Sukhodaya Hospitals offer the following panchakarma treatments.
Apart from curing specific diseases, these therapies are ideal for
rejuvenation of the mind and body.
Large quantities of luke warm herbal oils are applied
all over the body vigorously for about 45-60 minutes, followed by
a gentle body massage. This process is done for a period of 7-21
days. This drives the oil forcefully through the pores of the skin
into the deep tissues. This rejuvenating therapy is recommended
once a year to keep the body fit and healthy and to prevent premature
aging. Pizhichil is also recommended for Rheumatic diseases, sexual
and nervous weakness.
A bolus of hot medicated rice cooked with herbs
and soaked in a herbal milk decoction of nutritive herbs is vigorously
rubbed on the entire body for 45-60 minutes everyday for a period
of 7-21 days. A highly rejuvenating technique, njavarakizhi equips
you with strength and vitality to face the rigors of day-to-day
In this process certain herbal
oils, medicated milk etc are poured on the forehead for about 45 minutes
everyday for a period of 7-21 days. Extremely soothing for the brain
and the central nervous system, this treatment is recommended for
insomnia, mental tension and neurological ailments etc.
Herbal oils and extracts
are applied into the rectum daily for 5-25 days. Vasthi is ideal for
arthritis, paralysis numbness, gastric complaints and constipation.
Luke warm herbal oils
are allowed to stay on the head for 30-60 minutes for 7 days. This
treatment is highly effective for facial paralysis, dryness of nostrils,
mouth and throat, headaches and Parkinson's disease.
Massage with herbal
powders for about 30 minutes daily for 14-28 days, udvarthanam is
effective for hemi plegia, paralysis, obesity and certain rheumatic
This is a massage
with herbal oils for about 40 minutes for duration of about 14 days.
Abhyangam is very effective for obesity.
Medicated oils are
applied through the nose coupled with gentle massage of forehead,
palms, feet etc, daily for 7-14 days. Nasyam is highly effective for
headaches, mental disorders, asthmatic problems, facial paralysis,
of warm, herbal ghee are given for 7-14 days. Snehapanam makes the
skin and hair softer and increases energy, enthusiasm and clarity
of mind. This treatment is effective against psoriasis, leukemia.
Herbal leaves or powders
are applied along with lukewarm oil for about 45 minutes for 7-14
days, effective for osteoarthritis, spondilosis.
Medicated fumes and
luke-warm oil are applied to the ears for a duration depending on
the condition of the person. This treatment helps to clear the ears
and cure related ailments.
Medicated oil is applied
to the eyes. Tharpanam prevents cataract and other eye diseases.
Complete body massage with herbal oils is a highly
invigorating experience. While aiding in the removal of toxins from
the body, massage nourishes tissues, prevents physiological wear and
tear and clears the channels of the body. It makes the body supple
and is a thoroughly soothing experience.
Herbal Steam Bath is a sudation process. Every part
of the body except the head is exposed to herbal steam. This procedure
produces sweat, dilates the channels of the body and facilitates easy
removal of impurities from the system through excretory outlets like
the sweat glands, kidneys and liver. The steam bath gives greater
flexibility and suppleness to the body and reduces stiffness and swelling.
Hip Bath, Spinal Bath, Mud Bath etc are variations of the steam bath.