Ayurveda medical research in India

In 1962, the Government of India set up Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) which started the medical research in the country. The Central Council for Resarch in Ayurveda and Sidha (CCRAS) has its centres at Cheruthuruthi and Poojappura in Kerala.

Now there are five Ayurveda colleges in Kerala. This includes Thiruvananthapuram, Thripunithura and Kannur government Ayurveda colleges and Private Ayurveda colleges at Kottakal and Ollur. There are one hundred eleven Ayurveda hospitals and sixty eight dispensaries. Sidha-Unani dispensaries have also been established. Purifying the body in ayurveda.

Prime body treatments

Abhyangam. A special type of oil massage and bathing in which strokes are given according to the diseases for 45 minutes per day for 14 days.
Snehapana. Warm herbal liquid, poured all over the body in a rhythmic way through a special vessel for 45 minutes to one hour daily.
Dhara. Some herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk etc. are poured on the forehead in a special method for about 45 minutes in a day for a period of 7-21 days.
Nasyam. Herbal juices, medicated oils etc. are applied through nose for 7 to 14 days.
Kizhi. It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part thereof is made to perspire by the application of certain medical puddings externally in the form of Boluses tied up in muslin bag. This is applied by two to four therapist for abut 60-90 minutes per day for a period of 14 days. There are different kinds of kizhis like njavarakizhi, ilakizhi, podikizhi, dhanyakizhi, narangakizhi etc.
Kativasthi. Specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back with herbal paste boundary. This treatment lasts for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Urovasthi. Warm medicated oil is kept over the chest for 45 minutes.
Ksheeradhoomam. Fermentation with medicated cow milk for facial paralysis, Bell's palsy, speech disorders and other nervous disorders of the face.
Lepanam. Medicated herbal paste is applied on the affected part. This is useful for various types of inflammatory conditions.
Snehapanam. Medicated Ghee is given internally in a proportionally increased quantity for a period of 8 to 12 days.
Sirovasthi. Certain lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head for 15 to 60 minutes per day according to the patient's conditions for a period of 7 days.
Thalam. Special powder mixed with medicated oil applying on the top of the head for 20 to 45 minutes.
Udvarthanam. This is a typical massage with herbal powder for about 30 to 45 minutes daily for a period of 14 to 28 days.
Rakthamoksham. Treatment by letting bad blood out.

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