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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), auscultation (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 in Rishikesh - Arogyadham Ayurveda Treatment Center

  • 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

Ayurveda Treatment for Weight Loss (obesity)

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, exercise, and with 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 Diabetes Mellitus

A chronic disorder fo carbohydrate metabolism characterized by hyperglycemia, glycosuria and resulting from inadequate production or utilization of insulin. It can be fully controlled or treated with proper diet, exercise, meditation, and with herbal formulations, e.g.:

Ayurveda Treatment for Diabetes Mellitus
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Infertility (Male & Female)
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Blood Pressure
  • Migraine
  • Joint Pains
  • Panchakarma
  • Alcohol & Drug De-Addiction
  • Asthma (COPD)
  • Allergy
  • Psoriasis
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Heart Problems

Note: Hyperglycemia, also known as high blood sugar, is a condition in which an excessive amount of glucose circulates in the blood plasma. It affects patients with diabetes. When hyperglycemia is present, it is necessary for the patient to continue prescribed allopathic medications in order to avoid ketones (byproducts of the body breaking down fat for energy) in the body. An over accumulation of ketones in the body may lead to coma or even death.

Ayurveda Treatment for (Joint Pains)

Ayurvedic treatments for joint pain conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout osteoarthritis, etc., and lumbar pain (back pain, sciatica) include healthy dietary and lifestyle habits, exercise and herbal formulations such as:
1. Vitex Negundo
2. Cyperus Rotundus
3. Nyctanthes Arbor-Tristis
4. Smilax China
5. Delphinium Denupatum
6. Withenia Sommifera

Ayurveda Treatment for Joint Pains

Ayurveda Treatment for Migraine

The essential feature of a migraine is a paroxysmal headache. This may be confined to one or the other side of the head. Symptoms may last for 15-30 minutes on average in a 12-24 hour period of time, and may, at times, be shorter.

Migraines are typically accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Migraines can be fully controlled or treated with a proper diet and lifestyle habits and using herbal formulations such as:

Ayurveda Treatment for Migraine
  • 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 CRF (Chronic Renal Failure)

Kidneys have excretory and regulatory functions. It is divided mainly into three:

1.) excretion of end products of metabolism;
2.) Maintenance of tissue fluids;
3.) Secretion of Hormones.

Main Structural unit of kidney is nephron. It does filtration, reabsorption and secretion. When reabsorption is decreased it is called Chronic Renal Failure (CRF). It can be treated with proper dietary and lifestyle habits, and with herbal formulations, e.g.:

1.) Boerhavia Diffusa
2.) Cichorium Intybus
3.) Yavshar
4.) Mulishar
5.) Panchtranmulkvath

Ayurveda Treatment for CRF (Chronic Renal Failure)

Ayurveda Treatment for Paralysis

It is caused due to Cerebral Vascular Attack (CVA). The main cause of CVA is haemorrhage, thrombosis, embolism. Haemorrhage is caused by hypertension; thrombosis is caused by injury; and embolism caused by heart disease, cerebral ischemia, or myocardial infarction. It includes hemiplegia, paraplegia, monoplegia, facial paralysis. It can be treated using specialized therapies, proper dietary and lifestyle habits, and with herbal formulations, e.g.:

1. Mucuma Prurita
2. Ricinus Communes
3. Sida Cardifolia

Ayurveda Treatment for Paralysis

Hair Problems

Modern Era hair problems, like hair loss, alopecia, folliculitis and dandruff may be caused by many factors including stress and/or strain, LLP-based (light liquid paraffin) hair oils, malnutrition and use of chemical dyes. Hair problems can be treated using specialized hair oil (Kesh Rakshak Hair Oil), proper diet and lifestyle habits and using herbal formulations such as:

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 obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia depression, anxiety syndrome, insomnia and many more. It is caused due to wrong-thinking and negative attitude. It can be treated using specialized meditation, spiritual healing, proper dietary and lifestyle habits and with herbal formulations, e.g.:

1 Convlvulus Pruricaults
2 Centella Asatica
3 Withenia Somnefera

Mental Disorders/ Diseases

High Cholesterol

It is a lifestyle 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 specialized Meditation Spiritual Healing proper Diet and Life Style Habits and 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 reliant, healthy life for 100 years. In Nature when something grows we 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 specialized Spiritual Healing proper Diet, Detox Therapy and Life Style Habits and 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)


Psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches. It is a chronic, non–contagious disorder, the real cause of which is unknown to Western scientists. However, predisposing factors are known. Psoriasis can be treated using specialized detox therapies, proper diet and lifestyle habits, and herbal formulations such as:

1. Hemidesmus Indicus
2. Acacia Catechu
3. Smilay China
4. Cassia Tora


Cirrhosis of Liver

Cirrhosis is a serious chronic diffused liver disease characterized by a significant loss of liver cells, fibrosis and nodular formation. The average weight of a healthy human liver is approximately, 1200 grams. The liver has over 700 known activities documented in medical literature, including detoxifying body. The liver's main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. It also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. It produces bile pigments, bile salts, and cholesterol.

