Monday, January 3, 2011

Rejuvenation Therapy or Rasayana Chikitsa

Rasayana Chikitsa is a unique therapy in the science of Ayurveda. It helps keeps the body young and agile. The various cell and tissue components of the body undergo changes as age advances. Hence, it is necessary to rejuvenate the body systems for a better harmony of the “Body, Mind, and Soul”. Rasayana Chikitsa is also known as rejuvenation therapy, which decreases comparatively the rate of degradation and thereby rejuvenates the body.

The treatment is a process that enables to relieve tension, overcoming sexual debility and improving vitality. This treatment consists of body massages with hand and foot by two masseurs with medicated oil and cream, internal rejuvenative medicines and medicated stem bath. The time constraint for this therapy is for 90 minutes to 2 hours per day for 7 to 14 days. This therapy is to rejuvenate mind body and soul, to tone up skin, to strengthen all systems so as to achieve ideal health and longevity.

It is recommended for all ages between 16 and 70 years. The major benefits and advantages of the treatment are increase of lifespan, improved memory and intelligence, better complexion, restoration of youthfulness, enhancement of endurance levels and better and improved sensory perception.

The Rasayana therapy is taken in two different ways

  • Kutipravesika(Pronounced as ‘Koo–ti–praa–vey–shi–ka’). Regards to this particular therapy, the person has to stay indoors while taking the rasayan. Elaborate arrangements are made for the construction of a special type of cottage where the individual is to be confined. The person or the patient has to diligently follow the diets and other directions of the physician. He should undergo Panchkarma therapy before taking the rejuvenation. This type of therapy is, therefore, not very suitable for a person who has to carry on his profession or job.

  • Vatatapika

    (Pronounced as ‘Vaa–taa–ta–pi–ka’) This method is best for people who are time constraint and who do not have time to stay in the Ayurvedic clinic to take the first kind of rejuvenation. This type can be taken while doing your daily work. It comprises of different types of Ayurvedic herbal preparations which are taken as prescribed by the physician. On an empty stomach, these medicines should be taken at dawn. It can be taken without undergoing Panchkarma therapy

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