Guest diagnosed with major depressive disorder could sleep better & sustain herself without anti-depressants
Tat***, 36yrs old female patient came to us with presenting symptoms of a stressful mind, low energy levels, disturbed sleep, and occasional pain over the shoulders and lower back. She was also suffering from irregular bowel movement and had a history of hemorrhoids which was associated with bleeding. Before coming to Sitaram, she was diagnosed with depression and was under medication in the last one year. She was also concerned about rosacea, mostly on her cheeks and nose.
We started our treatments with abhyangam and naranga kizhi, which itself started helping her in reducing the heaviness in the body and relieved from pain in the shoulders and lower back. Snehapana was given as part of preparatory therapy before vamana and virechanam treatments. Followed by the purification, shirodhara and njavara kizhi treatments helped her in relaxing and calming her mind.
The guest felt mental stability and was able to sustain herself without anti-depressants. Her energy levels have showed a major improvement and she was able to relax better. The stiffness and pain in the shoulder as well as the lower back got completely resolved. This also contributed to sound sleep. The treatments also aided better bowel movements and arrested the bleeding that occurred due to hemorrhoids.
58 year old guest suffering from Asthma stopped using the inhaler
Ka***, approached us when she was completely boggled down with her many health concerns of asthma, upper and low backache, disturbed sleep and increased stress level. She also had severe hair fall and continued bloating in the stomach.
At Sitaram, after a detailed consultation and diagnosis by the doctors, she was advised to go forward for intense panchakarma treatments. Before starting these purificatory therapies, she was treated with avikizhi, abhyangam and shirodhara along with the internal medications. The approach was completely holistic. She was advised a change in her dietary plan with controlled carbohydrates, along with other necessary changes. All this was coupled with various cleansing therapies and prescribed yoga too.
The patient felt a marked difference in her state of health. She was able to stop using the inhaler completely, after starting snehapanam which was around the middle of her stay here. Her upper back stiffness and lower back pain completely got resolved and had a good night sleeps throughout the stay. Kaxxx, was very much relieved from symptoms of bloating and the intensity of her hair fall had reduced.
52-year-old guest found relief from chronic pain & stiffness with improved sleep quality
When Ms. AP****, 52 years/Female, came to us, her quality of life was affected by her chronic stress and joint pains. She had pain over her shoulders, neck, upper back, lower back and foot for many years associated with stiffness of the body. She was also suffering from low-quality sleep.
On examination and analysis, her symptoms indicated vitiated Vata dosha. At Sitaram Beach Retreat, she went through treatment for 26 days which included Panchakarma like Virechanam and Vasti along with yoga, meditation and a suggested diet. Considering her pain, stress and disturbed sleep, we gave her herbal medicines like Amruthotharam Kashayam tablet, Shaddharanam, Gokshuragulgulu, Jeevanthyadi Yamakam, Swapna Sap tablet, Balarishtam and Punarnavasavam etc.
It took about 4-5 days of treatment before we started to see a positive change in her condition. The symptoms started to relieve after 4-5 days. But after 9 days of treatment, pain in the lower back and upper back aggravated and her sleep was also disturbed. Suitable changes were made in the treatment course – we switched to a course of Kashaya Vasthi to reduce aggravated Vata dosha. Afterward, Snehapanam was started with Gulgulutiktakam Ghritham with an increase in dosage and we repeated her Virechanam after Snehapanam. These had a profound effect on her health and all her symptoms started to reduce. By the time she left Sitaram after 26 days, the pain and stiffness in her body were almost absent. Her sleep quality had also improved significantly and she was able to relax better.
Got relief from Chronic Migraine with Panchakarma
Ms. MH, 29 Years/Female, was suffering from Migraine for 12 years. She also had a history of disturbed sleep for the last 15 years. Her symptoms indicated
vitiated Vata and Kapha dosha.
She underwent treatment for 14 days at Sitaram Beach Retreat which included Panchakarma therapies like Virechanam, Snehapanam, Vamanam, Nasyam,
etc. She was also recommended herbal medicines like Pathyakshadhatryadi Kashayam tablet, Shaddharanam capsule, Dhanwantharam tablet, Indukantham Ghritam etc.
She had no considerable change in her symptoms until she did Virechanam. After the Shodhana, we started to see positive changes and her symptoms
started to relieve. By the time she left Sitaram after 14 days, she was not having any headaches. On follow-up, we came to know that her headaches had reduced considerably in intensity and frequency. Her stress had reduced and her energy level had improved considerably post-Ayurveda treatment at our retreat.
Successful treatment for Stress and Fatigue Syndrome with Panchakarma
Ms. SB***, 56 Years/Female, was suffering from extreme stress and restlessness for the past 6 months when she came to Sitaram Beach Retreat in September 2022. She also had general fatigue, bloating of the abdomen, itching over the scalp, hot flashes during the daytime, and frequent Helicobacter infection which led to diarrhea.
The guest had a history of Fatigue Syndrome in 2016. Her blood results showed borderline Vitamin D deficiency (29.46ng/ml) and a raised blood Ketone level
We diagnosed vitiated Vata and Kapha dosha from her symptoms and examination. We charted treatment for 14 days which included Panchakarma therapies like Virechanam, Nasyam and Matra Vasti along with Yoga and meditation recommendations. Considering her stress, bloating and irregular bowel movement, and to enhance her immunity, we gave her herbal medicines like Stimulint Capsule, Avipathi Choornam, Dhanwantharam tablet, Allerkhand, Saraswatharishtam, Sukumara Ghritam, Manjishtadi Kashayam tablet etc.
The response to the treatments was generally positive from the beginning. By the time she left Sitaram after 14 days, her stress had reduced and her energy
level had improved considerably. The bloating of the abdomen had also reduced. The itching over her scalp and hot flashes got remarkably better.