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Shanta Ayurveda Hospital has evolved 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, they improved upon some of the principles enshrined in the classical texts of Ayurveda. The research conducted by the 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 continous stream on the patient’s head, in a prescribed manner.

Dhara alleviates fatigue, lack of vitality, improves memory and restores the equiliburium 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 patients 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 so called because of the fact that 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 to administer medicated oil on the head. In this the patient is made to sit upright and medicated oil is applied on the body and 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 faculities.

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 person becomes healthy. 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 low back therapy or lumbar therapy. Specially prepared warm herbal oil is poured over the lower back and retained inside a well sculpted from black gram paste for the required duration. 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 in early morning. Person who has already undergone the poorva karma will be stopped when the symptoms of perfect vamana are observed.


Virechana is done mainly for expelling vitiated pitta. Medicine will be administered in late morning. Person has to remain indoor. The procedure is continued until the proper symptoms are observed.


This karma is indicated mainly in the vititation of vata. Along with the sneha vasti, kashaya vasti imparts much more benefits to the body. The procedure is to be done between 10 am and 12 noon. 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. Hot water bath and special diet will be given after complete evacuation. A combination of 3 kashaya vasti and 5 sneha vasti or 6 kashaya vasti and 9 sneha vasti or 12 kashaya vasti and 18 sneha vasti 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 kashaya vasti 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. Also it is advocated in most of the disorders like head aches, sinusitis, neuralgia, disturbance of sensory faculties etc. Person must undergo the mandatory poorvakarma. Medicines in various forms like oil, juice etc. is 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 minimum seven days.