Ayurveda Treatments in India: Maa Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh

Maa Yoga Ashram - Rishikesh in collaboration with Arogyadham Ayurveda Treatment Centre offers treatments of various ailments and diseases through ayurveda lifestyle consultation, ayurveda therapies like panchakarma, shirodhara, ayurvedic massage, diet and nutrition etc.

A team of specialized doctors will give consultation on various health problems; taking into consideration individual constitution by pulse diagnosis and other methods. The first contact between the patient and the medical team consists of the following three steps:

Observation (Darshan): This step encompasses an evaluation of the patient’s overall physical health. The Ayurveda practitioner observes the patient’s movements and examines their body contour, and the color of their skin and eyes; as well as facial lines and ridges, the shape of their nose and the state of their lips, hair and nails.

Touch (Sparsha): The doctor then uses palpation (sparshanam), ausculation (shrvanaa) and percussion or tapping (akotana) to assess the patient’s health. S/he focuses on the patient’s pulse, tongue, nails and speech. Laboratory tests might also be in order.

Questions (Prashna): The practitioner interviews the patient, asking them about symptoms, how long the discomfort has been there and how the disease has progressed. S/he also assesses the patient’s mental health.

Ayurveda Treatments available at Arogyadham
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Mental problems
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Detox
  • Panchakarma
  • Skin problems
  • Anxiety
  • Hair loss
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Allergy
  • Hair problems
  • Overweight
  • Weight Loss
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
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  • Hypothyroidism
  • Joint problems
  • Arthritis treatment
  • Piles
  • Infertility problem treatment
  • Male infertility
  • Female infertility
  • Weight gain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cervical
  • Spondylitis
  • Sex Problems
  • Low sperm count treatment
  • High blood pressure
  • Cancer treatment
  • Anti ageing treatment
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  • Stress management
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney stone
  • Kidney problem
  • Psoriasis
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Drug addiction

List of some Natural Herbs used in the treatment of various chronic diseases, Sexual disorders, infertility (Male & Female Problems) Read More

Ayurveda Treatment for Weight Loss (obesity).

It is a disorder of Fat Metabolism. It results from eating more food than is required. It can be cured by eating less with suitable Diet with Herbal Formulations. Herbal formulations from fat dissolvent herbs e.g.

1 Cinnamomum zeylamicum
2 Commiphora mukul
3 Acacia catechu
4 Cedrus deodara
5 Lochen orsea
Ayurveda Treatment for Weight Loss (obesity).

Ayurveda Treatment for Diabetes Mellitus

A chronic disorder fo carbohydrate metabolism characterized by hyperglycemia, glycosuria & resulting from inadequte production or utilization of insulin. It can be fully controlled or treated by proper Diet Exercise Meditation & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Lochen rosea
2. Boswelia theriferia
3. Trigonella foenum graecum
4. Gymnena sylvestres
5. Tinosphora cardifolia
6. Aegle marmelos
7. Ficus glomerali
8. Syzygium cumini
9. Azadiracta indica
10 trigonelle foenum graecum
11. Momardia charan lia
12. Solacia macrosperma

Note :- In Hyperglycemia always modern medications are required to continue to avoid ketones in the body.
Ayurveda Treatment for Diabetes Mellitus

Ayurveda Treatment for COPD ( Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease )

COPD is defined as difficulty in breathing accompanied by wheezing sound due to bronchial spasm. It can be fully controlled or treated by proper Diet Exercise Pranayam (breathing exercises) & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Thylophora Indica Asthmatica
2. Adhatoda Vasica Nees
3. Solanum Surattense
4. Clerodendrram se Rratum
5. Cassia Occidentalis

Note :- In acute breathlessness vasodilators & inhalors are advised.
Ayurveda Treatment for COPD ( Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease )

Ayurveda Treatment for (Joint Pains)

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout Osteoarthritis (Joint pains) etc, Lumber Pain (Back pain, sciatica pain) by proper Dietary Habit & Life Style Habit, Exercise & Herbal Formulations e.g.
1 Vitex Negundo
2 Cyperus Rotundus
3 Nyctanthes Arbor-Tristis
4 Smilax China
5 Delphinium Denupatum
6 Withenia Sommifera

