Poorvakarma (pre-operative procedure): Snehanam & Swedanam constitute Poorvakarma. These are aimed at effectively undertaking the subsequent main treatment procedures by the patient.
Snehanam: It is the administration of oily substances (medicated oil or ghee) either internally or externally or both. External: Abhyanga (oil massage), pizhichil/Sarvangadhara (oil bath), instillation of medicated oil drops in the ears, nose etc. Internal: Medicated oils or ghee is given orally and is also known as Snehapana.
Swedanam: It is a method of sweating in the body by various means of heat application. For Eg, Application of a warm poultice over the skin.
Pradhanakarma (Operative procedures): These are procedures that help eliminate toxins from the…show more content… This is beneficial in treating various pains, sprains, fractures, and other neurological disorders. Netra-tarpanam: Blackgram paste is placed as a boundary wall around the outer surface of the eye sockets. Medicated oils/ghee, or decoctions are poured into the eye sockets. This treatment is beneficial in treating various eye disorders. Mukhalepanam: Application of medicated pastes over the face is termed as Mukhalepanam. It restores skin tones and improves skin texture. Ela kizhi: This is one of the various kinds of fomentation with the leaves of various medicinal plants kept in a bolus. A warm medicated leaf bolus is applied on the affected body parts. Podi kizhi: This is one of the various kinds of fomentation with medicated powders kept in a bolus. This is mainly used in reducing weight and removing excess fat. Greeva Vasti: This is technique to retain medicated oils with the boundaries of blackgram paste over the back of the neck region for a specific period of time. Kati Vasti: This is a technique to retain medicated oils with the boundaries of blackgram paste over the lower back region for a specific period of