As far as Ayurveda treatment is concerned, Karkidakam, the last month in the Malayalam calendar is the most important. The monsoons arrive around this time and it is considered the best time for treatments because the body is more receptive to medicines during this time. So if you have been considering getting yourself a full scale Ayurvedic treatment, this is the best time to do it.
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One of the reasons why Karkidakam is cited as the best month for treatment is that during the highly humid monsoon season, the pores of the body at open to their fullest and hence can easily absorb all the oils, poultices and concoctions applied on them.
Also, Karkidakam is when the monsoons are at their heaviest and the constant rains reduces temperature, brings with it a damp environment and the chills and also a host of waterborne diseases. The three doshas – Vata, Pitha and Kapha – are thrown off balance leaving the body susceptible to pathogens. So naturally it is wise to resort to Ayurveda to strengthen the body again infections and be prepared to ward off illnesses with preventive measures.
Treatment for lifestyle disorders such as diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol and other chronic ailments including rheumatoid arthritis, spondilosis, insomnia, and depression also prove to be more effective during this season.
Ayurveda prescribes several methods of body purification to balance the three doshas so that the body’s immunity improves. This cleansing the body of toxins is also a first step before starting treatments because a toxin free body is more receptive to medicines.
Cleansing Methods Prescribed During Treatment in Karkidakam:
4.Elimination of toxins through the nose
Physicians prescribe the desired method depending upon the individual patient.
An important dietary suggestion to be followed through this month is the ‘Karkidaka Kanji,’ a medicated rice porridge.
So visit us for a rejuvenating treatment and begin the New Year (after Karkidakam, comes Chingam, the start of a New Year according to the Malayalam calendar) as a new and dynamic you!