Sarvanga kashaya dhara is a specialized Ayurvedic therapy used to treat various ailments like inflammatory conditions, infectious conditions, skin diseases (psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, leukoderma, urticarial), sports injury, Musculo-skeletal disorders etc.
“Sarvanga” mean whole body and “dhara” means pouring. Sarvanga Kashaya Dhara is a process in which medicated decoction is poured over the whole body maintaining a specific height, rhythm and temperature, performed by two qualified therapist, which is being prescribed by an Ayurvedic consultant in a systematic way
- Improves circulation to the skin
- Reduces skin inflammation
- Helps to reduce itching sensation all over body
- Reduces skin dryness
- Helps to heal the wounds
- Acts as antibacterial therapy
40 TO 45 MIN
The treatment duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.
TREATMENT COURSE DURATION
7 days, 14 days, 21 days
The treatment course duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.
MODE OF ACTION OF SARVANGA KASHAYA DHARA
The Therapeutic action of Sarvanga Kashaya dhara depends on
- The pharmacological action of the medicine
- Therapeutic action of the procedure like rhythmic steaming of the medicine.
- Local application of the heat and the timings of the treatment.
When the Sarvanga Kashaya dhara is being performed, the warm decoction poured over the body helps in proper perspiration of the body and thereby detoxifies the body.
The medicines in the decoction come in contact with the skin and enters inside through the skin pores. Since the procedure is performed from a particular height and a particular temperature is maintained, there will be formation of energy by which the medicine can easily enter into the pores through friction and thermal action. The permeability of the medicine through the skin pores is enhanced.
Because of the temperature which is maintained during the treatment, vasodilatation happens because of which increased blood flows through the area so that the necessary oxygen and nutrition materials are supplied and the disease causing toxins are removed.
Because of increased blood supply the metabolism will increase as a result the output of toxins from the cells are increased.
The pharmacological action of the medicine and the temperature which is maintained during the treatment act as a counter irritant which is the thermal stimulus and may affect the pain sensation, itching sensation
It also induces muscles relaxation and increases the efficiency of muscle action as the increased blood supply ensures the optimum condition for muscle contraction and relaxes the mind and induces the sleep.
- Dry skin
- Circulatory problems
- Sports injuries
- Body ache
- Chronic pains
- Varicose ulcer
- Diabetic foot
- Nail infection
Fever: As the temperature might increase during the therapy
Rhinitis: Severity of disease will increase
- Certain forms of cancer severe sinusitis
- Certain cardiac problem
- Haemorrhagic disorders
- Acute illness
- Extreme fatigue