Local application e.g.
1 Ricinus Communes
2 Brassia Juncea Clern Coss
3 Zingiber Officinale
4 Allium Sations
Ayurveda Treatment for Joint Pains

Ayurveda Treatment for Migraine

Essential feature of migraine is a paroxysmal headache. This may be confined to one or other side of head. Symtoms may last 15-30 minutes Headache on the average 12-24 hours and may be shorter. It is accompanied by nausea and vomiting. It can be fully controlled or treated by proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1 Lavandula Stoechas
2 Piper Nigrum
3 Coriandrum Sativum
Special Migraine Oil is given for local application.
Note :- In acute pain Vasograin is prescribed otherwise not.
Ayurveda Treatment for Migraine

Ayurveda Treatment for CRF (Chronic Renal Failure)

Kidneys have excretory and regulatory functions. It is divided mainly into 3 (I) excretion of end products of metabolism 2. Maintainance of tissuefluids 3. Secretion of Harmones. Main Structural unit of kidney is nephron. It does filtration, reabsorption and secretion. When reabsorption is decresed it is called CRF. It can be treated by proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.
1 Boerhavia Diffusa
2 Cichorium Intybus
3 Yavshar
4 Mulishar
5 Panchtranmulkvath
Note :- 1. No metals are ever used in the treatment of CRF.
2. Dialysis is advised as per KFT reports.
Ayurveda Treatment for CRF (Chronic Renal Failure)

Basis for The Diagnosis and Subsequent Ayurvedic Treatments

In Ayurvedic medicine, the doctor makes a diagnosis on both the disease level (roga) and the patient level (rogi). This entails a highly individualized process in which the doctor not only diagnoses the ailment but tailors the treatments to suit each patient’s prakriti (constitution).

In Ayurvedic theory, all diseases are due to a doshic imbalance and thus Ayurvedic medicine focuses on rebalancing the doshas. It is worth noting that, given the holistic nature of Ayurveda, the doctor does not consider solely the affected area and thus, does not seek a treatment to cure the disease. Instead, s/he focuses on an Ayurvedic treatment that helps the body call upon its own energy to heal. While the Ayurvedic treatments and medicine are vital in the healing process, they only aid the body’s self-reparation, not trigger it.
Basis for The Diagnosis and Subsequent Ayurvedic Treatments

Ayurveda Treatment for Paralysis

It is caused due to CVA (Cerebral Vascular Attack). Main cause of CVA is Haemoorrhage, Thrombosis, Embolism. Haemoorrhage is caused by Hypertension, Thrombosis is caused by injury, Embolism caused by Heart disease cerebral Ischemia or myocardial infarction. It includes Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, Monoplegia, Facial Paralysis. It can be treated specialzed Therapy, proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.
1 Mucuma Prurita
2 Ricinus Communes
3 Sida Cardifolia
Ayurveda Treatment for Paralysis

Hair Problems

It is Modern Era Hair Problems like hair fall, alopecia, dandruff etc. are due to many reasons which includes stress & strain, LLP based Hair Oils, Malnuitrition & use of Chemical dyes etc. It can be treated by specialzed Hair Oil (Keshrashak Hair Oil). proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1 Sesamum Indicum
2 Eclipta Alba Hassk
3 Cocos Mucifera
4 Cirullus Colocynathis Schrad
5 Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis Linn
6 Lawsinia Infermis Linn
7 Centella Asatica Linn
8 Convolus Pluricaulis
9 Sapinpus Trifoleatos Linn
10 Embelica Offcinales
11 Acacia Concinna
Hair Problems Treatment

Mental Disorders/ Diseases.

