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Autoimmune diseases are those that are self-inflicted by our own body. Our body’s defense mechanism fails to differentiate between foreign bodies and our own body’s cells and generates antibodies to fight against our own body leading to various autoimmune diseases such as- Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, Psoriasis, Psoriatic arthritis, Vitiligo, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis etc to name a few. It affects men and women alike at any age. The major contributing factors include- Unhealthy diet and lifestyle, Genetics, Certain medications that trigger autoimmune response and increasing stress levels in today’s world. Ayurveda explains that these diseases are caused due to weak digestive fire that leads to ama( toxins) in the body to circulate in the entire body leading to vitiation of bodily tissues such as skin, blood, bones etc which causes diseases of respective tissues. The treatments in such conditions are aimed at correcting the digestive fire and eliminating vitiated doshas and help dhatus( body tissues) to bounce back to their normal functioning. Here at Sri Narayani Holistic centre our Vaidyas carefully examine one’s prakriti and vikruti and its Nidana(causes) and accordingly treatments are customized to help manage the condition effectively, in turn improving the quality of life. Following are the treatments aimed at managing such conditions.

Shodhana Chikitsa

  • icon Purificatory procedures/Detox/ Panchakarma.
  • icon Virechana- Purgation therapy- Medications given to expel vitiated doshas through Purgation.
  • icon Basti/Vasti Karma-Medicated Oil/Ghee/ Decoction is administered through Rectal route.
  • icon Nasya-Medicated drops instilled in the nostrils to clear blocked channels.
  • icon Vamana- Emesis therapy- Medications given to expel vitiated doshas through oral route.

Shamana Chikitsa

  • icon External Therapies- Choorna Pinda Sweda( Medicated powder tied in cloth to make bolus and fomentation given) Valuka Sweda( Sand tied in cloth to make bolus and fomentation given), Lepa( Medicated paste applied on affected parts/whole body), Abhyanga( Body massage), Taila Dhara(Pizhichil)- Medicated oil poured on the body / Medicated Decoction dhara, SSPS- Swastika Shali Pinda sweda( Medicated rice cooked in herbs) and fomentation given, Elakizhi( Patra pinda sweda- medicinal herbs tied in cloth and fomentation given), Kati Basti/ Greeva Basti/Prista Basti/Janu Basti( warm medicated oil allowed to stay in the Neck/ Low back/ complete spine/Knees), Jambeera Pinda Sweda( Fomentation with lemon mixed with herbs), Pichu( cotton dipped in medicated oil and applied on affected parts and allowed to stay for stipulated time), Avagaha( Immersion in medicated decoction).

Conditions treated

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sjogren’s Syndrome



Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Ulcerative colitis

Celiac Disease etc



Helps in healing GIT


Reduces inflammation


Reduces pain


Improves metabolism


Improves blood circulation


Helps cell repair


Improves functioning of salivary glands


Reduces swelling, improves flexibility


Soothes the Intestine and helps in restoring normal peristaltic movements