Paschatkarma – Follow-up treatments

The phase of Paschatkarma, i.e. the measures that are applied after the main stationary treatments, is of importance that should not be underestimated. Dietary recommendations as well as recommendations for daily and life routines are given. In addition, herbal medicines are prescribed, which should be taken according to the doctor’s instructions. In general, Paschatkarma takes place at home without medical supervision. Therefore, one’s own discipline plays an important role for the success of Paschatkarma and thus the entire Panchakarma cure.

Through the Panchakarma treatments Agni, the digestive fire, is significantly reduced. Therefore, during the first period after the Ayurveda cure, the dietary recommendations should be followed carefully so that Agni can be strengthened again. In addition, one should refrain from major physical exertion for about 21 days. The recommended herbal preparations are intended to maintain and strengthen the balance of the Doshas and reduce the body’s ageing processes.

 

Diet

In Ayurveda, food is considered the basis for the normal functioning of the three Doshas. Ideally, the metabolized food energy is transformed into ojas (life energy) as the finest end product of digestion. Ojas strengthens the immune system and connects body and mind.

Āhāra (food) is considered one of the three pillars to promote health and prevent disease. In the Vedas it is equated with the nectar of life. In Ayurveda, our food is viewed from seven aspects: type of food, quantity of food, method of preparation, combination of food, season, place and environment of preparation and food intake.

The right diet can balance physical, mental, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects of health. A healthy or unhealthy diet is responsible for health or illness. The consideration of nutrition is an important part of every prescription in an ayurvedic therapy. Sometimes nutritional advices in themselves are a complete treatment.

 

Medicines

Both houses of the Vedasudha Ayurvedic Hospitals are surrounded by a large herb garden in which a variety of rare medicinal plants grow. We also have our own plantations in the higher regions of Kerala, where we grow herbs for our medicinal preparations. Most of the herbal medicines and oils used and prescribed are produced in the new manufacture on the premises of the Yogasudha Ayurvedic Hospital. All medications are produced according to traditional methods and the strict rules of Ayurvedic pharmacology. We do not sell any medicines outside of our clinics.