Air, is both, essential for our survival and for our well-being and good health. Air bath must be taken daily. It is recommended to walk for 20 minutes daily with very light clothes. Air bath, combined with exercise and cold rub is highly effective.
Breathing technique further enhances effectiveness of air therapy. Deep breathing creates more intake of oxygen which refreshes the body and also improves the resistance of the body. Fresh areas are highly beneficial. Polluted areas must be avoided for air therapy as the quality of air that you inhale matters.
The blood circulation also improves as the cool air comes in contact with the skin and blood rushes towards the skin and eliminates wastes from the body. This cleanses the system.
Air therapy helps to cure symptoms of nervousness , neurasthenia and skin disorders.
Colour therapy uses the same points as in acupuncture but only in a non-invasive, effective and pain free way for treatment. The seven colours of light are used logically and effectively on the acupuncture points to harmonise the bio-energy flowing through the body in 14 channels.
Torch is used as the source of light and desired colour filter is used to get the desired colour. The resulting coloured light is passed through a crystal with the tip of a prism, which touches the skin on some special zones and specific acupuncture points.
Sun bath has many benefits like increased bone density and lower risks of fractures. Also, our bodies metabolize sunlight and the duration is important as per the skin pigmentation type as the pale skin is more prone to cancer with prolonged exposure. The blood pressure is lowered as the compound nitric acid is released into the blood vessels as the sun touches the skin. Exposure to sun can help prolong life, improve brain functions, ease mild depression and improve the quality of sleep. Also the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are reduced, growth in children is boosted, the immune system is enhanced, and risk of certain cancers is reduced.
Mud is one of the five elements of nature and helps in the treatment of all chronic diseases, hypertension, obesity, various skin diseases, diabetes, constipation, dyspepsia, indigestion etc. It also enhances the body’s resistance power, vitality and beauty.
Mud is one of the five elements of nature. It has fine qualities and helps to absorb toxins, improve blood circulation and relax muscles. It also maintains metabolism and has a positive impact on digestion. Mud is also useful in reducing swelling and pain and eases stiff joints. It works as a natural hair conditioner and is also good for the skin.
Abdominal Pack and Chest Pack (Matti Patti)
Cures any abdominal disorder, constipation, flatulence, indigestion, diabetes mellitus, jaundice, chronic colitis, menstrual disorder, obesity, renal failure etc.
Hydrotherapy is a part of alternative medicine, especially in naturopathy and physiotherapy that uses water for treatment and pain relief. Water treatments are conducted in the form of compress, packs, various tub baths, fomentation, water therapies, enema, and colon hydrotherapy.
A steam bath helps to reduce stress, raise metabolism, lessen pain caused by sports injury, prevents injuries and even symptoms of a cold. Steam cleanses the skin and improves complexion, boosts the immune system, and helps to remove toxins. It also helps to cure diabetes.
Sauna baths have been in use since stone age for its hygienic and health values. The baths promote intense sweating which flushes out toxins and disease. Saunas increase blood circulation to the skin, mobilizes fat, increases basal metabolic rate, which helps in reducing weight. It also provides relief from ailments, such as arthritis and spondylosis. The baths help to maintain optimal physical and mental health.
In Jaccuzzi, the heat, massage and buoyancy work cohesively and cause deep relaxation, improved sleep. The buoyancy massages and clears the head while heat warms muscles and joints and improves circulation. It also enhances the functions of the heart and lungs.
Foot & Arm Bath
The hot foot & arm bath: the attendants ensure that the water is sufficiently and bearably hot for the best results. The hot foot & arm bath helps in treatment of Piles, Indigestion, amoebiasis, constipation Hypertension, Insomnia Stress, general headaches, Sinusities, Asthma Bronchitis, etc.
Hip bath- There are four types of hip baths; Cold, Hot, Neutral and Alternative Hip Baths.
Cold Hip Bath
The hips and abdominal area below the navel is immersed in a special tub filled with water. The water temperature is maintained between 10 degrees to 18 degrees Celsius. It is advised to vigorously rub the region from the navel downwards with a moderately coarse cloth.
The cold hip bath should not be done in severe inflammations of the pelvic, abdominal region and in painful contractions of the bladder, rectum or vagina.
Hot Hip Bath
The Hot hip bath begins at 40 degree Celsius and gradually the temperature is increased to 45 degree Celsius. The attendants maintain the temperature and ensure that a cool wet towel is kept on the head.
It is crucial to prevent the patient from catching a chill after the bath. Cold shower is taken after the treatment. If the patient experiences excessive dizziness or pain, the bath is stopped immediately.
Hot hip immersion helps relieve pain experienced in various parts of body like the pelvic organs, menstruation, urination, inflamed bladder or rectum and painful piles. It also benefits painful contractions or spasm of the bladder, enlarged prostatic gland, neuralgia of the ovaries and the bladder and sciatica.
