According to Ayurveda, the month of Karkidaka is among the most favorable time for treatments and therapies. Karkidaka month is monsoon season and humidity tends to be very high. This in turn disrupts the balance of tridoshas. Furthermore, it is this imbalance that is the reason for many illnesses that we suffer during the monsoons. Hence, Karkidaka Chikitsa is prescribed by many Ayurvedic physicians as preventive health care.

What is Karkidaka Chikitsa?

Different seasons tend to disrupt the tridoshas in different ways. While Summers increase toxins, monsoon tends to aggravate the built up toxins, leading to diseases. As per Ayurveda, rainy season after the hot summers subsequently leads to increase in acidity as well. The high humidity and cold weather that accompanies the rains lead to intensification of kapha dosha. This in turn causes cold, cough, asthma and different respiratory diseases. In most cases, the illnesses are digestive, respiratory and arthritis. Additionally, there could also be allergies and water borne diseases. But, the skin tends to be soft during the monsoon season, which makes it easier for the treatments to be imbibed and have the desired results.

Detoxification of the body and increasing immunity are the main objectives of Karkidaka chikitsa. Panchakarma is the most advised Karkidaka chikitsa by Ayurvedic practitioners. As the skin and tissues tend to be soft during the monsoons, external applications like Snehana and Svedhana have the desired results. The chikitsa is also accompanied by a tailored diet, massages, yoga and meditation. Among the main components of the diet includes Karkidaka Kanji. This is a medicated porridge and is a blend of medicinal herbs, grains, spices and therapeutic components. This is to ensure that the treatment is as holistic as possible, detoxifying the body and mind.

Benefits of Karkidaka Chikitsa

Boost Immunity: The higher the immunity, the healthier you are. Karkidaka chikitsa aims to increase immunity or ojhas, both of body and mind, ensuring a healthy individual.
Detoxify the Body and mind: Throughout the year, with different lifestyles and diets, we tend to build toxins, both inside our body and mind. This tends to increase negativity and imbalances. These are responsible for all the diseases that inflict us. Karkidaka Chikitsa ( Ayurvedic Monsoon Therapy) helps unblock the energy pathways by stimulating energy points. This leads to improved oxygenation and stress relief. The final effect of this is better health and life.
Weight Loss: Karkidaka chikitsa also helps in breaking down unwanted fat deposits in the body. This helps one to tone down and lose weight.

Itoozhi Ayurveda is a among the best traditional Ayurvedic Treatment centers in Kerala, with branches in Kerala and Bengaluru. With an expert team that specializes in Lifestyle diseases, Eye treatments and ENT care, Itoozhi Ayuveda provides the best holistic care for all ailments.


Bhaskar · August 22, 2022 at 5:33 am

Cost of duration of Karkidaka Chikitsa

    Itoozhi Ayurveda · August 22, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    Dear Bhaskar, thank you for contacting Itoozhi Ayurveda. We have Karkidaka Chikitsa treatments of short-duration and long duration. Based on your ease of reach, you could either directly contact our Bengaluru center at 099029 00933 or our Mayyil, Kerala center at 0460 227 4119. Thank you.

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