Kashyadhara

KASHYADHARA THERAPY

A medicated decoction is poured locally or all over the body for a particular time period from a particular height maintaining rhythm and time. This is a beneficial procedure to improve the skin health by improving its tone and texture.

  • HOW DOES KASHAYA DHARA HELP?

    • When Sarvanga kashaya dhara is being performed , the warm decoction poured over the body helps in proper perspiration of the body.
    • The medicine in decoction come in contact with the skin and enters in skin pores, relaxing mind and inducing sleep.
    • The pharmacological action of the medicines and the temperature which is maintained during the treatment act as counter irritant which is thermal stimulus and may effect pain sensation and itching sensation.
  • TREATMENT DURATION

    • PROCEDURE -40-45 MIN, BATH- 15 MIN
  • PROCEDURE

    POOORVAKARMA

    • Thorough examination of patient’s prakruthi and vikruthi should be done to select the quantity of kashayam required.

     

    PRADHANA KARMA

    • The kashayadhara starts with padapooja followed by gentle oil massage.
    • The patient is laid in the supine position and from a certain height; lukewarm kashayam is poured in a particular rhythm by two trained therapists.
    • During the procedure gentle massage is performed along with pouring of kashayam
    • Therapy works midly perspiring the patient which is very relaxing

     

    PASHCHAT KARAMA

    • Adviced to take rest followed by hot water bath.
    • Hair must be washed with medicated water.
  • BENEFITS

    • Treats various inflammatory conditions, infectious diseases and removes ama that is toxins from the body.
    • Skin diseases like psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, lecoderma and urticarial conditions.
    • Sports injury and musculoskeletal disorders like fibromyalgia.
  • INDICATIONS

    • ECZEMA
    • PSORIASIS
    • INSOMNIA
    • VITILIGO
    • VARICOCE ULCER
    • PIGMENTATION AND DRY SKIN
    • VARICOCE ULCER
    • DIABETIC FOOT
    • URTICARIAL INFLAMMATION
  • CONTRAINDICATIONS

    • FEVER – As the temperature might incr4ease during the procedure
    • RHINITIS
    • CARDIAC PROBLEM
    • INDIGESTION
    • SINUSITIS
    • HAEMORRHAGIC DISORDERS
    • DIARRHEA
    • PREGNANCY
    • EXTRME FATIGUE
  • POINTS TO BE NOTED

    • Kashaya dhara falls into category of Parisheka sweda
    • ‘‘Sthamba gaurava sheetagnam, swedanam swedakarakam”.means sedana provides relief from stamba( stiffness and catches), gaurava ( heaviness) and sheetha( coldness) in body and body parts.
    • Dhara is one of the parisheka sweda precisely sagni sweda and drava sweda. Types includes

    – Tailadhara

    – Ksheeradhara

    – Ghritha dhara

    – Yamakadhra

    – Kashyadhra

    – Dhanyamladhara

    – Takradhra

    • “vatikkottara vatikkanam, punaha mooladennam, utkwathaihi sukha ushnaihi,kumbhau varshulikaha pranadihi va poorayitva yattarha siddha sneha abhyaktha gatram vastram avachanam parishechajetiti parishekaha” . The parisheka sweda , through the kashaya dhara pacifies in vatika disorders ; rejuvenates the inside prana.
    • Care should be taken to avoid the medicated decoction from falling into the eyes and ears.
    • The eyes are covered with cotton pads and ears are plugged with cotton balls.
    • The medicated ecoction should be changed every day.
  • TYPES OF KASHAYADHARA COMMONLY USED

    • ARAGWADHADHI KASHYAM
    • DASHAMOOLA KASHAYADHARA
    • KHADIRA KASHAYADHARA
    • TIKTHAKA KASHAYADHARA
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