In Ayurveda medicinal science, “Chikitsa” (treatment) is 2 type- 1. Shodhana or Panchakarma (purification of body), and 2. Shamana (Palliative treatment). Here you will get a brief idealization about the Shamana treatment and how you can benefit from it.
What is Shamana in Ayurveda?
Shamana treatment intends to treat the body doshas that are minimal, normalize the doshas instead of expelling them from the body like Shodhana. It approaches conditions such as,
- Less severe diseases
- Not deep-rooted
- Weak patients
- Children less than 8-years, old aged people above 70 years, pregnant women
- Acute – recent origin,
- To treat remaining doshas after purification
Shamana Chikitsa (therapy) brings down the intense doshas to the usual condition without hampering or creating an imbalance of the Tridosha. Generally, this type of treatment is especially recommended in the winter season (mid-Jan to mid-March) to people with sickness, weakness, poor digestion, obesity, having excessive water components, or having high toxic buildup in the body.
This treatment incorporates digestives, appetizers, sustained hunger and thirst, exercise, sunbathing, and fresh air breathing practice. Hence, one can achieve the benefits of Shamana treatment.
Various forms of medicines are used in this method like Churna (powders), Lehya (linctus), Tailas (oil preparations), Ghrutas (ghee preparations), Lepas (ointments), and more, known as Bahya Samshamana.