Monsoon Ayurveda Special- Panchkarma treatment best-suited for the wet weather
Monsoon season is the time of the year when the warmth of summer is soothed by the cold drizzles of rain. This season is given importance in Ayurveda as our body becomes vulnerable to infections and viruses during monsoon. Monsoon aggravates the Pitta or functional energy in the body and drains out the vital fluid or Ojas from our system. It leads to several problems such as weakness, breathlessness, physical discomfort and more. Therefore, Shreevarma brings you some Panchkarma treatments that are best suited for the wet weather.
This treatment includes a full body massage using the warm herbal oils. These herbal oils may differ person to person depending on their condition. Abhyanga is usually performed by a professional massage therapist. This Ayurvedic treatment helps in relaxing, revitalising, and nourishing the body. Abhyanga performs various functions in our body, such as imparting firmness to the limbs, improving blood circulation, softening and smoothening the skin, reducing stress, effects of ageing, and stimulating the internal organs.
Dhara is a special Ayurvedic treatment where medicated fluids such as medicated milk, butter milk or herbal oils are poured in a special manner over the person’s body. Dhara is best for curing insomnia, mental tension, and chronic headaches. Dhara can also calm the nerves while improving the memory. With its cooling effect, it heals skin diseases like psoriasis and inflammation. It also promotes the growth of soft, glossy, and thick hair.
Pizhichil is the Ayurvedic treatment where a cloth is dipped in the lukewarm medicated oil and uniformly squeezed over the person’s body. After squeezing out the oil, it is then massaged over the body by professional massage therapists. Pizhichil retunes the entire nervous system while enhancing the muscular tone. Ayurvedic experts recommend it for neurological disorders, sexual problems, fatigue, osteoarthritis, rheumatic problems, muscle aches and pains, and more.
Swedanam is an Ayurvedic therapy where the person is made to sweat using the steam from boiling herbs. These herbs usually vary from person to person depending on the ailment. The steam is believed to soften and melt the toxins present in the peripheral tissue of the skin. The process of Swedana opens up the skin pores and expels the toxins through sweating. It is known to cure problems like sinusitis and cough, while relieving stiffness of the body and keeps weight under control.
Virechana is a cleansing therapy which eliminates the disorders related to secretion of bile (Pitta Dosha). It removes the toxic accumulation in the gallbladder, liver, and gastrointestinal tract through the anal passage. The process of Virechana improves fat digestion, metabolism, and treats health issues such as asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, jaundice, piles, skin diseases, chronic fever, and more.
In the big picture, the natural healing system of Ayurveda is the best cure for monsoon diseases. Ayurveda recommends the aforementioned ‘Panchkarma’ treatments for overall well-being of body and mind during the monsoon. These Panchkarma methods are best suited for the monsoon. The Shreevarma community encourages people to switch to Ayurveda and adapt to a natural way of living. For 20 years, Shreevarma has been treating people from all across the world with the help of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy.