Karkidaka Chikitsa

Saatwika Ayurveda Treatment Centre offers Karkidala Chikitsa or Karkidaka Treatments in Kerala or Ayurvedic monsoon treatments in the months of July and August every year.

Karkidaka Chikitsa or Karkidaka Treatment in Kerala (Monsoon treatments in Kerala )

According to Ayurveda, the Malayalam month of Karkidaka is time for preventive therapies. The month Karkkidaka (mid-July to mid-August) is known for rain and diseases and it is better to take  Kakidaka Chikitsa or Karkidaka Treatment in Kerala( Ayurvedic Monsoon Treatment in Kerala)

Since Kerala (and India) is an agriculture society, the rain also forces people off fields and into their houses.

During this month, the climate is very damp, with a lot of rains. People are prone to diseases of various kinds. In other words, the human body becomes extremely sensitive to pathogens.

This period has long been identified as the period for preventive treatments and rejuvenation therapies. This is because during this period human body will also be receptive to Ayurveda medicines.

Saatwika Ayurveda offers various preventive treatment packages in the holy month of Karkidaka as part of Karkidaka Chikitsa or Karkidaka Treatment in Kerala ( Ayurvedic Monsoon Treatment in Kerala)

As part of Karkidaka Chikitsa or Karkidaka Treatment in Kerala ( Ayurvedic Monsoon Treatment in Kerala), Oil massages (abhyanga) of various kinds are performed during this season, according to the age of persons. These massages give the physical strength of the body. The medicated oil also passes the medicinal content straight into the bloodstream. Massages are part of rejuvenation therapies.

Karkidaka Kanji is basically rice porridge with medicinally valuable herbs added is a good health supplement provided as part of Karkidaka Chikitsa or Karkidaka Treatment in Kerala ( Ayurvedic Monsoon Treatment in Kerala). Karkikada kanji kit is available for purchase from different Ayurveda centres.

Sukha Chikitsa or Preventivie Therapy is a main package includes in Karkidaka Chikitsa or Karkidaka Treatment in Kerala ( Ayurvedic Monsoon Treatment in Kerala). Sukham means healthy state and Chikitsa is therapy or treatment. Sukhachikitsa is given to healthy persons, to prevent diseases from attacking. Massages (abhyanga) and specially prepared kanji (rice porridge) are part of Sukhachikitsa.Saatwika which practices scientific as well as traditional Kerala Ayurvedic Treatments in its Trivandrum city Centre.  Specially packaged  Karkidaka Chikitsa or Karkidaka Treatment in Kerala ( Ayurvedic Monsoon Treatment in Kerala)  are also available at the Trivandrum Centre.

Ayurveda rejuvenation therapy in Karkidaka Chikitsa or Karkidaka Treatment in Kerala ( Ayurvedic Monsoon Treatment in Kerala) is a long process, lasting for many days, from 21 days up to 45 days. During rejuvenation therapy, the body is first cleaned off accumulated toxic materials (excess fat, chemicals, pathogens, etc). The accumulated body waste is called ama or body toxins.

The body is then strengthened with special medicines like Rasayanas and with medicated oil massages (abhyanga).

Rejuvenation therapy can also include full-scale panchakarma treatments. However, according to the age, physical and mental conditions, and other factors, the doctor may decide to omit one or more procedures of panchakarma treatment.

The month of Chingam (Leo) follows Karkidaka. Chingam is the time of blooming, gaiety and general healthfulness. However, the month that precedes Chingam is the month of diseases.

Summer Care Programmes

Seasonal treatment is very essential for the changes occuring in each season. It helps us to enjoy the season as well as to keep our body and mind healthy and to avoid many seasonal disorders. In ayurveda, it is mentioned under rituchariya. Our summer care programmes includes Vasantha and Greeshma ritucharya’s; which extend from Chaitra to Ashada months of Hindu Calender. Both Vasantha and Greeshma are Adana Kala or Uttarayana  in which both the sun and wind become very strong and powerful. This Uttarayana dries up and take away all the cooling qualities of the earth; hence this Adana Kala is Agneya in nature. In Vasantha Kapha will increase and causes kapha related diseases, diminishes the agni which decreases the digestive activity of the alimentary tract. Purificatory treatment like Vamana, Virechana, Nasya etc. are mentioned in ayurveda during this season. In Greeshma, the sun rays become more powerful, day after day and appears to be destructive, kapha decreases gradually and vata increases consequently, hence in this season physical exercise and exposure to sunlight should be avoided. Foods which are sweet, light (easy to digest), fatty, cold and liquid should be taken. Rice along with mamsa rasa should be eater syrup prepared from draksha, madhuka, gharjura etc can be taken. Juices and water kept at mudpots are good for drinking.

It includes treatments which decreases the vata and maintains the balance of doshas. Treatment may vary according to nature and body types of each person. Internal medicines and Panchakarma treatments like Njavarakizhy, Njavaratheppu, Ksheeradhara, Rejuvination massages, general body massage or abhyangam, medicated steam bath, Shirodhara, Shirovasthy, Snehavasthy etc. are given . Special diet and lifestyle modification are adviced durig these treatment.

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(Summer Beauty Care Package)
It includes lepanam of harichandana or white sandal along with some special herbal medicines for smoothness and fairness of the skin. Special face pack and body pack are also given to prevent the roughness and rashes during the summer. These package also includes head massage with special medicated oil to prevent hair fall and dandruff.