Lada Chikitsa - Treatments As Per Lada Parampara Methods
Aushadi, Panch Snanam, Theppu and Massage are Ancient Traditional Ayurvedic Treatment Methods Of India
As per Lada Parampara, correct diagnosis is the key to effective treatment, hence, every treatment cycle starts with Nadi Parkishan where the Nadi Parikshak (Pulse Analysis Expert) reads radial pulses to understand the current physical and mental status of the patient. Following correct diagnosis of the disease and its root cause, suitable Paramparik Chikitsa Paddhati (Traditional Treatment Method) treatments are recommended.
The four main dimensions of treatment as per Lada Parampara – The Ancient Traditional Ayurvedic Treatments of India are: Aushadi, Panch Snanam, Theppu and Massage.
Panch Snanam – the five therapeutic baths
As per Lada Parampara there are five types of therapeutic Dosha-Nivarak or Dosha pacifying baths used for healing and treating different ailments. The five main types of Lada Parampara based baths are – Prithvi Snanam (mud bath), Vayu Dhoopam Snanam (herbal fumigation), Aakaya Snanam, Jala Snanam (water based bath) and Agni Snanam (heat based baths, further divided into two sub-types: Surya Snanam or sun bath and Agni Jwala Snanam or fire bath). Panch Snanams are designed for all three main Doshas – Vaat, Pitta and Kapha, and helps with removal of toxins and create natural balance of Panchmahabhut.
Aushadhi – Herbal medicines
Following the 5000 years old traditions of herbal medicine formulations, Lada Parampara recognizes 192 main varieties of herbs including shrubs/plants/grass, vines and trees growing across India. Herbal medicines are prepared with authentic Ayurvedic procedures in form of Churna (consumable powers), Kashayam, Oils, Dhoopam (herbs for fumigation), Ghreet (herbal ghee), Nasyam (steam inhalation), Lepanam (herbal paste), Swaras (juices or extracts) and Talam. AMCT prepares 32 types of each form of these organic medicines, and are prescribed to patients with or without combination.
Theppu/Aushadi Lepan – Medicated pastes
The ancient pharmaceutical art of mixing herbs from the 192 recognized herbs and formulating lepam for external application is called Theppu or Aushadi lepam or medicated pastes. Fine powders are prepared from dried herbs in the inventories of AMCT with complete care and authenticity, and mixed with liquids or other mixing mediums to form Lepam. Theppu is beneficial for treating various diseases and also improve the Dosha balance of the body.
Massage is an integral part of paramparik Ayurvedic treatments, and AMCT offers unique methods consisting a blend of special elements from traditional South Indian massages, Indian martial arts and Lada Paramapara based Ayurveda. The three main types of massages available at AMCT are: Taila massage (oil-based massage), Puddi massage (herb-infused massage) and Lepanam massage (medicated paste based massage). Besides relaxation and detoxification, each massage offers Dosha pacifying benefits in a natural and chemical free way.
AMCT offers one more traditional method of healing called Kutir Praveshika, where rooms with walls made of special elements such as mud, Gavya (cow dung) and herbs are used for therapeutic purposes. Patients suffering from various ailments stay in these special huts for specified time period to receive sensory benefits through sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch for an effective regeneration therapy.