It includes OCD, Schzophremia Depression, Anxiety Syndrome, Insomnia & many more. It is caused due to wrong thinking & Negative Attitude. It can be treated by specialzed Meditation Spiritual Healing proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1 Convlvulus Pruricaults
2 Centella Asatica
3 Withenia Somnefera
Mental Disorders/ Diseases

High Cholesterol

It is a life style disease caused by a person himself/herself HDL Cholesterol is good for the body, whereas increased LDL is bad for the body. If Cholesterol is high blood pressure is bound to rise. It can be treated by specialzed Meditation Spiritual Healing proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1 Vitex Nigundo
2 Cichorium Intybus
High Cholesterol

Rejuvenation (Kayakalp)

In Ayurveda one can have 100 years of disease free life, by virtue of power of vision, power of hearing, power of speech, prosperity, self realiant, healthy life for 100 years. In Nature when something grous we can call it getting old. It is always called grow or growing or growth. In the same way when our age increases we also grow (It means we do not become old) Rejuvenation can be treated by specialzed Spiritual Healing proper Diet, Detox Therapy & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Natural Formulations e.g.

1 Terminalia Chebula
2 Emblica Officinalis
3 Centella Asatica
4 Gly Cyrrhiza Glabra
5 Tinosphora Cardipholia

Note :- Anti Aging can also be achieved by Dugadkalp, Agnoorkalp etc.
Rejuvenation (Kayakalp)


It is a Skin disease which is Chronic, non –contagious. Real cause of it is unknown to medical sciences but predisposing factors are known. It can be treated specialzed Detox Therapy, proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.
1. Hemidesmus Indicus
2. Acacia Catechu
3. Smilay China
4. Cassia Tora

Cirrhosis of Liver

It is Chronic diffused liver disease Characterized by significant loss of liver cells, fibrosis and nodular formation. Weight of liver is approx, 1200 gms . It does detoxifing work in the body. It produes bile pigments, bile salts, cholesterol etc in the body. When we eat more fatty diet, when we drink more Alcohal our liver cells are affected/damaged. It is also affected by viral Hepatitis, amoebic infection of intestines. When this process continues for years together liver starts shrinking which is called cirrhosis of liver. It can be treated specialzed Detox Therapy, proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Boerhavia Diffusa
2. Cichorium Intybus
3. Solanum Nigrum
4. Andrographis Pani Culata
5. Picrorhiza Kurroa
6. Tephrosia Purpurea
7. Berberis Aristata
8. Phallanthas Nurrari

Note :- Specialzed distilled watery extracts of herbs are used.
Cirrhosis of Liver

Ayurveda Treatment for Cancer (Malignancy)

Although real cause of cancer to the modern sciences is unknown but predisposing factors are known. It is caused by Chronic Irritation & less supply of oxygen to the cells. In modern sciences it is included Onkology.Treatment is based on surgery, Radiotherapy & chemotherapy in modern Onkology Combination of flaxseed oil with cheese highly advised in cancer patients. In Ayurveda it can be treated specialized herbal extracts, Rasausdhiya etc. proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Lochen Rosea
2. Ocimum Sanctum or Holy Basil
3. Calotropis Procera
4. Achy Ranthes Aspera
5. Bauhinia Variegata
Ayurveda Treatment for Cancer (Malignancy)

Ayurveda Treatment for Hypertension

It is impossible to define normal blood pessure without meaning it. Essential 90% , Secondary 10% Essential Hypertension The cause of essential hypertension is unknown. Factors STRESS, Salt intake, smoking and hyperlipidaemia etc. play a part. It can be treated by specialzed Meditation Spiritual Healing proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Rauwolfia Serpentina
2. Terminalia Arjuna
3. Withenia Somnifera
Ayurveda Treatment for Hypertension

Ayurveda Treatment for Infertility

Causes of infertility in male & female are Azoospermia, Oligodpermia, Blocked fallopian tubes, Anovulation, Salpingitis, Menstural disorders, Ectopic pregnancy, Unexplained infertility, Spontaneous Abortion, Missed Abortion, Dysparecinea, Impotency & Frigidity, Harmone Imbalanced, Uterine Fibroid etc. Treatment by specialized herbs, Panchkarma etc.

Infertility Problems (Male & Female)
At Arogyadham treatment centre thousands of patients have conceived & had children after many many years. We give treatments to both male and females.

