Therapies

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Therapies

1. Treatment Philosophy

The Treatment is based on the concept of Panchamahabhootas; Five elements of Nature: Prithvi (Earth), Aap (Water), Tej (Fire), Vaayu (Air) and Aakash (Space). The Principle of Naturopathy is that the accumulation of toxins is the root cause of all diseases; hence prevention of such accumulation and elimination of existing toxins is the route to health

We have a holistic approach towards each sadhaka.

  • Exploring the disease and the patient’s illness experience
  • Understanding the whole person
  • Finding common ground with the patient regarding treatment options
  • Incorporating prevention and health promotion
  • Enhancing the doctor-patient relationship
  • Being realistic in approach

Naturopathy

Naturopathy believes in holistic approach towards a disease condition and treats the body as a wholeTreatments are based on the principle of Panchamahabhootas
  • Earth - Mud baths, Mud packs
  • Water - Hydrotherapeutic methods in the form of Baths, Douches, Packs, Compresses etc…
  • Air - Breathing exercises, Outdoor walking
  • Fire- Sun baths, Thermoleum baths,
  • Ether - Fasting therapy

Mud Therapy:

Mud therapy represents the first element “Earth”. 6 feet deep mud which is purified through various processes is used in treatments. Natural minerals and salt present in mud along with its cooling effect adds to its therapeutic property. It’s extremely helpful in various condition of the skin like psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis etc. Mud applications are also helpful in reducing inflammation and relieving pain.

Hydrotherapy

This refers to the mode of therapy using water in different forms and temperature.

Various Hydrotherapy treatments at Ashram are:

  • Immersion Bath
  • Under water Massage
  • Hip Bath
  • Jacuzzi Hip Bath
  • Spinal Spray
  • Vichy Shower
  • Circular Jet
  • Douche
  • Enema
  • Steam Bath
  • Arm and Foot Bath
  • Packs and compress

Immersion Bath

Immersion bath is administered by immersing the entire body other than head in a full size tub filled with water of desired temperature depending upon the condition of a health-seeker. It creates an appetite, accelerates the circulation and arouses the nervous system.

Uses: Sleeplessness, Anxiety, Nervous debility, Joint pain, Depression, Parkinsonism, Hypertension, Migraine and certain skin diseases.

Underwater Massage

The therapy of underwater massage involves lying in a large tub of water. Water is taken from the tub and an internal pump used to create a high pressure stream that passes through a hose.

Uses: Improved circulation, Muscle relaxation, Lactic acid flushing, deep penetrating muscle massage, Pain management etc…

Hip Bath

It is hydro-therapeutic measure where person is made to sit in a hip bath tub and water is filled up to the navel region. Other body parts are kept dry. Feet should to be rested on a foot rest. Specially designed tub is used for hip bath. It is mainly administered for improvement of digestion, excretion, and is beneficial in gynecological and urinary problems. Various temperatures of water like very cold, cold, neutral, warm, hot and very hot are used depending upon the clinical condition.

Uses: Useful in Indigestion, Gas Formation, Hyper-acidity, Constipation, Piles, Menstrual Disorders, Obesity and Diabetes.

Jacuzzi Hip Bath

It is hydro-therapeutic measure where person is made to sit in a hip bath tub and water is filled up to the navel region. Water is taken from the tub and an internal pump used to create a high pressure stream.

Uses: improves circulation to the abdominal and pelvic region and enhances metabolism

Spinal Spray

A gentle massage of fine water columns through spray on the spinal cord and its nearby parts is called spinal spray. A specially designed tub is used for this treatment. This serves a great measure in influencing the central nervous system.

Uses: Insomnia, Hypertension, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Migraine etc.

Vichy Shower

A Vichy shower includes five to seven shower heads that are placed in a row over a cushioned table. During the treatment, sadhaka lies on a cushioned table while water showers the body. The shower helps to relax and improves circulation in the back thereby relieving pain, stiffness and spasms

Diet

Diet plays an integral part in Naturopathy treatment protocol. Hippocrates says “Thy Food Shall Be Thy Medicine”. Here we consider food as the main ingredient in healing process.

A simple yet nutritious menu is designed to cater the need of the sadhakas depending on their health issues. A variety of Herbal teas and juices, fruits and vegetable juices, smoothies, fresh salads and sprouts, soups and millet based meal forms the core of our healthy meal menu. Food and juices is served as prescribed by the Doctors.

Yoga Therapy

The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word “Yuj” which means union; Union of body, mind and soul.

Here at Ashram we use this power of yoga to bring a balance between the mind and the body. We have 4 batches of Yoga that caters to different age group and disease conditions.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, stress, and to promote health and wellness.

Sesame oil or coconut oil is used for massage which is particularly useful for chronic pain depending on the condition of the sadhaka.

Yoga Asanas

These are specific yogic postures done along with certain breath work to improve the strength, flexibility, agility and balance in the body and mind.

Pranayamas

Pranayama refers to a set of breathing techniques which helps to achieve desirable benefits. This helps in calming down to mind, to bring steadiness in thoughts and action and also has immense benefits in physical body.

Meditation

Meditation or dhyana helps in reducing stress, calming down the mind and bring clarity in thoughts and action. When the mind becomes free from agitation, calm and serene and at peace, meditation happens. A calm mind, good concentration, clarity of mind, improvement in communication, blossoming of skills and talents, an unshakeable inner strength, healing, the ability to connect to an inner source of energy, relaxation, and rejuvenation are all natural results of meditation

At Ashram we have daily meditation sessions.

Trataka

Trataka is a kriya with multiple benefits. Traditionally, it has been practiced by Yogis in different ways not only for its beneficial effects on the eyes but also for its tremendous effect on improving concentration.

Shudhi Kriyas

Shudhi Kriyas are cleansing and detoxifying process of the body through various procedures. Daily sessions on Shudhi Kriyas are conducted at Ashram depending on the need of the Sadhakas.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy treatments are very beneficial in treating various musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. It is capable of treating various diseases like different kind of arthritis, Spondylosis, painful conditions etc. Its ability to improve mobility and range of motion of patients in various conditions is widely recognized.

IFT (Interferential Therapy)

Interferential therapy is a physiotherapy treatment through electrical signals with a mild frequency. This penetrates through your skin to stimulate and activate the function of tissues and muscles at large.This therapy helps in relieving pain, stiffness and accelerates healing process.

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)

Tens therapy is helpful for the activation and stimulation of the nerve through a low voltage electric current thereby helping in painful conditions.

SWD (Short Wave Diathermy)

Shortwave diathermy is localised deep heat physiotherapy through electromagnetic waves, which is helpful in different kinds of muscular disorders. It is helpful in relieving pain and stiffness.

Ultra Sound

Ultrasound therapy is a physiotherapy treatment modality that uses deep heating waves for localized pain which affects muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments. USD therapy gives best results in chronic inflammation and provides relief from pain and stiffness.

Traction-Cervical and Lumbar

Traction is a decompression physiotherapy modality that relieves pressure on particular nerve. Helpful in painful conditions of back and neck with nerve impingement.

Wax Therapy

Wax therapy is a form of heat therapy, one of the most effective ways of applying heat to improve mobility by warming the connective tissues. Wax Therapy, involves the application of molten paraffin wax, to the connecting tissues causing muscle relaxation and improves joint mobility.

Exercise Therapy:

  • Shoulder Wheel Exerciser
  • Quadriceps Table Exerciser
  • Finger Ladder Exerciser
  • Hand Grip strength Exerciser
  • Ankle Exerciser
  • Pulley Exerciser