Podikizhi

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Podikizhi is an ayurvedic therapy which is used to treat a variety of ailments. Ayush Ayurveda Singapore offers Podikizhi therapy, performed by highly skilled ayurvedic therapists in a controlled environment. At Ayush Ayurvedic Singapore, the patient is provided the best quality of treatment with utmost care taken to ensure comfort and effectiveness. The therapy is done in a step-by-step manner as prescribed by Ayurveda. Podikizhi is a necessary treatment to calm aches and pains in the joints and other parts of the body. When done regularly, it can help manage a variety of conditions.

At Ayush Ayurveda Singapore, consultation with the doctor prior to undergoing any therapy is mandatory. The doctors at Ayush Ayurvedic Singapore are highly experienced and trained at providing only the best Ayurvedic remedies, treatments, lifestyle advice and more. Every therapy works well when accompanied by healthy ways of life. This includes having a proper Dinacharya or daily routine and, consuming an ayurvedic diet tailored to one’s dosha type. The doctors provide clear instruction on the frequency of ayurvedic treatment as well as the at-home practices which can increase the efficacy of podikizhi. This can be extremely crucial to those who are not already practicing an ayurvedic lifestyle.

Podikizhi is derived from the Sanskrit words ‘podi’ which means powder and ‘kizhi’ which means bolus. The treatment involves fomentation with herbal boluses. It causes the body to sweat and heat up. This relieves any inflammation or pain due to arthritis or injury. It also helps stimulate the nerves which helps with neuromuscular diseases. This also helps with problems of the back region. Podikizhi is done using a number of select dried herbs, tied in a bolus. The herbs used in the bolus are chosen depending on factors such as: the dosha of the patient’s body, the ailment being treated and so on. Podikizhi can be performed in 2 ways: either by dipping the kizhi in warm oil or, using it warm and dry. This depends on the ayurvedic effect or healing desired. The process involve having the chosen herbs warmed in a pan and tied into the bolus. If using oil, the bolus is then soaked in warm oil. The bolus is then used in different parts of the body until the body warms up and starts sweating. At this point, the patient will feel light and experience great relief. Podikizhi must be done carefully, ensuring the bolus used is warm at all times. This heat must be maintained throughout the therapy. Podikizhi can be done regularly depending on the ailment being treated.

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Helps treat swollen or painful joints.
  • Soothes muscle soreness, sprains.
  • Cleanses the skin and revives the texture.
  • Relieves pain caused due to arthritis.
  • Helps treat back pain and reduces the pain caused by spondylitis.
  • Treats neck pain due to whiplash or injury.
  • Helps with better functioning of joints.
  • Removes toxins from the body through sudation.
  • May help provide relief from nervous conditions.
  • Treats inflammation caused as a result of injury or disease.
  • Reduces kapha in the body.
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