamokshana, bloodletting is done by Scraping the area with a Sharp Instrument.Indications:- Uttana Rakta, Ekadesa Pindita Rakta. Procedure:-The Site where Pracchana is to be done should be cleaned well and a Bandhana(Ligation) is...

Ghati Yantra Raktamokshana

Ghati means Pot and in this procedure bloodletting is done by keeping a Pot with burning candle over the pricked body region.Indications:-Kapha – Vata Dushta Rakta Procedure:-Pracchana(Pricking) should be done at the region where blood letting should be done.The Ghati Yantra(Pot) with a burning candle is kept over the pricked region.This Ghatu Yantra is kept...

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