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Our Special Treatments

Shanta Ayurveda Hospital has created special treatment programmes for back-pain, spondylitis, hypertension, obesity, skin disease, insomnia, sleeplessness, stress management, arthritis, sinusitis, diabetes, migraine and psychiatric illness.

The specialized treatments provided at the Shanta Ayurveda Hospital, are popularly called “Kerala Treatments” and were developed centuries ago by physicians in Kerala. With a spirit of enquiry and characteristics of true exponents of the healing arts, the treatments improved upon some of the principles enshrined in the classical texts of Ayurveda. The research conducted by ancient physicians has left an imprint on therapeutic techniques such as Dhara, Pizhichil, Navarakizhi, Sirovasthi etc. which are most effective in chronic diseases.

DHARA - This treatment is a process in which medicated oil, milk, butter milk, etc are poured in a continuous stream on the patient’s head, in a prescribed manner.

Dhara alleviates fatigue and lack of vitality and improves memory to restores the equilibrium of DOSHAS. This treatment is also highly effective in insomnia, chronic headaches like migraine, ear and nose diseases neuropathy, spondylitis, paraplegia etc.

PIZHICHIL - This is a treatment in which warm medicated oil is continuously poured on the patient’s body. This is very effective in all kinds of muscular and skeletal diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteo Arthritis, Lumbago, Sciatica, hemiplegia, Neuropathy, etc,.

NAVARAKIZHI - This therapeutic is called so because it comprises of a process that uses boluses of cooked Navara rice are used in the process. Navarakizhi is advised for all skeletal and muscular diseases, paralysis,Sciatia, etc. This has been proven to improve general health also as a nourisher.

SIROVASTI - This is a special technique which administers medicated oil on the head. In this, the patient is made to sit upright and medicated oil is applied on the body while the prescribed oil is held inside a cap fitted on the head. This is exceptionally effective in eye, nose and ear diseases, chronic headaches, facial paralysis, spondylitis, insomnia and numerous other disorders arising out of deranged VATA. It also improves, memory and mental faculties.

In addition to the intensive treatments described, Panchakarma treatments are also offered. These are based on the condition of the patient and after an assessment by the physician. During all these treatments, patients are advised total physical and mental rest.

Further medicine and a regulated diet also form an important component of the healing process. A regular course of in-house treatment at our hospital would take approximately 21 to 35 days. However, this is subject to change based on the assessment by our physicians.


Panchakarma is a purifying therapy to enhance the metabolic process through food and herbal medicines. It is used in deep rooted chronic disease as well as seasonal imbalance of tridoshas. As the wastes are eliminated from the body,the patient emerges a healthier version of them self. Literally Panch means five and Karma means action. Thus, Panchakarma means five types of actions, techniques or treatments. These types of therapeutics are based on elimination therapy. Panchakarma treatment is effective in diseases like hemiplegia, polio, rheumatoid arthritis, skin diseases, epilepsy, insomnia, hypertension, cardiac problems, intestinal diseases, peptic and duodenal ulcers, ulcerative colitis and asthma. Besides this, it produces immunity and increases youthfulness of the body. Panchakarma therapy should always be followed by a special diet regime.The different Panchakarma's are: Vamana (emesis), Virechanam-(purgation), Kashaya vasthi (enema foe expelling doshas ), Sneha vasti (retension enema ), Nasyam (nasal instillation of medicine).

Kati Vasthi

Kati vasthi is a special type of lower back therapy or lumbar therapy. A hand-moulded well is sculpted from black gram paste and placed on the back. A special warm herbal oil is poured into this and remains for the prescribed time.The healing properties of herbal oils used for this therapy deeply cleanse and enrich the blood, build and maintain strong muscle and connective tissues, and lubricate the joints keeping them flexible and pain free.


This karma is indicated for expelling the vitiated kapha. The procedure will be conducted only early in the morning. A person who has already undergone the poorva karma will be stopped when the symptoms of perfect vamana are observed.


This karma is indicated mainly in the vitiation of vata. Along with the snehavasti, kashayavasti imparts much more benefits to the body. The procedure is to be done between 10 am and 12 noon. A person must undergo all the preliminary procedures. The medicine for vasti is a combination of decoction, medicated oil, pastes etc. This will be administered through the anal route using a special instrument. The person will be observed throughout the procedure. After some time he develops the urge to evacuate . A hot water bath and a special diet will be prescribed after complete evacuation. A combination of 3 kashayavasti and 5 snehavasti or 6 kashayavasti and 9 snehavasti or 12 kashayavasti and 18 snehavasti is advocated depending upon the condition.


This karma is indicated in the vitiation of vata. Oil processed with various medicines is administered through the anal route using a special instrument. This imparts oleation and nourishment apart from curing the disease. The procedure is to be done immediately after the noon/evening meals. Sneha vasti along with kashayavasti is administered in numbers of 8, 15 or 30.


Nasyam (nasal administration of medicines) ---This karma is indicated for enhancing the strength and functioning of parts above the neck. It is also advocated in most of the disorders like headaches, sinusitis, neuralgia, disturbance of sensory faculties etc. A person must undergo the mandatory poorvakarma. Medicines in various forms such as oil, juice etc. are administered into the nostrils. The karma is done either in the morning or in the evening according to the condition and must be repeated for a minimum seven days.