Monsoon treatments are an ancient preventive and curative ayurvedic therapy that is administered particularly at the onset of the monsoon season in the month of Karkidakam as preventive and therapeutic support to ailments that commonly arise during this period.
Rejuvenate, Restore and Re-invent Yourself at Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda
To be healthy-mind, soul and body-wise are proving to be an arduous task as the culture of busyness has taken over the world. Taking a time out or spending some time away from work to take care of yourself is now considered by many to be falling within the lines of being unproductive.
Studies prove that a busy culture in fact decreases your productivity, major contributor, to increasing poor health in people and is a potent cause of stress. This is why rejuvenating and refreshing one’s self is becoming extremely important in today’s day and age.
The process of rejuvenation is said to not just reduce stress, and restore your health but also to slow down ageing. The age-old tradition of Ayurvedic medicine aims to create a natural harmony between the mind, the body and the soul. Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapy enhances your senses and makes a deep-rooted impact on your mind. It helps to relax your body completely and the calmness after the therapy cannot be put into words but can only be experienced in person.
“All our treatments are done rooted on the ancient traditional knowledge of Ayurveda passed down through the generations from our ancestors. We consider each person who reaches out to us as they are entrusting themselves to us for healing them of their discomforts and helping them find the right balance between their mind-body, and consciousness,” says Dr Robin Jacob – Chief Physician and Director at Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda.
Why the Monsoon Season Of All Seasons To Go For An Ayurvedic Treatment?
Even though there are various kinds of Ayurveda rejuvenation treatments available, the monsoon season or the karkidaka masam (the month of karkidakam, according to the Malayalam calendar) is considered to be the perfect time to rejuvenate, refresh yourself and to heal your prevalent ailments.
The coldness of the rainy season retains the heat of oil treatments in the body for a longer duration and makes the healing process easy, so it’s the best time to plan an Ayurveda cure in Monsoon time.
The monsoon season is a very tedious time for all as it brings along with heavy downpours, a lot of water and air-borne diseases, infections and skin diseases. The traditional ayurvedic treatments undertaken during this season are known as Karkidaka Chikitsa (monsoon treatments) in Ayurveda. There is a very important reason behind this as a change in season provokes the three doshas, namely:
- Vatadosha– This is the foremost and most crucial of the three doshas. With the temperatures dropping down and the atmosphere getting colder, it causes painful ailments and diseases that can adversely affect your body and mind.
- Pitta dosha– Acidity in food increases during the rainy season. The digestive system in the human body is weak during this time of the year which is why Gastrointestinal problems are common in people during these months.
- Kapha dosha– Contamination in food and water during the rainy season worsens the kapha dosha, which further causes, cough, cold, allergies and other skin diseases.
The Monsoon Treatment or Karkitaka Chikitsa and its importance
The Karkidaka chikitsa regularises the bodily functions and brings about a balance in the internal energies of your body, providing physical and mental rejuvenation, and also helps in the prevention of diseases such as fevers, coughs, colds, asthma, bronchitis, osteoarthritis, joint pains, skin ailments and digestive problems.
To re-establish this energy equilibrium in the human body, it is necessary that the aggravated doshas have to be removed from the body. This is attained by performing special purification therapies in Ayurveda. Treatments like Abhyangam, Shirodhara, Swedanam, Pizhichil, Virechana, are called Panchakarma treatments. Furthermore, there is a procedure for detoxification of the body which consists of both external and internal therapies. The external therapy includes snehapanam (use of medicated ghee). Following that, for the internal therapy, the body is strengthened and purified with a specially medicated ayurvedic herbal gruel called karkidaka kanji or oushadha kanji. This healthy porridge is made of rice, medicinal herbs, and other spices which help to increase appetite improves immunity, facilitates better digestion and alleviate bodily discomforts says Mrs Molly Joy who heads the diet and nutrition department of Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda.
The Ayurvedic way of Life Followed by Ancestors
The Karkidaka Chikitsa is a time-honoured tradition designed and practised by our ancestor’s thousands of years ago and the knowledge is passed on through generations at Madukkakuzhy to ensure a healthier way of life. These age-old customs ensured that everyone practised the same healthy lifestyle during one of the most challenging months of the year, as far as health is concerned.
Call us to know more or book an appointment today to know further about the Monsoon Seasonal Purification Treatment at Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda and treat yourself to a much more relaxed and enhanced quality of life.