Cirrhosis of Liver

When we eat fatty diets eat a lot of processed, refined sugar, and drink alcohol, our liver cells are affected and damaged over time. The liver is also adversely affected by viral hepatitis and amoebic infection of the intestines.

When the body suffers chronic alcohol, sugar, or fatty diet-abuse over several years, the liver starts shrinking, a condition known as cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis of the liver can be treated using specialized detox therapies, proper diet and lifestyle habits, and herbal formulations such as:

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.

Ayurveda Treatment for Cancer (Malignancy)

Although the real cause of cancer is unknown to modern science, predisposing factors are known. What is known is that cancers are caused by chronic irritation and an inadequate supply of oxygen to the cells. The branch of western medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, oncology, manages this disease state using surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and other drugs. For patients undergoing cancer treatment, oncologists recommend adding flaxseed oil and cheese to their daily diet. Clinical studies have shown this combination to be effective in decreasing cell growth in tissues, as well as reducing tumor growth and spread in cancer patients.

Ayurveda Treatment for Cancer (Malignancy)

In Ayurveda cancer is treated using specialized herbal extracts, adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle habits and with herbal formulations, such as:

1. Lochen Rosea
2. Ocimum Sanctum or Holy Basil
3. Calotropis Procera
4. Achy Ranthes Aspera
5. Bauhinia Variegata

Ayurveda Treatment for Hypertension

Essential hypertension (also called primary hypertension or idiopathic hypertension) is the form of hypertension that by definition has no identifiable cause. Essential (primary) hypertension is diagnosed in the absence of an identifiable secondary cause. Approximately 90-95% of adults with hypertension have primary hypertension, whereas secondary hypertension accounts for around 5-10% of the cases. Risk factors for hypertension include stress, excessive salt intake, smoking and hyperlipidemia.

Ayurveda Treatment for Hypertension

Hypertension can be treated using specialized meditation, spiritual healing, proper diet and lifestyle habits, and herbal formulations such as:

1. Rauwolfia Serpentina
2. Terminalia Arjuna
3. Withenia Somnifera

Ayurveda Treatment for Infertility

Causes of infertility in male and female are azoospermia, oligodpermia (low sperm concentration in the ejaculate), blocked fallopian tubes, anovulation (ovaries do not release an oocyte during a menstrual cycle), salpingitis, menstrual disorders, ectopic pregnancy, unexplained infertility, spontaneous abortion, missed period, dyspareunia (difficult or painful sexual intercourse), impotency and frigidity, hormone imbalance, uterine fibroids, etc. We provide treatment plans for these conditions using specialized herbs, Panchkarma, etc.


Infertility Problems (Male & Female) At Arogyadham treatment centre thousands of patients have conceived and 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 a 90-day course of treatment to attain normal sperm 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 strengthening the immune system and restoring balance and well-being. This Ayurvedic treatment consists of three stages:
Purvakarma: 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: A highly individualized treatment, based on the needs of the patient, depending on their Ayurvedic constitutional type, doshic imbalances, age, among others factors. 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

The average weight of the prostrate gland in a healthy human male is approximately 20gm. Due to various reasons, specifically in old age, its weight increases. Prostate glands between 20 - 40gm can be cured fully using herbal formulations. such as:

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

Enlarged Prostate

Back Ache Back Pain (Lumber Pain)

Lumbar pain is growing more and more common, because of lifestyle habits, wrong dietary habits, habitually keeping late hours, and habitually retaining faecal matter, especially not having a bowel movement first thing in the morning.

Lumbar pain can be treated using specialized proper dietary and lifestyle habits, and herbal formulations, such as:

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

Back Ache Back Pain

De – Addiction

De-addiction from different addictions 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 specialized Panchkarma Therapy and Life Style Habits and by Herbal Formulations e.g.


Digestive Problems

De-Addiction from different addictions (e.g., smoking, alcohol, drugs, etc.) is treated using Devdali (Luffa echinata or Bristly Luffa). For smokers inhale Smoking Proversion Purified kuchla (Nux-Vomica) within six weeks.

