Vamana Therapy

Vamana therapy Nagpur, is the unique procedure of eliminating the dosha from the body through the oral route by way of inducing vomiting. Kaphadosha, the third among the three doshas is best eliminated by this procedure.

The forcible expulsion of undigested pitta and kapha through the upper root is known as vamana by definition.To begin with the client is treated with snehana and svedana procedures, and is followed by the induction of vomiting. The client is then subjected to samsarjanakrama to complete the procedure. 

The whole procedure including the preliminary procedure as well as follow-up procedure is called as Vamana karmaVamana Therapy.

INDICATIONS FOR VAMANA KARMA :

Elimination of the vitiated dosha from a route that is nearest to the diseased part is the general rule.Accordingly, if the accumulation of dosha is observed in the upper half of the body, it is best eliminated by the upper i.e. oral route.

To be more precise if the accumulation of dosha is present in the gastrium, it is best eliminated by the vamana karma.

This procedure is said to be more efficacious in clearing the accumulation of kaphadosha. Best results from vamana karma may be achieved if administered during the spring.

Following list reveals the conditions that may be treated by vamana karma.

Pinasa * Chronic rhinitis

Kushth * Various skin diseases

Navajvara * Acute fever of duration less than 7 days

Kasa * Cough

Shvasa * Vamana is effective in relieving the symptoms

Of bronchial asthma as well as other disorders

Characterized by breathlessness.

DIET SPECIFICATION FOR VAMANA THERAPY :

During the period of snehapana, abhyanga and bashpasveda, the respective diet specified for the same should be given and is detailed in the respective chapters.On the previous night and on the day of proposed vamana karma specific diet should be prescribed to the client.

On the previous night the client is asked to take foods that provoke the kaphadosha in the body which will increase the tendency of the kaphadosha to get expelled.

For this purpose the abhishyandi foods like curds, fish, sweet dishes and blank gram preparations may be advised. On the day of vamana karma in the morning the client is given liquid diet like gruel, milk or small amount of plain ghee.

Administration of medicines to induce vomiting is contraindicated in empty stomach and hence the light liquid diet is preferred. Before entering the treatment room the client may take blessings from his elders.

SYMPTOMS DEVELOPED IN THE CLIENTS

(Laingikishuddhi)

Other than the criteria mentioned above, the assessment of extent of shodhana can also be made on the basis of the symptoms that develop in the client subjected to vamana therapy.

Following lines reveals the symptoms of these effects.

SYMPTOMS OF PROPER EFFECT:

Kale pravritti * Proper elimination of the dosha.

Kramatkapha-pitta * Orderly elimination of kapha, pitta

Anilavamana and vatadosha.

Hridayalaghutva * Sensation of lightness in the chest.

Parshvalaghutva * Feeling of lightness

Murdhalaghutva * Lightness in the head

Margalaghutva * Experiencing lightness in the body Channels

Kanthashuddhi * Clarity of the throat

Kaphasamsrave cha * Arrest of excessive salivation sthite

Laghuta * Lightness of the body

Karshya * Reduction in the body

Daurbalya * Sense of weakness

Anatimahativyatha * No much discomfort

OTHER COMPLICATIONS OF VAMANA THERAPY INCLUDE:

Virechana: Development of diarrhea in a client treated with vamana karma is the result of faulty administration of the vamana karma.

When the client is very much hungry, Or the gastric fire is very strong, or the client is very weak, or his koshtha is of mridu category, or the utklesha of the kaphadosha is inadequate; in such situations administration of emetics may predispose to diarrhea.

More over in such situations the elimination of the dosha is also inadequate and therefore the vamana procedure should be once again planned in provided the medicine given is already digested.

The decision about the digestion or indigestion of the emetic drug administered is made on the basis of certain symptoms in the client. The symptoms like, normal course of the vatadosha in the koshtha, feeling of health, proper appetite and thirst, enthusiasm, pleasant feeling, feeling of lightness in the sense organs and clear eructations indicate the digestion of the emetic medicine.

Contrary to this, sense of exhaustion, burning sensation, tiredness in the extremities, giddiness, transient loss of consciousness, head ache, restlessness and debility suggest presence of undigested emetics still in the stomach.

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