Why do we need Ayurvedic Rejuvenation?
A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. This is an old saying which is common across the world and is one which beautifully defines the relation between mind and body.
Ayurvedic treatment is popular the world over for its holistic approach addressing both the body and mind of an individual. Ayurveda defines a person as healthy when the three doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) of the person and the 7 dhatus or body tissues (plasma, blood, muscle, fat, bone, marrow and reproductive tissue) are in balance. Any imbalance in these doshas and dhatus cause diseases and makes a person unhealthy.
What is Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Treatment?
Sedentary lifestyles, modern day work routines and unhealthy diet habits take a severe toll on both mind and body. This creates toxins in the body which gets accumulated at the cellular level in the body. This further leads to several issues like stress, anxiety, depression, indigestion, joint pains etc.
Ayurvedic rejuvenation is focused on detoxification or removing the toxins, correcting the metabolism and thus boosting the immune system of the body. Detoxification process works at detaching the toxins at the cellular level and flushing it out. Next the metabolism is corrected through primarily correcting the digestive process. Thus, while the detoxification process removes the toxins and thus enables the cells to receive proper oxygen, the metabolism correction aids in processing the right amount of energy within the body. This helps each and every cell in the body to function as desired and thus the body’s immune system will start functioning normally. This prevents onset of diseases.
The rejuvenation procedure:
The whole procedure typically takes 21 days and consists of 3 phases-
1. Preparatory phase- The objective of this phase is to detach the toxins from the cells in the body. The treatments during this phase are primarily oleation (application of oil both externally and internally) and sudation (induced sweating). These treatment procedures help the toxins melt.
2. Process phase- This is the main phase where the accumulated toxins are flushed out of the body system. Treatment procedures generally include Sneha Vasthy (Oil enema), Kashaya Vasthy (Decoction enema), Virechanam (Purgation), Nasyam (Purification through nose) and Vamanam (emesis or induced vomiting).
3. Rejuvenation or post process phase: Here the objective is to strengthen immunity and improve digestion. This will help reset the metabolism and energy levels.
The treatment program would include both internal medications like herbal decoctions, powders and also external therapies like Abhyanga (oil massage), Podikkizhi (powder massage), Elakizhi (leaf massage), Njavara( rice massage), Pizhichil (oil bath).
Thailadhara (pouring of medicated oil continuously over the forehead) and Thakradhara (pouring of medicated butter milk over the forehead) are also common therapies which will help to reduce the accumulation of emotional toxins in the body.
As Ayurveda is a personalised system of treatment, the specific treatment modes and therapies would differ based on the patient constitution. Ayurveda doctor would decide on the appropriate treatment plan after a detailed personal consultation with the person.
Lifestyle modification sessions and Yoga sessions will also typically be part of the program schedule. Care should be taken while choosing the right Ayurvedic hospital for rejuvenation and it is always best to choose reputed and authentic hospitals. Kerala Ayurvedic treatment method including panchakarma techniques are highly effective for both rejuvenation and curative treatments.
Benefits of Ayurvedic rejuvenation treatment
Boosts the immune system of the body
Addresses root cause of many diseases
Removes accumulated toxins from the body
Aids weight loss, improves skin complexion
Increases body strength and joint flexibility
Cost of Ayurvedic Rejuvenation treatment in India
Ayurvedic rejuvenation treatment in India will cost between 1,800 USD to 3,000 USD for a 21 days program. The cost would depend on the hospital, location, type of room chosen (normal, deluxe, cottage etc.) and duration.