Male Infertility
Common male infertility factors include azoospermia (no sperm cells are produced), asthenozoospermia (decreased motility of sperm) and oligospermia (few sperm cells are produced). Sometimes, sperms are deformed or die before they reach the egg.At our treatment centre we provide 90 days treatment to attain normal Sperms level.

Female Infertility

The most common female infertility problem is an ovulation disorder. Ovulation is necessary for the release of the egg from the ovary. Some signs that a woman is not ovulating normally include irregular or absent menstrual periods.

Other causes of infertility include blocked fallopian tubes (the tube through which the egg travels from the ovary to uterus), endocrine disorders, uterine fibroids, and anatomical defects of the uterus.

Several other factors such as age, stress, poor diet, athletic training, being overweight or underweight, tobacco smoking, alcohol, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), health problems that cause hormonal changes, can affect a woman’s ability to have a baby.

At Arogyadham treatment we use traditional ayurveda therapies like Snehana or Swedana in genital areas for helping in conceiving.

1. Asparagus
2. Asparagus Racemosus
3. Withenia Somnifera
4. Semecarrus Anacardium
5. Mucune Pusila
6. Saraca Asoca
7. Symplocos Racemosa
8. Solanum Indicum
9. Mentha Viridis
10. Foemealom Vulgare
11. Tribulus Terrestis
12. Ruba Candifolia
13. Tradys Perimam
14. Cassia Fistule
15. Cuminum Cyminum
16. Cerum Carvi

Ayurvedic Treatments

It is a detoxification process which completely rids the body of toxins; thus strenghtening the immune system and restoring balance and well-being. This ayurvedic treatment consists on three stages:

Purvakarma: It is a preparatory step which helps the body discard toxins by removing them from the stomach and tissue and guiding them to the alimentary canal. Pradhanakarma: It is a highly individualized treatment, baded on the needs of the patient, depending on their Ayurvedic constitutional type, doshic imbalances, age, among others. The specialized Ayurveda Practitioner decides if the patient requires all or only parts of the therapy.

Paschatkarma: Post treatment care, which includes the diet regime and general guidelines to live a healthy life.

Enlarged Prostate

weight of prostrate glands in body is approx 20gm, due to various reasons specially in oldage its weight increases. Uptil 40gm it can be cured fully by herbal formulations. It can be treated by specialzed by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Bauhinia Variegata 2. Tribulus Terrestis
3. Commiphora Mukul etc.
Enlarged Prostate

Back Ache Back Pain (Lumber Pain)

is getting comman, because of life style habits, wrong dietary habits, habit of late hours sleep & habit of late discharge of faecal matter specially in morning. It can be treated by specialzed proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Aspara Gas Adscemdens 2. Tribulus Terrestris
3. Asteracantha Longi Totle etc.
Back Ache Back Pain

De – Addiction

De-addication from different addications e.g. Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs etc. is treated by Devdali (Luffa Echinata or Bristly Luffa) for smokers inhale Smoking Proversion Purified kuchla (Nux- Vomica) etc. within 6 weeks. It can be treated by specialzed Panchkarma Therapy & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

Digestive Problems

De-addication from different addications e.g. Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs etc. is treated by Devdali (Luffa Echinata or Bristly Luffa) for smokers inhale Smoking Proversion Purified kuchla (Nux- Vomica) etc. within 6 weeks. It can be treated by specialzed Panchkarma Therapy & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Anorexia
2. Indigestion
3. Hyperacidity
4. Acute/Chronic Ameabiasis
5. Ulcerative colitis
6. Constipation
7. Nausea/Vomiting
8. Ca of Oesophagus
9. Peptic Ulcer
10. Abdominal Pain
11. Acute Pancreatits Lesion
12. Abdominal Tb.
13. Diarrhoea /Dysentary etc.

It can be treated by specialzed proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations.
Digestive Problems


Hardening or thicking of arteries be treated by specialzed proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Terminalia Arjuna
2. Digitalis Purpura etc.