Neutral Hip Bath
The temperature is maintained between 32 degree Celsius and 36 degree Celsius. Rubbing of the abdomen is avoided during the bath. The bath is taken usually between 20 minutes to an hour.
The neutral hip bath helps to relieve all semi-acute and acute inflammatory conditions including; acute catarrh of the urethra and bladder, sub-acute inflammations in the uterus, tubes and ovaries. It also relieves neuralgia of the testicles and fallopian tubes, prorates of the vulva and anus, and painful spasms of the vagina. It proves to be a sedative treatment for ‘erotomanis’ in both male and female sex.
Alternate Hip Bath
Also known as “revulsive hip bath” alternates hot hip bath with cold hip bath. The hot tub is maintained between 40 degree to 45 degree Celsius and cold between 10 degree and 18 degree Celsius. The attendants ensure that the patients receive the hot bath treatment for 5 minutes, and then the cold for 3 minutes. The period for bath is between 10 to 20 minutes. The temperatures of the head and neck are maintained by cold compresses.
Alternate hip bath helps relieve constant inflammatory conditions of the pelvic viscera, for example, salpingitis, ovaritis, cellulitis and different neuralgias of the sciatica, and lumbago and genito-urinary organs. It also helps relieve pain originating from the abdominal region, cures menstrual and digestive disorders and also renal stones and sciatica treatment.
Waste is build up inside the body with regular consumption of refined and processed foods, high in sugar and fat and low in fibre. The peristalsis becomes weak and may cause constipation and IBS. The food gets stuck to the colon and ferment and decay along the colon making the environment toxic. The environment built inside shows up on the outside and if there is aggravation and irritability on the inside, it will start showing on the outside. Enema relieves constipation, flatulence and indigestion and irritability and aggravation caused due to toxic colon.
Manipulative therapy comprises of various therapeutic therapies like vibro therapy (using vibrations for whole body), oil therapy, hot stone therapy and deep tissue therapy (massage that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body).
Massages : Oil, Hot Stone Massage
The touch therapy of massages relieves body pain and facilitates proper blood circulation. While this is not a substitute for medical cure, it does minimize the need for medication and surgery. Many ingredients are used in massages, such as oil, powder and sand.
Hot stone massage therapy gets rid of tension and eases muscle stiffness while increasing the circulation and metabolism. The deeper muscles relax with the placement of water-heated smooth stones at key points on the body.
When the body is provided with a favorable atmosphere with correct balance of appropriate diet, activity, environment and psychology, then optimum health can be sustained. If these conditions are not sufficiently met, health will not reach its optimum state of functionality. Keeping a fast and living in high stress, active environment will not let the body self-healing to its max. A quiet peaceful environment with rest is a must.
Shirodhara is very beneficial as it stimulates crown chakras and the 3rd eye. The intuition and inner wisdom are awakened. It helps relieve stress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia through natural release of dopamine, serotonin, and melatonin. It further helps mental focus and concentration.
The doctors prescribe a diet plan after studying the medical history and examining the lab tests (if any). Food works as medicine and plays a vital role in healing.
Gym / Sports
Sanjeevani has a well equipped gym for cardio exercises and also for spot reduction. A trainer is present to guide the patients through right techniques.
Special acupoints, or acupressure points lie along meridians, or channels, in the body and vital energy flows through these invisible channels. The meridians begin at fingertips, connect to the brain, and then to an organ associated with a certain meridian.The application of light pressure on specific points on the body helps to heal corresponding organs and muscles. Acupressure helps to heal faster, releases muscular tension, relieves pain, promotes blood circulation and enhances life-force-energy of the body to aid healing. It also helps to become calmer and reduces the need for over-the-counter drugs and is the best cure for common ailments as sinusitis, headache and cold.
Physiotherapy treats a wide array of conditions as- Orthopedic cases including fractures, sports injuries, spinal pain and headaches. The treatment may include therapeutic exercise to improve strength, endurance and correct muscle and postural imbalance, joint manipulation and mobilisation. To relieve pain, reduce stiffness massage of the soft tissue, trigger point therapy and stretching may be applied. Hair and skin
Daily the laughter therapy is conducted in the lush lawns of Sanjeevani in early morning after Shatkarma. Laughter, initially stimulated by eye contact begins with a physical effort and soon it becomes a genuine reaction from within. The therapy along with yogic breathing brings in more oxygen to the body and the brain and results in healthier deeper diaphragmatic breathing.
Laughter therapy has some medical beneficial effects attached with it including improved cardiovascular health and positive change in mood as it produces endorphin-mediated. Laughter produced an “endorphin-mediated opiate (opium-like) effect” and plays a positive role in social bonding.
Colon Therapy refers to the use of water for the cleansing of the colon (large intestines). A clear H2O colon Hydro Therapy machine has been procured from the USA for administering this specific treatment. This procedure is also known as colon irrigation, colonics, colon therapy or high enema.