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 It is beneficial in gynaecological 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.
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.
This is a hydro-therapeutic measure where an individual is made to lie down in a specially designed longitudinal equipment such that only the back is immersed in water of desired temperature. Spinal bath is useful in hypertension, insomnia, and musculoskeletal diseases.
Uses: Improves blood circulation to the spine, activates the nervous system, relieves congestion over the spinal nerve, and provides total relaxation. Good in hypertension, headache and backache.
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.
Alternate applications of hot and cold compresses causes contraction and dilation of blood vessels helps relieve congestion and toxins from the tissues. This treatment is given for relieving acute pain in various parts of the body.
Uses: Asthma and muscular pain.
Steam bath is specially designed wooden or fiber chamber. Patient sits inside the chamber and steam is circulated. Sweating initiated by steam bath helps in elimination of toxins from the body.
Precautions: Drink a glass of water, keep a cold wet towel over the head,
Duration: 10 to 15 minutes.
Uses: Excellent for detoxification, skin diseases, Arthritis, Obesity, Diabetes etc.
The process of giving hot fomentation using steam with or without herbs to a specific part of the body is called Local Steam.
Uses: acute and chronic inflammations and pains. It is useful in Arthritis, Frozen shoulder, General Pains, Cold, Cough and sinusitis.
An enema is the procedure of introducing liquids into the rectum and colon via the anus. Simple water enema is used for cleansing the bowel. Luke warm water, saline water (0. 9%) is used for cleansing impacted faecal matter. Routinely enema is given for all new patients for one to three days. There after depending upon requirement alternate day or twice a week enema is given. Neem decoction is also used in certain clinical conditions.
Uses: It helps to remove faecal matter and toxins from the colon. It is useful in constipation, indigestion, acidity and digestive disorders.
Yoga means union with the divine force which brings total development and happiness in our life. It is the Yogascience, which teaches the methods to attain physical, physiological, in the body. It is an eight fold path consisting of Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi. The practice of yoga keeps body healthy and produces exaltation of mental faculties, which further leads to spiritual perfection. The benefits are thus, physical, psychological and spiritual.
Benefits: Maintains positive health, good in respiratory disorders, cardiac disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, improves flexibility, increases memory and concentration, reduces stress.