Beauty Treatment

Herbal formulations meant for inner beauty with external beauty no chemicals involved. It can be treated by specialzed Meditation Spiritual Healing proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Aloevera
2. Curcuma Longa Linn etc.
Beauty Treatment

Piles (Hemorrhoids)

In general it is of two types internal Piles & external Piles. It can be treated by specialzed proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Sanssurea Lappa
2. Witheme sommifera
3. Piper Longum
4. Bauhinia Variegata etc.
Piles  Hemorrhoids

Manifestations of Thyroid gland (Hyper and Hypo)

It can be treated by specialzed Meditation Spiritual Healing proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Sanssurea Lappa
2. Witheme sommifera
3. Piper Longum
4. Bauhinia Variegata etc.
Manifestations of Thyroid gland (Hyper and Hypo)


It is a old age disease generally due to less calcium in the body. It can be treated by specialzed proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Cissus Quandrangulaus (Hatjod)
2. Asparagus Adscendens (Safed moosali)
3. Euryale ferox salisb (Makhane) etc.

Epilepsy (Apasmar)

Hippocrates who first described it as disorder of brain. Recently Lennox & Lennox described it as recurrent disturbance of Chemico-elecitrice activity of brain. It is falling sickness disease which manifests itself as impairment of conscinousness with convulsive movements. It can be treated by specialzed proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Delphinium Denudatum Wall (Jadwar Nirvishi)
2. Peonia Emodi Wall (Udsalib)
3. Nordostachys Jatamansi DC. (Jatamasi) etc.

lEucoderma (Vitiligo)

It is a cosmetic disease which is caused by less Melanin in the skin due to various reasons. It is naver contagious or infectious. It can be treated by specialzed proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Psoralia Corylifolia Linn.
2. Curcuma longa Linn.
3. Zingiber Officinale Rosc.
4. Embelia Ribes Burm. Etc.
lEucoderma (Vitiligo)

Health, Vigour, Vitality & Sex Power

Erecitle dysfunction Less sexual stamina, Oligospermia, Azoospermia etc. are covered in it. It is everybody’s desire to be young forever and sexually potent. Ayurveda covers it in Rasayana (Which increases life) & Vazikarna(Sexually Potent). It can be treated by specialzed Panchkarma (Detox) Therapy etc. proper Diet & Life Style Habits & by Herbal Formulations e.g.

1. Asparagus Racemosus.
2. Pueraria Tuberosa
3. Argyreia Speciosa
4. Mucura Latifohe
5. Salmalia Malabarica
6. Aspaeagas Adsevdens
7. Asterracantha Long tole
8. Wihame somnifere
9. Orchis Latifolia
10. Seme Carpus Ana Cardivrs etc.
Health, Vigour, Vitality & Sex Power

Harbors Two types of Preparatory Treatments:

Snehana: Eliminates toxins through massaging the skin with herbal oils. These medicated oils can treat specific disorders, such as stress, anxiety or circulation problems. Furthermore, the therapist can massage the patient’s scalp with them, thus palleating mental health problems like depression and insomnia. Snehana can also involve immersion in an oil bath, which allows the patient to absorb the properties of the herbal oils.

Swedana: Entails eliminating toxins by taking steam baths. The vapor opens the pores and together with Snehana, flushes out the toxins.
PRADHANAKARMA Vamana: It is a painless, drug-indused emesis.
Virechana: Entails a medicated purgation therapy.
Vasti: Consists in cleaning the patient’s colon with a herbal concotion.
Nasya: It is the administration of medical oils or powders through the nose.
Raktamokshan: Medicated blood-letting

Rejuvenation Therapy

It follows an the ancient ayurvedic treatment for rejuvenation: Rasayana Chikitsa. This treatment slows down the ageing process and keeps away the decline in strength and intelligence that becomes evident with old age. Its pain purpose is to strengthen the immune system, thus keepingthe body youthful and vigorous. Rasayana employs mantras during meditation, along with certain rejuvenating herbal remedies and oil massages.
Rejuvenation Therapy

Ayurvedic Treatments for Specific Diseases

This ayurvedic treatment is beneficial for diseases such as arthritis, paralplegia and hemiplegia; as well as sexual and nervous weakness, nervous disorders and other Vata dominant ailments.

