Abhyangam is specialized ayurvedic body massage done with proper techniquies by Aasha Ayurveda Kerala panchkarma therapy in Delhi. Medicated oil is used as per the purpose of Abhyangam. It’s a 45 minutes procedure followed by swedanam ( Steam) for 15 minutes.
- Person who is fit for Panchkarma procedures ( Shodhanara)
- Dry or rough ( Ruksha) – Vataj prakriti
- Diseases due to vitiation of Vata
- Persons, who do regular exercise like Athelete, fitness seekers, gymers ( (Vyayam Sheela)
- Intellectuals, Executives (Chintaka)
- Essential preparatory procedure for other Panchakarma procedures.
- Vatarogas like Hemiplagia, Paralysis ( Pakshaghata), Sciatica ( gridhrasi), Backache ( Katishoola), Facial Palsy ( ardit ), Gout (Vatashonita), Brachial neuralgia ( avabahuka).
- Oligospermia ( Sheena shukra)
- Abdominal lump ( gulma)
- Acid peptic disorders( Parinama Shoola)
- Diseases of female genital tract ( Yoni vyapat)
- Emaciated ( Krisha)
- Marasmus (Balshosha)
- Sleeplessness ( Anidra)
- Alcoholic intoxication ( Madatyaya)
- Chronic Constipation ( Jeerna Vibandha)
- Vitiation/ increase of Kapha & Fat tissue ( Meda)
- State of indigestion and toxic metabolites ( Amadosha)
- Ascitis, Hepato-spleno-megaly, Cirrhosis of Liver, Acute abdomen, etc
- Mild Chemical Poison
- Early stages of fever
These will arise if general guidelines are not followed.
Complications arise commonly due to faults/ errors in
- Dosage schedule ( Matra nirnaya)
- Time of drug administration/ procedure ( Kala Nirnaya)
Vyapat ( Consequences)
- Indigestion ( Ajeerna)
- Thirst ( Trishna)
- Drowsiness ( Tandra)
- Distention of abdomen ( Anaha)
- Fever ( jwara)
- Rigidity (Stambha)
- Distaste (Aruchi)
- Pain ( Shoola)
- State of indigestion and toxic metabolities ( Aamdosha)
- Nausea ( Utklesha)
- Skin diseases ( Kushtha)
- Itching ( Kandu )
- Anemia ( Pandu )
- Edema ( Shotha)
- Sprue / Malabsorption syndrome ( grahani)
- Haemorrhoides ( Arsha)
- Feeling of cold ( staimitya)
- Erysipelas ( visarpa)
Management of Complications
Symptomatic therapy based on the doshic predominance and on the severity of the complication.
- Indigestion ( Ajeerna) & Thirst ( Trishna)
- Emesis ( vamana) to be done with warm water ( ushnodaka) and to be managed accordingly.
- Fasting, vomiting and sudation, administering foods, drinks and medicines which aredry.
- Use of fermented alcoholic preparation made from buttermilk ( Takrarishtha), Barley ( Yava), long pepper ( Pippali), three myrobalans ( thiphla), Honey ( kshodra), Cow’s Urine ( Gomootra), Commiphora mukul ( guggulu), etc.
- Other Complications: symptomatic therapy based on the doshic predominance and on the severity of complications.