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have yet another Ayurvedic Clinic that will help
soothe their nerves and solve their health related
problems. Vd. Neelima Desai, who has a
BAMS degree from the Tarachand Hospital, has recently
set up the Prakruti Clinic.
According to Neelima, the rise in the number of
people seeking medical help is largely on account
of wrong diet, irregular food habits, lack of
exercise and increase in stress. Ayurveda, she
enlightens, is a very ancient science and has
proven time and again that it can alleviate most
of the problems of the patients. Due to the side
effects of allopathic medicine, many people are,
in her opinion, opting for alternative medicine.
As far as alternative medicine goes, Neelima has
an advantage as her husband is an Acupuncturist
.The two fields, she says, go hand in hand, and
the couple often recommend both cures if they
are convinced it will benefit the patient.
The treatment offered at the clinic has the ability
to treat mind, body and soul simultaneously. According
to Ayurveda, the body constitution is divided
into three doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kaphi
which conduct the bodily functions.
The clinic provides the following Panchkarma
- The procedure of eliminating doshas from
the mouth. It is useful in treating chronic cough
and cold, asthma, skin diseases, epilepsy, obesity,
Virechan - In this process the vitiated
doshas are eliminated through the bowels. It is
effective in treating fever, headache, oedema
and heart diseases.
Nasya - Here the medicines are administered
through the nose. It is particularly effective
in treating diseases related to the head and regions
above the head and neck like headache, sinus,
insomnia and stammering.
Raktamoshan - This procedure involves bloodletting
and it has been found extremely effective in the
treatment of skin diseases, spleen disorders,
Basti - Medicated enemas are given in this
procedure, which has been found effective in treating
constipation, joint pains and backache.
Apart from the Panchkarma, the clinic offers the
following allied therapies:
Netra Basti - is a local treatment for
the eye, which involves retention of medicated
oil in the eye region. The treatment can help
correct refractive errors in one's eyes.
Hrid Basti - is the retaining of medicated
oil in the heart region and it helps in treatment
of all heart diseases and it also strengthens
the cardiac muscle and improves blood circulation.
- here lukewarm oil is poured in a continuous
drip for a specified period on the forehead.
Snehan and Swedhan - Snehan is effective
in treatment of vata related diseases, Swedhan
alleviates stiffness in any part of the body.
Vd. Neelima Desai, C/o Dr Desai ENT Hospital,
Neeta Park Society, Airport Road,
Pune 411 006; Phone: 6683730
By Rahul Surkund