Phzhicil consist in pouring slightly heated, medicated oil onto the body in continuous streams. This oil is spread and massaged by four therapistas over the patient’s body. This should go on for 45 to 90 minutes every day for a minimum of 7 days.
Ayurvedic Treatments for Specific Diseases


It reduces low back pain, lumbar spondylosis and sciatica. Further benefits of this ayurvedic treatment encompass alleviation of degenerative vertebral diseases, disc prolapse, and other illnesses.

Kativasthi sessions usually last 30 to 45 minutes. During this time, the therapist pours a warm medicated oil over the lower back of the patient; holding the liquid there with a herbal paste boundary.

Pinda Sweda (Kizhi)

This ayurvedic treatment relieves pain and oedema. It is recommended when treating arthritis, spondylosis and low back aches. Kizhi has also proven good results in healing sports injuries.

During Kizhi sessions, the therapist wraps herbal leaves or powder in small boluses and heats them with warm medicated oils. Afterwards, they apply these small balls all over the body. Kizhi sessions last 45 minutes per day and the entire treatment usually spans anywhere from 7 to 14 days.
Pinda Sweda

Shiro Vasti

In general, Shiro Vasthi is highly effective in the treatment of brain afflictions. It has proven good results with facial paralysis, migraine, speech difficulties; as well as insomnia, nervous disorders and loss of tactile sense. Furthermore, Shiro Vasthi alleviates Vata-related diseases, such as severe headaches and dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat.

Shiro Vasthi consists in pouring medicated, warm herbal oil into a cap, which is fitted on the head of the patient.The sessions last 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the patient’s condition.
Shiro Vasti

Shiro Dhara

This treatment is effective for diseases of the head and heck, as well as auto immune diseases. It mitigates insomnia, impaired memory, spondylitis, paraplegia and fatigue. Moreover, Shiro Dhara is useful for treating rheumatoid arthritis and reducing stiffness; as well as stimulating the nervous system and palleating the effects of allergic rhinitis and psoriasis.

This ayurvedic treatment acts on the forehead. The therapist pours herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated buttermilk or other liquid for 45 minutes every day.
Shiro Dhara


It is very effective in healing ear problems and it is considered more of a therapy than a treatment. It considerably mitigates the effects of tinnitus and improves the hearing quality of patients.

Patients who seek Karnapuran therapy first go through a head and neck massage. Afterwards, the therapist pours herbalized oil —or other medicated liquid— into the ears of the patient.

Hrid Vasthi

It is helpful in the treatment of various cardiac ailments —such as cardio myopathy; as well as respiratory diseases like asthma.

The therapist builds a reservoir made of black gram dough on the area over the heart. Afterwards, they pour a warm, medicated oil in the receptacleand keep it there for a space of 15-20 minutes. Hrid Vasthi strengthens the heart and contributes to relieving depression.
Hrid Vasthi

Merudanda Vasthi

It relieves the patient from acute back pain, cervical spondylosis, degenerative vertebral diseases and disc prolapse. It is also beneficial in the treatment of back muscle fatigue, neck pain and spinal disc herniation.

This ayurvedic treatment is similar to Hrid Vasthi. The therapist builds a dam on the spine region and pours medicated oil inside.Afterwards, they remove the dam and the oil, and proceed to perform an intensive massage. This activity focuses on the marma points along the spine region. The Merudanda Vasthi session can span 45 minutes to an hour and a half,during 3 to 14 days. Afterwards,patients are generally advised to engage in yoga exercises (asanas).
Merudanda Vasthi

Marma Massages

Marma is a Sanskrit word which means “hidden” or “secret”. By definition, the marma points are the junctures on the body where two or more types of dhatu (tissues) meet. Moreover, marma points are the intersections of the prana, or vital life force, hence why they are the vital points of the human body.

