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Kizhi Ayurvedic Treatment

Kizhi is one of the most effective therapies in Ayurveda. It is used for the treatment of several common and chronic ailments and is basically a part of Panchakarma.  Kizhi is a complete healing therapy that purifies and rejuvenates the body, mind and soul.

In Kizhi treatment, heated herbs and medicinal oils are tied in cloth bags first, and kept on the area that is to be treated. After that, a specific gentle massage with the help of fingers, heel of the hand or palm is providde to the patient.  The bags are then placed with varying degress pf pressure on different body parts, with special focus on areas where the marma – or nerve points – are located.

Based on the diagnosis and nature of ailments, Kizhi has been divided into three types in Panchakarma that are used for the treatment of different diseases.

Based on the diagnosis and nature of ailments, Kizhi has been divided in to :

Njavara Kizhi :  In Njavara Kizhi a special rice cooked in herbal decoction with milk tied in cotton cloth and then this hot pack massage is given all over the body. This is an excellent rejuvenation therapy.

Podi Kizhi :  In Podi  Kizhi the cloth bags contains herbal powder will be dipped in hot oil and massaged over the body.

Ela Kizhi:  Elakizhi is a kind of sudation therapy using herbal leaves.  The kizhi containing herbal leaves are fried with other herbal ingredients.  The Kizhi is then immersed in warm herbalised oil and applied to the affected body parts.

  • Alleviate doshas, pain, and stiffness.
  • Helps the body get rid of wastes and toxins, thus leaving the body rejuvenated.
  • Specially useful in relieving pain, stiffness and numbness.
  • Prevent Ageing.
  • Improve the quality of skin by adding shine and lustre.
  • Reduce body weight.


Medicinal Indications:

Kizhi Ayurvedic Treatment helps with a wide range of medical conditions including :

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spondylosis
  • Muscular cramps
  • Obesity
  • Swelling
  • Diabetes
  • Low Back pain

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