Additions can be treated using specialized Panchakarma Therapy, living in accordance with effective lifestyle habits, and herbal formulations.

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.
Digestive disorders can be treated using specialized proper diet and lifestyle habits, and herbal formulations.
Digestive Problems

Digestive Problems


Atherosclerosis, hardening or thickening of the arteries can be treated using specialized proper diet and lifestyle habits, and herbal formulations such as.

1. Terminalia Arjuna
2. Digitalis Purpura etc.


Beauty Treatment

Arogyadham Treatment Center’s specially formulated herbal therapies are meant to enhance one's inner beauty, with external beauty achieved as a bonus, without the use of unhealthy, toxic ingredients or chemicals.

Beauty treatments include specialized meditation, spiritual healing, instruction in proper diet and healthy, effective lifestyle habits, and herbal formulations such as:
1. Aloevera
2. Curcuma Longa Linn etc.

Beauty Treatment

Piles (Hemorrhoids)

In general there are two types of hemorrhoids: internal piles and external piles; and can be treated using a specialized, proper diet, modifying certain lifestyle habits, and by using herbal formulations, such as:

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

Piles  Hemorrhoids

Manifestations of Thyroid gland (Hyper and Hypo)

Hyper- and hypothyroidism can be treated using specialized meditation, spiritual healing, proper diet and lifestyle habits, and herbal formulations such as:

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

Manifestations of Thyroid gland (Hyper and Hypo)


Osteoporosis is a disease of old age characterized by a weakening in bone strength due to less calcium in the bones.

Osteoporosis can be treated using specialized proper diet and lifestyle habits, light weight-bearing exercise, and herbal formulations such as.

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


Epilepsy (Apasmar)

Hippocrates first described epilepsy as a disorder of the brain. Recently, Lennox & Gastaut described it as a recurrent disturbance of chemico-electrical activity of brain. It is falling sickness disease which manifests itself as impairment of consciousness with convulsive movements.

Epilepsy can be treated using specialized proper diet and lifestyle habits, and herbal formulations such as:

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


Leucoderma (Vitiligo)

Leucoderma is a cosmetic disease which is caused by less melanin in the skin due to various reasons. It is never contagious or infectious.

Leucoderma can be treated using specialized proper diet and lifestyle habits, using herbal formulations such as:

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

lEucoderma (Vitiligo)

Health, Vigour, Vitality & Sex Power

Erectile dysfunction, diminished sexual stamina, oligospermia, Azoospermia etc. are all covered in the topic of healthy, vigour, vitality and sexual power. It is everybody’s desire to be young forever and sexually potent. Ayurveda covers it in Rasayana (a practice which increases life) and Vazikarna (sexually potency).

Sexual vigour and vitality can be enhanced using specialized Panchakarma (detox) therapy, proper diet and lifestyle habits, and herbal formulations such as:

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.

lEucoderma (Vitiligo)

Purva Karma (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. The therapist massages the patient’s scalp with them, thus palliating 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.


Vamana: A painless, drug-induced emesis.

Virechana: Entails a medicated purgation therapy.

Vasti: Consists of cleaning the patient’s colon with an herbal concoction.

Nasya: It is the administration of medical oils or powders through the nose.

Raktamokshan: Medicated blood-letting.


Rejuvenation Therapy

It follows an ancient Ayurvedic treatment for rejuvenation: Rasayana Chikitsa. This treatment slows down the aging process and keeps away the decline in strength and intelligence that becomes evident with old age. Its main purpose is to strengthen the immune system, thus keeping the 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, paraplegia and hemiplegia; as well as sexual and nervous weakness, nervous disorders and other Vata-dominant ailments.

Pizhichil consists of pouring slightly heated, medicated oil onto the body in continuous streams. This oil is spread and massaged by four therapists 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 an herbal paste boundary, typically made of dough.


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 effective 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 also been proven effective in the treatment of 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 of pouring medicated, warmed herbal oil into a cap, which is fitted onto 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 palliating 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 herbal-infused 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 cardiomyopathy; 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 receptacle and 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 they are 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 the 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 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 and 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 herbal- infused 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 specialized therapies for patients with other chronic ailments. Such as in 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 the dietary practices of each patient are tailored to them. What is more, Ayurveda heavily relies on good nutrition and digestion as precursors of good health and thus, both elements are vital components of Ayurvedic treatment, recovery and disease management.

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 classifies 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 part of the Ayurvedic treatments, the Ayurveda practitioner bases 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 should they be prescribed by anyone other than qualified practitioners.


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.