Marma massage therapy is an important part of Ayurveda because it helps to clean blocked energy. This happens because marma massages have to power to calm or arouse the doshas, since each marma point is connected to all three of them.
Marma Massages

Netra Tarpana

Its name comes from two Sanskrit words: Netra (“eye”) and Tarpana (“nourishment”); hence it means “nourishment of the eye”. Netra Tarpana relieves the pacient from many eye ailments, such as blurry vision, ocular cellulitis, glaucoma, conjunctivitis and squint eyes. Furthermore, it helps with the aggravation of Vata and Pitta related illnesses, as well as atrophy of the cranial nerves, inflammation of the cornea among others.

Netra Tarpana is similar to Hrid and Merudanda Vasthi. The therapist puts a black gram dough around the patient’s eyes and fills it with warm, clarified or herbalized ghee. During the 15 to 20 minutes of the session, the patience must keep their eyes in movement. The therapist takes care of keeping the ghee warm by replacing it constantly.
Netra Tarpana


Maa Yoga Ashram provides extensive and special therapies for patients with other chronic ailments. Such is the case of: obesity, heart problems, depression; blocked arteries, impotency, arthritis, psychiatric problems,among others.

Ayurvedic belief states that everyone is biochemically different and unique; hence why the dietary practices of each patient are tailored to them. What is more, Ayurveda heavily relies on good nutrition and digestion as precursos of all good health and thus, both elements are vital components of the Ayurvedic treatment, recovery and disease maangement.

Ayurvedic diet and nutrition has six primary “tastes” which form the basis for the Ayurveda practitioner’s recommendations:

Sweet: promotes strength and nourishes all dhatus
Sour: stimulates good digestion
Salty: maintains water electrolyte balance
Pungent: improve digestion and nutrient absorption
Bitter: stimulates all other tastes
Astringent: aids in nutrient absorption

Herbs and Herbal Medicine

Ayurvedic medicine anchors itself in two theories: the Tridoshas and Herbal Energies. The latter classifices herbs based on their therapeutic and biochemical properties, as well as their energies, tastes and the organs and channels affected. Each herb has therapeutic properties, according to its energy.

As a part of the Ayurvedic Treatments, the Ayurveda practitioner will base their patient’s diet and herbal remedies on the properties or energy/quality of different herbs. These are determined based on the twenty attributes, which present themselves in ten pairs of opposites: slow/sharp, oily/dry, cold/hot, slimy/rough, dense/liquid, soft/hard, static/mobile, subtle/gross, cloudy/clear and heavy/light. Herbs are further divided according to six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent. Everyone needs the six tastes in their daily diet, however, one of them usually predominates.

Finally, it is worth noting that prescribing Ayurvedic herbal remedies is a precise science. As such, it requires deep knowledge of plants and their effect on human physiology, biochemistry and psychology. Consequently, these remedies must not be taken freely, nor sould they be prescribed by anyone other than qualified practitioners.
Herbs and Herbal Medicine


Spices Used is Kichen for Orgnic Food in Maa Yoga Ashram Rishikesh
1. Curcuma longa Linn
2 Capsicum annuum Linn
3. Ferula narthex, Bois
4. Zingiber officinale roscoe.
5. Piper nigrum, Linn
6. Cuminum cymimum, Linn.
7. Trigonella fenam graecum, Linn
8. Coriandrum sativum. Linn
9. Myristica fragrans Houtt.
10 Caryophyllus aromaticus Linn
11. Carum coptlcum Benth & Hook.
12. Nigella sativa, Linn
13. Brassica juncea czern & coss.
14. Foeniculum vulgare Mills.
15. Elettaria cardomomum maton.
16. Amomum subulatum Roxb.
17. Cinnamoum tamala Nees & Eberm.
18. Crocus sativus. Linn
19. Cinnamoum tamala nees & eberm
20. Mangifera Indica, Linn
21. Brassica camestries, Linn
22. Sodie chloridum
23. Unagua sodium chloried
24. Panica granatum, Linn
25. Gracinia morella desr.
26. Temrindus Indica
27. Myristica fragrans Houtt.