Therapeutic Vomiting Therapy (Vamana)
A Traditional Ayurveda Purification and Detoxification Procedure
Treatment details can be provided by appointment in Ojai or Santa Barbara, or by phone/Skype with herbal products mailed.
What is Vamana?
Vamana is one of the five therapies of Panchakarma in Ayurveda. Vamana is therapeutic vomiting which is a medicated emesis. This is an emesis treatment done through the oral route to eliminate excess mucus by means of therapeutic vomiting and is recommended for patients suffering from chronic asthma, tonsillitis, anemia, chronic indigestion, sinus problems, cough, and cold. People suffering from edema, epilepsy, skin diseases, fever, loss of appetite, and lymphatic obstruction can find this therapy beneficial.
This treatment is done for the aggravated Kapha dosha, which dislodges the toxins mainly from the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract. The Kapha toxins accumulated in the body and the respiratory tract are effectively removed by Vamana. Waste products and congestion are thus eliminated through the mouth. After vomiting, the sinus is cleared, which in turn provides relief from congestion, wheezing, and breathlessness.
Health problems commonly treated by Vamana therapy
Based on Ayurveda, Virechana can treat a number of health problems and uproot them, so that they do not occur again including:
- Upper respiratory tract infection*
- Chronic indigestion*
- Sinus problems*
- Cough and cold*
Latest studies in the field of medical science suggest that certain symptoms of asthma can be cured by this highly effective form of Panchakarma.
In addition, the therapy is often administered to treat the following:
- Loss of appetite*
The objective of Vamana therapy is to gently induce vomiting to get rid of the mucus that causes excess Kapha. The person feels better after vomiting a few times. This is followed by the internal administration of ghee treatment and a steam bath or warm shower. After performing Vamana therapy, the patient should take a rest and not consume heavy food. If Vamana is done properly, the person feels relaxed and able to breathe freely. Lightness in the chest is often experienced after undergoing the therapy. The person thinks clearly, develops a clear voice and good appetite. All the symptoms of congestion vanish away after the proper Vamana therapy. The treatment can be easily done at home with a proper understanding of the steps and the medicated drink being provided.
- Improves breathing.
- Promotes good appetite.
- The sinuses are cleared which in turn provides relief from the congestion, wheezing, and breathlessness.
- It is a highly effective treatment in Asthma
- Reduction in weight and cholesterol & triglyceride levels.
Therapy requires one private consultation (in Ojai, CA or by Skype) plus herbal products.
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