Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The Therapy That Revitalizes - AyurVAID Kalmatia

For those not in the know of Sanskrit, the words ‘Shashtika Shaali Pinda Sweda’ (SSPS) sounds exotic and deeply reverential. But, this process, also known as Navarakkizhi, is a celebrated Kerala specialty of treatment and considered a gift of Ayurveda to the world. 

To put it simply, this is a sudation-sweat inducing treatment using rice and milk to improve muscle strength, rejuvenate and revitalize the body.

And SSPS? Shashtika Shali Pinda Sweda (Navarakizhi) is made up of 4 words: Shashtika meaning sixty, Shali means rice, Pinda means bolus (kizhis), and Sweda is sweat. It is a treatment in which a special type of rice called Shashtika Shali (rice harvested in 60 days and exclusively used for treatment purposes in Ayurveda), prepared in milk & processed with herbal decoction, is tied in boluses (Kizhis) and used for sweat-inducing massage treatment on the body parts which are intended to receive nutrition and strength.

Basically a strengthening and nutritious treatment with extraordinary relaxing and analgesic effect, in SSPS, initially decoction of Bala Mula also known as roots of ‘Sida Cordifolia’ is prepared. Two portions of this Bala decoction are boiled with an equal quantity of milk separately. In one portion of processed milk, the Shashtika rice is cooked until properly formed. This processed rice is tied in 8 boluses, quite an interesting procedure ain’t it? 

Then the boluses are dipped in the other portion of processed milk and continuously rubbed deep onto the body. This is a divine feeling and you have no idea how it makes you feel unless you have experienced one at AyurVAID Kalmatia. The process – steaming treatment- continues until proper sweating occurs. 

We recommend SSPS at AyurVAID Kalmatia for relief from low back pain or neck pain – spondylosis or osteoarthritis of neck bone, Lumbar spondylosis, Frozen Shoulder,  Cervical spondylosis, Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome or Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Myalgia, GB Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and various other types– a long list – of Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal diseases. 

Navarakishi or SSPS is ideal for old (chronic) joint injuries which was not properly treated, sprained ligaments, cartilage tears, sports injuries, sprains and strains; Pains and catches in the joints and spine due to bad postures; Pain due to repeated trauma to bones, joints, muscles, soft tissues; Elbow pain due to various conditions like Tendinitis, Olecranon bursitis, elbow sprain, cellulitis, arthritis, nerve entrapment etc, and Breathing disorders. 

This is a promising therapy to relieve one from pain and stress. All we can say is at AyurVAID Kalmatia this is going to be a whole lot different to experience and enjoy the benefits. Call us today or visit our site to unravel many such majestic Ayurvedic treatments.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Cancer Prevention & Rehabilitation with our ICRP at AyurVAID Kalmatia

Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases. In all the types of Cancers, the body’s infected cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues. We all know that Cancer is a killer disease and there are rarely mere chances of escaping it. At AyurVAID Kalmatia, we treat Cancer differently! The Ayurveda way!

Our ICRP (Integrated Cancer Rehabilitation Program) is a remarkable effort and has proved its results since the beginning. In the ICRP at AyurVAID Kalmatia, we intend to minimise acute adverse effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy through herbal medicines and natural therapies. Just to name a few with ICRP; we can reduce sicknesses such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhoea, mucositis, hair fall, skin rashes, ulcers, burns, myelosuppression, and peripheral neuropathies.

We strive to improve the quality of life for each patient at the whole body and mind level. The patients get to experience improvement in the quality of sleep, their appetite, digestion, excretion etc. resulting in enhanced vitality and energy levels and then eventually lowering stress levels for both the patient and their family.

If you are confused about when to enter the ICRP with us, we will make it simple for you. One can enter the ICRP before, during, or after conventional medical management. Our recommendation is to start palliative care at the earliest possible and even preceding the primary Cancer treatment. This generally helps enhance immunity, outcomes, and patient morale; it also reduces side effects and patient dropouts.

What do we do in AyurVAID ICRP:
•    At first, the comprehensive medical assessment will be carried out as per the standard protocol in AyurVAID; this will be supplemented by an oncology-specific assessment protocol.

•    We then will take into account all the current medical reports of the patient.

•  Both primary and secondary medical management objectives specific to the patient shall be determined.

•  Next, a customised medical management plan which includes diet-lifestyle-medicine-treatment according to the condition of the patient and the disease, and appropriate identification of Ayurveda medicines and procedures, shall be developed with an integrative percept.

•   A consensus on next steps shall be arrived at with the patient, with the primary physician, and patient’s family members.

•   We also make sure we have the best supervision on the patient’s response to the ICRP from start through the entire treatment cycle. We will monitor this by using standard medical outcome scales such as Common Toxicity Criteria (CTC), Karnofsky Performance Status Scale, and Quality of Life (QoL) scale.

Know more about our ICRP on our website and also get to read the success stories on overcoming Cancer by our patients.  

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Healing Body & Mind, Lullaby to the Soul – AyurVAID Kalmatia

Panchakarma is the ultimate mind and body healing experience which detoxifies the body, strengthening the immune system, and restoring balance and well-being in an individual. It is indeed the most effective healing modality in the entire Ayurveda treatments. It enables Detoxification and Rejuvenation. It is recommended to almost all individuals on a seasonal basis, as well as when an individual feels strenuous or is experiencing illness.

Panchakarma will help remove the excess doshas, fix imbalances in you and will eliminate the harmful ama out of your system through your body’s own organs. According to ancient Ayurveda, good health completely depends upon our capability to fully metabolize all aspects of life, by keeping that which nourishes and eliminating the rest which don’t. When we can’t completely digest our food, experiences, and emotions, toxins start to accumulate in our body tissues, creating imbalance and ultimately leading to diseases.

Exploiting these dimensions of Ayurveda which has an impact on everyday life and hold answers to present day lifestyle issues is AyurVAID Kalmatia’s ‘Sleep Improvement Program’, offered in the most blissful environs of the Himalayas. It offers you a unique, one of its kind, healing regimen of diet, lifestyle and therapy. An experience that will have you sleep like a baby every night. The professional caretakers under the guidance of expert Ayurveda Physicians cleanse your system, restore balance and stimulate your body for better blood circulation in tranquil settings. The bottom line of your experience with AyurVAID Kalmatia is ultimate, to help you attain happiness and inner peace with the best physical health for a longer and merrier life.

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