Panchakarma and Ayurvedic Medicines to Get Quality Sleep and Relax Your Mind
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Panchakarma and Ayurvedic Medicines to Get Quality Sleep and Relax Your Mind

Sleep is a basic instinct of life and essential to all living beings for balanced health. It re-energizes our mind and body. Lack of sleep can lead to mental exertion or other diseases. Ayurveda describes some guidelines for healthy living and defines sleep as one of the three pillars (Nidra, Ahara & Brahmacharya) of good health. Sleep difficulty is caused by increased Vata or Pitta due to anxiety, stress, unhealthy dietary habits, and lifestyle. Ayurveda suggests the subsequent remedies and habits be inculcated in life to obtain peaceful sleep.

Quality Sleep and Relaxation

Lack of quality sleep increases the risk of many diseases and disorders. Panchakarma and other associated therapies are suggested to detoxify the body to remove the physical and mental toxins that can get you good sleep and relaxation.

Shirodhara (Oil dripping on the forehead) is an excellent treatment to improve sleep quality by lessening anxiety and reducing stress as it deeply relaxes the nervous system. In this therapy, a stream of medicated oils is poured onto the center of the forehead for a specific time, following a massage on the scalp gently.

Shiroabhyanga (Head massage) is a therapeutic massaging of the head that helps to calm the nervous system and aids sound sleep. Shiroabhyanga helps to prevent. During this procedure, medicated oils are used, which would be absorbed by your scalp and hair roots and soothes your mind.

Padhabhyanga (Foot massage) is a procedure of massaging your feet by applying a generous amount of herbal oils to release toxins. In this, frequent stroking and rubbing with moderate pressure are applied to the energy points on the feet to stimulate the flow of energy.

Padabhyanga stimulates marma points thereby balancing the mind and body and helping you to relax and get good sleep.

Abhyanga (Body massage) is an oil massage to the body that incredibly relaxes the nervous system and gives a sense of wellbeing. In this therapy, the whole body is massaged with medicated oils to help improve blood circulation. This balances the whole body and brings relaxation to the body and mind and gets you a good sleep.

Yoga and meditation may help resolve your sleep problems in several ways as they often shoot from stress and worry. Meditation increases your relaxation response and improves control of the nervous system, thus allowing quality sleep. Ayurveda recommends relaxing treatments such as yoga and meditation to support good sleep.

Brahmi, Shankhpushpi, Vacha, Sarpagandha , Ashwagandha, and Jatamansi are some of the natural herbs to help you with sleep disorders.

The Panchakarma detox procedures supporting and complementing each other are:


Virechana Karma is known to be an effective treatment for diseases emerging from the vitiation of Pitta Dosha. It is a controlled process that gathers all the toxins of the body, concentrates them in the small intestine, and removes them.


Vamana Karma is a purification method in one of the five procedures of Panchakarma. Kapha Dosha is thrown out of the body during this treatment, and the patient experiences complete lightness and relaxation.


Nasya procedures play an important role in treating sleep disorders as it helps in managing the level of stress among patients. Nasya therapy is known to be very effective in inducing good quality sleep.


Vasti procedure is counted as being the most effective Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatment and helps in easing constipation, acidity, etc. Vasti is a nourishing wash of the colon and helps in the relaxation of our body in correcting sleep disorders.


Moksha purifies our bodies by removing unhealthy blood and rejuvenating us.

Sleep & Health Benefits

Energy Restoration – While sleep the body repairs different cells, restores energy, and releases various hormones. Rest is a part of life that improves your productivity.

Repairs the body – Your body gets repaired from the daily wear and tear when you take a rest. The prime time for the body to get its hormones back to a healthy level is sleeping time. Rest lowers stress and enhances all health.

Improves mental focus – Due to the busy life schedules, sometimes your brain gets exhausted and leaves you emotionally drained. Wellness is referred to the balanced state of the body and the mind. You need to let your mind rest as part of a self-healing process to improve your ability to focus.

Balances Mood – Sleep and rest refresh you and help you to discover a positive attitude towards the challenges you face in daily life. As you feel recharged, you may start seeing obstacles as opportunities.

Enhances the Creativity – Excess stress and anxiety often discourage you from being creative and active. Rest will allow you to regenerate as an individual and as a team. Ayurveda focuses on preventative care than disease management. This ancient system of medicine is practiced across the globe and has different regional elements to it. Of all the places, Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatment in Kerala stands best for healing unto the fullness of life and wellbeing. Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapy in Kerala is still retaining the original and whole essence of Ayurveda, intact for generations. Au Revoir, Ayurveda Treatment Centre Palakkad offers you a wide range of treatments to help you restore your natural state of health. Explore this serene resort devoted to wellness to experience the endurance of life.


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